No one is forgotten in Chalet Auriane
Voted by House and Garden (December 2010) as one of the top 5 family oriented luxury chalets, Chalet Auriane is a haven for the little ones. There is a den area with books, games and a Wii to put smiles on their faces when they want to come indoors. The kids can also play in the garden, building snowmen or igloos depending on their talents.
La Tzoumaz resort, while adjacent to Verbier is quieter than its big brother which has massive advantages in terms of access to the slopes. Even at Christmas or half term the longest wait time for the main lift has been 8-10 minutes compared to up to an hour in Verbier itself, yet you can ski down to Verbier from the top to take advantage of Verbier’s fun snowpark for freestylers or numerous off piste opportunities. There is a ski lift for children in La Tzoumaz and for those who want action off the slopes, the resort has a heated swimming pool, a natural ice rink and the longest floodlit sledge run in French-speaking Switzerland – 10 kilometres of sheer exhilaration, easily accessed from the main cable car lift. Hire a sledge in the resort for a day of fun. The toboggan run also passes directly past the chalet.
La Tzoumaz is an ideal place to learn and for confidence building and the Swiss ski school at the bottom of the Savoleyres lifts can provide excellent instruction, whether for group lessons or private ones. Other companies from Verbier come to La Tzoumaz slopes too to make the most of the emptier, wide slopes and we can advise on the possibilities as well as our personal favourite instructors.
Rather fantastically guests in the chalet can travel the 20m to the blue ski run down to the main lifts via its private funicular lift, avoiding the need to catch a snow bus or walking in boots.
The Swiss ski school has an office and crèche facilities at the bottom of the main lift, 100m from the chalet, the latter offering morning or all day facilities.