Page 1

VIP SKI


I probably don’t need to explain that skiing is fun or that the Alps are the best place to do it, or even that a chalet holiday is by far the best way to enjoy them both. However, what you may not know is that 98% of last year’s guests said that not only would they come back with VIP SKI, but that they would also recommend us to their friends. Testament certainly to the great skiing in our snow sure altitude resorts during a season when the white stuff proved a little thin on the ground, but I like to think an encouraging endorsement of our own efforts nonetheless. This year we unveil two exquisite new properties next to the Medran lift in the centre of Verbier, announce a stunning summer refurbishment of our flagship Aspen Lodge in Val d’Isère, and launch our first VIP SKI operated piste-side restaurant above Les Gets. I also look forward to joining some of you on our early and late season ski technique breaks, designed for those, like me, for whom the ski season can never be long enough. Since I compiled our first brochure with one finger and a typewriter in 1988, I have been passionate and relentlessly enthusiastic about building chalets and holidays that are better than before. 24 years and a few grey hairs later, 170 colleagues and I still care very much about your holiday. You can trust us to keep our promises and rely on us to put things right if they go wrong. I am confident that somewhere within the pages of this brochure is a ski holiday that will delight you this winter and compel you to come back with your friends.

Andy Sturt


Introduction 34 Verbier 36 Mont Fort 38 Tortin 40 Zermatt 42 Gmatchi 44 Haus Bor 46 Haus Glacier 48 Morzine 50‘“ Valdez Suite 52 Dakota Lodge 54 Montana Lodge 56 Nebraska Lodge 58 Du Bois 60 Du Pré 62 Berger 64 CLUB Alaska 66 68

Les Gets Altitude Lodge

74 Val d’Isère 76 Aspen Lodge 82 Bellevarde Lodge 84 The Farmhouse 86 Davos 88 Madrisah 90 Klosters 92 Arosa 94 Petit Choucas 96 Grand Choucas 98 CLUB Bellevarde

100 Méribel 102 Taiga Lodge 104 Indiana Lodge 106 Mariefleur 108 Altaïr 110 Marielaine 112 Brioche 114 Refuge Boua 116 CLUB Pierre 118 120 122 124 125 126 127 128 130 132 134 135 136 137 138

La Plagne Summit View Lugano Suite Lucerne Suite Leman Suite Como Suite Garda Suite Annecy & Bourget Suites Alpe d’Huez Le Village La Chapelle Le Manoir La Ferme La Maison CLUB Château


genuine thoughtful

delectable platinum chilled atmospheric soothing

dependable

festive

obliging

reliable rewarding generous effortless

A few words

VIP


genuine

VIP Staff


Our philosophy is simple: to treat our guests as we would wish to be treated ourselves; clichĂŠ perhaps, but no less true for that. Warm, courteous and attentive, our staff are more mature than most. We trust them to keep our promises to you, and empower them to put things right if they go wrong. You can rely on their knowledge and experience to guide your choice of chalet, and then to help you make the most of your time when you get there. 4

5


thoughtful

VIP Service


A choice of early morning teas in bed and an English newspaper at breakfast, CBeebies before bedtime and a basket of fruit & chocolate for your journey home: it’s the little things that can make a big difference. We can’t fix the weather, but we will bring a forecast to your chalet each day, secure a good table at your favourite restaurant and find out last night’s football result. Slick, but never oily, consummate customer service remains a VIP hallmark. 6

7


delectable

VIP Food


Nothing whets the appetite quite like a day on the mountain. Fuel your passion with a full hearty breakfast and then reward your daily exertions with a seductively sinful teatime treat balanced by an evening of healthy fine dining. Imagine all the pleasure of a dinner party with friends every evening for a week; without the cooking, the taxi, the babysitter or the washing up. You don’t even have to bring a bottle, our celebrated sommelier has taken care of that. 8

9


platinum

VIP Luxury


The VIP Platinum service really does make you feel very special without the need for silly money THE INDEPENDENT

Champagne & oysters or tartiflette & claret? Upgrade to Platinum service in a few select chalets this season. Your chef will call to discuss your individual likes and dislikes before you travel and our sommelier will chose wines to accompany your menu. Your host will stock the complimentary mini-bar with your favourite beer and a collection of snacks and mixers. A choice of espressos and home-made fruit smoothies at breakfast, valet parking and a private taxi from the airport. Go on, spoil yourself. Upgrade to Platinum Service at Chalet Davos in Val d’Isère; Taiga Lodge in Méribel and Chalet Lugano in La Plagne 10

11


desirable

VIP Chalets Mont Fort


Klosters

Choucas

Mont Fort

‘Some day all chalets will be built this way’ wrote The Sunday Times. ‘The outstanding alpine chalet collection’ mentioned The Telegraph. ‘Kelly Hoppen meets Heidi’ said The Independent. Or to put it another way, smart contemporary or traditional mountain design, snugly wrapped in handsome local timber and generously filled with plump inviting sofas and roaring log fires. We have built most of the chalets ourselves; think boutique-hotel chic or chocolate box charm. You decide. 12

13


chilled

VIP Relaxation


How do you relax? Wired to work or addicted to the web? It’s ok, don’t be shy, you’re among friends; complimentary WiFi in all of our chalets lets you stay connected when you want to. State of the art entertainment systems with flat screens, iPod leads and surround sound help you switch off when you don’t. Alternatively, ‘me time’ could be the utter bliss of a post-piste professional massage or perhaps a manicure, facial and healthy looking ski tan without the need to leave the chalet. Time & space to relax.

14

15


atmospheric

VIP CLUB


The convivial atmosphere of a larger shared chalet gives you the opportunity to meet other like-minded skiers or families. Our CLUB chalets are reserved by the room, have chefs and a more flexible menu plan, canapé reception every evening, complementary beer and wine, breakfast and cleaning every day and dedicated ski guiding. CLUB holidays are intended to distil the very best of the celebrated club-hotel atmosphere but with the intimacy and exclusivity of a private chalet: we then wrap it in ubiquitous VIP SKI service to allow you to make the most of both. Our CLUB properties are Bellevarde in Val d’Isère; Pierre in Méribel; Château in Alpe d'Huez and Alaska in Morzine. 16

17


dependable

VIP Childcare


Our nannies will make your holiday and spoil you with a freedom you’d forgotten existed. Choose any continuous 8 hours between 8am and 8pm or half day options. Enthusiastic, qualified and caring, our nannies will come to your chalet, look after the children, waft them effortlessly from pyjamas to piste if required, and allow you to get on with what you came for. Regrettably they are not available to take home. 18

19


soothing

VIP Hot tubs


Once the sole preserve of super-luxury ski lodges, hot tubs have now become the ubiquitous après-ski indulgence and are a fixture in most of our chalets. There can be few greater pleasures than basking in a bubbling tub and nursing weary limbs after a cold exhausting day on the slopes. Or the ultimate extravagance of a day away from the piste and a morning laze in the tub after a relaxing massage. The snow capped alpine backdrop makes a refreshing change from your local gym. 20

21


festive

VIP Christmas


Are you already dreading the heaving shops, hours over the stove and bloated slumber in front of the TV? It doesn’t have to be like that. Enjoy a fairytale festive break in the snow this year; carol singing and fireworks on Xmas Eve, smoked salmon and bucks fizz for breakfast, a healthy ski in the fresh mountain air and a visit from Santa before a spectacular dinner with all the trimmings. All of this without the cooking (although Dad can carve if he chooses) and without the washing up. You even get to watch the Christmas specials on UK Freeview if you fancy and you’ll be home on Boxing Day in time to bang in some diplomatic motorway miles. Go on, treat Mum for once. In fact save on wrapping paper and treat the whole family .... many of our magical Christmas breaks are just £999 per person. Let us cook the turkey, you go skiing. 22

