Chalet des Pentes

5 bedrooms for 10-11 guests
4 baths, 1 shower

“Our stay was fantastic, location was superb…. You deserve a 5* rating!”

Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
(25′ x 10′) Spacious room with a large double bed and a single bed (which can be made up as three single beds). Large bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin (10′ x 10′). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Double (10′ x 7′). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Twin (10’2″x 9’4″). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 5
Twin (11′ x 9′). Shower-room with wc.

Sitting-Dining Room
(26′ x 17′ including open-plan kitchen), windows on three sides, terraces on two, TV, DVD, WiFi and big fireplace.

Extra Bed
Double/single combination in Bedroom 1. This extra bed can only be used when one party books the whole chalet. The cost for this extra bed is half the quoted Chalet des Pentes price (not including any transport) or 85% of the quoted price if a flight and transfer are required. On certain dates we may not be able to provide a flight for an extra bed. Please note that there are minimum charges applicable – click here for more information

Chalet des Pentes Highlights

  • Part of a beautiful building designed especially for YSE
  • Lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout
  • Huge sitting room with massive log fire, satellite TV, DVD, plasma screen, surround sound and balconies south and north, the latter overlooking the World Cup Downhill
  • WiFi
  • Brilliant location right on the slopes just above La Daille
  • Brand new La Daille bubble just below the chalet
  • Funival 200m walk
  • Ski room with individual locker and boot dryers per bedroom
  • A chef and an assistant, who live out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings

Description

Chalet des Pentes (it doesn’t mean the chalet of pants – it’s the chalet of the slopes!) occupies the whole first floor of a large chalet built especially for YSE on the slopes at La Daille, literally yards from the bottom of the OK, Orange, Diébold, Raye and Verte runs. The Funival and the updated super-fast La Daille bubble pass close by.

Being right on the pistes is great. And these aren’t just any pistes: they are World Cup Downhill pistes. They offer skiing for every standard, ultra-quick lifts back up and guaranteed snow from snow cannons top to bottom. And once the lifts close, they become lethal with tearaway toddlers on toboggans!

In the morning, most people take the new high-speed ten-heated-seater cable car, which as you can see from the pictures, is practically in our garden! From the top station you ride the Mont Blanc chair towards Bellevarde or the Tommeuses eight-seater towards Tignes. Going to the lift involves a 50m walk down our hill to the bottom of the OK via the road or, should it be icy, the direct path lovingly carved through the snow by our staff and their new snow blower.

At the end of the day, you can ski right back to the door from Bellevarde or Tignes (probably making a quick pit stop at the outrageous Folie or a more genteel one at the Trifollet) or get off the free Train Rouge bus about 200m away. The trouble with this is that the bus stop is just by the terrace of the Rosée Blanche, affectionately know to us Brits as Rosie’s, which is very difficult to walk past without downing a quick mulled wine on cold days or beer in the spring. Worse, the lift company are asking for tenders right now for the little bar and restaurant they plan to open in the lift station. Between the Folie, the Fruitière, Rosie’s, and bubbly in the bubble station – well, let’s say that La Daille is not the boring end of town it used to be!

The only people who find the 20-minute walk from the main village less than ideal are those who spend more time in Dick’s Tea Bar than on the slopes, but the free bus runs until 02.00, and the teenage sample we asked were enthusiastic: apparently, staying in La Daille gives time to chew on a mint or two on the way home, while being right on the pistes means even with a record hangover one can still be on the first lift. Parents will be reassured to hear that.

The owner of the chalets is a furniture maker, so they are as meticulously finished and furnished as his showrooms down the valley near Aime. There are acres of wood, much of it quite old.

More importantly, the chalets are very comfortable and well appointed. The bedrooms are not huge – predictably, since the real estate they occupy must be some of the most desirable in the world – but they are tastefully decorated and have underfloor heating, reasonable cupboards, safes, good lighting and gorgeous bathrooms. Even the beds are bigger and firmer than usual in France. Each bedroom has a private ski locker in the ski room, with individual boot dryers.

Chalet des Pentes has five bedrooms with five en-suite bathrooms. Its sizeable sitting-dining room has a log fire, wide-screen TV (FreeSat), DVDs and WiFi, and bottomless bespoke sofas.

The chalet can take eleven guests, because Room 1 has both a double bed and a single. If one party books the whole chalet, a third person can stay in this room – see details under Extra Bed, left.

Floor Plans

2019-20 Prices for Chalet des Pentes

Prices for Winter 2019-20 are shown below. To compare different chalets, please see the full Prices page, and keep an eye on our occasional Special Offers for last-minute deals. Return flights (from Gatwick) and transfers are provided for all holidays commencing 15 December 2019 to 12 April 2020. Please note the transport arrangements for holidays commencing 8 December 2019 and 19 April 2020.

Prices are per person per week in sterling.

 
Dec£Jan£Feb£Mar£Apr£
8 -59302-111405-
15 94012-9-8-12-
221295 rms 3, 51997516-15-19575
29-26106023109522-
29-
 

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