Chamonix must be among the most iconic mountain sports towns in the world. Its long history of mountaineering from those early days when the challenge of being the first human beings on the summit of Mont Blanc inspired future generations of alpinists. The 18th century explosion of alpine tourism and the arrival of the citizens of London and Paris to gaze with awe upon the icy crevasses of the Mer de Glace. The first ever office for Mountain Guides, with its set tariffs and procedures.
The thriving community that is the town today, a vibrant and established town that non-skiers too can enjoy. A top ranked choice for powder enthusiasts and adventurers and, although not the easiest start for beginners, also home to sunny, family friendly, immaculately prepared pistes. The ambition to experience the classic descent of the Vallée Blanche.
And it must be done in style, no compromise? That is why you will look at Chalet Paradis and know that you have found it (we promise no more playing with the name of this little utopia, far too obvious).
The location of Paradis is absolutely spot on, although even if it wasn’t you would still be enticed by its other attractions. Close to the centre of town, a few minutes (steep) walk away from the Brevent lift and right next to the delightful beginner area “Le Savoy”. It snuggles into the hillside, up against the edge of the forest and plays with the levels intriguingly. Several of the six, equally divine, en-suite bedrooms, look out onto the garden, with direct access to its magical wonderland complete with hot tub.
In some mysterious way, Paradis is vast. The open plan living and dining space welcomes all twelve guests without flinching, and the elegance of the kitchen area with its highest-end appliances actually compliments the ambiance. With its double height floor to ceiling window, the connection with the outdoors and the splendour of the Mont Blanc mountain range almost tangible. The décor combines alpine cosy with subtle touches of the exotic, without seeming to try too hard.
It goes on. Of course, you want a spa to soothe and to warm at the end of a day of high-altitude adventure. Here, of course, it is special. From the picture window in the sauna you can gaze out on a snowy landscape (into your own garden, no need for concern about intrusive stares from outsiders), bringing to mind that dichotomy of heat and ice. The steam room, eastern glamour with its classical mosaic. You can wander from here into your own fully equipped gym. Quite honestly, we wonder how anyone skiing Chamonix has the strength to lift weights before or after a day on the mountain, but we know there are non-skiers who relish the chance to maintain their fitness levels by rowing the machine or swinging a kettlebell. Works up an appetite for lunch. A different level of amusement is provided by a cinema room, all inviting with massive sofa and beanbags ready to relax tired limbs (and minds?).
You have a choice how you experience Paradis. Prefer self-catered and get stuck in there with the gorgeous kitchen? Daily housekeeping will be provided of course. Or opt for the full-service holiday with gourmet breakfasts, afternoon teas and breakfasts, a well-stocked bar and dedicated chalet staff? Only you can decide. But whichever, you will feel the joy of life in this heaven on earth.
(We might have danced around our lexical promise, but you will understand the temptation. We can assure you, however, that the promise of Paradis will be fulfilled, this place is paradise).
Bedroom 1 - Master double with en-suite bathroom with separate shower
Bedroom 2 - Double with en-suite shower
Bedroom 3 - Double/twin with garden access & en-suite shower
Bedroom 4 - Double/twin with garden access & en-suite shower
Bedroom 5 - Double/twin with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 6 - Double/twin wit garden access & en-suite shower
Piste 3 min walk
Ski Lifts 3 min walk
Resort Centre 5 min walk
Geneva (GVA):1h 15m / 80km
Chambery (CMF):1h 45m / 145km
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? On the chef's day-off you will be served a continental breakfast of wonderful French bread and pastries. So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful.
Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet to find afternoon tea laid out ready for you. 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.
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. You will enjoy carefully selected house wines with dinner which the chef has paired to his dishes although you can choose to upgrade the wines from the chalet's a la carte list. 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 served on six nights, leaving you one night free to enjoy the local restaurants.
The chalet provides a stocked bar with a range of spirits, beer and soft drinks. Champagne is served with canapés on your arrival night.
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.
Winter 2021/2022 - NEXT SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|December 2021||04 Dec 2021||EURO 16,900|
|11 Dec 2021||EURO 19,100|
|18 Dec 2021||EURO 27,500||Unavailable|
|25 Dec 2021||EURO 38,300||Unavailable|
|January 2022||01 Jan 2022||EURO 24,200||Unavailable|
|08 Jan 2022||EURO 19,200|
|15 Jan 2022||EURO 19,200|
|22 Jan 2022||EURO 19,700|
|29 Jan 2022||EURO 24,500|
|February 2022||05 Feb 2022||EURO 27,000|
|12 Feb 2022||EURO 31,300|
|19 Feb 2022||EURO 24,500|
|26 Feb 2022||EURO 19,900|
|March 2022||05 Mar 2022||EURO 19,700|
|12 Mar 2022||EURO 19,600|
|19 Mar 2022||EURO 19,400|
|26 Mar 2022||EURO 18,500|
|April 2022||02 Apr 2022||EURO 18,600|
|09 Apr 2022||EURO 17,900|
|16 Apr 2022||EURO 16,700|
|23 Apr 2022||EURO 14,900|