This is a beautiful new seven-bedroom chalet in a perfect position, just seconds from the pistes. It was entirely rebuilt over the summer of 2019 by 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 very special indeed.
Lucaval has five gorgeous bedrooms in the main part of the chalet, each with its own bath or shower and separate wc, except Bedroom 4, which has a really nice free-standing bath and separate loo. Bedroom 4 and 5 each have an extra single child’s bed.
Bedrooms 6 and 7 are in an annexe attached to the back of the main building and a minute’s walk around it from the front door. It has two bedrooms and one shower room with loo. Bedroom 6 has a double bed, bedroom 7 a single, so three people can share the annexe. It is part of the chalet but slightly apart, and suits perfectly duos and trios (if one is a child) who love the atmosphere of a chalet, but also appreciate a little independence. Room 7 has a discount of £150 when occupied by the twelfth adult when the chalet isn’t booked by one party.
When Chalet Lucaval is booked for a party of 12, the organiser will receive 50% off one holiday.
Part of the very exclusive La Légettaz area above the Club Med, Lucaval is precisely 20 seconds’ walk from the edge of the excellent M piste (we timed it). At the start of the day you make the easy glide across 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, while the free Train Bleu bus stops just by the chalet.
For après-skiers, Lucaval is six minutes’ walk from the very smart Étincelle restaurant, or ten from the slightly less smart Cocorico après-ski club. (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…)
We did provide an early-evening Land Rover service between the village and the chalet, but with the piste next door and the free and frequent ski bus until dinner time, it was rarely used. For people in a rush to return to the chalet, Taxi Raffi will provide a taxi shuttle in an eight-seater minibus for €35 (per vehicle, not per person) at any time any day except busy Saturdays.