Luxury Ski Chalets: Himalaya (Val d’Isere, France)
Chalet Himalaya is a unique haven in ski heaven. An old soul married sensitively to the most luxurious modern comforts imaginable, Himalaya is a former monastery, dating from the 17th century. Situated on the piste it is a landmark building of the charming un-spoilt hameau of La Daille in Val d’ Isere.
Entering Chalet Himalaya, a pair of majestic carved antique doors greets the visitor in a white marble and stone hall. These open onto a stylistic paradise where light and dark marble mix with carved and painted wood, glass and stone contrast with abundant furs and antique pieces to create a seductive ambience which is both impressive and warm.
Original features such as the massive fireplace and the stunning window stone seats (where monks would have sat and read till daylight faded) are enhanced by modern ornamental features and state of the art facilities. There is the movie screen which appears at the touch of a button. Then there is the invisible swimming pool which can pop up between the dining area and the cigar room where guests can relax after sampling the delights prepared by their chef.
The Chalet is exceptionally well-positioned as a ski-in/ski-out location with the famous World Cup downhill ‘black’ slope on one side and the popular green ‘La Daille’ slope on the other. The helicopter landing pad is less than a minute away by car.
Rental rates: from £14,000 to £48,150
Originally posted 2015-01-01 17:34:03.