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Sunny Ski Chalet - Catered - Indoor Swimming Pool - No Car Needed - Hot Tub

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

CATERED or SELF CATER - 7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14, CHAMPAGNY- PARADISKI

NOTE FOR OUR REGULAR GUESTS - WE HAVE AN EXCITING LIVING ROOM REFURBISHMENT BEING DONE NOW - SEPTEMBER 2017! Chalet Sapiniere is just 400m from the pistes and village centre. A large stylish chalet with a mixture of traditional and modern décor, rough plaster walls done in the local Champagny style are complemented by beams, archways and decorative carpentry.

It has a traditional farmhouse kitchen with brand new appliances. The spacious living and dining room has large picture windows and sliding doors onto the elevated terrace and balcony. There is a log fire in natural stone with plenty of seating for 14 people as well as a few bean bags scattered around.

During the day, sunlight streams in through the windows and patio doors giving a tremendous feeling of light and space, yet if you close the curtains and light the fire the ambiance created is warm and cosy, perfect for your winter nights.

It has amazing facilities for a self catering chalet with access to a beautiful indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Fitness Suite. Also a large games room with table tennis and pool tables.

Champagny Village: Champagny is an authentic mountain village with a character that still reflects its ancient farming origins. Tiny paths link old farms and chalets in a village where traditional Savoie life and modern tourism mesh seamlessly together. The village has a lively atmosphere with shops, bars & restaurants within easy walking distance. At night, Le Timbale, Les Rochers & Jackie’s bar are the main focal points for drinking and dancing with live bands and D.J.'s.

Skiing & Boarding at Champagny: A cable-car whisks skiers to the Champagny ski area (2000m) in just 7 minutes which is where you’ll find the nursery slopes. Three brilliant long blue runs are great to learn on and progress to while advanced skiers can zip on to the superb off piste either side. You have a choice of two red runs to take you back to the village at the end of the day. Champagny offers direct access into La Plagne, but is less busy, so is much quieter and more pleasant, especially during peak weeks.

Skiing & Boarding at La Plagne: The whole ski area covers 210km of finely groomed pistes in one of the biggest interlinked ski areas in Europe. With over 100 blue and red runs to cruise down, most skiers and boarders can travel vast distances around the 11 villages. Some very long black runs descend the Bellecote Glacier (3250m) both on and off piste, into the pretty tree lined valley of Montchavin. There are also numerous mogul fields in the area and a board park in 'Plagne Soleil'.

More Details

Property Manager
Barrelli Ski
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Barrelli Ski

Established in 1992, Barrelli Ski, owned by Steve and Emma have been running this chalet catered and self- catered for the whole of this century! We currently run this chalet exclusively catered. An indoor swimming pool and spa were built in 2010 adding another dimension to this already fantastic chalet. Our two boys were born in 2005 and 2007 and learnt to ski in Champagny and Les Houches where we also own a fantastic 15 person chalet - Rocky Mountain. We have lived in various places in the UK and now love living near sandy surfing beaches in beautiful Cornwall!

Barrelli Ski purchased this chalet in 2000

Why Barrelli Ski chose Champagny-en-Vanoise

It is in a beautiful situation in a real French village - a fantastic ski resort in its own right with links to practically unlimited skiing and snowboarding. It has a fast, modern lift system and lots of affordable family and beginner passes and various lesson and ski pass options. In essence, we fell in love with Champagny because it has the best of both worlds! It has a fantastic ski area but also a natural charm and ambience which makes it different to many mass marketed ski resorts.

What makes this chalet unique

It is in a stunning setting with beautiful views. Everyone loves looking out at the cold snowy mountains from the warm jacuzzi and swimming pool! We are a small family business with nearly 30yrs knowledge and experience, so we really feel we have finely honed our product over many years. Our top priority is providing high quality food and service at very affordable prices.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We recently stayed at La Sapiniere in the February Half Term and had a fantastic time!! The chalet was wonderful and the chalet staff were great, so friendly and helpful! We had such a good time that we were wondering whether it would be possible to hire it again next year
Feb 2011
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Champagny-en-Vanoise Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , Double basin
    Bathroom 5 - shower , With basin
    Bathroom 6 - shower , En-suite
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , In sauna suite
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , In sauna suite
  • Additional shower rooms and toilets (bathrooms 8 & 9) are available in the sauna suite and swimming pool.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin
  • Feather duvets and pillows throughout. 3 doubles, 4 twins, 1 cot
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The swimming pool, sauna, music room and pool table are shared with its sister chalet (Marmotte). N.B. No smoking in chalet, ashtrays provided for terrace outside, good chance to look at the fabulous views!


