Chalet Ptarmigan

4 bedrooms for 7-8 guests
1 bath, 5 showers, sauna

We go on many chalet holidays, but this was the best.”

Chalet Ptarmigan Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Twin/double (3m70 x 3m10) with bathroom containing a bath and a shower plus wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin/double (3m10 x 2m60) with shower and wc.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (3m70 x 3m10) with shower and wc. Walk-in cupboard.

Bedroom 4
Twin/double (3m40 x 3m10) but sold as a single because there is no window. Shower and wc en-suite.

Sitting-Dining Room
Bright room (8m60 x 4m) with south-facing balcony giving a bird’s eye view over the village centre and beyond. Log fire, TV and WiFi.

Optional Extra Bed
Room 4 is sold as a single room but can take an optional second person if required.

With its own walk-through 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.

Chalet Ptarmigan 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
  • 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 optional extra bed.
  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • TV with Netflix and YouTube access to your own accounts
  • Boot warmers
  • Located in the centre of Val d’Isère above the Fondue Factory restaurant
  • Two parking spaces available, in the underground car park below the chalet, at £100 per car, per week
  • One member of staff, who lives out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings with babies/children aged 6 months to their 5th birthday.
  • The maximum number of guests that can be booked into Chalet Ptarmigan is 8 plus a baby under 1.

Chalet Ptarmigan Description

If you have noticed the beautiful new building on the main street, between the hotels Savoie and Kandahar, and thought what a fabulous place it would be to buy a flat, but then decided that £2m was possibly a bit much for a holiday home, you will be delighted to hear that YSE runs the whole third floor, with three magnificent apartments. Ptarmigan is one of them, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms (one with bath and shower, three with showers), and a sauna. For seven or eight guests there is nowhere better to stay in Val d’Isère…

The architect of this building is internationally renowned Michel Covarel, and true to form Chalet Ptarmigan is beautifully finished and fitted with lots of old wood and granite, but also every conceivable mod con.

Ptarmigan has been built around its spacious sitting-dining room, and has huge sliding windows onto a vast balcony. It faces south, and the views of the mountains across the roofs of the village are quite fantastic, as shown in our photos above. If you are bewildered by the picture of the dinner table, which seems to be in the middle of a château, with the cook working a few halls away, it is because the table is surrounded by mirrors, and the chalet girl was just behind the camera.

The bedrooms are beautiful, with parquet floors and lots of cupboards, good lighting and lovely bathrooms. All can have two good-sized single beds or one six-foot double (please specify which you prefer when booking).

Three of the bedrooms have windows affording views across the silent snow and trees of a garden, some rather attractive buildings, and the Dôme and Signal mountains.

The fourth has no window. Most people never open the window in the Alps in mid-winter, so the French can’t quite understand our obsession with having one. We, however, appreciate that a window is essential: if you can’t see the weather from your bed, what will you talk about while shaving?

So we sell this room to single travellers but it can be made up as a double or twin for two guests.

The location of Chalet Ptarmigan could scarcely be better. In the middle of the main street, a four-minute walk to the lifts and slopes, a few paces from all of the action, yet high enough above it all never to be disturbed (and in any case the soundproofing is eerily good). All three bedrooms with windows face the back of the building.

There are two guest parking spaces under the building, which are available to those staying in this chalet and the other 5 YSE chalets in the building. They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and cost £100 per car, per week. The car park was not really designed for Range Rovers and G-Wagons! They do fit in, but most of the time the driver will need help from a second person outside the car.

Chalet Ptarmigan Floor Plans

Chalet Ptarmigan Prices

Winter 2024-25

Our prices for Winter 2024-25 prices are shown below. Holidays run from Sunday to Sunday. These prices are for the whole chalet.
Dec 2024 £ Jan 2025 £ Feb 2025 £ Mar 2025 £ Apr 2025 £
8 £8900 5 booked 2 £11800 2 £12100 6 £11500
15 booked 12 £10400 9 £12100 9 £12100 13 £9100
22 booked 19 £11400 16 booked 16 £11500
29 booked 26 booked 23 £12100 23 booked
30 £13500

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