A lovingly refurbished chalet with sauna that sleeps up to 12 people in the centre of the ski & hiking resort of La Tzoumaz. Chalet Nicolas is situated a short walk from the playground, restaurants and supermarket, in the middle of a traffic-free area. The open kitchen / living / dining area opens onto the south-facing garden area, and the bedrooms enjoy stunning views across the valley to the mountain range beyond.
There are five spacious bedrooms (four double bedrooms and one bunk room) that will comfortably sleep a total of 12 people. For those seeking the mountain spa experience, you’ll be delighted by the whirlpool spa bath and overhead rain-shower, and the sauna that has been installed into the master bedroom. There is a second bathroom with shower and double sink, and also a separate guest WC. If you wish to travel with children under 2 years old, just let us know and we will provide a cot and a high chair for your chalet.
The kitchen is fully fitted to meet the needs of family cooking, including an oven with induction hob and a fridge/freezer. There is a dishwasher, kettle, microwave, plus fondue and raclette sets for a traditional Swiss evening in front of the log fire. Coffee-lovers have plenty of options, as there is a Nespresso, a Senseo and a filter coffee-machine. Washing machine, dryer, hairdryer, iron and outdoor barbecue are all available for you to use. There is underfloor heating in the upstairs area and individually-controlled electric radiators in each of the downstairs bedrooms.
Relax in the sauna or the spa bath after a hard day on the slopes, or stretch out in front of the fireplace or the Cable TV in the South-facing living room. Or perhaps sit in the garden and listen to the birdsong from the nearby treetops or keep watch for shooting stars. For those seeking entertainment, there is a DVD player, games console and a selection of board games.
For the summer months, there are areas of flat and sloping land to enjoy in the sunny garden, a terraced area with picnic table and bench, outdoor table and chairs and a charcoal barbecue. A short walk takes you to “Les Trappeurs” a traditional bar / cafe restaurant popular with the locals, where you can also book a session on the nearby village tennis court.
Chalet Nicolas is equipped with free, high-speed WIFI for your own private use during your stay.
This is a pet-free property in winter, however please contact us with your request to bring your dog in the summer months.
There is public parking available on the main road, an easy 200m walk from the chalet. Winter tyres and/or snow chains required in mid-winter due to frequent snow on the main resort road. Contact us for railway or airport transfers.
The free ski bus will collect you from a bus-stop only 500m from the door, or you can choose to walk for ten more minutes up the central street to reach the Savoleyres telecabin. This 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 10% discount, ski-passes must be ordered and paid in full 12 days in advance of your first ski day. We accept all major credit cards. Orders received up to 2 days in advance are not eligible for the 10% discount however they 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, medium 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 equipment rental.
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.