SKI Chalet Luxury Veysonnaz Swiss. Our resident chalet staff can help arrange ski passes, ski hire, ski school and private lessons which are all conveniently located to the chalet. Ski school classes begin at the top of the gondola that is only two minutes skiing from the chalet. This is a luxury alpine chalet situated in the traditional Swiss village of Veysonnaz in the heart of Les 4 Vallees, Switzerland's most extensive ski resort. Located at 1500 metres, this secluded retreat offers breathtaking views across the Rhone Valley and has the convenience of ski-in ski-out access. Veysonnaz is an charming old village made up of traditional chalets and low rises, and has an optimal climate boasting 300 days sunshine on average per year, meaning increased chances of quality winter as well as summer activities. Switzerland’s oldest town, Sion, is only 20 minutes away with its two medieval castles, numerous churches and museums. Verbier (60 minutes) and Crans-Montana (50 minutes) offer extensive ski-ing as well as luxury shopping, dining and top end golf courses. Picturesque, lake-side Montreux (50 minutes) is famous for its international jazz festival. In Summary: Sleeps 12-14 people in 6 bedrooms: two master en suites, one double, two Twins, one 4 bunk room; 5 Bathrooms Main living areas with extensive seating, entertainment areas, reading areas, open log fire, floor to ceiling windows and balcony access with spectacular views across the valleys 12 seat dining area, kitchen with breakfast bar Mezzanine study, games area Breakfast Terrace Lunch & Evening Terrace with open outdoor fireplace Webber gas BBQ Détente with Sauna and Hot tub Sunbathing Deck Large bootroom, with boot warmers, ski racks, personal storage baskets, and seating for changing conveniently annexed to the chalet (note: In the winter months the second twin is used by the chalet hosts.) Entertainment Facilties: Wi-Fi available throughout the chalet UK & European Satellite TV (200 + channels) (living area and four bedrooms) Bose/Sony sound decks in every room Extensive DVD library Board games A wide selection of books. *Interaction with Guests* The chalet is for your sole occupancy (together with our chalet hosts). *Getting around* The chalet is located on the slopes just above Veysonnaz and part of the extensive 4 vallees ski-area (400km of pistes/100 lifts); about an hour's skiing from Verbier, Nendaz, & La Tzoumaz. It is 90 mins drive from Geneva and 3 hours from Milan and Zurich. It is drive in/out and ski in/out – situated adjacent to the piste between Thyon and Veysonnaz – 2 mins skiing down to the Magrappe Gondola. Geneva airport is the closest international airport approximately 2 hrs drive, while Malpensa (Milan airport) and Zurich are easily accessible by car (about 3 hrs). Trains also run regularly to Geneva, Zurich and Milan airports from Sion, the town at the base of the mountain. Private planes can fly into Sion airport upon arrangement. Our chalet host can be made available for pick ups from Sion station in the chalet Landrover Freelander, or alternatively private airport transfers can be booked with advance notice. WINTER: THE THIRD BIGGEST SKI DOMAIN IN EUROPE! With 412km of groomed pistes and 100 lifts Les 4 Vallees is the third biggest ski domain in Europe and caters for skiing at all levels. An exceptional climate and guaranteed snow at the bottom of runs thanks to 214 snow machines, makes the resort one of the world’s finest winter sports venues. One ski pass can connect you to the resorts of Thyon, Veysonnaz, Nendaz, and Verbier and La Tzoumaz via Mont-Fort, which summits at 3,300m. From the highest point of Les 4 Vallees you can enjoy spectacular views of the Matterhorn and across the Alps to Mont-Blanc. Veysonnaz is home to the legendary Piste de L’Ours, host to over 30 World Cup competitions, a run that can be enjoyed by all given its wide slopes. Near Mont-Fort, you can ski to Bar-Igloo, the highest bar in Europe. And for advanced skiers, the run from the Greppon Blanc ski lift to the Val Des Dix is one of the Alps best, never prepared and taking the adventurous skier on a dramatic scenic tour. Apart from skiing and snow boarding, Les 4 Vallees offers a diverse range of other winter sports including cross country skiing, Heli-skiing, tobogganing, snowshoe walking (raquettes), ice climbing, and husky sledding. SUMMER: GREAT WEATHER AND AN ABUNDANCE OF ACTIVITIES Quite simply, it is a mistake to overlook Les 4 Vallees as a summer destination. Summer months offer a wonderful climate with daytime temperatures ranging from 25-33 degrees with a cooling alpine breeze. There are an abundance of activities during the summer, ranging from tranquil to energetic. At the chalet, you can eat outside on the decking enjoying the idyllic mountain views (warmed at night by the outdoor fire) or sun bathe on the spacious balconies and outdoor areas. The chalet is on the doorstep of 400km of fantastic walks (or runs for the more athletic) along les Bisses, which are ancient irrigation systems that weave their way through beautiful dense forests. With the nearby gondola that runs throughout the year, picnic opportunities on the mountain and more strenuous hikes are plentiful. Mountain bikers can enjoy a magnificent tour around Les 4 Vallees on either the Easy Rider Tour or the Pro Rider Tour. There are numerous stunning horse riding routes and donkey riding for the smaller children. Within a five-minute walk, there are free tennis courts, basketball, badminton, and five a-side football facilities. Children can play up to 9.30pm at night in full view from the chalet. Other activities on offer are paragliding, archery, rock climbing, rafting, wine tours, quad biking, and golf including Crans-Montana which hosts the second largest European Pro Tour event every September.