Great chalet and fantastic snow
Ok I will caveat my review by saying that we had fantastic snow. It was so good that we could ski down a steep bank in front of the chalet to get to the piste and avoid the walk altogether. Obviously when the snow was so good it does make any review better, had it been lashing down with rain and we sat in playing cards, we would have probably more negative points.
But starting with the negatives, we had 14 adults and the chalet was a bit of a squeeze particularly in the evening when we were all in the lounge area. The agent said that the owner was planning to take out a bedroom to make the lounge area bigger and that would certainly make a big difference. The bedrooms are small too, but the storage was good and they were nearly all en-suite.
So the positives. The location was good, we had some beginners and they got the navette (small minibus) from just across the road to the town centre for their ski lessons. We didn't take it at all and just skied to and from the chalet. The ski area was phenomenal, within a couple of lifts we were skiing down to Meribel or Val Thorens. Didn't get over to Courcheval, just too much to do.
The kitchen is modern, although cooking for 14 was interesting, a woman can only take so much spag bol. We ate out half the time and had takeaway pizza from just up the road, so much easier. Plenty to do in the chalet, it had a DVD player with loads of DVDs and a Wii and some board games.
Les Menuires centre is ahem an architectural eyesore, but the area where the chalet is definitely a lot prettier.
We had hire cars and there was loads of parking so that wasn't a problem.
So would I go back, defintiely, but not in a group of 14.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response. In the summer of 2012 we removed a bedroom to provide a much larger living area and added a host of extras to make the chalet much more comfortable. I notice that you have booked again for this season, so thanks for your repeat business.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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