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Sleeps up to 8 (6 + 2)
This is a lovely chalet located on the piste at the base of the Tougnete bubble lift. The chalet sits above Les Castors piste side restaurant. (The restaurant is only open for lunch so there is no noise at night.)
The outdoor hot-tub on the balcony is perfect for watching the world go by after a day on the slopes. It is just a 2 minute walk across the snow front to the the resort centre with all that Meribel has to offer.
The chalet itself has plenty of character and lots of space. There is a lovely stone fireplace to relax in front of with afternoon tea. The chalet is not cutting edge and modern but more traditional apine chalet. Some of the loos are not en suite and two of the bedrooms share a bathroom but what you lose in modern convenience you gain in character and location.
The chalet is almost like a James Bond alpine hut that is found on the mountain with stone walls, wooden ceiling, a roaring fire and lots of cosy furnishings. It would suit either three couples or two families.
For guests staying in Chalet Chaudanne we recommend the ski hire service from Northface, who provide an in chalet fitting service. Once you are settled and have sampled the afternoon tea that awaits you on arrival a member of the Northface team will visit and fit all your equipment without you having to leave the comfort of your chalet. At the end of the week your equipment will be collected from the boot room, so no need to carry it back to the shop. We are confident you’ll get the very best of service from the Northface team.
Covid-19 Policies, Terms and Guarantees for Chalet Chaudanne
100% Refund Guarantee
We completely understand that you need the flexibility of booking to match the current bewildering uncertainty in our lives. We need to adapt so you can secure the ski holiday you would love to take whilst giving you the flexibility to change your chalet, date or even ski season (!) for whatever reason you like, and without caveat, right up until the last minute.
For all new bookings made from the 17th September, you can change your booking for any other chalet within this operators programme or later date during the 2020/21 or 2021/22 ski season right up until two weeks before you travel.
In order to offer this flexibility and to buy the different elements of the holiday on your behalf a deposit of 50% is required, but you do not need to pay the balance until 4 weeks before you travel, much later than normal, and at this point you can also choose to cancel and get a full refund if you wish.
If scheduled flights have to be bought on your behalf because the operators own charter flights don’t suit you or are fully booked then the airlines, in all likelihood, won’t be as generous, and you might not get your money back for this part of your holiday if you cancel or change your booking. We will however make clear to you at the time of booking if this caveat applies to you.
Please see below for further details on the chalet service and chalet protocols etc.
Room 1 - (upstairs) Large master bedroom with double bed, shower & bath (in room), and separate WC. Space for a cot
Room 2 - (upstairs) Family suite with twin room and small twin with shared bathroom (Bath, shower & WC) Partial limited headroom in bedrooms and bathroom due to eaves.
Room 3 - (downstairs) Twin with small en suite shower room and separate WC
Located above Les Castors restaurant on the piste at the Chaudanne Lift area. The base of the Tougnete bubble lift and Truite ski run are both literally outside the front door.
2-3 minutes walk across the piste/snowfront to the resort centre
- Hot Tub
- Ski in / Ski out
- Wifi Access
- Close to Slopes / Lift
- Close to Centre
- Satellite/Cable TV
- January Ski Deal
Included with this chalet:
Gatwick-Stansted flights and transfer to/from resort (flights from other airports available for a supplement) - the chalet can also be taken without flights, please contact us for prices
All airport and resort taxes
Towels and bed linen. Bathrobes and slippers in chalets with hot tubs or sauna
Daily cooked and/or continental breakfast (6 days) and self serve breakfast on the host day off
Self serve, daily afternoon tea with homemade cakes
Three course set evening meal with wine, cheese & coffee (6 days).
Switch menu choices for whole chalet bookings
Selection of house wines, cordials and sparkling water during dinner
Canapés on first and last evenings
Here is a sample menu to tempt you...
To prepare you for your day on the mountain, for breakfast you can tuck into croissants and pain au chocolat, yoghurts, bread, jam, honey, selection of cereals, porridge, and cooked breakfast plus orange juice, coffee & a selection of teas.
