Chalet Beau Mont
Ski Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Relax and Enjoy our pretty mountain Chalet. Enjoy yourselves and relax in our 2008 built, "Valaisian" styled chalet. Chalet Beau Mont can sleep up to eight, but we would prefer to stick to a maximum of six (discounts available for six of less). It is an immaculate, new Chalet finshed with quality fittings, so we want it to stay nice :-).
The Chalet is upside down. Meaning that the Living Room and kitchen, entrance hall and shower room are on the hall floor. Designed this way to maximise the sunshine and the views. The Living Room opens onto a large balcony and terrace.
The bedrooms and the master bathroom are on the lower levels. Two of the bedrooms lead out onto a large balcony.
Overlooking the living room, there is a mezzanine, which is also arranged as the fourth bedroom (or snug), here there are two further single beds, which makes up the 8. This is a great, ideal for children. It can also be used as an extra living area. A VERY COSY AREA.
There is a cast iron stove for those wanting a safe log fire. Logs can be purchased in the Village, where possible we will leave logs at the Chalet, but we would be gratefull if you replaced those that you use. The chalet has modern under floor heating, which is assisted by a heat pump, so it is environmentally friendly!
The kitchen area is fully equipped with an oven, ceramic halogen hob, fridge-freezer, coffee maker and a dishwasher.
The garage, which is next to the front door, is a good place to store your skis, boots and any other equipment. This can be used to store luggage on handover days for those wanting to ski or fly on Saturdays.
Also note that the parking is right next to the front door. We mention this because we have rented Chalets in the past, which have involved a momumental slog with the luggage/shopping etc. Not a problem here.
Saturday is our change over day. We expect the chalet to be vacated by 10am on Saturday. The apartment will be ready for new arrivals at 4pm.
We are non-smokers, so we are afraid to say that smoking is not allowed inside the Chalet. Smokers need not be deterred as It is OK to smoke outside on the balcony or under one of the many covered terraces. If you do smoke, we would respectfully ask you to pick up any cigarette butts, which you may drop :-)
Pets may be permitted, subject to approval. Please contact us with further information about you pet.
Chalet Beau Mont is located just above the Village centre, in the most peaceful and picturesque part of town. You will enjoy some of the best views and scenery ever!. You will be close enough to enjoy all that the Village provides but you will be far enough away to enjoy total serenity.
Access to the spectacular skiing in Zinal is via the Zinal cable car, a short drive down into the Village.
Prices advertised are for up to six people. For 6-8 people, as £100pw.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sion 35 km, Nearest railway: Sierre 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Swiss Alps region
SKI, SNOWBOARD, MOUNTAIN BIKING, PARAGLIDING, MOUNTAINEERING, WALKING OR JUST LAZING AROUND ENJOYING SOME FRESH AIR:
The valley of "Val d’anniviers" comprises of five separate but connected resorts covered by the same lift pass and all are accessible by bus: Zinal, Grimentz, St Luc, Chandolin and Vercorin. Providing a variety of skiing and snowboarding conditions and doubling the pisted runs to 225 kms. St Luc and Chandolin are more south-west facing so are a sunnier alternative in December and January. Chandolin enjoys some great fun, tobogganing runs.
They say : "Val d’annniviers: In summer as in winter, a family holiday in paradise"' Authenticity, leisure, nature and sun: The Val d’Anniviers expect to give you the most wonderful holiday in the heart of Valais. A great variety of things to do in the in the mountains.
This is an excellent place to learn to ski or snowboard, with gentle, quiet slopes adjacent to the top of the cable car and the restaurant. There are easy drag lifts, a ski school (Ecole Suisse de Ski) and being at 2400m, the snow reliable. There is a ski school and kindergarten for young children too.
There are plenty of pistes for a wide range of intermediate skiers and boarders. Swoopy, quiet blues and reds and some not too challenging blacks. The quiet pistes and reliable snow make this the perfect place to refine that technique and it's a good place to start exploring off piste skiing.
Zinal and Grimentz have large amounts of off-piste skiing adjacent to the pistes, including a designated free ride area. Because the place is so quiet, it doesn't get tracked out within a couple of hours as it does in other resorts. Further from the pistes there is limitless off-piste and ski touring potential, for those prepared to venture there. For example you can ski from Zinal to Vercorin and back in an all day guided 30k off-piste adventure. There is also an avalanche training centre for those wanting to increase their knowledge.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
There are 19 km of tracks in Zinal, including 1.5km illuminated until 21.00. And there are another 29 km of tracks at Grimentz.
The lift pass is very good value costing 245sfr for 6 days, which covers all 5 resorts and the bus between them. For children the cost is 209sfr for 6 days, enfants 147sfr, (2011-2012). No need to bring a passport photo as they will take a digital photo when you purchase your lift pass. Bring your Swatch snowpass watch, if you have one.
Should you want to explore further afield. Both Crans Montana and Verbier are less than an hour away and Zermat is also very assessable by car.
Escape to undiscovered Zinal, the perfect location for a high mountain sports holiday:
* Mountain Biking, Mountaineering or Walking.
Zinal is a charming mountain Village in a breathtakingly beautiful spot. Far from the bustling crowds, nestled high in the the southern Valais mountains in the French-speaking region of Switzerland. Zinal sits at the foot and at the gateway to the “Imperial Crown”. These are four permanently snow covered 4000m peaks with the Matterhorn sitting just behind them, all on your doorstep.
Zinal offers everything you could want from an alpine resort, without the crowds, expensive shops and restaurants of larger resorts such as neighbouring Zermatt, Crans Montana & Verbier.
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8 Apr 2012
"Peaceful, snowy retreat"
We loved the chalet and all it offered. The views were stunning.
If walking to the shops in the village, downhill is fine, but somewhat of a trek getting back in the snow. Four wheel drive or snow chains essential in winter.
All in all we had a great time.
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