Premium service catered chalet to sleep 10 people in 4 twin and 1 double en-suite rooms, outside hot-tub, close to the village centre, piste and lift. The chalet also has a mezzanine above the double room which can be used for optional accommodation for 2 additional children.
Chalet Lea has been built to a very high specification to provide a homely environment to spend your ski holidays - and new for the 2014-2015 season, the chalet is being offered with our popular premium service.
The chalet is teeming with the traditional features of a log cabin with exposed beams, open fireplace and old skis on the wall. The comfy living room has ample seating around the fireplace with terraces to enjoy the sun and an outdoor hot-tub to relax those aching apres-ski muscles. The chalet sleeps up to 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms with five twins and one double. The double room also has a mezzanine above which is accessed by a ladder - at the discretion of parents regarding the suitability of the ladder access, this can accommodate two additional children at reduced prices.
Chalet Lea is located just above the main village of La Tania in a private wooded location close to our other chalets (Morgane, Elliot and Christine). The piste, gondola lift and village centre are just 200m away with easy access on foot to all the local facilities. The more adventurous skier can ski back to the chalet through the trees but for the beginners and children access to and from the slopes is just a few minutes away.
A local resort tax of £10.50 per person per week is to be paid at the time of booking.
This operator believes that the standard of the food is too important for the chalet staff to decide so they don't give their staff a budget and leave it up to them to cut corners! The menu is set at the beginning of the season and all staff are trained how to prepare every meal - you are therefore guaranteed that the food will be of the same standard, no matter which chalet you choose.
The main menu is identical wherever you go so even in one of their lower priced chalets, you won't go short of good quality food. They generally don't employ professional chefs as they prefer to train their own teams in their way to their high standards. They want to see left-overs on their tables - or you haven't had enough to eat. In today's economic climate, the cost of eating out in resort has increased but guests have no need to do this except on the chalet couple's day off. The breakfast table is loaded with as much as you can eat and when you return from skiing there is another loaded afternoon tea table so you leave well stocked up for your day's skiing and an expensive lunch is not necessary as you can eat your fill when you come back.
Breakfast has got to be one of the best in the Alps! They are famous for their fantastic traditional full English breakfast, available every day except for the chalet hosts day off - proper back bacon and traditional Irish sausages, Heinz Baked Beans imported from the UK go together with the eggs cooked to order, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread to ensure their guests are served the ‘real McCoy'. But of course it isn't just the cooked option - they also serve freshly baked in-house French bread (sourced from the same suppliers as the local bakeries, but baked in the chalet to ensure it is always warm and fresh!), jams and spreads, cereals, muesli, natural yoghurt, fresh fruit - and of course orange juice, tea and coffee.
When you return from skiing, afternoon tea will satisfy those hunger pangs with more freshly baked French bread and freshly home-made cake in plentiful supply - not limited to one piece per person so no need to make sure you're first back from the slopes! For those who prefer the low-carb option, apples and oranges are available in the fruit bowl. Afternoon tea is served by chalet staff so fresh supplies are readily available whenever you return and the service continues throughout.
They can cater for all types of special dietary requirements - including vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free and child menus with many products imported from England to suit the tastes of the British kids. These menu variations are also standard throughout the company so even these are not left to chance - for some special dietary requirements there is a small supplement to cover the additional cost and complexity of the requirement. Supplements are currently:
If you have any dietary requirements which do not fall into the above "standard options" then you need to discuss these with us and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Bottled wine is served which is of a good standard - a choice of red, white and rose served throughout the evening meal. The complimentary wines for this coming season are as follows:
Chemin des Pins Sauvignon Blanc - sometimes you just want a light, crisp white to glug down easily by the glass (or bottle) - this is just the job.
Rare Vineyards Blanc de Blancs - this is uber-refreshing, tangy, lemony and fresh. Dangerously moreish and incredibly versatile.
Domaine Montplo Rouge - a lovely light-to-medium-bodied southern red, with ample aromas and flavours of blackcurrant and red berries.
Rare Vineyards Carignan - bright, juicy, soft-hearted red from the South of France made from the peppery Carignan grape.
Montgravet Rose - a lovely ‘blush’ rose from the southwest of France rammed full of fresh berry flavour and a reassuring acidity.
If you would like to enjoy wines outside of the dinner time, or you prefer beer to wine, then we can offer a comprehensive upgrade service where you can purchase from a wide choice of wines and champagnes, or try out their NEW Craft Beers product. These must be ordered by special order in advance of your holiday - please ask us for details. They also have a standard cash minibar in each chalet which is continuously stocked with Kronenburg beer and soft drinks - you can also purchase additional bottles of the standard wines above for consumption outside of the meal.
On the chalet couple's day off (one day in the middle of the week), a buffet breakfast will be available for you to help yourselves - the only day of the week when the Full English option is not available. The resort managers and other chalet staff will be around to make sure you have all you need and to clear up and set the table for afternoon tea - although your chalet couple are away for the day, the resort managers will be available if you need anything. In the evening, you can try out one of the local restaurants - They'll have their menus in the chalets and chalet staff can help you make your choice and book you a table.
Menus are not fancy and complicated - they are based on normal homecooked food but with the professional touch of their chefs and their own stringent high standards. This way they ensure that most options suit the tastes of most people and the staff are more than capable of producing perfect results every time.
Please call us about the latest group discounts in this property, as up to 1 in 6 persons could be free
Ski rental is available for ski holidays at this property. Call Ski Line on 020 8313 3999 for further details.
Price promise: If you can rent skis and snowboards cheaper Ski Line will cancel your rental and refund any payments. That's a promise.
Perfect for entry level skiers looking for the best price. Refurbished equipment from the Sensation and Evolution categories.
Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus
Entry level skis/snowboards perfect for those discovering the thrills of skiing on green and blue slopes. Manageable and reliable skis even on hard snow, that help you make progress whilst having fun.
Atomic Nomad [S] Tune Plus
Dynastar Active Easy
For all skiers at home on all types of slopes and snow. Comfortable, higher-performance skis/snowboards that guarantee stability and grip even at full speed.
Salomon X-Drive 75 Sti
Head Absolut Joy S
Rossignol Smash 7
For the most demanding and experienced skiers. The highest quality skis for every terrain, both on-slope and off.
Salomon X–Drive 8.3
Rossignol Experience 84 CA
Atomic Cloud Eleven Arc