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La Couchire, Val d'Isere

La Couchire is a vast, beautiful ski chalet for 16 guests. It has super bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout and most rooms give option of large twin beds or huge doubles (please specify which you prefer when booking). There is not just one, but two log fires, WiFi, DVD with plasma screen, separate dining room, ski room with boot warmers. The Fornet cable car is just 50m from front door and pistes just 100m,

Rating: Luxury
Sleeps: 16
Prices start from: £495-£1,555pp
Distance to piste: Right by Slopes
Distance to town: In Le Fournet
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: ski@maximumski.com

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Overview

Much of the best skiing in Val d’Isère starts 75 seconds from the door of La Couchire. The Fornet cable car might not win any awards for architecture (though the Pompidou Centre did), but it serves the best snow and emptiest slopes in the area. There are pistes for everybody, from long, easy blues to the wicked black Forêt mogulfield, and an infinite off-piste area. Now that even the highest runs have snow cannons, this must be some of the most snow-sure skiing in Europe.

Guests from La Couchire are already in the powder while everyone else is on the bus, and they can even be on the slopes of Solaise in no time, via the up-and-over or the never-busy Laisinant Express, which now links with the Datcha.

The hamlet of Le Fornet itself is gorgeous, the hugely popular Arolay and gastronomic Atelier d’Edmond restaurants are in it, and on the slopes just above are the excellent Edelweiss and Le Signal, recently named best mountain restaurant in Europe.

Le Fornet is at the very end of the Haute Tarentaise valley, where the road becomes piste, and although it is some distance from the village centre as the chough flies, it is not inconvenient for the village shops, ski schools or nightlife. The free bus waits just outside La Couchire until the early hours, and gets you to the centre in about five minutes.

La Couchire is a stunning eight-bedroom chalet, built for us by race coach Cédric Bonnevie and his sisters Ingrid, who would be the best-looking ski instructor in Val d’Isère if it weren’t for Cédric, and Magali – unquestionably the pisteur one would most like to be rescued by. It was a bit of a shock to see these paradigms of pulchritude pouring concrete and planing beams! One day they’ll all live here themselves. For the moment, Ingrid spends most of the winter in the annexe, just next door to the ground-floor sitting room, while the other two move out to let you help pay their mortgage.

The chalet has a superb dining room, next door to a sitting area with a log fire where guests tend to meet for pre-dinner drinks. Downstairs is the main sitting room, with a second log fire and a large flat screen for DVDs when the conversation has dried up, or WiFi if you wish it would...

La Couchire’s best bedrooms are among the biggest in the resort, with stupendous views from the Galise, on the Italian border, to the Grande Motte, above Tignes. Most of the bedrooms offer the choice of large twin or vast double beds (please specify which you prefer when you book). Only Bedrooms 7 and 8 are more typical of Val d’Isère, as profligate with space as an iPod Shuffle. Because they are less des res than the other bedrooms we charge £50pppw less for them. All eight have really smart bathrooms.

Location

La Couchire is in Le Fornet - at the very end of the Haute Tarentaise valley, where the road becomes piste, and although it is some distance from the village centre as the chough flies, it is not inconvenient for the village shops, ski schools or nightlife. The free bus waits just outside La Couchire until the early hours, and gets you to the centre in about five minutes.


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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!

Facilities:

  • Vast, beautiful ski chalet
  • Super bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms throughout.
  • Most rooms give option of large twin beds or huge doubles (please specify which you prefer when booking).
  • Two log fires
  • DVD with plasma screen
  • Separate dining room
  • Ski room with boot warmers.
  • WiFi.
  • Fornet cable car 50m from front door
  • Pistes 100m away
  • Bus 10m away.
  • Rapid access to major ski area with glacier, empty pistes, easy pistes, off-piste, moguls and good mountain restaurants.
  • Stunning views of miles of mountains and the pretty hamlet of Le Fornet.
  • Val d’Isère’s best restaurant next door and most popular restaurant nearby.

Room Layout:

Rooms in order of preference (in our opinion), dimensions may change slightly: Bedroom 1: Twin/double (L-shaped, average dimensions 16’ x 16’) under eaves on top floor, up same staircase as Room 4. Vast windows to watch sunrise over Italy. Bathroom with wc. Bedroom 2: Twin/double (L-shaped, average dimensions 13’ x 12’) under eaves on top floor, up same staircase as Room 3. French window to balcony looking south up pistes. Bathroom with wc. Bedroom 3: Twin/double (L-shaped, average dimensions 16’ x 16’) under eaves on top floor, up same staircase as Room 2. Vast windows to watch sunset over Bellevarde! Shower-room with wc. Bedroom 4: Twin/double (12’ x 11’) under eaves on top floor, up same staircase as Room 1. French window to balcony looking south up pistes. Bathroom with double basins and wc. Bedroom 5: Twin/double (16’ x 7’) on ground floor, big french windows to wide terrace with superb views in all directions. Small shower-room with wc. Bedroom 6: Twin/double (13’ x 10’) on ground floor, looking west. Bathroom (good-sized, fancy corner bath), separate wc. Bedroom 7: Twin/double (12’ x 10’) on first floor, by dining room, looking west. Shower-room with wc. Bedroom 8: Double (11’ x 9’) on first floor, looking east. Bathroom with wc. Sitting Room: (17’ x 16’) On ground floor, with french windows to wide terrace. Superb views in all directions. Fireplace. TV & DVD. Dining Room: (L-shaped, average dimensions 16’ x 12’) On first floor, with french windows to vast wraparound balcony. Two open-plan kitchens, and another sitting area for ante-prandials.

Childcare:

Can be arranged independently. Please call us.

Staff:

  • A chef and two assistants who live next door.

Travel:

  • 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
Email: valdisere@oxygene-ski.com
Website: http://www.oxygene-ski.com/en/val-disere/

Name: Evolution 2
Telephone: +33 (0)479 00 77 29
Email: evolution2valdisere@gmail.com
Website: http://www.evolution2.com/valdisere/en/default.htm/

Name: Snowfun
Telephone:(+33) 0479 06 19 79
Fax:(+33) 0479 41 96 725
Email:solaise@valfun.com
Website: www.valfun.com

Name: Top Ski
Telephone:+33 (0)479 06 14 80
Fax:(+33)0479 06 28 42
Email: info@topski.fr
Website: http://www.topski.fr/

Name: New Generation
Telephone:+33 (0)479 01 03 18 or From UK: 0844 770 4733
Email:info@skinewgen.com
Website: http://www.skinewgen.com/resorts/valdisere/

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

Ratings

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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