Chalet Pauline, Val d'Isère
Val d’Isère, France - Sleeps 10
- 7 nights
- from $2000 per person per week
A luxury catered ski chalet in a prime location on the private estate of Les Fermes de Val d'Isère. Chalet Pauline has its own indoor swimming pool and hammam, and comes with the renowned Scott Dunn chalet service. Sleeps 10.
At a Glance
Stunning freestanding chalet of 280m²*
Indoor swimming pool and steam room
Private and peaceful location with views down the Isère valley, and a short walk to the village center
Scott Dunn chalet service with private chef and host
Scott Dunn in-resort driver service
Scott Dunn nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club
Alongside its sister chalets Mathilda, Alice and Marie, Chalet Pauline epitomizes the clever blend of the classic-look ski chalet allied with feature packed facilities to give some of the best ski chalet accommodation in the Alps. The design incorporates copious amounts of wood and as soon as you enter the chalet you are cosseted by the calm and warmth of the chalet - exactly what you would expect a traditional chalet to offer. The size of the chalet is impressive for a five bedroom property. The second floor living room is dominated by the open fireplace and panoramic windows overlooking Val d'Isère and the surrounding mountains. In warmer weather there's nothing better than sipping champagne on the balcony as the sun slowly slips behind the snow covered peaks. The living area is open plan, with a separate kitchen. Beautifully presented meals are served by your private chef on the main dining table although a smaller dining alcove allows children to have their own dinner party away from the adults. As you would expect from a chalet of this quality, Pauline boasts a comprehensive entertainment system plus wifi throughout and TVs with UK channels in each bedroom.
Above the living area, one bedroom occupies the whole top floor, giving the perfect place to rest your tired limbs, kept warm by luxuriously fluffy duvets. Of the other bedrooms, each is dominated by the warm wood, but each is distinct in its character - Chalet Pauline does not do standard box shaped rooms! Three of these bedrooms are on the first floor including (arguably) the master room with it separate dressing area, well crafted bathroom and views towards the mountains.
The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor, next to the wellness area of the Chalet Pauline. Relaxing after a day's skiing is a vital part of any ski vacation, and what better way than to take a relaxed swim in the swimming pool before soothing muscles and cleansing your skin in the steam room. Alternatively just sit back on a lounger and drift off in anticipation of a pre-dinner glass of champagne. There is a separate TV room on the ground floor which is a great place for children to play or for some of your party to enjoy a film. The ground floor is completed by the ski room with the heated boot rack making sure your boots are perfectly ready for the next day's skiing.
Although the Scott Dunn shuttle service will take you to the lifts, the chalet is in the quiet and exclusive Les Fermes area of Val d'Isère, only a 10 minute walk to the center of the village. Close enough for convenience but secluded enough to avoid any late night noise from the village.
Chalet Pauline effortlessly blends the best of traditional chalet architecture with modern day sophistication to deliver an outstanding luxury chalet experience. If your requirements for a ski chalet vacation are traditional design, spacious living areas and bedrooms, en-suite facilities, swimming pool, steam room, open log fire, delicious food and wine served beautifully and modern entertainment systems then it delivers perfectly. Whether you are traveling with children or a group of adults, Chalet Pauline will take it all in its stride.
All of our chalets are non-smoking inside.
Chalet Pauline has five bedrooms all featuring traditional wooden beams and Moroccan style ceilings. Three of the five bedrooms are large, making them ideal for sitting in peace and quiet and reading a book (or accommodating a cot or an extra bed).
The party leader can choose between two bedrooms which could be considered the master. Room 5 has a South facing balcony and is particularly spacious but Room 2 has a cosy sofa corner and a view of the Isère valley.
Each room has an en-suite bath or shower room decorated with a mixture of wood and modern slate tiles. All bedrooms have electronic safes.
|Room 1 - Double/Twin||
A large twin/double room on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom. TV with UK channels.
|Room 2 - Double/Twin||
A double/twin room with a sofa / extra bed in the anteroom. Ideal for parents with a young child or three children. En-suite bathroom with shower above bath and double basin. TV with UK channels.
|Room 3 - Double/Twin||
One of the two smaller rooms - a double/twin with en-suite bathroom with a shower above the bath and a double basin. TV with UK channels.
|Room 4 - Double/Twin||
Smaller than the three larger rooms, this double/twin has a small walk in wardrobe and a good size en-suite bathroom with shower above the bath and double basin. Has a partial view of Solaise mountain. TV with UK channels.
|Room 5 - Double/Twin||
The largest room offers good privacy as it is alone on the top floor. High ceilings and a private south facing balcony give a real feeling of space. The shower room has a rainforest shower and double basin. Separate WC. It has a TV with UK channels.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations with childcare, allowing parents the freedom to ski whilst their children are expertly looked after by a qualified private nanny. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In Val d’Isère our chalet guests have the choice of a private nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club .
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).
Chalet Pauline benefits from a fabulous Wellness area with indoor swimming pool with jet stream and steam room. Also on the ground floor is the ski/boot area with boot warmers. The separate TV room is a great facility offering children their own space to relax or watch TV. Alternatively it could be used to accommodate an extra person if your party is bigger than 10 or it can provide a quiet office space if required.
In the living area, Pauline is equipped with TV with UK channels., DVD player and sound system. There is also a selection of games.
Indoor swimming pool (4.4m x 6.0m) with jet stream. Pool room benefits from integrated sound system.
Steam room ideal for soothing aching limbs after a long day of skiing. Seats 4.
Double height sitting room with stone fireplace, large TV with UK channels, Blu-ray DVD player and bluetooth soundbar.
Flat screen TV with UK channels.
The South facing balcony outside living area is an ideal place to soak up the sun.
Boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard equipment 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).
Chalet Pauline is complemented by our chalet service. Our team pride themselves on ensuring that service is seamless and anticipating your every need. Your private chef will serve mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Your host will manage your whole vacation, from restaurant bookings to ensuring a smart 4-wheel drive vehicle is ready to take you skiing and keeping your glass topped up with a carefully chosen wine or a perfectly mixed gin & tonic.
Breakfast and afternoon tea is served daily with pre-dinner champagne and spirits followed by gourmet dinners on six nights with wine. Our driver service offers a fleet of vehicles to whisk you to and from the slopes.
Above all, our chalet service is personal and we will do everything we can to make your stay perfect.
Your chef will be qualified, experienced and have a passion for great food. He/she 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 friendly chalet hosts are carefully selected for their service skills and charm and are trained to exacting standards. From bringing you tea in bed in the morning, to entertaining your children and serving you canapés and Champagne, their role is to ensure your chalet is delightful and welcoming home from home.
Your Chalet Manager will be an experienced hospitality professional who will take responsibility for ensuring that your skiing vacation meets and exceeds your expectations. They will arrange transfers, lift passes, ski guiding and tuition, advise you on where to ski, where to have lunch and where not to and address any problems that come up.
Our trained drivers offer a prompt and pleasant service delivering you to and from the slopes each day to start your skiing in style. 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 and 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.
*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 10
Scott Dunn offers scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva followed by shared transfers (2hrs 30mins). Regional and private flights and private and helicopter transfers can also be arranged. Alternative airports include Lyon (2hrs 45mins transfer) or Chambery (1hr 30mins transfer). Helicopter transfers take around 30mins.
When to go
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.