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Chalet Le Vieux Bisse

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Crans-Montana  | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: Rates available on request.

Chalet Le Vieux Bisse is one of five Crans Luxury Lodges' properties. This Chalet, rustic in design, boasts prime location that offers intimacy and privacy yet only a 5 minute drive from the resort centre. Offering one of the rare luxuries of a ski chalet; ski in – ski out, Chalet Le Vieux Bisse an alpine treat in a stunning resort.

At Chalet Le Vieux Bisse, each and every material, fabric and piece of furniture has been thoughtfully chosen to showcase the contemporary and authentic surroundings. The large windows in all the rooms frame spectacular, panoramic views out over the Swiss Alps where the Matterhorn as well as Mont Blanc can be spotted. Many enjoying balconies, these delightful views can be soaked up along with a glass of champagne at the end of a long day on the slopes! This 250 square-meter semidetached chalet is distributed over three floors. On the upper ground floor, you will find a bedroom with its own bathroom, an open kitchen and a great living-dining room boasting those breath-taking views over the Swiss Alps. On the first floor, you will find two suites with their own private bathrooms and a master suite with its private dressing room and comfortable bathroom. On the lowest floor Chalet Le Vieux Bisse offers another bedroom, a wine cellar with a great choice of the best and finest regional wines; as well as a relaxation area with an infinity Jacuzzi (6 people), a sauna and a shower.

chalet accommodation

  • Lower Ground Floor
    Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Relaxation area with an infinity Jacuzzi, sauna and a shower
    Wine cellar
  • Upper Ground Floor
    Fully equipped kitchen
    Living room with comfortable leather sofas, rustic coffee table and a homey fire area
    Dining area seats up to 15 guests
    Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • First Floor
    2 Suites with en-suite bathrooms
    Master suite with en-suite bathroom and private dressing room


  • Wineries Open Day – Cave la Romaine
  • Grand Christmas Fete
  • New Year celebration with Fireworks


  • Night of the Wolf – night time mountaineering and snow shoeing


  • Choc’Altitude – free chocolate event including tasting
  • Crans Montana Carnival


  • Easter Party

Winter Walking - There are 63km of designated paths for walking and with varying levels of difficulty there is a way for everyone – even non-skiers - to get out on to the mountain. There are five different snowshoe routes totalling 15km through the forests, around the lakes and marked out over the golf course. A great way to take in the winter alpine atmosphere

Cross Country Skiing - The cross-country skiing takes place on the Plaine Morte glacier where the 360 degree views can be absorbed

Tobogganing - Running from an altitude of 2400m down to 1500m it really is a sledging track to get the heart racing. With being open in the evening it is a great way to build up your appetite for dinner

Snow Tubing - The track for tubing is on the golf course in resort

Ice Skating - There is an outdoor Ice Rink for evening skating and if you want to try your hand at something new there is also curling too

Swimming - Within the resort there are eight public indoor pools, a heated salt water pool and also nine wellness centres. All are based in hotels

Shopping - Packed high to the rafters with high quality boutiques, there isn’t a Swiss watch brand or designer fashion brand that you could think of that isn’t already there

Restaurants - With lots of local dairy products, quality food shops and wine cellars you can ‘taster’ your way around the village on a relaxing afternoon

GMT + 1 hour

French and German is spoken in Switzerland. French is the predominant language in Verbier.

CHF (Swiss Francs)

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.

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 CHF 50 for a CHF 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.

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. EU nationals are only required to hold a valid national ID card.

The nearest airports to Crans Montana are:

  • Geneva (182km)
  • Bern (191km)
  • Friedrichshafen (151km)

Switzerland's winter temperature range is -2 °C (28 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), with the snow remaining in the Alps until around April. 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.

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.

Electrical service in Switzerland is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.


  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • National speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h, on open roads 80 km/h and in towns 50 km/h.
  • In Switzerland you pay an annual motorway tax, even if you're only using the motorways for an hour or two. A vehicle sticker, or vignette, must be displayed on the windscreen by all vehicles. Of course, if you don't need to use a motorway you don't need to pay, although it's difficult to cross the country without doing so.You can for example buy them in Switzerland from customs offices at the frontier or service stations, garages and post offices.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Anything over 0.08 per cent and you could face anything up to imprisonment.
  • Snow chains are recommended to be carried everywhere in Switzerland during winter, and if you do not carry and fit them when conditions demand the police can prevent you continuing your journey.

chalet location

Distance to piste: "Ski in, Ski out" (Les Violette lift station)
Distance to resort centre: 3 minutes' drive to Montana
6 minutes' drive to Cran


Sion Airport: 40 minutes / 30 km
Geneva Airport: 2 hours / 190 km
Zurich Airport: 3.5 hours / 250 km

  • Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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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



  • Continental breakfast delivered daily
  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Final Clean and one mid-week clean
  • Concierge service.
  • Central Heating.
  • Wireless broadband internet.
  • All of above.
  • Dedicated service from the chalet staff and welcome assistance.
  • Dinner delivered on six evenings.

Extra Services

  • Additional Maids available at 400 CHF/ 2hrs.
  • Cook service available on request.
  • Spa treatments available on request.
  • Transfers available to and from Geneva or to and from Zurich.

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)

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

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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