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Chalet Founets Avals
- Sleeps 8
- Catered chalet
It’s understandable. Built in mellow wood and unmistakeably
Savoyard-style, it has a quaint ambience that makes guests feel they are
in the lap of luxury. From the abundance of wooden beams and beautiful
log fire in the open plan living and dining room to the feather pillows
and duvets in the bedrooms, the chalet oozes warmth and character.
A large antique tapestry adorns a wall in the living room, and the
homely feel is added to by traditional Savoyard frescoes. A balcony with
comfy loungers leads off the living room, perfect for catching the
afternoon sun, crisp mountain air and breathtaking views.
An extra touch of luxury comes in the shape of a sauna – perfect after skiing.
The location is ideal too. Founets Aval is opposite the pisteside
restaurant of La Bergerie and just steps from the Bellecote run, which
leads down to the centre of Courchevel 1850 at La Croisette.
The proximity of the slopes means you don’t need to feel guilty about
lingering over an indulgent cooked breakfast – you’ll still be able to
get out skiing before many others in the resort. And besides, with the
vast and utterly fabulous network of runs making up the Three Valleys to
tackle, you’ll need to be properly fuelled with energy.
Sleeping up to eight, the chalet has four bedrooms all with ensuite
bathrooms. There is also a snug, with a plasma television, on the
mezzanine floor – great as a retreat for children. In fact, the chalet
is perfect for families, and has a very intimate feel.
Our staff can tailor meals to children’s tastes, and organise
early suppers for them if required and nannies too so parents can enjoy a
night out on the town after dinner.
Courchevel 1850 Resort Info
Sat at the Eastern end (The Three Valleys piste maps look South!) of the biggest linked ski area in the world, it's not hard to see why Courchevel 1850 has become such an exclusive destination. Gentle, tree-lined pistes feed into and through the centre of the resort, with almost every chalet, hotel and apartment being on or near the piste. Meribel is quickly accessible by any number of routes. The superb, high-tech lift system means that you can be in Val Thorens in time for an early lunch with ease...
The biggest village and arguably the jewel in Courchevel's crown, 1850 is the focal point of the resort, with a good selection of world-class hotels, restaurants and shopping. There are a good selection of less expensive accommodation options in town, especially with several British run chalet hotels. Lift access to the whole 3 Valleys area is from the centre of town, giving easy access to almost all guests.
More Courchevel 1850 resort information
Courchevel 1850 Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 20 Apr 2018|
|Last snowed|| 01-Apr-2018|
|Fresh snow||11 cm|
|Lower slopes||180 cm|
|Upper slopes||299 cm|
|Runs to resort||Slushy|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)
Lots of fresh snow was falling all around the French Alps on Thursday 27th April. With a lowering freezing level and heavy snow falls continuing, many French mountain villages are looking very Christmas like. On snow conditions are generally fresh, although the lower slopes are still very spring like. Up top powder conditions are abundant, however, poor visibility and limited lift access is keeping the options restricted. The current snowy and cloudy weather will break for the weekend, presenting an excellent chance to get in one last lift access powder day for the season.
Many resorts will be closed next week, but there is still loads of fresh snow in the forecast. With a good knowledge of the avalanche problem, touring conditions will be exceptional well into next weekend.
European Weather Outlook
Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C
In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late.
Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm.
Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.