Chalet Lores - Val dIsere

Val d’Isère centre. Superbly located on the main street of Val d’Isère at the top end of town, Chalet Lorés is within a snowball’s throw of the many après-ski attractions. The piste is just 400 metres (approx) walk, or hop on the free and efficient ski bus which stops just 75 metres (approx) from the chalet to gain access to all areas of this world class ski resort.

Chalet Lorés started life as a traditional Alpine restaurant and bar and it is fair to say that over the years this property has gained cult status, The French know and love it for featuring in a 1979 cult comedy classic film 'Les Bronzés font du ski’. Whilst in recent years, as a chalet is has become a firm favourite with British skiers and still retains all the best features of a charming local haunt. The owners of the Chalet Lorés are extremely proud of their property and its heritage and have lovingly renovated it over the years, always in keeping with the quirky 70’s eccentricity it has become known for.

All the bedrooms are of a good size and all (bar one) boast recently renovated, brightly coloured bathrooms. The sociable open-plan lounge, bar and dining room is warm and inviting with generous use of wood throughout. After a hard day on the slopes you can relax around the sunken open fireplace or perch at the bar and regale new found friends with tales of your prowess on the slopes. With so much quirkiness and charm, it is hard not to love Chalet Lorés and early booking is recommended.

Ground floor:

  • Savoyard dining room
  • Sitting area with open fireplace
  • Bar
  • WC
  • Ski room

Please note that the bar is still licensed as a public bar and guests may not consume their own alcohol in this area.

First floor:

  • Room 1 = small twin (beds not adjacent) with bath and WC
  • Rooms 2 - 4 = 3 twins with bath, WC and terrace
  • Rooms 5 & 6 = 2 twins with bath, WC, terrace and extra single bed
  • Room 7 = small double with shower and WC

Second floor:

  • Room 13 = 2 bedroom apartment comprising double bedroom, twin room, bath and WC plus separate sitting room

Third floor:

  • Rooms 8, 9 & 11 = 3 twins with bath, WC and extra single bed
  • Room 10 = twin with bath and WC
  • Room 12 = double with bath and WC (with extra bunk beds in separate area)

Chalet staff live in

Supplements & Discounts

  • Rooms 2, 3 & 4 add £3 pp/pn
  • Room 10 add £2 pp/pn
  • Rooms 5 & 6 when occupied by 2 adults add £3.00 pp/pn. When occupied by 3 adults waive the supplement. If the extra bed is occupied by a child aged 2-11 yrs they pay half brochure price
  • Rooms 8, 9 & 11 when occupied by 2 adults add £2.00 pp/pn. When occupied by 3 adults waive the supplement. If the extra bed is occupied by a child aged 2-11 yrs they pay half brochure price
  • Room 12 when occupied by 2 adults add £3.00 pp/pn. When occupied by 3 adults or 2 adults and a child waive the supplement and by 4 adults deduct £4 pp/pn. If both extra beds are occupied by children aged 2 – 11yrs they pay half brochure price.
  • Room 13 when occupied by 2 add £8.00 pp/pn. When occupied by 3 adults or 2 adults and a child waive the supplement and by 4 adults deduct £3.00 pp/pn. If both extra beds are occupied by children aged 2 – 11yrs they pay half brochure price. 

Val d’Isère Ski Resort
World class in all aspects
Val d’Isère is one of the most popular resorts in the French Alps and has managed to retain its beautiful traditional village feel. Elegant and cosmopolitan, with its origins in medieval hunting estates, Val d’Isère has an array of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. The nightlife in Val d’Isère is outstanding and renowned all over the Alps, attracting many celebrities from all over the world.

Val d’Isère is a fantastic and beautiful resort; it definitely lives up to its reputation. Coming up the road to Val D’Isère from Bourg St. Maurice, you will first arrive in La Daille, which isn’t the most attractive part of Val D’Isere but it is convenient for access to the slopes. Val D’Isere itself is big and busy but it’s very attractive and the addition of wood and stone-cladding and the sparkly fairy lights make for a welcoming atmosphere. There are some good bus services to get you to the main lift stations so the location of your accommodation in this respect is not too important. If, however, you are keen to sample the wonderful nightlife in Val D’Isère the bus service in the evening isn’t quite so efficient so you might want to check whether you are within walking distance of the bars. Val D’Isère can appear more British than French, but this is only a slight grievance and shouldn’t take away from this wonderful resort. Ste-Foy is a just a short car or bus journey away, and is well worth a day trip (if you have bought a 6 day pass for Val D’Isère you will have 50% off a Ste-Foy pass). There are only 4 ski lifts in the resort but these lifts give you access to some of the best off-piste terrain around.                       

