|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Chalet Sapiniere is just 400m from the pistes and village centre. A large stylish chalet with a mixture of traditional and modern décor, rough plaster walls done in the local Champagny style are complemented by beams, archways and decorative carpentry.
It has a traditional farmhouse kitchen with brand new appliances. The spacious living and dining room has large picture windows and sliding doors onto the elevated terrace and balcony. There is a log fire in natural stone with plenty of seating for 14 people as well as a few bean bags scattered around.
During the day, sunlight streams in through the windows and patio doors giving a tremendous feeling of light and space, yet if you close the curtains and light the fire the ambiance created is warm and cosy, perfect for your winter nights.
It has amazing facilities for a self catering chalet with access to a beautiful indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Fitness Suite. Also a large games room with table tennis and pool tables.
Champagny Village: Champagny is an authentic mountain village with a character that still reflects its ancient farming origins. Tiny paths link old farms and chalets in a village where traditional Savoie life and modern tourism mesh seamlessly together. The village has a lively atmosphere with shops, bars & restaurants within easy walking distance. At night, Le Timbale, Les Rochers & Jackie’s bar are the main focal points for drinking and dancing with live bands and D.J.'s.
Skiing & Boarding at Champagny: A cable-car whisks skiers to the Champagny ski area (2000m) in just 7 minutes which is where you’ll find the nursery slopes. Three brilliant long blue runs are great to learn on and progress to while advanced skiers can zip on to the superb off piste either side. You have a choice of two red runs to take you back to the village at the end of the day. Champagny offers direct access into La Plagne, but is less busy, so is much quieter and more pleasant, especially during peak weeks.
Skiing & Boarding at La Plagne: The whole ski area covers 210km of finely groomed pistes in one of the biggest interlinked ski areas in Europe. With over 100 blue and red runs to cruise down, most skiers and boarders can travel vast distances around the 11 villages. Some very long black runs descend the Bellecote Glacier (3250m) both on and off piste, into the pretty tree lined valley of Montchavin. There are also numerous mogul fields in the area and a board park in 'Plagne Soleil'.
We recently stayed at La Sapiniere in the February Half Term and had a fantastic time!! The chalet was wonderful and the chalet staff were great, so friendly and helpful! We had such a good time that we were wondering whether it would be possible to hire it again next year
This chalet was perfect, I've been so impressed.
Let's start with the location, it's less than a ten minute (downhill) walk from the ski hire shop/ restaurants, and lift. It looks over Savoie with breathing taking views from the two double sliding doors of the south facing rear of the chalet.Within 5 minutes is a delicious boulangerie, a SPA for essentials, and this chalet sits off the main road so it easy to find. The area was quiet, serene and very relaxing. A perfect getaway.
Now for the chalet, it held 14 of us with such ease, not to mention with warmth and comfort. The beds were comfy and snug, just what we needed after a long day on the slopes. The chalet was warm, during the night we could even afford to open the window for some fresh air. The underfloor heating was an absolute joy – no tip toeing around cold floors. No thank you.
With several bathrooms queuing was not a problem at all. The downstairs hosts a huge but snug seating area, which could entertain 14 of us , but also just two when needed. All whilst having the backdrop of the mountains from the huge windows onto the balcony. There is wi-fi to photo message envious pals back home of the digs, food, and the views.
Adjacent to the sitting area is the dining area, which was able to effortlessly sit 14 around it's huge table. This leads me onto the food which was simply outstanding! 10/10.
The day started with the table laid with fresh baguettes, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs (to your preference), baked beans, butter, a gazillion slice of cheese, meaty stuff ( I ate veggie), cereals (muesli, cornflakes, choc cluster things – the lot), orange juice, apple juice, tea, coffee... you get my drift. It was plentiful and the perfect start to the day.
As for dinner, well, that was something else. Where does one start?
