About this listing
CHEZ HELENE is a comfortable 6 bedroomed wooden chalet located in a pretty mountain village opposite Courchevel, and just 13 mins from the ski lifts at Champagny for skiing in La Plagne & 20 minute drive to Le Praz, for skiing in Courchevel. With 8 double beds the chalet comfortably sleeps 8-16, though 12 is a recommended max group size. Now with a 2 person steam shower, and to be installed for the 2017/18 ski season a 6-10 person indoor traditional sauna, and an outdoor large 7 person hot tub.
Lovely wooden chalet close to both La Plagne/Paradiski and Courchevel/Meribel/3 Vallees. 8 Double beds in 6 bedrooms means the chalet comfortable accommodates large/multiple families/groups of 8-12. The chalet will sleep 16, but 12 is a recommended maximum.
Guests Booking the whole chalet (8+ guests) will have access to the whole chalet (6 bedrooms/8 double beds) and will have exclusive use of the kitchen, living/dining area. We can accommodate smaller group sizes outside the UK school holiday periods, but exclusive use of the chalet is only available to groups of 8+.
Interaction with guests
We can either be part of your ski trip, or you can be completely independent doing your own thing. Our ski hosting service is available 24/7, free of charge, to assist you with ski hire, buying ski passes, booking ski lessons etc. If requested we can provide airport and ski lift transfers and transport during your stay for up to 8 guests (from £100 pppw based on 8 guests). For groups of 9+ we can advise on securing cheap car hire for those guests.
Other things to note
Chez Helene, with 6 bedrooms and 8 double beds provides the perfect accommodation for large families & mixed groups. Self Catering or Catering options available on a day by day basis.
Guests staying at Chez Helene can ski in both the 3 Vallees ski resorts (Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens, Les Menuries, St Martin de Belleville & Orelle) and the Paradiski ski resorts (La Plagne & Les Arcs) during their stay, and also an option to ski a day in the Espace Killy resorts of Val d'Isere and Tignes. With such a huge and easily accessible ski area, plus discounted ski passes and ski hire a ski trip staying at Chez Helene is unbeatable value. No inflated prices in the UK school holidays...just minimum numbers
As we live in a small and cosy village community we do expect our guests to behave responsibly and to respect our neighbours.
Pets may be allowed by prior arrangement, for a small charge.
The chalet has a strict no smoking rule inside the property.
There are 5 things in life that make me really happy, being, in no particular order....
My Family & Friends, Skiing, Paragliding, My Work (I am a Chartered Accountant running my own practice) and Hot Indian Food, and more Skiing.
Just under 10 years ago I discovered the joys of Skiing and Paragliding, and loved those activities so much so that I just had to buy myself a home right here in the Heart of the French Alps, to indulge my passions for those sports.
In the winter I now ski on these amazing mountains every day if I wish, and in the Spring & Summer soar high above them.
I love to share my home with people who share that same passion for these magnificent and wonderful mountains.
I spent 2 summers exploring the whole of the French Alps, and viewed over 100 properties until I finally found one that ticked all the boxes....'Chez Helene', located in a small friendly mountain village and just 15 mins drive to both the 3 Vallees ski domain (the Worlds largest linked ski domain) and also the Paradiski ski domain (the World's third largest ski domain). It fulfilled every wish I had for a property in the Alps. Made of wood ,with a separate self contained studio, plus 4 other bedrooms (I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren), and scope for another bedroom which I have since added, and further scope to extend and expand if I wish....With its own self contained Studio, I can be totally separate from my guests or totally involved, as they wish.
I know I have truly found my own piece of heaven here in Montagny, and I truly believe you will see it that way to.
I love my life, and love to host my winter ski guests. To watch my guests, some of whom have never skied before, experience the absolute joy of mastering their skis and conquering the slopes, is an absolute joy!
UPDATE 2015 - This July I invested in 2 ski apartments in the ski station of Plagne Bellecote, on the other side of the mountain to the Chalet, and am really excited about the coming ski season. with 8 weeks booked already. I see the studios as an extension of the Chalet, being just an hours ski or hours drive away, and some of my guests will be offered the opportunity to stay in both the Chalet and the studios, during their ski holidays, when they are free, to experience the two totally different environments.... the peace and quiet of the mountain village chalet, and the fun in resort buzz and doorstep Apres Ski when staying in the apartments.
Hope to see you soon :-)