Contractor’s dream ski chalet!

I often get asked how we find new chalets for our Ski Total programme. Well without divulging all my secrets, it is safe to say that many come through word of mouth or through old contacts. This is how I came across our new 5 Diamond Platinum property in Méribel, Chalet Petit Coeur

It has been leased by tour operators before before but when it was completely refurbished, the owner then let it with a local agency. That’s all well and good when they fill it throughout the season but when they only rent it for peak weeks, the owners start to ask questions. I got the phone call to say he would consider renting it for the season and took it from there.

When I first did a tour, I was blown away – not literally – I was stunned by the sheer quality of the finish and stylish interior. Of course, like any educational trip, you get shown the best room first, in this case, room 1, the master bedroom. TWO BATHROOMS? What? Oh yes, a shower room on one side of the room and a bathroom on the other! I don’t know about you, but in my house the Mrs and I often fight over the single sink, the loo or who goes in the shower first! Problem solved. A week here would be bliss. And peaceful. Not only because of the truce over the facilities but the chalet is set back above the main hub of the resort on a small road in La Renarde area, 100 metres from the piste.

Add to the mix the sauna, the hot-tub, the flat screen TV, the sound system…need I go on? Did I mention the heated ice-free steps?