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Alpoholics - Chalet Blanchot – Home 177086 Chalet

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 11 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Alpoholics - Chalet Blanchot – Home 177086

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 57 reviews

  • Chalet
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 11 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Chalet / 4 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 11

Key Info

  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

Alpoholics are an independently owned and run catered chalet company and together we have over 13 years experience in the snow sports industry.

Service includes:

• Free transfers* See our website for details
• Sumptuous 3 course evening meal 6 days a week
• Free-flowing wine and beer during evening meals
• Continental breakfast every morning with hot option
• Afternoon tea after skiing
• Bataleon snowboards official test centre
• All linen and towels

We can also help organise everything other part of your holiday including:

• Flights
• Ski passes and rental
• Ski/snowboard lessons
• Any other available activities including Bobsleigh, Snowmobiling, Sledging etc.

Chalet Blanchot is a fantastic 4 bedroom property that can accommodate 10 to 12 people, perfect for families, large groups or couples. 2 of the bedrooms have 2 single beds (that can be made up as doubles) with additional beds available if required, all the bedrooms

Alpoholics are an independently owned and run catered chalet company and together we have over 13 years experience in the snow sports industry.

Service includes:

• Free transfers* See our website for details
• Sumptuous 3 course evening meal 6 days a week
• Free-flowing wine and beer during evening meals
• Continental breakfast every morning with hot option
• Afternoon tea after skiing
• Bataleon snowboards official test centre
• All linen and towels

We can also help organise everything other part of your holiday including:

• Flights
• Ski passes and rental
• Ski/snowboard lessons
• Any other available activities including Bobsleigh, Snowmobiling, Sledging etc.

Chalet Blanchot is a fantastic 4 bedroom property that can accommodate 10 to 12 people, perfect for families, large groups or couples. 2 of the bedrooms have 2 single beds (that can be made up as doubles) with additional beds available if required, all the bedrooms are en-suite either with a shower/bath or shower. There is a large top floor bedroom with 4 single beds, great for a large group or family.

La Plagne is linked with Les Arcs to form The Paradiski area, which, with 425km of pistes to explore is ideal for all abilities. The area has 2 Glaciers and 70% of the skiing is above 2000m making it about as snow sure as you can get. The off-piste is well know as being some of the most extensive, most accessible and best in the world. There are also 2 awesome snow parks and a competition half pipe.

Chalet Blanchot is one of La Plagne's original chalets, which existed when La Plagne was but a mining village. Solidly built and very recently renovated inside and out, this comfortable chalet is in an ideal quiet location at the bottom of the picturesque village opposite the 1800 chairlift, which takes you up to Aime 2000 and beyond.

The south west facing terrace has great views over the Tarentaise Valley and is a sun trap. The village's free navette (bus) passes every half hour and stops 75m along from the chalet for those wishing to head directly to Plagne Centre, either to go shopping or set off skiing. We have a brand new 6 person hot tub on the terrace which catches the sun between 3pm and 6pm (weather permitting of course), perfect for an apres-ski soak :-).

Please check out our recent reviews http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g562741-d2252774-Alpoholics_Chalet_Blanchot-Macot_la_Plagne_Savoie_Rhone_Alpes.html

Further details

• Welcome pack provided on arrival

• La Plagne boasts the Olympic Bobsleigh track, the only one in France open to the public.

Further details outdoors

• We have a huge sunny terrace with a hot tub in the middle! Ideal for those aching ski muscles!• BBQ