23


obliging

VIP Ski Hosts


Like smiling sat-navs on skis, our hosts will guide you to the best snow, the shortest queues and quietest pistes, the sunniest lunchtime terrace, the biggest hot chocolate and the coldest beer. Pocket the piste map, forget about where you’re going and revel in the pure, heart-pumping pleasure of getting there. 24

25


reliable

VIP Ski Schools


A parent cannot relax until they are sure that their children are enjoying their skiing and being looked after well. There is nothing more pleasing than the excited glow of your kids fresh from the piste. The three key ingredients to assure your piece of mind? We guarantee charming and gregarious English speaking instructors, a range of ability groups and class sizes no bigger than eight. 26

27


rewarding

VIP Ski Courses


Want to stretch the ski legs before the season begins? Or squeeze in a second trip before packing away the skis for summer? Perhaps you’d like to finally break through into the nirvana that is effortless carving on sheet ice or snorkel skiing in bottomless powder. Join one of our early or late season ski courses this winter, including intense personal tuition, avalanche awareness, evening video analysis and no doubt a little bit of ski banter over an evening glass of wine. 28

29


generous

VIP Ski Areas


Height and space matters. Your ski week is sacrosanct and you probably book it months in advance, so you’ll want to be sure of the snow. The average altitude of our 59 chalets is 1677m. Whether you choose Val d’Isère, Alpe d’Huez, La Plagne, Méribel, Les Gets, Morzine, Verbier or Zermatt we can guarantee serious altitude, acres of snow cannons and world-class facilities, not to mention more ski miles than most of us could ever cover in a week.

30

31


effortless

VIP Travel


We can’t pretend that the fun of the holiday begins at the airport but we can try and get you to your chalet with the minimum of fuss. By chartering our own aircraft directly from Aer Lingus and Flybe, we are able to offer you a dependable service from Gatwick and Manchester at a sensible time of the day. We fly on a Sunday morning to avoid the crowds, and we will transfer you directly to your resort without waiting for other flights (and spare you the sales pitch along the way). 32

33


Verbier At the turn of the 20th century Verbier was little more than a few farmer’s huts and cattle pastures. In 1925 a group of keen farmers hiked up from the valley bottom to ski back down again and unbeknown to them at the time, the seeds of global ski phenomenon were sown. Lying in a wide sunny bowl above the Rhone Valley at the crossroads of Europe, Verbier has managed to retain plenty of Alpine charm to complement the razzle-dazzle and cosmopolitan chic. The village itself is an attractive collection of traditional and modern chalets, stylish shops and world leading restaurants, bars and night clubs. Famed for its après-ski, the village embraces all; from big beers and table dancing at the Farinet, mouth-watering hot chocolate at Offshore and every opportunity to melt your wallet until dawn at Coco. Glitterati and royal patronage aside, Verbier has earned its reputation through some outstanding skiing. Intermediates and experts will appreciate it the most, with some of the best and most easily accessible off-piste and ‘semi’ off-piste opportunities in Europe. Tortin, Mont Fort, Stairway to Heaven, Rock Garden … evocative names to stir emotion and challenge the spirit. Verbier sits at 1500m and the skiing stretches up to the Mont Fort at 3300 meters, effortlessly reached via one of the largest cable cars in Switzerland, guaranteeing snow throughout the season. Great skiers need to start somewhere, and Verbier nurtures its young and inexperienced in the heart of the village on the nursery slopes of Les Esserts before progressing to the open, tree-lined runs of Savoleyres and later, the wide open slopes of the glacier.

Resort Facts Stunning alpine scenery Extensive off-piste Centrally located chalets Great apres-ski and night life Transfer from Geneva 1.5 hours Resort Altitude 1500m Skiing altitude 1860 - 3300m Pistes 412 km Number of pistes Easy 35 Intermediate 55 Advanced 10 Freeride parks 1


34

35


Mont Fort Verbier

6 guests

Our photographer thought that it might be our smartest chalet in the Alps and it is hard to argue with his work. A vaulted ceiling lends some space and grandeur to a very elegant and comfortable dÊcor and this makes for an exceedingly handsome home. Enjoying Verbier is about location, location, location and this property is a three minute walk from the Medran lift and a few minutes further from the village centre. An arm’s length from the action but cosseted away from the noise and clamour. The south facing balcony is bathed in sunlight and the view will make you pinch yourself. If Alpine Top Trumps existed, you would want this card.


Bedrooms (3) Double bedroom with shared balcony, en suite Jacuzzi bath, handbasin and WC Austrian twin bedroom with shared balcony, en suite shower room, handbasin and WC Austrian twin bedroom with shared balcony, private shower, handbasin and WC

Features Open fire Satellite TV Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children's library Board games library Ski locker in basement South facing balcony Garage parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complementary toiletries Daily newspaper Ski hosting

Location In a quiet enclave of the village, only 3 minutes walk from the Medran lift and 10 minutes to the bars and shops in the resort centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

36

37


Tortin Verbier

6 guests

More than any other resort, location is everything in Verbier, and this property is a three (yes, three!) minute walk from the Medran lift and a few minutes further to the village centre. A quick stroll from the main event but perfectly secluded from the hysteria. It really doesn’t get better than that. This spectacular apartment has an interior designer’s brushstroke against a canvas of perfect Swiss form and function … the pictures say it all, a class act. Breath-taking views of the roof of Europe from the wraparound balcony.


Bedrooms (3) Double bedroom with private balcony, en suite bath, twin handbasin and WC 2 Austrian twin bedrooms with shared balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC

Features Open fire Satellite TV Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children's library Board games library Ski locker in basement South facing balcony Garage parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complementary toiletries Daily newspaper Ski hosting

Location In a quiet enclave of the village, only 3 minutes walk from the Medran lift and 10 minutes to the bars and shops in the resort centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

38

39


Zermatt Dominated by the mighty Matterhorn, this historic climbing town is both snow-sure and super-chic, combining an abundance of alpine charm with discreet A-list appeal and the unmistakeable smell of heritage. Zermatt village dates back to the Middle Ages, and today ancient barns sit alongside tastefully modern hotels, while the car-free policy preserves the peace. The lift and resort transport system is very 21st century, offering high tech convenience with minimal environmental impact. The skiing is extensive and varied, most suited to intermediates and experts who can challenge themselves on over 300 kilometres of the highest north and west-facing slopes in Europe. There are three separate ski areas and a delightful drop down into Cervinia in Italy for a day trip with a difference. For the expert skier, the heli-skiiing and the long mogul fields at Triftji are “the stuff of dreamsâ€? according to the Where to Ski and Snowboard Guide. Away from the slopes you can enjoy après-ski promenading, serious designer retail therapy, outdoor skating, indoor swimming, horse drawn sleigh-rides and exclusive spa treatments. As if all this were not enough, Zermatt is also the gourmet capital of mountain restaurants, with no less than 38 establishments offering everything from fondue to finest Italian prosciutto crudo and foie gras, many of them with views onto some of the most stunning scenery in the Alps.

Resort facts Chocolate box traditional Swiss charm Stunning location Unique car-free resort centre Advanced skiers playground Easy access from Geneva via rail Great apres-ski Transfer from Geneva 3.5 hours Resort altitude 1620m Skiing altitude 1620 -3820m Pistes 383km Number of pistes Easy 28 Intermediate 76 Advanced 28 Freeride parks 1


40

41


Gmatchi Zermatt

6 guests

Gmatchi is a spectacular barn conversion in a stunning position at the very heart of Zermatt’s cobbled old town. The original house dates from 1753 and over the centuries the building has seen use as a cow barn, a hayloft and an artist’s studio. At the top of the house is a bright, modern living room with south-facing balcony and Matterhorn views. The décor combines original wood beams with contemporary furnishing and stylish modern colours, assuring Gmatchi of a bright future to match its illustrious past. A completely unique home.


