This is the second year running we have stayed in this catered chalet. It is the perfect location with 4 main ski lifts and a gondola as you ski out from this apartment down into Plagne Bellecote.
The Saule sleeps 12 people, with six bedrooms all with there own ensuite jacuzzi bathrooms. The view from the balcony is spectacular (see pictures). The chalet staff Charlotte and Carl were very hard working and attentive. The food as always was very good and any allergies, vegans, veggies were catered for. The place is clean and tidy and very cosy of an evening with the log fire going.
You also have the use of the gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Which some of us used on a daily basis.
The town of Belle Plagne is quite small but has a few nice bars for your evening happy hour and some lovely restaurants.
I would highly recommend this Chalet and the ski area is in the perfect location to explore the whole of the Paradiski.
A big thanks to Phil who pops round to make sure everything is ok, books ski passes, equipment hire and any lessons that you may require.
Another great ski holiday booked with Smitten by Snow at Belle Plagne. Chalet facilities excellent with the ability to ski out/in. Service in the Chalet excellently arranged by Phil McMillan and his well trained staff.
This was our second visit to Chalet Chardin. We returned because we had been so satisfied with our previous stay there and it certainly did not disappoint. Chardin is perhaps not a traditional Chalet but an apartment in a large but very well situated block right on the piste. There is a swimming pool, with sauna and hot-tub available to guests. The Chalet staff were excellent and looked after us very well. The food and indeed the wine were first class and they catered for our dietary preferences very well. The apartment was comfortable and the bedrooms were quite spacious. It is certainly on our list for a third visit.
For some perspective, I organise a ski trip for 20-30 experienced and discerning guests each year and have for 25+ years.
The responsibility when choosing a new facility for a big group is huge, Chalet Chardon run by Phil McMillan at Smitten by Snow was one of those new locations and different to our usual 'detached' Chalet in that the Chalet is part of a larger shared building.
The overview and customer reviews were good and speaking to Phil directly gave me reassurance that Chalet Chardons would suit my group.
Now writing this review 'post holiday' I can pass on that reassurance that indeed Chalet Chardon as a location, Smitten by Snow as a business and Phil McMillan as a proprietor are all first class, everything you read in the overview for the Chalet is accurate and all the other positive reviews by fellow customers supports this.
All of my guests said they would be happy to use Chalet Chardon again, endorsement in itself.
If you want a conveniently located ski holiday with excellent service, food and accommodation in La Plagne this is for you.
No I don't work for Smitten by Snow but I do give honest feedback where its due!!!!
Some additional info;-
Belle Plagne is without doubt the most central village to access all of the La Plagne and Les Arcs ski areas. The connection from Belle Plagne to the Les Arcs (Paradiski) lift requires just one uplift and a nice long tree lined blue/red run straight to the lift.
Chalet Chardon is true ski in/out, the Piste is two steps outside the boot/ski storage room
La Plagne is the best French resort I know for Beginners and Intermediates with enough terrain to occupy advanced skiers too
The sunny balcony at Chalet Chardon provides a view deck in the afternoon for a G&T whilst watching all sorts of antics from tired returning skiers on the Piste below
There is a Bowling Alley in the village if you want to organise a different night out.
Restaurant La Godille is a well appointed place with a diverse menu for all tastes, great food reasonable prices and attentive service. Reserve in advance.!!!!
We went back for the second time in 3 years because we'd liked it so much the first time. Every bit as good this year. The location is perfect, true ski-in ski-out with easy access to a range of lifts right in the centre of the Plagne complex. Apartment is well appointed and comfortable. Unlimited hot water for bathing. Excellent food provided by friendly and helpful staff, aable to cope with a variety of special dietary requirements, and this year we had vin chaud every day before dinner and a cheese course at the end, real luxury. Phil McMillan is a great host, he really looks after everyone's needs - took great care with our new beginner this year, and helped us book restaurants when we needed them.
My partner and i stayed here for a week with a larger group. We found that phil, his staff and the chalet itself were fantastic. Its located in belle plange with plenty of cafes, restaurants and other amenities close by. Once we had exhausted ourselves from skiing all day, it was great to ski in to the chalet with pool, sauna and spa waiting for us.
The food cooked for us by the staff was delicious and the drinks a plenty.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience which has been the highlight of our holiday.
Myself and 12 others stayed in Smitten by Snows chalet for one week! We could not have asked for a better week! The lcoation was perfect - we were able to ski in and out. The slopes were great. The apartment was fantastic and very easy to find. It had great facilities - includiing swimming pool and hot tube.
The service we received was fantastic. The food was unbelieveable and coming back from skiing to a nice cake in the afternoon and then a 3 course meal in the evening was super!
Our hosts - Alice, Jordan and Phil were so nice and helpful!
I would recommend going with Smitten by Snow to anyone!