Chalet des Neiges

7 bedrooms for 14-15 guests
7 baths

“Our first time with YSE – great, good value and we will book again!”

Chalet des Neiges Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedrooms 1 & 2
Doubles (3m10 x 3m10) on first floor, bathrooms with wc. French windows onto balconies.

Bedroom 3
Twin/Triple (4m60 x 4m) with three single beds, on first floor. Bathroom and separate wc.

Bedroom 4
Twin (3m40 x 2m80) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 5
Twin (3m40 x 2m80) on second floor, next to kitchen and dining room. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 6
Twin (4m x 2m80) on third floor, under eaves. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 7
Twin (3m10 x 3m10) on third floor, under eaves. Bathroom with wc. The cupboards are in the bathroom.

Dining Room
(5m50 x 2m30 excluding kitchen.) On second floor with open-plan kitchen. French windows to balcony.

Sitting Room
(6m50 x 4m60) Next to dining room. Two french windows, each opening onto own balcony. Large fireplace. Plasma screen on wall for satellite TV, DVD and WiFi.

Chalet des Neiges Highlights

  • Super-convenient ski-in, ski-out location
  • Part of beautiful building designed especially for YSE
  • Lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout
  • Huge sitting room with massive log fire, satellite TV, surround sound and balconies south and north, the latter overlooking the World Cup Downhill
  • WiFi
  • Separate dining room
  • Brilliant location right on the slopes just above La Daille
  • Brand new La Daille bubble just below the chalet
  • Funival 200m walk
  • Ski room with individual locker and boot dryers per bedroom
  • Two members of staff, who live out
  • The maximum number of guests that can be booked into Chalet des Neiges is 15, including babies and children.

Chalet des Neiges Description

Chalet des Neiges is the ultimate skier’s chalet, just yards from some of world’s best-known runs and two of France’s fastest ski lifts! A minute’s walk takes you to the edge of the piste, a further 30 seconds’ glide reaches the Funival, and a five-minute ride gets you to the top of Bellevarde. Des Neiges occupies the top three floors of a large chalet built especially for YSE on the slopes at La Daille, surrounded by OK, Orange, Diébold, Raye and Verte runs. Just below is the new super-fast La Daille bubble. Reasonable skiers can ski right back to the door, while the less experienced tend to stop about 60m away.

The location is so perfect that we not only signed a very long lease on these chalets, we also bought the shack next door to live in ourselves. Could we give a more sincere endorsement than that?

Being right on the pistes is great. And these aren’t just any pistes: they are World Cup Downhill pistes. They offer skiing for every standard, ultra-quick lifts back up and guaranteed snow from snow cannons top to bottom. And once the lifts close, they become lethal with tearaway toddlers on toboggans!

In the morning, you can either take the new high-speed ten-heated-seater cable car, which as you can see from the picture, is practically in our garden, or you traverse to the Funival, still the world’s fastest lift. Going to the cable car involves a 50m walk down our hill to the bottom of the OK via the direct path lovingly carved through the snow by our staff and their new snow blower. The Funival is a 100m walk and a short glide from our door.

At the end of the day, good skiers ski right back to the chalet (probably making a quick pit stop at the outrageous Folie or a more genteel one at the Trifollet), while the less intrepid ski back off the Verte to about 60m away, or just take the free ski bus which stops a short walk below.

The only people who find the 20-minute walk from the main village less than ideal are those who spend more time in Cocorico than on the slopes, but the free bus runs until 02.00, and the teenage sample we asked were enthusiastic: apparently, staying in La Daille gives time to chew on a mint or two on the way home, while being right on the pistes means even with a record hangover one can still be on the first lift. Parents will be reassured to hear that.

The owner of the chalets is a furniture maker, so they are as meticulously finished and furnished as his showrooms down the valley near Aime. There are acres of wood, much of it quite old.

More importantly, the chalets are very comfortable and well appointed. The bedrooms are not huge – predictably, since the real estate they occupy must be some of the most desirable in the world – but they are tastefully decorated and have underfloor heating, reasonable cupboards, safes, good lighting and gorgeous bathrooms. Even the beds are bigger and firmer than usual in France. Each bedroom has a private ski locker in the ski room, with individual boot dryers.

The sitting and dining rooms are magnificent. Tons of wood and stone, bottomless sofas, and fireplaces from the only man in the Savoie who knows how to make a chimney draw properly.

Chalet des Neiges has seven bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. It actually has space for fifteen guests, Room 3 having three beds.

The heart of the chalet is the dining room, with its long table and open-plan kitchen, where one of our top chefs and two assistants will be serving some of the best food in Val d’Isère (the proof of the pudding being the fact that des Neiges almost certainly has more regular customers than any other chalet in Val d’Isère). After eating or, Heaven forbid, drinking a little too much, it is a mercifully short stagger to the large L-shaped sitting room with its huge log fire, balconies, WiFi and a plasma-screen Smart TV.

Chalet des Neiges Floor Plans

Chalet des Neiges Prices

Prices are per chalet per week in sterling.

Our Winter 2023-24 prices are shown below, and Early Booking Winter 2024-25 prices below them. Holidays run from Sunday to Sunday. We have moved to whole-chalet pricing, with the exception of Chalet Les Chardons which is still priced per person. There are no discounts or supplements for groups, children, infants, extra beds or empty beds. The price shown in the grid is the price we charge for the chalet, including any optional extra beds if you choose to use them. The standard number of beds shown is, in our opinion, the optimum number, and optional extra beds may be a third bed in a room, beds on a mezzanine or in a room without a window, or even the other half of a double bed. Please read the chalet description carefully if you are using the extra bed(s).
Dec 2023 £ Jan 2024 £ Feb 2024 £ Mar 2024 £ Apr 2024 £
3 - 7 booked 4 booked 3 booked 7 booked
10 booked 14 booked 11 booked 10 booked 14 booked
17 booked 21 booked 18 booked 17 booked 21 £500 pp
24 booked 28 booked 25 booked 24 booked
31 booked 31 booked


Our Early Booking prices for Winter 2024-25 prices are shown below. Holidays run from Sunday to Sunday. These prices are for the whole chalet. Please contact us for availability.
Dec 2024 £ Jan 2025 £ Feb 2025 £ Mar 2025 £ Apr 2025 £
1 - 5 £13200 2 £16300 2 £16700 6 £14800
8 £11200 12 £14000 9 £16700 9 £16700 13 £12400
15 £14100 19 £15800 16 £25400 16 £16200 20 £9500
22 £22100 26 £16300 23 £16700 23 £15800
29 £21500 30 £20000

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