It is always a risk going to an unknown Chalet especially if you know little about it and you are unable to fill it entirely. After a little research we (a family with 2 teenage boys) booked into Chalet Everest along with another couple. Even before we arrived we had a warm feeling. The host, Mat, was in regular communications to ensure everything was sorted before our arrival. He was able to arrange ski hire, lift passes and lessons using his extensive knowledge of the area and the people to ensure we were getting what we needed.
On arrival at the Chalet it was clear we were going to have a good week. Mat along with Gary (Chef) and Ross were extremely friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make us all feel welcome. The Chalet is a short walk from the slopes but each morning Mat would deliver us to the foot of the lifts. Walking home was an slight pain as the local bus service was irregular, however as soon as Mat became aware of this he offered lifts back in the afternoon as well, although we did not take him up on the offer.
The food was excellent with a full breakfast choice of cooked eggs, porridge and cereal as well as the usual european fayre. On returning from the slopes a selection of bread and cakes as well as hot drinks kept even the hungriest teenager going until pre-dinner canapes. These came with a different cocktail each night before a superb 3-course meal followed by cheese and port. The quality and quantity was outstanding - the tuscan pudding will stay long in our memory.
The skiing was very good for the first week of the season and the Chalet is perfectly located to access all the Trois Vallees area with ease. Some great runs to suit all ability levels.
It is clear Mat has a great deal of knowledge about what makes a Chalet holiday work and is keen to ensure he does everything to the highest standard at an affordable price. We ended up sharing with another group of 6 most of whom had been to the Chalet before but the fact they were concious we were a family group ensured the mix worked very well and enhanced whole the whole holiday experience.
All in all this was the ideal Chalet break taking into account price, location and service. We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalet Everest is a comfortable and spacious Savoyard style chalet with fantastic views across the valley.*High standard of accommodation, great food and quality wines served with a 5-course dinner.*Professional Chef*All 6 bedrooms are spacious, light and airy and have full en-suite facilities many benefiting from private south facing balconies with commanding views over the surrounding valley.*Complimentary Bar*Complimentary transport each morning & evening to/from the main lifts at Chaudanne (just a 2 minute drive). ... more less