About the property
- Chalet2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
6 en-suite rooms sleeping 19 in Les Arcs, Paradiski 2 mins from the ski lift
Chalet Himalaya is run by enthusiastic skiers Mark Gardiner and his French wife Cathy, who designs the menu using seasonal vegetables and organic fresh local produce. 'Himalaya' has been beautifully restored in the traditional Savoyard luxury with a huge open fire, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna and a welcoming atmosphere that offers excellent cuisine and fine French bottled wines.
Self-catered rentals available outside of the winter months from May to November.
Experience that counts: Leave your cooking worries behind, our professional chalet staff prepare freshly baked cakes for afternoon tea and serve a sumptuous 4-course evening meal beautifully complimented with quality bottled French wines and a delicious local cheese board.
The Go-Alpine owners Mark and Cathy Gardiner, have been in the ski business collectively for over 20 years and leave nothing to chance to ensure that you will have a fun and totally stress-free holiday. 'We give you the value for money you deserve, which is why 65% of our guests come back and ski with us again.' Remember to book early for the peak periods as our chalets do get booked up very quickly. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Loads to see & do: Local activities include skiing, snowboarding, olympic bob-sleigh run, ice climbing, paragliding, cross country skiing, husky dog driving, horse drawn sleigh rides & snowshoe trekking. Why not ski 7 different resorts in one week. We are ideally placed to make it a reality and REALLY give you something to tell your friends when you get home. Heliskiing available by reservation.
Lift Passes and local services: Lift pass pre-booking service available. Discounted equipment hire with up to 40% and the 7th day FREE. All lift passes, ski school & equipment etc can be reserved in the UK at the time of booking but should be paid for on arrival in resort to ensure you get the best price.
Mark & Cathy GARDINER
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Mark & Cathy GARDINER
Cathy and I met in Val d'Isere and both fell in love with the mountains moving to Peisey Vallandry in 1999. There is no better environment to be found to bring up our two children Thomas and Suzie, free from the pollution and stress of daily urban life. Come and visit our mountains - you will love them too. Mark
Mark & Cathy GARDINER purchased this Chalet in 2003
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A wonderful chalet experience to remember!
What an amazing experience - from the minute we picked up the phone and booked with Mark! So friendly, relaxed and helpful - he had all the answers we needed whenever we needed them - Mark & Cathy were always just at the other end of the phone! Once we arrived, the whole experience just got better and better. Very sincere and homely welcome to a beautiful chalet, with the most stunning views (especially from the jacuzzi!) The location was perfect, quiet and picturesque, yet just a very short walk to the lifts, Locker system (with boot warmers) at first lift meant no having to cart skis etc to and from the chalet - phew! The chalet decor was cosy and welcoming, spotlessly clean with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Catering and customer service was second to none whether you were with a group, a family or just on your own ! It felt like we were staying with friends! The menu was varied and beautifully cooked, and the wine just kept on coming! The pretty little village is just a short walk away with a selection of pubs, restaurants and shops. The skiing was brilliant with access to such a wide area and hundreds of amazing runs for all ability levels - something for everyone! Breathtaking views! We have recommended this holiday to all our friends and are returning in 2010 with some of them! Can't wait!!
Jackie & Hugh,
Many thanks for your lovely words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the menus that Cathy puts so much time in to designing each winter. We hope you will savour this year's menu just as much as in 2009. We have even selected 2 new wines to compliment the food even better this year. Mmmmmm - see you in February. Mark, Cathy & family.
What a fantastic holiday
This is the fourth time staying at Chalet Himalaya, yet this time we booked the whole chalet. Everything was fantastic, the chalet hosts were brilliant and the food was gorgeous. There is nothing nicer than coming back from a hard day's skiing to freshly made cakes and a spell in the jacuzzi. The four course evening meals were delicious. We also thoroughly tested the wines! Mark and Cathy, as always, made us all feel very welcome and as Mark had organised our lift passes, we were able to get out on the piste an hour after we'd arrived. Everyone in our party loved the chalet, the jacuzzi and the skiing.
When we stayed here previously, we went as a couple and the mix of guests has always been brilliant. We've always had a great time, loads of fun and I would highly recommend a visit, you'll definitely get looked after.
