Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • No pets allowed

Spacious 3 bedroom chalet apartment in St Jean D'Aulps. Chalet L'Escalade is located on the main road into the hamlet of Bas Thex, directly adjacent Saint-Jean-d'Aulps. People who stay here access to the 650 kms available in the Portes Du Soleil. Skiing at either the Grande Terche lift directly across the valley from Bas Thex, or one of the many ski lifts of nearby Morzine. The Grande Terche/Roc d'Enfer ski area has a selection of mid-skill level runs, and is not to be missed, especially as it's so close. Morzine is a thriving ski-hub enjoying more and more popularity each season. Morzine's closest lift is the Ardent Telecabine, and this is approximately a 15 minute drive. With quick access via Telecabin from Morzine to Avoriaz, you can access the Portes-du-Soleil with it's 650km of piste and great off-piste. You can also easily access the Nyon and Le Pleney ski lifts leading over to the Les Gets resort area.

The main area of the apartment is warmed by a charming log fire, and firewood is provided. The dining area is immediately adjacent, and there is a bathroom and separate WC on this level, as well as bedroom 3. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms, a twin and a spacious double with king-sized bed. Both the bedrooms upstairs have their own television.

Provided for entertainment in the evening, there are three televisions, including a very big flatscreen on the wall in the twin upstairs bedroom. There is also a selection of board games, and a DVD player with a selection of family-friendly movies. BROADBAND AVAILABLE

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near Haute-Savoie, France


Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

Portes du Soleil is among the largest ski areas in the world - 650 kms of piste. All resorts have detailed maps of their respective parts of the system. Our chalet enables access to all ski areas including the local ski area in the Grand Terche and the larger linked areas of Nyon, Morzine & Les Gets and the massive area accessible via Avoriaz which includes Swiss and some of French resorts (Chatel-Morgins-Champoussin-Les Crosets/Champery-Avoriaz-Chatel). There is the option to ski the famous La Chavanette also known as "Le Mur" or suffer the humiliation of taking the chairlift down. If you're not up to the wall, there is an alternative route to Les Crosets via Les Lindarets and Point de Mossette. There is also the option to ski Torgon/Abondance which is connected by lift to Chatel. The Morzine/Les Gets area and Torgon Abondance are large and testing areas in themselves. Morzine/Les Get has 150 km of marked runs.

Bax Thex

here are thirteen resorts in the Portes du Soleil area, of which seven are French and five are Swiss. Most of the resorts have grown around traditional valley villages - only Avoriaz and the very small Les Crosets and Torgon were purposely built during the mid-sixties. Morzine and Chatel are the largest of the traditional towns in the area. As a whole the skiing is relatively low in altitude compared to most French destinations. The highest skiing is just below 2.500 meters (7.500 feet) and the lowest app. 900 meters (2.700 feet). However, the area is heavily influenced by the microclimate between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, which generates very substantial snowfall between November and April making it possible to keep the area open to skiing typically from early December until mid to late April. Some of the lower stations close around April 1 or earlier depending on snow conditions though.