Chalet Aventine (La Chaumiere Chalets), Les Gets

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Overall the chalet is comfortable and we were pleased. A couple with us had stayed in another apartment in the same building, and said that this one was much nicer. It has a nice open space and everything was clean. There’s a pot belly stove there but it didn’t have a guard so they couldn’t have had it on wi... + more
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Overview - chalet description - Chalet Aventine (La Chaumiere Chalets) description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.

Chalet Aventine is on the first floor of the La Chaumière building which was specially converted use to provide four attractive chalet apartments and is the second biggest, sleeping 11 guests in comfort. Guests are looked after by a dedicated host and share a sauna, outdoor hot-tub and ski storage with those guests in the other three chalet apartments.

The accommodation is well-planned with the dining area separated from the lounge area by the log burning stove, which provides a welcoming focal point. Off the living areas are four good en suite bedrooms, two of which are particularly well suited to families of 3-4.

Situated in a cul de sac, just off the village centre, with both the Chavannes and Mont Chéry lifts within a short stroll, the location here is ideal for families.

Our Nursery and Snow Club rooms are on the ground floor and it is also here that we run our Cocoa Clubs in the evenings. Please note that children who are booked into our Supervised Lunch service will be in this chalet for their lunches between 12 and 2pm with our staff.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months Ground floor of La Chaumière
  • Snow Club 3 - 8 years Ground floor of La Chaumière
  • Cocoa Clubs
    • Mini Cocoa Club 3 - 5 years Ground floor of La Chaumière
    • Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years Ground floor of La Chaumière
  • Children’s Ski Lessons 3 - 12 years offering a wide range of ski classes and activities
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Guided Ski Fun 6 - 12 years afternoon groups
  • Snow Club fun 40 months + for children over nursery age

Ski Childcare & Children’s Ski Lessons

We have led the childcare concept for UK families on skiing holidays for the last 35 years and our programme is constantly reviewed and refined, with previous guest feedback always the key element in further enhancing the experience.

For parents, Classic Childcare means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish.

While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day.

Why Choose us?

  • 35 years experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist
  • The biggest choice of childcare services in skiing
  • Flexible childcare options, from half-days up to our 'Seamless Service' from 9am-6pm
  • Strict ratios of nannies to children in all our Nurseries
  • All nannies properly qualified and English-speaking
  • All childcare staff are subject to the new Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check (formerly the 'CRB' check) in line with the UK's legal requirements for anyone working regularly and closely with children.
  • All appropriate childcare and catering staff trained to the City & Guilds Level 2 in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Exclusive ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors
  • Maximum 8 children in a class, and only 6 per class for 3-4 year-olds
  • Guided Ski Fun afternoon groups
  • Family Ski Guiding on your last day
  • FREE evening Baby-Listening/ Child Patrol Service every night in all our Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets and larger chalets, and in all properties on our staff’s one night off per week

Facilities - Chalet Aventine (La Chaumiere Chalets) features

  • Superb convenient location
  • Village centre approx. 7 minutes' walk (550m)
  • Log-burning stove in lounge/dining area
  • Sauna and hot tub shared with other guests
  • En suite twin/triple and quad rooms available
  • Dedicated childcare rooms
  • Chalet catering with wine included

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • LOWER GROUND FLOOR

    Sauna, 2 showers & wc

  • GROUND FLOOR

    Nursery, Snow Club & boot room, Hot-tub

  • FIRST FLOOR

    Living/dining-room with fireplace, kitchen area, wc, terrace

    Room 1, Sleeps 3, Triple room with double and single sofa bed (bath/wc)

    Suite 2, Sleeps 4, Double room with sliding door to bunk room (shower/wc)

    Room 3, Sleeps 2, Double (shower/wc)

    Room 4, Sleeps 2, Twin (shower/wc)

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Room 1 and Suite 2 will take a cot.
    Supplements per person, per night: Bath/wc £3.50, Suite 2 £2.50


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Aventine (La Chaumiere Chalets)

Winter 2017/18 Cuisine

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (and croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the one staff night off per week, a continental style breakfast is laid out for you to help yourselves in all chalets.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from the one staff day off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

Chalet Meals

High Tea at 5.30pm is served as a 2 course evening meal for all children under 13 as many parents prefer to enjoy adult-only company over dinner. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 3, whilst 3-12 years old are supervised by our childcare team.

Adult dinner at 7.30pm comprises 3 courses including an appetiser, main dish and dessert, preceded by a prosecco apéritif, accompanied by a choice of red and white wines, and culminating with tea or coffee.

If it's important to you to eat dinner altogether as a family, we offer Family Dining in any chalet when you book the entire chalet for exclusive use. Dinner is then served from 6:30pm with the menu based on our adult dishes with some flexibility for the children's preferences. There is a supplement of £39 per child for Family Dining.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 13 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-12 years will be supervised by staff.

