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Chalet Elephant Blanc

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Val-d'Isère | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: Rates available on request.

Perfectly positioned and wonderfully located, there is something wonderfully uplifting about Elephant Blanc. Bright and airy and surrounded by powder snow, it is right at the very heart of the Espace Killy. The blue Solaise piste is literally on your doorstep and you can even ski right into the boot room at the end of the day. The nursery slopes are also conveniently close, making it perfect for families, while the centre of town is only a five minute drive away.

The chalet is flooded with light from windows in every direction. The lofty drawing room with its high beams and roaring fire is the heart of the house, while the dining area is dominated by a huge table making it ideal for entertaining. Above, there is a cosy galleried TV snug, a perfect hideaway for children or adults. Outside there are two large sheltered terraces with wonderful views to the Face de Bellevarde, plus a superbly private hot tub. Decorated throughout with an eclectic mix of movie posters, old photographs, prints and paintings, Elephant Blanc feels very personal and special: the perfect choice for a family holiday.

CHALET ACCOMMODATION

  • Lower ground floor - Wellness Centre (massage room, sauna, steam room, shower), Laundry Room, Store
  • Ground floor - Bedroom 1 - Twin/King with en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 - Twin/King with en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 3 - Twin/King with west facing balcony with en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 4 - King with west facing balcony with en-suite bathroom, Ski Room
  • First floor - Kitchen, Dining Room, Drawing Room
  • Second floor - Bedroom 5 - Twin/King with en-suite bathroom, TV snug

December

  • Giant Snow Sculpture display
  • Christmas Show and Firework Display
  • Airboarding
  • New Years Eve Airstar

February

  • Frostgun Invitational

March

  • SFR Freestyle Tour
  • GEM Altigliss Competition
  • ‘Ride Her First’ pro competition
  • BMW Winter Golf Tournament

Free lifts - For the less confident there are the free ski lifts at the base of the resort

Helicopter flight - There is a Heli Pad between the centre of town and the village of La Daille so taking a helicopter flight might just be a little easier than first thought. Soaring up above the mountains, toward the eye of the needle in Tignes, it really is an incredible experience

Ice Climbing - If you are a complete novice or a super sporty there is something for everyone. You will be taken up by one of the mountain pros and taught how to tackle the elements of the frozen waterfall

Dog Sledging - You will be given a brief lesson in how to control your team of dogs then you will head out in convoy on your tour of the snowy piste. If you don’t feel comfortable controlling your one sleigh you can opt to sit in and be driven by an instructor

Snowshow hiking - A tour of the mountain with your snow shoes, led by an instructor. You will see some incredible views. A fantastic activity for those who don’t ski

Cross country skiing - The track is based at the edge of the village of Val, it is very well groomed and can be a very good way to burn off the fondue from last night

Paragliding - With many activity companies in resort it is easy to book a paragliding flight. Running from the top of the mountain, soaring back down into the valley, it will be certainly be something to tick off the bucket list

Ice rink - Based at the bottom of the pistes, just above the town centre is a natural ice rink. Well lit so you can ice skate into the early evening it is a great way to work up your appetite for supper

Ice driving circuit - Racing a BMW around an ice circuit is a very different way to spend an hour or so. You can pick the size and style of car you drive and can slide your way across the track

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1 hour

LANGUAGE
French

CURRENCY INFORMATION
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

COST OF LIFT PASSES (based on Dolomiti SuperSki pass)

  Adult Child*
Senior**
Full Day
€60 €40 €40
6 Days
€290 €210 €210
7 Days
€300 €230 €238
* Children aged 14 and under
** Seniors aged 65 and above
*** Family passes are available in some resorts
Please note that the above shows average prices, not resort specific.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server EUR 50 for a EUR 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

NEAREST AIRPORT
The nearest airports to Val d'Isere are:

  • Geneva (172km)
  • Chambery (136km)
  • Lyon (241km)

WEATHER
The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

Chalet Location

  • Nearest village/town: Val d'Isere - 5 minute drive
  • Nearest ski slopes: Chalet Elephant Blanc is on the blue Solaire piste
  • Nearest international airport: Geneva Airport - 2 hour drive

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Availability Information

  • Chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. Christmas and New Year dates can vary, please see rates tab for further details. However, shorter breaks and/or alternative arrival days are available at some chalets during Low and Mid seasons.
  • There may be some variations on the above dates at selected chalets, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant.

Rates Information

  • Please note that villa only prices are according to self-catered or B&B packages as described on the fact sheet.

  • A&K Hosted prices are according to catered or half board packages as described on the fact sheet

The above rates are on a per chalet, per week basis. For further information on Catered and Self-Catered Options please contact one of our A&K Chalet Travel Consultants who will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Exclusive use of the chalet and its facilities
  • Champagne reception on arrival
  • Dedicated service from a professional team
  • Tea or coffee in bed, breakfast and afternoon tea daily.
  • Daily Champagne and canapés
  • Mouth watering evening meals prepared by private chef (6 nights)
  • Carefully selected house wines with evening meals
  • An open spirit bar and a range of soft drinks.
  • Luxury bath products
  • Fresh flowers and daily newspapers
  • In resort chauffeured vehicles (excludes airport transfers)
  • Wi Fi internet
  • Daily maid service
  • Telephone/Fax

Extra Services

  • Resort transfers by taxi or helicopter.
  • Car hire.
  • In-chalet equipment fitting and lift passes.
  • Ski lessons and guiding from hand-picked guides.
  • Extensive in-resort activities.
  • A la carte wines and champagnes.
  • Personal laundry service (in-house and dry cleaning).
  • In-chalet massage and beauty therapy.

RECOMMENDED RESORT EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy a horse sleigh ride around Lac Tueda on the edge of the Parc National de Vanoise.
  • See the Alps from above with a scenic flight or hot air balloon ride.
  • Take a scenic flight or hot air balloon ascent over the Alps
  • Go husky sledding
  • Relax and enjoy a beauty treatment
  • Visit the local market in Val d'Isere
  • Take a cookery class - available in Val d'Isere
  • Go walking or snow shoe hiking (passes may be required for some areas)
  • Hire a snow mobile and explore the slopes

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

Ski runs:

Beginner

44%

Intermediate

35%

Advanced

21%

Features:

  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Phone
  • Sauna
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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