Chalet Le Chardon, Val d'Isere

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Le Chardon’s brilliant staff topped up our glasses, gave us endless amounts on resort advice and made us feel amazingly relaxed and welcome, before showing us our rooms. Each of the suites at Le Chardon is plush yet rustic, with wooden beams and floors, comfortable double beds, baskets of beauty products and ... + more
Gabrielle Lane, The Kensington and Chelsea Magazine
5 out of 5
"... The moment you enter the warm glow of a traditionally built chalet with 100-year-old Savoyard wood beams, open fires and floor-to-ceiling views of a snow-covered valley, an unobtrusive army of concierges, hosts and chefs are on hand to furnish every possible essential for a moneyed ski retreat. With ritua... + more
National Geographic Traveller
5 out of 5
“... uninterrupted views up the Manchet valley, with windows and terraces configured to make the most of them. Le Chardon has a giant terrace, with an 18ft “swim spa” and outdoor sofas; its top-floor living room, too, is spectacular.” (From: "Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, Val d'Isère, France: hotel review... + more
Yolanda Carslaw, Telgraph Travel
5 out of 5
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Package - what's included - what's included & available - what's included plus available extras - what's included & what extras are available

Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Without Flights
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Chalet Le Chardon

Discreetly located in private grounds, Le Chardon rests elegantly on the side of the Solaise Mountain, the perfect ski-in / ski-out location to access the vast and beautiful terrain of the Espace Killy.


Overview - chalet description - Chalet Le Chardon description

Undoubtedly one of the most desirable ski chalets in Val d’Isere, Chalet Le Chardon combines both elegance and grandeur in a sophisticated alpine style.

Chalet facts: • Ten double or twin en suite bedroom sleeping up to 20 guests. • South facing sun terrace with two outdoor hot tubs and 18ft swimspa. • Two large sitting rooms, dining room, sauna and wellness suite.

Your team: At Le Chardon, all of our staff are hand picked for their skill, flare and professionalism. Trained to the highest standard, your team will consist of: • Head Chef • Sous Chef • Chalet Manager • 2 Hosts/Hostesses • Chauffeur Service

The winter booking price includes: • Pre-arrival and in-resort concierge • Tea and coffee served in bed • Cooked breakfast & afternoon tea • Champagne and canapes receptions • Gourmet evening meals • Pre-arrival menu consultations • In-resort chauffeur service • Carefully selected house wines • Open bar including spirits & beers • L'Occitane bathroom products • Comprehensive travel insurance

* Pets may be allowed on request.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Happy children make happy parents

We know family time is precious and we also know that happy children make happy parents. Whatever the age from infants to teenagers we pride ourselves in being able to maximise fun for all ages. Whether in the comfort of your chalet, at play in the snow, or on the slopes with a guide or instructor your children will be extremely well cared for during their stay.

All of our chalets have sledges, high chairs, cots, DVD's and games meaning there is no need to travel with bulky child equipment, our concierge team will ensure your chalet is equipped with everything you need.

Childcare:
To make your stay as relaxing as possible, we can arrange highly qualified nannies with experience of working in alpine resorts and clientèle. Babies will be snug in the comfort of your chalet while the more adventurous young children can have all the fun in the snow; building snowmen and sledging.

Ski School:
Working with the best ski schools in Val d'Isere we will happily advise and can arrange private or group lessons for young guests. One to one tuition, group lessons and technical classes are all available to book for children from aged 3 and upwards. Ski, boot and helmet hire can also be pre-arranged for your arrival.

Extra activities:
For children, Val d'Isere has a number of activities to enjoy off the slopes. Husky rides and ice-karting are some of our past guests favourites. The ice rink in the centre of Val d'Isere allows you to soak up the magical ambiance of the village or for those who want to make a splash, the Aquasportif centre has a fantastic leisure pool, and spa area for the adults.

Healthy meals:
Good, healthy food is important for everyone of our guests including children. Children returning to the chalet following a morning skiing will be served a nutritious lunch freshly prepared by your chalet chef. High tea can be served at your chosen time and menus will be specially prepared to your children's liking.


Facilities - Chalet Le Chardon features

• 10 en-suite bedrooms • Ski-in / Ski-out • 18ft outdoor swim spa • 2 outdoor hot tubs • Sauna and wellness area • 2 private treatment rooms • 2 large lounges with open fire • Satellite TV and DVD player • Wireless internet (WIFI) • IPod and IPod docking station • Ski room with boot warmers

Massage & Beauty: After a hard day’s skiing what better way to relax than in one of the chalets’ outdoor hot tubs with a glass of champagne and uninterrupted views across the Manchet valley.
For those suffering from aching muscles, just ask us to organise a massage with one of our in-resort therapists who will treat you in the comfort of your chalet’s own massage room. Yoga, pilates and personal training sessions can also be arranged in the chalets on request.

