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Résidence Chavière

Residence Chavière in car-free village of Valfrejus near the Italian border. The ski slopes, lifts and ski school are all just a snowball's throw from the comfy studios and that's what makes this location so perfect.
  • Balcony
  • Close to ski lifts
  • Central location

Room types

studio standard type
for 2 till 3 persons
  • pets, excl. food: circa 35,00 € per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per stay to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,80 € per person per night to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • linen package: circa 10,00 € per person (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (to be paid at resort)
studio type A
for 2 till 4 persons
  • surface circa 26m²
  • pets, excl. food: circa 35,00 € per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per stay to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,80 € per person per night to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • linen package: circa 10,00 € per person (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (to be paid at resort)
studio type B
for 2 till 4 persons
  • surface circa 24m²
  • pets, excl. food: circa 35,00 € per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per stay to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: circa 1,80 € per person per night to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • linen package: circa 10,00 € per person (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (to be paid at resort)

Boardtype

Self catering

Tip!

The apartments each have different owners, therefore the interiors can differ.

Location and surroundings

Accommodation different from furnishing/owner
in the centre
distance to ATM approx. 30 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 50 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 30 metres
distance to ski school approx. 50 metres

Map

Facilities

General Information
  • Elevator
  • No safe available
  • Parking garage
  • Accommodation not suitable for disabled persons
  • Deposit (to be paid with credit card) (to be paid with credit card)
  • Tourist tax (to be paid with credit card) (to be paid with credit card)
  • Blankets
  • mini supermarket (in the centre)
  • bakery (in the centre)
  • souvenir shop (in the centre)
  • sports store (in the centre)
  • Various shops (in the centre)
  • Cleaning room: no cleaning during stay
  • Pets allowed max: 1 pet(s) per room/apartment (only small animals/dogs)
Optional facilities
  • pets, excl. food: circa 35,00 € per stay (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: circa 10,00 € per person (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • bath towel package: circa 8,00 € per set (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • final cleaning (kitchen excl.): (to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: circa 1,80 € per person per night to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: circa 300,00 € per unit per stay to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)

There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

Valfréjus

In the woods just above Modane is the compact ski resort of Valfréjus at an altitude of 1550 meters. Because of the many facilities and favourable prices Valfréjus is a very interesting destination. For skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers there are plenty of options. For beginners there are some good blue runs all the way down from the highest point, the Punta Bagna, to the valley via the Pas du Roc. In addition to a swimming pool, sauna, skating rink, tennis court and jacuzzi are also some nice bars and restaurants in Valfréjus so after skiing you have lots of possibilities to keep you entertained.

Valfréjus

  • Cozy ski village
  • Guaranteed snow every year!
  • Ski slopes for every kind of skier

Location and surroundings

Accommodation different from furnishing/owner
in the centre
distance to ATM approx. 30 metres
distance to ski piste approx. 50 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 30 metres
distance to ski school approx. 50 metres

Valfréjus

Valfréjus is a small and cosy ski resort in the Mauriennedal, close to the Italian border. The 70km ski area mainly consists of blue runs, but also offers excellent off-piste opportunities for the more advanced skier.

The village sits at 1550m and two lifts will take you to the Plateau d’Arrondaz station. There you can take the Punta Bagna gondla to the highest point within the region at 2737m. From here there is a beautiful back slope and many off-piste opportunities to take you back to the Plateau. For those looking for even more excitement, there is a boardercross and 2 bobsled downhill runs of 2km. There is also the opportunity to heli-ski across the border in Italy for a truly unique experience.

 

New since 2018-2019

Aside from skiing in Valfréjus you now have access to unlimited skiing in La Norma, so a total of 135km is waiting for you. With a 6, 7, or 8 day lift pass you can also ski for 1 day in Aussois, 1 day in Val Cenis, 1 day in Bonneval Sur Arc, and 1 day in Bessans.

 

Aussois

The ski area of Aussois covers a total of 55km of slopes lying between 1350m and 2750m. From the village, 2 chairlifts take you to the top. For advanced skiers, there is an excellent black piste, Balmes, with a daring descent. There are also beautiful red runs that will take you back to the village, and closer to the village is where you will find the blue and green runs. Aussois really offers something for everyone, from those on their first runs to the more experienced skier.

