Le Vieux Crêt

4 bedrooms for 8-10 guests
3 baths, 2 showers

YSE private Land Rover shuttle

“Like a home from home. Land Rover service is a godsend with 4 kids!”


Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Double (10′ x 11′) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (9′ x 9′) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (13′ x 8′) on first floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Double (11′ x 8’6″) on ground floor with a new large, bright shower room with rain-head and hand-held shower. Separate wc.

Sitting Room
(20′ x 20′) On the top floor. Enormous, high-ceilinged room. Fireplace, DVD, satellite TV (all major channels), fridge for your hooch. Mezzanine with two pull-out beds. Large south-facing balcony. WiFi.

Dining Room
(12′ x 12’6″) Next to sitting room. Open-plan kitchen not included in measurements.

Extra Beds
Mezzanine (13′ x 13′) with twin sofa beds (extra wc and basin between sitting and dining rooms). The cost for these extra beds is half the quoted Vieux Crêt price (not including any transport) or 85% of the quoted price if a flight and transfer are required. On certain dates we may not be able to provide a flight for an extra bed. Extra beds can only be used when one party books the whole chalet. Please note that there are minimum charges applicable – click here for more information

On ground floor with further shower.

Le Vieux Crêt Highlights

  • Part of a beautifully refurbished 1620s farmhouse
  • En-suite facilities throughout
  • Some rooms give option of twin beds or six-foot doubles (please specify which you prefer when booking)
  • Vast sitting room with log fire, satellite TV, DVD, surround sound
  • WiFi
  • Separate dining room
  • Private sauna with shower
  • Boot warmers, garden
  • Silent, sunny position on edge of Val d’Isère village, ten minutes’ walk from centre or Funival
  • Private Land Rover shuttle shared with next-door chalets La Maison du Rocher and La Croix
  • A chef and an assistant, one of whom may live on the ground floor at the back of the chalet. The other lives out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings


Le Vieux Crêt has probably become Val d’Isère’s most des res chalet for eight to ten guests.

The chalet hasn’t changed. It is still one of Val d’Isère’s only genuinely old buildings, being part of the 1620s farmhouse that also contains our Maison du Rocher. Its walls are as thick as ever, its granite roof as heavy, though you probably won’t see that under a metre or so of snow.

The huge, high-ceilinged sitting room is still wonderfully comfortable, with its log fire, multi-channel surround-sound satellite TV, DVDs, Wifi etc. There is a separate dining room, and a mezzanine where ninth and tenth guests can stay half-price.

The four bedrooms are small but smart, with good cupboards and lots of lighting. Two are doubles and two are twins which can be made into doubles (please specify which you’d prefer when booking).

Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor, as are the staff bedroom and a sauna. Mercifully few of our guests use the sauna properly, rolling naked in the deep snow of our private garden, whipping each other with birch twigs, but quite a few find it a pleasant remedy for post-dramatic-stretch-disorder.

Le Vieux Crêt is in a brilliant position, in that collection of lovely wood-and-stone chalets just on the left as one reaches Val d’Isère proper from La Daille. The hamlet is called le Crêt – the Ridge – and is considered the Boltons of Val d’Isère (not to be confused with the Bolton). Le Vieux Crêt is at the sunny front, and although its garden wall overhangs the road 50m away and 10m below, there is seldom a sound. There is a steepish little path to the road, with bus stops to the Funival and village centre a further 100m or so. If you chose to walk, either would take ten minutes.

But it seems that to twenty-first century Vieux Crêt guests public transport is unpalatable, walking unthinkable and a snowy path non-negotiable! So we have a private Land Rover to ferry guests from this chalet as well as La Maison du Rocher and La Croix next door to and from any point they choose in Val d’Isère from 8.30 to 10am, and 3.30 to 5.30pm. The loveliest old chalet in Val d’Isère is just a few paces from all of its lifts…

(Please note that the use of the sauna in Le Vieux Crêt 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. Children must be supervised when using the sauna.)

Floor Plans

2019-20 Prices for Le Vieux Crêt

Prices for Winter 2019-20 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.Return flights (from Gatwick) and transfers are provided for all holidays commencing 15 December 2019 to 12 April 2020. Please note the transport arrangements for holidays commencing 8 December 2019 and 19 April 2020.

Prices are per person per week in sterling.

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