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Chalet Alice

Property type:
Catered or
Self Catered
Up to 10
ski in/ski outhot tubsaunapoollog fire
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Discover "Alice in Wonderland"


Facilities in Brief

  • Ski in, ski out location, right on the ski piste overlooking the village of Les Houches
  • Hot tub on wooden deck overlooking the ski piste
  • Sauna with chromotherapy lights, steam generator, and mp3 receiver
  • Sleeps up to 10 in five delightful spacious ensuite bedrooms.  All with French doors leading onto balconies that overlook the ski piste
  • Comfortable lounge area with open log fire, fireside library, piano and guitar.
  • Underfloor heating: All bedrooms and living areas have underfloor heating. 
  • Hairdryers are provided in your rooms for your convenience
  • Spectacular 360° mountain views of the Mont Blanc massif.
  • Dining area with gorgeous round Oak table that seats up to 10 guests.
  • Flat screen tv with UK satellite, surround sound with a multimedia entertainment system with over 1,800 movies including many ski videos.
  • High-speed internet - free unlimited wi-fi throughout the chalet.
  • The chalet has fantastic mountains views in every direction (Mont Blanc massif, Aiguillette des Houches, Fiz mountain range)
  • Heated ski room with dedicated 10 pair ski boot dryer to dry your boots every night.
  • 7m solar-heated swimming pool (summer only)
  • Dedicated concierge service to arrange ski hire, pre-book your lift passes, arrange private ski lessons with the best instructors, or guides, in-room massage, tandem  paragliding flights, snow-shoeing, husky dog sledding, or even helicopter flights.

You wll love the BEST benefit of Chalet Alice: its location directly on the ski piste!

Chalet Alice is special: it is one of the very few chalets in Chamonix valley that offer true ski-in ski-out.

There is probably no better location for skiing in Chamonix valley than Chalet Alice.
It is perfectly situated, directly on a main blue piste in Les Houches.  
You can even see the blue piste marker in the photo.  That is how close Chalet Alice is to the piste!

As a place to ski in Chamonix valley, Les Houches is ideal for beginners, intermediate skiers and mixed ability groups because of its pretty, wide, tree-lined ski runs which are mostly blues and reds.  For the adventurous, there are two blacks, including the infamous Kandahar, or "Piste Verte", which is the Chamonix World Cup Downhill run.

Should Chamonix have poor weather or poor visibility, the place to ski is Les Houches because the tree-lined runs here give you extra visibility.


About the Chalet

You can be ensured a fantastic, relaxing time.

After a great ski day, you can relax those tired limbs with a long soak in the outdoor hot tub, drinking a glass of Champagne amidst the bubbling waters at 39.5°c.  This is especially pleasurable if you time your soak to coincide with the sunset.  The snow and rock capped mountains of Chamonix all turn a spectacularly rich shade of burgundy.

Or perhaps you would prefer to flush those toxins out of your system with a stress-busting sauna.  Relax as your muscles unwind.  Tension fades.  Feel the steam leaving you invigorated, as you enjoy hearing the music from your iPod played from the speakers in the sauna.

Or perhaps you would prefer to simply chill out in the lounge.
Read your favourite book, spread out on the large sofa in front of the roaring open log fire.  You can either bring your own book, or enjoy one from the fireside library.  Chalet Alice has hundreds of books to choose from.

If you want to keep up with the news, the chalet has high-speed free unlimited Wi-fi, and UK satellite television.

If movies or video are your thing, Chalet Alice has a large flat-screen tv and surround sound.  It has a bespoke multimedia system with on-demand access to over 1,800 movies, and dozens of ski movies.  You can even watch YouTube videos on the big screen in the lounge as well as playing your iPod or iPhone.


The Bedrooms

All five bedrooms are spacious with underfloor heating with individual room controls.
This means you can control how hot your bedroom is at night, and when you step out of bed on a cold Winter's morning, your feet are nice and toasty.

Four of the bedrooms are ensuite with heated towel rails.  One room has its own shower room just adjacent.  The master bedroom has a separate bath and shower.

