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Surrounded by woodland and bordered by two streams, you’d think this chalet was in the middle of nowhere but in fact, it’s right next to the gondola and just 200m from the centre of La Clusaz!

This newly-built 5 bedroom 184m2 chalet for 12, is popular for guests who want the best of all worlds – it’s ski-in, ski-out, with access to 220km of fabulous pistes across the Aravis ski area. The ski bus stop is on your doorstep (though not really needed) and La Clusaz’s restaurants, bars, shops and ice rink are just a short walk away.

The chalet’s wonderful garden is landscaped to provide a peaceful haven with furnished terraces, built-in benches and evening lighting, perfect for long summer evenings. With luxury extras such as a sauna and hot tub and useful features such as a heated ski store, a lockable bike store, and a laundry room, this chalet has all the ingredients you need for an unforgettable mountain holiday.

Being centrally located, once you reach the chalet, you won’t need to use your car if driving here! Vehicle access is via a private road, so in winter it is important that your car is fitted with the correct equipment (winter tyres/snow chains).

Entry to the chalet is on the ground floor, where you will find plenty of room to store your outdoor equipment, skis and boots in the heated lockers in the entrance lobby and the laundry room is on this floor too. There are also two bedrooms – a twin room (which can also be set up as a double) and a bunk room for four, with an X-box. Both of these bedrooms share a shower room.

Up the stairs to the first floor, you’ll find three further bedrooms – a double room with en suite shower and access to a terrace and two more en suite bedrooms with king size beds (one of which can be set up as a twin if this is preferred). Both of these bedrooms have balcony access and one also has access to a terrace at the side of the chalet. All of the bedrooms have their own TV, if you want to catch up on the news.

The spa area is also on the first floor: there’s a sauna and shower as well as a sheltered terrace with an outdoor hot tub – relax in the bubbles, with a glass of bubbles and watch the skiers on the piste through the trees.

From the first floor the stairs lead to the centre of the living area on the top floor. On one side is the modern, well-equipped kitchen with an island breakfast bar, the large dining table and bookshelves, while on the other, comfortable sofas, chairs and coffee tables are grouped around the feature central fireplace and the TV, where you can all get together to watch a film, share stories of your day and perhaps plan your next mountain adventure. Stairs lead down from this area to the terrace and garden to the rear of the chalet, where you can watch the sun set or perhaps enjoy a barbecue.

When you stay here, you’re in the perfect place to enjoy mountains, sports and the busy village life in La Clusaz. With the lifts on your doorstep and an Aravis ski pass, you have access to 220km of pistes and 95 lifts, so you will never be short of somewhere new to explore. There’s great terrain for cross-country skiers at the nearby Confins and Beauregard plateaus and close by there is always Megeve to drive over to and sample some of the more refined skiing in France!!

It’s a great location for non-skiers too, with the neighbouring ice-skating rink and a cinema in La Clusaz, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and sleigh rides. If you’re looking for the ultimate in relaxation, let your cares float away in the village’s heated outdoor pool, while the snow falls gently around you.

There’s just as much going on in the summer, and when you stay at the chalet, you won’t need a car to enjoy everything the mountains have to offer. Hike into the Col des Aravis, or let the gondola ferry you and your bike to the top, so you can come back down at your own pace. Other activities available in the area include horse-riding, climbing, via ferrata and paragliding. The mountains around La Clusaz are criss-crossed with tracks and paths, so there is always somewhere new to discover.

The beautiful lakeside town of Annecy is just 30 minutes away by car, and is a great destination for a day out. The lake is said to be the cleanest in Europe and in the summer it’s a lovely place for water sports, cycling, swimming or you can just hire a boat and explore the lakeside beaches.

If you just want to relax, why not soak up the sun on the terrace or balcony, or visit the beautiful swimming pool complex in La Clusaz? Later you can catch up with friends and family over a barbecue in the chalet’s beautiful garden, as the sun sets behind the mountains.

Board games
Indoor children’s games
French and English Satellite TV
Xbox console + games
DVD player + films
High-end sound system


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Number of Bedrooms

5

Facilities

  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Welcome and Assistance
  • WiFi

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FRANCE

FRANCE

France is the most popular Alpine country for British skiers and snowboarders and generally offers a more modern aspect of skiing in relation to towns and villages with many villages built around convenience for skiers and boarders alike.

There are of course a number of traditional French ski resorts. Courchevel is a key gateway to the vast area of the ‘Les Trois Vallæcopy;es’ which claims to be the biggest linked ski region in the world. Its rival is the Portes du Soleil network of ski areas (with Avoriaz and Morzine at its heart) which spreads across the French border into Switzerland.Pretty much the same size as the 3 Valleys, but both argue as to which is the largest, but its a close call.

The Three Valleys is dominated by four major resorts: Courchevel, Mæcopy;ribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens – the highest ski resort in the Alps. Each of these four resorts has more than enough terrain to keep a skier or boarder happily and easily occupied for a week or more during a skiing holiday in France, so the opportunity to ski all four, as well as La Tania and St Martin de Belleville, provides innumerable options.

In the Portes du Soleil, neighbouring Avoriaz and Morzine are gateways to a dozen or more family ski resorts in France and Switzerland. Chamonix, dominated by the Mont Blanc Massif, is another major attraction with several resorts scattered along the valley, including Argentière, rated by some keen off-piste skiers and boarders as one of the best ski resorts in France – or the entire Alps for that matter. They will also be keen to try the Vallæcopy;e Blanche – a classic off-piste descent – with a high-mountain guide.

Another resort overlooked by the impressive Mont Blanc is Flaine, linked with a handful of resorts including Les Carroz and Samoens, with some of the most extensive slopes in France. That’s even more true of the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area – the linked areas of Val d’Isère and Tignes – formerly called Espace Killy after the celebrated Olympic triple-gold medallist Jean-Claude Killy. Together these  neighbouring resorts provide some of the most exciting skiing in France, particularly for off-piste enthusiasts. Tignes has the added advantage of regular glacier skiing on the Grande Motte glacier and like Val Thorens is regarded as THE most snow sure French resorts.

Two more giants of the French skiing world which are co joined and undoubtedly among the best family ski resorts in France, are La Plagne and Les Arcs.The area is known as Paradiski, linked by a huge cable car. La Plagne has a dozen or so linked hamlets and villages spread across slopes in all directions, while Les Arcs too, like Courchevel, has a handful of ski villages and satellite resorts at various altitudes.Arc 1950 and Vallandry are favourites.

La Clusaz is a traditional pretty village with some great skiing and ideal for people looking for a short transfer from Geneva.Great for families, short breaks or just for a week its a lovely traditional village we rate highly.Megeve, also offering a short transfer from Geneva, is a larger traditional village with a modern twang and again rates highly on our list for aesthetic beauty and convenience.Definitely another must see and ski resort.

Further south in the French Alps and accessed via flights to Grenoble and Lyon, are two more great resorts: Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez. High and snow sure and in the same part of the world, one the same ski pass, is the fabulous Serre Chevalier ski network, linked with the UNESCO world heritage site of Briançon and enjoying the wonderful Roman baths in Montier.

Montgenèvre also deserves a mention and if flying into Turin, the transfers are short, plus you have the opportunity to ski in both France and Italy during your ski holiday. Montgenèvre also boasts some of the best snow conditions in the French alps. Family friendly and snow sure La Rosiere also shares the same pass with La Thuile also in Italy and comes recommended especially as peak times as its quieter than other French ski resorts.


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