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!”

Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
(25′ x 10′) Spacious room with a large double bed and a single bed. Large bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin (10′ x 10′). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Double (10′ x 7′). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Twin (10’2″x 9’4″). Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 5
Twin (11′ x 9′). Shower-room with wc.

Sitting-Dining Room
(26′ x 17′ including open-plan kitchen), windows on three sides, terraces on two, TV, DVD, WiFi and big fireplace.

Extra Bed
Double/single combination in Bedroom 1. This extra bed can only be used when one party books the whole chalet. The cost for this extra bed is 50% of the quoted Chalet des Pentes price subject to a minimum price of £450.

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
  • 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

Description

Chalet des Pentes (it doesn’t mean the chalet of 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 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 outdoor hot tub first! You could combine the two, taking a cup of tea or something stronger to the hot tub. What could be more restorative after your final blast down Bellevarde than a hot cup of tea in the warm water? (Probably not the bread or cakes, though: no-one will thank you for dropping crumbs in it…)

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 (FreeSat), DVDs and WiFi, and bottomless bespoke sofas.

The chalet can take eleven guests, because Room 1 has both a double bed and a single. If one party books the whole chalet, a third person can stay in this room – see details under Extra Bed, left.

Floor Plans

Prices for Chalet des Pentes

Our prices for Winter 2022-23 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 see the What's Included page which shows what is provided by YSE for these prices. The way ski passes are purchased in Val d'Isère has changed. We have negotiated discounts on the public prices for every week of the season - see the Ski Pass and Discounts page for full details.

Prices are per person per week in sterling.

 
Dec £ Jan £ Feb £ Mar £ Apr £
5 735 2 960 5 1110 5 1195 2 1355
12 960 9 670 12 1925 12 1195 9 975
19 1295 15 935 19 1140 19 1195 16 860
26 1925 22 1085 26 1140 26 1235 23 725
29 1110
 

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