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You will soon staying at The Chalet du Pré!

The Valmorel ski area covers 3,600 hectares, from an altitude of 1,400 to 2,832 metres, with 46 ski lifts, 315 snow cannons and 150 kilometres of pistes.

Nestling in the heart of the Tarentaise massif, just 15 km from Moutiers train station, The Chalet du Pré is at the foot of an authentic Savoyard resort with an ideal exposure for snow and sunshine.

Airy and wooded, with plenty of footpaths to explore, Valmorel is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all. The perfect place to recharge your batteries.

The apartments are available on Saturdays from 16 am. Departures are scheduled on Saturdays at 10am.

You can contact us prior to arrival in case of problems or if your dates of stay starts a day other than Saturday.

> Maps and brochures from the tourist office

Valmorel ski school

Valmorel ski school has an annex on the site of Le Pré hamlet at the level of Le Rocher ski lift.

Lessons are organised according to enrolments, except for the February school holidays when group lessons for children are held from Sunday to Friday from 2.30pm to 5pm for beginners and flakes (1st star test preparation) and from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 12pm for 1st and 2nd stars (preparation for the 2nd and 3rd star test) Private lessons between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Group lesson for adults take place in Valmorel, with the possibility of private lessons for adults from Le Rocher ski lift. Price of children’s group lessons week pass: from €169. Ski passes are sold separately with the possibility of mini-domain passes from Le Rocher ski lift.

For further information, contact the E.S.F. on +33 (0)4 79 09 81 86 or visit the website www.esf-valmorel.com

The hamlet Le Pré

The hamlet Le Pré is a pedestrian area, where your children can run free to frolic freely in the snow. Once you unloaded your luggage, please park in the communal car park at the entrance to the hamlet, which is 60 meters from the chalet.

The sauna is on the ground floor next to the ski room and the laundry room, where you will find a washing machine and tumble dryer. The communal areas and sauna are cleaned once a week, so please leave them as clean as you find them for everyone's comfort.

Each apartment is equipped with a selection of board games. You will be able to exchange with neighbouring apartments.

Wifi access if free.

In the event of snowfall or strong winds, wifi and TV channels may be disrupted and the orange signal may be lost for a few hours, but as soon as it calms down, connections are quickly re-established.

Shuttle bus timetables are posted in the entrance hall. Please note that for this season the timetable will run from 7am to 1.30am

To make your stay as enjoyable as possible, The Chalet du Pré offers the following services on arrival:

  • You can order a breakfast basket for your first morning at the chalet. The basket includes jam, mountain bread, butter and cheese. It will be delivered on your arrival by Dominique Villain at a cost of 18 euros.
  • For your fondues and raclettes, Dominique Villain (Chez Mitan shop) can deliver to the chalet, if you order 48 hours in advance. Fondue: 200g of cheese per person (Beaufort, meule de Savoie and Abondance) - Raclette: 200g of cheese per person and a selection of local cured meats.

For reservations please send an email chezmitan@wanadoo.fr or contact Dominique Vilain on 06 88 22 11 48

We can also organise one or more households during your stay and find you a babysitter

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For shopping

On the way up to The Chalet du Pré, you can stop off at Super U in Aigueblanche, which offers better value for money than the resort and some very good local produce.

At the station

The best bread is undoubtedly at Maryam's bakery opposite the pharmacy. Ask for a squirrel, a hazelnut tartlet and homemade Nutella, a marvel!

For regional products, in the village, go to "Chez Mitan" of course, where the old-fashioned terrine is sublime and the cheese preparation for fondue unforgettable.

For restaurants, if you go higher up, we recommend L’Aigle Blanc, with its market cuisine and Savoyard specialties. The restaurant is located in the heart of the forest on the heights of La Charmette (on request their shuttle bus can pick you up, for the return journey it's a nice 15-minute walk) +33(0)4 79 09 83 76

Reservations recommended as this restaurant is a huge success!

For restaurants at altitude, our favorites:

  • La Banquise 2000. At the foot of the grand schuss, on the Col de la Madeleine with a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc, you can sit on the terrace or in the dining room by the fire to enjoy a quality meal. The chef likes to work with seasonal produce and the presentation of the dishes is astonishing. Average price for a meal: around €20 to €40. Tel: +33 (0)4 79 59 10 60. Reservations essential as this high-altitude restaurant is a great success. Col de la Madeleine - 73130 Saint-François-Longchamp
  • L’Altipiano, accessible to pedestrians via the Pierrafort gondola, is the perfect place to start a walk or snowshoe outing, with a children's play area and a lovely terrace. But be warned, the sun doesn't shine on the Altipiano terrace until late in the ski season. We love their salads and Reblochon egg rolls. In spring, their barbecues on reservation are excellent! Duck breast, chicken and side of beef with all-you-can-eat salad and mountain potatoes, etc.Torch-lit evenings.
    Tel: +33 (0)6 60 85 85 22 or +33 (0)4 79 09 86 31.
  • Le Prariond for its atmosphere (not always discreet), and good humor. Tel: +33 (0)6 09 88 44 05 or 04 79 09 87 17
  • For a break, La Vache Orange (at the top of the Lanchettes chairlift): the prettiest view.

For mountain walks, Jean Pascal Simond will organise your snowshoeing, walking or 4X4 outings, for a morning, a day, an evening or a night in an igloo. Tel: +33(0) or
www.valmorel-montagne.com. Programme available every Friday at www.facebook.com/valmoraquettes

For off-piste skiing, the ESF instructors will organise an unforgettable ski safari in the Tarentaise, carefully choosing the best route each morning depending on the snow and weather conditions. Information: www.esf-valmorel.com

For dog-sleigh outings, outings with Ludovic, the departure point is at l'Aigle Blanc. Book well in advance at www.escapadesnordiques.fr

For body treatments, we recommend the Thalasso at La Léchère, 12 km Valmorel. The setting is sad but the center is very well equipped and the hostesses are very welcoming. Very reasonable prices.
The Radiana, a 3* resort hotel, has just opened one of the largest spas in the French Alps.
Located in the spa town of La Léchère-Les Bains, the “O'des Lauzes” is supplied with thermal water, which reaches a temperature of 61° when it emerges from the ground. Its 1500 m2 have been built in an eco-responsible spirit and are heated entirely by geothermal energy. Tel. : +33 (0)4 79 22 44 16

In case of health problem, don't hesitate to visit the village doctor's surgery, open daily from 9:30am to 6pm. The two doctors, Eric Chauvin and Christophe Grandjean, are very well-equipped to deal with all the family ailments.

Ski rental

We have an agreement with Clarines Sports. You will get a 10-20% discount on your ski hire and free access to their ski room opposite the Le Rocher ski lift.
Tel: +33(0)6 17 72 46 76
Tel: +33(0)4 79 09 80 46

When the snow runs out and the Le Rocher ski lift is closed, Murat Sports will be waiting for you at the foot of the Planchamp gondola lift. We have negotiated a 10% discount, on equipment storage and boot warmers ...

To sum up, our must-see experiences in Valmorel:

  • The Ecureuil at Boulangerie Maryam
  • Christmas Mass at the mountain church in Les Avanchers
  • Grandma's terrine from Mitan
  • The dog-sleigh rides
  • The delicious lunch on the terrace of the Banquise 2000
  • Dinner at the Aigle Blanc in Place des Lovers

Have a great Holidays!

We look forward to seeing you soon or again at The Chalet du Pré.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.