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Les Chardons, Val d'Isere

Les Chardons is a sweet little family hotel in one of the best positions in Val d'Isère and is now being run as a "proper chalet"! Sleeping 43-48 guests, this chalet offers superb value and great cuisine and service. And to top things off it is in a superb central position.

Rating: Upper Mid
Sleeps: 43 - 48
Prices start from: £550 - £1,650pp
Distance to piste: Few metres
Distance to town: In centre of town.
Check-in: Sunday
Offers / Discounts: May apply - please call or email
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If this chalet does not quite fit the bill, do call or email us with any specific requirements you may have and we will carry out a search from the 40 or so different ski companies we work with. To enquire about this or any other chalet, call 01752 873 258 or e-mail:

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Les Chardons is a sweet little family hotel in one of the best positions in Val d'Isère and is now being run as a "proper chalet"!

If you wonder why you've never noticed Les Chardons, it is next to the Hôtel Bellevue (which you've probably never noticed either) on that little lane which leads from the Tourist Office roundabout to the church. Very few people and even fewer vehicles use this road, and it really is astonishingly silent. Even the church clock doesn't chime at night.

Inside, the chalet is much more comfortable than one might imagine from its slightly plain exterior. Our first guests here were bowled over by how nice it is.

The dining room has always been charming. We just removed the net curtains, table cloths and aspidistra, and put in good, solid wooden tables and an industrial strength Nespresso machine! Our regular star chef Scottish (so known because of all the Scotts we have employed, he is the only actual Scot) is leading a team in the professional kitchen which aims not just to match the food in our smaller chalets, but surpass it.

The sitting room is 50% bigger than it was last year thanks to an extension which accommodates an extra ten people in its deep sofas. We do not run a bar, but guests keep their own drinks in a fridge, and we can get it in for you if you tell us in advance what you'd like us to buy. It's all at supermarket prices and there is no cheaper or more convenient way in the Alps to develop cirrhosis.

And there's the snug, a second sitting area with full HD Sky+ for those of you who don't want to miss the Test Match/News/America's Next Top Model or whatever.

There's a ski/snowboard locker and a room containing nothing but boot-warmers and glove-warmers. If you are accustomed to the pleasure of slipping your feet into warm, dry boots, wait until you put on warm, dry gloves!

The bedrooms aren't huge, but they're comfortable, with modern bathrooms, good lighting, brand new handmade curtains and big, thick duvets. Some have balconies, and all the rooms' views range from good to fabulous. If views don't do it for you, eight bedrooms (2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 16 and 17) also have little flat-screen TVs with British Freeview.

Ten rooms have en-suite showers and loos (actually, some of them are baths, but those wonderfully short baths only an Oompaloompa could stretch out in, so most people treat them as showers).

Six more bedrooms are in sweet, almost fully en-suite suites, each room having its own shower-room and basin, but with a single loo for both rooms on the landing between them. To some people it is very important to have their wc in their bathroom. Others however, particularly of the long-suffering wife variety, are quite glad not to! Anyway, for having to share a loo we give the four guests in each of these 'suites' quite a generous discount.

And there are eleven single rooms, with no supplement. You may need to read that again. As well as having space for 32 guests in pairs or couples, Les Chardons has eleven rooms for people travelling alone, who are normally faced with the choice of sharing with a stranger or paying to keep the other bed empty.

In fact, the eleven single rooms comprise eight twin and three double rooms, but we are treating them as singles because they don't have the same facilities as the other rooms. Five have showers and basins, five have bidets and basins and one has just a basin. There are three communal showers and three wcs on the landings. The question is whether you'd rather have a loo and share your bedroom, or get your own room but share a loo!

Better still, during school holidays or when a single group books the whole chalet, a second person can stay in these single rooms half-price. We can't promise this extra person a flight, but with a saving of up to £700 he/she probably won't mind booking a seat on easyJet or Jet2!

Chalet Les Chardons is unique in Val d'Isère: a large chalet for keen skiers who are also keen foodies, and it sells out very quickly.


Les Chardons is ten seconds' walk from the church, at the very heart of Val d'Isere's quaint and quiet old village. It is mere metres from the snow square, nursery slopes, drag lifts, ski schools, ski shops, bus stops and all the shops. Guests here will spend more time skiing, eating and drinking and less time travelling around than anyone else in Val d'Isère.

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Pricing Information

Group Discounts May Apply To This Chalet. Please Call / Email for the best prices.

To see other chalets in Val d'Isere click here

Why Book With Maximum Ski

  • EXPERIENCE - Having operated for over 10 years, Maximum Ski has built a strong reputation of being able to find our clients the best chalets at the best prices.
  • HONEST, UNBIASED AND EXPERT ADVICE - As a totally independent agency, we have no need to sell you one particular chalet over another, nor are we under pressure from others to push a few options just because they are proving harder to "get rid of". 
  • WE SAVE YOU TIME - Who has the time and knowledge to search from over 2,000 chalets and over 100 tour operators. We do!! You tell us what you are looking for and we find it in no time!
  • HAND-PICKED CHALETS - So we can find you the right chalet, we spend a lot of time visiting the Alps to make sure we know and are happy with the chalets we feature - that way, we can tell you what to expect and that you want to come back to us again!
  • PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT AND PERSONAL SERVICE -  Once you have booked your holiday with Maximum Ski, we carry on looking after you and will be able to help with any questions your group may have and can look at advising on / booking any extras you may wish to add - helicopter tansfers, restaurants, ski schools etc etc.
  • EXCLUSIVE OFFERS - We do a lot of business with a lot of operators which means that we sometimes get exclusive offers and if there is a deal to be done...we are the ones to make it happen!
  • NO HIDDEN CHARGES - We do not add any extra charges for our service. You get our open, honest and impartial advice for free.
  • YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED - You don't have to take our word for it, Click Here to read what some of our many happy clients have to say about us!