In-resort Chauffeurs: Our in resort chauffeur service is available to you from 8am through until 2am, daily. With our immaculate collection of 4 x 4 Volkswagen Caravelles, all equipped with ski racks, our highly trained chauffeurs will be on call to pick you up and drop you off anywhere in resort. Be it collecting the kids from ski school or adults from a relaxing après ski drink in town, we guarantee you a fast, efficient and professional service.

Your personal concierge:Your personal concierge service will make organising your stay at Mountain Lodges effortless. From arranging your airport transfers complete with champagne picnic, to lunch reservations at the best mountain restaurants no stone is left unturned in the build up to, and during your stay.
We are always happy to deal with any special request you may have, no matter how large or small. Our concierge team have great local knowledge of all the properties and Val d'Isere. With this guaranteed you can truly relax in the knowledge that your holiday has been tailor made especially for you.

Travel Information: There are many different ways to reach Mountain Lodges. Scheduled flights will take you to our closest different airports with Geneva (3hrs), Lyon (3hrs) and Chambery (2hrs) being the most well serviced.
The moment your plane lands your experience at Mountain Lodges begins; whether you decide to take a private transfer with a champagne picnic or take a helicopter journey over the Alps, you will be sure to arrive refreshed and ready to go. You can also reach us by rail directly from Paris to Bourg St Maurice (40mins from Val d’Isere), or from London to Bourg St Maurice on the popular snowtrain service.

Transfer Service:
Should you entrust us with organising your transfer from the airport or train station, we will make sure you are treated en-route to a champagne picnic prepared by our chefs, ensuring you unwind the moment your journey up the mountain begins. For information and prices on the Transfer Service please ask a member of the team.

Helicopter Transfers:
Should you wish to minimise travel time, we can also organise helicopter transfers from your chosen airport (Geneva 30 minutes flight time). A representative will meet you from your flight and one of our in-resort chauffeurs will be waiting at the helipad in Val d'Isere to whisk you the remaining 5 minutes up to the chalet and a champagne welcome reception.

Private Flights:
Allowing you to create your own travel schedule, private jet travel is the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, while allowing you to travel in comfort and style. Limited bag restrictions, fast track security and a 20 minute check-in time all contribute to relaxed travel. For details and a quote on private jet charter please ask a member of the team.

Driving:
Flying is not the only way to reach Val d'Isere, if you prefer to drive we can provide you with fully comprehensive driving directions from the UK or elsewhere in Europe. On your arrival in Val d'Isere one of our chauffeurs will happily park your vehicle in one of the underground carparks and return it to you ready for your journey home.


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Sleeps 20 guests: 10 double or twin en suite bedroom sleeping up to 20 guests.

Dornoch:
Decent king size double or twin with a beautiful tiled floor and en-suite shower room. Direct access through patio doors to the sun terrace, swim spa and hot tubs with stunning uninterrupted views.

Dunvegan:
A fantastic spacious bedroom reached by its own private staircase, perfect as either king size double or twin. En-suite shower room, private balcony and breath taking views up the Manchet Valley.

Ardgay:
A large master bedroom with either king size double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower and twin sinks. Direct access onto the main balcony via large glass sliding doors giving stunning views.

Brodick and Brora:
Cosy rooms ideal as king size doubles or twins. Both have en-suite shower rooms finished off with Italian marble and have direct access onto the main balcony giving fantastic views.

Cawdor:
A spacious king size double or twin bedroom, beautiful en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, direct access onto the main balcony with stunning views.

Edzell:
Lovely master bedroom ideal as a king size double or twin, a large en-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower, direct access via large glass doors onto one of the balconies with fantastic views.

Moniak:
Beautiful king size double or twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower finished with Italian marble, direct access onto a balcony with views out over the Manchet Valley.

Oykel and Uist:
Both rooms have been refurbished with low double beds enabling guests to gaze out at the uninterrupted views from the floor to ceiling windows. King size double or twin bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Le Chardon

Priding ourselves on gastronomic food and fine wines, you can rest assured that dinner will be the highlight of your day. Using the finest local produce our hand-picked chefs will create a bespoke menu especially for you, whether you prefer a gastronomic feast or a healthy supper, have no doubt it will be tantalisingly delicious!