Bedrooms (3) Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC

Features Log burning stove Television with Sky News Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Close to the church in the very heart of the town centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

42

43


Haus Bor Zermatt

6 guests

Haus Bor is located close to the central ice rink and from the outside looks utterly conventional, with its blonde wood window frames and terrace balustrades. On the inside, however, the apartment is a masterpiece of sleek, clean lines and contemporary styling, from the Le Corbusier-style sofas to the Swedish wood-burning stove. High tech extras include an extraordinary remote controlled bottom washing loo and a fabulous steam & massage shower. The apartment offers magnificent views of the Matterhorn, and a south-facing terrace from which to enjoy them.


Bedrooms (3) 2 twin bedrooms with shared balcony, private shower, handbasin and WC Austrian twin/double bedroom with balcony, en suite jacuzzi bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 1 bedroom

Features Log burning stove Television with Sky News Music system with iPod audio connection Wi Fi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Balcony

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Close to the ice rink in the very heart of the town centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

44

45


Haus Glacier Zermatt

6 guests

A lift takes you from the high street up to the exclusive Haus Glacier. Once inside the tranquil apartment it is difficult to imagine that you are in the very heart of Zermatt and far above the non-stop buzz of the village bars and restaurants. The apartment sleeps six in understated elegance, with a large comfortable lounge and smart bedrooms with designer bathrooms. There are wrap-around balconies for both sunrise coffee and a relaxing drink as the sun goes down after a hard day on the hill.


Bedrooms (3) Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, shower, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with private shower, handbasin and WC Limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot in 1 bedroom

Features Television with Sky News Music system with iPod audio connection Wi Fi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Balcony

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location On the high street in the very heart of the town centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

46

47


Morzine Morzine is the best possible base from which to explore the Portes du Soleil and first time visitors are often surprised by the excellent tree-lined skiing for all standards around Morzine itself. From the snow-cannoned Pleney nursery slopes to the wide-open reds of the Les Gets bowl, untracked Chamoissiere off-piste or moguls and couloirs of Prodains, the variety is astounding. The Portes du Soleil is the largest linked ski area in the world, a claim made by many certainly, but only here will you find 2 countries, 14 resorts, 209 lifts, 288 marked slopes, and over 650 kilometres of piste. Lift access from the village to 2000m is quick and easy, and from here you can pick your point on the compass. Switzerland for lunch? Mountain restaurants are a real highlight; value-for-money traditional log cabins with open fires, local speciality dishes and ‘vin chaud’ on tap. Pretty and traditional by day, the village comes alive in the late afternoon, and those so inclined can drink and dance the night away. The family might prefer the outdoor ice-rink, bowling alley or weekly market. There are also a host of cultural and historical activities that lay bare the village’s traditional farming roots.

Resort facts Traditional village atmosphere Ski to Switzerland for lunch Short airport transfer Transfer from Geneva 1.5 hours Resort altitude 1000m Skiing altitude 950 -2466m Pistes 650km Number of pistes Easy 140 Intermediate 100 Advanced 26 Freeride parks 1


48

49


Valdez Suite Morzine

4 guests

Valdez Suite is an elegantly furnished apartment for four that shares an entrance hall with Alaska Lodge and overlooks the high street. It is rare for us to be able to offer such intimate accommodation, and virtually unheard of in such a spectacular location. The suite is spacious and entirely self-contained, comprising of an open plan living area with contemporary furnishings, high tech entertainment system and two quiet en suite bedrooms to the rear of the building. The south facing balcony is perfect for soaking up the après-ski high street buzz.


Bedrooms (2) Double bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC

Features Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Covered parking (local charge)

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location On the high street in the centre of the village, 100m to the nearest ski lift and 300m to the piste and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

50

51


Dakota Lodge Morzine

12 guests

Dakota Lodge offers substantial comfort in a spectacular position. New owners have invited in the interior designer over the summer and spared no expense with a total refurbishment; adding a touch of urban cool to Savoyarde tradition. Watch the web for new images in early December 2011. The vaulted lounge area stands proudly over the central square with breathtaking views through floor to ceiling glass and sprawling sofas around an authentic stone fireplace. The hot tub and sauna suite offer sublime relaxation after a day on the mountain.


Bedrooms (6) 3 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, separate shower, handbasin and WC (space for an extra temporary bed or cot)

Features Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Limited covered parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Located adjacent to the Tourist Office in the village centre and 200m from the lifts and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

52

53


Montana Lodge Morzine

6 guests

Montana Lodge is an elegant town house in the very centre of Morzine and previous winner of ‘WHICH Tour Operator Chalet of the Year.’ The position is exceptional but it is the interior that really stands out from the crowd. The lounge boasts vaulted timber ceilings and spectacular rooftop mountain views from stylish leather sofas around a handsome designer fireplace. The soft furnishings are bespoke and the designer bathrooms clad in finest marble with Italian tiled showers. The wet suite has a sauna, hot tub and integrated sound system.


Bedrooms (3) Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Limited covered parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Located adjacent to the Tourist Office in the village centre and 200m from the ski lifts and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

54

55


Nebraska Lodge Morzine

8 guests

Nebraska Lodge is a chic compact town house in the very centre of the resort. There are panoramic views across the resort from the third floor living area with vaulted ceiling, squashy sofas and contemporary fireplace. The bedrooms are snug and smartly furnished with eye-catching designer bathrooms. Guests can pamper themselves in the hot tub and sauna suite or relax in the unashamed luxury of a cosy private cinema.


Bedrooms (4) Twin bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC (cot space)

Features Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Cinema with Freeview DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Limited covered parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Located adjacent to the Tourist Office in the village centre and 200m from the lifts and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

56

57


Du Bois Morzine

12 - 14 guests

Chalet du Bois is situated on the nursery slopes in the centre of Morzine. The design brief was very simple: ‘a picture postcard, chocolate box mountain retreat’. We sought to fuse traditional alpine decor with contemporary design; and so to the original timber panelled walls, log stove and weathered oak floors, has been added a cool veneer that includes smart en suite bathrooms and wide-screen home cinema. The staple diet of the modern day skier has not been forgotten, with a basement sauna for après-ski relaxation and an outside hot tub into which you can tumble from the piste. The chalet also has a large family suite with private lounge; perfect for a little privacy and seclusion.


Bedrooms (7) Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedrooms with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom and double bedroom share bathroom and separate WC Studio - Twin bedroom and double bedroom with small lounge area, shared bath, handbasin and separate WC Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Sauna Log burning stove Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position on the piste, next to the lifts and a 2 minute walk across the nursery slopes to the village centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

58

59


Du PrĂŠ Morzine

10 guests

Du PrĂŠ is a completely charming timber chalet opposite the Pleney Piste. The extravagant living area is tastefully decorated in contemporary French style with log burning stove and large south facing terrace. Upstairs there is a small mezzanine lounge and home cinema while down below there is a hot tub and sauna for easing those ski-weary limbs. Plenty of room for everyone to chat, chill, bubble or steam. There is a drag lift just 40 metres from the door, and the ski school meeting point is just 100m away, making this chalet one of the premier locations in town.


Bedrooms (5) Twin bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 double bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot in 2 bedrooms.

Features Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Log burning stove Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Located opposite the Pleney pistes, lifts and nursery slopes and 200m from the village centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

60

61


Berger Morzine

10 guests

Chalet Berger is a simple 'no-frills' chalet bang in the heart of Morzine and only minutes from the piste. The chalet has a light and spacious living area with an avant-garde log burning stove and large en suite bedrooms with plenty of storage space. What you see is what you get, together with loads of room to swing a Marmotte. You can step from the living room into the outside hot tub, a perfect place to relax after a hard day on the slopes or for an après-supper tipple.


