We had an incredible week’s skiing at Chalet Chocolat! The booking process was seamless and Toorna went over and above to accommodate our needs and requests via email or WhatsApp on the run-up to our arrival. The transfer they organised for us from Grenoble was on time and fast, and great value for money.
The chalet itself is modern but cozy, very clean, spacious and with incredible views of the mountains. It’s located literally next door to a bubble lift to take you to the slopes, or you can ski down to a chairlift (a 1-minute ski) from about 20 meters from the chalet door from where you can take the lift up the mountain. We chose to come back via the bubble lift at the end to the day rather than ski down to Montchavin but it’s perfectly possible to ski home should you wish.
The hot tub is awesome, so nice at the end of a long day’s skiing. The food (cooked by a professional chef) was generally delicious, plentiful and superbly presented; the seared tuna in an Asian broth starter was one of my personal highlights. Wine during dinner is of decent quality and free-flowing. The cakes for afternoon tea were delicious too.
Montchavin is a lovely, ‘real’ working mountain village rather than a purpose-built resort and so it very charming with tonnes of character. We loved it. The trade-off is it’s relatively low altitude but, as previously mentioned, it’s very easy to get higher using the lifts (for which we never had a queue). The chalet hosts recommended to us some decent local restaurants and bars. All in all, we had a lovely stay and would love to return one day. I would wholeheartedly recommend this chalet, and Alpine 365 generally, for good value, high-quality skiing holidays.
Chris, Chocolat, Jan 20