We are lucky enough to have done a few catered ski chalet holidays over the years, but this one far surpassed any we have ever had before. I booked this chalet for a group of 8 of us – 2 families, each with 2 teenage children.
The chalet is lovely, in a super location and we had great late-season snow, allowing full ski-in/ski-out access. The location is so convenient as it is as easy to ski in Les Arcs as it is in La Plagne, Les Coches is perfectly central. The hot tub has jaw-dropping views and is a must!
From the very first initial contact with Toorna she couldn’t have been more helpful, a truly outstanding service. She even helped us out booking specialist freestyle snowboarding lessons for my son (with an ex-Olympian) as she has all the contacts!
But the real winner here was the super chalet hosting team – Steven and Lilly. From the moment we arrived they made our stay an absolute delight. They were always smiling, so friendly and helpful, they really couldn’t do enough for us. And the food? Well it was out of this world!! Our children were blown away with the array of surprises that Steven produced, many of which they never would have tried if they had been served them in a restaurant….but because Steven created the dishes they were so fond of him they tried EVERYTHING, which was just fantastic.
To summarise, I couldn’t recommend this chalet and the team behind it any more highly – you won’t regret it!
Sarah, Chalet Pisteside, Mar-18
We loved Chalet Grizzli and the village of Montchavin. The location was ideal for accessing the ski-lifts, the full extent of La Plagne and the village and we were completely spoilt by our chalet hosts, Lauren and Connor. Connor’s cuisine and baking skills were first class and Lauren was so helpful throughout our stay. Each evening we enjoyed the benefits of the hot tub to soak our tired muscles, ate like kings and slept like logs. We were fortunate to be with some very good company during our stay as we were a group of three. Duncan and Toorna do an excellent job. Can’t recommend Alpine365 highly enough.
Claire, Chalet Grizzli, Apr-18
Chalet Chocolat was the best chalet I have ever stayed in. It’s brand new and has beautiful, modern decor. The hot tub was perfect for a pre dinner soak after a long day skiing.
We booked Chalet Chocolat last minute through Toorna and couldn’t be more thrilled. We had reviewed a number of last minute deals through comparisons websites but when Toorna sent us such a detailed and helpful response we knew the service would be fab. She helped us book everything, from transfers to ski hire and lift passes and even popped in a couple of times to say hello, which was lovely.
Location was perfect, right in between Les Arcs and La Plagne so you can ski to both regions easily.
Zach and Megane were such brilliant hosts. The food Zach made was amazing and really varied and you could tell what an experienced chef he was. Every evening Megane offered us one of her lovely cocktails in the hot tub and looked after us all evening! They’re both really welcoming and lovely people which added to the experience. The wine available with dinner was amazing. There was around 3-4 red and white options to choose from, all delicious.
All in all, a fab chalet stay with a really well run ski company.
Illy, Chalet Chocolat, Mar-18
I can honestly say that of over 30 years of booking ski holidays, I have never had such a positive experience. Speaking to you on the phone and your advice has been second to none. It is clear that you want your clients to have a holiday that works for them, and dealing with a family business has given me much more confidence that the resort and chalets were right for us; it was merely a matter of availability and dates.
The only plus side to not being able to come is after viewing photographs of meals on your Facebook page, I won’t need to lose weight after eating your delicious food!! Thank you so much for all your time and advice and I’ll be in touch for future ski holidays!
Cate, Mar-2018 (who was unable to come as we were already fully booked on her preferred dates)
We have just returned from the most amazing ski holiday, made extra special by the fabulous chalet hosts in a fabulous ski in ski out chalet.
We arrived to a very warm welcome from Stevie and Lilly and the most stunning views from the picture windows. The luxury chalet is very cosy and family friendly, and the hot tub is very welcome after a day skiing. The location of Les Coches is a picturesque resort set between La Plagne and Les Arcs, and so ample skiing was available right on our doorstep.
However nothing could have prepared us for the outstanding and high quality service we received during our stay. The food prepared by professional chefs Stevie and Lilly was out of this world, from the freshly cooked breakfasts to the homemade afternoon cakes culminating with the four/five course evening meal. What was so very special was how Stevie and Lilly looked after us and catered for the needs of both the children and adults accordingly – nothing was ever too much trouble for them.
