Call it a penthouse if you so desire but we prefer to call it the pinnacle of your favourite days. Smack bang in the centre of Val D’Isere, just a 300m jaunt to the pistes and ski lifts, Chalet Artemis will pale even your most perfect of previous chalet holidays into insignificance.
The most celebrated of days are here. That joyous moment where the ghastly tedium of the early morning alarm is replaced with the surging joy that signals the start of your most cherished week of the year. Fast forward a few hours, from the airport lounge and your private transfer and swing open the front door to Chalet Artemis with resounding satisfaction. Let the outdoors welcome you in. Yes, you read that correctly. You think you have just left the chill of winter out on the main street but your gaze cannot help but be instantly drawn to those magnificent full height glass windows. Beyond is the jaw-dropping scenery that you have been craving for the past fifty-one snow deprived weeks. Your favourite week of the year has well and truly arrived.
With five elegant bedrooms to choose from, you instantly recognise which one you will be resting your head in at the end of another day to remember. Suspended above you in all its glory is your master suite. Perfectly poised with the same floor to ceiling glass windows, to ensure you never miss a snippet of that view.
From the moment you wake, your kingdom is laid out in front of you, ready to be surveyed. Weather apps will be a thing of the past. You will talk in shocked tones of those prehistoric days where a nominated party member was in charge of checking the daily forecast. Why screen gaze and waste precious powder turns when you have the reality of the terrain at your finger tips?
With the time saved, you can even be the hero of breakfast. The lure of Patissier Chevallot, just across the road, ensures you start the day with the ultimate sense of gratitude and adoration from your fellow Alpine companions. Who doesn’t love another treasured day beginning with the waft of freshly brewed coffee and freshly baked pastries? For those in the master suite, it might even be enough to entice them away from that view.
Soon all five bedrooms will be quickly deserted and the clatter of helmets, the explosion of gloves and the eager anticipation of the day ahead will resonate through the distressed timber tones. For days like these, you are truly appreciative of Chalet Artemis' mid week housekeeping service. Who said that those little luxuries have to be forgone whilst self-catering?
After all, just like your choice of 300kms of terrain, it isn’t every day that your timings are completely and utterly blissfully unrestricted. From Vallée Perdue to La Folie Douce and back to Chalet Artemis’ large south facing terrace and splendid outdoor hot tub, these are your perfect days for a reason. Just like the glistening snow-clad rooftops that offer perfect target practice for the next cork that flies out of your favourite sunset bubbly.
Forget the angst of missing canapé o’clock and reach for the next bottle perfectly chilling in the snow. Stay at Chalet Artemis and own dinner time. If the two-minute walk to La Baraque just seems that little bit too much of an effort this evening, you know that a Savoyarde speciality has your name on it downstairs at The Fondue Factory.
It is time to grab life with both hands and both ski poles and forget all cares. Chalet Artemis is waiting for you.
Bedroom 1 - Children's with private shower room
Bedroom 2 - Twin/double with private shower room
Bedroom 3 - Double with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 4 - Twin/double with en-suite bathroom