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L'Ancetre Chalet, near Avoriaz

3 bedroom Chalet near Avoriaz. Sleeps 8

This is a charming three bedroom, ski to the door chalet and is the ideal base for your ski holiday.

The chalet is a perfect combination of old alpine style and modern conveniences. The living area has a log fire and large flat screen TV. The comfortable sofas are ideal for a relaxing evening after a long day on the slopes.

The rustic style kitchen is well equipped with all modern appliances to ensure you enjoy your favourite meals during your self-catered stay. There's a large dining table which can accommodate up to nine people.

The nearest ski lift is a short walk of about 150 metres and you can ski right up to the chalet as the piste finishes just opposite.

Sleeping

The chalet sleeps up to eight people in three bedrooms. The configuration is as follows:

  • ​Bedroom 1: Family room for 4 people with a double bed, 2 twin beds and en-suite bath and shower room
  • Bedroom 2: Double room with hand made cot and en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds with en-suite shower room

Dining

This property is let on a self-catering basis or a catering basis. The chalet company can provide a chef to cater for your group on request. 

Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Avoriaz, France

Families & Kids

Uniquely for a chalet, it has access to an in-house creche run by an experienced and fully qualified team of English nannies. The creche has toys and equipment for toddlers and babies, with bottle warming and sterilising facilities in its own kitchenette.

Also see: Childcare in Avoriaz, France

Transfers

Transfers can be arranged by the company for an extra cost. Please enquire about transfers when making your booking.

Also see: Transfers to Avoriaz, France

Ski Hire

You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options. 

Also see: Ski Hire in Avoriaz, France

Lifts & Passes

You can book all your lift passes through this company and they will be ready and waiting for you on your arrival in resort.

Also see: Ski Pass Options in Avoriaz, France

Instructors & Lessons

Ski and snowboard lessons can be organised directly through the chalet company. If you choose to book your own lessons, given the location of this property, it is strongly recommended you use ski school based in Avoriaz as you can meet them by the closely located Prodains Express lift

Also see: Ski Schools in Avoriaz, France

Guides & Tours

When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Avoriaz whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.

Also see: Guides & Tours in Avoriaz, France

Local Area

The town of Avoriaz (the brainchild of Olympic downhill champion Jean Vuarnet) sits high on a plateau at the end of a wide valley. Sprouting upwards from the top of the cliff face the contemporary, space age-like apartment blocks are clad with wood and mimic the look of the rock below, blending in surreptitiously with their surroundings. Close up however, the bold structures loom above the snowy streets where only skiers, sleighs and pedestrians pass by. The centre of the town buzzes with fresh faces from mountain exploits grabbing lunch at a bakery or a beer at one of the outdoor bars.

Towns Nearby

Avoriaz can be accessed by car or by gondola from the town of Morzine (about 15 minutes away). Geneva is the nearest airport and once in Avoriaz itself you will swap wheels for hooves and board horse drawn sleighs to take you to your accommodation.

Restaurants Nearby

There are an array of restaurants and cafés to choose from in Avoriaz from brasseries to bakeries. Enjoy classic alpine cuisine including freshly cured meats and cheeses with large salads or loaded onto freshly baked breads from one of the local "boulangeries". Most of the restaurants are ski in/ski out in winter meaning you can just about pick up a burger and chips on the move. For a more sophisticated evening, head to one of the many restaurants for a good selection of meat, fish and fine french cooking.

Also see: Restaurants in Avoriaz, France

Sights Nearby

At the top of the Fornet bowl, which can be accessed by foot, on a bike or by skis, the views towards the Mont Blanc massif and the aggressive Swiss peaks of Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches are second to none.

Things to Do Nearby

Avoriaz is located in the middle of the epic Portes du Soleil and boasts the highest skiable point throughout the entire network of the 12 resorts, meaning great conditions for skiing and snowboarding. The town of Avoriaz is an equally exciting place to be, with winter activities taking place including night sledding, ski joering, sleigh rides and many more. In summer time, there are limitless biking adventures to be had on downhill, cross country and enduro trails, via ferrata to climb and paraglidnig to fly, not to mention the numerous surrounding peaks to summit on foot. Further activities include tennis, archery, Aquariaz waterpark and even caving in the Gouffre d'Avoriaz sinkhole.