As first time skiers everything had been organised for us by Duncan from Alpine365 including the ski lessons, ski equipment, lift passes and transfers. The chalet even has a driver (Jimmy) who was always happy to help with lifts to and from Les Coches – very useful when travelling with young children. All in all it was the most perfect ski experience and everything we could have wished for … we are already planning our return!
Sarah, Chalet Pisteside, Mar-18
It doesn’t get much better than this for a ski holiday in a chalet on the slopes. Chalet Pisteside was exactly that, right next to a gentle run down to the lift. Ski in and ski out. The Chalet was absolutely delightful with four good sized double bedrooms each with its own quality bathroom. The living dining area was spacious and warm with all the amenities that you could ask for including an excellent value honesty bar.
Toorna, one of the owners of Apine 365, not only made the booking and paying process easy and straightforward but she also organised ski lift passes and ski and boot hire which were all ready and waiting for us when we arrived at the Chalet. A quick phone call to the ski hire shop by Stephen and the ski technician quickly came up to the chalet to fit the skis.
Toorna helped us to organise a nanny for our 7 month old granddaughter during morning skiing and also arranged transport between the airport and chalet. The driver Jimmi who also carries out a number of other jobs in the chalets was an absolute star in every way, navigating cheerfully through some very difficult driving conditions caused by exceptionally heavy traffic to make sure that we got safely to our destinations from and to the airport. So all in all a complete top quality service from Alpine 365 covering everything that you could possibly need.
What made our family holiday the best holiday that we have ever had and that we will all treasure and remember always with the fondest of memories were Stephen and Lilly, the chalet hosts. It wasn’t just the incredible Michelin star plus quality food that they conjured up every meal time, it wasn’t just the fact that they kept the chalet clean, warm and welcoming at all times, it wasn’t even just the fact that they couldn’t do enough to help us and make our whole holiday experience such an outstanding one.
Jean, Chalet Pisteside, Mar-18
As the trip organiser I was a little concerned that my well travelled companions and I would find Chalet Chamois not quite up to our needs. Immediately after we arrived and settled in it was obvious the holiday was going to be excellent.
The relaxed and friendly approach adopted by Toorna during the booking process was replicated by the host and chef Annalise and Paul. Our party enjoyed the imaginative food which was subtly adjusted to suit some dietary needs and was provided in sufficient quantity to satisfy the most voracious of appetites exhibited by one party member.
Indeed so confident was I in Pauls cooking for the first time in my life I tucked into a typical Maltese seafood starter that contained ingredients I had never eaten in my life.
The location is excellent, the hot tub well maintained and the provision of a driver useful although we skid in and out everyday. In summary a perfect holiday.
Nick, Chalet Chamois, Jan-18
A superb ski-in, ski-out luxury chalet, located in a quiet area of Les coches. Rooms are warm and very comfortable, all en suite with baths.
The chalet was hosted by Lilly and Steve, who have a fantastic and friendly approach, nothing was too much for them. The food was amazing – great range of meats and starters and of course desserts. Make space for Lilly’s profiteroles and tiramisu! Great tasting cakes are freshly prepared to get you through till dinner.
Thanks also to Duncan and Toorna for advice on everything about the resort. Although we didn’t take Jimmi up on the offer of a pick up from Les Coches – good to know it was available.
The whole package is highly recommended, massive thanks to Lilly and Steve who have taken hosting to another level.
Andy, Chalet Pisteside, Mar-18
We stayed at the beautiful Chalet Chocolat and couldn’t have wished for a better week.
From the first email, Toorna was incredibly friendly and helpful. She helped us plan our trip down to the smallest detail. She also visited the chalet a couple of times during the week to make sure everything was going well.
The chalet itself was modern, clean and an ideal location to explore both Les Arcs and Le Plagne (only one lift to the Vanoise). It has a wonderful hot tub that is perfect after a long day skiing.
We can’t say enough nice things about Mègane and Zach – they were exceptional from the first day to the last. Both lovely people and always happy to help.
The food was incredible (he definitely is a professional chef!!) and we were struggling to eat all of it by the 4th course.
All the wines had been tried and tested by Toorna and Duncan, they were all delicious! Mègane also makes fantastic cocktails of which we enjoyed plenty in the hot tub. They also have an honesty bar which was extremely reasonable – €1 for a beer! Which again is perfect for the hot tub.
Overall, it was an amazing week and we will definitely be back!!
Beth, Chalet Chocolat, Mar-18