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Les Verdets is a chalet studio apartment that lies in the heart of Val d'Isere. Built in the traditional Savoyard style, Les Verdets is the perfect mountain retreat for both winter and summer holidays in the Alps. The apartment is the perfect convenient choice for the independent skier and holiday maker. The location of Les Verdets is perfect, only 4 min's walk from the Bellevarde Express chairlift, L’Olympic cable car and the Solaise Express chairlift. The apartment is 4 minutes walk from all the shops, bars and restaurants in the centre of the village. With a wonderful south west balcony, you can enjoy sunshine throughout the day. The apartment has a central location but it is away from busy areas so noise is at a minimum. The on site concierge is on hand should you require assistance during your stay and the apartment prides itself on high standards of cleanliness and modernity. There is parking on site and a key code entrance door for privacy and security.
Val d’Isere always has snow. 4.8m in the village last season, which would bury a London bus, plus enough cannon snow to cover the road from London to Bristol a metre deep! If you judge this super-resort on its skiing, it is hard to beat. Off piste and on, Val d’Isere has an incredible range of options – from the magical Vallee Perdue to the Olympic downhill run ‘Face’. Hosting the World Skiing Championships in 2009, further confirms this resort’s international status. A village atmosphere has been carefully preserved from Val d’Isere’s earliest days in 1934. You can sense it in the intimate atmosphere of the tea rooms, wine bars and the refined elegance of the hotels, boutiques and restaurants. There is no shortage of entertainment filling the streets of Val d’Isere; themed evenings, ski shows, firework displays, music concerts and other prestigious events.
We are both Chartered Surveyors who upon becoming parents to twin girls worked out very quickly that the only way we were going to be able to continue skiing every year was to take the whole family! The flat was perfect when the girls were smaller, now they are fourteen, personal space is tight, but we still love it. Family time is so precious so it gives us a chance to get together and actually talk as there is intentionally no Wi-Fi. But panic not, there is free Wi - Fi in every bar and restaurant. The swimming pool and leisure complex ( 5 mins away) is a popular place with my girls for swimming,wall climbing, indoor football etc and of course keep free Wi-Fi to keep up with their streaks, snapchat!!
We fell in love with Val d'Isere after many years skiing. In our view it simply cannot be beaten. The village is fantastic and as you'll see from the photos we love it in the summer as well. There is so much to do in this prestige resort. The kids love it, so we love it - a real family holiday.
The property is located in a quiet area 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village. Most of all we love the sun drenched balcony; the views are simply stunning both down to La Daille, looking up at Solaise and straight in front of you Bellvarde which is of course the location of the famous Olympic downhill 'Le Face'.
The Apartment is looked after by Marilyne, our neighbour who is also a qualified Yoga teacher and offers traditional Thai massage of Nuad Boran Shiatsu at very reasonable prices. If you are interested just let me know and I'll give you her details.
Location – map
Special interest holidays:
Winter time - Val D'Isere is one of the top locations in the world to ski, it basically has everything and most importantly it is snow sure. Not as close to airports as some resorts (2-3.5 hour transfer dependent on airport), but who wants to get to their resort quicker and then not be able to ski!! Top restaurants both on and off the mountain, bars, nightlife, leisure facilities etc. Plus, if you have children, you cannot get better facilities to ensure they are happy therefore, you are happy. Trust me we bought the flat when our children were 2 years old, so we have experience and year on years, children's facilities just get better.
If you do not wish to ski, again, Val D'Isere is still perfect for a relaxing holiday. The Leisure centre offers everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break, Hamman, Spa's, lots of shops, village Market on a Thursday, cafe's. Plus you can always get the bubble or cable car up to the top as a foot passenger and meet friends for lunch or just take in the views, its a whole different world up there!!
Summer time - unveils all the mysteries of Val d’Isere to those who take the alpine footpaths through towering summits that boarder alpine pastures and majestic lakes. Sport and leisure activities bloom in abundance and here in Val d’Isere children are given the priority; everything is structured to entertain them and heighten their awareness of the mountains. A nature lover’s paradise, Val d’Isere is a perpetual source of enchantment.
