Chardons Amelie in Le Fornet Val d’Isère , the French Alps. Beautiful and spacious ski chalet

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Beautiful Chalet 50m from Slopes
 

Highlights

  • No. 1 on Tripadvisor in the whole of Val d’Isère
  • Ski Val d’Isère at low prices
  • Outstanding value premium skiing and snowboarding chalet in Val d’Isère
  • New to the Chardons range in 2014
  • 50 metres from the Fornet cable car and ski slopes
  • Local restaurants and bars or take the regular, 5-minute, free shuttle to Val d’Isère
  • 5-course dinner including canapes and cheese board served on 6 evenings with fine French bottled wine
  • Modern and spacious with famous Chalet Chardons service and food
  • Twin/double/triple rooms with fully en-suite bathrooms
  • Commanding views over the mountain and ski-slopes
  • Sleeps up to 25 guests, with the 24th and 25th beds free if the whole chalet is booked by one group
  • Ski storage area with boot warmers
  • Situated in the exclusive hamlet of Le Fornet
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Description

Chardons Amelie is a spacious, modern and beautifully designed ski and snowboard chalet in Val d’Isère offering excellent value holidays in Val d’Isère at cheap Chardons prices. The chalet is in Le Fornet right next to both the village centre and the ski lifts and slopes. The Le Fornet cable car is situated directly in front of the chalet. All rooms are fully en-suite with attractive stone and wood used throughout. Revel in the Val d’Isère nightlife, just a short and free 10 minute shuttle-bus ride away, or enjoy the local atmosphere in Le Fornet’s own bars and restaurants. As with all our accommodation this Val d’Isère chalet is great value and offers skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts a top-quality chalet holiday at unbeatable prices.

All in all the chalet represents excellent value for money for those wishing to try the Val d’Isère experience.

Chardons Amelie was built by the Bonnevie family in 2007 and offers an exceptional standard of accommodation in Val d’Isère. The living room has an open fire and comfortable sofas for après-ski drinks and the dining room area is large and airy with an open-plan kitchen and balcony overlooking the slopes. All rooms are en-suite with high levels of finish and tasteful décor throughout. Some rooms have south-facing balconies overlooking the pistes and the cable-car descending into Le Fornet, all of which use local wood, stone and furniture to enhance the chalet atmosphere. There is a private area for leaving skis and boots (with boot-warmer) plus usual chalet amenities. The chalet is run and catered by our own experienced staff, with meals being taken together in the large dining area for a great, convivial atmosphere, ideal for making new friends or just enjoying the company of your own group. As with all Chalet Chardons clients you will benefit from unbeatable deals on your ski and snowboard hire.

During your stay you will be looked after by your personal chalet team who will cook meals, clean the accommodation and ensure you have an enjoyable stay. The Chalet offers our premium chalet menu featuring a hearty breakfast each day with pastries and hot options, sumptuous home-made cake for afternoon tea and a delicious five-course evening meal served with quality French bottled wine on six nights. Enjoy extra touches such as a nightly cheese board and canapés with welcome drinks. See our Food & Drink tab on this page for more details.

With this addition to our range of ski and snowboard lodgings we are offering an alternative to our chalets in Tignes. Val d’Isère has a different atmosphere, is a larger and more vibrant town and has direct access to a different part of the world-famous Espace Killy Ski Area. The chalet benefits from the great atmosphere, fun staff, informal environment that all our chalets have plus the same great value holiday prices. With and access to our knowledgeable reps who will be able to organise your skiing and snowboarding holiday needs.

Access to the lifts can be either by walking straight from the front door down to the slopes in less than 2 minutes or via the free and very frequent shuttle buses that run to the middle of Val d’Isère if you want to directly get to another part of the Espace Killy.

