The Chalet Alys is based in the Altitude Residence and is ideally located for the slopes.
The chalet is conveniently located, only a short 250m walk or ski to the edge of the piste, where you can ski from there to a choice of ski lifts to start your day. At the end of an enjoyable day's skiing, you can leave the piste just above the Altitude and ski on an unpisted track almost to the door of the residence. The chalet is close to local amenities, including a small number of apres-ski venues immediately and only a ten minute walks to the resort centre, with the more lively action.
The chalet is attractively furnished and comfortable throughout. The open plan living/dining area centres around the log fire, with plenty of comfortable sofas and seating to relax in the evenings.
For your entertainment in the evenings, there is WiFi throughout and guests can enjoy free access to the shared indoor swimming pool and sauna at the residence.
The Chalet sleeps eight people in four bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and two double both of which are ensuite.
Please note that this property is only available for 7 or 14 night stays on a catered basis.
Flights from selected UK airports are included in the price (a self-drive discount is also available).
Chalet catering includes: skiers breakfast with hot and cold options, afternoon tea & cakes, four-course dinners (aperitif, starter, main course, dessert) with free wine worth over 100€ followed by complimentary tea/coffee and chocolates. Vegetarian menu available. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. NB. Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and dinner is served six days per week due to chalet staff's day off. Special celebratory dinners on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Val Thorens, France
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Val Thorens from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
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All your equipment can be organised through the agents as part of your package. Let their Representatives take care of all the details on your behalf so you can have a stress free holiday.
Also see: Ski Hire in Val Thorens, France
Instructors & Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone can benefit from lessons. The agents and their representatives can help organise both group and private lessons as part of your package.
Also see: Ski Schools in Val Thorens, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Val Thorens whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
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Val Thorens is continually developing with new hotels emerging each season. There is a wide variety of accommodation on offer from a fantastic youth hostel in the bottom of the resort to five star hotels in the centre. Shops and services are spread out throughout Val Thorens with the main indoor shopping centre in the middle of the resort where the sports centre is also located. Parking is restricted now to the official car parks of which there are five at different points throughout Val Thorens.
Val Thorens has a huge amount of restaurants to choose from with everything from Michelin star restaurants along with traditional local cuisine to pizza or take away. Face West offers a nice variety for families and provides a great service located right in the centre of the resort. You can opt for eating at a mountain restaurant in the evening, you just have to walk there first! Steak Club has a really refreshing interior for a mountain restaurant and is located next to the main are of bars for post meal entertainment.
Also see: Restaurants in Val Thorens, France
Being the highest resort in Europe, Val Thorens offers some of the most stunning views in the Three Valleys. At the top of the Cime Caron lift you are offered a fantastic 360 degree panoramic viewing platform with views over to Italy. The Orelle Valley, often known as the fourth valley, also offers great views with the highest altitude point at 3230m. As the third resort in the Belleville area you also have views right down the valley of Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville.
Things to Do Nearby
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and offers an extended season than most other resorts - being open nearly two months longer, from the last week in November until the first week in May. Being part of the Three Valleys, Val Thorens gives you access to the largest ski area in the world with 600km of piste. In Val Thorens itself there are snow parks, ski cross and big air bags, the quality so good that world events are often held here. Away from the slopes you can relax in the sports centre with swimming pool and spa or if you are feeling energetic there is a fitness area. You also have 15 other spas to choose from in Val Thorens. Back on the snow there are numerous activities including snowmobile outings, paragliding and if you are brave enough you can take part in ice diving. Val Thorens has many claims to fame and boasts; the longest toboggan run in the world at 6km with a 700m vertical drop from an altitude of 3,00m; the highest zip wire in the world taking a descent from 3200m; and the highest ice racing track in Europe. Once the snow melts, in the summer months the pistes turn into walking tracks with the lifts open for walking and mountain biking and graded routes for both in July and August. You can also play squash, badminton, tennis, basketball and table tennis with a varied weekly events programme for both adults and children.
Also see: Things To Do in Val Thorens, France
From the main Val Thorens centre you can head up the 3 Vallees and Bouqetin lifts to then access the the other resorts of the Three Valleys. In Val Thorens itselft at the top of the Peclet lift you have the toboggan run and some great long runs which lead to the bottom of the Val Thorens. Via the Boulevard de Cumin track you can ski directly to the La Masse area of Les Menuires. Either via Cime Caron or Grand Fond you can explore the great pistes of Orelle.
Also see: Ski Areas in Val Thorens, France
Val Thorens has a really varied nightlife with everything on offer from on the piste apres ski venues such as La Folie Douce and Bar 360 to live jazz music or classical concerts in the church. Children's apres is not overlooked in Val Thorens with a weekly events programme with activities and entertainment. The main area of bars is located at the top of the resort including Snesko, Rhum Box and Snow Cafe. The main nightclub is Malaysia open until around 4am. If you want alternative entertainment there is also a large bowling complex and cinema.
Also see: Bars in Val Thorens, France
Location: Val Thorens
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Chalet
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 8
Bedrooms: 4 bedroom
Bookings For: Lift Passes | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Afternoon tea | Breakfast | Dinner | Flexible catering options
Access: Children welcome
Room: Balcony | Open fire
Entertainment: Free WiFi | TV
Spa & Fitness: Sauna | Pool (indoor)
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: Residence Altitude, rue des Balcons 73440 Val ThorensVal Thorens |