The Xtra Chalet Champs Avalins is an ‘Xtra Chalet’ – giving you all the benefits of a welcoming chalet, but enhanced by some added extras.
It is the location of any ski property that counts and that’s where the Champs Avalins really scores. You can ski back to within just 50m of the chalet, and each morning you have a choice of lifts right on hand to whisk you up the mountain. This included the fast Symphony Gondola seatsing 10 people in 50 cabins and just beyond that it the Funival funicular going to the Bellevarde area.
In common with the rest of Val d’Isère’s La Daille area, the chalet might not win any awards for the cutest or prettiest exterior in the Alps but inside, the Champs Avalins offers a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The attractive restaurant on the first floor has views to the piste, and forms the centrepiece of the chalet, setting the scene for the Xtra Chalet catering.
The residents’ bar is ideal for afternoon, or pre-or post-dinner drinks and is a lively venue for swapping the day’s ski highlights.
Start the day with a full breakfast including cooked and continental options, whilst Afternoon Tea offers a selection of cakes and a savoury option. Evening meals start with a glass of Prosecco, followed by an appetiser, main course and a choice of cheese or dessert to finish your meal. Families staying in ‘Xtra-Chalets’ can chose for children to have High Tea at 5.30 or all dine together at a later time.
In contrast to other properties, there are two dinner sittings in the dining room, one from 6.30pm for aperitifs, and the other from 8pm, creating a cosier dinner ambiance, and giving you the possibility of enjoying more après-ski, either in the early evening on some nights or after dinner on other nights. The chalet staf will do their best to accommodate your individual preferences and you can state which sitting you prefer (if any) when booking.
The bedrooms are generally a good size and attractively furnished, and all of them have well appointed shower or bathrooms, most with smart new tiling from floor to ceiling. Most rooms have balconies, many of which are south-facing and overlook the piste where the World Cup Downhill run finishes, and there are some pairs of rooms with an inter-connecting door available on request.
Lower Ground Floor - Bar/lounge, ski and boot room
Ground Floor - Main entrance, ski and boot room, reception, dining room, kitchen, 2 x WC
Rooms 100, 102, 104, 106-110, 112, 113: Twin with bath/wc & balcony.
Room 101: Twin/triple with bath/wc and balcony
Rooms 103 & 105: Double with bath/wc & balcony
Rooms 200, 202-210, 212 & 213: Twin with bath/wc & balcony
Room 201: Twin/triple with bath/wc & balcony
Rooms 300, 302-310, 312-313: Twin with bath/wc & balcony
Room 301: Twin/triple with bath/wc & balcony
** Rooms 102 & 103, 104 & 105, 106 & 107, 302 & 303, 304 & 305, 306 & 307 have interconnecting doors which may be unlocked on request if the pairs of rooms are booked by one party.
Supplements per person per night:
Bath/wc & balcony £6;
No supplement for rooms 110, 112, 113, 210, 212, 213, 310, 312, 313 which are slightly smaller