Chalet La Bouclia / Val d´Isère
La Bouclia is a beautifully appointed chalet for eight people situated in the ever-sunny Le Crêt area of Val d’Isère. Sleeping eight people in four en-suite bedrooms La Bouclia is a spacious chalet with a high spec finish and a twist of style. Huge arched windows and imported tile floors create a balanced, calming feel to the living and dining space. Four relaxing en-suite bedrooms can be found on the lower floor and access to the outdoor spa hot tub is via the upper level. Can be combined with her sister chalet Pierre de Compia to accommodate 16 people. Spacious, calming and thoughtful.
The chalet is beautifully appointed and is spread across three levels, with the four large en-suite bedrooms occupying the lower floors and the fantastic open plan living and dining space on the upper level. Ascending the stairs to the main living area reveals a double height bright and fresh space consisting of oversized traditional timber beams and white walls. The arching windows bathe the room in sunshine during the day and the tiled floor keeps a minimalist feel to the top floor.
The living space focuses around an inviting open fire place with leather sofas and the dining area contains a large oak table with contrasting Eames dining chairs. There is large wall fitted television for watching movies and equally interesting is the presence of the professional chef in the open plan kitchen area. Descending to the ground floor, wooden floors soften underfoot and an intimate feel is not compromised by the substantial en-suite bedrooms. All four sleeping areas spring from a central landing and provide open plan sleeping and bathroom living. All rooms can be configured as either kings or twins and two of which benefit from large west facing balconies over the majestic Bellevarde mountain. The lowest floor contains a Moroccan style steam room which relaxes away the stress of the day before supper is served upstairs.
Le Crêt is one of the most charming and romantic areas of Val d'Isère; it proudly sits at the entrance to the resort and consists of a group of exclusive residences and chalets. It is widely recognised as the sunniest part of the village due to its south and west facing aspect but also as it sits on a small hill above the valley floor. La Bouclia is a stunning chalet and was completed in 2006 by the well known Remondet family. Access to the chalet is via a private road and approaching the chalet a quiet enclave opens to reveal the property.
Fortunately this luxury chalet can combine good access to the slopes with quietness and exclusivity. Due to its flexible location the options for starting and finishing spots are greater than most places in the resort and it's a seven minute walk from the town centre or a swift two minutes in the complimentary 4x4 Landrover chauffeur service. La Bouclia benefits from the sun and receives abundant amounts of light through its wonderful living space into the early evening, combined with the huge annual snowfall into resort, the chalet really places itself well as a romantic and intimate option.
The service: The chalet is fully serviced. The professional chefs are some of the finest in the industry and many have a background of delivering to the highest standards on super yachts and michelin starred restaurants. They will contact you before arrival to discuss your menus for the week. There is also an in-house host who provides an exceptional concierge service and housekeeping to help you with the booking of ski tuition, guides, equipment or help with restaurant reservations.
Open wood fire
Balconies with every room
Panoramic mountain views
Ski room and boot warmers
Fresh crisp cotton bed linen
Fluffy towels and bathrobes
Shared out-door spa
Catered price includes:
Daily breakfast with cooked options
Continental breakfast on staff day-off
Champagne & canapés served on one evening
Pre arrival menu consultation
three course suppers on 6 evenings
Childrens menu and sitting available
Carefully selected superior wines
All soft drinks and juices
Three standard spirits
Luxury 4x4 chauffeur service 8am-8pm
Aesop bath and beauty products
Bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers
Exclusive use of entire chalet
It lies 5 km from the border with Italy. It is on the border of the Vanoise National Park created in 1963. During the 1992 Winter Olympics, the Face de Bellevarde was the site of the men's downhill race. Other alpine skiing events held during those games included men's giant slalom and alpine combined. Val d'Isère regularly hosts World Cup alpine events, usually for the men in early December, and hosted the World Championships in 2009.
The western and central areas of Val d'Isère are most recognizable by their "chalet" architecture, while in the eastern part of the town high-rise architecture dominates the landscape. Along with nearby Tignes the area forms part of the "l'Espace Killy", the self-titled "Most Beautiful Ski Area in the World".
The town received parish rights in 1637 and the parish church, which is still a landmark in the town centre, was built in 1664.
The Val d'Isère village is long and thin at the bottom of a deep v-shaped valley. As you approach the resort you pass by Lac du Chevril, under which the old town of Tignes (sunk in 1952) is found. You then enter Val d'Isère via La Daille where the Olympic downhill run finishes. This is a very popular way for skiers to leave the mountain on Val d'Isère holidays, as it is directly below the greatest après ski party in France at Folie Douce. The ski down at closing time is riotous but only recommended for strong intermediates and above.
The Pissaillas Glacier offers summer skiing, as well as the usual winter fare. Snow cannon are placed on certain slopes to accommodate heavy skiing. The ski slopes themselves are equipped with a high-volume gondola, able to transport standing skiers, the funicular Funival from La Daille via a tunnel to the top of Bellevarde, traditional chair lifts—some with windshields and many detachable, button/disc-pulls and tow-ropes. There are both groomed slopes and backcountry (off-piste) skiing. The slopes' difficulty levels are particularly high. However, as in Tignes there are grand, easy motorway pistes as well to let rip on. It is first class off piste country for powder addicts and there are many good guides available.
Summit: 3550 m
Vertical Drop: 1700 m
Acres of ski: 2471
Trails (Pistes): 124
Terrain Parks: 1
X-Country: 44 km
chair lifts 24
surface lifts 21
Gondolas / Cable Cars: 6
Le Crêt area of Val d’Isère.