Bedrooms (5) 2 twin bedrooms with en suite shower, handbasin and WC 3 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC Most bedrooms have limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot

Features Outdoor Hot tub with mountain view Log burning stove Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Located in the heart of the village, only 200m from the lifts, pistes and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

62

63


CLUB Alaska Morzine

14 - 16 guests

Alaska is our CLUB chalet in Morzine and is reserved by the room. The chalet is more contemporary and restrained than our previous developments, less chintz and more urban. Bathrooms are state of the art, heating comes from under the floor, and sumptuous soft furnishings cocoon you in absolute comfort. From the south facing balconies you look down on the high street and up at the Pleney nursery slopes. CLUB Chefs offer a more flexible menu plan with a choice of dishes, canapĂŠs every evening and complimentary beer and wine. There is also a dedicated CLUB ski host to lead you around the mountain. VIP CLUB holidays are intended to distil the very best of the celebrated club-hotel atmosphere but with the intimacy and exclusivity of a private home.


Bedrooms (7) 4 twin bedrooms with en suite, bath/shower, handbasin and WC 3 double bedrooms with en suite bath/shower or shower, handbasin and WC Some bedrooms have limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot

Features Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Log burning stove Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking (local charge)

Club Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Chef & hostess 7 day breakfast & cleaning Daily canapés before dinner Free bar (wine and beer) Wake up drinks Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Priority ski hosting

Location On the high street in the centre of the village, 100m to the nearest ski lift and 300m to the piste and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

64

65


Les Gets Les Gets has always maintained a certain sleepy caché and exclusivity when compared to Morzine, its nearest and better known neighbour. The resort centre is a delightful mix of cobbled streets, piste side bars and traffic free retail therapy. A traditional dairy farming village at heart and a community that dates back to the 12th century, most buildings conform to the “chocolate box” vision of an alpine ski resort. Visitors to the resort are predominantly French which lends an authentic family atmosphere, but there are many animated bars hosting live music and showing all the big sports matches for a sociable après ski drink or three. Attractions away from the slopes include an ice rink, a small cinema, an array of interesting food shops and, uniquely for a ski resort, a mechanical music museum. There is also a weekly market selling everything from alarmingly smelly cheeses to the latest fashion for mountain goat herders. Our property is situated 300 vertical metres above Les Gets in Les Chavannes, the major lift and piste crossroads and at the start of all the cross country ski tracks. From here you can take the bubble lift down to the resort until late in the day or select from a number of gentle pistes down to the lower nursery slopes. The lifts outside the door lead you to the challenging Point de Nyon, the untracked Chamoissiere off-piste or the gentle intermediate Les Gets bowl. Just over the ridge is Morzine from where the variety of the Portes du Soleil is outstanding; the largest linked ski area in the world, a claim made by many certainly, but only here will you find 2 countries, 14 resorts, 209 lifts, 288 marked slopes, and over 650 kilometres of piste. Mountain restaurants are a real highlight; value-for-money traditional log cabins with open fires, local speciality dishes and ‘vin chaud’ on tap.

Resort facts Traditional alpine charm Short airport transfer Ski in - ski out Family friendly Transfer from Geneva 1 hour Resort altitude 1172 -1530m Skiing altitude 950 - 2466m Pistes 650km Number of pistes Easy 140 Intermediate 100 Advanced 26 Freeride parks 1


66

67


Altitude Lodge Les Gets

18 - 2 9 guests

Altitude is located at 1530 metres, on the piste, in the main Les Gets ski area of Les Chavannes and next to all the lifts. Green, red and blue pistes weave back to the terrace through the woods. We bought this property in 2008 and spent three years building the discerning skiers dream. There is a piste side bar, lounge terrace and lunchtime restaurant open to the public during the day and operated by VIP SKI. Residents have exclusive use of two private lounges with an open fire and flat screen entertainment. Our chef also offers a flexible menu plan with choice of dishes for evening dining. The funky urban interior boasts lift access to six of the nine bedrooms, including five family rooms, some with balconies or terraces and three with private outdoor hot tubs. The penthouse level has three bedrooms with a private lounge area. All rooms have Freesat HD TVs and BOSE SoundDocks. On the ground floor there is a wet suite with sauna and massage room plus access to the outdoor hot tub. By day there is a family room for children to play in comfort, a facility for Mum to sterilize bottles and for teenagers to battle with the Wii; by night this becomes a spectacular cinema with HD projector, 92� screen and sounds to make a grown man weep. After 23 years in the game, we think that we might have at last conceived and delivered the ultimate skiing venue.


68

69


Altitude Lodge


Bedrooms (9) 5 family rooms with double or twin bed plus additional bunk beds. En suite bath, handbasin and WC. 1 double, 1 triple and 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath or shower, handbasin and WC. Infant cot space in all bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Sauna & massage suite Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 & Nintendo Wii Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Children’s playroom & multimedia room Piste-side bar and restaurant Sun terrace

Service VIP chalet catering (7 nights) Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes of Chavannes, 300m vertically above the village centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

70

71


Altitude Lodge

180Ëš panoramic view from terrace


72

73


Val d’Isère Regarded by many as the greatest ski resort in the world, Val d’Isère imposes traditional Savoyarde architecture on an awe-inspiring high mountain setting. The vast expanse of L’Espace Killy, comprising Val d’Isère and neighbouring Tignes, is the highest extended ski domain in the world. The clientèle is as varied as the terrain, from dedicated powder hounds and off-piste adrenalin junkies to blue cruisers and ladies who lunch. Most of the skiing is at 2300 metres and above and, not surprisingly, the resort has an unrivalled snow record. There is plenty of skiing on your doorstep to keep all but the most advanced occupied for at least a week, but the temptations of Tignes and the views from the top of the Grand Motte at over 3400 metres are simply unmissable and only a few lifts away. Après-ski begins before you’ve come off the mountain with live music at the Folie Douce above La Daille, or ski to the door of Bananas in the centre of town. There are bars, pubs and clubs which rock long into the night for those with unlimited stamina and deep pockets, plus a range of pampering body treatments and shops for those who prefer to conserve their energy for the slopes.

Resort facts Traditional alpine resort Great apres-ski and night life Advanced skiers playground Good for non-skiers Centrally located chalets Transfer from Geneva 3.5 hours Resort altitude 1850m Skiing altitude 1550 -3465m Pistes 300km Number of pistes Easy 83 Intermediate 46 Advanced 25 Freeride parks 2


74

75


Aspen Lodge Val d’Isère

6, 8 or 10 guests

After ten years, we thought it was time for a new look, so we invited in the interior designers and got out our cheque book. Aspen pioneered a revolutionary new concept in catered ski holidays in 2002 when it won ‘WHICH Chalet of the Year’, and an exciting re-design from our customary design guru will bring it bang up to date. Sliding glass doors open from the high street onto a smart lounge area with open fire, giant cinema screen for kids evenings and big SKY sporting events, Nintendo Wii, pool table, complimentary internet screens, draft beer and coffee bar. We have a reception desk for advice, information and concierge service and lift access to the private accommodation suites above. Each individual suite in Aspen Lodge is entirely independent with its own front door, has three, four or five bedrooms, its own living and dining area and a dedicated chalet host. Our new re-design will strip out the chintz and ladle on some contemporary urban cool, watch the web for new images in early December 2011. All suites have a south facing terrace or balcony and the ski lifts and piste are just a short stroll away.


76

77


Aspen Lodge is currently undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment. Photographs will be on our website from December 2011.


