Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Les Houches - Chalet Dahu
Les Houches near Chamonix, self-catered, sleeps up to 10
A contemporary self-catered chalet, sleeps 10 people in either 5 double beds or 10 single beds layout with 4 bathrooms. The views are spectacular and can be appreciated from the privacy of the balcony. Open log fire and seating for 10 people comfortably, likewise dining area with chairs for 10 people.
Chalet Dahu is just a short walk to the centre of Les Houches, a picturesque mountain village in the Chamonix Valley. There is a 400metre ski slope with chair lift just a few metres from the chalet, with a natural ice rink at the bottom (open when cold enough).
Across from this piste is the start of the main village centre with supermarket, bakers, restaurants, bars and ski hire. The main lifts in Les Houches are a short ride away (3 minutes by car). The buses run regularly throughout the day or if you drive a free car park is next to them.
For other resorts including Chamonix, buses also take you there all within 15 minutes ride.
If you book with us you will be met on arrival by our Concierge Partners. They will be on hand in case of emergencies. Normal check in is between 4pm and 8pm, and check out on departure by 10am.
Prior to arrival, our Concierge Partners could help you organise your airport transfers, guides & activities, and equipment hire.
Please get in touch with us and ask about our competitive rates.
Les Houches: Les Houches sits at 1000m above sea level and is the first big alpine settlement you’ll come to in the valley. It is a great family resort offering a wide range of summer outdoor sports and is quickly becoming a haven for mountain bikers. Les Houches has its own lift system for skiing, hiking and mountain biking. The village is also the starting point for many attempts to climb Mont Blanc.
Les Houches has a different style of skiing to many of the other ski resorts of Chamonix. The wide pistes meander in and out of tree lined rolling hills that make it a perfect location for families or beginner to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Les Houches’ slopes also provide great powder conditions and better visibility for the white-out days when the rest of Chamonix is in cloud. Often it is less crowded on a powder day and you will get more fresh tracks than on the Grand Montets (just be aware of the school holidays!).
Les Houches Skiing: The large ski area links to St Gervais and covers a vast range of beginner and intermediate runs as well as the black run ‘la Verte des Houches’ that hosts the world renowned downhill competition Kandahar. New for the 2009/10 winter season was the introduction of Area 43 – the DC Winter Snow Park with huge table tops, gap jumps and rails. You can spot pro-riders getting big air and pulling off signature tricks or compete in some of the local and international competitions that are held throughout the season.
There really is something for everyone here in Les Houches. If you are staying in Les Houches the daily ski bus runs regularly to and from Chamonix as well as other ski resorts throughout the day.
Chamonix : Chamonix is best known for its extreme skiing, climbing, high mountain hiking and mountain biking. This busy alpine village is extremely popular in the winter and summer seasons with tourists clambering for a glimpse of Mont Blanc. Chamonix has all the facilities of a town; with a great variety of shops, restaurants and bars, cinema, museums, sports centre, ice-skating, tennis, squash, swimming pools and a very good 18 hole golf course. There are fabulous walking and running trails all over the valley, some are world famous and every year Chamonix hosts the ultimate 'Ultra Trail' covering over 154km in August. For hikers this trail is known as Le Tour du Mont Blanc (5+ day walking trip). The climbing is spectacular with the highlight being the annual Climbing World Championships in July. Mountain biking is very popular for both cross-country and down-hilling trails and there are numerous white-water activities in the summer.
- children welcome
- non smoking only