Chalet Alpine (upstairs apartment in Chalet Alpage) is a cosy and comfortable self catering apartment a few minutes drive from St Martin de Belleville (or Les Menuires and Val Thorens if you don't mind driving a bit further up the valley) and from there into the huge Three Valleys ski area.
La Combe - the hamlet where Chalet Alpage is located - is a funny little place. A mixture of smart refurbished chalets and tumbledown barns! But please be aware that there is nothing else at La Combe (no shop, restaurant, bar etc) so you are very car dependant. You'll need to bear this in mind if the apres is a big part of your ski trip.
The chalet itself is comfortable and attractive, if a bit quirky (which we like). The master bedroom is a mezzanine above the main living/dining room/kitchen and there are lots of low beams. There were seven of us, all adults or tall teenagers and we filled the place, but there was room for everyone - just. The hot water didn't quite stretch to showers for everyone in the evening, but that might be because some people stayed in there too long!
We chose Chalet Alpine because we wanted to keep the cost down this year (or as much as you can on a ski holiday) and it is certainly good value for money compared to other properties. If you need ski-in-ski-out, hot-tubs, saunas and boot warming racks then look elsewhere. Chalet Alpine doesn't have any of those things, but it does have everything you need to self cater for a week, plus a nice wood burning stove and a plentiful wood pile which we really appreciated.