Having had a break from skiing for ten years and with two children in tow, we decided to book a catered chalet as our accommodation option. We researched the resort of La Rosiére and took advice that it was a small resort with a very good ski area for beginners and intermediates, but you could access the ski area of San Bernardo if you were more experienced and wanted black runs. Booked through Crystal for a week in the last week of March. Booked ski equipment hire separately by researching the different suppliers in the resort online (Sport 2000 came out best value by a mile). Booked the children's ski lessons direct with Evolution2 ski school (same price if booked through Crystal). Ski passes we bought through Crystal on the coach from Chamberry Airport (same price as direct with La Rosière ski pass website). One tip, if you are booking children into beginner ski lessons they won't need a ski pass until mid-way through the week (the ski school will let you know the day before so that you can arrange ski passes in the office at the bottom of the ski lift in La Rosière or Les Euscherts). Might save you a few quid.
Chalet Kitz is located up the hill in the village of Les Euscherts. It's part of several chalets hosted by Crystal and the staff seem to work as a team sharing equipment, skills and facilities. Our Host was Sylvan and he was excellent. We had a warm welcome, fresh cake and refreshments and were shown our rooms. These were typically decorated with an alpine theme and were clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Stayed in rooms 1 and 2 on the ground floor. Room 1 is at the rear and so has no balcony. Room 2 is at the front and has a balcony which runs the length of the chalet. Both rooms were warm and cosy. The breakfast was continental style with a hot option provided on request every day. If you have morning ski lessons you may have to wolf it down as its not ready till after 8 am. Afteroon tea was a welcome sight after a day on the slopes. The evening meal was a treat. Three courses of gastro pub type menus ( beef bourginion, roast pork, tartifflette, Moroccan chicken to name but some of the meals). If children didn't fancy theses then Sylvan was happy to cook alternative options. Wine was provided with the meal and topped up before dishes were cleared away.
The nightlife for us consisted of chatting with our fellow guests and heading to bed early, but there's a few bars that stay open till the early hours if you have the energy. There is a magical path that leads from outside the Chalet door to La Rosière (The Narnia Path), which is lit all night and great for a stroll or a bit of sledge dragging!
The small niggles we had were that it would be nice to have the menu in advance so as not to double up at lunchtime and that the rooms at the front warmer than at rear, the waiting time in Chamberry airport was excessive as we were on a later flight to other passengers and ther is nothing to do there. Otherwise this was a perfect holiday. We want to come back next year!
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- Also Known As:
- Chalet Le Kitz Hotel La Rosiere