Val d’Isère needs little or no introduction to seasoned ski and snowboard enthusiasts. The resort is located at the head of the Isere Valley at 1860 metres and enjoys exceptional snow conditions and challenging skiing conditions all serviced by a world-class lift system that whisks you to the top of the mountain. Queues are so rare as to be a talking point if they do happen and this is one of the best places in the world to engage a guide and get in some serious off-piste action. Beginners are not left out with plenty of free lifts on the nursery slopes in Val d’Isère, the top of the Solaise bowl and the runs down from the Col de l’Iseran offering more relaxed cruising. Chalet Amelie is located right opposite the Fornet cable car which takes you straight up towards the Grand Vallon and Pissaillais Glaciers or you can take the frequent and free shuttle bus towards Val d’Isère and get the Olympique or Solaise Express lifts up from there.

Eating out is a great Val d’Isère experience. For those wanting five-star dining the Michelin Star Table de l’Ours or the Hotel Christiana are great options. More modest budgets are well taken care of with excellent restaurants such as the 1789 for open-fire cooked steaks, the Fondue Factory for local cuisine, Victor’s for nouvelle cuisine, or the many pizza and local produce restaurants dotted around the village. You won’t be stuck for choice… In addition there are several excellent boulangeries that also make sandwiches and pastries to take away.

Nightlife is famous in Val d’Isère. The Folie Douce is known as the ‘Ibiza of the Alps’ with pumping dance music and partying every day on the slopes from around 3pm (if that’s your thing) until the lifts close. After this finishes you are then spoilt for choice with well-known venues such as the Saloon, Dick’s Tea Bar, Morris Pub, Victor’s, Bananas and dozens of other places.

The chalet is very roomy and arranged over four floors. All bedrooms can be configured as twin or double rooms and all benefit from an en-suite bathroom with WC. Some rooms have a bath and balcony. There is a lounge/TV area on the first floor with a beautiful sunny balcony and a large dining area on the second floor with open-plan kitchen where meals are taken. The sleeping areas are on the top floor and the lower floors with the living areas between the two. Access to the chalet is via an underground tunnel leading directly to the road with a security keypad that runs via the ski and boot storage room.

The chalet sleeps up to 25 people in a range of rooms with all meals served in the chalet and prepared by our highly experienced staff in the kitchen.

If the whole chalet is booked by one group, the 24th and 25th beds are free of charge.

Your chalet staff will deal with all aspects of your holiday such as ski-hire, passes and helping out with booking restaurants for chalet night off, ski lessons and other resort services. Chalet Amelie is available from late November till early May.

Chalet Amelie is available for rent either exclusively for larger groups or on a room-by-room basis. Our prices listed are per person per week for catered accommodation in the chalet. Prices vary according to the season, contact the UK booking line or by email for a quote.

Reviews/Awards

Had a great weekend with 3 mates to enjoy the spring snow and supposedly not a lot of sunshine, as normal the weather forecast was wrong so ended up with fantastic conditions, we were well looked after by everyone in the chalet, food was great and all of the staff made us so welcome the added bonus of having a good bunch of guests also helped if you get the chance try Chalet Amelie !!

James S | 19 April, 2016

My brother and I have just returned from a wonderful ski trip to Chalet Amelie. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were made to feel like extended family.The chalet hosts Steve, his wife Louise and chalet girls Jasmine and rapper girl (Amber) were brilliant. The hosts created a warm friendly atmosphere, it really did seem that we had known them for years.The chalet was spotless with a lovely feel.

PaulieJRH | 22 March, 2016

Such a caring group! The accommodation was simple, but clean, comfortable and cosy, room to relax and room to mix. Ski room downstairs, all amenities needed. But what made it so amazing for us were the chalet girls, the best we have experienced in our ski trips. Janine is a BRILLIANT cook, the way she rustles up delicious food so effortlessly was amazing. Flexible, accommodating and very happy to tailor things as required. And the cakes she bakes!!!! WOW. Be sure to be home before it goes! In addition, Jasmine was such a kind, caring and sensitive host, lovely to spend time with. Very keen to help, suggest, go beyond the normal level of service, always with a delightful smile. She has a big heart. And finally Amber, hard working, friendly, smiling, helpful and great fun! All of them took time for us, with quality conversation and never gave any impression other than that they loved their job and loved serving us.

