YSE staff return home at the end of their winter ski season in Val d’Isère with new skills and buckets of enthusiasm! One mother is enjoying her daughter’s zeal to cook and clean, as described in her review of the YSE Cookery School Recipe Collection, above. Click this link to buy the YSE Cookery School Recipe Collection on Amazon.
Val d’Isère and YSE News
As you may have heard, no ski lifts, restaurants or bars can open in French Ski Resorts until after the Christmas/New Year holiday period. Sadly YSE has had to cancel all confirmed December bookings, and we are making full refunds under our Coronavirus Guarantee.
We don’t know if the whole resort will open early in January or mid-January (when restaurants in France may open) but we will be ready whenever this is. We have staff waiting to go to Val d’Isère and our chalets are spruced up for your arrival.
There has been quite a bit of media coverage regarding chalet companies who are no longer operating, or who have decided to give this winter a miss, but we are looking forward to welcoming guests to YSE chalets very soon.
YSE scooped the top prize, winning Best Ski Tour Operator at the Daily Telegraph annual travel awards, 2018. YSE’s wide choice of catered chalets, sleeping between 4 and 48 people, located in the world-class ski resort Val d’Isère, France, has the winning formula of serving restaurant-quality food by a team of famously-friendly staff. Read more About YSE here.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us, and thank you to everyone who makes YSE the best catered chalet ski holiday company, bar none!
We are very grateful to Rude Health for continuing to supply their delicious range of cereals to our chalets. YSE guests are enjoying Rude Health Soft & Fruity Bircher, Nutty Crunch Muesli, Cacao & Vanilla Granola, Honey & Nuts Granola, Spiced Apple Granola and Seaweed & Sesame Oaty.
Thank you Rude Health!
YSE has switched to Lyon St Exupéry Airport for Winter 2018-19. This ultra-modern airport offers smoother transit, better facilities, automated passport control, with the same transfer time of just 2 hours 45 minutes to Val d’Isère. See the Flight Details page for flight times, and the Lyon Airport page for more information.
Coffee lovers, please note: there is a Nespresso machine in every YSE chalet. For those who prefer cafetières, there’s one of those in each chalet too!
Have you heard about our four gorgeous new chalets? Three are bang in the centre of Val d’Isère and are named after birds native to the area: Perdrix (partridge), Pic Noir (woodpecker) and Ptarmigan, and are causing quite a flap among our regular guests. The fourth, Chalet d’Isère, is named simply after the river that it stands next to, which flows all the way to Grenoble and beyond into the Rhône. Our beautiful 16-bed chalet, on the other hand, is staying put in its fantastic location in Europe’s top ski resort!
The hot tub on the first-floor terrace of our Chalet La Grande Sassière continues to be a huge hit. What better way to enjoy the best view in Val d’Isère – the moon on Solaise, a billion stars – than up to your chin in warm bubbles with half a dozen friends and a glass of wine? It has a waterfall, it has underwater lights. And it has an ozone generator which destroys bugs 3,000 times faster than chlorine, and kills viruses, which chlorine doesn’t. This thing’s as hygienic as bottled water. And a lot more fun.
We are delighted with our new Avalanche staff jackets – and so are they!
We have always maintained that people don’t come to Val d’Isère to watch TV, but it’s true that there are certain cultural events one should try to keep up with, such as the rugby or EastEnders. See the ‘What’s in your chalet?‘ page to see which chalets have satellite or Sky TV.