Location description from owner

The Rhône-Alpes region

Last season was our 2nd year of operation but due to the relocation from Morzine to La Plagne, it felt like a whole new and wonderful ball game. We now had the convenience of piste side and town centre location, so no more transporting guests to and from lifts/bars/restaurants on a daily basis. We also now had the benefit of high altitude, snow sure slopes with 70% of the ski area above 2000m including the amazing Bellecote Glacier offering skiing up to a whopping 3250m!
In all fairness, the move was a slight gamble, given our initial lack of familiarity with the resort and ski area but the gamble paid unquestionable dividends. We enjoyed the best snow season for more than 60 years with over 6 metres of snowfall by the end of January alone! The pistes seem in limitless supply and are extremely varied with challenging high altitude blacks through to gentle, tree lined blues down to the villages of Montalbert , Monchavin and Les Coches. We also found, to our delight, that la Plagne offers without doubt the best and most extensive off piste terrain that I, and indeed everyone who stayed with us had ever encountered. It seemed like we were discovering new, safe stashes every day throughout the season and that, coupled with fantastic sunny weather for the majority of days made it the best 5 months of skiing and boarding of our lives. The resort also links with the equally vast area of Les Arcs which can be accessed via the gargantuan double decker cable car that is the 'Vanoise Express' which was built in 2003, doubling the skiable area covered by the Paradiski lift pass.
The village of Plagne 1800, where the chalet is situated, has 3 bars and at least 4 quality restaurants, all within a few minutes stroll of the Chalet and each has its own style and character. 'La Mine', our local bar, as the name suggests, is stacked with mine themed character and even has an old mine cart track running across the floor with authentic mine carts making up the tables. Drinks are very reasonably priced for an alpine bar and they have live music and/or DJs most nights during the season. Just around the corner is the 'Bobsleigh bar' which was the main hangout for the seasonaires due to low prices and live Sky Sports. Just up the road from there is 'Mama Mia's', a quirky and very French little Pizza restaurant and bar run by the hilarious Daniel and Xavier the pizza dude. This was a popular destination for our guests on chef's day off due to the reasonable prices and vibrant atmosphere. Just opposite the chalet there are two more restaurants, 'La Loup Blanc' which is great for a beer in the sun en route back to the chalet and 'Le Petit Chaperon Rouge' (Little red riding hood), which serves excellent Savoyard cuisine, again, very popular with our guests.
Just up the road is Plagne Centre, which is the main focal point of the resort and is packed full of shops, bars and restaurants. 'Scotty's' bar is right next to the piste and is very popular with the Brits for its simple yet quality menu, live sports and live music. We often found ourselves dancing on the tables with guests and friends alike on a Wednesday afternoon after a day's riding. Our favourite bar is without doubt 'The Mouth' in Plagne Centre as the drinks are cheap, the bar staff and owners are awesome people and great fun and they are constantly putting on fun events and nights including A DJ night on a Tuesday night, which always goes off, karaoke on a Thursday and the infamous Seasonaire Awards in April. There is a bus service which runs until around 1am to ensure that everyone gets home safely after a few drinks.
There are dozens of great restaurants on the mountain including 'La Bergerie', just above Plagne Centre which is always fun and keeps the sun until late, La 'Grande Rochette', right on the Peak above Plagne Centre and with stunning 360 degree panoramic views and excellent food.
Perhaps the thing that really makes La Plagne stand out above any other French resort is the Olympic Bobsleigh track (http://www.la-plagne.com/fr/hiver/decouverte-plagne/les-la-plagne-plagne/bobsleigh-plagne.html) with is located 2 minutes down the road from the chalet and is the only one in France that is open to the public. There are 3 different options ranging from the 'Bob Raft', in which four people are sent down the track together reaching speeds of up to 80km/h. For those who seek an even bigger thrill there is the 'mono bob' in which you are sent down the track lying solo in a single man bob reaching up to 100km/h. As if this wasn't enough there is a 3rd option, the 'Taxi Bob' in which 3 of you are placed in a proper Olympic bobsleigh with a professional driver and this bad boy achieves speeds of up to 124km/h and 3gs of G-force! It really is an amazing experience and like nothing else I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying.
So come see us and experience the joys of La Plagne and Alpoholics first hand!

Plagne 1800

An Enormous and Amazingly Diverse Ski Area.

Paradiski is one of Europe's largest ski areas. Enjoy altitudes of between 1200 and 3250 metres facing Mont Blanc, with 425km of pistes to explore, ideal for all abilities. Forests, sweeping bends, high-altitude and freeriding on amazing slopes.

Guaranteed snow.

70% of the area is above 2000 metres, 2 equipped glaciers, Slopes are ideally orientated for great snow conditions all season.

The Paradiski Ski Area is made up of a combined total of 425km of downhill skiing, with 475 individual pistes, served by 141 ski lifts. The Paradiski Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski resorts of La Plagne, Les Arcs, Montchavin-Les Coches and Peisey-Vallandry.

La Plagne is an ideal ski holiday destination and caters for all abilities. There are wide motorway pistes, short sharp blacks and terrain that varies from glacier to powder snowfields and forest. All in all the 225km (140 miles) is the largest amount of skiing offered by one resort anywhere and the 2000m top-to-bottom vertical is pretty vast also.

Children are well catered for at La Plagne 1800, with nurseries and a ski school just a few minutes walk from the chalet, providing convenience for your ski holidays in La Plagne.

Getting to La Plagne

The quickest and cheapest way to travel to La Plagne ski resort is to first find one of the many cheap flights to Geneva or Chambery airports. The nearest airport is Chambery, at 70 miles away, Geneva airport is also close at 90 miles and Lyon is around 120 miles away. The airports have frequent bus services to Aime, from here taxis and a local bus go up to La Plagne. The Snow Train stops at Aime-La Plagne station or nearby Moutiers and Bourg St. Maurice, all within half an hour of the chalet if the roads are clear. If driving take the motorway to Albertville, then the dual carriageway N90 from Albertville to Moûtiers. Head towards Aime on the N90, then towards La Plagne Centre.

Furthermore, only La Plagne offers access to an Olympic bobsleigh run with 19 bends of pure adrenalin to be enjoyed in complete safety.

