Ideally located less than 500m from the nearest ski lift and centre of St Martin de Belleville, with the free shuttle also stopping right outside the chalet if you prefer not to walk, Chalet Markhor offers a high quality, 4 star alpine chalet with 5 bedrooms which can sleep 8 adults and 4 children across 250m2 of living space. The chalet offers complimentary WiFi, a heated ski and boot room, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries in each bathroom, bed linen and towels with a mid stay change and firewood for the fire.
For a memorable ski holiday in the 3 Valleys, apart from the chalets great location, there are stunning views of the snow-covered peaks when looking out of the bay windows and to perhaps make it even more memorable, on the ground floor of the chalet you will find superb leisure facilities, featuring a sauna and indoor wooden jacuzzi. After a long day of skiing, this is a very welcoming facility to come back to!
The traditional chalets’s alpine architecture blends perfectly with the decoration and contemporary furniture. When stepping up into the main living area, you will be amazed at the large open plan space of the welcoming living/dining and kitchen areas, which carry the alpine throughout. Sit and chat around the wood burning fireplace and be sure to take in those amazing views of the mountains, through the large floor to ceiling windows.
From the spacious terrace, which can be accessed from the living area, check out the picture postcard views and maybe enjoy late afternoon sunshine or perhaps an outdoor lunch on the outdoor furniture provided.
In total, Chalet Markhor can accommodate 12 people sleeping in its 5 bedrooms. These consist of 3 double en-suite bedrooms, a children’s bedroom sleeping 4 with bunk beds and 1 master bedroom with en-suite and a balcony. The bedrooms, with their fabric curtains, cosy carpets and fur plaids offer cosy spaces inviting you for a peaceful and restful nights sleep before the following days exploits. This classy chalet can be booked on a self catered, part catered or half board basis to suit.
1 x Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
1 x Double / Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
1 x Children’s bunk bedroom (sleeps 4) with en-suite shower room
1 x Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
1 x Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and balcony
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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.