  • Amazing location opposite the church in the centre of the quaint and quiet old village.
  • Yards from the nursery slopes and lifts.
  • Sky TV in ground floor snug.
  • WiFi.
  • Flat screen TVs with Freeview channels in eight bedrooms.
  • Larger main sitting room with sofas and comfy chairs.
  • Gorgeous dining room.
  • Great chef.
  • Quiet location in the quaint old village.
  • Staff live in top floor rooms.

Room Layout:

Rooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedrooms with en-suite bath or shower and wc – Price A

  • Room 14: Second Floor. Twin/double with shower, wc, TV and balcony.
  • Room 2: First Floor. Twin/double with shower, wc and TV.
  • Room 15: Second Floor. Double with shower, wc, TV and balcony
  • Room 3: First Floor. Double with shower, wc and TV.
  • Room 19: Second Floor. Twin with bath, wc and balcony.
  • Room 22: Second Floor. Twin/double with bath, wc and shared balcony. Please specify whether you would prefer the beds to be made up as a twin or double when booking.
  • Room 10: First Floor. Twin/double with bath and wc.
  • Room 7: First Floor. Twin with bath, wc and balcony.
  • Room 31: Third Floor. Twin/double with bath, wc and shared balcony.
  • Room 28: Third Floor. Twin with bath, wc and balcony.

All baths mentioned above are half-size with shower attachment.

Suites, 2 rooms each with shower, sharing a wc – Price B

  • Room 20: Second Floor. Twin with shower-room, balcony and wc shared only with room 21.
  • Room 21: Second Floor. Twin with shower-room, balcony and wc shared only with room 20.
  • Room 9: First Floor. Twin with shower-room and wc shared only with room 8.
  • Room 8: First Floor. Twin with shower-room and wc shared only with room 9.
  • Room 30: Third Floor. Twin with shower-room, shared balcony and wc shared only with room 29.
  • Room 29: Third Floor. Double with shower-room, shared balcony and wc shared only with room 30.

Single rooms with shower – Price A

  • Room 17: Second Floor. Single with shower and TV.
  • Room 16: Second Floor. Single with shower and TV.
  • Room 5: First Floor. Single with shower and TV.
  • Room 4: First Floor. Single with shower and TV.
  • Room 6: First Floor. Single with curtained-off shower.

Single rooms with basin – Price B

  • Room 18:  Second Floor. Single with basin.
  • Room 23:  Second Floor. Single with basin.
  • Room 11:  First Floor. Single with basin.
  • Room 27:  Third Floor. Single with basin.
  • Room 32:  Third Floor. Single with basin.
  • Room 26: Third Floor. Single with basin.

There is one wc and one shower on the first, second and third floors, and another wc on the ground floor.

Extra Beds:
Rooms 4, 6, 11, 16, 18 and 23 have twin beds. Rooms 5, 17, 26, 27 and 32 have a double bed. The second bed in these rooms can only be used during school holidays by children, or when one group books the whole chalet at any time during the season. A maximum of 5 extra beds can be used.


Can be arranged independently. Please call us.


  • Return flights from Gatwick to Grenoble and return transfers are included in the price of this holiday (apart from the first and last weeks of the season).
  • If you do not require flights and transfers a £50pp discount is given

What's Included:

  • Return charter flights from Gatwick to Grenoble including ski carriage (or independent travel discount given if no travel required) 
  • Passenger Taxes and Government Air Travel Duty
  • Return coach transfers between the airport and Val d’Isère
  • Accommodation as described
  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pre-dinner canapes
  • 3 course evening meal (6 nights)
  • Unlimited wine with the evening meal, until coffee is served
  • Bed linen
  • Towels (changed mid-week)
  • Local taxes

Short Description

With a resort height of 1850m and forming part of the enormous Espace Killy ski area, Val d'Isere is one of the most popular resorts for our clients (and indeed the British ski population!). Boasting some of the best, earliest and latest skiing possibilities in the season, great off piste, fantastic bars and restaurants, a lively apres ski scene whilst at the same time retaining an attractive and traditional feel, it is easy to see why so many Brits and their celebrity counterparts flock to this resort. There are plenty of ski in ski out chalets here and, to keep all of our clients happy, there is a wide range of chalets from the cheap and cheerful to the most amazing levels of luxury.

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Ski School Info

Name: Oxygène
Telephone: Tel +33 (0)4 79 41 99 58
Fax: Fax +33 (0)4 79 41 93 81

Name: Evolution 2
Telephone: +33 (0)479 00 77 29

Name: Snowfun
Telephone:(+33) 0479 06 19 79
Fax:(+33) 0479 41 96 725

Name: Top Ski
Telephone:+33 (0)479 06 14 80
Fax:(+33)0479 06 28 42

Name: New Generation
Telephone:+33 (0)479 01 03 18 or From UK: 0844 770 4733

Key Facts

Name of Ski Area: ESPACE KILLY
Resort Height: 1850m
Slopes: 1550-3455m
Lifts: 97
Pistes: 300km
Green Runs: 24
Blue Runs: 130
Red Runs: 122
Black Runs: 34


Snow: *****
Beginners: ***
Intermediates: *****
Advanced: *****
Snowboarding: *****
Off piste: ****
Après-ski: *****
Non skiers: ***

Pricing Information

Group Discounts May Apply To This Chalet. Please Call / Email for the best prices.

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