The 4 star Le Hameau du Kashmir is ideally located at the entrance of Val Thorens, just metres from the mid station ski lifts, offering you ski-in/ski-out options onto the Plein Sud ski slope. The Hameau du Kashmir complex opened in 2012 and is now a firm favourite with our clients for its quality and convenience. The resort centre, shops and sports centre are only 5 a minute walk or a short shuttle-bus ride away. Le Hameau du Kashmir also offers a ski rental shop on-site, which can be pre-booked with Dare2ski for maximum convenience. In addition there is a free play room for children and teenagers (parents are responsible for children as no staff looking after them).

The panoramic views of this residence are outstanding, with the property offering hotel suites and apartments. The Hotel section of Le Hameau du Kashmir offers 53 suites whilst the Residence has 39, 2 to 4 bedroom self-catered apartments. The inspiration for the stylish interior decor throughout is an eclectic mix of the Himalayan region of ‘Kashmir’, in the North West of India and the local Savoie region, creating a unique and luxurious atmosphere for your stay at Le Hameau du Kashmir. India meets France in the rooms!

Val Thorens is a semi-pedestrianised resort, meaning you can drive through the village and unload your luggage at the apartment or hotel and then you must park your vehicle in the residences car park or one of the public car parks in the resort, as it is verboten to park in the street. Le Hameau du Kashmir has underground parking (payable, limited spaces, 1.90m max height) or you can use one of the public outdoor or covered car parks (payable & pre-bookable).

Facilities at Le Hameau du Kashmir:

A 24-hour reception, with a stylish lounge area with comfortable seating and many pieces of individual and unique artwork and sculptures. A bar service is available in this area for you to relax enjoy your surroundings. Complimentary access to the spa with 3 saunas (traditional, infra-red & Russian banya), indoor heated swimming pool, the treatment rooms offering a range of body, facial and beauty treatments as well as massages, Wi-Fi internet access (1 free connection per apartment and for only 1 computer), Private and secure ski lockers with heated boot and glove dryers, Luggage room, Launderette and Laundry service, Two Restaurants with “Le Beef & Lobster” Steakhouse style restaurant and its terrace with great views and direct access onto slopes. Guests can also take advantage of the bakery and an excellent catering delivery service which we can organise.

All the self-catering apartments at Le Hameau du Kashmir have a luxurious, warm and welcoming feeling and have been decorated in the traditional colours of the Kashmir region. They all have a living area and many of the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom, with bath or shower, WC, hairdryer and heated towel rail. The kitchens come fully equipped with built-in appliances including 4-ring ceramic hob, extractor fan, traditional oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, kettle, filter coffee-maker and toaster. There is a flat-screen TV in the living area, safe and a balcony.

Apartment Options

2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 (c50m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds & 2 bathrooms with bath or shower & 2 WCs. May be split level.

2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 with view (45m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single bed & 2 bathrooms with bath or shower & 2 WCs. May be split level.

2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4/6 (c50m2): Living area with a double sofa bed sleeping 2, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds & 2 bathrooms with bath or shower & 2 WCs. 1 level or may be duplex.

3 bedroom apartment sleeping 6 (c65m2): 1 bedroom with a double bed, 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds & 3 bathrooms with bath or shower & 3 WCs.

4 bedroom apartment sleeping 8 (c104m2): 2 bedrooms each with a double bed, 2 bedrooms each with 2 single beds, 4 bathrooms with bath or shower, 4 WCs & a private sauna.

Hotel Suite Options

The spacious hotel suites are 40 to 80m They are made up of two separate bedrooms, a living room, balcony, 2 bath or shower rooms and toilets. Either on one single floor, a duplex or with a mezzanine.

Junior suite sleeping 2/3 (c 40m ⩺ 1 Living room, 1 bedroom alcove with 1 double bed, 1 bedroom with 1 single bed, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms with bath or shower, 2 WCs & balcony.

Family suite sleeping 4 (c 45m ⩺ 1 or 2 levels, 1 Living room, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms with shower, 2 WCs & balcony.

Prestige suite sleeping 5 (c 80 m ⩺ 1 or 2 levels, 1 Living room, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, mezzanine open to the living area with 1 single bed or an alcove with 1 single bed, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms with bath or shower adjoining to the bedrooms, 2 WCs & 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.

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