Chalet Husky, Val d’Isère
Val d'Isère, France - Sleeps 14
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
Scott Dunn Flexi Chalet Service
based on full chalet occupancy for seven nights with Scott Dunn Flexi chalet service and private transfers.
At a Glance
Spacious luxury chalet (611m²*) exclusively operated by Scott Dunn
Sleeps 14 in seven en-suite bedrooms
Fabulous wellness area with large swimming pool (8mx4m), jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and massage rooms
Modern, playful and refreshingly different interior design
Games room with a twist - indoor climbing, archery and rifle shooting
Vast living areas and a bar
Large south facing terrace
Flagship chalet with Scott Dunn private chef
Scott Dunn private nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club
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Val d’Isère boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world because, unlike other resorts above 1800m, 80% of the skiing happens above 2000 meters. As a result, early and late season offer reliable great conditions. Being high, it is cold though and we think March and April are the best times to visit Val.
Exclusively operated by our Scott Dunn team in Val d’Isère, our Flagship Chalet Husky raises the bar to a new level for luxury catered chalets. At 611m², Chalet Husky sleeps 14, has a fabulous wellness area, large pool and indoor climbing wall.
Chalet Husky is simply unlike any other chalet you have ever seen before. It's a triumph of unique contemporary interior design coupled with traditional chalet elements which result in the most mind blowing property which you simply won't want to leave.
From the minute you enter the chalet, prepare to be wowed on every level. The vast open plan living space spans the entire length of the chalet, from the dining area complete with bar area at one end, over the glass walkway suspended above the indoor atrium garden, to the lounge area, flanked with vast brown leather sofas in front of the large open fireplace.
Quirky and interesting artifacts and objets d'art are peppered throughout the chalet, both old and new and each unique in style. The lighting in the chalet adds an extra dimension, from the colored uplighting in the atrium to the full spectrum of rainbow colors above the pool. Pay special attention to the lightshades - a nice touch of vintage meets contemporary.
The action can continue off the slopes thanks to the incredible array of facilities that Husky has on offer. The wellness area is quite simply one of the best we've ever seen in a chalet. From the vast 32m² swimming pool with infinity waterfall to the sauna, hammam and massage tables, there's no excuse for aching muscles, not to mention the fitness room for those needing that extra bit of a workout!
The seven bedrooms have been cleverly designed to ensure that everyone benefits from natural light. Each has an en-suite bathroom, two with baths and every bedroom has a TV. Six of the seven bedrooms are on the ground floor and the master has its own access into the wellness area.
Chalet Husky has parking for up to three cars in two garages and the ski room is located in the garage area.
Chalet Husky has seven double bedrooms - six of these, including the master, are located on the ground floor with handy access to the pool and wellness area. The seventh bedroom is on the same level as the vast living area.
|Room 1 - Grand Vallons||
The Master bedroom is more like a suite, with its own seating area, dressing room and en-suite bathroom which has its own direct access into the wellness area and access on to the terrace.
|Room 2 - Lievre Blanc||
This bedroom can be made up as a double or a twin, with en-suite shower room and door opening onto the terrace.
|Room 3 - Les Danaides||
This bedroom can be made up as a double or a twin, with en-suite shower room.
|Room 4 - Cairn||
A slightly smaller double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
|Room 5 - Parc a Moutons||
This double/twin room opens on to the indoor atrium garden area and benefits from the natural light that beams down from the glass roof. The en-suite bathroom has a shower.
|Room 6 - Cunai||
Double bedroom facing onto the indoor atrium with en-suite shower room.
|Room 7 - Grand Vallons 2||
The only bedroom on the first floor, this double bedroom has a bath and direct access onto the terrace.
We look after children from as young as four months, making sure the entire family has a relaxed, fun and memorable vacation. Our team organize age appropriate activities and can take the older ones to and from ski school, allowing you to spend all day on the slopes. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.
|Explorers kids club||
Run by qualified nannies, our purpose built kids club in Val d’Isere is available exclusively to Scott Dunn guests and is open seven days a week. Each day promises an imaginative and entertaining program of both indoor and outdoor activities, so parents can spend the day on the slopes knowing your children are in expert hands. Snacks and lunches are freshly made each day and we also operate a driver service that can take your children to and from ski school.
