Chalet Lucaval

7 bedrooms for 12-14 guests
1 bath, 5 showers


Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Twin/double (9′ x 13’6″) on ground floor. Bathroom and wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (9′ x 12′) on ground floor with shower and separate wc.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (9′ x 13’6″) on ground floor with shower and separate wc.

Bedroom 4
Twin/double (9′ x 19’8″) L-shaped room on ground floor. Large bathroom with bath, shower and separate wc.

Bedroom 5
Twin/double (9′ x 14’9″) on ground floor, with shower and wc and an extra set of bunk beds suitable only for children.

Bedrooms 6 and 7
These rooms are in the first floor annexe (with separate outside entrance). Bedroom 6 is a double (7’6″ x 11’6″) and Bedroom 7 is a single (8’10” x 7′), and they share a shower and wc. Together they can be used by a maximum of two people – ie. as two singles or one double (room 6) with room 7 empty. Or room 7 can accommodate an extra child when one party books the whole chalet – see below.

Sitting/Dining Room
(21′ x 28′ excluding open-plan kitchen) on first floor. Huge picture windows onto west-facing balcony. Log fire. WiFi.

Extra Beds
Extra beds are available when one party books the whole chalet. There is a pair of bunk beds in Bedroom 5 suitable for one or two children, The cost for these extra beds is half the quoted Lucaval 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.

Lucaval Highlights

  • Beautiful chalet rebuilt, extended and totally refurbished over the summer
  • Attractive bedrooms, all en-suite except bedrooms 6 and 7 which share a shower and wc
  • Extra beds for a maximum of two children
  • Huge sitting room with log fire, enormous balcony and fabulous views
  • WiFi
  • A few paces from the M piste on Solaise
  • Main Solaise and Bellevarde ski lifts a 30-second glide away
  • Evening YSE Land Rover shuttle from village centre
  • Ski room with boot warmers
  • A chef and an assistant who live out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings.


This is a beautiful, brand new seven-bedroom chalet in a perfect position, just seconds from the pistes.

Chalet Lucaval already exists, but during summer 2019 it is being entirely re-modelled as we write. Almost nothing remains of the old chalet, which was already very comfortable. The new chalet is bigger and smarter. The people doing the work are the company responsible for most of Val d’Isère’s high-end developments in recent years, such as our chalets Ptarmigan, Perdrix and Pic Noir, and it is going to be very special indeed.

All that hasn’t changed is its position. Part of the very exclusive La Légettaz area above the Club Med, Lucaval is precisely 20 seconds’ walk from the start of the skiing (we timed it). At the start of the day you make the easy glide across the M piste to the Solaise or Olympique bubbles, the Rogoney charlift or the Légettaz poma, or our favourite, the Bellevarde Express chair. And at the end of the day, you ski from Solaise to 50m from the chalet. If it doesn’t suit you to finish up on Solaise, the Rogoney chair is always the last lift to close, making it possible to traverse home from every direction, the free Train Bleu bus stops just by the chalet, and from 5.30pm until 8.00pm our own Land Rover shuttle runs from the Tourist Office to the door.

For après-skiers, Lucaval is six minutes’ walk from the excellent Étincelle restaurant, or ten from the Cocorico pre-dinner den of debauchery and Doudoune nightclub. (We never trust these “just a few seconds…” sales pitches, but it certainly won’t take you longer. It was paced out by a pensioner in heavy snowboots. OK, he wasn’t pushing a double buggy through a foot of powder with a leg in plaster, but he’s not Usain Bolt either…) Getting home is even more painless: as well as the aforementioned Train Bleu and Land Rover, Doudoune drives patrons home until dawn in its minibus.

Lucaval has five gorgeous bedrooms in the main part of the chalet, each with its own bath or shower and wc. Bedroom 5 has an extra pair of bunk beds that can accommodate one or two children.

Bedrooms 6 and 7 are in an annexe attached to the back of the main building. Bedroom 6 has a double bed, bedroom 7 a single, and these rooms can accommodate a maximum of two people using the rooms either as two singles, or one double room (when used as a double, the single room is then just a good place to stash your suitcases for the week). The annexe has its own separate entrance a short walk around the chalet from the main door. This will suit returning revellers who won’t have to tiptoe past the doors of sensibly slumbering chalet colleagues, but can crash back to the annexe via their own entrance without detection. Ideal for mixed parties.

The photos above are obviously not of this exact chalet, since it is being rebuilt as we write, but show very similar rooms created by the same excellent interior designer. The exterior photos are rather beautiful computer-generated mock-ups of the new chalet in its actual location. We’ll replace all these photographs with the real thing as we get them, but beware: if you wait until you can see the chalet before you book it, you’ll probably miss it. Chalet Lucaval is going to sell like little loaves, as the French say.

Floor Plans

2019-20 Prices for Lucaval

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.The prices in red apply when one party fills the whole chalet (empty beds will be charged at the group price). Individual bookings will be charged the prices in blue.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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