A village atmosphere has been carefully preserved from Val d’Isere’s earliest days in 1934. You can sense it in the intimate atmosphere of the tea rooms, wine bars and the refined elegance of the hotels, boutiques and restaurants. There is no shortage of entertainment filling the streets of Val d’Isere; themed evenings, ski shows, firework displays, music concerts and other prestigious event.
Traveling to Val d'Isere is simple. Fly to Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble or Chambery. From the airports you can take a bus to Val d'Isere which arrive in the centre of Val d'Isere no more than 400m from your apartment at Les Verdets.
Eurostar run a weekly service from London/Ashford direct to Bourg St Maurice, this service is ideal if you are based in London. Once you arrive in Bourg simply take a bus or taxi up the mountain to the resort.
It takes approximately 40 minutes to reach Val d'Isere from Bourg St Maurice, an hour and a half from Chambery and 3 hours from Geneva.
When to go. Before Christmas, the slopes are empty and our price is low. The resort opens around 3 December and the sooner you book the less your flights cost. Val d’Isere is more likely to have good snow than most which is why it hosts early World Cup downhills. Christmas is great. It is a proper white Christmas. You bring the presents and Val d’Isere does the rest! New Year is a wonderful time to ski. Val d’Isere has a vast ski area and 16 lifts from the valley floor alone so there are no problems with queues. January is our favourite month. It can be colder than other months but it tends to be sunny and is often the sunniest month. What is certain is that the slopes are empty, the snow is the squeaky perfect stuff and the holiday tends to be much cheaper as the French class this as low season. February is the classic month to go skiing. It’s logical; there will almost certainly be more snow than in January, the temperatures will be similar, but the days longer and the sun stronger. March is wonderful. The sun is stronger than in the Med in mid-summer, so Factor 50 is a must! The snow is at its deepest and on average a good metre more falls during the month. April is when Val d’Isere stands out from most other ski resorts. The sun is incredibly warm, but in the high, narrow, north facing valley the snow lasts exceptionally well. April showers fall as powder here and the last Funival of the winter on 8 May will be full of revellers mourning the end of another fantastic season and longing for the start of the next!
Description of flat
Description of sleeping capacity:
Sleeps 4 (Studio)
Notes on bedrooms:
Sleeping four (2 adults, 2 children), the apartment consists of two large pull down bunk beds located in the corridor area and a double bed settee. The lounge area contains a quality sofa, converting into a double bed with memory foam mattress. Duvets and pillows can be stored within a bespoke storage unit when not in use. There is a door to separate the lounge area from the bunk bed area, although the bathroom and kitchen are also accessed off the corridor in which the bunk beds are located.
The bathroom consists of a bath with a shower; there are towel holders and rails for holding ski wear, a large sink with facing mirror and cupboards for all your toiletries. The bathroom is kept to high levels of hygiene for your own comfort.
Notes on accommodation:
Please note that the apartment is non-smoking.
The flat is also only suitable for 2 adults and 2 children or maximum 3 adults who know each other well!! Please note there is a weight restricton on the top bunk.
The location of Les Verdets is perfect, only 4 min's walk from the Bellevarde Express chairlift, L’Olympic cable car and the Solaise Express chairlift. The apartment is 4 minutes walk from all the shops, bars and restaurants in the centre of the village. With a wonderful south west balcony, you can enjoy sunshine throughout the day. The apartment has a central location but it is away from busy areas so noise is at a minimum.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:
Towels and bed linen are provided. We also ask all guests to leave the flat in the condition they would like to find it themselves in terms of cleanliness. The flat is equipped with vacuum, mop etc etc for your convenience.
On the ground floor there is a private communal lounge, it is kept in top condition by the concierge and is very rarely used. The concierge will light the fire for you. This is a great spot if you would like to invite friends over.