10 reasons to stay in Serre Chevalier next season

  1. Enjoy the 250kms of pistes, whatever your standard. Chalet Chamoissiere is just a short walk from the lifts and nursery slopes.
  2. Try out the high speed 6 man Vallons chairlft on the Cucumelle or the new panoramic gondola in Chantemerle.
  3. Book some ski lessons with Gavin Crosby of New Generation ski school.
  4. Bring the family!!  Serre Chevalier is ideal for all ages, and holds the ‘Famille Plus’ label. Our apartment is just 200m from the slopes,  and there is childcare available. Book your stay here.
  5. Book a guide for an off-piste trip to La Grave, just a short drive away, or explore the many off-piste opportunities in the Serre Chevalier Valley.
  6. Visit Monetier’s thermal baths, and swim under the stars.
  7. Enjoy our heated pool, sauna and hammam after skiing. 
  8. Your dog will love it too, our pet-friendly accommodation is ideal with snowy walks from the apartment door.
  9. Enjoy some of the nicest mountain restaurants in the Alps.
  10. And finally, if you don’t already ski, contact us for details of how we can help you organise your first skiing holiday. It won’t be your last .

10 things our guests have said about Chalet Chamoissiere.

  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.

Cycling at Chamoissiere

Cycling is a big thing in the valley. The Tour de France are regular visitors, passing through on the way to one of the mythical ‘Cols’ or mountain passes, the Lauteret, Galibier, and Izoard. Enthusiastic amateurs can take part in several event in the valley, covering some of the routes of the Tour.

For a huge adrenaline rush, take your bike up to the top of the mountain, using a chairlift, or cable car, and see how fast you can descend to the bottom. Not for the faint-hearted though!Helmets and body-armour recommended.

If you prefer a more sedate pace, cycle along the Val de Clarée or along the Guisane.

Well, the guys had a blast cycling down the mountain from the Bachas restaurant. I think they lost the track though, as they ended up on the Tabuc piste, which was apparently a little rocky (an understatement). They also had a trip along to Villeneuve and took the Casse du Boeuf chairlift up to the Bivouac, then cycled back via Fréjus village. They were quite tired when they returned. We didn’t cycle as much as we’d planned as the teens had outgrown their bikes we’d intended to take with us. Hiring them for the whole holiday would have been quite expensive I think .

Pool, sauna and hammam.

Pool at Christmas

Since we welcomed our first guests in January 2006, there has been a lot of activity at Chalet Chamoissiere. The pool sauna and hammam were built over the summer, and opened just in time for the winter season . Currently the grounds are being landscaped,and we are looking forward to our trip there next month to view them for ourselves.

UPDATE. It has now been open for almost a year, the facilities are great, although the water is little cold sometimes, even though  it is supposed to be 28C . Opening times are an occasional concern, but the pool should as a rule be open every day  during the school holidays, and at weekends at other times.

Dec 29th-New Years Day

Day 13- Still no shower cubicle so I’m afraid I lost my patience with the developer a bit this morning. Apparently they can’t contact the plumber directly, only through his sister. He did contact the architect though to ask him to do something. I finally found an ironing board and a fold-out clothes airer for the bathroom. I could still do with a one for the terrace though for the warmer weather. Mel came over to sort out the management bit, and we chatted over a couple of glasses of wine. We now have some coat hooks and a little thing for the kitchen roll on the wall.

Day 14-Friday 30th December- The shower cubicle has eventually arrived, but the plumber arrived unannounced at 8.30. I head off for a ski lesson, and arrive back afterwards to find the plumber still there and someone fixing the shutters. Looks like an afternoon in. It starts to snow about 5.00 pm .

Day 15-New Years Eve, it’s been snowing since last night, and it’s still coming down, so we head for the slopes. Not much else got done, until we went into the village for dinner,

Day 16-New Years Day-We take our friends back to the airport, and make tartiflette for dinner. It’s our last day tomorrow. Early skiing and an afternoon trip to the shops again. I must check out Ambia again.