Le Vieux Crêt

4 bedrooms for 8-10 guests
3 baths, 2 showers

YSE private Land Rover shuttle

“Like a home from home. Land Rover service is a godsend with 4 kids!”


Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Double (10′ x 11′) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (9′ x 9′) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (13′ x 8′) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Double (11′ x 8’6″) on ground floor with a new large, bright shower room with rain-head and hand-held shower. Separate wc.

Sitting Room
(20′ x 20′) On the top floor. Enormous, high-ceilinged room. Fireplace, DVD, satellite TV (all major channels), fridge for your hooch. Mezzanine with two pull-out beds. Large south-facing balcony. WiFi.

Dining Room
(12′ x 12’6″) Next to sitting room. Open-plan kitchen not included in measurements.

Extra Beds
Mezzanine (13′ x 13′) with twin sofa beds (extra wc and basin between sitting and dining rooms) which may be used for one or two people when one party books the whole chalet. The cost for these extra beds is 75% of the quoted Vieux Crêt price (subject to a minimum price of £450).

On ground floor with further shower.

Le Vieux Crêt Highlights

  • Part of a beautifully refurbished 1620s farmhouse
  • En-suite facilities throughout
  • Some rooms give option of twin beds or six-foot doubles (please specify which you prefer when booking)
  • Vast sitting room with log fire, satellite TV, DVD, surround sound
  • WiFi
  • Separate dining room
  • Private sauna with shower
  • Boot warmers, garden
  • Silent, sunny position on edge of Val d’Isère village, ten minutes’ walk from centre or Funival
  • Private Land Rover shuttle shared with next-door chalets La Maison du Rocher and La Croix
  • A chef and an assistant, one of whom may live on the ground floor at the back of the chalet. The other lives out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings


Le Vieux Crêt has probably become Val d’Isère’s most des res chalet for eight to ten guests.

The chalet hasn’t changed. It is still one of Val d’Isère’s only genuinely old buildings, being part of the 1620s farmhouse that also contains our Maison du Rocher. Its walls are as thick as ever, its granite roof as heavy, though you probably won’t see that under a metre or so of snow.

The huge, high-ceilinged sitting room is still wonderfully comfortable, with its log fire, multi-channel surround-sound satellite TV, DVDs, Wifi etc. There is a separate dining room, and a mezzanine where ninth and tenth guests can stay for 75% of the normal price.

The four bedrooms are small but smart, with good cupboards and lots of lighting. Two are doubles and two are twins which can be made into doubles (please specify which you’d prefer when booking).

Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor, as are the staff bedroom and a sauna. Mercifully few of our guests use the sauna properly, rolling naked in the deep snow of our private garden, whipping each other with birch twigs, but quite a few find it a pleasant remedy for post-dramatic-stretch-disorder.

Le Vieux Crêt is in a brilliant position, in that collection of lovely wood-and-stone chalets just on the left as one reaches Val d’Isère proper from La Daille. The hamlet is called le Crêt – the Ridge – and is considered the Boltons of Val d’Isère (not to be confused with the Bolton). Le Vieux Crêt is at the sunny front, and although its garden wall overhangs the road 50m away and 10m below, there is seldom a sound. There is a steepish little path to the road, with bus stops to the Funival and village centre a further 100m or so. If you chose to walk, either would take ten minutes.

But it seems that to twenty-first century Vieux Crêt guests public transport is unpalatable, walking unthinkable and a snowy path non-negotiable! So we have a private Land Rover to ferry guests from this chalet as well as La Maison du Rocher and La Croix next door to and from any point they choose in Val d’Isère from 08.30 to 10.00, and 15.30 to 17.30. The loveliest old chalet in Val d’Isère is just a few paces from all of its lifts…

(Please note that the use of the sauna in Le Vieux Crêt is at your own risk and that of your party members. YSE cannot accept responsibility for any accidents/injuries that occur during the use of the sauna. Children must be supervised when using the sauna.)

Floor Plans

2020-21 Prices for Le Vieux Crêt

Our prices for 2020-21 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. Please see the What's Included page which shows what is provided by YSE for these prices.

Prices are per person per week in sterling.

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