“I had an amazing stay here – great location and the food was sublime. Staff always went the extra mile to make our stay as good as it could be. Would recommend to anyone! Will definitely be back!”

Jameson James, March 2019


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17

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8

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100m

Highlights


Hot-Tub and Sauna

Highlights

  • High-quality chalet in Tignes Les Brévières
  • Outside hot-tub with great views over the village and lake
  • Wooden sauna and changing area adjoining the hot-tub
  • Spacious and well-appointed living area with log fire
  • 17 bed chalet, 17th bed is free if the whole chalet is booked
  • An evening meal with French-bottled wine is served on 6 nights of the week
  • This will be a delicious 5-course menu, including canapes and cheese board (with port!)
  • Breakfast, made up of a hot option and banquet of continental choices, as well as afternoon tea (freshly baked cake), served everyday of your stay
  • Dedicated hosting service with the chalet cleaned everyday and bedrooms on 5 days of each week
  • TV snug area – perfect for children
  • UK freeview, DVD player, games console and WiFi facilities
  • Conveniently located 100 metres from new Brévières Chalet lift
  • Private WC and Bathroom in most rooms
  • Spacious ski storage area with boot warmers
  • Unbeatable Chalet Chardons Skiing and Snowboarding prices

Chalet Chardons Hatties ski lodge

Description

Sophia is a spacious and modern 17-person chalet laid out over four floors in Tignes les Brévières with panoramic mountain views. The premium accommodation is located in the village’s Hauts des Brévières area, just a two-minute walk to the funicular-style lift that links you to the main lift station, piste, bars and restaurants.

Sophia benefits from both a traditional Scandinavian-style wooden sauna and a balcony hot tub overlooking the picture-perfect snowy village, lake and mountains beyond – perfect for soothing your muscles after a long day on the slopes! There is ample storage for skis and boards complete with heated boot warmers, so you know your equipment will be ready for action the following day.

The chalet has seven comfortably furnished double/twin bedrooms and one triple bedroom, most of which are ensuite. On the upper level, a bathroom is shared between Rooms 5 and 6 and an additional bathroom is shared by Rooms 7 and 8. Thanks to a lockable adjoining door, Room 7 and 8 can be used as a family room if required.

With its wood and stone finish, the stylish living/dining area has an abundance of character and a sociable, open-plan layout. Guests can indulge in delicious meals at the large banqueting table, relax in front of the crackling fire and admire the idyllic views from the communal balcony. Meanwhile, a separate cosy television snug offers UK satellite TV, DVD facilities with a selection of movies, games consoles and a choice of board games.

Sophia offers a restaurant-quality dining experience that foodies will love. A hot breakfast is served daily alongside a variety of continental options, while a sumptuous afternoon tea awaits you after each day on the slopes. Six nights per week we offer a five-course meal, inclusive of canapés and a cheese course with port, and one evening you’ll have the opportunity to tuck into a satisfying Savoyard speciality banquet – all accompanied by free-flowing hand-picked French bottled wine. One chalet night off per week offers you the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic local restaurants on offer in resort. See our Food and Drink page for further details and sample menus.

We know how to make your holiday special. Each season we assemble a team of talented professionals who pride themselves on their exceptional service and are dedicated to creating the perfect alpine ambiance.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sophia.

Reviews

Stayed here with a large group of our friends in March 2019. The food was great, with a varied menu each night. Portions were big, especially desert! They catered for everyone's dislikes and allergies etc. which was really impressive! The hosts were professional and friendly and always on hand to help with any queries. The ensuite room (no. 3) has a wardrobe and large chest of drawers, so plenty of storage.The lounge area could benefit from a few extra seats,but was homely and comfortable. The hot tub and sauna are perfect after a long day on the slopes.

Amy23W | 26 March, 2019

17 of my friends and I stayed here for a week (came back today). We had an absolute blast and were spoilt rotten by the lovely team (Esra, Hannah & Kim). The food was amazing and in abundance. The chalet was great, lots of space and kept clean and tidy. I would definitely stay here again. Keep up the great work guys!

kimmytuk | March 16, 2019

What an amazing time and what a beautiful place! Made all the better by the wonderful staff who went beyond the pale to always make us feel welcome! All the rooms were clean and tidy as well as having a great team to make sure we had as good a time as possible.

