Chalet le Grand Ours - Luxury 5-bedroom chalet with jacuzzi, ski-in & ski-out
Description of the holiday rental
This luxury five-bedroom, four-bathroom chalet with jacuzzi is a rare treat in La Tzoumaz – ski-in and ski-out access, and an easy walk to the town centre! From the moment the automatic garage door opens to allow you into the snow-free underground parking, everything has been designed with skiers in mind: the parking is linked first to the chalet and then to the piste by a 70m shuttle cabin on rails that easily climbs the near-vertical mountainside, so that you don’t have to! This is what makes Chalet le Grand Ours ski-in & ski-out. No more struggling onto a ski-bus with arms full of children’s skis and poles, and no need to walk a long way in your ski-boots. There’s also no need to clear snow from your car in the mornings as you can just park it indoors and forget about it until it’s time to go home. In fact, you really don’t need a car if you’re staying here in the winter. Due to its elevated position, Chalet le Grand Ours benefits from fantastic views across the valley and to the mountains up to 20km away. The large windows of the open living / dining area were specially designed to make the most of this ever-changing vista.
All heating, hot water and even the jacuzzi are powered by a heat pump powered using renewable energy, and from summer 2021 there is electric car charging available in the car park.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
With its five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this chalet is ideal for up to 13 people. Downstairs are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with attached bathroom (fitted with shower, sink and WC). On the main living floor is a guest WC. Upstairs is the Master Bedroom with its attached bathroom (fitted with WC and bath with overhead shower), a triple room (with three single beds), a quad room (with four single beds, two of which are reached by a ladder) and a family bathroom (fitted with WC, shower and bath with overhead shower). If you wish to travel with children under 2 years old, just let us know and we will provide a cot and a high chair for your chalet.
The main floor of the chalet is a large open space with kitchen, living and dining space. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for catering for thirteen people, including oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, and fridge-freezer. There are fondue and raclette sets for a traditional Swiss evening in front of the log fire. Washing machine, dryer, hairdryer, iron and portable outdoor barbecue are all available for you to use.
A selection of toys and games spanning a wide age group are available to use, including items ranging from wooden blocks, toy vehicles and a Playmobil ski lodge, to more mature items such as board games, playing cards and story cubes.
At the end of a ski day, allow yourself to be enticed in by the steam rising off the outdoor jacuzzi, perhaps with a gin tonic in hand, and watch as the lights start to twinkle on across the valley. Once inside the chalet, you’ll really appreciate the underfloor heating throughout, but that might not stop you from lighting the fire to add to the cosy glow of an alpine evening overlooking the village and the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
If you want to head out to one of the resort bars or restaurants, you can just take the shuttle cabin down to the parking level and walk 5 or 10 minutes to the town centre. If you fancy a day off from skiing, you won’t be bored because the luge piste runs past the chalet alongside the piste – you can use your lift pass to ride up to the top of the Savoleyres telecabin with your sledge. Please note that it’s better to rent a sturdy one from the resort as there are 10km of sledge runs between the top of the telecabin and the chalet!
Chalet le Grand Ours is equipped with free, high-speed WIFI for your own private use.
We’re sorry but this is a pet-free property. Please browse our selection of pet-friendly rentals if you would like to travel with your pet.
There are two parking spaces in the shared underground car-park on the premises. From here, a shuttle cabin carries you 30m steeply uphill to the 40m footpath that leads you to the chalet. Additional parking is available only 150m away all year round, in a lay-by on the main road. Car not necessary in winter due to proximity to ski-lifts, restaurants and supermarket. Contact us for railway or airport transfers.
This chalet is ski-in and ski-out (and sledge-in and sledge-out)! During the ski season, you only have to step into the shuttle cabin outside the chalet and you are carried the 40m uphill to the piste. From here you only need to ski (or sledge) 300m down the main piste and you arrive at the Savoleyres telecabin. At the end of the last run of the day, don’t forget to stop before the end and hop into the shuttle cabin to be carried the last 40m down to your chalet. The main piste is not accessible to complete beginners, who would need to walk the 300m to the ski-school meeting point at the telecabin. The modern high-speed telecabin carries you from La Tzoumaz up to the top of the Savoleyres in less than 8 minutes, from where you can decide to ski back on the quiet La Tzoumaz slopes or ski down to Verbier’s legendary slopes and world-class off-piste opportunities in the vast 4-Valleys ski area.
