Ski Chalet with Mountain Train
Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
An authentic Swiss Chalet with modern conveniences offering great value for money in the Portes du Soleil ski area. The chalet has quick and easy access to Geneva airport and to the Champéry ski lift system by car and via a scenic mountain train.
The chalet is 1km from the centre of the Swiss village of Val-d'Illiez in the Portes du Soleil, and 500 metres from the Thermal Spa "Thermes Parc". The stop on demand train is 20 metres from our doorstep and takes visitors directly to the bottom of the ski lift and to the amenities in Champéry in 14 minutes.
In winter guests can put on their ski or snowboard boots in the heated ski room and be taken directly to the bottom of the Champéry telecabin. The price of the train journey between the chalet and Champéry is included for free in the ski lift pass. Alternatively by car it's a 5km / 6 min drive. Parking is available both at the chalet and at the bottom of the lift in Champéry.
In summer guests can buy the Portes du Soleil Multipass currently available to our guests at 1.50 CHF per person day (~1GBP, free for under 5's). This is a discount vs. the normal price of 9chf per person per day. The Multipass gives free and unlimited access to the train to Champéry, Portes du Soleil chair lift system for hiking, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, ice rink, tennis courts and other leisure facilities.
The chalet has a cosy wood burning stove in addition to modern central heating and is decorated in an authentic chalet style.
We have a small south facing garden, and provide a charcoal Barbeque and covered terrace for shaded outdoor dining. The Valais region has an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year.
We are ideally placed for mountain and road biking. There are extensive walking routes in the area.
The Chalet's features:
3 large bedrooms (2 x double bed + 1 x 2 singles)
Living /dining room
Modern and fully equipped kitchen - renewed 5 years ago and includes dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, wood burning stove and equipment to make Fondue & Raclette to complete the chalet experience.
1 modern bathroom with bath and shower
Heated ski / bicycle room
Garden and covered terrasse.
The internal living area is 95m2 (1020 sqft)
Swiss terrestrial TV (4 channels) & UK satellite TV (Freeview >100 channels). Sky TV will work if you bring your own decoder box.
Music system with iPod dock.
The chalet has 2 double sofa beds in addition to the 2 double beds and 2 single beds. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use these so as we can arrange bedding.
The main restaurants and supermarkets are in Champéry and are easily accessible via the train. The supermarket is right next to the train stop. A smaller supermarket, bakery and a handful of bars and restaurants are in Val-d"Illiez village centre 1km away and 20 minutes walk.
The Thermal Spa is "Themes Parc" is 500m from the chalet and has a bar, restaurant and snack bar open to the public. .
The AOMC (Aigle - Ollon - Monthey - Champéry) mountain train runs once per hour in each direction all year round. It provides a connection to the mainline train station in Aigle and onwards to Geneva airport. The train does not run during the night - please ask if you would like more details on the timetable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 120 km, Nearest railway: Fayot Mountain Railway Stop 20 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Swiss Alps region
The area is a beautiful part of French speaking Switzerland very popular with the Swiss as a family resort and away from the mass tour operators. Ideal for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding & snow shoeing.
In summer relax in the alpine scenery and breathe the pure mountain air. There are numerous walking & hiking trails. The area is suited for road biking and is a mecca for mountain biking.
The chalet is a base to explore Lake Geneva, Swiss and French Alps including Montreux, Villars, Gstaad, Zermatt, Chamonix, Zermatt and northern Italy by car or rail.
Swiss Portes du Soleil
In winter, click on your ski boots at the chalet and get direct access to the extensive Portes du Soleil ski region on the Swiss - French border. Portes du Soleil is the largest cross border ski area in the world with 195 ski lifts & 650km of pistes. You can ski new slopes every day. The area has a great snow record due to its proximity to Lake Geneva.
The Champéry télécabine gives direct access to Les Crosets and the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil - which tends to be less crowded even in peak Season. For advanced levels the infamous Swiss Wall and one of the best jump parks in Europe in Les Crosets are both at your fingertips.
Taking one additional chairlift means you are across the border in the Avoriaz (France) area within 30minutes of getting on the lift in Champéry.
