10 things our guests have said about Chalet Chamoissiere

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  1. This was the best ski trip I have had in ages. Fantastically well equipped and managed apt. Amazing communal facilities and great location. Had to dig the car out – so shovel was v. handy! Loved it. thanks….
  2. Extremely comfortable for the two of us, with everything we needed, convenient for the lifts and wonderful extras like the pool and haman.
  3. What a fabulous, cosy, well equipped, secure, luxurious, perfectly-located holiday apartment. Spa facilities superb too! Thank you and we’ll be back!
  4. I cant fault anything, the location was superb for the ski lifts.The apartment was the best that we have stayed in on a ski holiday.
  5. The smallest thing had been thought of from all the kitchen equipment to the herbs and fresh coffee in the fridge.
  6. The ingenious layout and high level of equipment makes this place more than adequate for a family of four.We have always been very warmly greeted and have always found the apartment to be spotlessly clean and well maintained.
  7. Our endearing and enduring memory of staying at La Chamoissiere was the incredible 360 degree view of the mountains we had just walked as we relaxed in the pool.
  8. We have just returned from a fabulous trip. The conditions were excellent, and the apartment surpassed expectations. It was only a stones throw from the slopes, so we were able to come home for a leisurely lunch each day.
  9. A fantastic apartment, spacious and very well equipped. Lots of storage space and a wonderful pool and sauna. Well sited for the lifts in Monetier, which is a delightful village
  10. We were thrilled to be able to swim outside under the stars, surrounded by mountains. Snow conditions excellent. We can’t wait to go back. Many thanks for everything.

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March Munchings

Some thoughts from our March trip. 

We head out  after breakfast into the sunny but cold morning, and stop for a coffee at the Halte de Pré Chabert, the self-service bar and restaurant at the bottom of the slopes, while we wait for a friend to join us. The ‘Plat du Jour’ has already been posted on the blackboard, today it is Blanquette de Veau, which seems to be very popular everywhere this winter.  I think we have eaten it twice this holiday already, so we will save lunch there for another day. After taking the Bachas chairlift to the Monetier mid-station, we warm up with a couple of runs on Cibouit, then head up the Yret chairlift, and down the Cucumelle. We head towards Fréjus village, and stop for a hot chocolate at the Chalet Pi Mai.

 

Joining some friends who are staying in Chantemerle, we decide to ski in the Monetier sector, so we head up the fast 6 man Vallons chairlift and back to our home pistes. We stay high for a while, some of us enjoying the beautifully groomed slopes, and others heading off the side into the off-piste. Rumbling stomachs tell us it must be lunchtime. We are in Monetier, so it has to be Chez Dam’s at the Chalet de Peyra Juana, with it’s woodburning stove and shared tables. There is a sunny terrace for warmer days.

There is always a friendly welcome, and a few olives and slices of saucisse with your aperitif, Food here is simple but plentiful, with large salads, meat and cheese platters and pasta dishes making up the majority of the menu. The real star of the show is the Plat du Jour, and  today, a huge plate of Boeuf Bourgignon or Wild Boar stew finds its way out of the kitchen to take away those hunger pangs. No room for dessert today, but apple crumble, tarte myrtille and a hot chocolate cake are among the regulars on offer. If you’re lucky a digestif will find its way to the table with the coffee. 

More skiing on the lower pistes of Monetier this afternoon, and despite the amazing snow, the slopes are quiet and we have them almost to ourselves.  With the sun beginning to disappear behind the mountains, apres beers are back at the Halte, and we put our friends on the ski bus back to Chantemerle. Dinner tonight will be bread and cheese,  I’m still full from lunchtime.