A fabulous stay at Chalet Himalay
Thank you all at Chalet Himalaya for looking after us so well during our week with you! The food was lovely, the wine more than drinkable, the facilities top... and we couldn't have wished for better skiing conditions! Extra thanks to Mark as well for really going out of his way to assist with Ski school etc., really took a massive load of us in terms of organising our trip!
We thoroughly endorse everything Jackie and Hugh (review Sept 2009) have already said. From the phone call to book, to the moment we left everthing was taken care of. This was our first chalet experience and it will be difficult for anywhere else to come up to the same standard.Excellent accommodation, facilities,food, wine & hosting. Mark very kindly allowed me to accompany him on the slopes so that I could feel comfortable taking my "less confident" wife skiing. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Mark & Cathy, you really have a beautiful home and together with Gavin & Monika, know the meaning of excellent customer service & attention to detail. We didn't want to leave and would love to come back again.Would certainly recommend.
Geweldig chalet in een super wandel,skigebied
Met deze prachtig gelegen chalet met perfecte faciliteiten (Sauna,Jacuzzi,op iedere slaapkamer een badkamer met toilet,grote veranda) kan je vakantie niet meer mislukken. De beheerder komt met vele tips om in de omgeving te zien en te doen. je hebt door de centrale ligging tussen twee grote ski/wandelgebieden nauwelijks je auto nodig in dit pitoreske dorpje.Voor ons zeker een chalet en omgeving om nog eens terug te komen. Kortom top.
Het is een groot chalet zeer geschikt voor meerdere gezinnen of een grote groep.
Himalaya January 2011
We had a fantastic week skiing in January staying at the Chalet Himalaya. The chalet has an excellent location with a small bucket lift on the doorstep giving immediate access to ski rental, ski school and 2 vast ski areas. The service was efficient and friendly in every way from start to finish - transfers, provision of lift passes, information given on arrival etc. The family room in which we stayed exceeded our expectations with regards to comfort, size, cupboard space etc. The food and wine were of a very good quality and plentiful, the afternoon cakes being the only way we could get our children off the slopes (the best chocolate brownies ever, Becks!). The chalet staff, Rich and Becks, could not have been more helpful or friendly. They were extremely knowledgable regarding the area and nothing was too much trouble for them. In all, this chalet has everything you need and more (hot tub, sauna, boot warmers) for a fantastic holiday in the Alps. Would thoroughly recommend.
At the heart of the huge and high Paradiski ski area boasting 425km of piste and simply unlimited off-piste opportunities. The chalet is 250m from the local lift giving you the choice to ski either La Plagne, Les Arcs or maybe even both in the same day. 2 1/2 hrs transfer from Geneva or Lyon, 1 1/2 hrs from Chambery and 20 minutes taxi ride from Landry/Bourg St. Maurice train station. Other Activities: Husky dog's, bob-sleigh, Canoe/Kayak & white water rafting, Speed flying Ski: Peisey-Vallandry really is the place to stay to make the most of BOTH Les Arcs & La Plagne's 425km of piste. The 'Vanoise Express' 200 person cable car and the 6-seater 'Peisey-express' chairlift quickly places the whole Paradiski ski domain at your feet. Snowboarders are well catered for, as most lifts are chair lifts. No walking to the ski school, it is right there as you step off the lift. Ski Paradiski by day and return to the peaceful village of Peisey by night. 3 bars, 2 restaurants, an Intersport ski shop, a small supermarket, tourist office, patisserie, cheese shop, butchers , & post office provide all the essential resort amenities. Summer: Beautiful gateway to the Vanoise National park. Summer activities include, nature watching, walking, mountain biking, white water rafting, climbing, via-ferrata, tennis, climbing or simply relaxing in the pure mountain. Excellent 9 & 18 hole professional golf courses 6km from the chalet in Les Arcs. Fancy yourself as a Sir Bradley Wiggins come and cycle a stage of the Tour de France.
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*** Important. HALF-BOARD ONLY in winter months - self catering considered ONLY if taking the whole chalet for a minimum of 7 nights Fully catered including hot breakfast option, afternoon-tea and 4-course evening meal with fine bottled French wines & local cheese board. Single room/empty bed supplement = €350