Apart from the advantages of the excellent location at the foot of Val d’Isère’s La Daille slopes, you are assured a genuinely warm welcome from the team of professional, friendly staff, led by an experienced Manager.
- Fantastic ski location
- Skiing virtually to the doorstep
- High-speed gondola and chairlift approx. 3 minutes' walk (300m)
- Funival Express funicular approx. 4 minutes' walk (400m)
- Comfortable bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, and most with balcony
- Substantial breakfast - continental buffet breakfast on 7 mornings with hot option provided on 6 days
- Afternoon tea/coffee with cake and savoury treats on 6 days
- 3-course dinners with a set munu on 6 evenings including a prosecco apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines and tea or coffee
Champs Avalins Overview
In common with the rest of Val d’Isère’s La Daille area, the hotel might not win any awards for the cutest or prettiest exterior in the Alps, but as with all properties, it is the location that really counts! And that’s where the Champs Avalins really scores. You can ski back to within just 50m of the hotel, and each morning you have a choice of lifts right on hand to whisk you up the mountain.
Inside, the Champs Avalins offers a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The attractive restaurant on the first floor has views to the piste, and forms the centrepiece of the hotel, setting the scene for the Xtra Chalet catering.
The residents’ bar is ideal for afternoon, or pre-or post-dinner drinks and is a lively venue for swapping the day’s ski highlights.
In contrast to other properties, there are two dinner sittings in the dining room, one from 6.30pm for aperitifs, and the other from 8pm, creating a cosier dinner ambience, and giving you the possibility of enjoying more après-ski, either in the early evening on some nights or after dinner on other nights. We will do our best to accommodate your individual preferences and you can state which sitting you prefer (if any) when booking.
Start the day with a full breakfast including cooked and continental options, whilst Afternoon Tea offers a selection of freshly made cakes and a savoury option. Evening meals start with a glass of Prosecco, followed by an appetiser, main course and a choice of cheese or dessert to finish your meal. Families staying in these ‘Xtra-Chalets’ can chose for children to have High Tea at 5.30 or all dine together at a later time. Any child who received a child discount pays the meal upgrade price of £39.
The bedrooms are generally a good size and attractively furnished, and all of them have well appointed shower or bathrooms, most with smart new tiling from floor to ceiling. Most rooms have balconies, many of which are south-facing and overlook the piste where the World Cup Downhill run finishes, and there are some pairs of rooms with an inter-connecting door available on request.
Ski Range 1,850m – 3,456m
The ultra high altitude skiing of the legendary Espace Killy virtually guarantees the very best conditions for Val d'Isère right from late November to early May, whilst the superb high-tech ski lift system whisks you rapidly up to a world with guaranteed snow on the Pissaille Glacier and varied skiing that really does have something for everyone.
There is a surprising charm to Val d'Isère too, with the attractive old village surrounded by sensitive development using lots of stone, slate and wood. Hand in hand with its world-class skiing goes Val d’Isère's equally famous nightlife. Explore the partially pedestrianised centre and discover why the après-ski is just as exciting as the skiing!
NEW for 2018/19
A new 10 seater gondola in La Daille with Wi-Fi and heater seats will increase capacity to 2800 people an hour (compared to 933 before) and will take 4 mins 30 secs to reach the top (compared to 9 mins before). The future gondola lift will follow an identical route to the existing lift. Starting at 1,802 metres and going up to 2,294 metres, the lift will still finish at La Folie Douce.
The world-famous Espace Killy ski area links Val d’Isère with Tignes, connecting some of the highest peaks of the Savoie Alps. The skiing is never-ending; snowfalls are reliable and the area’s six-month season, starting in November, is one of the longest in Europe.
La Solaise, Le Fornet and Bellevarde make up the interlinking local ski area with an excellent connecting free ski bus. A choice of lifts lead up to the Solaise, with its infamous bumps, or the new gondola at Bellevarde and its challenging ‘Face’. These offer good skiers over 1,000m of tricky skiing back to the resort, although there are also many runs to cruise between and behind the two peaks throughout your Val d’Isère skiing holidays.
Behind the Solaise is the Pissaillas glacier, with its excellent powder, from where you can cruise down to the pretty hamlet of Le Fornet (home to our Chalets Bonnevie, Bonneval Pomme de Pin and Le Bandire) for an inviting lunch. In the other direction, you can connect to Tignes, using the express Funival lift. Above here, a further world of variety rises up to 3,500m on the Grand Motte and down to 1,500m at Les Brevières – another atmospheric lunch stop.
The Chalet Hotel Champs Avalin in La Daille offers the swiftest and simplest access to the ski area, with the funicular railway straight up to Bellevarde, plus a chair and gondola connecting to the Tommeuses and Borsat lifts, taking you up and over to Tignes. And at the end of your day, a choice of pistes in every colour lead right back down to La Daille.