This was our first ski trip and we were really looking forward to being away over the festive period and we couldn’t have chosen a better place! Duncan and Toorna were absolutely amazing in organising the trip for us and answered any questions that we had. The whole booking process was really smooth and Toorna even helped us out when our trains from the airport were cancelled due to strikes. They couldn’t do enough for you and even stopped by the chalet occasionally to see how we were getting on.
Larissa and Raz were our hosts and they looked after us for the week. Raz’s food is absolutely out of this world. His food was divine and plentiful and I even struggled to eat the cheese board after a 3 course meal that started with canapés and ended with the most amazing puddings. The wine was good and the champagne on Christmas Day was a nice touch. A cooked breakfast every morning before you hit the slopes was a huge hit and very tasty. Larissa cleaned our rooms every day and they were to such a high standard. Both her and Raz made us feel very welcome and helped with any enquiries we had. Their honesty bar is such a treat too! We loved it.
We decided to stay in La Plagne as it’s meant to be good for beginner skiers/boarders with lots of blue runs and it was perfect for us. The chalet is located right next door to a bubble lift which made it really easy getting to the slopes in the morning and there was never a queue. The slopes were amazing and views were quite spectacular. Especially from the the dining and living area the views of the opposite mountain were unreal. Montchavin is a tiny village with only a few restaurants and a couple of bars but we feel this added to its character and made it feel very authentic mountain village. Camp de Base is a good bar which we occasionally went to prior to dinner. We had lunch out at Zacotta and this was the best pizza we both had in a long time. All in all we definitely recommend the Chalet as the location was perfect for us, particularly being first time skiers/boarders. We are looking into booking again for next Christmas already!
Clair, Chalet Chocolat, Jan-20