Plagne 1800 has a number of quality Savoyard restaurants and lively bars within a few minutes' walk of the chalet.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 11 Single Beds
  • 4 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Charlie B
Response rate:
25%
Calendar updated:
04 May 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Chalet has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 11. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Aug 2011. Located in Savoie, it has 57 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £5499.

The Owner has a response rate of 25% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 May 2016.

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“Excellent”

Reviewed 13 May 2013

Excellent chalet. Good food, great staff and fantastic facilities including tv, dvds, games and great snowboard maintenance area. Test boards are a great idea, although i didn't try them out! Hot tub was good to have as well. Not quite ski in, but only a 2-3 minute walk to the chair lift.

“Epic Chalet!”

Reviewed 12 May 2013

We took a group of 11 to Chalet Blanchot and we all loved it! Great chalet and a great team looked after us from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. A big winner was the lovely three course dinner, wine and beer that is made for you 6 nights a week. Add to that the hot tub and the location close to a chair lift...great stuff! We will be back!

“if Carlsberg made chalets....”

Reviewed 2 May 2013

We were after a super chilled out fully-catered chalet and I had heard some great things about Alpoholics and La Plagne so we thought why not?! After speaking to Charlie (the owner) we realised this would be perfect. He was super helpful with liftpasses (having them sorted for when we turned up) and along with having the fridge packed with beers our first evening was as relaxed as we could have hoped! The food was incredible - better than any of the 5 star hotels/chalets that i've stayed at previously and along with the super friendly staff, it was wonderful just to be able to chill out and relax. It genuinely felt like a home from home. This is perfect for groups of friends but also families. Definitely going to be heading back for a super relaxed, ski-out, affordable and non-pretentious catered chalet! Thanks guys!

They'd probably be the best in the world! (although we would never serve Carlsberg in the chalet as its horrid beer ;-)). Thank you for your lovely comments. You guys were such good fun. I look forward to riding some epic pow with you again next season :-)

“Great location, great food, great chalet”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2013

We had a really good stay with Alpholics. The team were very friendly and helpful and the chalet is perfect for a large group of friends. Benny's cooking hit the spot every night and the cakes in the afternoon always went down a treat. Loved the hot tub and being able to almost ski in/out was brilliant. Would definitely recommend and go back.

Thanks so much! We really hope to see you again next year. Don't forget we have a 2nd chalet next year which sleeps 19 and has a huge, luxury hot tub and a sauna not to mention heated boot warmers :-)

“Professional and mind blowingly fun? Is it possible?? yes with Alpoholics!!”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2013

Two great lads look after you in this cosy, warm and fully kitted chalet. if you need a soak after a hard day shredding then their hotub Jacuzzi eases all qualms, if you want to veg out and eat cake whilst watching endless dvds and tv series after, again, a hard day of shredding, then the alpo lads can cater. In between the fantastic 3 course meals at night, tea and cake in the afternoon and a hearty breakfast in the morning, you start to think that this is the only skiing holiday in which you will put ON weight, but luckily the lads (if your good boy or girl) will take you up on a shreddable tour of the mountain and work off any food comas that can even work up an appetite! I highly recommend you spend your la plagne vacation with the alpo lads as they provide an all out experience with comfort and style, big up the Aplo household!

“Homely, relaxed and well catered.”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2013

The staff were all very friendly and we received a good breakfast and evening meal. The chalet was comfortable and right on the slopes, so no real complaints.

“Could not have asked for more”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2013

I recently stayed at Alpoholics chalet with some old friends I had not seen in ages. Charlie, Benny and Jas were extremely welcoming from the get go. They supplied us with a lovely breakfast, afternoon tea and three course dinners for six days out of the seven. The food was accompanied with what seemed like endless beer and wine. The accommodation was comfortable and the facilities ample. The hot tub is definitely a good touch. There is great access to the lifts from the chalet. The hosts were happy to go beyond the call of duty to help us in any way possible. Charlie got all of our ski passes for us and even serviced my board for me in their little workshop. Benny and Charlie also showed us the best places to visit in the different towns and the best runs to take on the mountain. I am so glad we chose Alpoholics and cannot imagine staying anywhere else. I will surely be back next year because the whole package was just perfect. Thanks Alpoholics I will be back next year!!

“FAULTLESS !! absolutly perfect week !”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2011

brilliant !! the staff were knowledgeable , helpfull ,punctual ,polite , the cabin was clean the rooms were comfortable any thing required was there the food was perfect quality and quantaty wich is a must when exerting energy skiing or boarding . An honesty bar witch oppitamised the relaxed the attmosphere . the ski and board maintanence facility made so much difference to my riding vast improvement to my speed and the tips and advice from staff deff improved my overall obillaty . So satisfied was i with my stay at alpoholics i fully intend to stay with them in France asap as of January 2012

Thanks Ross it was a pleasure to have you! Now all we need is your review of you next stay (Feb 2012)! Take care mate :-)

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