Grand Torsaï

5 bedrooms for 10 guests
5 baths

“Loved the chalet and loved staying up in Le Fornet.”


Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Twin/double (L-shaped, outer walls 16’6″ x 10′) on second floor. Roomy bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (L-shaped, outer walls 16’6″ x 10′) on first floor. Roomy bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (10′ x 7′) on second floor, big french windows to large balcony with superb views south up pistes. Small bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Twin/double (10′ x 7′) on first floor, big french windows to wide terrace with superb views south up pistes. Small bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 5
Twin/double (12′ x 9′) on first floor leading off the sitting room. Bathroom and separate wc.

Sitting-Dining Room
(23′ x 15′) Bright, south-facing, split-level room with vast bay windows, balcony and marvellous views. TV and DVD. Open-plan kitchen. WiFi.

Sauna and Hot Tub
On the floor below the sitting-dining room. Indoor hot tub, plus sauna.

Grand Torsaï Highlights

  • A spectacular ski chalet, designed especially for us
  • Sweet bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout
  • Most rooms give option of large twin beds or huge doubles (please specify which you prefer when booking)
  • Split-level sitting-dining room with picture windows and a wrap-around balcony facing east, south and west. DVD with LCD screen
  • Sauna and indoor hot tub, ski room with boot warmers
  • WiFi
  • Fornet cable car 50m from front door, pistes 100m, bus 10m
  • Rapid access to major ski area with glacier, empty pistes, easy pistes, off-piste, moguls and good mountain restaurants
  • Stunning views of miles of mountains and the pretty hamlet of Le Fornet
  • Val d’Isère’s best restaurant is next door, and the most popular restaurant is nearby (see below)
  • A chef and an assistant, who live downstairs
  • Damage deposit for all bookings


Grand Torsaï is the second of our two chalets in Le Fornet. It is slightly beyond and above La Couchire (forty-five seconds beyond, to be precise, along the same underground passages, and fifty steps above, though with the ski locker and boot warmers sensibly at the bottom).

If you have already read the description of neighbouring chalet La Couchire, you’ll have read all about what a great place Le Fornet is. In a nutshell, the highest and emptiest pistes, the best powder, the Pissaillas Glacier with its exhilarating blue and red runs, and much of the area’s off-piste are all reached via the cable car, two minutes from this chalet. So are two of the best mountain restaurants, the Signal and Edelweiss, as well as the La Cascade restaurant up on the glacier. The hamlet of Le Fornet itself is the prettiest part of Val d’Isère, and has more excellent restaurants such as the popular Arolay and the Michelin 2-star Atelier d’Edmond.

Should you wish to go into the village centre, to the nursery slopes or the shops, the free bus stops just outside the chalet until after midnight, and you can reach the nursery slopes or nightlife as fast as people staying in the village centre.

Grand Torsaï was built around 10 years ago, and is very pretty and very pleasantly finished. Two of its five bedrooms are admirably compact, but with enormous sliding windows and wonderful views. The other bedrooms have more space and great views, but only normal-sized windows. All have smart bathrooms. Down one floor are the sauna and the indoor hot tub.

The split-level sitting-dining room is the heart of the chalet, in particular the large square dining table and the vast picture windows. Romantics appreciate the sunniest views in Val d’Isère, stretching from dawn over the Galise, on the border with Italy, to dusk beyond Bellevarde. Non-romantics can log onto the web via WiFi or watch a DVD.

(Please note that the use of the sauna/hot tub in Chalet Grand Torsaï 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 sauna and/or hot tub. Children must be supervised when using either facility.)

Floor Plans

2018-19 Prices for Grand Torsaï

Prices for Winter 2018-19 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. Prices shown in red have been discounted. Return flights (from Gatwick) and transfers are provided for all holidays commencing 16 December 2018 to 14 April 2019. Please note the transport arrangements for holidays commencing 9 December 2018 and 21 April 2019.

Prices are per person per week in sterling.

Dec £ Jan £ Feb £ Mar £ Apr £
6 - 3 - 3 - 7 -
16 - 13 - 10 - 10 - 14 -
23 - 20 - 17 - 17 - 21 booked
30 - 27 - 24 - 24 -    
 31 -

If the date you want is booked