Pic Noir

4 bedrooms for 7-8 guests
1 bath, 3 showers, sauna

“Brilliant holiday in a brilliant chalet that is brilliantly located!”


Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Twin/double (11′ x 11′) with bathroom and wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (12′ x 10′) with shower and wc. Walk-in cupboard.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (11′ x 8’6″) with shower and wc.

Bedroom 4
Twin/double (12′ x 9′). A perfect twin/double but with a window onto the hall rather than the outside world, so we sell this room as a single to one person with no supplement. Optional second person pays just half price – see below. Shower and wc. The shower off this bedroom also opens into the sauna.

Sitting-Dining Room
Bright room (30′ x 15′) with south-facing balcony giving a bird’s eye view over the village centre and beyond. Log fire, TV and WiFi.

Extra Bed
Room 4 is sold as a single room but can take an optional second person if required. The cost for the second person is 50% of the quoted Pic Noir price, subject to a minimum price of £450. This space may only be used when one party books the whole chalet.

Next to Bedroom 4, with an entrance from the corridor as well as a door from Bedroom 4’s shower. Please note that the use of the sauna is at your own risk and that of your party members. YSE cannot accept responsibility for accidents/injuries that occur during the use of the sauna. Children must be supervised when using the sauna.

Pic Noir Highlights

  • Val d’Isère’s best-located chalet
  • On the third floor of very smart new résidence designed by architect Michel Covarel
  • Spacious sitting-dining room with log fire
  • Spectacular views south, east and west from vast balcony
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities
  • Four lovely twin/doubles, the fourth of which is sold as a single with no supplement as it does not have an outside window
  • Bring an eighth person half price (in Bedroom 4) when one party books the chalet
  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • TV with Netflix and YouTube access
  • Boot warmers
  • Located in the centre of Val d’Isère above the famous former Perdrix Blanche restaurant
  • One member of staff, who lives out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings


The most sumptuous four-bedroom, four bathroom chalet in Val d’Isère, in the most perfect location, Chalet Pic Noir (the black woodpecker) will satisfy even the most discerning of skiers and non-skiers.

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: oh no, not more tour operator twaddle! Once you read sumptuous and discerning in the same sentence, the alarm bells start ringing…

So can we justify the hyperbole? Well, Pic Noir, Perdrix and Ptarmigan are adjacent apartments occupying the whole third floor of the Résidence du Savoie in the village centre. The architect is Michel Covarel, who has pretty much single-handedly transformed Val d’Isère into the elegant resort it has become. Pic Noir is quite amazing – more like something from House & Garden than a ski chalet. Its kitchen alone is as big as some apartments!

The sitting-dining room is spectacular. Full of granite and old timber, with good lighting, modern sofas, a roaring log fire and a massive balcony. It offers the most amazing views from La Daille to Solaise, from the main street to the Face de Charvet.

Designerish people will enjoy all of the little colour-coordinated touches; their husbands will love the sliding glass around the fireplace, which means one never needs a fireguard, yet it lights like a blast furnace, then glows through the gloaming.

The four bedrooms are beautifully fitted and finished, and all have the option of two good-sized single beds or a huge double. Please specify which you would prefer when you book your holiday.

The bathrooms (one bath, three showers) are also sumptuous, with wonderful showers.

Bedroom four is a perfect twin or double, but with a window onto the hall rather than the outside world. We sell this room to one person with sole occupancy, but no supplement. Yes, you read that right: a large twin or double room to yourself free of charge, just because it doesn’t have a view! And if you want to bring someone else, that person pays just half price. The shower off bedroom four opens into the sauna.

And can the position really be described as ‘the most perfect location’? Well, if you remember the old Perdrix Blanche restaurant, or if you know the new Fondue Factory, Chalet Pic Noir is literally on top of them. Bang in the middle of the main street, a few paces from all of the shops, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, physios and anything else one may want after a day on the world’s best slopes, which are just a four-minute walk away.

There is nowhere better in Val d’Isère for seven or eight people…

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Prices for Pic Noir

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 £
5 965 2 1285 5 1445 5 1555 2 1710
12 1265 9 935 12 2435 12 1555 9 1295
19 1695 15 1275 19 1495 19 1555 16 1125
26 2435 22 1435 26 1495 26 1595 23 955
29 1445

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