 

La Norma

The ski area of La Norma is largely located in the woods and provides snow-sure slopes due to most of the slopes being situated in the northern area of the mountains. It has some 65km of varied pistes for both beginners and advanced skiers. Advanced skiers should head to the Mezelet descent or the black piste, La Norma II. The Repose descent is suitable for everyone, allowing all levels of skiers to refine and retune their technique.

 

Val Cenis

Val Cenis provides 125km of wonderful pistes for both novice and advanced skiers. The longest green run in Europe, l’Escargot, is found in Val Cenis and there are 19 ski lifts connect the villages of Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard. The lower slopes are far easier and mainly meander through the woods. There are also 2 snow parks, ideal for snowboarders, found on the slopes of the Familiale and St. Pierre.

Valfréjus

  • Eski-Mo ski pass can be added
  • New ultramodern lifts
  • Affordable resorts

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per destination

Distance required in public areas (in metres)
Yes
1 metre
Mouth mask
Yes
Masks are mandatory from the age of 11 in public transport and air traffic. Also in all public closed buildings and areas, for example government buildings, hospitals, shops, restaurants and hotels. Ski lifts, drag lifts, ski schools, ski buses (also on the platform), lift stations, ski rental shops and other closed parts of the ski area. Even when you are in line (outside and inside).
Required documentation before arrival
Yes
Proof of a negative PCR test is mandatory for all 11 years and older, within 72 hours of departure
Covid test on destination at arrival
No
Required documentation on destination to return home (measure destination)
No
Required documentation on destination to return home (measure home country)
Yes

It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found here.

When you enter France you need to fill in a “Declaration sur l'honneur”.

Quarantaine after arrival on destination
No
Max persons together outdoors
Yes
Max. 10 persons
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
But advised to wear a mask inside aswell when in company of others
Certain hours not allowed to be outside?
No
Restaurants
Open
Only terraces are open; max. 6 persons per table
Bars / Apres-ski
Open
Only terraces are open; max. 6 persons per table
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
Events open air or indoor
No
Activities, attractions and sights
Open
Transfer
Yes
A mask is mandatory
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Open
A mask is mandaotry for everyone aged 11 and over. Allowed for all trips during 06:00 - 19:00 and only for essential trips between 19:00 -06:00
Slopes
Closed
Skilifts
Closed
Ski rental
Closed
Ski lessons
No
Wellness
Closed
Additional measures per ski region
No
Good to know

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

A lift pass for Valfréjus & La Norma is included in the travel sum. With a 6-day to 8-day holiday, this lift pass also allows you to ski for 1 day in one of the following areas: Aussois, Val Cenis, Bessans or Bonnval sur Arc.

Own transport:

3-day holiday including 2-day lift pass

4-day holiday including 2-day lift pass

5-day holiday including 3-day lift pass

6-day holiday including 4-day lift pass

7-day holiday including 5-day lift pass

8-day holiday including 6-day lift pass

In the booking steps it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid. If you want to use the ski lift on a different day than indicated in the booking process, please contact our contact centre by telephone. It is not possible to change the days of the lift pass once you have arrived at the destination. If you wish to extend the lift pass, it can often be booked as an extra. The price for extending the lift pass can be found in the booking. If you choose “no lift pass”, the discount can also be found in the booking process.

Discounts:

The lift pass for children born after 01/01/2018 and seniors from 75 years old is free. If you are entitled to the free lift pass, choose 'no lift pass' when booking. You can collect the free lift pass and lift passes with a discount on presentation of your ID.

Lift pass promotion:

With a lift pass of 6, 7 or 8 days, you can also ski 1 day in Aussois, 1 day in Val Cenis and 1 day in La Norma within the validity of your lift pass. These areas are not connected to each other, but can be reached by the ski bus. The ski bus to these destinations is included with the lift pass.

The above fees and discounts are valid only when booking with Sunweb. Other rates are used at the resort.

You can select ski and snowboard directly upon booking. With short-stay holidays it is not possible to book ski lessons. You can arrange ski lessons at the resort.

- The ski and snowboard lessons start on Sunday.

- When booking please ensure you pick the right level:

Beginners: Choose beginners lessons if you've never skied before.

Average: Can you brake / make a curve? Opt for average and not for beginners.

Advanced: Can you ski, but you want to develop your technique? Opt for advanced.

Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.

When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment you can exchange it once a week for free, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).

The following types of material can be booked:

Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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