All our Scott Dunn nannies are fully qualified (CACHE trained or similar) and are carefully selected for their natural ability with children and their nurturing and fun approach. We provide rigorous pre-season training which includes a paediatric first aid course, water safety and spending time with our chefs learning how to prepare nutritious snacks and lunches. Available for five days a week, they ensure your children enjoy a range of activities, whilst adhering to their home routines. They can also take children to, and collect from ski school each day.
Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).
Our Flagship Chalet Husky comes with a choice of our renowned Scott Dunn service: Essential, Flexi or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of chalet vacation, you want the full works or somewhere in between you can be assured it will be the same outstanding, personal service from Scott Dunn. A shared driver service is available for all our chalet guests with a fleet of smart vehicles to whisk you to and from the slopes and a concierge is provided for each chalet to ensure a smooth and enjoyable vacation.
Includes a Welcome Pack with 'essentials' to get you started, daily delivery of fresh bread and pastries, welcome drinks hamper, unlimited soft drinks and beer, daily housekeeping, and the option of a gourmet meal delivery service.
As per the Essential service but with the addition of up to three pre-booked gourmet evening meals (including kids supper) with pre-dinner drinks and canapés from a Scott Dunn chef.
A full breakfast and afternoon tea is served with pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by gourmet dinners with paired wine on six nights. Complimentary bar.
Your chalet manager will be there to meet and greet you and offer a welcoming atmosphere. Whether it is serving you breakfast, making restaurant bookings or arranging lift passes your manager will be on hand to ensure you have a delightful and comfortable stay.
Your chef will be qualified, experienced and have a passion for great food. They will design a menu to suit your tastes and dietary requirements and will deliver beautifully presented, balanced and varied dishes prepared with the best ingredients. Chefs are given specific training to ensure children's food is imaginative, healthy and well received.
Our trained drivers offer a prompt and pleasant service delivering you to and from the slopes each day to start your skiing in style.
Available from 8am - 8pm. On your chef's night off the driver can collect you from your restaurant until 11.00pm. Our 4x4 vehicles are the most comfortable and safest means of transport available.
|Beauty treatments & massage||
Qualified physiotherapists and beauty therapists, can come to the chalet to provide treatments.
|In-chalet ski fitting service||
On arrival, our recommended supplier will come to the chalet or look after you at their shop. They are specialists in ski equipment and will provide high quality skis and boots together with the best possible service and advice to guarantee you the most comfortable and most appropriate equipment to enable you to get the most from your skiing.
|Ski lessons & guiding||
Years of experience have enabled us to identify the best ski schools and guides who combine local knowledge, technical expertise and excellent communication to enable you to make the most of your skiing vacation, whether you are a beginner seeking confidence, an intermediate wanting to improve or an advanced skier looking to go off piste or heliskiing. NB book early in school vacation weeks.
When it comes to in-chalet facilities, there really is something for everyone at Chalet Husky. From the large pool with its rainbow lighting to the jacuzzi, hammam and sauna, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind. Ease the aches and pains away with a deep tissue massage in the one of the treatment rooms or simply relax with a glass of bubbles whilst the others do the hard work. Fitness fanatics can fit in a work out in the large gym, whilst the young (physically and at heart) can amuse themselves for hours in the 'games' room, with archery, rifle shooting and indoor climbing all on offer!
Large indoor swimming pool (32m²) with infinity waterfall and rainbow lighting
Large gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and massage tables
Built in to the rock face within the chalet there is an indoor climbing wall along with play archery and rifle shooting area
Every bedroom has its own TV
Open fireplace in the lounge area
Flat screen TV with UK channels, Apple TV connector and bluetooth soundbar
Boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard and personal belongings
Val d’Isère is a mecca for downhill skiing for good reason. It has enough to keep skiers of all standards challenged and entertained for a lifetime, let alone a week. The off piste potential is limitless and the snow record enviable.
Val d'Isère has plenty to offer less enthusiastic skiers too. The Center Aquasportif has fantastic facilities including 2 swimming pools, climbing wall, multi activity sports hall, fitness suite, gym, squash courts and a Wellness area with sauna, steam bath, spa, cold baths and hydro-massage.
Designated walking trails are a great way of appreciating the scenery and there is an ice rink, husky riding, parapenting, skidooing, cross country skiing and much more.
There is a wealth of quality restaurants in the village and on the mountain (many of which are accessible to non skiers). The shops and galleries offer some great shopping (both the window and the real varieties).
Lambert Party - March 2019 (Guest)
Violaine was lovely and looked after us incredibly well. Lewis made some fantastic meals. We will be back.
