Chalet Nepenthe is in the Topaze building in the private enclave of Les Carats with secure access. It is 200m from the La Face piste and a 10 minute walk from the village center. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.
‘Nepenthe’ is an ancient Greek word meaning something that chases away sorrow. We think this is a pretty fair reflection of what skiing vacations are all about. This delightful three bedroom apartment is snug but makes an ideal retreat for a family to enjoy a thoroughly relaxing week. It's located in the exclusive private enclave of Les Carats. The famous La Face piste is only 200m away, making Nepenthe nearly ski in / ski out. Although the bedrooms are small it is stylishly decorated and feels much like an authentic Alpine chalet inside.
Chalet Nepenthe is on the second and third floors of the Topaze building and is accessed by the lift. On the lower floor there is an open plan living area with a fireplace, huge sofas that you sink into and a large south facing balcony which looks onto the forest behind which is ideal for soaking up the sun in the second half of the season. The kitchen is open plan so that you can see the chef host at work and discuss your skiing plans at breakfast.
The master double bedroom has a partially open plan bathroom and a balcony with a view of the Eleina mountain. The second double bedroom is on the same floor and has an en suite shower room.
Up the internal staircase is a small twin room which is ideal for children. It has a balcony and a small shower room. Just next door is the “den” – a separate TV and games room that gives the children some of their own space.
A ski/boot room with boot warmers is located on the ground floor with access to the chalet via a lift or stairs. All of our chalets are non-smoking inside.
The entire apartment has been finished to a high standard with a mixture of tiled and wooden floors. For a family wanting a skiing vacation with privacy and peace and quiet, the combination of ‘Nepenthe’ and our revered chalet service is hard to beat.
Children are expertly looked after by a qualified private nanny. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In Val d’Isère our chalet guests have the choice of a private nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club .
We look after children from as young as four months, making sure the entire family has a relaxed, fun and memorable vacation. Our team organize age appropriate activities and can take the older ones to and from ski school, allowing you to spend all day on the slopes. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.
Explorers kids club : Run by qualified nannies, our purpose built kids club in Val d’Isere is available exclusively to guests and is open seven days a week. Each day promises an imaginative and entertaining program of both indoor and outdoor activities, so parents can spend the day on the slopes knowing your children are in expert hands. Snacks and lunches are freshly made each day and we also operate a driver service that can take your children to and from ski school.
Private nanny : All our nannies are fully qualified (CACHE trained or similar) and are carefully selected for their natural ability with children and their nurturing and fun approach. We provide rigorous pre-season training which includes a paediatric first aid course, water safety and spending time with our chefs learning how to prepare nutritious snacks and lunches. Available for five days a week, they ensure your children enjoy a range of activities, whilst adhering to their home routines. They can also take children to, and collect from ski school each day.
Babysitting : Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).
The lounge has a large flat screen TV with UK channels, DVD player and Apple TV. Nepenthe has WiFi.
On the ground floor is a small ski room with boot warmers.
Lounge : Large flat screen TV with UK channels, Blu-ray DVD player and Apple TV,
Ski/Boot area : Private ski/boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard equipment and personal belongings.
Wireless ADSL : Broadband wi-fi.
Chalet Nepenthe features two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, all with bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining/living area with open fire and south facing balcony.
Double with ensuite bathroom : Cosy open plan bedroom and bathroom, with small outside balcony looking onto the front of the building.
Double with ensuite shower : This room has an en-suite shower room with sink and the WC is located just next door to the bedroom.
Twin with ensuite shower : Small twin bedroom with its own shower room and the 'den' located next door.
NB *Our chalet staff have one day off each week. Breakfast and afternoon tea will be laid out and communal areas in the chalet will be tidied up.
•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.
Great for •Families •Groups •Non skiers •Catered Chalets
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Snow History: March average depth 163.5cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Chambéry (CMF)||145km, 1h45|
|Geneva (GVA)||180km, 2h40|
|Grenoble (GNB)||210km 2h50|
Val d'Isere lift pass price last reported as €294 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Nepenthe.
Night skiing: Yes, every Thursday
Val d'Isere has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing October - May.
|Top of slopes:||3300m|
|Bottom of piste:||1550m|
|Total length of trails:||300km|
|Longest piste:||10km (Tignes)|