You will have the opportunity to purchase discounted packages and courses and rent them and have them ready for your arrival (conditions apply) after booking with us for winter holidays (December to April).
In summer, the area turns into a hiking and mountain biking paradise, with hundreds of kilometres of marked trails criss-crossing the mountains, awash with alpine flowers and a range of wildlife to spot. Visit the Maison de la Foret with its wildlife exhibitions and its Five Senses Nature Trail, and the starting point of many beautiful hikes. The “Bisses” are relatively flat footpaths that follow the water as it trickles around the mountainsides, where for centuries farmers and villagers channelled the streams for their own uses. They have been preserved now and can be an incredible way to spend a day or more on easy hikes with stunning views across the Rhone Valley or over to the Massif des Combins.
We’ll provide you with plenty of tourist information including our favourite suggestions for day trips that are easily reachable from La Tzoumaz, from spectacular gorge walks, cheese factories and roman festivals to rainy-day ideas such as underground lake tours. The road that winds up the mountain-top to the panoramic Croix-de-Coeur Cafe-Restaurant opens as soon as the snow melts and from here you can continue the drive (or cycle) all the way down into Verbier.
In the high summer season, from the beginning of July to the end of August, we offer free lift passes and the gondola link to Verbier runs daily from 08.45 to 17.00, which means that you can easily reach the famous resort as a pedestrian, or accompanied by your bike (at an additional cost). You can even use a variety of lifts to go up to Mont Fort at 3300m for Europe’s highest fondue and incredible views of the mountains which include Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Don’t miss the Swiss National Celebrations in La Tzoumaz on August 1st, or the famous festival of live music performances, the Verbier Festival, which runs from mid-July to the beginning of August.
The total price is composed of a one-off non-variable cost (per booking) to cover final cleaning, bed-linen & towels and other one-off fees, plus a nightly rental rate (per night) and nightly tourist taxes (per adult/child and per night), plus website fees (site-specific). This total price includes the following:
– our warm welcome and support during your stay
– beds made up for your arrival with our bedsheets and towels
– full use of jacuzzi
– credit card charges
– electricity & heating
– firewood (fair use)
– final cleaning
– tourist taxes for the number of adults/children stated at time of enquiry/booking. Please note that due to the inclusion of tourist taxes in the calculation, the price varies according to the number of people who will stay. Adults are classed as over 16 years, and children from 6 to 15 years. At the time of booking there is no need to declare (or pay for) children under 6 years old on the date of travel, however please mention them in the “Special Requests” box so that we can include them in our arrival preparations.
– free summer lift passes for the number of adults/children stated at time of booking (early July to late August)
– the opportunity to buy discounted skipasses, lessons and rental and have them ready for your arrival (conditions apply) after booking a winter holiday with us (December to April).
Not included in the price:
–We will pre-authorize a card on arrival with 1000 CHF for any damages, please note this is just held on your card and will be released once the chalet has been checked 7- 10 days after departure.
– Dogs not allowed
– Only the exit cleaning is included in the base price – if you wish to have extra cleaning during your stay then this can be arranged on request.
– Bedding and towels are provided for your arrival – if you require a change of bedding and towels during your stay then this can be arranged for 22CHF per person
– Standard arrival is from 16h00, and departure is by 10h00. Early Arrival from 14h00 can be purchased for 50CHF up to one week in advance of Saturday arrivals in winter and peak summertime.
We operate a strictly “first-paid = first-reserved” basis for bookings so we cannot guarantee availability beyond what you see on this online booking portal and so we recommend you confirm within 48h in order to secure the reservation.
You can book and pay by credit card right now through the secure online booking portal using the link on this page. 50% of the total amount is due upon reservation and the remainder is payable 2 months before arrival.
Please see the site for our updated cancellation conditions, or in case of cancellation: Up to 2 months before arrival (or upon resale) the fee is 15%. Up to 1 month / 80%, thereafter / 90%.
La Tzoumaz Chalet Grand Ours
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- Cable TV / Sat. TV
- Parking space
- Washing machine