Situated in a private enclave and resting elegantly on the side of the Solaise Mountain, Chalet Mistral is a beautifully traditional alpine chalet that oozes character and traditional luxury charm. Boasting a outdoor hot-tub, breathtaking views and ski-in, ski-out access it is easy to see why Chalet Mistral is considered one of the finest luxury ski-in properties in Val d'Isere.
The entrance to Mistral, with its Savoyard wooden beams and high ceilings is demonstrative of the comfortable and airy ambiance that is prevalent throughout. The relaxing living room is the epitome of cosy warmth, with a large open log fire and floor to ceiling windows framing the spectacular view of the Manchet Valley and the Vanoise National Park.
Each of the seven bedrooms has character and individuality, all having access to either a sunny south facing terrace, mountain view or a balcony. Every bedroom has its own luxurious ensuite that has been designed with a combination of Savoyard wood and Italian marble to create a sense of tranquility and serenity. For the kids there are endless nooks and crannies in which to get lost and play hide and seek, a TV room with sofas, games, satellite TV and a DVD player, and acres of outside space for snowball fights and sledging. This cosy and traditional chalet is a haven for families and adult groups alike.
After an exhilarating day on the slopes of the legendary Espace Killy what better way to relax than with a glass of champagne in the bubbling hot tub, while watching the sun sink behind the Roche de Charvet. Alternatively, choose to indulge in a soothing massage by one of the highly trained physiotherapists in the chalets private massage room.
Chalet Mistral also boasts service levels of the highest standard and catering to impress even the harshest of food critic. Each night guests enjoy a five course culinary experience from the chalet’s talented private chef, served in the dining room overlooking the glorious Manchet Valley.
Bedroom 1 - Aurora: Twin/double with dressing room & terrace access & en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2 - Blizzard: Twin/double with ensuite shower room
Bedroom 3 - Eclipse: Twin/double with terrace access & en-suite shower room
Bedroom 4 - Horizon: Twin/double (king) with terrace access & en-suite shower room
Bedroom 5 - Halo: Master twin/double (king) with terrace access & en-suite bathroom with bath & shower
Bedroom 6 - Solstice: Twin/double (king) with balcony & en-suite shower room
Bedroom 7 - Stratus: Twin/double (king) with low beams & en-suite bathroom with bath & shower
If you want the best of the best in the Alps.... then go to Chardon Mountain Lodges! I have now stayed in all of the chalets... everyone are superb! The staff, the facilities.. the food - WOW! If you want the 'Best of the Best' then you can only come here! I've been going to the Alps for 30 years and nowhere comes close in comparison!!
We stayed in Le Chardon's "Mistral" chalet in February: this season Le Chardon aced a home run with Klaus - the chalet manager everybody should wish they had! Mistral is gorgeous - and we've been before: the new layout and additions to the chalet have really opened it up: it feels much more spacious, particularly in the lounge area. Le Chardon make a lot of effort in recruitment - this is clear from the guys they have in the chalets: happy is *not* the word, and it's not an act in any way - you can hear Klaus and the guys laughing and enjoying themselves before you get to dinner!
You can't go wrong with Le Chardon - their enclave is beautiful, you can ski back in from Solaise and if you choose, the on-call vans will take you down and pick you up from anywhere.
Listed by Peter Hardy at The Telegraph as one of The Best Alpine Chalets
Piste ski-in, ski-out
Ski Lifts ski-in, ski-out
Resort Centre 2 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 coffer will be brought to your room. Then 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? 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 one night to explore and experience the wonderful local restaurants.
The chalet provides an open bar of beer, carefully selected house wines, spirits and mixers.
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.