Our chalet is situated in this fantastic ski and spa resort, perched high in the Valais. It is in a fabulous position with uninterrupted mountain views. The village of Ovronnaz is a real Swiss mountain village of beautiful chalets, where local people still retain their traditional way of life - but it is also a modern ski and thermal spa resort. Our chalet’s interior is warm and inviting. Upstairs - a lovely open fire in the lounge area, a spacious dining area, a luxury fitted kitchen, guest toilet and a super sun lounge - surrounded by a south and east facing terrace, perfect for lounging or eating outside . Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms - double, twin and single - a luxurious bathroom with bath and shower and a utility room with washer and dryer. The chalet is located on a quiet hillside lane where there is parking for one car only. Within 5 minutes walk, several local hiking routes; within 15 minutes walk, the village and thermal pools.
Skiing, Boarding and Winter sports: Ovronnaz is a winter sports resort, for sports enthuiasts and also those who just love to be in the mountains on a sunny winter's day. You can ski and snowboard on wonderfully scenic slopes, cross-country ski on high Alpine tracks, snow shoe through the woods or walk through a very scenic village. Ovronnaz is a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts (2 chair lifts, 5 surface lifts) that offers skiers and boarders an incredible 1336 metres (4382 feet) of vertical descent. Ovronnaz has 10 pistes with a total length of 30 kilometers (19 miles) and there are also 25 kilometers (16 miles) of cross country ski trails. There is also a great Snow Park for those looking for the thrill of jumps and rails. A proportion of the pistes at Ovronnaz are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Geneva.
There are 2 ski schools both located in the village centre offering skiing and snowboarding lessons. Hire shops are located nearby. The beginners' slope is right in the centre of the village, conveniently located for the local bars and restaurants so non-skiing adults can watch progress but escape for a 'vin chaud' as well. After the first few days, beginners can move on to the higher slopes, reached by chair lift. The main restaurant for the slopes is located right by the top of the chairlift and is easily accessible to non-skiers and skiers alike. The cross country ski tracks are within walking distance of our chalet, as are the winter walking and snow-shoe trails
Thermalalp – Thermal and Wellness Spa: The Swiss really understand how to make folks relax - put them in a beautiful mountain environment and let them look around! In Ovronnaz, you can do this whilst you relax in the thermal pools, open all year round. In winter, Ovronnaz is unique. When you buy your lift pass, you can chose to include entry to the thermal spa and pools – and at the end of a hard day on the pistes, lie back in one of the 3 naturally heated pools, indoor and out, enjoying the crystal clear views to the mountains all around. Unlike most “spa” resorts, Ovronnaz attracts a young and family clientele. Kids will adore the outdoor pools – naturally heated to 34-36°. As well as the Jacuzzi’s, whirlpools and water jets, the centre also offers a fantastic range of health and beauty therapies – early booking advisable. The thermal centre is open all year round which means the village is always inviting and hospitable, no matter what month you visit. (And, no – the water isn’t smelly and you don’t drink it!)
Relaxation, summer sun, sports, wine and weddings!: My favourite comment from a guest was: 'The view at dawn from the sun room of the chalet over the surrounding Alps was so amazing we had to get up early every morning to watch.' You could gaze at the mountains all day but then you would miss the walking, mountain sports and boundless other attractions. Take a mountain railway through the Alps to Chamonix or Zermatt. Children will love the thrill of real mountain adventure playgrounds which are found in the surrounding resorts. Wine-lovers will enjoy being right in the centre of the Swiss wine-growing region with it’s many opportunities for a “dégustation de vins ”! Mountain biking enthusiasts will find more than 50 kms of trails set in stunning scenery. Or simply wander the slopes around the chalet, enjoying glorious views over glaciers, mountains and valleys, enjoying nature at its best. New this year - 'Pass Valais Central' which offers unlimited access to the surrounding area - including the mountain railways and cable cars!