|Space||215 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Downstairs – semi basement:
Large double bedroom with 2 (long) single beds, wardrobe, bedside table and patio doors;
Small double bedroom with 2 (normal) single beds and chest of drawers;
Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath with shower;
Hall with a chest for clothes storage and staircase;
Outside patio area plus ski locker.
Ground Floor – entrance level:
Main entrance to the side. Fully equipped open plan kitchen/ dining and lounge area with settee, chair, TV and DVD, extendable dining table and chairs plus patio doors leading onto balcony with fabulous views over the Maurienne valley;
Shower room with toilet behind kitchen.
Mezzanine above kitchen 2 (normal) single beds, 2 bedside tables accessed by a retractable loft ladder with child safety hatch cover.
Fully furnished and equipped for rental guests.
Parking area nearby.
Linen and towels and cleaning provided by the resort at an extra cost.
No pets. No smoking inside the demi-chalets thank you!
The demi-chalets are located in La Norma, a family-friendly resort, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park of the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps. Situated in a forested area with exceptional views across the Maurienne Valley it’s a 10 min walk to the nearest supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants in La Norma and a 10 min drive to major supermarkets, shops restaurants and TGV station in Modane. 5 min walk to a green piste and skiable back to chalets. La Norma has 65km piste and only a 20 min drive to Orelle for the express lift up to Les Trois Vallees at Val Thorens. In the summer there are many forest walks and long distance footpaths crossing the mountains. The demi-chalets each have 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and 1 mezzanine sleeping 6 adults comfortably - no sofa beds or 'clic-clacs' with parking nearby. Best airports are Lyon, Geneva and Turin with other airports at Chambery and Grenoble. TGV trains stop at Modane 5km away. Car hire, though not essential, is recommended.
Semi-retired petroleum geologist in early '60s. Bought demi-chalets (ref FR16444) in 2007 for skiing in the ski resort of La Norma close to the Three Valleys but also for use at other times of the year. Bought 2 apartments in Northern Cyprus (ref CY3623) in 2009.
Chris Leigh purchased this chalet in 2007
I wanted to buy a reasonably priced ski property. Having searched high and low I bought the demi-chalets off plan having inspected the site in La Norma before building began. I had originally only intended to buy one but ended up buying the first demi chalet that was sold and also the last one, which just happened to be next door!
La Norma has the advantages of a quiet uncrowded resort with short ski lift queues and uncrowded but quite challenging pistes; even the red runs are nearly blacks and one of the blacks is very nasty! However you can also access Les Trois Vallees plus many other small ski resorts nearby.
La Norma is also not over-run with Brits and has many French and Dutch visitors and some semi permanent residents plus weekday commuters to Lyon.
Skiing, walking and chilling out!
Undersold as a resort, great skiing and more challenging than expected - feedback from a personal friend who normally goes to Val d'Isere.
Bookings to be made directly with Sogenor at La Norma Tel. 0033 47920 4062 quoting ‘Chalets 93 or 94 (Chris Leigh)’ or via myself on 01224 586220 or 07957 881172 or via email.
The resort is open from mid-December to mid-April and from July to end August. Outside these periods the resort is closed except for the resort management office, Sogenor. Some permanent residents so not deserted! However both demi-chalets are available in these closed periods although a car hire will be essential.
Change over day is Saturday in the winter and summer seasons but is flexible outside these times. Arrivals must be after 15:00hrs and departures by 10:00hrs if cleaning is required but later by arrangement with Sogonor if you are doing your own cleaning.
Notes on prices:
Please note that if both demi-chalets are booked together, the rental rate will be approximately 80% of the combined rates. Both demi-chalets have locking interconnecting doors and can accommodate 12 people comfortably when booked together.
Early Booking Summer 2015 -10% discount for all bookings made before the 01/06/15 OR a 30% discount for stays of 2 weeks or more on the full demi-chalet price.
10% discount on your ski pass La Norma (6 days) if booked at the same time as your apartment.
We have just returned from another great week in this lovely Chalet situated in the resort of La Norma. The two adjoining chalets offer comfortable and flexible accommodation for up to 6 in each with an interconnecting door allowing the two chalets to be combined for larger groups. Each chalet has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is fully equipped. The chalets are located in a quiet cul-de-sac in easy walking distance from the village centre and with access to the green run leading to the main lifts. In the village there are a number of shops, restaurants and bars providing a friendly and warm après ski experience.
La Norma has an Alpine village feel and provides good family skiing as well as some more challenging runs for the adventurous. The resort is situated in a ski area with 4 other resorts offering a wide range of skiing that can be accessed using an area lift pass and the huge skiing area of Val Thorens is only a short drive away.
The chalet is very comfortable. If you have a large group you may be able to hire the two chalets and join them into one larger chalet.
Excellent resort if you are looking for a holiday away for the crowds. It is very friendly and caters for family groups and Après-ski.
I have been to La Norma and this chalet several times and I plan to go again. Access to lifts and return to the chalet is quite easy. No driving necessary.
There is plenty of variety: With the La Norma ski pass you (optionally) have access to several other valleys. You can also drive (~ 20 minutes) to lift and ski area which has an entrance to Val Thorens in the Three Valleys.
I have no hesitation in recommending this property and this resort.
Having learnt to ski in the big resorts like Tignes, Val d'Isere and
Courchevel, it was a whole new experience to visit La Norma. No lift
queues, delightful little mountain restaurants where they actually
recognise you when you come back a second time and a beautiful village
that has everything you need without the "concrete-jungle" feel of the
None of this means compromise on the quality of the lifts or variety of
pistes. You have everything from long gentle greens and blues to
challenging blacks - just not so many of them. If there is a downside it
is that, should you want to explore further up the valley, you need a
car or to take the bus as there is no linking lift system. On the other
hand, if you go prepared for this, it all adds to the fun and variety.
One day while having lunch, someone took my skis by mistake. A couple of
quick phone calls by the Bureau de Ski and they located my skis for me.
Would that happen in Meribel or Val Thorens, I wonder?
The chalet is clean, neat and compact. Don't go expecting a 5-star
luxury hotel but for a family or group on a carefully managed budget, it
has everything you need. Larger groups or those wanting double the space
could always rent both halves of the chalet and open up the adjoining
door. It is only a 400 metre walk from the village centre and allows
easy access to shops and restaurants (the single bakery is open early
for delicious croissants and pastries!)
Before going on this trip I had never even heard of La Norma - now, I am
convinced that small is beautiful!