CarlinBasel | 10 March, 2016

Just returned from a week staying in Chalet Amelie in Le Fornet. We were a party of 19 comprising 5 families & friends. The Chalet is well situated in a quiet location just out of the hustle & bustle of main Val D'Isere but just a few minutes away on the free bus. It is also conveniently located close to the ski lift. However what made our stay so special were our fantastic chalet hosts, Steve, Louise, Jonny & Izzy, who looked after us so well. The food was excellent as well as their wonderful company. We would recommend this as a great place to stay.

Simon K | 24 February 2015

I've been a long stay for 11 weeks from December to February in chalet chardons and the whole team from every chalet treated me like a family from the moment I arrived, the chalets are amazing and the staff are even better!. I loved every day I lived and was amazed by the amount of effort out into the chalet and helping all the guests, I cannot praise this chalet more =]. I miss everyone I met.

Eightnarwhals | 22 February 2015

I had the pleasure of staying at Chardons this February. I was travelling by myself, but met people there (who I had actually met at Chardons two years earlier). As always, the Chalet girls were amazing - namely, Emma, Laura, Hannah and Beth. It's a super chilled environment where you can do whatever you like. Whether it's ski from dawn til dusk, drink from dawn til dusk or sleep/laze around the Chalet, there's no judgement. The location is pretty great considering the price and there's plenty of pubs and restaurants around to keep you occupied. Being my second visit, I was just as impressed and wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Anna-Louise H | 20 February 2015

Just before Christmas, 3 friends and I travelled to Val d'sere for a week. We're all under 30 (apart from one of us, who just dresses young), and we found Chalet Amelie to be the perfect place for us to stay. Located a stones throw away from the 'La Fornet' cable car, we felt we had hit the jackpot when we saw our accommodation. Although La Fornet was a 5 minute drive away from the heart of Val' d'sere, we weren't fussed as there's a free bus which runs into town every 10mins. That was fine by us. Especially when we realised that the skiing in La Fornet was particularly good when compared to the runs going into Val. The Chalet itself was extremely impressive. It has 3 floors above ground. With the addition of an underground level/tunnel system that takes you directly to the lift, via the heated equipment room. Very handy indeed!

Kelzie182 | 12 February 2015

Rooms

The chalet sleeps up to 26 people in a range of rooms with all meals taken in the chalet and prepared by our highly experienced staff in the kitchen. If the whole chalet is booked by one group, the 24th, 25th and 26th beds are free of charge The rooms are arranged as follows:  

RoomSleeps 
12twin/double room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC
(*this room is on the lower floor so does not have mountain views)
22twin/double room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC
(*this room is on the lower floor so does not have mountain views)
32twin/double room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC
42twin/double room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC
52twin/double room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC and balcony
62twin/double room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC
74family or friends shared room for 4 people with room 8. A double room and separate adjoining bunk with en-suite shared shower/bathroom with WC and balcony. These rooms must be taken as one unit for 4 people as the shared shower-room is accessed via the double bedroom.
(*the shared shower/bath room is accessed via the double bedroom and the toilet is in the private corridor in-between the 2 rooms)
84family or friends shared room for 4 people with room 7. A double room and separate adjoining bunk with en-suite shared shower/bathroom with WC and balcony. These rooms must be taken as one unit for 4 people as the shared shower-room is accessed via the double bedroom.
(*the shared shower/bath room is accessed via the double bedroom and the toilet is in the private corridor in-between the 2 rooms)
92twin/double room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC
103triple room with en-suite shower/bathroom with WC with balcony
114quad family room. Very large master bedroom with double bed and two extra single beds under the eaves. Balcony, large en-suite shower/bathroom with WC. Perfect for families.

Floor Plan

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Food and Drink

  • Professionally designed, well balanced menus
  • Hearty breakfast with hot options each day
  • Delicious home-made cakes served by the log fire after skiing each day
  • Plentiful, quality five-course evening meals
  • A cheese-board is offered each evening (featuring local French cheeses and homemade chutney) with complimentary port
  • Prosecco or a refreshing cocktail is served daily with canapés and a local digestif of Genepy or Port is served each evening with the cheeseboard and coffee
  • Quality complimentary French bottled white and red wine served with dinner
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate available throughout the day
  • Locally sourced seasonal produce and wine
  • Experienced, professional chalet chefs and hosts

The above images on this page are all photos taken within our Chalets and represents food actually produced by our highly trained staff.

