catered ski chalet holidays

 Enjoy log fires, delicious organic food and real alpine village life in our gorgeous farmhouse ski chalets in Les Arcs and La Plagne (Paradiski). Dogs are welcome too, and we offer dog walking & sitting services if you want to ski all day.

Our two luxury chalets, Maison Caramel and its top floor penthouse, are located in the quaint village of Landry close to the ski slopes, yet free from package holiday crowds.

We own and have carefully renovated the chalets ourselves, seeking to create stylish mountain escapes for people like us who love beautiful scenery, real home-cooked food and quirky old houses with lots of rustic charm as well as all the modern comforts.

Facilities

Both Maison Caramel and the penthouse offer:

  • cosy, friendly surroundings with Alvaro and Sam, the owners, on hand to answer your questions and make sure you are well-looked after
  • spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • delicious home cooking using organic, free range and /or locally sourced meat where possible
  • shuttle service to the lifts and back making the start and end of each day painless (no trekking to and from the chalet in ski boots!)
  • WIFI internet, DVD player, library area with a selection of DVDs, board games and books to borrow
  • ski room, heated boot room, and laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • dog walking and dog sitting services

Village of Landry

Built into the hillside under Landry's 17th century church, Maison Caramel is in a lovely setting with woodland at the back and the village dropping away in front. Landry is an old alpine farming village surrounded by ancient apple orchards and beautiful wild flower meadows.

The village has two bars and restaurants, post office, village store and a free village shuttle bus to the ski slopes. Its tranquil, old-fashioned atmosphere offers a welcome contrast to some of the surrounding ski resorts with their package tour operators and ugly buildings.

Skiing

Technically part of the Peisey-Vallandry ski resort (although actually closer to Montchavin-Les Coches in La Plagne), Landry is right in the heart of Paradiski and the lifts are just a short drive from the chalets. We run a shuttle bus to the slopes and back in Montchavin-les Coches, or you can take the free village bus to the lifts in Plan Peisey or the Arc 1600 funicular in Bourg St Maurice.

Created by the joining of Les Arcs and La Plagne by the Vanoise Express cable car, Paradiski rises to over 3400m and has 420 kms of lift-connected ski slopes and 144 lifts. There are beautiful forest runs, several nursery areas, snowboard parks, and two glaciers (the Bellecote and Aigle Rouge).

The Montchavin Les Coches and Peisey Vallandry valleys are also heaven for off-piste adventurers... and a favourite spot for international freeriders. We're happy to arrange off-piste trips with qualified mountain guides for advanced skiers and boarders. Ask us for details.

We are also within easy reach of Tignes, Val d'Isere, Sainte Foy, Three Valleys, La Rosiere and Valmorel. You can drive yourself, or join one of our day trips to the surrounding resorts (extra charge).

Prices

Our catered prices are the same flat rate of 550€ per person for 7 nights throughout the season (200€pp supplement during European school holidays). Prices are based on a minimum of two people sharing a room, and include our minibus shuttle service to and from the slopes, breakfast and a three course evening meal every night except the hosts’ night off.

The 2013-14 ski season runs from 14th December 2013 to 27th April 2014 (limited lift opening first and last week of the season, shuttle service to Arc 1600 funicular in Bourg St Maurice 14-21/12/13).

Dog sitting is available at 25€ per 1/2 day, and dog walking from 15€ per hour.