Collins Party - February 2019 (Guest)
Everything has been fantastic - I'm not sure how we can vacation again without Scott Dunn! Violaine has looked after
our every need -she has been extremely at tentative, welcoming and friendly which has made our trip. Her team have also been superb - the food by Lewis and his passion was incredible.
Mayall Party - December 2018 (Guest)
The whole team worked really hard to make our stay special. Lewis & Dom's food was outstanding- we had a huge variety of food with specially cooked meals for vegans and gluten free guests. Violaine was a superb chalet manager and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Cillian and Bea were excellent hosts and pulled out the all the stops to make our stay memorable.
McGinley Party - December 2018 (Guest)
Service at the chalet....absolutely fantastic. Made our vacation. Couldn't fault Violaine and her team. Absolute
credit to Scott Dunn. Chalet Husky was impressive.
Alotaiba Family - February 2017 (Guest)
We had a an absolutely phenomenal stay at Husky with very little bad feedback to report , the staff catered to our every need and the food gets a big thumps up. Each and every day the house was cleaned behind the scenes without any effort and big smiles. Great communication between the staff and ourselves in regards to food again and just general day to day tasks such as pick ups , drop offs , getting SIM cards, etc. Bring a bag and yourself, the rest if history best way to enjoy a proper ski vacation!
Charlotte Carter (Staff)
Where to start! Chalet Husky really does have the WOW factor! The atrium with palm trees on the first floor was my first WOW with lighting in the floor and a glass ceiling over the atrium area it is a well-lit phenomenal area! Continuing onto the wellness area, the swimming pool is quite simply incredible. With disco lights, a fountain and glass infinity area it really is something else! In every room guests can enjoy a remote sound system, perfect for setting the vacation vibe. If swimming isnt your thing enjoy a spot of archery or rock climbing on the natural mountain rock. Upstairs if you have the energy warm up your muscles in the fitness area or relax with a spot of yoga. The lounge area is equipped with three plush sofas, great to sink into after a long day on the slopes. For pre-dinner drinks enjoy the bar area adjacent to the long dining table with funky lamp shades. This chalet is perfect for groups who want a fun week in the mountains. As an added bonus, all the bedrooms are a fabulous options!
Were flying into Geneva, possibly one of the least inspiring arrivals on the planet, but set one foot outside the airport, feel that clean cold mountain air on your face, glimpse the snow dusted Alps in the distance, and youre hooked. Bound for Val DIsere in the French Alps, we are about to experience the Scott Dunn effect the bespoke luxury tour operators renowned for creating one-of-a-kind custom vacations.
Ushered into our pimped up tour bus; complete with a hamper of gourmet goodies and a fridge full of Laurent Perrier, we are well resourced to enjoy the 3-hour drive to our destination. The driver takes the scenic route, giving us a rolling picture window onto some of Europe's most beautiful landscapes; Lake Annecy and miles of green fields that give way to frost and finally snow as we wind our way ever upwards towards the mountain resort that lies 1850-meters above sea level. Its true that the air is thinner up here, certainly its rarefied, playing host to a salubrious clientele of jetsetting bankers, Eurocrats and trustafarians.
There are affordable options for those wanting to experience a sprinkle of Val's glamour (those in the know refer to the town with its shortened moniker). But suffice to say, that is not where were heading. Scott Dunn's portfolio contains a clutch of the towns most coveted chalets. While most are unassuming from the outside, you can usually spot a Scott Dunn chalet by the large contemporary chandeliers that preside over the porch. Inside, is a smart mix of old and new; vintage sledges that hang from the ceiling, beds flanked by Selettis silhouette tables, and always a spectacular living area with statement dining table and lighting features.
We are staying at the newest flagship, Chalet Husky, perhaps the quirkiest of all. Against a backdrop of raw reclaimed wood, the large 7-bedroom accommodation has been playfully designed, creating the overall feeling that this could be the ski pad of a dotcom billionaire. It boasts an indoor lap and wave pool with spa, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna; and an activity area with climbing wall, archery and laser shooting. The dining and living area are joined by a glass walkway that overlooks a green atrium besides which I am lucky enough to have been granted the master bedroom. The large suite pays more than a little homage to the seventies with goatskin throws and a sofa embroidered with the classic Beatles illustration.
There is so much attention to detail in the accessories;bedside tables that look like vintage radios, and a range of Cowshed vanity products in the enormous bathroom. Best of all, the master suite has a direct access to the spa perfect for those spontaneous late night steams.
