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Pic Noir

4 bedrooms for 7-8 guests

1 bath(s), 3 shower(s)

The most sumptuous four-bedroom, four bathroom chalet in Val d'Isère, in the most perfect location, Chalet Pic Noir (the black woodpecker) will satisfy even the most discerning of skiers and non-skiers.

Yes, we know what you're thinking: oh no, not more tour operator twaddle! Once you read sumptuous and discerning in the same sentence, the alarm bells start ringing...

So can we justify the hyperbole? Well, Pic Noir, Perdrix and Ptarmigan are adjacent apartments occupying the whole third floor of the brand-new Résidence du Savoie in the village centre. The architect is Michel Covarel, who has pretty much single-handedly transformed Val d'Isère into the elegant resort it has become. Pic Noir is quite amazing - more like something from House & Garden than a ski chalet. Its kitchen alone is as big as some apartments!

The sitting-dining room is spectacular. Full of granite and old timber, with good lighting, bottomless sofas, a roaring log fire and a massive balcony. It offers the most amazing views from La Daille to Solaise, from the main street to the Face de Charvet. Designerish people will enjoy all of the little colour-coordinated touches; their husbands will love the sliding glass around the fireplace, which means one never needs a fireguard, yet it lights like a blast furnace, then glows through the gloaming.

The four bedrooms are beautifully fitted and finished, all with the option of two good-sized single beds or a huge double. The bathrooms (one bath, three showers) are sumptuous, with showers you can drown in. Bedroom four is a perfect twin or double but without an outside window. We offer this as a single room, with no supplement! Most people would probably forego a view in order to have their own room. And if you do want to bring someone else, they pay just half price. The shower off bedroom four opens into the sauna.

And can the position really be described as 'the most perfect location'? Well, if you remember the old Perdrix Blanche restaurant, or the new Fondue Factory, Chalet Pic Noir is literally on top of them. Smack in the middle of the main street, a few paces from all of the shops, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, physios and anything else one may want after a day on the world's best slopes, which are just a four-minute walk away.

There is nowhere better in Val d'Isère for seven or eight people...


  • Val d'Isère's newest and best-located chalet
  • On the third floor of very smart new résidence designed by architect Michel Covarel
  • Spacious sitting-dining room with log fire
  • Spectacular views south, east and west from vast balcony
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities
  • Three twin/doubles and one single with no supplement to pay
  • Bring an eighth person half price
  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Bootwarmers
  • Located in the centre of Val d'Isère above the famous former Perdrix Blanche restaurant
  • Damage deposit for all bookings.

Rooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Twin/double (11' x 11') with bathroom and wc.


Bedroom 2
Twin/double (12' x 10') with shower and wc. Walk-in cupboard.


Bedroom 3
Twin/double (11' x 8'6") with shower and wc.


Bedroom 4

Small room (12' x 9') containing the same twin/double bed arrangement, but without a window, hence sold as a single. Shower and wc. Second bed can be booked at half price - see below.


Sitting-Dining Room
Bright room (30' x 15') with south-facing balcony giving a bird's eye view over the village centre and beyond. Log fire, TV and DVD, WiFi.



Next to Bedroom 4. Please note that the use of the sauna is at your own risk (and that of your party members). YSE cannot accept responsibility for accidents/injuries that occur during the use of the sauna. Children must be supervised when using the sauna.


Second Bed in Room 4
The cost for this bed (which can only be booked if one party takes the whole chalet) is half the quoted Pic Noir price if a flight and transfer are required, or 35% of the quoted price without flight and transfer.

2016-17 prices for Chalet Pic Noir

Our 2016-17 prices are shown below. These prices are subject to change at any time although confirmed bookings will not be affected. Please note the special dates for Christmas, New Year and early January and the transport arrangements for the first and last two weeks of the season.

Prices in turquoise indicate a Ski Pass offer available for all bookings. Please see the Ski Pass and Discounts page for details.

£   January
£   February
£   March
£   April
1070   5
1250   5 1350   2 1590
-   8 1110   12
2220   12 1350   9 1290
18 1570   15 1020   19 1390   19 1320   16 890
26 2220   22 1110   26 1290   26 1490   23
      29 1250                  

These prices are per person per week in sterling.