Head to the Chaberton if you're looking for a small and stylish base for your holiday. The chalet was only built a few years ago so the styling is contemporary yet warm. There's no minimalist, sparse furnishing here!
You're greeted by lovely pine walls and a small sauna as soon as you walk through the front door. As you move on through, you'll discover the first two bedrooms with their large balconies, ideal for a bit of mountain watching.
The chalet is split over three floors with the middle floor being taken up by the large lounge/diner. It's the heart of the place and has light pouring in through the enormous sliding doors leading out to the equally enormous balcony. Being in an elevated position overlooking the resort, it's a perfect spot to sit and chat with a drink and slice of cake, admiring the views.
From the chalet to...
Nearest lift: 400m (Télésiège du Prarial chairlift)
Ski bus stop: Outside the chalet
Equipment hire shop: 400m
Tuition meeting point: 400m (ESF Ski School)
Resort centre: 350m
About the resort
Montgenèvre is one of the oldest and most picturesque ski resorts in France. It still retains the feel and warmth of a small village whilst allowing great access to the 400km Milky Way ski area that straddles France and Italy. The runs near the resort centre are particularly suited to beginners and intermediates whilst the more advanced skier can enjoy the wider area and some fantastic off-piste.
With quaint streets, French charm, Italian flavour and a 100 year heritage, Montgenèvre is a truly traditional resort. Recent developments have actually managed to improve the already great ambiance by making much of the village centre pedestrianised.
A state-of-the-art Aqua Centre provides some off-the-mountain options, but being a small mountain bolthole, there's not much in the way of shopping and après-ski. There are a few bars to choose from and they just add to the overall feel of a civilised and relaxed little resort.
Area size: 400km in the Milky Way area
Linked resorts: Clavière, Sestrière and Sauze d’Oulx
Resort altitude: 1860m
Skiing altitude: 1380m to 2825m
Number of runs: 212
Range of runs: 3% green, 32% blue, 46% red and 19% black
Lifts: 45 drags, 36 chairs, 1 cable car and 1 gondola
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 25km
Snowmaking: 60% runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Food and drink
Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. 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 to leave you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening. For shorter holidays over New Year 2016/17, you still have one night free to explore the resort and local cuisine.
The four bedrooms are just as stylish as the rest of the chalet. With two rooms on the ground floor and a further two on the second, each pair of rooms shares facilities. A larger quad room on the second floor is a good choice for families or groups of friends.
Neilson Mountain Experts
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.
Neilson rating: ***
Lounge/diner with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV
Large balcony with panoramic views of the slopes
Wood burner in the lounge
Ski/board and boot storage
Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
Private nanny service available on request
Your chalet host lives out
Children under 15 are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet
If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0333 014 3351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org