Luxury ski chalet, La Tzoumaz – Verbier, Switzerland.
Chalet Chaupine is a luxury ski chalet for 12 people: cosy enough for one family, spacious enough for several families and still have plenty of own sense of space. Five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms plus two separate toilets and sauna. For rent as a whole. The listed prices are for self-catering, with the option to have gourmet meals delivered to the chalet by a local chef.
What can you expect:
- Very comfortable beds, carefully selected bed linens, towels and robes
- Black out curtains in all the bedrooms
- Endless hot water and powerful showers
- Very well equipped kitchen
- Great log fire and comfortable seating around it for all
- Huge dining table for 12
- Lounge area in open kitchen
- Separate office space with computer
- Separate area for the kids with DVDs, books and games
- For the smaller kids: play bin, two folding beds, one high chair
- WIFI throughout the chalet
- Walking distance from the ski-lift
- Garden around the chalet with outside dining table, BBQ and table tennis (summer)
- Free parking at the chalet
- Great views into the Rhone valley and the surrounding mountains
Built in 2012, the chalet accommodates twelve people in luxurious comfort. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the lower floor and two bedrooms and one bathroom on the upper floor. In the middle floor is a wonderful double height kitchen / dining area and the living room around the open fire place. Large sliding doors open up to the balcony around the chalet offering views across the valley.
The kitchen offers you everything you need including a Nespresso machine, American fridge, conventional and microwave oven and dishwasher. The separate office space has an iMac computer for your use while the mezzanine offers a separate place for the kids to watch DVDs or hook up their own game consoles to a widescreen TV. On top of that, two of the bedrooms have their own TV with DVD player.
A washing machine, dryer and ironing equipment is available in the chalet for your use if needed.
Around the chalet
La Tzoumaz' new telecabine, at 300 meters from the chalet, brings you from 1550m to 2350m on Savoleyres mountain in only 8 minutes. From here, you can ski down directly into Verbier, La Tzoumaz, or into the magnificent larger Quatre Vallees area. With 410 km of runs and 89 lifts, the 4 Vallees area is infinite. Its reliable snow cover and altitude (Mont Fort glacier 3330m) makes it one of the best skiing resorts in the world. Open from end of November until end of April, it links the resorts of La Tzoumaz, Verbier, Nendaz and Veysonnaz.
La Tzoumaz itself is famous for its family friendly skiing area, including a great ski-school with lessons for all levels and ages, and its immense 10km long sledge run from Savoleyres mountain down into La Tzoumaz. For the non-skiers, the area offers superb snow shoe trails to enjoy the surroundings. The village center has a few (ski-)shops, a supermarket and several restaurants.
Chalet Chaupine is most practical if you have a car. The 300 meter walk up the hill with ski gear to the ski lift is doable for adults but not easy for younger children. Good skiers can then ski back from the slopes to the chalet. If you prefer to take the car, the easiest is to drive to the large free parking above the beginners area, from where you step onto the slopes directly.
Chalet Chaupine and La Tzoumaz are also very nice in summer:
For some guests, the views, the green surroundings, the clear mountain air or lounging on the sun deck and garden around the chalet are enough to have a great summer vacation. For those who are looking to explore more of what the region has to offer, there are plenty of options. Here are some suggestions all based on great experiences we've had:
Short walks or serious hiking in the mountains
Whether you would like a walk for an hour or for several days, the area offers many options for hiking. The Office du Tourisme in La Tzoumaz provides maps and brochures of several tours around the village and Verbier. For trips with a stay over in a cabin, for example Cabane de Mont Fort or Cabane de Louvie, it is recommended to reserve a place for the night in advance.
Tennis court in La Tzoumaz
The picturesque La Tzoumaz tennis court is 5 minutes walking from Chalet Chaupine. It can be rented via the Office du Tourisme.
Golf in Verbier and Sion
Playing golf in the mountains makes for a whole new experience, and with Verbier next door by car in summer, it is easy. Eighteen holes, or just practicing on the driving range: Golf Club Verbier or Golf Club Sion.
Adventure park in Sion and Aigle
Trails high up in the trees - suitable and interesting for kids and teenagers (and parents) of all ages: Parc Aventure.
La Tzoumaz has the nearby swimming pool in the building of the ski lift. A bit further away, but worth the descent to the valley: the Spa in Saillon and Le Domaine des Iles, a very charming lake to spend a nice summer day.
The whole 4 Valley region is famous for its numerous mountain bike trails of all lengths and difficulty level. The Office du Tourisme in La Tzoumaz has many suggestions and can provide maps of the marked trails. No need to bring your own gear: Perraudin Sports offers quality equipment for rent.
Boating on Lake Geneva
On Lake Geneva, (50 minutes by car), many boat rental options: power boats, canoes, pedalo, and more: Nauticloisirs in Villeneuve.