After plenty of skiing in the Alps over the past 4+ years, this was our first catered chalet experience...and we weren't disappointed. Andy is a great chalet host: very friendly, steering us to good pubs, joining us for excellent skiing/boarding runs, and even cooking off the set menu for a curry night (at our request).
We traveled with another couple and were paired up with 8 other British guests. We all got along very well...many days we skied, apres-skiied and drank together after dinner.
Apartment: It is on the 5th floor, so a bit of a hike up/down with ski gear. But from the balcony you are afforded gorgeous views overlooking VT and up at the mountains/slopes. Amazing to wake up to on a clear morning!! The living area was adequate for 12 people: can get a bit tight and could use some more comfortable furnishings. The fireplace added some warmth and nice ambience.
Rooms: 2 rooms with double bed; all others 2 single beds. 2 rooms are set aside with 2 separate 2 bathrooms -- ideal for 2 couples or a small family. The other 4 rooms share 3 bathrooms with access via the hallway. Decent size with plenty of space for clothes + bags. Bathrooms were a bit tight, but adequate...and clean. The showers do not drain well so you'll be standing in some water if you take long showers...didn't bother me ;-)
Location: As others have remarked, not exactly ski-in/ski-out...I guess it *could* be if the roads had some fresh snow ;-) You do have to walk ~150m to the nearest ski run (without going off-piste) and you can ski to within 50m by going a short distance (100m) off-piste. The Red Fox (attached to the Altitude) is a good pub with live music most nights. A grocery store is a short walk (75m). The main part of town (pubs, clubs, shopping, etc.) is a 5-10 minute walk...and there is a free shuttle service that runs every 20 minutes throughout the day.
Transfer: We flew into Grenoble. It took about 3.5 to 4 hours to get from the airport -- traffic is bad up the mountain on Saturdays. The return to the airport took 2.5 hours.
Skiing: Vast area. We needed more time to get over to Courchevel. The altitude means you'll likely get the best conditions in the Alps. Even on warm days (5+ degrees Celcius) we had good conditions above VT.
All-in-all, would recommend this for a great affordable ski holiday.
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