Chalet Auriane is operated on a fully-catered basis during the high season (01/12/2017 - 01/04/2018), and is available from Sunday to Sunday on a whole-chalet basis. The fantastic chef will provide you with delightful meals from an extensive repertoire and your chalet hosts are there to look after your every need. Outside of these dates no catering is provided and you are free to use the full kitchen facilities yourself.
This stunning chalet combines the luxury of an exclusive boutique hotel with the traditional feel of an Alpine ski lodge to offer you a truly memorable stay. With the best view in La Tzoumaz, the chalet is spread over two floors perched on the side of the mountain.
The chalet sleeps up to 12 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms and also has a superb leisure spa room with sauna and hammam, adjacent to the large outdoor Jacuzzi offering private views over the entire valley and La Tzoumaz.
The "Verbier" suite is a sumptuous master suite with a feature tree-trunk double bed, hand-crafted from local Arolles trees. The whole room overlooks the stunning mountain panorama which draws the eye from everywhere in the room. The ground drops steeply away from the private balcony so the large windows offer a dizzying view on an ever-changing vista that includes the distant snow-capped peaks of Mont Gond and the Haut de Cry, and across the rooftops to the charming village of Iserables and its Mayens. You can even admire the same view from inside the glass-fronted, walk-in, overhead rain shower, or from the fragrant bubbles of the private bath tub which nestles against the windows.
Downstairs are three double rooms, "St-Moritz", "Klosters" and "Gstaad", which all have stunning views that drop away from the patio doors and stretch up to the mountain peaks over 20km away. They each have a large and comfortable double bed, a large wall-mounted Apple TV with over 1000 movies, an iPod alarm clock and plenty of storage and hanging space. There's a feature bench along one wall which turns the room into more than just a sleeping place. Underneath are several drawers to help organise your personal possessions. A code-operated safe is provided for you to keep your personal items secure. Each room has its own en-suite bath & shower room with sink and WC, with heated towel rails and a hairdryer.
The "Zermatt" room is set up to welcome up to 4 adults or children in full-size bunk beds, with an en-suite shower room, a chest of drawers and patio doors to the terrace. The large wall-mounted TV is served by an Apple Box pre-loaded with family-friendly movies. If you wish to travel with children under 2 years old, just let us know and we will provide a cot and high chair in your chalet.
The bright and airy corridor connecting the downstairs bedrooms is decorated to continue the chalet’s tree theme. It also leads to the spa area. Here you will find all that you need to relax and unwind in the peace of an idyllic mountain setting. You can even admire the view from within the large glass-walled sauna. The large, walk-in overhead-rain shower is fitted with massage pebbles to soothe your aching feet as the fresh mountain water cascades around you. Stepping off the polished wooden floor and onto the outdoor decking you will find the outdoor hot tub jacuzzi, which has a range of air jets and bubble functions to re-energise and invigorate tired muscles while you admire the mountain panorama that surrounds you. The outdoor sound system can be set to provide a pleasing backdrop, or you can just enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature in this quiet haven, a world away from bright lights and bustling cities.
When you’re not pampering and relaxing in the spa area, it doubles up as a play den for the children, with its Wii plugged into the big screen, tucked away downstairs and away from adult conversation.
Good food and wine are two of life's richer pleasures. Throughout your stay our talented cook, who is an experienced and creative artist, will produce modern and traditional cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. The cook will take account of your likes and expectations, rarely sticking to a fixed menu plan and indeed will have been in touch with you before to discuss your meal preferences.
Toddlers and younger children are not left out. Combined with a little magic and some help from the mums, the cook will plan special menus, ensuring the little ones also enjoy wonderful food during their luxury ski holiday and at a time best suited to them.
As ever, it is up to you to set the pace and dining can be as formal or relaxed as you wish. A typical day in Chalet Auriane starts off with morning tea served in bed, followed by a hearty breakfast. While you are out skiing, a sumptuous afternoon tea is prepared and laid out for your return. Before dinner you may want to warm up in the sauna or hamman before snuggling up in the fur throws by a roaring fire and relax with some pre-dinner aperitifs and canapés before sitting down to a 4 course meal. After dinner, enjoy coffee and chocolates in front of the roaring log fire, discussing the highlights of the day.
The evening meals are complemented by a selection of delicious white and red wines. You also have the option of purchasing even higher quality wines from our extensive à la carte list. The collection is predominantly focused on French classified wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Languedoc, but internationally recognised local wines have also been stored in the perfect cellaring conditions.