78

79


Aspen Lodge

Bedrooms

Service

Chalet Features

Suite

VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Concierge Ski hosting

Open fire (top floor suites) Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Balcony

6 guests

3 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC

Suite

8 guests

4 twin or double bedrooms with en suite bath or shower, handbasin and WC

Penthouse Suite

8 or 10 guests

4 or 5 twin bedrooms with en suite bath or shower, handbasin and WC Some bedrooms have Jacuzzi bath, some have balcony; some bedrooms have limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot

Location On the high street in the very centre of the village and only 250m from the lifts and nursery slopes

Reception Features Ski room with boot warmers Sky Sports & pool table Coffee bar with internet access Nintendo Wii Private garage parking


For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

80

81


Bellevarde Lodge Val d’Isère

12 guests

Bellevarde Lodge is an imposing stone-and-timber chalet situated on the edge of the Santons piste. Yes, this means you really can click in and out of your bindings a few steps from the ski room door. We used genuine old timbers from a local dismantled farmhouse, Italian marble in the bathrooms and some rather lovely parquet on the floor. The vaulted sitting room has an open fireplace, floor to ceiling glass and abundant plump and inviting sofas from which to enjoy the breath-taking view. After a hard day on the slopes, the terrace hot tub is the perfect venue for beer and bubbles.


Bedrooms (6) 2 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 double bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in some bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Sun terrace Private parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Situated on the Santons piste and a 10 minute walk across the Solaise nursery slopes to the village centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

82

83


The Farmhouse Val d’Isère

12 - 14 guests

The Farmhouse is considered one of the smartest renovations in Val d’Isère. From Tatler to The Telegraph and The Sunday Times, the media have been unanimous in their praise. Certainly the architect was spoilt with the canvas on which he had to work: a two-hundred year old farmhouse with metre thick walls next to the church in the centre of Val d’Isère. Absolutely no expense has been spared in retaining the original stone and timber features whilst imposing a contemporary home with all the ubiquitous modern comforts.


Bedrooms (6) 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedrooms with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Master twin bedroom with dressing room, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Studio - Double bedroom with living room and bathroom with shower, handbasin and WC. Child bunk beds. Master bedroom has space for a cot. Studio has limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot.

Features Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski cupboard with boot warmers Small balcony

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Next to the church in the very centre of the village and only 250m from the lifts and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

84

85


VIP PLATINUM

Davos Val d’Isère

8 guests

Davos is part of a small private hamlet that we built on the sun-drenched knoll of Le Crêt overlooking Val d’Isère. We tried to fuse the ambiance of an old stone village with every present-day comfort. To the smooth stone fireplaces, weathered oak floors and seasoned timbers, we added a veneer of cool contemporary styling including marble bathrooms, handmade squashy sofas, goose down duvets and original art. Indulge yourself in the new basement cinema, soak in the inside/outside sunken hot tub and admire the breathtaking view from the master bedroom four poster.


Bedrooms (4) Master double bedroom with terrace, fireplace, dressing room, en suite bath, shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath or shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in some bedrooms

Features Indoor/outdoor hot tub with mountain view Open fire Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi NEW Cinema/Multimedia room with UK Freeview HD Playstation 3 Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Sun terrace Private parking

Service Platinum service available (see page 10) VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Chauffeur service In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Ski hosting

Location On a sunny knoll overlooking the resort, a 10 minute walk to the centre. Chauffeured vehicle service to and from the piste daily until 8pm

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

86

87


Madrisah Val d’Isère

8 guests

Madrisah is part of a small private hamlet that we built on the sun-drenched knoll of Le Crêt overlooking Val d’Isère. We tried to fuse the ambiance of an old stone village with every present-day comfort. To the smooth stone fireplaces, weathered oak floors and seasoned timbers, we added a veneer of cool contemporary styling including marble bathrooms, handmade squashy sofas, antique furniture, goose down duvets and original art. There is a glorious open fireplace, towering central staircase and an enchanting dining area with terrace.


Bedrooms (4) Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC

Features Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Sun terrace and balcony Private parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Chauffeur service In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Ski hosting

Location On a sunny knoll overlooking the resort, a 10 minute walk to the centre. Chauffeured vehicle service to and from the piste daily until 8pm

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

88

89


Klosters Val d’Isère

8 guests

Klosters is part of a small private hamlet that we built on the sun-drenched knoll of Le Crêt overlooking Val d’Isère. We tried to fuse the ambiance of an old stone village with every present-day comfort. To the smooth stone fireplaces, weathered oak floors and seasoned timbers, we added a veneer of cool contemporary styling including marble bathrooms, handmade squashy sofas, antique furniture, goose down duvets and original art. The chalet has a glorious open fireplace, discreet mezzanine cinema area and a small private office.


Bedrooms (4) 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC (one with balcony) Double bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC

Features Open fire Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi TV mezzanine with UK Freeview Mezzanine office area DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Private parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Chauffeur service In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Ski hosting

Location On a sunny knoll overlooking the resort, a 10 minute walk to the centre. Chauffeured vehicle service to and from the piste daily until 8 pm

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

90

91


Arosa Val d’Isère

10 guests

Arosa is part of a small private hamlet on the secluded and sun-drenched knoll of Le Crêt, one of the earliest and most charismatic enclaves overlooking Val d’Isère. This is a true picture-postcard chalet with weathered oak floors, massive timber beams and Italian stone bathrooms. Loose yourself in the massive squashy sofas and roast your toes in front of the roaring log fire. Antique furniture, snug mountain fabrics and alpine memorabilia dress this dream mountain hideaway. There is a fabulous wet suite with hot tub and terrace for rolling in the snow.


Bedrooms (5) Double bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Indoor hot tub (external access) Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Sun terrace and balcony Private covered parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Chauffeur service In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Ski hosting

Location On a sunny knoll overlooking the resort, a 10 minute walk to the centre. Chauffeured vehicle service to and from the piste daily until 8pm

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

92

93


Petit Choucas Val d’Isère

4 - 6 guests

An intimate chalet-apartment in the very heart of Val d’Isère, nicely set back from the high street and completely secluded. The décor is VIP’s signature contemporary alpine style: sleek, chic and elegantly restrained, yet still wonderfully warm and inviting against the chill of mountains in mid winter. The apartment enjoys a small terrace with views to the Fornet. Rather unique to have a property of this quality for groups as small as four.


Bedrooms (2) Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, private shower, handbasin and WC. Additional bunk beds. Infant cot space in both bedrooms

Features Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Board games library Underground parking at Aspen Lodge

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Set back off the high street in the very centre of resort and only 300m from the lifts and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

94

95


Grand Choucas Val d’Isère

5 - 8 guests

Grand Choucas is a contemporary chalet-apartment in the very centre of Val d’Isère. Set just back from the high street, this charismatic second floor home provides the killer combination of seclusion and convenience. A Parisian surgeon of some repute has invested splendidly of both time and money to furnish this property with taste and elegance. Picture windows spill onto the balcony and the classic mountain summits fill the sky in every direction. Grand Choucas is a precious commodity as it provides a lavish amount of space for groups as small as five, and plenty of room for a few more if you wish.


Bedrooms (3) Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, shower, handbasin and separate en suite WC (limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot) Twin bedroom with private shower and seperate WC Twin bedroom with en suite bath, shower, handbasin and WC. Separate bunk beds.

