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Chalet Grand Choucas
A Paris surgeon of some repute has invested splendidly of both time and money to furnish this property with taste and elegance. Picture windows spill onto the balcony and the classic mountain summits fill the sky in every direction. Plenty of toys for those inclined including a cutting edge eco-friendly ethanol fireplace. Grand Choucas is a precious commodity as it provides a lavish amount of space for groups as small as five, and plenty of room for a few more if you wish.
- Set back off the high street in the very centre of the resort and only 300m from the lifts and nursery slopes.
- Double with bath and WC. Limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot.
- Twin room with en suite shower and separate WC.
- Twin with en suite bath and WC.
Television with UK Freeview
Music system with iPod connectivity
DVD with film/children's library
Board games library
Welcome champagne & canapes
Wake up drinks
Bathrobe and slippers
Massage & beauty treatments (local charge)
As a dedicated family chalet, infants and children are welcome in this chalet all season long
Val d'Isère Resort Info
Val d'isère skiing
Val d'isère is justifiably ranked up there with the best resorts in the world. Lift linked with Tignes with which Val d'isère makes up L'Espace Killy, there are 300km of varied pistes to please everyone from beginners to pros. Expert skiers and snowboarders are particularly spoilt for choice in Val d'isère with the 1992 Olympic course, the 'Face', plenty of off-piste (remember to take a guide) and a world class snow park.
Val d'isère ski resort
Val d'isère has not only world class skiing but also boasts some world class après ski. The Folie Douce at the top of la Daille gondola is probably the most famous of Val d'isère's après haunts but is far from the only one. Restaurants on and off the mountain are pricey but good, which added to a good range of accommodation and lot's to do for the non-skiers makes it easy to see Val d'isère's attraction.
More Val d'Isère resort information
Val d'Isère Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 05 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 30-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||43 cm|
|Upper slopes||86 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 05-Dec-2013)
There is great skiing available at the open resorts in France, including Bareges/La Mongie (85/150cm), Cauterets (80/120cm), Font Romeu (120/150cm), La Rosiere (50/105cm), Les Deux Alpes (40/160cm), Montgenevre (40/60cm), Tignes (44/170cm), Val d’Isere (43/86cm) and Val Thorens (65/105cm). It has been relatively mild at times this week but the temperature has dropped again now. The forecast is for bright, sunny weather across this weekend and into next week.
The big news in France is that many resorts will open for snowsports this weekend – either for weekend skiing or for the season fully.
Alpe d’Huez (22/150cm) is scheduled to open for the season on Friday 6th December.
Isola 2000 (55cm/60cm) was open for a pre-opening ski on Sunday 1st December but will open for the season daily from 7th December.
Meribel (30/105cm), Les Menuires (43/85cm) and Courchevel (45/105cm) in the Three Valleys ski area, as well as Chamrousse (15/25cm) and Les Orres (30/50cm), will open for the winter season on Saturday 7th December.
Grands Montets, at Argentiere (20/150cm) in the Chamonix valley (10/150cm) will open this Saturday 7th December. Les Houches, also in the Chamonix area will open for weekend skiing on 7th and 8th December.
Chatel (30/65cm) and Avoriaz (30/60cm) in the Portes du Soleil and Flaine (18/80cm) in the Grande Massif ski area, along with Foux d’Allos (32/45cm) and Villard de Lans (50/70cm), will open for weekend skiing on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December, before opening for the season fully on Saturday 14th December.
Les Saisies (25/45cm) will open for weekend skiing in 7/8th December and 14/15th December before opening for the season fully on 19th December.
European Weather Outlook
The weather over the weekend and into next weekend is forecast to remain sunny for the majority of European skiing destinations. The good news is that mid-mountain temperatures should remain around freezing over the weekend, although it is set to get mild again next week.
Strong winds have affected the Scottish resorts this week, with some damage reported at Nevis Range. Some fresh snow could land over the weekend.
Fresh snow has already been reported in Norway and Sweden too, and more snow could land over the weekend.