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A collection of child friendly accommodation for that perfect family holiday.
The luxury, child friendly, Chalet Ibex was built during the summer of 2009. The Cherry Douglas wood has been carefully selected to give the chalet an elegant alpine feel with modern furnishings.
A lovely, very modern chalet with great facilities. The living space is super, and has the luxury of a boot drying room – what a difference warm boots make!
Well placed to access the ski lifts, and also plenty of space to take the children sledging at the end of the day.
Chalet Ibex's owners pride themselves on being a child friendly chalet operator. Having raised their own family in the Alps, they know what is needed to make your holiday a success and that happy children make happy parents!
Children’s cots (you do need to bring your own bedding), high chairs, child gates, as well as car booster seats.
The chalet can also arrange for nappies and formula milk to be bought in advance.
The chalet owners will also rent out for a small charge toddler and young children’s ski clothing.
Sledges in the chalet.
The Skiing - Four of the five different ski areas in Chamonix are suitable for intermediates and one of the nicest beginner areas is Les Chosolets next to Les Grands Montets in Argentiere.
The slopes are only a 2 min drive from the chalet Maya. La Vormaine is a larger beginners area which is a 5 min drive up the valley next to Le Tour.
Child care services - Babies/children aged 3 months to 3 years. The chalet owners can help organise you a babysitter for evenings out as well as a day time nanny/babysitting service for an extra charge.
Children aged 3 to 12 years- Panda Club is a 2 minute drive from the chalets which provides excellent all day or half day ski school facilities. All the instructors speak English and there are generally a large percentage of English speaking children. They have a fun play park, indoor play area, one lift tow as well as Les Chosalets nursery slopes nearby. As an indication, 5 full days with skiing lessons and lunch costs about £200.
Babysitting - For kids of all ages (including infants), the chalet owners have a list of Tourist Office-approved and regulated nannies and babysitters.
For dinner the Chef can either offer that night’s menu to the children or will cook cuisine which appeals to children; spaghetti, home-made pizza, crispy chicken fillets with fried potatoes for example. These are all freshly prepared and served with greens. The chalet owners are happy to speak to parents on the phone and to receive the hit list of food your kids will eat so they have everything in!
Guests at Chalet Ibex will enjoy the famous Mountain Retreats service which includes gourmet 4 course dinners, fine wines, complimentary bar at all times and transport provided by the Mountain Retreats people carrier. The chalet can also be booked as self-catered.
The chalet also has a Jacuzzi outside to relax those aching muscles after a hard day’s skiing. Perfect!
Unlimited transport in resort during the day and up until midnight. So the drivers can help you with pick ups from ski school, collect those that don’t want to ski the whole day etc. You will have a driver on hand and the use of an 8 seater minibus throughout the week.
This chalet is also offered self-catered but please note that if you have a self-catered booking, transport is not included but can be arranged if requested in advance.
Large open plan sitting room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen with balconies and stunning views of Le Tour and Argentiere ski areas.
Ski orientation is included three mornings a week.
The chalet sleeps 8 with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are en-suite.
Fluffy bathrobes and towels
Molton Brown toiletries
Feather pillows and duvets encased in the highest quality of bed linen
The great advantage of a luxury child friendly chalet holiday is that you have the comforts of home and the service of a hotel. Each chalet has 3 staff to look after you and ensure you have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. They include a trained chef and two chalet hosts.
There is a choice of a full English breakfast or continental if preferred.
On your return from the ski slopes, mulled wine, tea and cakes are provided.
Dinner is a 4 course gourmet meal with drinks and canapés beforehand and is followed by chocolates and coffee. The chalet's emphasis is on high quality ingredients, freshly prepared – taking the best from French and British cuisine.
The wines to accompany your meals are French, selected with great care, always vintage, and often discovered from surprising corners of France. The chalet owners feel that good wine represents a vital element of a great meal, and their wine has been chosen with that in mind.
Take a horse- drawn carriage ride – clamber aboard a finely dressed horse – snuggle amongst the blankets in the back of the sleigh and see the sights of Chamonix on a horse-drawn tour.
Try a helicopter flight. Relax and enjoy the stunning views as you fly over the snow-capped mountain tops, glaciers and alpine forests of the Haute Savoie.
Hot-air ballooning - the take-off point is in nearby Praz-sur-Arly, less than an hour's drive from Chamonix.
Husky sledding in Chamonix – Take charge of excitable husky dog team or sit in the back whilst someone else does.
Ice-skating - Chamonix has an excellent ice rink – great for days you decide not to ski.
Swimming – There is a 25m long indoor pool at the Richard Bozon Sports Centre which also features a separate children's pool with bubble jets and a water slide. For the summer months there is also an outdoor pool which surrounded by sunbathing terraces and a children's splash pool.
Walking - It's very easy to discover the resort on foot or with pushchair!
Parc de Loisirs – This is open in the summer and winter with different attractions open, dependent on the season. The new attraction at the Chamonix Parc de Loisirs is a cross between a roller coaster and a sledge on a 1300m track featuring plenty of twists and turns.
Mountain Retreats is a small, privately owned ski chalet operator who have specialized in luxury catered and self catered Argentiere chalets and Chamonix chalets for over 10 years.
Their concept is simple - high quality service, gourmet food, fine wines and flexibility which together create the perfect chalet atmosphere.
The newly built contemporary chic chalet accommodation combines modern technology with traditional alpine style in the conveniently located Argentiere area of Chamonix.
One of the chalet owner’s favourite and best chefs is coming back again for his third season.
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