We kicked off with a different tasty starter every evening from blue cheese salad, to mushroom topped bruschetta (tomato for one person who politely declined mushrooms). Mains – well I ordered veggie, which is what I will comment on. I had salmon, trout, mussels, sea food stew, prawns, veggie lasagne– each meal was cooked and prepared beautifully. My meals were carefully prepared separately, and certainly not as an after thought. Finally, dessert, again was delicious, and as ever plentiful. There was not one mouthful of food that was not well received by anyone during this week. Finally, the crème de a cream was the pool downstairs, with breath taking alpine views.
What a fantastic place in a small village of Champagny en Vanoise!!! Chalet Sapiniere and Barrelli ski have been excellent which has made this years ski holiday with friends a memorable one!!!
The hosts were kind, hard working and a "nothing is too much trouble" attitude which has made our stay a truly relaxing and enjoyable one. The food was great and the chalet itself was clean, tidy with a warm feel to it plus with the swimming pool and hot tub, it's made this a truly relaxing place to be after a great day of skiing!!!
Would I go again....ABSOLUTELY!!! This has been our 2nd year and just keeps on getting better!!
From the very start, Chalet Sapiniere and the amazing Barrelli Ski team worked hard to make each of us feel welcome, fully engaged in making our holiday easy and enjoyable, 100% achieved - Thank you Team Sapiniere.
Our food was prepared and delivered professionally – can honestly say, there was not one choice on the menu that I didn’t like, dinner times were yummy (as were the daily cakes).
The property was warm, cosy and well maintained. There was plenty of room for each of us. I really enjoyed relaxing in the Pool, Sauna and Hot Tub after a full day on the slopes.
Chalet Sapiniere, is located in a great spot for easy access to all facilities in the town and the lift up to the slopes.
Amazing team work - each member of the team brought an individual skill/approach to our holiday, yet, the whole team united to deliver fantastic service throughout - customer service was defiantly at the heart of what you do - a big thank you from me - you made our holiday even more enjoyable :)
Chalet Sappiniere and Barrelli Ski were great hosts for our ski holiday. We were a group of 14 adults and the chalet hosts could not have been more helpful. The food was great and we all had a great time. Would recommend the location and the ski company.
We had a great week skiing at Chalet Sapiniere over the Easter holidays. Owner and staff were friendly and helpful making sure all ran smoothly. With great facilities, a cosy atmosphere and astonishing views Champagny is hard to beat. It has a lovely, quiet ski area of it's own and a quick link - fast gondola, one run, one chair to La Plagne and all the Paradiski has to offer. We'll definitely be back!
stayed here with friends and my 2 children chalet was superb food was really good too also the chalet staff all really helpful great to have swimming pool to would definatley go back 5*****
1 hour from Chambery Airport, 2.5hrs from Geneva Airport, 3 hours from Lyon Airport and only 20 minutes from Moutiers Railway Station, Champagny en Vanoise is an authentic village ski resort directly linked into the huge Paradiski ski area (La Plagne and Les Arcs). It is also just a 15 minute drive from La Tania, Courchevel and the 3 Valleys. The chalet is just 400m from the pistes and lifts and 350m from the village centre, with all its bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. At the foot of the ski lift is the ski hire shop we use, where you can leave all your ski equipment, enabling you to walk to and from the chalet in your normal shoes.
Other Activities: Ice Karting, Bob Sleigh, Skidoo Rides
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
7 NIGHT CATERED PRICES are PER PERSON per week. WEEKEND PRICES usually Thurs, Fri, Sat are PER PERSON for 2/3 Nights and are calculated at APPROX 75% of the WEEKLY RATE. For 4, 5 or 6 nights, please email or phone. CATERED PRICE includes BREAKFAST; AFTERNOON TEA & CAKES/BISCUITS; 3 course DINNER plus WINE, CHEESE and COFFEE. Chef's have 1 night off so you can sample a local Speciality Restaurant.
Booking Deposit is 50% of the rental price. Balance payable 12 weeks prior to arrival.