Features Ethanol fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Balcony Underground parking at Aspen Lodge

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location Secluded location off the high street in the very centre of resort and only 300m from the lifts and nursery slopes

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

96

97


CLUB Bellevarde Val d’Isère

24 guests

CLUB Bellevarde is our imposing stone-and-timber lodge for 24 guests situated on the edge of the Santons piste. This means that you really can click in and out of your bindings a few steps from the ski room door. CLUB chalets are reserved by the room; this engenders a convivial atmosphere and lovely relaxing place to meet families or other like-minded skiers. There are abundant plump and inviting sofas from which to enjoy a relaxing novel or warm your toes in front of the open fire and a cosy bar with unlimited draft beer and wine. For the young or so inclined there is also the ubiquitous HD TV with Freesat and Wii. The giant vaulted dining room offers a canapé reception every evening and CLUB dining from your Chef with a more flexible menu plan and choice of dishes. Twin hot tubs on the sprawling terrace are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the breath-taking view. CLUB holidays are intended to distil the very best of the celebrated club-hotel atmosphere but with the intimacy and exclusivity of a private home.


Bedrooms (12) 8 twin and 4 double bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC (8 with balcony)

Features Ski in - ski out Twin outdoor hot tubs Open fire Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Television with UK Freeview Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Nintendo Wii Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Sun terrace Parking

Club Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Chef & hostess 7 day breakfast & cleaning Daily canapés before dinner Free bar (wine and beer) Wake up drinks Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Priority ski hosting

Location Situated on the Santons piste and a 10 minute walk across the Solaise nursery slopes to the village centre

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

98

99


Méribel The Trois Vallées embrace one of the most extensive linked ski areas in the world, encompassing Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Méribel, La Tania and Courchevel. The skiable area rises to 3200 metres at the glorious Cime de Carron, and is criss-crossed by a staggering 615 kilometres of piste. Méribel is intermediate heaven, with its wide, flattering motorway runs, and there’s plenty for experts too, with over 30 black runs and the off-piste skiing on Mont Vallon, rated as some of the best in the Alps. Méribel offers great shopping, an ice rink, a swimming pool and many other Olympic-standard sports facilities. From pavement cafés to Michelin-starred restaurants and vibrant night-life, it’s not hard to see why some people visit Méribel and never even ski. Very few chalets are located on the piste in Méribel and so to maximise your skiing time and preserve your legs for the slopes we operate our own private Mérishuttle transfer service to and from the snow. Your driver will come to your chalet every morning at a pre-set time and then drive you the few minutes and few hundred yards to the main Chaudannes lift station. You can then call us to collect you from the piste and return you to your chalet as late as 7pm, plenty of time for some ski stories and banter over an après-ski drink at the Rond Point.

Resort facts Traditional village charm Great night life Fantastic linked ski area Transfer from Grenoble 2.5 hours Resort altitude 1450m Skiing altitude 1250 - 3230m Pistes 600km Number of pistes Easy 183 Intermediate 119 Advanced 33 Freeride parks 9


100

101


VIP PLATINUM

Taiga Lodge Méribel

10 guests

Taiga Lodge is our flagship chalet in Méribel and some would say our finest in the Alps. The chalet is positioned in the ‘Dou du Pont’ enclave, or ‘Mayfair of Méribel’. The timber architecture is classic and refined and each of the rooms has been individually and lavishly themed by our interior designer. A splendid 10-person cinema with suede lined walls and huge squashy sofas provides state of the art entertainment. Several terraces make the most of the sun and there is a sauna and outdoor hot tub for a touch of après-ski pampering. The town and piste are only a short walk away.


Bedrooms (5) 2 double and 3 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in master double bedroom

Features Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Sauna Open fire Cinema with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Boot warmers in chalet entrance Sun terrace Private parking

Service Platinum service available (see p10) VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Merishuttle driver service Ski hosting

Location On a prestigious estate overlooking Méribel which is a 7 minute walk away. 300m to the piste or 2 minutes by our Merishuttle chauffeur service.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

102

103


Indiana Lodge Méribel

10 guests

Indiana Lodge is situated in the trees on the exclusive ‘Dou du Pont’ estate and overlooks the centre of the village. There are few other chalets to rival it in the resort. The living room has a delightful wrap around terrace and each of the bedrooms and bathrooms has been individually themed to combine traditional craftsmanship with cool contemporary styling. There is a sauna and outdoor hot tub, and all the toys including surround sound audio and heated ski boots in the morning. The chalet is only a few minutes downhill walk to town and piste.


Bedrooms (5) 4 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 3 bedrooms and limited space for an extra temporary bed in 1 bedroom

Features Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Sun terrace and balcony Private parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Merishuttle driver service Ski hosting

Location On a prestigious estate overlooking Méribel which is a 600m walk away. 300m to the piste or 2 minutes by our Merishuttle chauffeur service.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

104

105


Mariefleur MĂŠribel

10 - 11 guests

Mariefleur is a substantial detached wooden chalet nestling in our exclusive private enclave at the entrance to MĂŠribel. Its picture book exterior is complemented by a smart stylish interior, the loving work of a fiercely proud owner. The chalet is imaginatively laid out with lots of intriguing corners and assorted levels; toast your toes around the main fire hearth or curl up in the squashy sofas on the mezzanine above. The relaxation suite with hot tub and sauna will help soothe ski-weary muscles at the end of the day.


Bedrooms (5) Austrian twin bedroom with terrace, en suite shower, handbasin and separate WC 4 Austrian twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC (1 with additional single bed on mezzanine) All bedrooms have space for a cot and 2 bedrooms have limited space for an extra temporary bed

Features Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Sun terrace and balcony Parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Merishuttle driver service Ski hosting

Location An exclusive enclave at the entrance to Méribel, a 12 minute walk to the village centre. The piste is 3 minutes away by our Merishuttle chauffeur service.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

106

107


Altaïr Méribel

8 -10 guests

Altaïr is a rather splendid chalet in our quiet secluded close at the entrance to the resort. The chalet offers abundant space and décor that is a judicious mix of authentic Savoyard artefacts and bespoke modern pieces. The extravagant living area has large picture windows and plenty of space for everyone to lounge in grand comfort. Each bedroom is individually designed and the master suite has its own separate dressing area and terrace. There is a luxurious wet suite with hot tub on the ground floor.


Bedrooms (4) 2 Austrian twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Steep steps to mezzanine with twin beds and low eaves. Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 3 bedrooms

Features Indoor hot tub Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Boot warmers Balcony Parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Merishuttle driver service Ski hosting

Location An exclusive enclave at the entrance to Méribel, a 12 minute walk to the village centre. The piste is 3 minutes away by our Merishuttle chauffeur service

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

108

109


Marielaine MĂŠribel

6 - 7 guests

This charming property is tastefully decorated in modern French style and offers splendid accommodation for a small group or family not wishing to share a larger chalet. The spacious living area is imaginatively furnished with ample comfy seating, a charming dining area with abundant character and a glorious south-west facing terrace. We have installed a hot tub and gazebo in the secluded garden for the ultimate in ‘hot bubble & cold snow’ relaxation.


Bedrooms (3) Double bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC. Small double bed on mezzanine (limited headroom) Mezzanine twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC (access via steep steps, limited headroom)

Features Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Sun terrace and balcony Parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Merishuttle driver service Ski hosting

Location An exclusive enclave at the entrance to Méribel, a 12 minute walk to the village centre. The piste is 3 minutes away by our Merishuttle chauffeur service

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

110

111


Brioche MĂŠribel

8 - 9 guests

Brioche is a wealth of carved wood, elegant furnishings and decorative artifacts; a real home from home and picture-postcard alpine retreat. The pretty bedrooms with hand painted decorative walls and pristine white bathrooms are absolutely immaculate. Sun worshippers will appreciate the south-facing sun terrace and outdoor hot tub to massage away the aches and pains of the day. This is an extremely appealing chalet in which to spend a week in the Alps.


