Do you strive for the best in all you do? A purveyor of the finest things in life, collector of mind-blowing experiences and an avid ski enthusiast? Val D’Isère is high on the list then, and Chalet Lhotse should be your next target. Firmly in your sights you hunt her down, and now find yourself drawing up outside her striking exterior, cave-like entrance lit blue, beautifully hand carved door opening in welcome. Step into your dream vacation.
Set in the very heart of Val D’Isère you will waste no time exploring the fashion boutiques, award winning patisseries and chic bars on offer. The ski lifts are just a good snowball’s throw away, but your VIP service will see you arrive with no exertion on your part, chauffeur driven, legs fresh to attack the mountain. That is if you can bring yourself to leave Chalet L’Hotse at all.
This beautiful chalet is a real one off, lavishly furnished, exceptional facilities and a service to match. Your army of professional staff will leave no stone unturned to ensure that you have a unique and magical stay. Though centrally located L’Hotse feels exclusive, and private. Understated is perhaps not a word best suited to this Aladin’s cave of a property. Outré perhaps, and most of all; fun.
It’s no joke at all that you may struggle to find time to ski with everything on offer here; a designer pool with jet streams, candlelit and surrounded by luxurious, fur-covered day beds. A Jacuzzi here too, and a sauna and hamam. Should you perhaps be in training for your next big adventure race there is a fully equipped gym here too, a massage room for intense sports massages to aid recovery – or luxurious hot stone and Swedish massages if you prefer. Does your tan need a top up? There is a solarium too, of course.
You may prefer though to be out in the fresh, crisp mountain air. Take a soak in the out-door, cedar wood hot tub; lie back eyes closed taking in the sounds and smells of the Alps with a glass of chilled champagne and simply drift away. Tear yourself away from this blissful reverie and head back inside to curl up on the cowhide sofas before the roaring log fire. This vast living space is all alpine charm; pitched vintage wood ceiling, furs and animal hides and subtle lighting create an intimate and romantic ski chalet ambiance.
A Grand piano lifts this space to a whole new level, and there is a drop down screen here – and in the pool room – to create your own in-house cinema. Enjoy movie nights in style, chef can provide home made nachos and fresh popcorn too. For quieter moments the charming TV snug on a separate mezannine level is ideal. You can send the kids here too for their own chill-out space – leaving you some peace and quiet in the sitting room – or perhaps the glorious bar with it’s hand-carved front and characterful animal hide stools.
For the food lovers amongst you prepare to be truly spoilt and indulged as your chef weaves his magic in the kitchen. Feast on canapés before the fire, and lavish dinners in the extravagant dining room, where you sit upon plush velvet-covered chairs, cascading chandelier twinkling above you. These meals are fine tuned to your personal tastes; enjoy tasting menus, local specialties or family favourites; this castle is your home, and you’re in charge.
If you do make it out onto the mountain – go on, it really is worth it – then you will benefit from excellent advice from your personal chalet manager and chauffeur. Armed with this local knowledge and the day’s weather conditions you are all set for spectacular days of skiing, topped by the best tables at the best mountain restaurants and in the VIP area at Folie Douce for their legendary après ski entertainment. This place is a must-see, and the place to be seen; only the best will do.
Bedroom 1 - Twin/double (king) with seating area, TV, terrace access & en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 - Family suite with twin/double (king) with TV, terrace access, adjoining children's bunk room & en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3 - Twin/double (king) with TV, private terrace & en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 - Twin/double (king) with TV & en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 5 - Master double (king) with seating area, dressing area, TV, terrace access & en-suite bathroom with bath & shower
Bedroom 6 - Twin/double (king) with TV, private terrace & en-suite bathroom
“Chalet Lhotse greets visitors with a bar and a grand piano in its sumptuous living area. Additionally, there’s room for 14 guests in 6 lavishly appointed suites and an adjoining bunkroom. The décor throughout the property is a mélange of fabulous woodwork, one-off furniture pieces, and lots of natural stone – all masterfully blended to create a real sense of class, comfort, and opulence. The ground floor houses an exquisite wellness area complete with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and a fully-equipped gym.”
Nominee for France's Best Ski Chalet 2017
Piste ski-in, ski-out
Ski Lifts ski-in, ski-out
Resort Centre 3 min chauffeured drive
Chambery (CMF): 2h 15m / 140km
Grenoble (GNB): 2h 30m / 160km
Geneva (GVA): 3h / 220km
Lyon (LYS): 3h / 220km
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 chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? Full breakfast is served daily. 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 the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen.
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 served on 6 nights giving you chance to explore and experience local restaurants.
The chalet provides an open bar of beer, carefully selected chateau bottled 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 at all times.
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.