Chalet Alexia was built in 2012 to provide a luxurious mountain escape for our family and friends. When not using it ourselves it is available for others to rent. Whether winter or summer it is the perfect base to explore the many ski slopes, & mountain hikes in the Four Valley region. The chalet is designed so that two families can holiday together yet each with their own sense of space. 3 bedrooms are on the lower floor & 2 on the upper floor with modern and spacious living space in between.
We built Chalet Alexia as a home from home to enjoy with our family and friends. Having stayed in many chalets in the past we had some fairly clear criteria;
- Room for two families but with own sense of space
- Powerful showers and absolutely no queuing for the bathroom
- Comfortable beds and crisp white sheets
- Big table for long dinners, board games and cards
- Huge log fire
- Spoilt for choice with Books, DVDs and Games
- Sofas you don’t want to get out of
- Someone available to cook when you are tired
- Cot, high chair and toys
- Close to Geneva
- Walking distance from the lift.
We’re pretty pleased with our second home and hope you love it too.
Living and playing
Built in 2012, the chalet accommodates ten people in luxurious comfort. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the lower floor and two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper floor. In the middle floor is a wonderful double height living / dining / kitchen area with a big open stone fireplace. Large windows look across the valley and open onto the spacious balcony and terrace. Facing the dining table, the large cooking island is the perfect spot for the social cook. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod-cons such as a Nespresso coffee machine, conventional and microwave oven, dishwasher, American fridge, fondue and raclette machine. There are also two high chairs for the kids. Overlooking the living area, the mezzanine has an iMac computer and WiFi, IPOD docking station, widescreen TV, X box (and Wii in the bunk room) and the chalet is well stocked with books, dvd's, toys and games providing varied entertainment for all ages.
Relaxing and sleeping
If it's peace and quite you're after then the sauna is the place to relax. And ensuring a good night’s sleep, comfortable boxspring beds are made-up for your arrival with crisp percale cotton sheets Most beds can be arranged as either twin or double to suit your needs. Soft bathrobes, hairdryers and large towels complete the focus on quality and comfort. For those holidaying with small children a travel cot and linen is available.
Sking and boarding
The ski room has plenty of room for you to store your ski’s, snowboards, boots, jackets, hats and gloves!
Useful to know
Underfloor heating runs throughout the chalet. The utility room has washing / drying / ironing facilities.
La Tzoumaz, on the other side of the crest from Verbier, is a quiet family focused resort amidst the wonderful skiing of the four valleys. The village has a small natural ice-rink, outdoor tennis court, indoor swimming pool, playground, creche, 12km winter hiking trails and 13km snowshoe trails. Additionally in the Riddes valley there are beautiful thermal baths. A handful of restaurants are within walking distance of the chalet including one who can deliver a catered dinner for the evening. The village also has a newsagent, baker, PROXI supermarket for essential provisions, cash machine and of course the compulsory ski-hire / bike-hire shops.
A skiers paradise
Set at the 4 Vallées, La Tzoumaz offers you an extraordinary skiing paradise. The resort has 40km of piste on snow-sure north facing slopes where it is possible to ski until the end of April. In just nine minutes, the La Tzoumaz telecabin takes you to the top of Savolyeres, 2,354 meters above sea level, where a wide variety of ski tows, chair lifts and cable-cars, provide connections to other resorts in the 4 Valleys region. Together with Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz form one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland offering over 400 km of runs and 100 lift installations. With a length of 10 km and a difference of 848 min altitude, La Tzoumaz’s famous toboggan run is extremely long and fairly fast!. Tobogganing events are held each Friday and Saturday full moon in January, February and March including fondue at the mountain restaurant in Savoleyres. The La Tzoumaz ski school runs lessons every day of the winter season and Chalet Alexia guests can benefit from 10% discount on ski pass, ski hire and ski lessons. Full details about lift prices, ski lessons and weekly ski courses are detailed on the Tzoumaz booking portal. Heli skiing is available at Croix de Coeurs, the alpine peak located between La Tzoumaz and Verbier.
Getting to the slopes
Chalet Alexia is most practical if you have a car. The chalet is located 300m below the lift and the village. It's a challenging walk up hill with your skis - not easy for children, but doable for adults. Good skiers can then ski back from the pistes to the front door. If you're not up for the walk, the easiest way is to drive to the large parking located above the children's ski school, park the car and ski down to the lift. You can then ski back to the car at the end of the day.
Cleaning / linen
Costs for cleaning at the end of the week plus linen, towels, sauna towels and bathrobes are included in the cost.
Accès des voyageurs
The chalet is your home from home for the week with exclusive access for you.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
An English / French speaking couple who live full time in the village manage the check in and check out and our hand to help you with any requests / questions during your stay.
Maximum size of the group is 10 people unless there are younger children in the group when it 12. (The double bunk beds sleep four children)
The chalet has wooden floors throughout and underfloor heating. Slippers / thick socks are the cosiest way to enjoy the warm floors, and also help to protect the wood. If you could bring these with you and refrain from wearing outside shoes inside we would be very grateful.
Alexia is a non-smoking chalet and guests are kindly requested to comply.
The heater in the sauna must not be covered with anything as this creates a fire risk.
In winter access to the chalet from the access road 50m below is via 4 wheel drive. There is sufficient parking on the access road below for anyone without 4WD - but snow chains are needed.
Mad about skiing and holidaying in cosy luxurious comfort.
Favourite part of the world is Australasia - but since building Chalet Alexia I can't get there often enough. Have a long list of places to visit. Top of the list are Istanbul, Marrakesh, America with a winnebago, the Galapagos.
Favourite food is curry - always!
Can't live without wifi....provides answers to everything,