Bedrooms (4) 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Steep steps to single bed on mezzanine (limited headroom) Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Sun terrace and balcony Parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Merishuttle driver service Ski hosting

Location An exclusive enclave at the entrance to Méribel, a 12 minute walk to the village centre. The piste is 3 minutes away by our Merishuttle chauffeur service

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

112

113


Refuge Boua Méribel

10 guests

Refuge Boua is the ‘sell-out’ oddball in our Méribel portfolio and favourite of the hardcore Méribel ski cognoscenti. This is a true skiers chalet; fairly basic in design and furnishing, but literally on the piste and next to the lifts at Chaudanne, the main hub of Méribel’s huge ski area and ski school meeting point. The simple but bright and comfortable living space leads to a small terrace with secluded hot tub. The five minimalist bedrooms overlook the piste and have crisp white walls, cosy wood panelling and smart contemporary en suite shower rooms. There are not many chalets on the slopes in Méribel, even fewer that are only a short stroll across the piste to the centre of town.


Bedrooms (5) Double bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC 4 twin bedrooms with en suite shower, handbasin and WC All bedrooms have limited space for an extra temporary bed or cot

Features Ski in - ski out Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Log burning stove Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Sun terrace

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Merishuttle driver service Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position on the piste and next to the Chaudanne lifts. Just 150 m across the nursery slopes to the village centre.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

114

115


CLUB Pierre

MĂŠribel

18 guests

Chalet Pierre next to Morel chair lift and Hullote 'blue' piste

CLUB Pierre is on the Hullote piste at the base of the Morel chairlift, providing real doorstep access into the heart of the Three Valleys ski area. CLUB Chalets are reserved by the room engendering a convivial atmosphere and lovely place to meet families or other like-minded skiers. The chalet is a Savoyard renovation sympathetic to the needs of the modern skier; original stone walls, comfy sofas, antique furniture and sharp contemporary bathrooms. We also have a family suite that is ideal for parents with young children. The CLUB Chef offers a more flexible menu plan and choice of dishes, together with a canapĂŠ reception every evening. A dedicated CLUB ski host will help you make the very most of the great location. The southfacing terrace and hot tub enjoy uninterrupted views across the Meribel Valley, perfect for making the most of sunny late afternoons and complimentary beer. CLUB holidays are intended to distil the very best of the celebrated club-hotel atmosphere but with the intimacy and exclusivity of a private home.


Bedrooms (9) 7 twin or double bedrooms with terrace or balcony, en suite bath/shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom and twin bedroom share bath, shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in some bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Outdoor hot tub with mountain view Open fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Boot warmers in chalet entrance Sun terrace and balcony Parking

Club Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Chef & hostess 7 day breakfast & cleaning Daily canapés before dinner Free bar (wine and beer) Wake up drinks Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) In-chalet ski & boot fitting (pre-bookable) Priority ski hosting

Location Situated on the Hulotte ‘blue’ piste and right next to the Morel chairlift to Altiport

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

116

117


La Plagne With skiing at a lung challenging 3250m and with 225km of piste, La Plagne is already a snowsure and extensive ski area in its own right. Now linked to Les Arcs, even fast and experienced skiers would be hard pushed to cover the 425 km of piste that the Paradiski has to offer in a week. Our home is on the piste and next to the lifts in Plagne Centre, perched at 2000m in the very heart of the ski domain.

Resort facts All chalets ski in - ski out Outstanding ski school Great for all skiing abilities Family friendly

The resort won't win any prizes for prettiest village, but the altitude, ski in - ski out convenience and outstanding views make it easy to forgive a few 70’s architectural howlers. Plagne Centre is pleasantly lively and easily the best served of all the local resorts in terms of shops, ski-schools and après-ski. The lift system is excellent, with fast access to the high reds off La Grand Rochette and the long easy blues above Aime 2000.

Transfer from Grenoble 3 hours Resort altitude 2000m Skiing altitude 1200 - 3250m Pistes 425km

A skiing paradise for beginners, intermediates will also feel instantly at home on the miles of gentle blues and some of the longest vertical descents in the whole of the Alps. Once you’ve found your ski legs, the Bellecote Glacier reds are also eminently achievable, and for the brave, the more challenging blacks beyond. Experts will relish the vast and exhilarating off-piste bowls which are tracked much more slowly than the high-profile resorts.

Number of pistes Easy 140 Intermediate 65 Advanced 37 Freeride parks 3


118

119


Summit View La Plagne

6 -12 guests

Summit View offers a killer combination of stylish comfort and cutting edge decor at a dizzying 2000m altitude and in an unbeatable on-piste location. Each suite, with three, four or six bedrooms is entirely independent with its own living and dining areas and dedicated chalet host. Many of the bedrooms have additional full size secluded beds for families or smaller groups wishing to share a room. The dĂŠcor is tastefully sophisticated, with a boutique-hotel vibe thanks to the luxurious soft furnishings, original works of art, solid oak floors, recessed flat screens and BOSE audio systems. All suites have balconies overlooking the spectacular Grand Rochette mountain and the Front de Neige slopes. A lift takes you down to the piste level, ski school and equipment hire. For those wishing to treat themselves, then the extravagant space of the penthouse Lugano Suite will be for you, where you can also upgrade to Platinum service for the ultimate ski indulgence.


120

121


VIP PLATINUM

Lugano Suite

Summit View

La Plagne

7 -12 guests


Bedrooms (4) 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC (1 with additional bunk beds) Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Bunk beds. Single/bunk room with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Private lift access to piste & ski hire Ski in - ski out Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking (local charge)

Service Platinum service available (see p10) VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes with lift access down to the shops, bars and restaurants

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

122

123


Bedrooms (6)

Lucerne Suite

Summit View

La Plagne

12 guests

4 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 double bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Private lift access to piste & ski hire Ski in - ski out Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking (local charge)

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, ski lifts and nursery slopes with lift access down to the shops, bars and restaurants

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119


Leman Suite

Summit View

La Plagne

8 guests

Bedrooms (4) 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 1 bedroom

Features Private lift access to piste & ski hire Ski in - ski out Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking (local charge)

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, ski lifts and nursery slopes with lift access down to the shops, bars and restaurants

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

124

125


Bedrooms (3)

Como Suite

Summit View

La Plagne

6 -10 guests

Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Bunk beds. Twin bedroom with en suite shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Bunk beds. Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Private lift access to piste & ski hire Ski in - ski out Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking (local charge)

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, ski lifts and nursery slopes with lift access down to the shops, bars and restaurants

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119


Garda Suite

Summit View

La Plagne

6 - 8 guests

Bedrooms (3) Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Bunk beds. Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Private lift access to piste & ski hire Ski in - ski out Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Balcony Parking (local charge)

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, ski lifts and nursery slopes with lift access down to the shops, bars and restaurants

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

126

127


Bourget Suite

Annecy & Bourget Suites La Plagne

6 -11 guests

Annecy and Bourget are very similar in layout to Summit View suites but are more classically Savoyard in style. Rich oak panelling dominates the interiors, with a cosy alpine atmosphere complemented by luxurious leather sofas and deft decorative touches. Bathrooms are smart and contemporary. Both suites share the spectacular signature Summit View vista of mountain and piste and the ski schools meet just below the balcony.


Annecy Suite

Bourget Suite

8 -11 guests

Annecy Suite

6 -10 guests

Bedrooms (4)

Bedrooms (3)

Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Bunk beds.

Austrian twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Bunk beds.

Double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC

Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC

Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC

Small double bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC. Bunk beds.

