Pic Noir

4 bedrooms for 7-8 guests
1 bath, 3 showers

“Best chalet we’ve ever stayed in – food even better than we’ve had with xxx in the last 3 years!”


Bedroom 1
Twin/double (11′ x 11′) with bathroom and wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (12′ x 10′) with shower and wc. Walk-in cupboard.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (11′ x 8’6″) with shower and wc.

Bedroom 4
Single (12′ x 9′). A good-sized room containing the same twin/double bed arrangement, but without an outside window, hence sold as a single. There is a ventilation system and a window onto the corridor. Second bed can be booked at half price – see below. Shower and wc – the shower is shared with the sauna and can be accessed from both the sauna and the bathroom of bedroom 4.

Sitting-Dining Room
Bright room (30′ x 15′) with south-facing balcony giving a bird’s eye view over the village centre and beyond. Log fire, TV and WiFi.

Next to Bedroom 4. Please note that the use of the sauna is at your own risk and that of your party members. YSE cannot accept responsibility for accidents/injuries that occur during the use of the sauna. Children must be supervised when using the sauna.

Second Bed in Room 4
The cost for this bed is half the quoted Pic Noir price if a flight and transfer are required, or 35% of the quoted price without flight and transfer. Extra beds can only be used when one party books the whole chalet.

Pic Noir Highlights

  • Val d’Isère’s newest and best-located chalet
  • On the third floor of very smart new résidence designed by architect Michel Covarel
  • Spacious sitting-dining room with log fire
  • Spectacular views south, east and west from vast balcony
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities
  • Three twin/doubles and one single with no supplement to pay
  • Bring an eighth person half price when one party books the chalet
  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • TV with YouTube and Netflix access
  • Boot warmers
  • Located in the centre of Val d’Isère above the famous former Perdrix Blanche restaurant
  • Damage deposit for all bookings


The most sumptuous four-bedroom, four bathroom chalet in Val d’Isère, in the most perfect location, Chalet Pic Noir (the black woodpecker) will satisfy even the most discerning of skiers and non-skiers.

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: oh no, not more tour operator twaddle! Once you read sumptuous and discerning in the same sentence, the alarm bells start ringing…

So can we justify the hyperbole? Well, Pic Noir, Perdrix and Ptarmigan are adjacent apartments occupying the whole third floor of the brand-new Résidence du Savoie in the village centre. The architect is Michel Covarel, who has pretty much single-handedly transformed Val d’Isère into the elegant resort it has become. Pic Noir is quite amazing – more like something from House & Garden than a ski chalet. Its kitchen alone is as big as some apartments!

The sitting-dining room is spectacular. Full of granite and old timber, with good lighting, modern sofas, a roaring log fire and a massive balcony. It offers the most amazing views from La Daille to Solaise, from the main street to the Face de Charvet.

Designerish people will enjoy all of the little colour-coordinated touches; their husbands will love the sliding glass around the fireplace, which means one never needs a fireguard, yet it lights like a blast furnace, then glows through the gloaming.

The four bedrooms are beautifully fitted and finished, all with the option of two good-sized single beds or a huge double. Please specify which you would prefer when booking.

The bathrooms (one bath, three showers) are sumptuous, with showers you can drown in.

Bedroom four is a perfect twin or double but without an outside window. We offer this as a single room, with no supplement! Most people would probably forego a view in order to have their own room. And if you do want to bring someone else, they pay just half price. The shower off bedroom four opens into the sauna.

And can the position really be described as ‘the most perfect location’? Well, if you remember the old Perdrix Blanche restaurant, or if you know the new Fondue Factory, Chalet Pic Noir is literally on top of them. Smack in the middle of the main street, a few paces from all of the shops, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, physios and anything else one may want after a day on the world’s best slopes, which are just a four-minute walk away.

There is nowhere better in Val d’Isère for seven or eight people…

Floor Plans

2017-18 Prices for Pic Noir

Prices for Winter 2017-18 are shown below. To compare different chalets, please see the full Prices page, and keep an eye on our occasional Special Offers for last-minute deals. Please note the transport arrangements for the first and last two weeks of the season. Weeks with prices in green denote a Ski Pass Offer.

These prices are per person per week in sterling.

December £ January £ February £ March £ April £
3 690 4 1340 4 1400 1 1650
13 890 7 1170 11 2240 11 1400 8 1270
20 1550 14 1200 18 1340 18 1370 15 890
27 2240 21 1270 25 1340 25 1650 22 750
28 1320