With the pandemic behind us, it is now safe to say that the countdown for the 2022 European skiing season is now officially on. As for which ski resorts to visit, you can easily put France on the top of the list.
Not only a flurry of new restaurants and chalets have sprung up, but Eurostar’s direct Saturday ski train has made a welcome return. So irrespective of whether you are longing to master your turns on the slopes or just settle for a lobster lunch in the room, here are some enchanting mountain chalets, straight out of a picture postcard, that are worth putting on your French skiing radar in 2022. You can book these chalets from reputed providers such as Ski Vertigo and be assured of a memorable, hassle-free ski trip.
All the below chalets offer wholesome family breakfast on seven days with a continental spread on one day, afternoon tea with cake, aperitif with canapes and delicious three course dinner with complimentary wines and coffee on six days in a week.
Tignes is known for its world class skiing and accommodation, linked with the adjacent resort of Val D’Isere and the many ultra luxurious chalets it boasts off, complete with high class service, excellent food and wine and superb comfort levels.
First on the list is Chalet Iceberg, located just 200m away from the nearest slope and piste. The rustic chalet sleeps nine in five bedrooms with attached bathrooms and overlooks the lake. Chalet Iceberg is ideal for small families and groups wishing to holiday together.
Chalet La Perle
With a large balcony and panoramic windows, this bright chalet provides views of La Grande Motte. Guests get an opportunity to ski straight from the entrance to the blue run and down to the lifts. The chalet sleeps 10 in five welcoming bed rooms with attached baths, free WiFi and just a 5km walk from the centre of the town.
Chalet Les Andes
This excellent chalet sleeps up to 14 guests in a large welcoming area complete with fireplace, a private swimming pool, apart from surreal views of the Grande Motte Glacier. The chalet is especially catered to focus on the needs of the guests by offering a ski-in and ski-out experience.
This is literally a paradise for skiers in the heart of the Three Valleys, the largest skiing area in the world located between Val Thorens and Les Menuires. The lovely chalets here lie at 2000m and are just steps away from the slopes.
For a true ski-in and ski-out experience there is no better chalet than Chalet Neve, which sleeps up to nine guests, with features like hot tubs and a balcony to admire the stunning mountain sunsets towards Val Thorens. The chalet lies next to the famous blue Boyes run.
The central fireplace of Chalet Sapin is a perfect place where guests can meet at the end of a day on the slopes and exchange their skiing tales.This modern piste-side chalet can accommodate eleven people at a time for the ultimate ski-in and ski-out experience. With a ski-school at its doorstep, the chalet is excellent for beginners as well.
This pristine ski area, which links neighboring Tignes, has the best snow records in Europe. As a result the skiing season here runs from November right up to early May, making Val D’Isere a truly world class resort. A free bus service operates during the high season till the early morning hours, throughout Val D’Isere for those partying late in the range of nightclubs.
Chalet Quebec is a quaint double storey building that can house up to eight members at a time, and is located just a few minutes walk from the buzzing Val D’Isere center.The top floor consists of an open and airy lounge, a cosy dining area and a balcony, making it a nice place to relax after a hard day on the slopes.
This is another good chalet, conveniently located close to the main ski-lifts and the lively Val D’Isere center. The Olympique and the Solaise lifts which carry skiers to the vast skiing area of this resort are just a short walk away. Chalet Whistler offers superb accommodation on two levels with a balcony. Up to eight people can stay at one time here in the special living rooms which include free WiFi, USB charging points and a safe.
Chalet Ontario is another fabulous place to stay in the pretty and lively Val D’Isere area, as it provides an elegant combination of contemporary living with an alpine feel. There is a cosy and comfortable lounge on the upper floor, a fire, a balcony and a cosy fire which makes this a great place to relax and exchange stories about the events on the slopes.The four comfortable bedrooms sleep eight people and come with USB charging points, a hot tub, free WiFi and doors opening out onto a terrace.
Superb living accommodation, with a dose of alpine charm has made Chalet Blackcomb into a beautiful high quality chalet in the stunning Val D’Isere region. From stunning views from the balcony, exposed beams and cosy open fires, Chalet Blackcomb has it all. Additionally, this great accommodation lies very close to the heart of the action, especially the Solaise and Olympique lifts and the array of shops and restaurants.The four well-appointed rooms can sleep a maximum of eight guests and come with all modern en-suite facilities, like a safe, USB charging points and free WiFi.
Plush furnishings, a welcoming log fire and a hot tub with a view of the Solaise mountains of France and the valleys beyond, makes Chalet Brunswick a truly much sought after place to stay in the Val D’Isere region. The property can accommodate up to twelve people at one time in its size well furnished rooms each with USB charging points, a safe and free WiFi. Moreover, the ski lifts and the village are just a short stroll away from the chalet.
With accommodation for just six people at a time, Chalet Columbia is perfectly designed to host a family or small groups.There is a log fire in the cost living area where skiers can gather at the end of the day to reflect on the activities that transpired on the slopes. What’s more, a hot tub is placed on the balcony, where guests can soothe their aching muscles and unwind while enjoying the wonderful mountain views.The village center and the Olympique lifts are a short distance away for the convenience of the guests. Rooms come with unique features like USB charging points, a safe and free WiFi.