What made this ski holiday different to others is the level of service that we received. There is nothing too little or trifling for Charlie the truly fantastic chef, Pipa the great Chalet host and knowledgable sommelier, Sandy the chauffeur who makes great salted porridge on Charlie and Pipa's day off and lastly Helen the owner who has created the best chalet we've stayed at in the Alps. Things we liked about Chamois Lodge: the welcome; the individually tailored service (ski school lessons were switched resorts by Helen with no fuss for the first week of the season when we were there to take advantage of better snow conditions); Charlie's food is possibly some of the best we've tasted day in day out over the week. He is inventive and loves his work and this shows in his cooking; everything being ready in the morning so that we are out and in the back of the Land Rover with the minimum of fuss; Sandy making suggestions on where to ski for the day and then coming and picking us up or even just turning up without us needing to call to pull us from the bar in St Martin to whisk us back up the hill to a gourmet delight; a hot hot tub; being able to immediately relax and feel at home thanks to the unobtrusiveness but perfect hosting skills of Pipa; lastly, hunt the reindeer - if you want to know what this is you'll just have to book this season. As you might have guessed, we are fans and will look to return next year. The only shame will be that Pipa and Charlie will be back in the UK. Oh, the skiing is really good too with the snow cross in Meribel and les Menuires a favourite of mine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chamois Lodge is part of The Alpine Club's collection of luxury chalets. For a magical mountain holiday, Chamois Lodge combines spectacular views with light-flooded rooms and a tranquil location. The style is contemporary mountain chic, with the upmost attention to detail and service from a professional chef, housekeeper & chauffeur. With 3 luxury en-suite bedrooms, & a triple bunk bedroom, Chamois Lodge sleeps 6-9 guests. The chalet can be booked exclusively for 6 guests during off peak weeks. ... more less