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Sunny Ski Chalet - Catered - Indoor Swimming Pool - No Car Needed - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews
Edinburgh, Scotland

Lovely Savoyard chalet with superb meals

  • 4 of 5

Chalet Sapiniere is part of a small group of associated chalets which can be combined to provide extra accommodation if needed, as we did. Our group of 13 couldn't fit Sapiniere with the sleeping arrangements we required, but by also taking neighbouring Apartment Flocon we were very comfortable and could all fit round the table in Sapiniere for our meals. To access the skiing you have a 'warm up the muscles' walk to the gondola, picking up your hire skis, on the way, at the rental shop where you store boots and skis each day. Your lift passes are organised and waiting for you on arrival and all we had to do was add the extra insurance for slope emergencies. The food was tremendous; from hearty breakfasts to cake and tea for your return from the slopes to the superb evening meals, including very tasty alternatives for our 'veggie'. We were asked to vote for our favourite dishes at the end of our trip and the votes were fairly evenly spread! The wood burning fire in the seating area gave a cheery glow to add to the underfloor heating so toes warmed up nicely while having preprandial drinkies. Bedrooms are comfortable and having a tumble dryer and washing machine available is a useful addition. Sauna, hot tub and pool were used by some of our party and Steve tells me the 'bracing' temperature of the pool has been resolved but was great for after ski wind downs. Finally the staff. We had a warm welcome and introductions to all the 'saisoner/res'. Josh was running the show and nothing was too much trouble. The chefs, Torrie and Kiki produced the wonderful meals and cakes including my birthday cake! Bravo. This was our second visit to the complex and is not the last as we have booked again for next season!’

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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I can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This chalet was perfect, I've been so impressed.

Let's start with the location, it's less than a ten minute (downhill) walk from the ski hire shop/ restaurants, and lift. It looks over Savoie with breathing taking views from the two double sliding doors of the south facing rear of the chalet.Within 5 minutes is a delicious boulangerie, a SPA for essentials, and this chalet sits off the main road so it easy to find. The area was quiet, serene and very relaxing. A perfect getaway.

Now for the chalet, it held 14 of us with such ease, not to mention with warmth and comfort. The beds were comfy and snug, just what we needed after a long day on the slopes. The chalet was warm, during the night we could even afford to open the window for some fresh air. The underfloor heating was an absolute joy – no tip toeing around cold floors. No thank you.

With several bathrooms queuing was not a problem at all. The downstairs hosts a huge but snug seating area, which could entertain 14 of us , but also just two when needed. All whilst having the backdrop of the mountains from the huge windows onto the balcony. There is wi-fi to photo message envious pals back home of the digs, food, and the views.

Adjacent to the sitting area is the dining area, which was able to effortlessly sit 14 around it's huge table. This leads me onto the food which was simply outstanding! 10/10.

The day started with the table laid with fresh baguettes, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs (to your preference), baked beans, butter, a gazillion slice of cheese, meaty stuff ( I ate veggie), cereals (muesli, cornflakes, choc cluster things – the lot), orange juice, apple juice, tea, coffee... you get my drift. It was plentiful and the perfect start to the day.

As for dinner, well, that was something else. Where does one start?

We kicked off with a different tasty starter every evening from blue cheese salad, to mushroom topped bruschetta (tomato for one person who politely declined mushrooms). Mains – well I ordered veggie, which is what I will comment on. I had salmon, trout, mussels, sea food stew, prawns, veggie lasagne– each meal was cooked and prepared beautifully. My meals were carefully prepared separately, and certainly not as an after thought. Finally, dessert, again was delicious, and as ever plentiful. There was not one mouthful of food that was not well received by anyone during this week. Finally, the crème de a cream was the pool downstairs, with breath taking alpine views.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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A Fantastic Place To Be !!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place in a small village of Champagny en Vanoise!!! Chalet Sapiniere and Barrelli ski have been excellent which has made this years ski holiday with friends a memorable one!!!

