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New to the Mountain Collection for 2019/20, Chalet Hermine is just one of six Neilson-run ski chalets which make up a mini-village set on the hillside in the picturesque area of Peisey Vallandry, just below Les Arcs 1800. Sitting at the top of the hillside and right next to the lifts linking you to Les Arcs and across the valley to La Plagne, you can't beat the west-facing views and dreamy sunsets from the Hermine.
The chalet has been very well laid out across five floors. The top three are dedicated to bedrooms and the outdoor hot tub and indoor steam room. The next floor down is the heart of the chalet as it's where you'll find the large open-plan living room come diner with its gorgeous fireplace and sun terrace. The bottom floor is home, unusually for a chalet, to a large communal bar for all Neilson chalet guests - ideal for an après drink or two.
Our 2019/20 family guests will love our full range of Neilson-run kids' clubs, also located on the ground floor of the chalet. Our experienced team of nannies will look after your little ones from the age of four months right up to 12 years old with plenty of fun both in the warm and out in the fresh mountain air.
Head to your home-from-home after a day's exploring in the massive 425km Paradiski area to an afternoon tea with freshly-made cake and biscuits. Kick back on the large sofas, warm up in front of the fire and swap stories. Or for a little more relaxation and rejuvenation, hit the steam room and outdoor hot tub to soak in the snowy valley views.
If you're staying in the Hermine, you don't need to worry about any noise coming from the bar. The chalets are very well built and the bedrooms are two whole floors away.
Nearest lift: 100m to Peisey chairlift and Vanoise Express cable car
Nearest slopes: 100m to blue Plan Bois and red Ours
Tuition meeting point: 100m by the Peisey chairlift. All lessons are with ESF Ski School
Resort centre: 100m
Peisey Vallandry is a small collection of hamlets just below Les Arcs with a small selection of shops, bars, restaurants, a cinema and a bank. It's the place to be for easy access to all of Les Arcs 200km of runs, plus the high-speed link to neighbouring La Plagne and the other half of the 425km Paradiski ski area. The lifts are excellent and quick so you spend more time on the slopes than waiting to get on them!
With guaranteed snow thanks to a snow sure glacier, there's so much terrain here that all levels of skier and snowboarder will be kept happy. All of the runs around Peisey Vallandry are wide and tree-lined which makes for a great cruisy training ground and a lovely home run at the end of the day (or through the trees for the more advanced). Or why not stop off for a bit of après at the new Folie Douce? There's a ski bus from the bar which drops you pretty much back to the chalet too!
Higher up, Les Arcs is split into four villages, all of which have a different feel and appeal. Nightlife is quiet in Peisey Vallandry with only a handful of places to eat and drink, but you can hop on the ski bus or in a cab and head up to the livelier Les Arc 1800 for a bigger choice of bars and restaurants.
Area size: 425km in the Paradiski area
Linked resorts: La Plagne
Resort altitude: 1650m
Skiing altitude: 1250m to 3226m
Number of runs: 242
Range of runs: 9% green, 44% blue, 32% red and 15% black
Lifts: 94 drags, 62 chairs, 12 gondolas, 2 cable cars and 1 funicular
Night skiing: Yes
Cross country trails: 91km
Snowmaking: 11% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Start every morning with an extensive continental breakfast, and cooked options on most days. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.
Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and free-flowing wine throughout the week, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.
Split over five floors, each of the six bedrooms are all tastefully furnished with plenty of light and of character. You'll also find an over-bath shower, wc and luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each ensuite bathroom.
There are three twin or double rooms on the second floor, two on the third floor and a larger family room on the fourth floor with interconnecting twin and bunk rooms.
Available for our 2019/20 Les Arcs guests only, our Neilson-run childcare and crèches will take care of kids from four months to 12 years old. For skiing kids, we offer a ski school drop-off and pick-up service, ensuring they're happy and settled. There's also evening care available on three evenings a week.
If you have under fives, your chalet hosts will be able to cook up an earlier, dedicated kids' meal with all the firm favourites to make sure they're well fed. You can also borrow our snow buggies and sledges for when you want to head out and explore the resort by yourselves.
For our youngest guests, we have a 24 hour baby room and UK standard cots and highchairs, just let us know at the time of booking if you'd like a cot in your room.
We can even provide a private nanny service if you would prefer to have individual care for your little ones. Simply call us to discuss your needs.
Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Free professional ski guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts
Children under 15 can receive a discount when part of a group booking the whole chalet and they share a room with at least two adults
Neilson rating: ***+
Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV (French channels only)
Private sauna and hot tub
Ski and boot storage with boot warmers
Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
Neilson-run kids' clubs available
Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request - email firstname.lastname@example.org for prices and availability
Your chalet host lives in
Departure airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle & Stansted
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Grenoble
Flight time: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 30 minutes