Chalet des Pentes

5 bedrooms for 10-11 guests
4 baths, 1 shower, outdoor hot tub

“Our stay was fantastic, location was superb…. You deserve a 5* rating!”

Chalet des Pentes Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
(7m70 x 3m10) Spacious room with a large double bed and a single bed. Large bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin (3m10 x 3m10). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Double (3m10 x 2m10). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Twin (3m10 x 2m90). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 5
Twin (3m40 x 2m80). Shower-room with wc.

Sitting-Dining Room
(8m x 5m20 including open-plan kitchen), windows on three sides, terraces on two, TV, DVD, WiFi and big fireplace.

Optional extra bed
Double/single combination in Bedroom 1.

Hot Tub
On the terrace outside the living room. Please note that the use of the hot tub in Chalet des Pentes is at your own risk (and that of your party members). YSE cannot accept responsibility for any accidents/injuries that occur during the use of the hot tub. Children must be supervised when using this facility.

Chalet des Pentes Highlights

  • Superb ski-in, ski-out location
  • Part of a beautiful building designed especially for YSE
  • NEW hot tub on the terrace (bath robes and crocs provided)
  • Lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout
  • Huge sitting room with massive log fire and balconies south and north, the latter overlooking the World Cup Downhill
  • WiFi
  • Brilliant location right on the slopes just above La Daille
  • 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
  • Damage deposit for all bookings

Chalet des Pentes Description

Chalet des Pentes (nothing to do with pants – it’s the ‘chalet of the slopes’!) occupies the whole first floor of a large chalet built especially for YSE on the slopes at La Daille, literally yards from the bottom of the OK, Orange, Diébold, Raye and Verte runs. The Funival and the updated super-fast La Daille bubble pass close by.

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 Douce 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. However you return to the chalet, there will be a difficult decision to be made: hit the tea and cakes straight away or jump in the new outdoor hot tub first! You could combine the two, taking a cup of tea or something stronger to the hot tub as it’s just two paces across the snow from the sitting room door.

The only people who find the 20-minute walk from the main village less than ideal are those who spend more time in Dick’s Tea Bar 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 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.

Chalet des Pentes has five bedrooms with five en-suite bathrooms. Its sizeable sitting-dining room has a log fire, wide-screen TV, DVDs and WiFi, and bottomless bespoke sofas.

The chalet can take up to eleven guests, because Room 1 has both a double bed and a single.

Chalet des Pentes Floor Plans

Chalet des Pentes 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
 

2024-25

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 £10700 2 £13400 2 £14200 6 £12500
8 £11200 12 £11700 9 £14200 9 £14200 13 £10300
15 £11600 19 £13300 16 £21300 16 £13200 20 £8100
22 £18700 26 £13400 23 £14200 23 £12900
29 £17400 30 £16600
 

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