Maximilian F | 11 March, 2019

We stayed in the chalet in early jan, very impressed with the service and cleanliness of both the room and the communal areas. Staff were attentive and very accommodating, will definitely be back! Thanks everyone

RichestManInSydenham | March 9, 2019

Can thoroughly recommend both this chalet and its staff and Chardons as a company. Graham and Kim were fantastic hosts, ably assisted by Hannah - they were friendly, helpful and unfailingly cheerful. Kim's food was the best we've experienced in many chalet holidays, with clever combinations of flavours. The wine was plentiful too! The chalet was very comfortable - the hot tub and sauna were a brilliant antidote to sore muscles. The entire Chardons team, including Manager Tracey, could not have been more helpful in accommodating our daughter at short notice - thank you again for solving a stressful situation, and making her welcome.

Janie E | 28 January 2019

Graham and Kim were fantastic, food was absolutely top notch. Nothing is a problem for them whether it being ordering a taxi or getting a new towel or if you have any food allergies or pretences. They are more than willing to accommodate and take it in there stride wonderfully. Fantastic stay, the chalet was wonderful, the hot tub is a fab extra at the chalet as after a day of skiing it’s wonderful to tuck yourself into the hot water and relax. Oh may I add there’s a cake everyday that is superb when you get back after skiing. Would highly recommend a stay here. If you want a holiday where you don’t have to worry about anything then this is a place to come

Robert12481632 | January 11, 2019

Rooms

The chalet sleeps up to 17 people. If the whole chalet is booked by one group, the 17th bed is free of charge.

 

RoomSleeps
12King Bed / Twin Beds with ensuite bathroom and WC
23Triple room – King Bed / Twin Beds plus additional Single with ensuite bathroom and WC
(additional single should only be used when room setup with King Bed)
32King Bed / Twin Beds with ensuite bathroom and WC
42King Bed / Twin Beds with ensuite bathroom and WC
52King Bed / Twin Beds with shared bathroom and WC (shared with Room 6 only)
(*taller people should be aware that this room is in the eaves and has a low ceiling)
62King Bed / Twin Beds with shared bathroom and WC (shared with Room 5 only)
(*taller people should be aware that this room is in the eaves and has a low ceiling)
72King Bed / Twin Beds with shared bathroom and WC (shared with Room 8 only)
(*this room shares a shower/bath room with room 8 and has an adjoining door that can be locked on both sides, or left open to make a spacious family room)
82King Bed / Twin Beds with shared bathroom and WC (shared with Room 7 only)
(*this room shares a shower/bath room with room 8 and has an adjoining door that can be locked on both sides, or left open to make a spacious family room)

 

 

 

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Food & Drink

We’re confident that the food and drink you enjoy during your stay will exceed your expectations and be one of the highlights of your trip. Think energising breakfasts, sumptuous cakes, tasty canapés and comforting classics… all prepared with panache to bring you a dining experience worth savouring.

For further information and examples of the type of dishes you can expect to enjoy on your holiday with us, please visit our Food & Drink page.

Breakfast includes freshly baked French pastries, baguettes from our local boulangerie, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, a choice of cereals, porridge cooked to order and a different hot option daily

Afternoon tea is served from 4pm: discover a scrumptious new freshly baked cake each day. Freshly brewed coffee, a selection of teas, hot chocolate and juices are available all day/evening.

Dinner features a plentiful mix of delectable starters, mouth-watering mains and puddings to satisfy the sweetest tooth, plus special touches such as savoury canapés and local cheeses – all accompanied by free-flowing hand-picked French bottled wine!

Packed lunches can be pre-ordered for a small fee each day and will be prepared ready for collection each morning, which is a great way to save money on the mountain.

Special dietary requirements are all catered for, including vegetarians, vegans and intolerances to gluten, dairy and nuts. We are committed to ensuring that all of our guests enjoy the same outstanding dining experience. Whatever your dietary needs, we’re happy to discuss them with you.

Children can opt to have an earlier, no-fuss evening meal if preferred. This keeps little ones’ hunger at bay while giving parents an opportunity to relax and savour their evening meal.

One chalet night off per week offers you the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic local restaurants on offer in resort. The chalet night off will be confirmed to you upon booking and our staff will be happy to assist with restaurant recommendations and bookings.


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

 

Covid-19 Measures

It’s great to have heard from so many of our loyal and returning clients that they are desperate to return to the beautiful slopes of Tignes and Val d’Isere next season and we are pleased to say we have now started taking lots of new bookings for next winter.