The chalet is managed by two full-time experienced staff, who live out, ensuring your privacy. They are chosen for their enthusiasm, experience and ability to go that one extra step to ensure your stay is all you wished for. Prior to your arrival, the chalet manager will contact you to enquire about your dietary wishes, preferences and the timing of meals for any little ones in your party.
Uniquely to us, our chalet staff are in the chalet early 7 days a week ensuring you get the best possible start to your day with whatever type of breakfast you wish. They have one evening off a week, allowing you to experience one of the local restaurants. They will be delighted to advise you of the available options.
The chalet staff have a night off once a week, which is the perfect opportunity to grab pizzas or better still go out for dinner to try the local specialities.
In the kitchen you will find all the basics: a fridge and an oven with induction hob, a kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee-machine, plus fondue and raclette sets for a traditional Swiss evening in front of the log fire. A hairdryer, iron and portable outdoor barbeque are all available for you to use and there is a shared (coin-operated) washing machine and dryer available in the building. A ski-locker with boot heaters provides the perfect solution to storing and drying your ski equipment, ready for the next day.
We're sorry but this is a pet-free property. Please browse our selection of pet-friendly rentals if you would like to travel with your pet.
Underground parking spaces are included for two cars. Car not necessary in winter due to proximity to ski-lifts, restaurants and supermarket. Contact us for airport or railway transfers.
This chalet is ski-in and ski-out (and sledge-in and sledge-out)! During the ski season, you only have to step into the shuttle cabin by the chalet door and you are carried the 40m uphill to the piste. From here you only need to ski (or sledge) 300m down the main piste and you arrive at the Savoleyres telecabin. At the end of the last run of the day, don’t forget to stop before the end and hop into the shuttle cabin to be carried the last 40m to your door. The main piste is not accessible to complete beginners, who would need to walk the 300m to the ski-school meeting point at the telecabin. The modern high-speed telecabin carries you from La Tzoumaz up to the top of the Savoleyres in less than 8 minutes, from where you can decide to ski back on the quiet La Tzoumaz slopes or ski down to Verbier’s legendary slopes and world-class off-piste opportunities in the vast 4-Valleys ski area.
We are very pleased to announce that we offer discounted ski-passes to everyone staying with us. To be eligible for the full 15% discount, 6+day ski-passes must be ordered and paid in full 31 days in advance of your first ski day. We accept all major credit cards. Orders for 1-21 days received up to 14 days in advance are eligible for a 10% discount. All advance-purchase passes will be printed for collection with your keys when you arrive in the resort. Last minute orders will be available for collection on the morning after you arrive. Discounted passes are available for all age-groups, for durations from one half-day up to 21 days, and cover the Savoleyres, Verbier or 4-Valleys sectors. The discount does not apply to the insurance options available. Ski-passes can neither be cancelled nor exchanged once they have been ordered. The discount is applicable in high and low season and also applies to family rates. It is not cumulative with any other offers or reductions. On arrival in the resort we will also provide you with discount vouchers for various other services, such as ski lessons and ski equipment rental.
From April, when the ski-lifts close, Chalet Auriane is available to rent on a self-catered basis, for weekends and short stays, or longer stays of one or two weeks or more. In summer, the area turns into a hiking and mountain biking paradise, with hundreds of kilometres of marked trails criss-crossing the mountains, awash with alpine flowers and a range of wildlife to spot. The “Bisses” are relatively flat footpaths that follow the water as it trickles around the mountainsides, where for centuries farmers and villagers channelled the streams for their own uses. They have been preserved now and can be an incredible way to spend a day or more on easy hikes with stunning views across the Rhone Valley or over to the Massif des Combins. We’ll provide you with plenty of tourist information including our favourite suggestions for day trips that are easily reachable from La Tzoumaz, from spectacular gorge walks, cheese factories and roman festivals to rainy-day ideas such as underground lake tours. The road that winds up the mountain-top to the panoramic Croix-de-Coeur Cafe-Restaurant opens as soon as the snow melts and from here you can continue the drive (or cycle) all the way down into Verbier.
In the peak summer season from early July to late August, the telecabin link to Verbier operates daily from 08:45 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 16:45, meaning that you can easily access the famous resort as a pedestrian or accompanied by your bicycle. You can even use a variety of mountain lifts to make your way up to Mont Fort at 3300m for Europe’s highest fondue and incredible mountain panoramas that include Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Don’t miss the Swiss National Celebrations in La Tzoumaz on August 1st, or the famous festival of live music performances, the Verbier Festival, which runs from mid-July to the beginning of August.