Chardons Amelie in Le Fornet Val d’Isère , the French Alps.





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Beautiful Chalet with Hot Tub 50m from Slopes


  • Stunning location in the exclusive hamlet of Le Fornet, Val d’Isère
  • Outstanding value premium skiing and snowboarding chalet in Val d’Isère
  • Hot tub on the balcony with beautiful views of the slopes
  • 50 metres from the Fornet cable car and ski slopes
  • Local restaurants and bars or take the regular, free shuttle to Val d’Isère centre
  • Evening meal prepared by your private chef is served on 6 nights, along with quality 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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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.

The chalet has a hot tub on the balcony with beautiful mountain views. 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 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.

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, lift 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.


Came out as a big group of us yet each individual need was treated as if we were individuals. Very affordable for the service and the staff just gave 110% and good fun! Can’t wait for next year with Chardon!!

wcookson1997 | 17 March 2019

We had an amazing holiday in Val d'Isere and one of the main reasons was Chalet Amelie! We were a group of 5 families and stayed there the first week of Feb. The chalet itself is not luxurious but very comfortable ,and has really everything you might need ,including a hot tub with the most glorious view. Location is perfect-just across from the Le Fornet ski lift and bus stop in case you want to travel into town( 10 mins away) or another ski lift.

agnieskabr | 20 February, 2019

Stayed by the chalet with my friends and had the most amazing time of our life’s!! The girls are just truly amazing and always have a smile on their face. The 5 star food is served by the worlds greatest chef!! If in Val d’Isere don’t make a mistake and stay some where else. Trust me the chalet is the answer!!

Harry S | 23 January 2019

We are reluctant to share this little gem in Fornet. It is An excellent ski location, easy to get to the clubs in the town but best of all is the whole Chalet Amelie Team they kept the place tidy and clean, over fed us with amazing food - so much better than your usual catered Chalet - and were all excellent hosts. Breakfast, tea and supper were wonderful accompanied by decent wine. Thanks Bret, Eve, Frankie, Verity and Mikkaila for making our New Year such fun and so relaxing.

vickycnewman | 6 January 2019

This was the 4th time we've stayed in Chalet Amelie. The location, directly opposite the Le Fornet lift is perfect. We arrived very late (1.00am Monday morning) but the team had left us a cooked dinner and they were there to welcome us even though it was so late. The food is always excellent but this year it was exceptional, Brett, the chef, is superb and his food is worth a stay in the Chalet alone. The team this year of Eve, Charlie & Verity really took care of us, nothing was too much trouble.

porthcawlunited | 30 December 2018


The chalet sleeps up to 25 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 and 25th beds are free of charge The rooms are arranged as follows:

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.

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Food & Drink

  • Plentiful, high-quality evening meals on 6 nights of the week
  • On 5 nights this will be a 5-course menu including canapes & cheese board (with port!). Then a Savoyard speciality banquet on 1 evening.
  • Professionally designed, well-balanced menus
  • Hearty breakfast with cooked hot options EVERYDAY
  • Delicious home-made cakes served after skiing each day
  • 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 Chefs

The images on this page are all photos taken within the Chardons group and represent food actually produced by our highly-trained Chefs.

At Chalet Amelie by Chardons the food 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!

The chalet restaurant offers high-quality breakfast options each morning, afternoon tea daily and an evening meal on 6-nights of the week, which includes a 5-course dinner with canapes and a cheese board on 5 nights. On one night you are treated to a Savoyard speciality banquet. All served with complimentary French bottled white and red wine.

Breakfast includes a selection of French pastries, freshly-baked baguettes, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, a choice of cereals, English tea, freshly-brewed 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 a delicious freshly-baked cake, a selection of 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 a communal setting – a 5-course meal including canapes and a cheeseboard on 5 nights and one evening where it’s a Savoyard speciality banquet. Portions are both high-quality and plentiful, 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. Simply let your hosts know the previous evening and they will organise this for you.

Children, vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements are all catered for. Just let us know at the time of booking and the menu can be discussed further with your chef and hosts on arrival. If you have specific requirements (vegan, allergies, celiac) we would ask that you let us know sometime in advance so we can prepare and obtain any produce not held in our stores. Please note it is not always possible to buy some specialist items in the Alps.

Chef’s night off is normally on a Tuesday or 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.

To see a Sample Menu please visit our Food & Drink page.




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