Dinner at Mountain Lodges is always accompanied by a superior selection of wines, especially chosen by our very own sommelier. Should you wish to personally select your wines, we also have an a la carte list of fine wines for your enjoyment.

Canapes:
• Smoked salmon blinis with caviar and horseradish creme fraise
• Marinated bocconicini and parma ham skewers
• Tartare of langoustine and wasabi cream
• Crispy smoked mozzarella with Honey and Figs

Starters:
• Scallops with a Jerusalem artichoke puree, braised pancetta and roast fennel
• Foie gras with raspberry vinegar reduction and herb salad
• Soft poached egg with asparagus, crispy pancetta, rocket leaves a nutmeg hollandaise sauce

Main:
• Slow braised pork belly and roasted pork fillet with a potato fondant, braised red cabbage and green beans, with a cider sauce
• Rack of lamb with aubergine, conncass tomato, and spinach, fondant potaoes and roast cherry tomatoes
• Crisp confit of duck leg with pancetta, lentils and honey jus

Dessert:
• Duo of white & dark chocolate mousse with berry compote
• Mulled wine poached williams pear served with caramel parfait, mascarpone cream and fresh mint
• Grand marnier and orange cheesecake with raspberry coulis
• Mixed berry panacotta with a dark chocolate mousse

We update Chalet Le Chardon'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 Le Chardon dates & departure airports

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This accommodation only holiday to Chalet Le Chardon in Val d'Isere, France departs Sunday 15th January 2017, 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 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 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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Great for Families Groups Non skiers Catered Chalets

Val d'Isere webcam

Snow Report: Top 145cm, Bottom 30cm

Snow Forecast: 39cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 80.17cm

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 €225 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Le Chardon.
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:150km
Longest piste:10km (Tignes)
In France's Rhone Alp region, Val d'Isere 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 dreamily trad in appearance, Val's numero...
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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"brilliant staff, comfortable double beds, plush yet rustic"

Gabrielle Lane, The Kensington and Chelsea Magazine
5/ out of 5
Le Chardon’s brilliant staff topped up our glasses, gave us endless amounts on resort advice and made us feel amazingly relaxed and welcome, before showing us our rooms. Each of the suites at Le Chardon is plush yet rustic, with wooden beams and floors, comfortable double beds, baskets of beauty products and private outside space ... From 'On the rocks', The Kensington and Chelsea Magazine (October 2012)

"Access to the L’Espace Killy ski area couldn’t be easier"

National Geographic Traveller
5/ out of 5
"... The moment you enter the warm glow of a traditionally built chalet with 100-year-old Savoyard wood beams, open fires and floor-to-ceiling views of a snow-covered valley, an unobtrusive army of concierges, hosts and chefs are on hand to furnish every possible essential for a moneyed ski retreat. With rituals including a bespoke breakfast, lavish afternoon tea, pre-dinner Champagne and canapes before an extravagant evening meal, you might forget you’re in Val d’Isère to ski at all — and that’s before even contemplating the 18ft-long outdoor swim spa, the sauna and wellness area, or the private cinema and entertainment rooms. But with an in-chalet fitting service and chauffeur, access to the vast L’Espace Killy ski area couldn’t be easier. The combined ski slopes of Val d’Isère and Tignes offer some of the most snow-sure terrain in the Alps, and the stats alone show why fans are so devoted — 187 miles of piste plus 24,710 acres of off-piste, two glaciers, a vertical drop of 6,330ft, 156 runs and nearly 100 lifts that can transport more than 135,000 skiers in an hour. Many of the seemingly leisurely blues and reds are ridiculously steep, narrow and bumpy (in other resorts, they’d undoubtedly be upgraded in terms of difficulty). This perhaps explains why Val d’Isère is considered one of the world’s best resorts for experts, even with its relatively small number of blacks. But perhaps the biggest motivator to survive the countless hairpin bends and lightening-slick drops is the knowledge that no matter how cold, tired and shot you might be, a soothing massage and vat of bubbly is waiting down at the chalet." From 'French Alps: Snow white' National Geographic Traveller UK (25/11/2013)

"Spectacular top-floor living room"

Yolanda Carslaw, Telgraph Travel
5/ out of 5
“... uninterrupted views up the Manchet valley, with windows and terraces configured to make the most of them. Le Chardon has a giant terrace, with an 18ft “swim spa” and outdoor sofas; its top-floor living room, too, is spectacular.” (From: "Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, Val d'Isère, France: hotel review” - Telegraph Travel)
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