Split chalets



While many of our guests come in families or groups and fill a chalet, we have many regular guests who like to stay in a chalet without having to rustle up the friends to fill it.

Our little private chalet-hotel Les Chardons is ideal for individuals, couples and small parties (though it’s worth remembering that we also have three chalets for just four guests and two for six). However, if you do want to book just a room or two - even just one bed - in one of our other larger chalets, we’ll be delighted to fit you in, and a holiday meeting new people is often just as enjoyable as a holiday shared with your old friends. (Dare we say even more enjoyable??)

But piecemeal bookings can be problematic: we could end up with ten chalets, each with a single guest, stopping us accepting the large parties that would have filled the chalets. And it would be rather a dull holiday for the ten lonely skiers!

Our solution is to allow anyone to book into a selection of our larger chalets, but reserving the right to move them to a comparable chalet if necessary (or make a full and immediate refund if preferred). If there were not space in a similarly-priced chalet, we would refund any difference if the alternative chalet were cheaper, and charge the difference if it were more expensive.

We have not charged the difference in the past, and guests in expensive chalets have been most put out to find themselves sharing with people who had paid substantially less than them. However, because a guest booking into our cheapest chalet might also feel hard done-by being asked to pay for a more expensive holiday, we will carry over the same amount as this supplement to his or her next YSE holiday. So if we ask you for an extra £100, you have the choice of cancelling with a full refund or paying the £100 and receiving £100 off your following YSE holiday. (Most of our guests come more than once.)

In this way, the group which fills your chalet is happy, the big spenders you have joined can’t complain, you do not find yourself rattling around on your own in a big chalet, and your subsequent YSE holiday is even better value than this year’s!


If booking into such a chalet please give us the ages of your party so we can tell interested parties who they are likely to be sharing with - though sadly we cannot guarantee compatibility! In the case of single bedrooms, we may not be able to guarantee a single room in the new chalet.



On certain high season dates we accept children over five into our larger chalets when not booked by one party and this could include a chalet sleeping 10 or more. If not having children in your split chalet is a priority, you MUST tell us at the time of booking.


The dates where we accept children over 5 into split chalets are:

6 December (Les Chardons only), 13, 20 and 27 December 2015; 3 January; 14 February; 20 and 27 March; 3 and 10 April 2016. Outside those dates, parties including children must book a chalet to themselves.



We are happy to accept bookings for single people (over 18) to share rooms in split chalets. In the infrequent event of incompatibility, such as when a snorer and a light sleeper share, it is the disruptor (ie. the snorer) whom we ask to adapt, or find alternative lodgings. Please do not book to share a room if you know you are hard to live with.