Recently Renovated 6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom - Tourist Board Highest Possible Rating
About Mike Knowles
Grew up in Wales near Snowdonia. Hence the name for the chalet. Now live in London, but wish I was in the mountains.
Mike Knowles purchased this Chalet in 2005
Why Mike Knowles chose Levassaix
I loved the location, so near the piste and large enough to have everyone around. Also it was a bit of a wreck when I bought it and I have enjoyed turning it into something special.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Lovely property but busses into town aren't great. (Last one is 17:45
Property was lovely and very close to the piste, only 100m down or up the road. The piste is a very easy blue so everyone can ski down to the Bettex lift regardless of ability.
We had some problems with the sauna. We were warned if you put too much water on the rocks the sauna electrics will trip but too much water turned out to be any more than a drop. Bit of a shame.
Unfortunately the free bus service to this part of Les Menuires isn't great.
The last bus from the centre of town back to the chalet is at 17:45. This means if you want to go out for dinner or to a bar in the evening you will have to walk back. The walk back isn't too long, it is 1.7km about 25 minutes if you follow the road. There is a slight shortcut but it involves a lot of steps and is quite dark- not great for children or adults that have had a drink...
The supermarket up the road is better and a little cheaper than the Sherpa in Les Croisette.
Mike was really helpful during the booking and answered all the questions I had about the area. He has provided a map of the resort highlighting close shops, restaurants etc and the route to the piste. We were even given a box of celebrations in our welcome pack.
Beds were comfy although pillows were VERY thin, rooms were warm and all the bathrooms were spotless.
The lack of busses is something to consider if you plan to visit restaurants or bars but the actual chalet is a really lovely place the only problems we had were with the Sauna.
Would be great for children as well as there are a lot of games and DVD etc.
Worth mentioning the busses don't run properly on Saturday's. You have to call the bus station and 'reserve' a bus or they won't run. We didn't realise this and had to walk the 1.5 km with our bags! Check out is at 10am so if you don't drive and have a transfer try and make sure they pick you up by 10 or you will have to make your way to croisette with your bags Saturday morning.
Great summer holiday in Chalet Snowdon Rachel G
We have just come back from a fabulous holiday in Chalet Snowdon in Les Menuires. We loved the accommodation and location. The chalet was perfect for our party. We had a few families with young children and it was very child friendly with highchairs and travel cots provided - even down to the cot sheets.
The owner Mike, went out of his way to answer all our questions and was most helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for a truly amazing service.
The children loved going on the cable cars and ski lifts and we did some great walks up in the mountains.
We cant wait to come back again!
Thank you for your kind review and I’m glad you had a nice stay. The alps are a wonderful place for a summer holiday so I’m glad you enjoyed Les Menuires and Chalet Snowdon. Feel free to come back anytime!
Well organized and comfortable to receive several couples and their infants.
For french people who appreciate to eat well in particular during christmas there miss some devices for cooking, for example something to dry salad or large plates to prepare big cakes...
Nevertheless the basic is there to spend marvelous holidays with my big family
Thanks so much for staying at Chalet Snowdon and taking the time to post a review. I will speak to the agent about buying the things you mentioned so that future guests don't have the same problems. Thanks again for your stay and remember that if you decide to come back there is a discount for returning customers.
Spacious, comfortable and in a beautiful spot.
This is the second time we have stayed in Chalet Snowdon at this time of year and enjoyed it just as much. As a party of 11 people, consisting of 3 children (aged 4, 8 and 11) and 8 adults, we found Chalet Snowdon accommodated us very comfortably. Real assets were the number of good bathrooms and the great dining area , where we all ate for the majority of evenings.
The children ( and big kids) would probably add the table football , electronic games and board games.
The weather was beautiful for walking , which, surprisingly the children loved and walked for miles. Favourite walks being to the lake and up the mountain to the restaurant Chalet De La Masse for lunch....we ventured up there several times, the steeper way taking about 35 minutes from the chalet and the longer walk on the path, taking about 45 minutes.
We also drove to a nearby lake for the day, about an hour away in Bozel. This had activities for children, swimming areas and a bar/restaurant........an enjoyable day out.
It was extremely useful to have two supermarkets within 15 minutes walking distance and they provided all that we needed.....although we also drove once, to the big supermarket 30 minutes away..
Great too, to have restaurants within the same walking distance...would recommend La Haut, Le Bistrot Des Cimes, as well as the Chalet De La Masse. Unfortunately the pizza restaurant, a few minutes walk away, was closed for July this year.....it was very handy last year for quick snacks, or a drink, and also owned 2 goats, which wandered around nearby ....we missed seeing them this time.
I would certainly recommend Chalet Snowdon for all age groups , and hope to return there again......it would be lovely to see it in the snow and it must be an absolute joy for skiers, being in such a fantastic area.
Great week at Chalet Snowdon !
Despite the mitigated weather, we had a wonderful week at Chalet Snowdon. The chalet is well equipped and very comfortable, with 5 rooms (out of 6) having a private bathroom. Rooms are not so big (especially those of the ground floor), with little space to put all stuffs. Very nice kitchen and table big enough for 13 guests. The chalet is relatively easily accessible for the people skiing. For the others, shops and restaurants of Les Ménuires "downtown" are at circa 10/15' walking distance from the Chalet.
Definitively an address to recommend !
Les Menuires is situated at 1850 and is well located within the Three Valleys ski area. Chalet Snowdon is in the picturesque Hameau des Marmottes, a development of recently built chalets. There are far reaching views of valleys and mountains. There are several ski runs and lifts nearby and the closest piste is approximately 100m from the chalet. In the summer the tennis centre of Les Menuires is also close to the chalet.
Ski: The chalet is situated at 1800m and is a 100m walk from the nearest slope where you can connect into the 3 valleys ski area. It is also 20m from the stop for the frequent free ski-bus where you can get right into the centre of Les Menuires, which is really handy for getting to lessons, lift passes, etc.
The 3 valleys ski area is the largest ski area in the world. The Les Menuires section itself gives a large amount of skiing in its own right and you can be skiing down into either Meribel or Val Thorens after taking just one lift from the centre of Les Menuires.