I have been to the Chamonix CF chalets three times this year, and will be going back at Easter, so am clearly a fan!
The holiday concept is excellent and provides opportunities to find skiers / snowboarders of a similar ability. Moreover, other guests are often interesting and engaging conversationalists. Travelling independently to ad from, most are happy to team up if it works well and also accepting of those who want to go their own way.
The set up and organisation provides a great service; chalet and mountain hosting staff are second to none. Professional chefs prepare two cooked meals a day and substantial, delicious cakes served for afternoon tea. The opportunity to be shown around the ski areas by an expert, knowledgable ski guide sets the holiday apart. Local ski hire, and the CF partnership with ski school Evo2, ensures most skiing needs are met adequately, especially in terms of extreme and off-piste experience options.
Some guests find sharing facilities, including bedrooms, a little restrictive, although my personal view is that if you only use a bedroom to sleep, store clothes and change, it really isn't an issue, and the savings on single occupancy in a hotel with everything else offered is huge. I suppose the bedrooms are a little on the small side and in close proximity if you are used to more personal space, and the company are taking on a bigger, deluxe chalet next year in Chamonix to address this and offer increased choice to guests. This chalet is currently being built and looks amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ■Exclusively for Independent Travellers■3 Ski Chalets exclusive to Cold Fusion■2 Top Ski Resorts in the French Alps■Season-long availability from December until MaySpecialists in providing ski and snowboard chalet holidays for independent travellers, Cold Fusion will be opening its doors for a fifth successful season in December.Our unprecedented holiday package includes traditional chalet accommodation, excellent skiing in 2 top resorts, a fully catered service, experienced staff with local knowledge and a ready made group of like minded individuals to ski with in the day and socialize with in the evening. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cold Fusion Chalets Hotel Chamonix