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Chalet Chamois Volant
- Sleeps 14 - 17
- Catered chalet
Chamois Volant started life as traditional farm dwelling, then to be
totally renovated with one of the most stylish and tasteful of
makeovers. The sumptuous fabrics adorning the bedrooms, the smart,
modern bathrooms and the inspired use of traditionally crafted
furnishings throughout have transformed this 19th century stone farm
building into a highly desirable chalet. The generous use of seasoned
timber, exposed stone work and original stone vaulted ceilings give the
chalet a delightfully charming and rustic feel. All the well appointed
bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the open-plan living and dining
room has a TV and DVD player. To top it off, you can enjoy great views
of the mountains whilst soothing those tired limbs in the outdoor hot
tub on the balcony.
Rooms 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 can be configured either with twin beds or a
king-sized double bed, so please advise preference when booking. The
extra beds in rooms 5, 6 & 7 are ideal for children, making this chalet a great choice for families.
Open-plan dining/living room
Separate WC (off lounge)
Rooms 1-3 = 3 twins or king-sized doubles with shower and WC
Room 4 = double with shower and WC
Large balcony (separate entrance) with hot tub
Rooms 5 & 6 = 2 twins or king-sized doubles with bath, shower, WC and extra fold away bed for children only
Room 7 = set on two levels, private
sitting room with extra bed for children only, leading up to king-sized
double with bath, shower and WC
Beds in rooms 1,2,3,5 and 6 will be made up as twins unless we are advised otherwise.
Morning tea and coffee brought to your room
A cooked breakfast including daily specialities such as freshly made
pancakes plus French pastries (or local breads, ham and cheeses in
Austria and Switzerland)
Champagne and canapes on arrival
Aperitifs and canapes on 5 nights
A choice of Gold level red, white and rose wines, unlimited until coffee
A 4 course delicious, locally inspired evening menu with port to accompany your cheeseboard
After-dinner chocolates and freshly made coffee
Breakfast and dinner will be served on 6 out of 7 days and a continental breakfast will be left out on 1 morning.
Chalet staff live in a ground floor apartment with separate entrance.
Les Deux Alpes Resort Info
Les Deux Alpes skiing
Les Deux Alpes is a very popular resort with the Brits. It boasts the largest glacier in Europe (at 3568m)allowing for year round skiing. The biggest attraction for boarders and freestyle skiers, and those that like a bit of pro spotting, is the world class snowpark found at the Jandri mid-station during the winter, and up on the glacier during the summer. Beginners and intermediates are well catered for with some nice motorway pistes, although there is only one easy run back down to resort which is sometimes shut when snow is thin on the ground. Advanced skiers should head to the La Fee area for testing black runs and to nearby La Grave for some of the best off-piste around.
Les Deux Alpes ski resort
The resort itself is quite large and spread out, meaning it lacks that "village like" alpine charm. However, it does have a very good range of shops and restaurants, plus varied and lively nightlife. For non skiers, the hamlet of Venosc with its craft shops and cute eateries is walkable when there's not too much snow, or can be reached by cable car. Childcare is very good, so families are welcomed, but there is a lot of traffic in town, which may put some off.
Overall, a lively resort and very popular with the young freestyle crowd and their followers, with La Grave and the glacier particular pluses and Grenoble Airport only 90 minutes away.
More Les Deux Alpes resort information
Les Deux Alpes Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 19 Mar 2018|
|Last snowed|| 17-Mar-2018|
|Fresh snow||2 cm|
|Lower slopes||80 cm|
|Upper slopes||240 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Great conditions - wax up your skis!|
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.