Twin bedroom with en suite bath, handbasin and WC (additional single bed)

Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Infant cot space in 1 bedroom

Service

Features

VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapĂŠs Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Lift access to piste & ski hire Ski in - ski out Gas flame fire Television with UK Freeview Music system with iPod audio connection WiFi DVD with film/children’s library Board games library Balcony Parking (local charge)

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes with lift access down to the shops, bars and restaurants

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119 128

129


Alpe d’Huez Alpe d’Huez is known locally as the Ile de Soleil, Island of Sunshine, and nestles spectacularly in a high altitude bowl with pistes stretching out to every surrounding mountain peak and point of the compass. One of the oldest ski resorts in France, Alpe d’Huez was originally a 14th century mining town, a resistance stronghold during the Second World War and home to one of the earliest alpine ski refuges in 1928. Granted there have been plenty of architectural carbuncles since those early beginnings, but ‘Quartier des Vieil Alpe’ is a pleasant and charming contrast in a more traditional style; a wander round its little back streets peels back the character and tradition of an old mountain village. The après-ski is as lively as you would expect of a bustling high-altitude resort with all the usual glitz, energy and glamour. There is also a dazzling array of non-ski activities, two swimming pools, an ice rink and a large sports centre with climbing wall. Primarily we have been drawn here because this is a skiers resort; the large beginners plateau, glittering glaciers, lung busting altitude, cast iron snow guarantee, fabulously varied terrain and state of the art lift system make it a skier’s delight no matter what your age and experience. Our brand new private courtyard of piste-side chalets is in the perfect position to enjoy the very best of Alpe d’Huez in luxury never before seen in the resort. An exciting caged people carrier provides aerial transport down to all parts of the resort.

Resort facts All chalets ski in - ski out Short airport transfer Family friendly - many activities included in lift pass Transfer from Grenoble 1.5 hours Resort altitude 1860m Skiing altitude 1860 -3300m Pistes 237km Number of pistes Easy 38 Intermediate 68 Advanced 17 Freeride parks 2


130

131


Le Village Alpe d’Huez

8 -15 guests

Our exclusive development of five chalets is located at the top of town and next to all the main lifts. Built around an atmospheric cobbled courtyard at a giddying altitude of 2000m, and surrounded on two sides by piste, the five chalets of Le Village characterize the ultimate in ski in - ski out convenience. Instructors actually ski to the boot room door and collect you for your lesson! Those familiar with our previous developments will not be surprised that we have made our usual choice from the à la carte alpine menu; stone walls, slate roofs, vaulted ceilings, solid timber floors, high tech entertainment, snappy chic en suite bathrooms, hot tubs, saunas... all the ubiquitous toys that have become our trademark. Each of the bedrooms is larger than the customary alpine offering and every bedroom has a balcony, some actually spill straight onto the piste. An exciting aerial people carrier provides transport down to all parts of the resort including the outdoor ice rink and pool. With a nursery slope under your nose, our famed nanny service to look after the kids and spa treatments for a little spoilt indulgence, for the first time the discerning skier seeking supreme comfort can enjoy everything that Alpe d’Huez has to offer.


Le Village 132

133


Bedrooms (7)

La Chapelle

Alpe d’Huez

14 guests

5 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom balcony, with en suite bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 4 bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Private underground parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes and just 100m from the shops, bars and restaurants.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119


Le Manoir

Alpe d’Huez

12 guests

Bedrooms (6) 3 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC 2 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 3 bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Private underground parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes and just 100m from the shops, bars and restaurants.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

134

135


Bedrooms (5)

La Ferme

Alpe d’Huez

10 guests

2 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC 2 double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath/shower, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 3 bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Private underground parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes and just 100m from the shops, bars and restaurants.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119


La Maison

Alpe d’Huez

8 guests

Bedrooms (4) 2 twin bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Twin bedroom with balcony, en suite shower, handbasin and WC Double bedroom with balcony, en suite bath, handbasin and WC Infant cot space in 2 bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Private underground parking

Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Wake up drinks Daily cleaning (6 days) Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes and just 100m from the shops, bars and restaurants.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

136 98

137


CLUB Château Alpe d’Huez

14 -15 guests

We have located one of our CLUB Chalets in the heart of Le Village. CLUB Chalets are reserved by the room; this engenders a convivial atmosphere and lovely place to meet families or other like-minded skiers in the comfort of a larger shared chalet. CLUB Chefs offer a more flexible menu plan with choice of dishes and canapé receptions every evening, CLUB guests also enjoy complimentary beer and wine and priority ski guiding. VIP CLUB holidays are intended to distil the very best of the celebrated club-hotel atmosphere but with the intimacy and exclusivity of a private home.


Bedrooms (8) 5 twin and 2 double bedrooms with balcony, en suite bath or shower, handbasin and WC Small single bedroom (can be booked with a double bedroom - shares bathroom) Infant cot space in some bedrooms

Features Ski in - ski out Wet suite with hot tub & sauna Open fire Television with UK Freeview BOSE music system with iPod audio connection WiFi Blu-ray DVD with film/children’s library Playstation 3 Board games library Ski room with boot warmers Private underground parking

Club Service VIP chalet catering Welcome champagne & canapés Chef & hostess 7 day breakfast & cleaning Daily canapés before dinner Free bar (wine and beer) Wake up drinks Bathrobe and slippers Complimentary toiletries Daily newspaper Massage & beauty treatments (local charge) Priority ski hosting

Location A completely unique position overlooking the pistes, lifts and nursery slopes and just 100m from the shops, bars and restaurants.

For prices, floor plans and more information visit vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119

138

139


VIP-chalets.com Everything you could possibly want to know about VIP can be found on our website VIP-chalets.com including: Why ski VIP Staff Service Chalet information Chalet floor plans Platinum service VIP CLUB chalets Food & wine Massage & special gifts Ski school Ski hosting Ski courses Snow reports Web cams Families Childcare (private nannies) Children in chalets Infants & Infant packs Child prices Children ski schools VIP SKI uniforms supplied by Direct Alpine

Travel Flight programme Baggage allowance Ski carriage Airport parking Private transfers Self drive Booking Information What’s included? Travel details and tickets Check-in Airport assistance Insurance Gift list Legal Booking T&C’s AITO & ATOL Privacy policy Consumer protection

How to book Please call our reservations team on 0844 557 3119 to discuss your accommodation requirements and holiday dates with one of our ski specialists or email ski@vip-chalets.com To secure your booking we require a deposit of 15% of the total booking value including any extras (such as empty beds, childcare and lift passes). You will also need to include full payment for any relevant insurance premiums. The balance is due ten weeks before you travel. Please note that we do not normally issue reminders. Travel documents and pre-departure information will be sent by email approximately two weeks prior to departure. Full Terms and Conditions can be viewed and downloaded from our website VIP-chalets.com

0844 557 3119 VIP-chalets.com


VIP deserve a prize for successfully pioneering the concept of affordable luxury in the French Alps. The superlative standard of their chalets matches the very best in the business, but at a pleasantly lower price. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH VIP offers a range of beautifully designed chalets that are far more up-to-date in style than most, and in prime locations. Some day, you can’t help thinking, all chalets will be built this way. THE SUNDAY TIMES VIP make designer luxury relatively affordable. It is the little twists that make these holidays special. THE GUARDIAN Inventor of the affordable luxury category, VIP offer 99% of the quality at 75% of the price of rival super luxury firms. THE TIMES … just because you’re up a mountain doesn’t mean you have to go without luxury. BBC1 HOLIDAY PROGRAMME VIP has raised the game to such an extent that the standard of accommodation and service now matches that of four- and five-star hotels. THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH I love Daddy’s holidays. DAISY STURT (Aged 7)


Collingbourne House 140 -142 Wandsworth High Street London SW18 4JJ VIP-chalets.com Telephone 0844 557 3119 Facsimile 0844 557 2126 Email ski@vip-chalets.com

355

6

5138


VIP SKI brochure 11/12  

VIP SKI offers a distinctive selection of chalets in the popular resorts of Val d’Isère, Méribel, La Plagne, Alpe d'Huez, Morzine, Les Gets,...

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you