Monday 11 February 2013

Adventure Base / Chalet Slider

Oyr snow trip gang had a fantastic stay in Chamonix in a great chalet.

We booked a chalet with Adventure Base - who by the way I cannot recommend enough.

Here is the picture of our Chalet:

Chalet Slider's front door. 

With a big load of wood all for us!

Chalet Slider is a 4 bed/2 bathroom chalet for 8-10 people (2 people can sleep on a pullout and a couch).  We were 7 people so we were very comfortable in the 4 bedrooms and the large living areas.

It had a very nice alpine feel to it with lots of wood as you can see!  I particularly liked the wooden table and cute chairs. 

And I very much liked the big fireplace!

All mod cons were included in the house e.g ipod docking station for playing music & charging.
For me it is absolutely essential I have internet connection on holidays (sad I know) so the full wi-fi was most appreciated. 
Last year the apartment we stayed in in Austria did not have wi-fi and I recall I left a comment in the Guest Book that they should consider getting it in for the guests.

The chalet also had some kind of receiver/saorview box which meant it had English TV - Ch4, E4, UTV, BBC etc.  That was a nice little bonus.

More lovely wood up on the landing of the upstairs - the chalet has two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms off the living room.
I don't have any photos of the kitchen.  It was small but pefectly adequate.  Kitchen is not really a priority when you got a mountain outside your front door!!

And here is the view from the chalet.  Lots and lots of beautiful snow.  What a lovely view.
Oh and finally a special mention goes to the staff of Adventure Base. Have I mentioned Charlie???!  When we arrived to the chalet we were greeted by Charlie who helped carry our bags in - he carried my snowboard and two suitcases all in one go, what a gent! :-)
He showed us around the chalet gave us info about the chalet and the area. 
And THEN he offered to hang around to drive us to the Intersport to collect our gear and he then dropped us up to the slopes - this meant that we got a bonus half day boarding in so that was brilliant.  Thanks Charlie :-)
Mark was of great assistance to us also - later during the week he drove us all the supermarket which saved us a taxi fee. 
Be warned Taxis are EXORBITANTLY expensive in Chamonix - avoid at all costs.
He was also very supportive to us and helpful at the end of holiday when we were having a little issue with our airport transfer.  Thanks Mark :-)

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