Your luxury ski chalet retreat

…because fabulous holidays are about more than just the skiing

Welcome to La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets – an alpine retreat full of warmth and character for families and friends.  Relax in the comfort of this luxurious alpine chalet and benefit from our years of experience.  Whether couples, groups of friends or family ski holidays with children, we will plan a vacation especially for you.  Our team of professional staff will attend to your needs so that you have a great time on and off the mountains. 

Beautifully set amongst the traditional alpine chalet resort of Châtel in France, part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, this newly renovated historic farmhouse boasts luxury catered accommodation for 10-15 guests.

La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets - a luxury catered chalet

Your Luxury Ski Chalet

It’s about more than just skiing

Welcome to La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets – an alpine retreat full of warmth and character for families and friends.  Relax in the comfort of this luxurious alpine chalet and benefit from our years of experience. Whether couples, groups of friends or family ski holidays with children, we will plan a vacation especially for you. Our team of professional staff will attend to your needs so that you have a great time on and off the mountains. 

Beautifully set amongst the traditional alpine chalet resort of Châtel in France, part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, this newly renovated historic farmhouse boasts luxury catered accommodation for 10-15 guests.

Family Friendly

Bespoke childcare linking ski lessons, indoor and outdoor fun, enabling all day skiing for parents.  Enjoy the TV and games room, discover the kids' snug and have fun in the garden chalet playhouse.  Cots, chairs and equipment for infants and toddlers.  Special meals for all!

Luxurious Chalet

Relax in the hot tub or sauna, rest by the crackling log fire, raise a glass at the cocktail bar or gaze across at the mountains from the south-west facing panoramic balcony. Take a book from the library or chill to music on the sumptuous linens of your wooden beamed bedroom.

Personal Attention

Enjoy gourmet food from our professional Chef matched by our Sommelier with wine from our private cellar.  Our resort Chauffeur is available throughout the day while your chalet Manager and Host are on hand as your concierge.  We even arrange ski fitting at the chalet.

Luxurious Chalet

Relax in the hot tub or sauna, rest by the crackling log fire, raise a glass at the cocktail bar or gaze across at the mountains from the south-west facing panoramic balcony. Take a book from the library or chill to music on the sumptuous linens of your wooden beamed bedroom.

Personal Attention

Enjoy gourmet food from our professional Chef matched with wine from our private cellar.  Our resort Chauffeur will be at your service throughout the day while your chalet Host is on hand to provide advice and exciting recommendations.

Family Friendly

Bespoke childcare linking ski lessons, indoor and outdoor fun, enabling all day skiing for parents.  Discover the kids' snug and the garden chalet playhouse.  Cots, chairs and equipment for infants and toddlers.  Special meals for all!

Exciting activities

On and off-piste or guided snow shoeing in peaceful forests.  Husky sled rides, cheese making, biathlon or the Fantasticable.  There ideas to fill your time are endless!

Gorgeous interiors

Every room has bespoke design features to create a magical character: from the children's little snug in the mezzanine to the built-in boot warmers in the wooden panelled entrance hall.  

Fabulous holiday

Our professional staff will take care of you. There will be treats from the Chef, select wines and craft beers from our cellar.  Relax in the hot tub, sauna, by the log fire or in the sumptuous bedrooms.

 

Family-fun resort

Châtel offers great skiing and boarding for everyone.  Families enjoy the tree-lined pistes, Freestyle parks entertain the acrobatic and the adventurous attack the black runs and off-piste.

A traditional farm chalet in the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, La Grange au Merle has been completely renovated ahead of the winter season 2016/17.  The chalet's new design welcomes guests into a retreat full of warmth, comfort and style set in traditional Savoyard character.  A fabulous retreat for families with children, groups of friends and couples.

Individual rooms and whole chalet bookings are available.

A traditional farm chalet in the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, La Grange au Merle has been completely renovated ahead of the winter season 2016/17.  The chalet's new design welcomes guests into a retreat full of warmth, comfort and style set in traditional Savoyard character.

A fabulous retreat for families with children, groups of friends and couples.  Individual rooms and whole chalet bookings are available.

What's different about us, at a glance...

A Professional Team

Our team of four chalet staff will take care of you each day.  So much so that you may not want to ski at all! Before you meet them, all enquiries and pre-holiday arrangements are handled personally by me, Clare.

Dinner Wine Pairings

Your four-course dinner will be accompanied by wines from our cellar, selected by our sommelier and changing every night to accompany our chef's creations.

All-day Resort Chauffeur

Choose when and where to go throughout the day across the resort. The Châtel lifts are just a few minutes drive; want a pick up from the village; a lift after après; or time to go sledging?  Just call and we'll be there!

Late Check Out Facility

Many of our guests enjoy a last day's skiing before departure.  We don't want you to leave in a bundle of salopettes - ask about our changing room facility.

Hot Tub Patio & Sauna

Relax in our outdoor hot tub while overlooking the snowy valley in the rays of the setting sun or the glow of the patio fire with a glass of fizz. Alternatively, bask in the steamy heat of our indoor sauna.

The Whole Wine Cellar

Our ‘carnotzet’ is stocked with premium wines and craft beers and is open for you to explore. The complimentary cocktail bar upstairs offers brand spirits and craft gin.

Children's Play Time

Whether building snowmen in the garden or tea parties in the children's alpine-chalet ‘mazot’, hiding in the little mezzanine snug or lounging in the games and movie room, there are lots of things to entertain the troops.

Bespoke Design

Each of our rooms has been specially designed to blend traditional materials and modern luxuries, creating individual character.

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freeride skier

“Wonderful chalet... fabulous, the best we have stayed in.”

James, January 2017

“Absolutely brilliant.  The food was incredible, far better than in most restaurants.”

Marsh, January 2017

“A very peaceful location, with excellent views from all the rooms and balconies.”

Michael, March 2016

“We had a brilliant stay in La Grange au Merle with our family of 3 children under 10.  The chalet was a short ten minute stroll away from the village centre where there were some great, friendly bars and restaurants.”

Fergus, January 2017

“Cannot fault this chalet.  It was so easy to book... the owner responds immediately, takes care of the ski hire, ski passes, transfers, etc etc. You arrive at the chalet and everything is ready.”

James, February 2017

“The chalet is beautiful and comfortable, the food delicious with easy access to the slopes and town. We had a great family holiday enjoyed by children and adults equally.”

Emma, January 2017

“Just Brilliant.  Walking into the bedrooms made you feel like you were staying in a 5 star log cabin hotel.”

Brennan, January 2017

“The children’s home in the garden was a very joyful discovery.”

Leckner, February 2016

Read the wonderful reviews from our previous guests!