The hosts were kind, hard working and a "nothing is too much trouble" attitude which has made our stay a truly relaxing and enjoyable one. The food was great and the chalet itself was clean, tidy with a warm feel to it plus with the swimming pool and hot tub, it's made this a truly relaxing place to be after a great day of skiing!!!

Would I go again....ABSOLUTELY!!! This has been our 2nd year and just keeps on getting better!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Warm welcome - amazing team work

  • 5 of 5

From the very start, Chalet Sapiniere and the amazing Barrelli Ski team worked hard to make each of us feel welcome, fully engaged in making our holiday easy and enjoyable, 100% achieved - Thank you Team Sapiniere.

Our food was prepared and delivered professionally – can honestly say, there was not one choice on the menu that I didn’t like, dinner times were yummy (as were the daily cakes).

The property was warm, cosy and well maintained. There was plenty of room for each of us. I really enjoyed relaxing in the Pool, Sauna and Hot Tub after a full day on the slopes.

Chalet Sapiniere, is located in a great spot for easy access to all facilities in the town and the lift up to the slopes.

Amazing team work - each member of the team brought an individual skill/approach to our holiday, yet, the whole team united to deliver fantastic service throughout - customer service was defiantly at the heart of what you do - a big thank you from me - you made our holiday even more enjoyable :)

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Amazing ski holiday

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Sappiniere and Barrelli Ski were great hosts for our ski holiday. We were a group of 14 adults and the chalet hosts could not have been more helpful. The food was great and we all had a great time. Would recommend the location and the ski company.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
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Laid back luxury with great skiing close by.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week skiing at Chalet Sapiniere over the Easter holidays. Owner and staff were friendly and helpful making sure all ran smoothly. With great facilities, a cosy atmosphere and astonishing views Champagny is hard to beat. It has a lovely, quiet ski area of it's own and a quick link - fast gondola, one run, one chair to La Plagne and all the Paradiski has to offer. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Chambery (Lyon or Geneva 180km)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Champagny Village Centre
Nearest Ferry
750 Kilometres
Le Havre/Caen
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Champagny Village Centre
Nearest Ski
400 Metres
Champagny Lifts & Piste
Car: not necessary

1 hour from Chambery Airport, 2.5hrs from Geneva Airport, 3 hours from Lyon Airport and only 20 minutes from Moutiers Railway Station, Champagny en Vanoise is an authentic village ski resort directly linked into the huge Paradiski ski area (La Plagne and Les Arcs). It is also just a 15 minute drive from La Tania, Courchevel and the 3 Valleys. The chalet is just 400m from the pistes and lifts and 350m from the village centre, with all its bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. At the foot of the ski lift is the ski hire shop we use, where you can leave all your ski equipment, enabling you to walk to and from the chalet in your normal shoes.

Other Activities: Ice Karting, Bob Sleigh, Skidoo Rides




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

7 NIGHT CATERED PRICES are PER PERSON per week. WEEKEND PRICES usually Thurs, Fri, Sat are PER PERSON for 2/3 Nights and are calculated at APPROX 75% of the WEEKLY RATE. For 4, 5 or 6 nights, please email or phone. CATERED PRICE includes BREAKFAST; AFTERNOON TEA & CAKES/BISCUITS; 3 course DINNER plus WINE, CHEESE and COFFEE. Chef's have 1 night off so you can sample a local Speciality Restaurant.

IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY Cancellations must be advised in writing and signed by the person who signed the booking form or paid the deposit. Cancellations are accepted as from the date written confirmation is received by Barrelli Ski Ltd. If you do cancel, the amount of notice you need to give us before your scheduled departure date and the cancellation charges we apply are as follows:
i. More than 56 days....……….loss of the deposit.
ii. 28 - 56 days...............………..50% of the holiday balance.
iii.14 - 28 days..................……..75% of the holiday balance.
iv. Less than 14 days……………..the total holiday cost.
See Barrelli Ski website for full terms and conditions .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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