The chalet is fully staffed with a young, English speaking hospitality team from Scott Dunn. They are pretty much there to ensure that everything you need is catered to. The full time chef can prepare all your meals, including a bounty of delicious bites for tea time perfect for refuelling after a day on the slopes, to a bespoke dinner that can be anything from a traditional Indian takeaway to five courses of fine dining. One evening we venture into the most premium chalet, Le Rocher. More traditionally modern, it has vaulting triple height ceilings and an endless warren of individually designed bedrooms. In the dining room, we are treated to a truly spectacular dinner; that rather put the efforts of many five star Dubai establishments to shame. While we bated the chef about his exploits on TVs Masterchef, even the most hardened journalist in our natty group was impressed by the elegant quality, flavor and creativity of the food. Of course, like all good meals in France, the final course was fromage; in this case a giant wheel of Mont d'Or baked in the oven until gooey inside and served with crispy baguette; best enjoyed from the comfort of the fireside sofa.
The skiing at Val is said to be some of the best in the world with one of the longest seasons in the Alps, from December through to May. Located in the Espace Killy that boasts a great snow record, Scott Dunn tells us that the skiing is virtually limitless assuming of course that you can ski at all. Even if you are a beginner, the resort has such a diversity of options; with nursery slopes easily accessible from the village center and the famous La Face black run for those that like a side of fear with their skiing. Even if the snow is late or slow to fall, there are green runs higher up that are almost always covered in snow.
For newbies or those wanting to improve their skills, there are many ski schools operating in the resort. We went with one of the best and most established, Oxygen, easily identifiable by the brightest, most stylish ski togs on the slopes. With a mixed bag of abilities, there were instructors taking snowboarders onto red runs, some leading skiers onto gentle blues, and a handful of ski virgins gently coaxed along like newborn foals from a fearful wobble to veritable confidence in just a day.
If you want to get a true measure of the beauty of the landscape around Val you have to see it from above. Whitetrack helicopters took us for a short hover over the mountains from where you can get a clear view of neighboring Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps and one of the highest peaks in Europe. The Espace Killy is truly breathtaking, with the light scatter of the town deep in the Tarentaise valley.
Of course, after every snowbound excursion, were happy to return to the chalet, for a mini spa session to ease our weary limbs, one of chef Leos ridiculously delicious cakes and an hour or two sharing photos by the crackling fire. To say that Scott Dunn think of everything is an understatement; pretty much anything you can think of has been anticipated. You wont want for a thing...except perhaps to take up residence at Chalet Husky, and never leave.
With the Alps rapidly reinventing themselves with a neoteric facelift to stay ahead of the competition, the chi chi Chalet Husky is leading the way.
T H E L O W D O W N
With a growing trend towards vacation stays that offer more than just a room in a box, highflying vacationmakers are looking for full-blown experiences that pre-empt all your needs and whims while still managing to surprise you. Step forward Chalet Husky, a sublime lodgings that can sleep up to 14 guests which comes complete with a chef, an army of friendly staff, a heavenly spa and - who would have guessed it - a climbing wall!
L O C AT I O N , L O C AT I O N !
A firm favorite with the in-crowd, Val d'Isere's nonchalant charm and innate je ne sais quoi make it feel as though you are in an intimate ski resort in spite of its scale. Its deceptive size means you can benefit from an impressive array of ski runs no less than over 300km of marked pistes to be exact so that no two days on the slopes have to be the same. Chalet Husky sits right in the thick of it, although once you step inside this dreamlike den, you feel a million miles away from the rest of the universe.
T H E D E S I G N
With its wooden exterior, it may give off the impression that its a traditional mountain chalet, but step inside and you'll discover that Chalet Husky wouldn't look out of place on a Tim Burton film set. Not in the unhinged, gothic sense, but more in its appreciation for German Expressionist films where lighting is used to great effect. There's a preoccupation with mirrors, glass, and other reflective surfaces, from the animated disco floor a glass footbridge overlooking the spa and indoor
garden below that changes color to the bouquets of tasselled lampshades hanging from exposed rafters and dainty steel single stemmed flower lights standing to attention on the sideboard.
The attention to detail is astounding and youre likely to spot something new every day from the embroidered bar stool covers to the almost invisible Perspex chairs and the mix of pop and retro art. How the decor manages to seamlessly blend pieces from Rajasthan,Europe and Southeast Asia boggles the mind, yet it does so with aplomb.