The food served at Chalet Amelie is one of the highlights of your holiday. We believe that skiing and snowboarding should be about getting fresh air, exercise, thrills and spills… and then coming back and completely spoiling yourself!

Chalet Amelie offer restaurant quality breakfast, afternoon tea and a five-course evening meal including canapés and a cheese board each evening served with complimentary French bottled white and red wine.

Breakfast has a selection of French pastries, freshly baked baguette, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, choice of cereals, tea, coffee, juices, porridge cooked to order and a different hot option daily (for example, on one morning we offer sausage, scrambled egg & tomato; on another morning we offer bacon, fried egg, hash brown and mushrooms).

Afternoon tea is served from 4pm and consists of delicious freshly baked cakes, tea (PG tips), selection of herbal and fruit teas, freshly brewed coffee, hot chocolate and cordial, all available until dinner. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day and after dinner.

Dinner is served in the chalet in a communal setting – a 5-course meal with canapés and cheeseboard. Plentiful portions are served ensuring you will be well fed and nobody will leave the table feeling hungry.

A packed lunch can be ordered for a small fee each day and will be prepared for you to pick up at breakfast if you are going on a day trip or just want to save money on the mountain.

Children, vegetarians, vegans and special diets are all catered for. Just let us know at the time of booking and the menu can be discussed further with your chalet team. If you have specific requirements (vegan, allergies, celiac) we would ask that you let us know sometime in advance so we can prepare and to bring any special foods with you as many of them can be very hard to source in France.

Chef’s night off is normally on a Wednesday when the hotel staff have some well deserved time off. Our staff will be happy to recommend some of the many excellent restaurants in the village.

Chalets – Sample Menu:

Day 1
A glass of prosecco served with a smoked salmon and cream cheese cucumber cup canapés

Slow roasted tomatoes and chilli soup served with minted butter

Stuffed chicken breast served with royal potatoes, petit pois a la francais and a creamy mushroom sauce (Aubergine and courgette bake (V))

Mixed Berry Crumble served with creme anglaise or ice cream

A selection of French Cheeses served with homemade onion chutney, mixed fruits, crackers and complimentary Port or Genepy and freshly brewed coffee.

Day 2
Vodka Mojito served with a pea and mint soup shooter with crispy bacon canapés

Smoked salmon and spinach quiche with a mixed leaf garnish and balsamic glaze

Classic Roast Pork, cauliflower cheese, home-made apple sauce, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and home-made gravy. (Nutroast (V))

Home-made Hot Chocolate Brownie with ice-cream and caramel sauce

A selection of French Cheeses served with homemade onion chutney, mixed fruits, crackers and complimentary Port or Genepy and freshly brewed coffee

Day 3
Bloody Mary cocktail served mini mushroom and pea quiche canapés

3 Cheese stuffed Red Pepper with garnish

Confit of Duck, orange infused creamed potatoes, braised red cabbage, vishy carrots and a port jus (Cauliflower cheese bake (V))

Apple and Almond Tart with a raspberry coulis served with vanilla ice cream

A selection of French Cheeses served with homemade chutney, mixed fruits, crackers and complimentary Port or Genepy and freshly brewed coffee

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Availability and Prices

We price all our accommodation in Euros (as most of our costs are in Euros) to avoid having to pay high fees to fix currency rates for the year. This allows us to pass these savings on to you. Today’s exchange rate is (EUR 1=£0.84473). To see converted prices visit our Prices Page.

2016/2017 Ski Season
7 Days
Half Board
29th April 2017£397
(€470)
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2017/2018 Ski Season
7 Days
Half Board
13th December 2017£379
(€449)
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20th December 2017£717
(€849)
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27th December 2017£928
(€1,099)
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