Chalet Ecureuil, Les Arcs

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We had a fantastic holiday & think staff were always pleasant, friendly and did their best to help at every opportunity. Food was amazing, very impressed with organisation and everyone's effort to learn children's names, say hello to them etc - even though they weren't in nursery. + more
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Ecureuil 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.

The Ecureuil chalet sits in the bottom row of our group of six modern chalets in the heart of Peisey, yet only a short walk from the impressive 'Vanoise Express' cable-car, linking this part of the massive Paradiski area to the La Plagne section. The children's ski garden, ski school meeting point and main Peisey chairlift are only 75m across the road from the uppermost chalet level.

The position of the chalet is fabulous, offering superb uninterrupted views over the valley below from both the wrap around balcony off the bright lounge and dining area, as well as the balcony or terrace from every single bedroom. Each of the rooms are a generous size, with four of them sleeping 2-3 in comfort and the "loft-like" suite, reached via a spiral staircase, accommodating a family of 5 in exclusive comfort.
Bathrooms are also designed with family use in mind, with each one offering a bath as well as a shower above, and double wash hand basins.

The interior style is attractive and modern with a feature fireplace in the lounge and cosy TV corner, and the bedroom layout works extremely well as three of the floors have pairs of bedrooms adjacent to each other, offering perfect privacy for families of 4-5 and the bonus of two full bathrooms!

As the chalets are built on a slope, a series of terraced paths and steps connect the six, but you need not be concerned about carrying your skis up and down each day,as there is a secure ski locker room up at road level, right next to Chalet Hermine. Ski boots can be stored overnight on the heated boot rack within the chalet. Backpacks are recommended in preference to pushchairs, although we have limited storage space for pushchairs in this ski-locker room, just below street level, down a small flight of steps.

Our Nursery and Snow Club are also based in the Hermine, giving another good reason why Peisey offers every convenience for families.

For total relaxation on your holiday there is a sauna on the lowest level, as well as an outdoor hot tub on the terrace, from where you can enjoy some of the most enviable views in resort, so don't forget your swimwear!

Chalets Renard and Ourson are used for Nursery and Snow Club lunches with the children eating there between midday and 2pm. On busy weeks other chalets may also be used for lunch.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months On Site
  • Snow Club 3 - 8 years On Site
  • Cocoa Clubs
    • Mini Cocoa Club 3 - 5 years On Site
    • Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years On Site
  • 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 Ecureuil features

  • Popular high quality chalet
  • Private sauna and outdoor hot-tub
  • Ideal family layout
  • All bedrooms with en suite bath & wc
  • Superb central location
  • 'Vanoise Express' cable-car to La Plagne approx 1 minute's walk (75m)
  • High-speed 6-man Les Arcs chairlift approx 1 minute's walk (75m)
  • Ski back to within 75m of the chalets
  • Children's ski area approx 1 minute's walk (50m)
  • Attractive open-plan dining-room/lounge area with fireplace and free Wifi
  • TV/DVD player in chalet so bring your favourite DVDs
  • Substantial breakfast, afternoon tea, children's high tea and 4-course dinner with complimentary wine and coffee

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • GROUND FLOOR

    Sauna with shower, French door to terrace with hot-tub

    Room 1, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/double plus single bed/sofa (bath/wc/terrace)

    Room 2, Sleeps 2, Twin/double plus single *sofa (bath/wc/terrace)

  • FIRST FLOOR

    Room 4, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/double plus single bed/sofa (bath/wc/balcony)

    Room 3, Sleeps 2-3, Twin/double plus single bed/sofa (bath/wc/balcony)

  • SECOND FLOOR

    Entrance, wc, kitchen, open-plan living/dining-room with log fire and balcony

  • THIRD FLOOR

    Suite 5, Sleeps 4-5, Twin/double plus single *sofa, with balcony, inter-connecting to hall area with twin bunks (bath and separate wc) Access via spiral staircase, not recommended for children under 5.