Special Diets

Vegetarian options are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Winter 2018/19 Cuisine

Our staff prepare and serve breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal including wine and coffee, on five days a week, representing great value for money in any ski resort and giving you more precious time as a family. The staff nights off give you a chance to sample some of the delicious local restaurants an ensure that you don’t leave The Alps without your fill of Weiner Schnitzel or Fondue! Our baby listening service ensures that you can enjoy your meal out without worry.

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (an croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the two staff nights off per week, a continental style breakfast is laid out for you to help yourselves in all chalets.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from two one staff days off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

Christmas & New Year Celebrations

All our chalets and Chalet Hotels offer traditional fare for Christmas dinner, with roast turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers, party hats and of course a pre-dinner glass of Champagne plus a lively, fun atmosphere for all the family.

This is the one meal that all families share together regardless of children’s ages, so in some properties the dining tables can be quite crowded, but this adds to the festive ambience of all celebrating together!

A special festive menu followed by Champagne is also served on New Year’s Eve, but this is for adults only (and those aged 13+ of course), unless you are staying in a Family Dining chalet.

Staff Day/Night Off

Once a week for 2017/18 and twice a week for 2018/19, you have an opportunity to eat out and enjoy a local Alpine Restaurant on our staff's day(s) off. Don't forget, you can still take advantage of our free Baby-Listening/Child Patrol Service on this evening.For the 2017/18 season.

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet Aventine (La Chaumiere Chalets)'s details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.
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Connected to the whole Porte du Soleil region Famille Plus Resort – amazing facilities Lots to do off the slopes

A beautiful village full of rustic Savoyard charm, Les Gets sits between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, with not only stunning scenery but also links to the entire Porte du Soleil ski area. With cosy mountain restaurants, a huge variety of accommodation and possibly the best Christmas spirit in France, Les Gets is not a resort to be missed.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Beginners Christmas Magic

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Snow Report: Top 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 5cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 62.5cm

Les Gets trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Geneva International55km, 1h
Region:Haute-Savoie region, French Alps
First opened:1938

Les Gets lift pass price last reported as 6 days Adult = 172€ (Les Gets/Morzine). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Aventine (La Chaumiere Chalets).
Night skiing: Yes
Les Gets has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing Mid December – Mid April.

Town altitude: 1000m
Top of slopes: 2002m
Bottom of piste: 1172m
Vertical drop: 2723m
Total length of trails:120km (secured)
Longest piste:6km
This is as close to an alpine fairy tale as it gets. A beautiful resort tucked away between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, Les Gets’ charm comes from rustic wooden chalets, friendly locals and the inevitably cosy atmosphere a smaller village is able to offer. Situated just an hour from Geneva Airport, it’s perfect for those who don’t want to waste a chunk of their holiday travelling, as most people who fly in the morning are able to make it onto the slopes by mid-afternoon. This is also one of the closest res...
Les Gets has a number of ski schools, making it an excellent place for children and beginners - most have bi-lingual instructors, and the resort’s popularity with families means instructors are well versed in teaching children to ski. A designated beginner park called ‘Mappy’s Area’ is close the Chavannes cable car, with gentle slopes, several magic carpets and rope tows. There are good blue runs near the centre of town, and further up towards Chavannes, for any older learners who want to enjoy some of the...
Whilst the resort isn’t primarily known for a huge après ski scene, a choice of over 100 shops, bars and restaurants means there’s definitely fun to be had after a long day on the slopes. There are several lively bars and most will stay open until about 2am. The Irish pub is great for its friendly atmosphere, home-brewed beers, live music and great tapas. The Black Bear is child friendly, with a pool table, and the Black Bush hosts a range of fancy dress nights. If 2am isn’t late enough for you, Igloo nightc...

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"Good week overall, just a slight issue with childcare"

Mrs Nelson, Northern Ireland
4/ out of 5
Overall the chalet is comfortable and we were pleased. A couple with us had stayed in another apartment in the same building, and said that this one was much nicer. It has a nice open space and everything was clean. There’s a pot belly stove there but it didn’t have a guard so they couldn’t have had it on with children around. The chalet’s generally ok for children, not so good for babies – ours was 9 months at the time and there was nothing provided apart from the high chair. The girls from the crèche gave us some toys they had there, and it was just as well we’d bought a few toys with us too. The crèche staff were great, our little boy sometimes finds it hard to settle in but the girl was really good with him and he got on well. However it’s a mixed bag review because we missed some days of childcare and had to pay extra privately. Our son had made himself sick, and they wouldn’t let him in the crèche. I completely understand the policy but he wasn’t actually ill, and having to pay for extra childcare was very expensive. All the staff were lovely, it was just disappointing about the policy when we had already paid for childcare. The only thing I would suggest with the childcare is that it would have been good to be able to book it from 9-3 rather than only a full or half day. Our family suite was fine apart from being a little cold! We did mention it to the young fellow in charge who was having a week of things breaking down – we ended up helping him to do the dishes as the dishwasher broke down, and the fridge broke too. The host was great though, very friendly and helpful. In terms of the location for families, it’s about a ten minute walk from the resort which is fine, no big deal. The people we hired skis with were fantastic.
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Mrs Nelson