As avid skiers and snowboarders, we share everyone’s frustration about the premature end of the 2019-20 winter season due to the outbreak of Covid-19. We know that whilst many of our customers are yearning to book their ski trip for next season the ongoing Coronavirus situation is holding them back. Our new Terms and Conditions, financial guarantees and operating procedures laid out below will, we hope, address these understandable concerns.

With the worst of the outbreak behind us and travel restrictions around the world starting to ease, we are now confident that the Winter 20-21 season will be able to go ahead as planned. As a company which prides itself on excellent customer service, we know it is our responsibility to help reduce the risks of another outbreak and to introduce measures to give peace of mind when making a booking such as refund guarantees and flexible booking options. We have therefore put together this comprehensive plan with extra safeguarding measures to protect both the money and health of our guests.

Following the closure of the resort last season on 14th March 2020, and the subsequent travel ban imposed by the Foreign Commonwealth Office on UK citizens due to the international outbreak of Covid-19, we have renegotiated our local contracts in order to allow us to provide our guests with greater flexibility when booking for next winter and to have a plan in place should there be a resurgence of Covid-19 during the winter season.

Our new T&Cs are designed to give you greater protection and flexibility. The main points to highlight are:

Refundable

Accommodation refunds applicable in the event of specific Covid-19 related cancellations

Cancel your booking between 14 and  7 days before your trip and be eligible for a refund credit note of 100% of payments made or you can opt for a cash refund, less the deposit paid only. This is in the event of specific Covid-19 related circumstances arising. For further details of the exact terms and when they will apply please see here.

100% refunds for Ski Hire and Lift Passes

All payments for equipment hire and lift passes can be refunded in full up until your arrival date in resort. You have the right to cancel either of these services, for any reason, up until this point and will receive a full refund for amounts paid

Flexible

No quibble ‘flexible’ alterations to your booking until 14 September 2020

All bookings can be changed to another date within 24 months of your original booking, for any reason whatsoever and completely free of charge up until 14th September 2020

Reduced Deposits to secure your booking

We’ve reduced the deposit amount required to secure a booking, from €200pp to €150pp.

Balance payments now due just 8 weeks prior to travel

We have changed our balance payment deadlines from 12 weeks to 8 weeks prior to travel

Secure Bookings with Chalet Chardons

Secure

All balance payments for accommodation and extras will be held in a secure account controlled exclusively by our Accountant until the holiday is fulfilled

For your peace of mind all balance payments (being all payments made less the deposit only) and payments for extras such as hire and passes, will be held in a separate account controlled by our Accountant until the day you leave resort. This is to give you the peace of mind that your money will be instantly accessible up until the day you depart, should you be eligible for a refund at any time before then.

This will only be transferred to the company bank account once you have left resort.

Full details of these changes and how they will apply to your booking can be found here.

Our experienced resort team have also put together an enhanced cleaning plan to ensure our guests can feel relaxed and safe while enjoying their holidays. The main points of this are as follows:

Covid-specific training and lots of extra cleaning
  • All staff will receive Covid-specific hygiene training, with extra cleaning and disinfecting measures in every chalet
  • Enhanced cleaning checklists and written protocols are ready to ensure nothing is missed
  • Staff will be monitored at all times, with temperature checks taken at the start of every shift. Any staff member showing any symptoms will be removed from the work rota immediately and isolated until they are cleared to return
  • Staff will all have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) specific to their job role
  • Hand sanitiser and paper hand towels will be available throughout all chalets and staff will be required to use this regularly while working
  • The communal areas of each chalet will be disinfected every day, with multiple cleans for touch points and at-risk areas. The whole chalet will be thoroughly disinfected and aired on changeover days between one set of guests leaving and the next arriving
  • Where a chalet is being shared between multiple groups we will conform to all French legal requirements, such as enforcing the minimum space needed between dining tables to ensure social distancing can be maintained
  • The spa areas of each chalet will be cleaned regularly, as always, and the number of people using these areas at one time may need to be restricted depending on French Government advice regarding social distancing at the time of travel
  • We have increased our self-catered portfolio for next season following an increase in demand from sole occupancy groups to have the use of a private un-manned chalet. To minimise all person-to-person contact we can arrange self-check-ins and will ensure extra cleaning products will be provided for the client’s own use during their stay. The above extra safeguarding and cleaning standards and checks will also be carried out before and after their stay by our team. For example, all kitchenware will be sanitised on changeover day, with staff wearing full PPE, etc.
Covid-specific services
  • For group sole-use chalet bookings, socially distanced catering can be offered as buffet-style meals. The details of this can be discussed further at the time of booking
  • For group sole-use chalet bookings that may be looking to reduce their person-to-person contact with our team, should they prefer staff to only access the chalet for cleaning when they are not present, this can be arranged from 10am until 12 noon. Please contact our reservations team in advance to discuss further
  • During their stay, all guests will be able to opt-out of daily bedroom and bathroom cleaning. If permitted, this daily clean includes disinfecting the bathrooms, door handles and all other touch points.