You won't find any of Burtons monsters lurking under the beds, but there is a playful nod to anthropomorphism through its use of deer antler-shaped mirrors, animal head printed cushions and cartoon animals peering out at you from gold frames. Its abstract, retro, modern, chic and off the wall all rolled into one. Above all, devilishly fun.
E AT Y O U R H E A R T O U T
The accomplished chalet chef takes great pride in the food he dishes up with every serving making an impression. Aside from fresh juices, smoothies, cereals, yogurt compotes and pastries, breakfasts also include a cooked to order choice from an a la carte menu. Every morning a hot drink is delivered to your bed and each afternoon if you can squeeze it in tea, cake and tart is served. This is followed by pre-dinner drinks (the house beverage is Laurent Perrier, just saying) and canaps followed by a three-course meal. Yes, you really do need to ski a lot to justify even half of it!
Mike Harlow (Staff)
Working in the luxury travel industry and dealing on a day to day basis with the world's top luxury offerings, it's becoming more and more rare that I come across a property that truly takes my breath away. Chalet Husky is a truly unique and stunning property. It is the flagship luxury chalet that should be emulated by all others.
Lamp shades that tumble over each other and the glass walkways above the atrium. Sofas crafted from denim jeans, the pop art and quirky paintings of animals that adorn the walls and even the multi-colored lighting all adds to the playful and humorous, yet decadent and opulent style of this chalet. After a hard day on the piste, take in a chalet massage, enjoy a glass or two of champagne in the jacuzzi or challenge your party in the shooting range.
A ski vacation at Chalet Husky is not just any vacation. It's an experience. It's the most breathtaking place to stay, the best understated service, the finest attention to detail.
Chalet Early Booking Discount for Winter 2019/20Book to stay in our luxury Scott Dunn chalets in Val d'Isere before 30 June 2019 and receive up to 20% discount off the cost of the chalet on selected dates. Valid on chalet bookings for Winter 2019/20.
The discount varies depending on the chalet and dates selected.
This offer excludes weeks commencing 29 December 2019 and 16 February 2020.
Discount applies to the cost of the whole chalet only (does not include service / food supplements, transfers or flights)
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Contact our Chalet Specialists for further information.
|Book from||24 January 2019 to 30 June 2019|
15 December 2019 to 19 April 2020
Bring out the winter Olympian in yourself with this energetic but classic Alpine pursuit.
Bun J Ride
Experience Tignes' latest thrill seeking adventure - ski, board or toboggan attached to a harness with two bunjee ropes.
Dog Sledding in Val d'Isère
Mush! And you're off! Drive your own dog sled, or take a guide and just sit and enjoy the ride.
Electric Fat Biking
Fat Biking is a new sport to hit the Alps. With fat tyres, an electric motor along with an experienced instructor, this is a fun way for the whole family to explore the snowy landscape of Val d'Isere on just two wheels.
Heli-skiing in Val d'Isère
Whether you're a competent off-piste skier looking to heli-ski, or a piste skier looking to ski a wide variety of resorts, Val Heli-ski can create an itinerary that will take into account your preferences, your ski ability and the snow conditions.
A chance to experience a hidden world below the natural frozen lake in Tignes. Brave the ice cold waters with a professional diver to see the beauty that awaits beneath the surface.
Ice driving in Val d'Isère
One of the most thrilling experiences in a ski resort, ice driving is especially fun with a group of friends.
Ice skating in Val d'Isère
No Alpine vacation is complete without a session on the ice rink. The one in the center of Val d'Isère is particularly good fun as well as being conveniently located. It is always a winner with children too.
In Chalet Beauty and Massage Treatments
For the ultimate relaxation in your own chalet in Val d'Isere a professional therapist can soothe and rejuvenate those aching muscles. Choose from a beauty therapist, masseur or physiotherapist for indulgent pampering and just the treat your body needs.
Swimming in Val d'Isère
Val d'Isère has fantastic swimming facilities at the Center Aquasportif Leisure Center, and is well worth a trip if you're not skiing, or if you fancy a more relaxing bit of exercise after a day on the slopes.
*NB: m² of chalet is an estimate and excludes terraces, garages, store rooms and cellars, but may include areas with low headroom.
Location & directions
Val d'Isère, France - Sleeps 14
Chalet Husky is a 10-minute walk from the center of Val d'Isère and a 8-10 minute walk to the Bellevarde Express lift. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.