Set in the Alpine village of La Tania, in the heart of France’s famous Three Valleys, is the luxurious catered Chalet Balkiss.
La Tania is ideally situated for skiers who want to make the very most of the extensive skiing the Three Valleys has to offer. On one side are Méribel and Courchevel 1850, with their enticing wide runs, while on the other side lies the guaranteed snow and fun resort of Val Thorens.
As well as being only a short walk from the village centre, keen skiers will love the fact that Chalet Balkiss is literally on the piste at La Tania, located close to the base of the high-speed gondola which will whisk you up to the skiing area of Courchevel 1850.
Inside the Chalet
There is plenty of space inside the catered Chalet Balkiss for a large family group, thanks to its seven en-suite bedrooms spread over two floors. Families can chill out in the pine-clad living spaces with their high-rafted ceilings or work out tired muscles in the hot-tub and sauna while the live-in staff take care of preparing dinner.
The living space in the chalet is all on the top floor, as is the expansive balcony with hot-tub, so that you can take in the beautiful views while you unwind after a long day’s skiing. And, when the sun goes down, you can all gather around the traditional log fire and swap tales of your skiing adventures!
La Tania is a friendly resort with lots of après ski activity to enjoy, from the bustling lively post-skiing crowd at Pub Le Ski Lodge to the more sophisticated drinkers at La Taiga who enjoy cocktails by the bar’s cosy log fire.
Where to Eat on the Staff Day Off
The joy of staying in a prestigious catered chalet like Balkiss is that excellent, local food is served to you each night in the comfort of your own accommodation. However, once a week the staff’s night off gives you the impetus to try some of the great restaurants on offer in La Tania.
If you really want to treat yourself, the Michelin-starred Le Farçon is a gastronomic adventure. Experience locally-inspired Alpine food given a stunning fine-dining twist. A real ‘must’ for foodies!
For those looking for something a little more down to earth, the lively Ski Lodge offers great ‘pub’ food from speciality burgers to chilli and pasta. Perfect for a fun family night out.
La Ferme is the place to go to experience an authentic Savoyarde meal, with everything from Tartiflette and Raclette to Fondue Bourguignonne.
How to Get to La Tania
With free parking close to the chalet and easy access to La Tania by road, driving is a great way to get there, and offers you the option of driving to other nearby Three Valley resorts during your stay. It’s motorway almost all the way from England. Once you get to Grenoble, take the A41, then the N90 to Moutiers. At Moutiers, take the exit for D915 to La Tania.
Other options include direct Eurostar and TGV trains to Moutiers, only 30 minutes from the chalet by taxi or bus, or a charter flight to Geneva or Chambéry with a coach transfer.
Belinda Smythson works for Ski Amis, a specialist ski travel agency and booking service that has been helping avid skiers craft their perfect winter holiday for over a quarter of a century. If you’re looking for the best catered chalet accommodation in the Three Valleys, Paradiski, Espace Killy or Chamonix Valley, Ski Amis is the go-to company for winter sports fans searching for the holiday of a lifetime.
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