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Big Bear

Chamonix

Chalet Capacity

10 Adults

1 Children

Property Highlights

Spacious chalet
Magnificent views
Sauna
Outdoor hot tub

Average Cost

High Season FROM 22,000 EURO
Mid Season FROM 16,000 EURO
Low Season POA
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Overview

Perfect for Goldilocks

Big Bear is big and it is luxurious, probably among the most luxurious chalets in the Chamonix valley. Old Argentière, where the chalet is found, retains its charm and a sense of tradition at the same time as being the access point for some of the most challenging skiing in the Alps. Unusually, Argentière has managed to build a reputation that attracts hard core mountain adventurers at the same time as offering fun-filled days for skiers of all levels. It is super family friendly.

Big Bear is spacious. Eleven guests can spread out among five bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. That extra one can be found on a beautifully crafted bunkbed in one of the doubles. It is a delightful family hideout, where privacy and peace meet exciting skiing and a typical mountain town.

The ambiance of the authentic chalet, weathered timber abundantly used for wood panelled walls and ceiling rafters, is complemented by attention to detail and comfort. Vast open plan living is subtly divided up so that a large group will find sociability and space. Big chairs and wide sofas round a stone fireplace create a civilised living room for conversation and board games; the snug beyond is a cosy space for TV watching, or to curl up with a book. A long dining table with benches continues the rustic chalet vibe, while the adjacent kitchen embraces modernity. There is further evidence for this thoughtfully stylish approach to chalet interiors in the clever use of light. Strategically there are large windows to let in the view to the mountain range dominated by the majesty of Mont Blanc. They manage, however, not to detract from the traditional look of the building and there are small paned windows here and there that fit the environment.  

Luxury is carried into the bedrooms and bathrooms without compromise. Graciously proportioned with an eye to those little touches – an elegant chair here, large walk-in showers there – each one is a haven. Four are on the ground floor, and the master, taking the whole of the second floor, opens onto balconies with views to the Grands Montets.

Big Bear keeps on giving. It knows about fine living with a wine cellar and a piano. It understands practicalities - the pantry has its separate service entrance and there is a fully equipped laundry room. And it appreciates the pleasures that resonate with a holiday in the mountains. The sauna will warm through chilled bones and the end of the day; the hot tub out on the huge terrace is that sybaritic moment of fun as the sun sinks and the stars start to sparkle.

Big Bear is not, you will have gathered, an aggressive grizzly. Rather, it is that cuddly best friend of your childhood, somewhere you are safe and nurtured, divinely comfortable, and with whom you share the adventures and the good things that make your life special.   

Details

The quoted costs are inclusive of the following features and services:

Catering

  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Afternoon tea
  • 4 course dinner with selection of wines - 5 nights
  • Complimentary soft drinks & mixers

Features

  • Sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Kid's playroom
  • Wine cellar
  • Ski room with boot warmers
  • Private parking
  • Private garden
  • Piano
  • Laundry facilities

Staff

  • SkiBoutique PA (pre-arrival)
  • Chef
  • Housekeeping
  • Resort Manager
  • In-resort driver service

Amenities

  • Luxury bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • WiFi throughout
  • Plasma TV
  • Apple TV
  • Sonos Music System
  • Games console

Luxe Services

  • SkiBoutique PA
  • Fresh flowers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-resort driver service

Floorplans

BEDROOMS

Bedroom 1 - Double with overhead single bunk bed & en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 2 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 3 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 4 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 5 - Master double with walk-in wardrobe, private balcony & en-suite bathroom

 

 

Reviews

WHAT WE THINK

Big Bear is in the heart of the lovely hamlet of Argentiere and its floor to ceiling windows have fantastic views of Les Grands Montets. The sauna and hot tub are ideal for relaxing after a day on the mountain and there is even a piano to serenade you after dinner !

DAN FRITH, CO-FOUNDER, SKIBOUTIQUE

Location

Chalet Location

Piste 10 minutes walk
Ski Lifts 10 minutes walk
Resort Centre 4 min walk

Nearest Airports

Geneva (GVA):1h 15m / 80km
Chambery (CMF):1h 45m / 145km

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Gastronome

Do you love food? I don't know many people that don't - there is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. But when that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience of high end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We hand-pick our chalet partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered ski chalets: 

A perfect start to the day

No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. 

 

High tea temptations

Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.

 

Serving up a sensuous feast

Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. Dinner is accompanied by specially selected house wine and is served on 5 out of 7 nights of your stay.

 

Let the good times flow 

The chalet serves Champagne on your arrival day and there is selected house wine served with your meal.

 

Children & dietary requirements 

The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children. You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.

Availability

Winter 2022/2023 - NEXT SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
December 2022 04 Dec 2022 POA Unavailable
16 Dec 2022 EURO 15,000
23 Dec 2022 EURO 25,000
30 Dec 2022 EURO 34,000
January 2023 02 Jan 2023 POA Unavailable
08 Jan 2023 EURO 16,000
15 Jan 2023 EURO 16,000
22 Jan 2023 EURO 16,000
29 Jan 2023 EURO 16,000
February 2023 05 Feb 2023 EURO 18,000
12 Feb 2023 EURO 22,000
19 Feb 2023 EURO 22,000
26 Feb 2023 EURO 18,000
March 2023 05 Mar 2023 EURO 16,000
12 Mar 2023 EURO 16,000
19 Mar 2023 EURO 16,000
26 Mar 2023 EURO 18,000
April 2023 02 Apr 2023 EURO 18,000
09 Apr 2023 EURO 16,000
16 Apr 2023 EURO 15,000
23 Apr 2023 POA Unavailable
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