Chalet Philippe, Alpe d'Huez

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Ski to within a few hundred yards of the chalet doorstep and stay close enough to the action for great après ski but far enough out of the very centre to avoid the busiest and less quiet areas. If you’re taking more than 12 SNO mates ask about booking with adjoining Chalet Christian for twice the space and tw... + more
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Overview - chalet description - Chalet Philippe 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 Philippe is the largest of three chalets we run in the same building in the heart of the resort.

The location is ideal for families & keen skiers, being close to the slopes as well as the ice rink and indoor swimming pool ( one free entrance to each is included with the lift pass) . Only a short walk away is our Chalet Hotel Mariandre where all our Childcare is based with a large Snow Club room on the top floor and cosy Nursery on the first floor.

The Philippe's interior is Alpine in style with cosy wood panelling throughout, and pine furniture in the main, yet has contemporary features too and modern en suite shower rooms . The dining room is particularly spacious and leads through to the comfortable lounge with smart red sofas & a welcoming fireplace.

The seven bedrooms all have twin beds plus three of them have bunk beds suitable for children under 12, perfect for families preferring to be in the same room. Four also benefit from a balcony.

The Philippe also has its own sauna and is the only chalet in the building to have a hot tub, so you have a choice of relaxation options for those aching muscles! To complete the facilities there is a ski room adjacent to the main entrance on the ground floor complete with a heated boot rack.

If you are looking to book as a larger group you can consider taking both the Philippe, for 14-20 and our chalet Christian, sleeping 8-12 , on the next floor, as an internal staircase (which is normally locked) can be opened to connect the two and arrangements can be made to eat dinner together in Philippe’s spacious dining room.

Approximate Transfer time to resort: Chambéry 1 hour 45 minutes, Geneva 3 hours 30 minutes


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months In Chalet Hotel Mariandre (5 mins walk)
  • Snow Club 3 - 8 years In Chalet Hotel Mariandre (5 mins walk)
  • Cocoa Clubs
    • Mini Cocoa Club 3 - 5 years In Chalet Hotel Mariandre (5 mins walk)
    • Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years In Chalet Hotel Mariandre (5 mins walk)
  • 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 Philippe features

  • Recently renovated traditional chalet
  • Ski to 150m from the chalet
  • 5 minutes' walk from childcare base
  • Approx. 2 minutes' walk (200m) to the nearest ski lift
  • 5 minutes' walk to the 'Palais du Sport'
  • Sauna
  • Chalet catering with wine included

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • GROUND FLOOR

    Main entrance to chalet, ski-room with heated boot warmers, wellness centre with sauna, hot-tub and shower with separate wc, dining-room and walkway to lounge with fireplace and TV/DVD (with some UK channels).

    Room 1, Sleeps 2, Twin with shower/wc and balcony

    Room 2, Sleeps 2, Twin with shower/wc and balcony

    Room 3, Sleeps 2, Twin with shower/wc and balcony

    Room 4, Sleeps 2, Twin plus bunk beds with shower/wc and balcony

    Room 5, Sleeps 2, Twin plus bunk beds with shower/wc

    Room 6, Sleeps 2, Twin plus bunk beds with shower/wc

    Room 7, Sleeps 2, Twin with shower/wc

    Supplements per person per night: En suite shower/wc/balcony £3.00. Bunk beds in rooms 4, 5 and 6 recommended for children (under 12) only.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Philippe

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 Philippe'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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Glacier Skiing Awesome Après Ski 300 days of sunshine

Buckets of off piste and an incredible terrain park make this a freeriding and freestyling paradise - combine this with 250km of pisted runs and you’ve got something for everyone. The town offers a colourful variety of après ski from ice caves to nightclubs and activities for all ages that will put the cherry on top of any ski holiday.

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Great for Nightlife Off Piste Terrain Parks Groups Families

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Snow Forecast: 5cm expected this week

Snow History: April average depth 158.17cm

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Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Grenoble (GNB)158km 1h50m
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1936

Alpe d'Huez lift pass price last reported as €225 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Philippe.
Night skiing: Yes
Alpe d'Huez has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December – April.

Town altitude: 1860m
Top of slopes: 3330m
Bottom of piste: 1130m
Vertical drop: 2200m
Total length of trails:250km
Longest piste:16km
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"Perfect balance of peace and access"

Richard, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
Ski to within a few hundred yards of the chalet doorstep and stay close enough to the action for great après ski but far enough out of the very centre to avoid the busiest and less quiet areas. If you’re taking more than 12 SNO mates ask about booking with adjoining Chalet Christian for twice the space and twice the fun! Super-efficient hosts and a snug atmos make this a highly recommended holiday home from home.
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