Also see: Things To Do in Avoriaz, France

Golf-clubs Nearby

The Avoriaz golf course spreads out across the plateau with magnificent panoramic views towards Morzine and the surrounding peaks. There are nine holes, sheltered from the elements by tall fir trees and bordered with wild flowers. Lessons are available from the golf academy and clubs are available for hire.

Also see: Golf Courses in Avoriaz, France

Lifts/Pistes Nearby

From Avoriaz you can ski from your front door down through the town and then take lifts up towards the Arare bowl with its wide open pistes and well sculpted park, or head towards Fornet for views of the impressive Swiss mountain ranges from which you can drop off into Switzerland itself and enjoy the 650km of pistes the Portes du Soleil has got on offer. There is access to skiing in Morzine by either Prodains or Super Morzine gondolas including a swift bus ride or short walk respectively.

Also see: Ski Areas in Avoriaz, France

Directions

By Plane:
Geneva Airport is the closest airport to Morzine and airport transfers can be arranged for you by this chalet company.

By Train:
The nearest train station to Morzine is Cluses and transfers can be arranged through the chalet company. The Eurostar also now runs to Geneva which take 6 hours.

By Car: (NB: Dual Carriage way/Motorway signs in France are green. A roads are blue.)
From Calais take the A26 direction Paris/Lille.  Stay on A26 following signs for Reims.  Continue following signs for Dijon and Lyon, on A26, A5 and then A31.  Near Dijon take the A39 direction Geneva.  Join the A40 still following signs to Geneva. Stay on A40 by-passing Geneva following signs to Chamonix/Milan.  Approx 30 miles after Geneva take turn off for Cluses and signs for Morzine/Les Gets.  Once through Cluses keep following signs for Morzine through Taninges and Les Gets.  Morzine is about ½ hour from Cluses and the total journey time from Calais is about 8 or 9 hours at the motorway speed limit of 130 kmh and having only short stops.  The tolls are approx. 60 euros.  If you intend taking the more scenic toll free but slower and there are no 24hr service stations. 

When arriving at Geneva Airport, turn out of airport following green motorway sign for France.  Go through 3 or 4 traffic lights until you reach a T-junction with traffic lights.  Turn left and then right after about 100m following the sign for France.  You should now be on the Swiss motorway E25.  Stay on for approx. 5 miles and go through border control.  When you have passed through the border, stay in the middle lane following signs for Chamonix.  Stay on the motorway for about 30 miles passing Annemasse and Bonneville.  Turn off at Cluses following signs for Morzine/Les Gets all through the town of Cluses.  You will start to climb out of the town towards Taninges on the D902.  Go through Taninges and Les gets staying on the D902 until you reach Morzine.  It should take 1/2 hour from Cluses to Morzine. Tolls should cost approximately €6. 

When approaching Morzine... 
Take a right turn on a hairpin bend by the Savoie hotel.  Stay on main road into the town centre.  When approaching the centre the main road bears to the left.  Take the turning to the right, which actually goes straight on following signs for Avoriaz.  After 500m go straight on at a roundabout.  At the next roundabout turn right still following signs for Avoriaz.  Stay on main road around a couple of sharp bends.  At the next roundabout go straight on which is the first exit following signs for telepherique and Les Prodains.  Follow the road right to the end of the valley and the chalet is on the right just before the cable car.

Also see: Maps of Avoriaz, France


Location: Avoriaz


Style

Catering Basis: Self-catered

Property Style: Chalet

Run By: Agent/Operator

Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix


Stats

Sleeps: Sleeps 9

Bedrooms: 3 bedroom


Services

Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Transfers

Cleaning: Cleaning on departure | Daily housekeeping


Facilities

Access: Children welcome | Family rooms

Room: Open fire

Entertainment: TV


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Winter

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