Chalet Etable is a superb 4 star 5 bedroom chalet, well located in the heart of the pretty and old village of Saint-Martin de Belleville, just below the village centre, a short walk away and just 280 metres from the slopes or 60 metres from the first free shuttle stop. The chalet is an atmospheric sympathetically renovated barn, offering 195m2 of space over 5 levels, a southern exposure and can accommodate up to 12 people. The chalet is also equipped with private parking spaces and offers free and unlimited Wifi access. Offered self catered, part catered or fully catered with a chef to suit, for up to 12.

The first level, the lowest level of the chalet, offers an excellent wellness area with jacuzzi, sauna, shower, a fully equipped sports room and flat screen TV. Catch up on any football you need to! This will be your favourite place to relax….and a place maybe to lose any kids for a while.

The upper level is the secondary entrance to the chalet. There you will find the ski room with a ski boot dryer and storage for your ski equipment, two more charming bedrooms, each with a double bed and two bunk beds, as well as a bathroom with a shower. The ground floor is the main entrance to the chalet. It has many storage spaces, two double beds with an adjoining bathroom with a bath and another bathroom with a shower. All bathrooms are different with trendy soaps and earthenware.

On the first floor is the TV area and the office area with a spacious sofa and satellite TV. You can enjoy social chit chat here with your friends or more intimate moments with your family. You will also find the 5th bedroom with a king size double bed and an adjoining bathroom with a shower.

The top floor is a spacious and stunning living room with a sublime and unique central wood burning fireplace, in wood and stone, separating the living room from the dining area. The living room is composed of a large corner sofa and wide and soft armchairs, with a felted and contemporary decoration, conducive to relaxation and can easily seat 10 in comfort.

The open plan kitchen is well equipped and opens into to the living room. The kitchen bar brings an additional touch of modern class to the interior with copper-coloured stools. This colouring appears  throughout the chalet and further enhances the warmth and atmosphere of the rooms. Chalet Etable offers local signature design, reflecting traditional architecture and decoration with a cosy atmosphere and a breathtaking view over the small hamlet of Le Châtelard and the valley of Les Encombres. The refined decoration, the sobering colours and the use of quality materials, reflect the workmanship gone into this superb chalet. You can’t fail but have a great time in the 3 Valleys by staying here.

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  • Balcony
  • Sauna
  • SPA
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Welcome and Assistance
  • WiFi

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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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