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Chalet Auriane Press Reviews

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  Made with local stone and wood, Auriane is split over two floors with an open-plan kitchen and large glass windows overlooking the Rhone valley. The interiors were done by Hugh Berry, the London interior designer behind Fortnum & Mason, and there’s a contemporary take on the traditional chocolate box look – silvery tree trunks reach up to the ceiling, sofas covered in faux fur fill the living room and there's a larger than life steel statue of a 1970s-style skier by British sculptor Paul Richardson.    City AM January 2013.

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  As we sat in the sauna before making a dash past Philippe Starck chairs and through the snow to the hot tub in time to watch the Alpenglow, it was difficult to work out what else could have been done to make Chalet Auriane any better.
Financial Times November 2012.

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  Full of quirky touches, such as a full-size papier-mâché tiger and white reindeer heads wearing ski goggles, the interiors come from London designer Hugh Berry, the genius who designed the inside of Fortnum & Mason.
CNN Travel November 2012.

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  For powder snow, world-class après-ski and lodgings at a price that won't steam up your goggles, try the big resorts' little sisters. Here are our top 10 budget snow destinations.    The Observer November 2012.

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  The Auriane experience must be how it was to be an aristocrat in the old days: pre-dinner drinks, whisky post-dinner, a selection of terrific wines with food all seamlessly at the ready....Your wish is their command – often before you’ve even had the wish    City AM February 2012.

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  Chalet Auriane combines the luxury of an exclusive boutique hotel with the traditional feel of a cosy Alpine lodge and, with direct and easy access to the piste via a small private lift, the chalet is ideally situated for all levels of skier. Director Magazine February 2012.

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  Chalet Auriane is in the off beat resort of La Tzoumaz, a little-known village due to develop in the future, with a handy lift link to Verbier. The luxurious chalet (left) has fur throws and after-dinner chocolates and is perched on the side of the mountain and reached by from the piste by a private lift." From £825 pp (sleeps 12) chaletauriane.com Evening Standard January 2012.
     
  If you are looking for serious luxury on a budget, look no further. These gorgeous new contemporary five-star chalets come with every conceivable luxury but they are located in lesser known resorts which means they are far more affordable than if they were in one of the ‘Mayfair’ resorts of Verbier, say, or Val d’Isere. The first, Chalet Auriane, is in the Verbier back-door resort of La Tzoumaz, earmarked for major expansion to ease some of the traffic on Verbier’s slopes this up and coming resort is well worth considering.    Ski Bible December 2011.
     
  This is an ultra-modern, beautifully appointed chalet with an unbeatable ski-in, ski-out, on-piste location in La Tzoumaz, a quiet hidden gem of a resort which links into Verbier. The chalet itself is super stylish and modern – thinks lots of lime green, funky lighting, Italian designer sofas and bean bags – with quirky twists that will appeal to kids, including a life-size papier-mâché tiger and wall-mounted chrome moose heads wearing goggles. Apple TV, with its on-demand films, television and music, is installed in each room, there’s a Wii games system, a children’s library, heaps of board games and, for the grown-ups, a gorgeous basement spa area with river shower, luxury steam room, Philippe Stark chairs and steaming hot tub outside.    House and Garden December 2010.
     
  Nendaz near Verbier has really developed over the past few years as an alternative base for skiing this linked area of the Swiss Alps. Now La Tzoumaz, in a valley on the other side of the mega-resort, is attempting to become the new Nendaz. As well as a 10km toboggan run and a cute town centre, it has a fabulous new place to stay, Chalet Auriane (chaletauriane.com). It sleeps 12 and is available in January and March from £825pp including all food and wine. It has a sauna and steam room, faux fur throws and even a chrome cuckoo clock..    The Guardian October 2011
     
  A luxury chalet that offers access to the same ski area as Verbier in Switzerland but at less than half the cost is set to bring the village of La Tzoumaz to the attention of British winter sports enthusiasts. The stylish Chalet Auriane, refurbished by Hugh Berry, the London-based interior decorator, sleeps 12 in four double rooms and a bunk room. The master suite has a huge quirky bed handcrafted from mountain larch trunks. Auriane comes with wi-fi, Apple TV with movies on demand and an outdoor hot tub. A week’s exclusive use of the chalet with board costs between £6,600 and £19,500.    The Times October 2011