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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

We do not automatically provide every customer with expensive frills most do not require. Not everyone needs daily linen changes or vintage wine. We provide what most guests seem to want, then let you add any extra touches which are important to you. The most frequently booked is the Different Diet option.

Different diet, packed lunch, hamper, linen and towel change, scheduled flights and taxis are available to individual guests. All other options are for those who are part of a whole chalet booking, though they don’t have to be taken by everyone in the chalet.

Eight Days a Week can only be taken by whole chalets if all those booked into the chalet have paid the supplement.

Please discuss your requirements with our staff in the office and book these options before you go.

Different Diet

DIFFERENT DIET £25 per person per week (for the cook)

Not everybody wants to eat the same food. However, our chalets do not have vast kitchens or teams of chefs to cope with cooking a separate meal for everyone every evening, so for people who do not want to eat the same food as everyone else in the chalet, we offer three solutions.

Individual guests can simply avoid whatever they don’t like. Or the whole chalet can agree on menus acceptable to everyone. If neither of these options works, the chalet cook can work longer hours to prepare alternative food for each guest who wants different meals from the majority of people in the chalet. Our alternative menu is suitable for a vegetarian, a vegan or someone who can’t eat gluten or dairy products, but it is not suitable for any guest or group requiring a combination of any of those. Please call us if this would affect you.

We charge £25 per person per week, and this goes directly to the cook for his or her extra time. It will be added automatically to the invoice of anyone requesting different meals, although we don’t charge if there is just one meal you can’t or won’t eat. Please do not expect different food without paying. It isn’t fair on the chef or your fellow guests and can put both in a difficult situation.

Be assured our alternative menu is not the classic omelette or red pepper stuffed with leftover vegetables. It is almost unheard-of for a YSE guest to say that his or her Different Diet was not worth the £4 per day!

If you have a complicated dietary requirement, please do discuss this with us well in advance of your holiday. We will do everything we can to prepare suitable meals, but there may be an extra extra charge if ingredients are particularly expensive or hard to access.

Please note that we cannot provide a Kosher environment, we cannot buy Halal meats, and we cannot guarantee that our chalets will be nut-free.

Packed Lunch

PACKED LUNCH £25 per person per week

This is for proper skiers who eat breakfast at 8am and don’t stop at noon: a substantial snack on six days, including the final Sunday, comprising two baguette sandwiches filled with ham, cheese or something similar, a can of soft drink, a bar of chocolate and a piece of fruit.

Wine List

WINE LIST

We offer a wine list from which you can select fine wines at less than their cost price, since we deduct the cost of the house vins de pays and AOCs you will not require. The list changes from week to week, and cannot really be seen in advance. Please pay the staff in cash.

Soft Options

SOFT OPTIONS £5 per person

Contrary to popular opinion, chalets are not allowed to run their own bars, however small, convenient or lucrative for the chalet girls. This way, you can either send us a fiver per person and let us know in advance whatever beer, coke, tonic, etc. you require, or simply give the chalets girls some money on arrival in Val d’Isère and they will buy your mixers etc. for you at the shop and charge you cost price, of course.

Linen Change

LINEN CHANGE £5 per person per change

We change your sheets and pillowcases weekly. If you are particularly fastidious (or dirty!) we’ll change them daily, hourly or whenever.

Extra Towel Change

EXTRA TOWEL CHANGE £5 per person per change

Every guest receives a bath towel and a hand towel which are changed mid-week. If you’d like clean towels more frequently, just let us know.

Serious Breakfast

SERIOUS BREAKFAST £25 per person per week

If our normal breakfast of fruit juices, cold cereals, hot porridge, bacon and eggs etc, baguette, home-made marmalade, jams, yoghurt, coffee and tea does not sound like a serious breakfast to you, pay an extra £25 and choose a total blow-out full English (mushrooms, black pudding – whatever) or perhaps a healthstravaganza: fruit salads and smoothies etc. If the ingredients were particularly expensive we might have to charge a bit more than the £25, and not every London food trend has reached Val d’Isère quite yet, so give us some warning if you’re a particularly serious breakfaster!

Bon Viveur

BON VIVEUR £50 per person per week

If you think it’s a shame to eat good food without an apéritif, a good claret, some pudding wine, fruit and cheese, port and cognac, this is for you. We sort out day one; you tell our girls what you want after that, and they’ll make sure your contribution is well spent.

Tutti Frutti

TUTTI FRUTTI £20 per person per week

Occasionally guests express surprise that we don’t leave more bowls of fruit lying around, like some of the smarter hotels. To be honest, we find that most of the fruit available out of season in the Alps is of the cold-stored, artificially-ripened variety, where they get the colour right, but forget the flavour. Give us proper winter veg any day! But lest your body crave its daily fix of mangoes or Mouldy Malicious, we will gladly provide as much fresh fruit as £20 will buy.

Eight Days a Week

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK £50 per person per week

If you can’t face preparing breakfast, selecting a restaurant or coming home to an unmade bed on the chalet girls’ weekly day off, we will provide the complete normal YSE service, including any options taken.

Fresh Flowers

FRESH FLOWERS £25

We will convert your £25 into euros, and spend it all on fresh flowers.

Hampers with Champers

HAMPERS WITH CHAMPERS £30 per person

A hedonistic hamper (or maybe a romantic rucksack) of champagne, smoked salmon, brie and strawberries etc. brought wherever you choose on the sunny Val d’Isère pistes. A must for alfresco epicureans.

Resort Taxi Service

RESORT TAXI SERVICE

If you prefer to be chauffeured to and from the lifts and slopes in Val d’Isère, we can arrange an 8-seater minibus whenever you wish. Allow about €15-18 per trip. (Not available on Saturdays.)

Scheduled Flights and Taxi Transfers

AIRPORT TAXI TRANSFERS

If you have to travel mid-week our UK Office can book scheduled flights for you at whatever price we can get, to which we add a small booking fee. The return taxi fare from Lyon airport to Val d’Isère for up to 7 passengers is around €1000. For 8-15 it’s about €1600.

Helicopter Transfers

HELICOPTER TRANSFERS

We can arrange a helicopter transfer from Lyon airport (or Geneva or Chambéry) to Val d’Isère (and back again at the end of the week). In a six-person helicopter, the single trip from Lyon airport is around £600 per person with six travelling. Please contact us if you would like more details.

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