Due to the constantly evolving nature of the Covid-19 crisis we will keep reviewing and updating all such policies. Should you have any additional safeguarding requests that would give you greater peace of mind during your stay, please enquire about these at the time of booking and, where possible, we will always do our best to oblige.
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Travelling to Resort
  • Our chalets in both Tignes Les Brevieres and Val d’Isere are the perfect destination if you want to self-drive or take a hire car from the airport to avoid shared transport::
    • In Tignes les Brevieres there are several car parks offering over 400 free spaces with additional overflow spaces along the road into the village if needed. There is also some limited parking outside most of our chalets. All parking in Tignes Les Brevieres is completely free of charge for unlimited use. This is very unusual in a high-altitude ski resort where often the only available parking is limited, expensive, and frequently only bookable in advance, as is the case in Tignes le Lac and Val Claret.
    • In Chalet Amelie in le Fornet we have 2 garaged parking spaces for client exclusive use, based on a first-come first-served basis. Outside the chalet there is further public parking, but this is restricted to 48-hour stays
    • For our Val d’Isere guests, subject to the timings of the driving schedules of our team, we can offer a service for the guests to park their cars in the free parking in Tignes les Brevieres for the week. We can shuttle their driver back to the chalet in Val d’Isere on the day of arrival and bring them to Tignes les Brevieres on the day of departure to pick up their car
During your stay in Resort
  • Many of the restaurants and bars in France and here in resort have already reopened since the start of June (France have been ahead of the UK in the relaxation of their lock-down measures, with very clear control on spread of Covid-19 cases ever since). All such establishments have comprehensive measures in place to protect against the virus, so you will still be able to enjoy all the normal pleasures of a ski holiday.
  • We are pleased to advise that the ski lifts on the Tignes and Val d’Isere glaciers were successfully operated this summer for Glacier Skiing. This gives us great faith that all the social distancing and protective measures necessary to open the ski-lifts have now been tried and tested ready for the winter.
  • The Tignes and Val d’Isere local governments are working on a commitment charter for the measures they are putting in place to protect visitors. They are currently working with local business to ensure everyone is complying with the directives of the French Government with PPE, disinfectant usage, and social distancing measures all put in place.
  • Guests and staff will be encouraged to download and use the StopCovid France app which helps protect everyone with a lot of useful information available.

These measures, we hope, will reassure our guests that their safety and wellness has been planned for and is of the upmost importance to us. We want everyone to be able to visit Tignes and Val d’Isere for an utterly amazing holiday in the knowledge that we have taken care of all possible measures to prevent a recurrence of Covid-19.

We will also be monitoring changes in French Government advice in the coming months and so the above is all subject to change prior to arrival. But check back here and we will ensure all precautions are up to date.

Here’s to getting back on the slopes for the Winter 20-21 season!

If you have any specific questions regarding your holiday or chalet then you can always get in touch with our UK reservations team on (+44) 01600 800 300 or via info@chaletchardons.com, and we will be happy to help.

Useful information about travelling from the UK:

Be prepared with Covid-19 Travel Insurance:

We would highly recommend that you take out additional Covid-19 travel insurance. Many travel insurance policies will no longer cover you as standard if your holiday is disrupted due to Covid-19, but there are new policies and add-ons appearing in the market that will. Look for ones which will cover you in the event of NHS Test & Trace disrupting your holiday plans.

 

Availability & Book Now

Below is the live availability calendar for Chalet Sophia for Winter 20/21. Scroll down to find the date you want and you can click to reserve the chalet now!

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=£0.901921).

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