The skiing in the Espace Killy (combining Val D’Isère and Tignes) is one of the biggest and best ski areas in the Alps. There are 300km of marked runs: 20 green, 60 blue, 35 red and 16 black, and the terrain caters for all. The three sectors of Val D’Isère’s slopes are Bellevarde (home to the legendary Face run), Solaise, a sunny area perfect for intermediates, and Le Fornet, which has beautiful views and great freeriding potential.

Activities in Val D’Isère include driving on ice, driving a team of huskies, ice skating, scenic helicopter flights, sports, rock climbing, and swimming. You could also visit a health spa, take a yoga class or simply go shopping on Val D’Isère’s great high street. Events in Val D’Isère include the Alpine Skiing World Cup event, the XBOX Big Day Out, La Scara, the Val D’Isère classical music festival, the Adventure and Discovery Film Festival and is Musicaval Music Festival. Val D’Isère has also been chosen to host the 2009 World Alpine Skiing Championships.

Skiing and boarding in Val d’Isère
The combined lift systems of Val d’Isère and Tignes (the famous Espace Killy - 300km of marked runs) offer some of the very best skiing and boarding in the world. The excellent lift system also provides access to some of the most exciting off-piste in the Alps, such as Le Tour du Charvet, Le Grand Vallon and the Col du Pers. The snowpark facilities are well developed and offer the opportunity to try a little freestyle, if you feel up to it!

Henry's Avalanche Talks (HAT) are joining us on the slopes in Val d'Isere this winter, and we are excited to make guests available to exclusive prices for 2 days of invaluable experience.

Apres Ski in Val d'Isère
Val d’Isère offers possibly the most trendy and lively après-ski anywhere in the Alps. Look out for the Pacific Bar, Saloon or Le Petit Danois for mingling with fellow countrymen or Café Face and The Lodge for more of an experience of French ambience. The famous Dick’s T-Bar is open late – for those with the energy for dancing! Val d’Isère offers a wide variety of restaurants to please any appetite; from fish and sushi to the local savoyarde style. There is also an ice rink, fitness centre, swimming pool, ice climbing, skidooing, ice karting and parapenting.

This winter we are delighted to offer a private nanny service in partnership with t4 Nanny in Val d’Isère. For more information on t4 Nanny and what they can offer during your family ski holiday, please contact us.

Resort Rating:
Snow: *****
Beginners: ***
Intermediates: *****
Advanced: *****
Snowboarding: *****
Off piste: ****
Après-ski: *****
Non skiers: **




Holiday Name : Chalet Lores  
Reference : SW

Holiday guide

  • Type: Chalet
  • Board basis: Chalet Board
  • Sleeps: 26 - 33
  • All Rooms en suite: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 13
  • Child Care: Yes
  • Close to town centre: Yes
  • Family Rooms: Yes
  • Open Fire: Yes
  • Piste/Lift: 400m
  • Ski Bus: 75m
  • Town centre: 400m
  • WiFi: Yes

Resort guide

  • Snowmaking machines: 692 machines
  • Resort height: 1,850m, 6070ft
  • Highest lift: 3,456m, 11,335ft
  • No. of lifts: 94
  • No. of slopes: 155
  • Total piste length: 300km
  • Snowparks: 2 including boarder cross
  • Purpose built: No
  • Glacier: Yes
  • Transfer times: Geneva: 3 hrs 30 mins, Grenoble: 4 hrs, Chambery: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Train transfer: 40 mins
Guide price per person,
Price based on entry level accommodation at full occupancy. Including flights from London, flights from regional airports are available subject to supplement.  In resort charges may also apply please see full holiday details.
Prices and rooms are subject to availability and change. Supplements may apply. Terms & conditions apply. Please call and ask about other types of accommodation including all-inclusive.