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Squaw Valley

2 bedrooms for 4 guests

1 bath(s), 1 shower(s)

Squaw Valley is probably Val d'Isère's smartest résidence. Spacious and quiet, it is much appreciated for its calm, understated décor, with lots of wood, granite and plain white. It is certainly the most perfectly situated building in town, being 50m from the eleventh-century church and 50m from the edge of the nursery slopes. The Savonette drag lifts and Grande Ourse restaurant are a minute's walk away. You can eat lunch with the beau monde, while watching your children/parents/spouse having their first ski lessons. And nothing, from the Town Hall to most of the nightlife, is more than about 100m. You could visit the Mairie, say a Hail Mary and drink a couple of Bloody Marys within five minutes.


The apartment which is our Chalet Squaw Valley is on the first floor, looking towards the slopes and the sun. It has a large, comfortable sitting dining room and two sweet bedrooms with good bathrooms. It has the usual flat screen for French TV and DVDs, WiFi, and bootwarmers in the basement. For two couples, a small family or Hugh Hefner, there is nowhere more perfect.


To us cynical Brits, the name Squaw Valley is likely to cause a smile. Wasn't the squaw on the hippopotamus equal to the sons of the squaws on the other two hides? But the name sounds incredibly smart to the French, who are obsessed with things Californian. Just make sure your friends know you're going to Chalet Squaw Valley in Val d'Isere, not the purpose-built resort of the same name with more beds than Val, a third of the lifts and a sixth of the skiing!

Rooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Twin/double (11' x 10') with smart en-suite bathroom and wc.

 

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (10' x 9') with en-suite shower-room and a separate wc outside the bedroom.

 

Sitting-Dining Room
(20' x 13') Attractive room with two vast, comfortable sofas, windows and balcony looking towards the Face de Bellevarde. Separate kitchen.

Highlights

  • A chalet for four – the ultimate in decadence!
  • Gorgeous ski chalet in the centre of Val d’Isère.
  • Two pretty bedrooms, each with own facilities. Both rooms can be made up as either a twin or a double (please specifiy which you prefer when booking).
  • Sitting-dining room looking towards the nursery slopes and Bellevarde, with TV, DVD and WiFi.
  • Convenient ski and boot locker downstairs reached by a lift.
  • Safe available in the chalet
  • Beside the church, just yards from the slopes.
  • One chalet girl, who lives out.
  • Damage deposit for all bookings.

2013-14 Main Booking Prices

 

December
£   January
£   February
£   March
£   March/April
£
8 655
  5 1015   2 1125   2 1145   30 1435
15 1030   12 1020   9 1095   9 1125   6 1345
22 1275   19 1035   16 1995   16 1125   13 930
29 1725   26 1130   23 1095   23 1110   20 655

These prices are per person per week in sterling.