The beds are extremely comfortable with Egyptian cotton linens.  
Four-season duvets and plump feather pillows ensure you will be warm enough for the coldest Winter's night.
If you suffer allergies, Chalet Alice can supply hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. 

Two cots and two high chairs are also available for your convenience if you have infants. 


A semi-professional kitchen awaits a keen chef

If you are a keen chef, you will enjoy cooking at Chalet Alice.

Its spacious kitchen is well equipped.  It has a Paul Bocuse 5 burner hob, with two full size ovens.  Loads of pots and pans and roasting trays.  There is a dishwasher, microwave, food processors, two fridges, and everything that would enable a chef to enjoy this home-from-home.  



Catered Holidays at Chalet Alice


In addition to all the benefits of Chalet Alice as a self-catered chalet, it is possible to rent the chalet for a fully catered ski holiday.

A Catered Holiday at Chalet Alice includes:

  • In valley transfers to the Chamonix ski stations
  • Champagne reception on arrival
  • A full continental style breakfast with cereals, fruit, yoghurts, freshly baked croissants, pain chocolat, French bread and preserves, ham, cheese and eggs, plus one cooked item each morning
  • Afternoon tea with home baked cakes or biscuits every day
  • Pre-dinner drinks with canapés
  • 4-course gourmet evening meals with free-flowing wine on 6 nights
  • One chalet night off to sample a local restaurant


Free Daily Transfer Service to the Other Chamonix Ski Stations.

The owners at Chalet Alice understand that people will want to experience ALL that Chamonix valley has to offer.  So, in addition to ski in, ski out, when you choose to stay at Chalet Alice catered, they also offer a free daily transfer service to the other ski stations in Chamonix valley.  This ensures that you have the optimum snow conditions and you make the most of your lift pass.   You even have an option to go through to Courmayeur in Italy for the day's skiing.

So, if you are the type of person that likes complete control over where and when you ski, Chalet Alice is for you. 


Let's talk FOOD.  

Chalet Alice was a top three finalist in the Chalet Chef competition organised by The Times in 2010.

The owners who run the chalet personally LOVE food, and delight in preparing meals that you will love too.
In 2010, their guests entered them in a chalet chef competition for chalets across Europe, where they placed in the top three in the final: a cook-off held in London before a panel of judges including Michelin-starred chef, Tom Aikens.

Before you arrive, you will be asked about your food preferences to ensure that the food they cook during your stay suits your group's tastes and requirements.  Any allergies or food intolerances will be taken into account.

Typical dishes include:

  • Pan-fried fillets of Red Mullet on a Banana and Coriander Salsa served with a Lemongress, Malibu and chilli sauce.
  • Pan-seared scallops, served with onion confit, scallop tartare, with a white chocolate velouté and lumpfish caviar.
  • Roast Duck breast with a port and cherry sauce, with Potato Dauphinois and Green beans caramelised with Cherry Tomatoes.
  • Pan-fried potato-topped filet of Cod, served with oven-roasted ratatouille.
  • Homemade Orange and Szechwan Pepper Ice cream served with miniature Cointreau jellies and Oranges flambéed in Cognac.
  • Orange and Yogurt soup with Thyme ice cream.
  • White chocolate creme brulée
  • Baked Glazed Lemon Tart served with a shot of Limoncello.


Owner-operated to ensure you have a fantastic holiday

Owner-operated, the hosts have been personally running Chalet Alice since 2004.  That is nearly fourteen years giving their guests fantastic memories, and they delight in providing that personal attention and service that will make your holiday special.


Expert Advisors with over 20 years experience

If you are not sure where you want to ski on any particular day, no sweat!
The owners can advise you on the best places for your group to ski given the existing snow and weather conditions, and willingly take you to ensure you have the best holiday possible.  With over 20 years experience in Chamonix valley, you can be sure that you will be skiing in the right place whatever the weather!


The owners are passionate about their business - and take a hands-on approach to ensuring the success of your holiday.  This comes across through their remarkable attention to detail and the way they take care of you.   They truly care and will do everything to ensure that you experience the best holiday you possibly can.. 

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The chalet is located in Les Houches.

Les Houches is 8 km from Chamonix town and is the first village reached on arriving into the valley from the direction of Geneva.