Waiting for you on your return from a day on the mountain you can expect delights such as Death by Chocolate Cookies, Banana & Nutella Muffins, Date Slice and Carrot Cake
Goat's Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade Crostini; Pea, Mint and Cucumber Soup or Savoyarde Salad.
For main course your host will prepare fresh dishes such as;
Morrocan Spiced Chicken with Dates and Aubergines.
Five Spice Duck Leg, Hoisin Sauce, Raw Veg Salad and Egg Noodles.
Pork Fillet with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Savoy Cabbage, Caramelised Apples & Red Onions, Cider Sauce.
If you still have room you can then enjoy something sweet, such as; Blueberry, Ginger & Lime Cheesecake; Brioche and Butter Pudding and Elderflower Pannacotta with Berries and Vanilla Syrup.
Cheese & Coffee
Retire to the lounge and enjoy a fresh coffee and a selection of cheeses.
The dishes above are examples of what you can expect on the menu, please note it is not a confirmed menu for the upcoming season.
Special dietary requests can be catered for, please advise at the time of booking.
Ski holidays with effective but discreet Covid-19 protocols
The ski lifts
The lift companies are currently authorised and plan to operate as normal with no reduction in capacity, albeit with your snood pulled up over your nose in the queues, lifts and cable cars. This was tested during the summer and proved an effective and unobtrusive protection for those skiing on the glaciers.
Ski resorts had their busiest summer season in living memory as Europeans packed into the Alps as some relief from lockdown and soaring temperatures on the plains. Shops, bars and restaurants opened normally, albeit with a reduced capacity inside and a nod to social distancing outside, much the same as the UK. Ordering drinks from your table was more relaxing than the scrum at the bar and après-bike felt much the same. We expect apres-ski to feel the same too.
Tested and fine-tuned over the summer we will be introducing the following sensible, effective but discrete protocols to allow you to enjoy your ski chalet holiday in a safe environment:
Before coming to the airport we will ask you to confirm that you have not shown any Covid symptoms in the previous 14 days, you will have to wear a mask on the coach up to resort and we will give you a quick temperature check on arrival at the chalet.
Our staff will have a Covid check at the beginning of the season and are temperature checked when they enter the chalet every day. They will be isolated if they fail the temperature check and show additional Covid related symptoms.
Staff will wear a mask in the chalet but not in the kitchen area, we therefore ask that our guests refrain from entering the kitchen area at any time.
Rooms will be sanitised before arrival and serviced on departure only. A linen or towel change only on request.
Increased frequency of cleaning of all common areas and spas using the latest anti-viral techniques in all areas of the chalet.
We think that these measures will provide a sensible balance of safety and security whilst not imposing too much on our usual service and your enjoyment. At the moment they are also coherent with local regulations which might of course change between now and your holiday. We will always do our best to interpret the guidance in such a way that we minimise your inconvenience whilst protecting your health.
There are simply too many combinations of cross border Covid events and outcomes for us to list them all here. Norovirus, snow storms, ash clouds, airport closures, resort, road, valley and lift system closures, avalanches, flight cancellations and the absolutely completely unexpected are not unfamiliar to us. It’s what we do. We will always do our very best and we will treat you as we would expect to be treated ourselves. In very simple terms “What Ifs” distil down to just two.
and for whatever reason and at the last minute we can’t provide the holiday we promised. This could be caused by a UK national lockdown, local enforced quarantine or travel restrictions in Europe, airport closure, flight cancellations … then in these circumstances we will do our very best to offer an alternative ski holiday (perhaps involving a different airport, a different flight, a different resort, a different chalet ….. anything we can do to help you have the ski holiday you had been looking forward to) but if it is significantly different from what you booked, then you can cancel and get your money back right up until the moment you travel.
and for whatever reason your ski holiday ends up being compromised whilst you are away. This could be caused by a Covid outbreak and local lockdown or enforced isolation and/or quarantine in resort … then in these circumstances we will do our very best to keep you safe, return you to the UK, and if your holiday is significantly impaired, then you will be able to claim a refund for the part of the holiday that you were not able to enjoy.