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We have tried to give as much information as possible in the french part of our site, and you are probably able to navigate there and to get most of the information you need by reading, by looking at the photo gallery and also by watching our videos. In addition to that, we give here some detail in english about the services included and the apartment itself. Would you have any questions or information you couldn't find, or any request you may have, please contact us via e-mail or phone. And look below at our TIPS!
In a nutshell:
Newly built apartment on the slopes/ski in and out in Valmorel, in the most recent MGM Chalet called "La Grange aux Fees", that was delivered in January 2017.
This 4 stars Chalet lies in a very quiet neighborhood (Fontaine), with a direct access to the lift "Les Lanchettes", literally 50meters away.
This luxury apartment of 60 m² is on the first floor, and benefits from a stunning view over Valmorel Valley. It is only 500m from the main shops and the Altispace lift (an easy walk of 5 min.).
The apartment can comfortably fit over 7 guests:
•Cosy living room with a convertible sofa (2 independent beds), large TV screen and dvd player (French channels only for the moment)
•Master bedroom with Queen size bed (160x200), and a large private bathroom (shower, toilets), large wardrobes
•Second bedroom with a beds, 2 bunk beds, wardrobe
•Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave, 2 coffee machines, toaster and multiple useful items I wouldn't be able to translate to english :))
•Bathroom with washing machine - dryer combo
•Separate toilets, multiple cupboards
•Terrace, ski locker, equipped with ski boots dryer
Our offer includes:
• Cleaning and all taxes; linen and towels are included
• Private indoor parking space (no fee)
• Free Wifi in the apartment
• Lots of preferential arrangements with local shops...
• The rental is on a weekly basis, from Saturday 16:00 to Saturday 10:00, according to the prices shown in the "Offre and tarifs" tab
• We ask for 30% deposit when reserving and for 100% payment 6 weeks in advance of the arrival date.
The apartment is ideal pour families, we really enjoy being there with our 6 and 10 years old, they particularly like the sledding area close by.
• Easy accessibility for disabled
• Baby friendly (baby chair and baby bed available)
• Non smoking (it's not healthy anyway!)
• No pets
• Wellness Spas Altitude Ô Des Cimes with swimming pool within the residence (operated by CGH - Spa Ô des Cimes, tariffs available with CGH)
For availabilities, please check our " Disponibilités" tab
Traveling to Valmorel:
By train to Moutiers train station.
By plane to:
Lyon St-Exupéry (LYS)
The Valmorel village:
If you come from Geneva, Valmorel is the first ski resort you reach in the Tarentaise valley in France’s Savoie region. It is the main village of the Grand Domaine ski area. Why try it? Created in 1976 at 1,400m, Valmorel is one of the few purpose-built resorts in France that’s not a concrete eyesore. Learning from earlier mistakes, planners stuck to classic Savoyard design: low-rise wooden buildings and sloping slate roofs. Most accommodation is close to the lifts, and free eco-shuttle buses connect outlying hamlets. Le Bourg, the pedestrianized high street, is full of shops, restaurants and bars. It’s friendly, relaxed, predominantly French and very family-focused.
Best route to Valmorel
IMPORTANT! When you are in the Tarentaise Valley on the N90, ignore the first sign indicating Valmorel. MAke sure you take the exit 38 that will pass by Aigueblanche so that you will take the largest and most comfortable route to Valmorel. And you can also make a quick stop in Aigueblanche to buy your groceries before the climb (see below).
First things first, go to La Croissantine, the bakery in the Village to order your daily hot croissants, pain au chocolat and french baguette. They will be delivered every day right at the door of the apartment. A must do!
Take full advantage of what the resort organizes:
Visit their website Valmorel.com
Install the Valmorel mobile app de valmorel, super useful for live slopes and lifts information as well as village activities.
Pay a visit to l'office du tourisme (OT) ask for the booklet with the weeks' activities. They usually offer plenty of things to do.
There are plenty of small shops in Valmorel, and especially the ones selling local products... Don't miss the local Beaufort cheese or the Génépi!
However, it is much more practical and economical to do most of the week's groceries before the climb to Valmorel in Aigueblanche, in the Super U market.
Ski and slopes
To start your journey, or climb back on top, try to use the Lanchettes as often as you can (next to the chalet) as it is often quiet when the other lifts are busy.
For those who prefer off-piste feeling and fresh powder snow (as well as security), look first for the FreeRide zones, they are all great. In particular, the FreeRide zone of the Riondet is our favorite with stunning views and long (very long!) ride.
Don't miss the slopes from the lift "Lauzière" on St François Longchamps side.
One of our favourites? Lanchettes, when there's plenty of fresh snow, although it's not so easy for kids or beginners due to the bumps.
For the kids, follow all "Pirates" slopes! Or consider going to the Combelouvière side, it's easier and quieter.
Eating on the slopes
Our favourite is La Vache Orange, on top of the Lanchettes lift.
We also love les voiles du Nants on top of the Altispace Lift.
Both have stunning view over the valley and the Mont Blanc.
On evenings, usually after we pick-up the kids from the their afternoon ESF lessons, we stay in le Mottet for a few drinks at the Chalet du mottet While they can still play in the snow. From there, it is very easy to go back to the chalet with a short slope (Cascade) even in the dark. Or a short walk if you indulged in one drink too much for elegant skiing ;)
Do not miss our hidden jewel, which is probably to most under-rated restaurant of the region: L'Aigle Blanc.
Prices are relatively low for the great quality you will find in this small and slightly odd looking restaurant. A real discovery!
We like to go there walking (40 minutes from the Aigle Blanc neighbourhood through a Forest). Go with flashlights and a phone gps with full battery :) The walk back is memorable... You need to book in advance as well.
In the village, there are plenty of good options for all tastes.
We like eating crêpes with the kids at La Flambée, we like Le petit Prince, Le Perce Neige with a nice atmosphere and super friendly owner, and we try to check the others...
And from time to time, we love a very good pizza delivery at the apartment from la casa Pizz
We've always been very happy with the service at Go Sport (discount given through our manager) but we guess the other shops have their merits as well...
In the same group of chalets, about 40m away, you will find the commercial resort la Grange aux Fées which proposes a spa service. If you use their (quite enjoyable!) spa services you will be able to access the swimming pool (which we find quite crowded in high season)
See tarriffs here Spa Ô des Cimes.
Another spa alternative is the newly built hotel Oxygène (not tested yet) or the spa on the main street (rue du Bourg),
Try the Snake-Glisse with ESF after the slopes are closed (needs to be booked)
Building an igloo for kids on Mondays and Fridays with ESF
Spa at la Grange aux Fées ou the newly built Hôtel Oxygène (not tested)
Yoga at la Vache Orange
cross country skiing starting from Doucy
Many other activities offered by the Tourism office and ESF Valmorel.