MAKE a list of everything you’d like to see in a ski chalet, get all the boxes ticked, and you’d end up with Chalet Montana.
Constructed from reclaimed ancient timber and natural stone, Montana’s rugged good looks complement perfectly the snow covered surroundings of mountain and pine trees above Courchevel. Timbered balconies and wide eaves lend it that purposeful Alpine appearance. Inside, hand-painted frescoes of mountain scenes enhance the atmosphere.
The chalet is in a fabulous position, right by the Bellecote piste that leads down to the centre of Courchevel 1850 at La Croisette and the resorts main lifts. In the mornings, after a superb cooked breakfast, you can be on the slopes in seconds, and heading off into the vast Three Valleys with ski runs as far as the eye can see.
Great thought and care has gone into the layout of Montana, and furnishings and fittings are of the highest quality.
The combined living and dining areas are split-level and feature a huge open fire – with deep sofas in which to relax. A wonderful south-facing balcony leads off the living room, giving fabulous views.
Montana sleeps up to 12, and all the bedrooms are exquisitely appointed, with en-suite facilities. The master bedroom has its own fireplace, plasma TV and walk-in wardrobe – plus great mountain views from the bath.
One of Montana’s most exciting features is a mini wellness suite, complete with Hammam steam room, monsoon shower and sunken Jacuzzi – with plasma TV to watch while you soak – and relaxation area.
The games room has a pool table and Wii, in case you still have energy to burn after your day on the slopes!
A quieter way of relaxing in the evening might be in the chalet’s fantastic snug area with flat screen TV.
Dinners, after canapés and aperitifs, will be mouth watering. All that remains is for you to fine tune your holiday, perhaps with vintage wines and an in-chalet massage. To do that, just ask.