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Supplements: per person per night Suite 5 £3.50.
    All rooms/suites will take a cot.
    *Sofas in rooms 2 and 5 are sofa beds and can be used by guests booking the whole chalet instead of other beds in the chalet.
    Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Ecureuil

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 Ecureuil'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.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Ecureuil dates & departure airports

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Sun 16 Dec 201816/12/18
£719
Sun 23 Dec 201823/12/18
£899
Sun 30 Dec 201830/12/18
£1349
Sun 06 Jan 201906/01/19
£799
Sun 13 Jan 201913/01/19
£809
Sun 20 Jan 201920/01/19
Sold Out 
Sun 27 Jan 201927/01/19
available 4 sharing
Sun 03 Feb 201903/02/19
£1019
Sun 10 Feb 201910/02/19
available Gatwick, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 17 Feb 201917/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 24 Feb 201924/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 03 Mar 201903/03/19
£949
Sun 10 Mar 201910/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 17 Mar 201917/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 24 Mar 201924/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 31 Mar 201931/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 07 Apr 201907/04/19
£1239
Sun 14 Apr 201914/04/19
£819
This package holiday to Chalet Ecureuil in Les Arcs, France departs Sunday 16th December 2018, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Les Arcs - about holidays in Les Arcs - about ski holidays in Les Arcs - about ski holidays in Les Arcs France

Paradiski ski area Ski in, ski out High altitude skiing

One half of the magnificent Paradiski and the self-professed 'home of snowboarding', Les Arcs has well earned its reputation as one of the best and biggest ski destinations in France (and if you ask us, the whole wide world).

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Snowboarding Off-piste Families Groups

Les Arcs webcam

Snow Report: Top 370cm, Bottom 80cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 74.33cm

Les Arcs trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)134km, 2 hours
Geneva (GVA)215km, 2 hours 40
Lyon (LYS)212km, 2 hours 40
Grenoble (GNB)207km, 2 hours 40
Region:France, Alps
First opened:1968

Les Arcs lift pass price last reported as

299€ (adult 6 day Paradise Unlimited pass)

265€ (adult 6 day Domaine Les Arcs Peisey-Vallandry pass)

. Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Ecureuil.
Night skiing: Yes
Les Arcs has N S E W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1600m - 2100m
Top of slopes: 3226m
Bottom of piste: 1200m
Vertical drop:
Total length of trails:435km
Longest piste:7km
Les Arcs came to be in 1968 after a group of ski instructors and architects dreamt up a resort with all the perks of a village but a mountainside location. It grew into one of the largest, most incredible ski areas in the Alps. The closest airport is Chambery with a transfer time of a couple of hours and there are various transport links from Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble too. Present day Les Arcs consists of four main purpose built villages. The original resort, Arc 1600, was created for doorstep skiing and is di...
As you'd expect from one of the biggest ski areas on the planet, there's everything from gorgeous tree-lined runs to wild, white-knuckle off-piste. For beginners, each of the 3 main Arcs has “ski tranquille” zones and the wide beginner runs leading to the resort have gentle gradients that are perfect for practicing. Local instructors are on hand to show you the ropes, with ski schools based in each of the main villages (1800 has the most). There are magic carpet lifts at 1800 and 2000 - an easy way for newbies...
If you’re looking for a party, Arc 1800 is hands down the place to be. It's hosted events like the legendary Snowbombing festival over the years and has oodles of watering holes like the Red Hot Saloon (or the 'Red Bar' to use local lingo). If you’re looking for more of a French style après spot, Ambiente has a really cool atmosphere and lots of nice cocktails (happy hour usually starts at 4!) while Le club 1950 your venue if you’re looking to party into the wee hours. Arc 1600's a little quieter but for goo...

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Tanne family
4/ out of 5
We had a fantastic holiday & think staff were always pleasant, friendly and did their best to help at every opportunity. Food was amazing, very impressed with organisation and everyone's effort to learn children's names, say hello to them etc - even though they weren't in nursery.
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