Chalet Ecureuil, Val d'Isere

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One of the smaller chalet-apartments in the resort, booking this chalet for sole-occupancy has become a popular choice for families or small groups of five or six looking for a ‘home-from-home’ in the mountains. The rustic stone façade of the property fits in perfectly in the quitter hamlet of Le Fornet, and... + more
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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).

This charming chalet-apartment, in the traditionally picturesque stone-built hamlet of Le Fornet, is absolutely perfect for a family or group of five or six friends looking for a cosy ‘home from home’. The heart and soul of the chalet is the attractively furnished, light and airy living/dining area. Furnished and fitted to a high standard throughout, with pleasing neutral tones alternating with splashes of colour, classic tiled floors and lime-washed wood panelling, the Ecureuil provides a pleasing mixture of comfort and elegance. The lounge also opens out onto a lovely big sun terrace overlooking the river, and facing west into the setting sun.

The bedrooms on the floor below are simply furnished yet comfortable, with the three rooms sharing two bathrooms, one of which features a jetted bath tub, two-person sauna and a double-headed ‘Italian shower’. A further shower-room and two separate wc’s complete the chalet’s smart and stylish facilities.

Only approximately five minutes’ walk from the main Le Fornet cable-car, the Ecureuil offers excellent access to Val d’Isère’s vast ski area, and good skiers can ski back even closer, to within 150m of the chalet.

Facilities - Chalet Ecureuil features

  • Delightful stone chalet for sole group use
  • Stylish lounge/dining area with TV & free Wifi
  • Large west-facing sunterrace
  • Main cable car and pistes approx 5 minutes’ walk (500m)
  • Experienced skiers can ski to within 150m of chalet
  • Jet-bath, small sauna & ‘Italian shower’
  • Cooked and continental breakfast
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake
  • 3-course dinners incl. prosecco apéritif and a choice of complimentary quality wines followed by coffee

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Ground Floor

  • Entrance, Kitchen, Wc Open plan lounge and dining room, TV, sun terrace.Open stairs down to lower ground floor
  • Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale

Lower Ground Floor

  • Room 1 Twin with wash hand basin
  • Room 2 Twin with wash hand basin
  • Room 3 Single/small twin (small window; no single room supplement/£50 p.p discount when 2 adults sharing)
  • Shower room with shower & separate wc Bathroom with multi-jet bath, sauna and ‘Italian shower’
  • Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale

Meals - food and drink in Chalet Ecureuil

We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff involved in food preparation are trained to the City & Guilds qualification – Level 2 in Food Safety during the pre-season training course. For six days of the week for our 2017/18 season, and five days of the week for 2018/19, our staff prepare all your meals, as described below.


A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a hot option, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff's day(s) off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's day(s) off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.


2017/18 season cuisine

A three-course adult-only chalet dinner starts with Prosseco, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee to round off your evening. Your choice of complimentary quality red and white wines is unlimited during the meal service, and chilled water is also of course always available.

2018/19 season cuisine

Our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal 5 nights a week. Consisting of an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! The staff nights off are a great opportunity to experience some local restaurents and cuisine. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.

Our Quality Wines

We are very proud of our wine selection for chalets and Chalet Hotels, which combines crisp and fruity whites with medium to full bodied reds, for a variety of palates. In our Chalet Hotels we also offer an additional light fresh rosé to our guests’ choice. We select our wines in conjunction with our good friends Nicolas and Véronique – the third generation in the Perret family’s fine wine business based in the Savoie. Nicolas is a qualified wine expert, having trained at the prestigious Burgundy Wine University in Beaune. Each season in October, Nicolas & Véronique bring over a new selection for us to sample (someone has to do it!) and together we choose our wines for the coming season, based on our menus and their pure enjoyment factor. Wine is an incredibly subjective and emotive subject, however the feedback we have received from our guests over recent seasons endorses our aims of providing wines to enhance your meal and to suit most tastes. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets - just advise us at time of bookings so that we can ensure that our staff can prepare. 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.

Christmas and New Year

All of our chalets and Chalet Hotels will serve a traditional Christmas dinner with a glass of Champagne to start off the evening. This will include roast turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and party hats plus a fantastic Alpine atmosphere in which to enjoy the day.
A special festive menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve, alongside the added bonus that many resorts put on fantastic firework displays. A glass of fizz, whilst watching fireworks over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.. what better way to bring in the New Year!

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.

Resort - about Val d'Isere - about holidays in Val d'Isere - about ski holidays in Val d'Isere - about ski holidays in Val d'Isere France

½ of Espace Killy Fantastic après Traditional chocolate box village Skiable glacier

Ski never-ending pistes and powder, ogle at colossal peaks and cosy Savoie architecture, then end the day with some of the world's most wild and wonderful après ski. Val d'Isere is considered by many to be the best ski resort on earth, and we’re inclined to agree.

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Val d'Isere webcam

Snow Report: Top 260cm, Bottom 115cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: November average depth 21.83cm

Val d'Isere trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)145km, 1h45
Geneva (GVA)180km, 2h40
Grenoble (GNB)210km 2h50
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1934

Val d'Isere lift pass price last reported as €294 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Ecureuil.
Night skiing: Yes, every Thursday
Val d'Isere has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing October - May.

Town altitude: 1,850m
Top of slopes: 3,300m
Bottom of piste: 1,550m
Vertical drop: 1,900m
Total length of trails:300km
Longest piste:10km (Tignes)
In France's Rhone Alp region, Val d'Isere (pronounce it: val de saire/sare/ser) makes up half of Espace Killy which is widely thought of as one of the most brilliant and beautiful ski areas in the world. In keeping with the attractiveness of its surroundings, the resort itself is a compilation of alpine hamlets made up of cosy wood and stone chalets. With the original village dating back to the 13th century and eye-catching church steeple at its centre, the whole place is truly oozing alpine charm. And while dre...
In Val d'Isere you'll be skiing in the tracks of some of the world's greatest skiers. Olympic medallists Marielle and Christine Goitschel learned to ski there, not to mention triple gold winner Jean-Claude Killy, after whom the wider ski area is named. As an indication of its premier status, the resort has hosted championships including the 1992 Olympics the World Alpine Ski Championships in 2009, along with the World Cup every December. If some of the best skiers in history have learned here, beginners can...
Famed for its après ski, you're unlikely to have a dull evening in Val. The resort has 4 nightclubs including the legendary Dicks T Bar (open from 4pm - 5am). Living up to its name, you'll experience ‘sweet madness' at Le Folie Douce, which boasts some of the best après ski in Europe. “Bananas” is another favourite, well known for its fantastic cocktails and convenient slope-side location. In Val d'Isere's 92 restaurants, you'll find dishes to suit all tastes from traditional Savoyarde indulgence to Marga...

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"Choose for a relaxed/informal base for ski holiday"

Jimmy, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
One of the smaller chalet-apartments in the resort, booking this chalet for sole-occupancy has become a popular choice for families or small groups of five or six looking for a ‘home-from-home’ in the mountains. The rustic stone façade of the property fits in perfectly in the quitter hamlet of Le Fornet, and the main Fornet cable car is only a few minutes’ walk away- proficient skiers can ski to within a hundred and fifty metres of the chalet at the end of the day. With a small sauna, cosy living area and west facing balcony (perfect for late season drinks in the sun) you won’t want for anything throughout your trip.
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