For powder addicts there are almost endless off-piste skiing possibilities, with tree-line skiing available providing visibility when other resorts may have a "white out".
In summer Portes du Soleil offers visitors the possibility to buy a “Multipass” for CHF1.50/day (~1GBP, free for under 5's). This gives unlimited access to the chairlifts and provides extensive possibilities for hiking. It also provides unlimited access to leisure facilities in the resorts including swimming pools, tennis courts, ice rinks and more.
The area is a mecca for mountain biking. Champéry hosted the 2011 World Mountain Bike championship. It's possible to freewheel from the top of the mountain right to our door. Bikes can be safely & easily stored in our ski & bike room.
Portes du Soleil in Figures:
286 slopes: 27 black, 104 red, 122 blue, 33 green
195 mountain lifts
650 km of groomed slopes
90 slopeside restaurants
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14 Jan 2014
"comfortable chalet, excellent location, great value for money"
We stayed for a week in the ski season. The chalet is perfectly located with easy door-to-door access to the ski lifts and all local facilities by train. It is well equipped with plenty of space and we were very comfortable (2 adults and 3 children). It's also ideally situated for the thermal baths.
23 Sep 2013
"A fantastic chalet to enjoy the swiss alps in summer or winter"
I've stayed here twice, once for a mountain bike trip in the summer and once for a snowboard holiday in the winter. Both visits were fantastic, it's a really traditional looking chalet and … More
13 Sep 2013
"A lovely stay with plenty of activities nearby"
We had a great holiday in this nice wooden Swiss chalet, the kids and us really enjoyed and felt like home! It is well equipped and very comfy. We travelled with our own car but hardly needed it becau… More
20 Aug 2013
"great location and lovely cosy chalet with all amenities for a comfortable stay"
Ably assisted by fantastic weather, we spent just 4 nights in this chalet which was easy to find due to being located on the same road as the Thermes Parc (there are are large flags at the start of the road, just off the main road to Val D'Illiez and Champery). Plenty of parking space, but we didn't use the car after the first day as the train stop is so close which took us into Champery and we then used the Portes Du Soleil Multipass to take numerous telepheriques and telesieges up into the mountains and do some hiking. Plenty of room for 6 people in the chalet and the kitchen was well-equipped for us to do all our own cooking in the mornings and evenings. Maps, books and games also provided for our use while there which were much appreciated. British TV available too, plus Wi-Fi.
12 Aug 2013
"Attractive chalet in beautiful mountain valley"
Attractive, simply furnished chalet in the beautiful Champery valley (the owners photos give a fair impression). For parents with two older teenaged children, this is a wonderful base to explore the area. Eating on the terrace in all weathers was a joy, with beautiful views - the peaks of the Dents de Midi, etc.(although trees do impede it in some directions). Being adjacent to the station (but not overlooked) allowed us to use the railway to connect with cable car, chairlifts, swimming pools, skating rink, buses, etc and all for the price of the magnificent "multipass" (CHF 1.5/day). The tourist provision in this area is first class- a Swiss triumph. Thanks, Gavin, your chalet was a delightful base for a wonderful holiday.
6 Aug 2013
"Lovely, authentic, good value Swiss chalet rental in a beautiful location."
I rented this property in winter with my partner and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the chalet. It was warm and cosy and very comfortable, not to mention excellent value for money. The place is equipped with all mod-cons (dishwasher, coffee-machine, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer etc) and cooking utensils. The house is nicely furnished and decorated with a modern kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom has a bath and a powerful shower over the bath. The chalet is 30 seconds walk from the train stop which took us directly to the ski cable car lift in Champery. It is a short scenic train journey and it goes every hour (free with lift pass). Champery also has a supermarket and some bars and restaurants. There is plenty of storage in the chalet's basement room to store and dry ski gear. We returned again in the summer time to do some hiking and biking in the Alps. The chalet would be a great place for families. It's handy to have a car (there's parking right next to the chalet) to get to shops, restaurants etc, but not essential as the train service is very reliable. You can also get to/from Geneva airport with one change at Aigle from the chalet's train stop. We loved staying at Chalet Fayeze and will definitely be back again.
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