Suitcase packed, passport, wallet – check and you’re off to the airport! On board the flight you realise you’ve left your GHD’s at home. Disaster! Oh, but wait – you’re staying at Chalet Chopine, one of Méribel’s most sought after chalets in the exclusive Dou du Pont enclave. A little thing like providing hair straighteners will pose no challenge. You pop your SkiBoutique PA an email using the on board WiFi. Isn’t technology incredible these days?
You’ve just passed through the centre of Méribel, passed the shops and bars and the Chaudanne lift station – and here you are, right in the centre and yet about to be spirited away in the remarkable, private seclusion of Dou du Pont. Most of these properties must be private. Who owns the big chalet you see peeking out of the trees to the left you wonder? You've arrived at Chalet Chopine.
Lavish springs to mind as you enter Chopine, so much style and elegance all wrapped up into an utterly cozy, family-sized chalet. It’s no party palace, just a genuine chocolate box of a ski chalet in the perfect spot, and with all the toys guaranteed to hit the spot for the whole group. Perfect.
You are offered a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne, perfectly chilled, as your chalet host welcomes you before the crackling log fire, but you find your eyes wandering to the window and the twinkling white stuff outside. You’re thinking about the endless skiing on your doorstep; perfectly in the centre of les Trois Vallées – that’s one of the reasons you chose it after all – and you can’t wait to hit the slopes for first lift in the morning. Right on cue the ski technicians arrive with a selection of kit in your size ready for your in-chalet ski fitting!
The next morning you breakfast ready for a big first day on the mountain – and there’s absolutely no rush. You’re only a minute’s drive to the main lift station which will whisk you left up the valley to Courchevel, or right up to Méribel Mottaret and on to the charming St Martin de Belleville – or to Val Thorens perhaps? No St Martin first – you need your first annual ‘hit’ of Jerusalem, your favourite ski run.
After a big day’s skiing – and a couple of glasses of après fizz at the new Folie Douce in Méribel – you’re ready for some relaxation and pampering. Chopine’s spa is delightful; both sauna and hamam are there if you choose, but the Jacuzzi really hits the spot with great views and a floating remote so you can control the music. Very rock and roll! While you relax and let the powerful jets work their magic on your aching ski legs the kids are watching another movie before dinner – the cinema’s a blessing and you’ve hardly seen them anywhere else in the chalet since arriving!
Dinner is the highlight of every evening as your accomplished cook dazzles you with his skill in the kitchen, producing a wonderful dinner for the whole family’s palate – and you thought you were fussy eaters! The whole staff team goes the extra mile for you, ensuring you will be taking home tails of your grand adventures and exploits in the Alps, longing to return. The lasting memory for you will definitely be that wine tasting arranged for you one evening, with fabulous Savoyard wines and some really special vintages – and chef’s heavenly canapés. You feel very special, totally relaxed and indulged, just as it should be. Do you really have to go home??
Bedroom 1 - Raised double with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 - Twin/double (super king) with private shower room
Bedroom 3 - Twin/double (super king) with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 - Double (super king) with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 5 - Austrian twin/double (super king) with en-suite bathroom
“Chopine has a spectacular situation in the very exclusive Dou du Pont quarter, just above Chaudanne, the main base station area. It is not strictly speaking "ski-in, ski-out", but there is an off-piste route and it's a one-minute journey by chalet minibus. It has a wonderful south-facing terrace with glorious valley views.”
“Picture a quintessential chocolate-box chalet and it would be Chopine. Lashings of wood, acres of fur, tons of cosy nooks and a jacuzzi (obvs). Brits love staying here -it's nicely understated and not too 'blingy', tucked away in the exclusive Dou du Pont. The town centre is just a five-minute walk away and the Chaudanne lifts mere seconds (thanks to your personal chauffeur).”
Ski Lifts 2 min drive
Resort Centre 2 min drive
Chambery (CMF): 1h 45m / 110km
Grenoble (GNB): 1h 50m / 130km
Geneva (GVA): 2h 30m / 190km
Lyon (LYS): 2h 30m / 190km
No need to rush out of bed - tea or coffee will be brought to you. Then on to breakfast - 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 cook/host will prepare a daily continental breakfast with one cooked option. Breakfast is served daily between 8 - 9.30 am. 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. 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.
When staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy delicious pre-dinner nibbles & drinks.
Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a two course dinner with family service. Dinner is complimented by a cheese platter. Dinner is served on 5 nights giving you chance to explore and experience local restaurants. You have the choice of the cook's days off which are booked prior to your arrival.
The chalet provides an open bar of beer, house wines, spirits and mixers. The chalet can offer an a la carte wine list if you would like to upgrade. Perrier Jouet Champagne is available throughout your stay.
The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements. 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 2020/2021 - THIS SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|April 2021||17 Apr 2021||GBP 19,700||Unavailable|
|24 Apr 2021||POA||Unavailable|
Winter 2021/2022 - NEXT SEASON
|Arrival Date||Weekly Rate||Status|
|December 2021||05 Dec 2021||POA||Unavailable|
|12 Dec 2021||EURO 14,500|
|19 Dec 2021||EURO 22,500|
|26 Dec 2021||POA||Unavailable|
|January 2022||02 Jan 2022||EURO 19,000|
|09 Jan 2022||EURO 19,000|
|16 Jan 2022||EURO 14,500|
|23 Jan 2022||EURO 15,500|
|30 Jan 2022||EURO 16,500|
|February 2022||06 Feb 2022||EURO 19,000|
|13 Feb 2022||EURO 32,500|
|20 Feb 2022||POA||Unavailable|
|27 Feb 2022||EURO 19,000|
|March 2022||06 Mar 2022||EURO 14,500|
|13 Mar 2022||POA||Unavailable|
|20 Mar 2022||EURO 15,500|
|27 Mar 2022||EURO 16,500|
|April 2022||03 Apr 2022||EURO 20,000|
|10 Apr 2022||EURO 20,000|
|17 Apr 2022||EURO 20,000|
|24 Apr 2022||EURO 14,500|