Chalet Etoile Polaire is a luxurious Swiss chalet, recently built and furnished, offering exceptionally spacious (193 m2) luxury accommodation for families and groups of friends travelling together. A wonderful Caretaker looks after Etoile Polaire for us and her team are scrupulous in the highest standards of cleaning (in the light of current Coronavirus regulation). A full Catering service can be organised if you wish.
Centrally located in snow-sure Les Collons (linking to Verbier) at an altitude of 1800 metres, the chalet benefits from a quiet position, yet the shops, bars and restaurants are all on the doorstep and it's just an easy 5 minute walk to the main chairlift and the pistes. Access is never a problem due to the chalet's position, quietly situated just off the village main street which is cleared of snow on a daily basis. In high season when snow cover permits, it is often possible to ski right back to the chalet front door.
The chalet enjoys a sunny aspect which is not overlooked at all and is arranged over 3 floors. There is a lower ground floor with 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room. The open-plan living area on the ground floor incorporates a very well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and stools, dining area with table and seating for up to 12 and a sitting room with comfy leather sofas, covered log fire and a lofty, vaulted ceiling. In addition there is another bathroom, shower, bath and sauna and a separate ski boot/storage room. A wide wrap-round terrace takes full advantage of the sunshine and enjoys glorious, uninterrupted views across the Herens Valley to the mighty Matterhorn.
The first floor has a master bedroom with queen size double bed with private balcony off, 2 further twin bedrooms, one with full-size bunk beds plus a bathroom. There is parking for 2 cars in a garage at the back of the chalet. A short flight of steps leads down to the sun terrace and front door and the surrounding garden is laid out on a slope with wild flowers and natural vegetation.
IK & DK December 2019 - "Wow just wow! this is such a lovely chalet - the photos just do not do it justice. We stayed over Christmas and had such a lovely time in this chalet. It had everything we could possibly need. There were 6 of us and there was an enormous amount of space and comfort with such incredible views. the kitchen was well stocked with lots of work-space. The enormous table in the dining area was terrific for family meals. The seating area was very comfortable and there must be over 100 DVD's. The log fire was lovely....the bedrooms were so comfortable with some incredible views and the bathrooms were very good. The sauna was a bonus and how lovely to soak aching limbs in a wooden bath.....Finally a big thank you to Tina who provided excellent communication all the way to the holiday. Tina really went out of her way to make sure we had a good stay. Thank you Tina for allowing us to stay in your beautiful chalet we had such an incredibly memorable and lovely holiday. We hope to return Happy New Year".
CV Feb '19 - "To be recommended ...great chalet, great view and great facilities. The Chalet was clean at our arrival, the information given by the owner were clear. The view you had in the chalet was amazing. The Chalet own everything needed for great ski holiday.".
KB Dec ‘18 - "A lovely holiday home with everything needed for a comfy stay.....in a charming small village with easy access to the ski slopes. The house was very comfortable and spacious for 9 of us. A great ski shop down the road and several good restaurants in the area. The house was well kitted out with everything we could need. We had a great holiday. Would recommend".
FC & CL Feb '17 - "The fact that this was our third visit to Etoile Polaire speaks for itself. This spacious, well appointed chalet in the middle of Thyon Les Collons is perfect for a large group. The bedrooms are of a good size with plenty of storage and the beds comfortable. The plumbing is plentiful - 4 shower rooms and a sauna to take away the pain of a hard day on the slopes. The kitchen has plenty of appliances and is well stocked with pots, pans and utensils for making meals for a large group. Not only is it clean and functional for up to 12 people, the chalet also breathes an ambiance of well being inside and to the outside".
RW Jan '17 - "We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Chalet Etoile Polaire. The photos don't do the chalet justice. It has a warm, cosy feel but is spacious all at the same time! We were four couples with two children and the chalet was easily large enough for us all. The chalet was spotless and very well maintained and in an ideal position in Les Collons with easy access to all the facilities available. The skiing was excellent and the scenery absolutely stunning, the views from the chalet balcony were amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend this chalet as it was truly perfect!"
NB Mar '15 - "Amazing - from initial inquiry to post holiday contact, Tina was brilliant! She was able to answer my numerous questions and proved extremely amenable when we changed our booking. The chalet was clean, well equipped and in a great position for the Trabanta chairlift. The skiing was perfect for everyone. Some of the youngsters and the not so young enjoyed the black runs, whilst the rest of us loved the wide blue and red runs which were well-groomed and quiet! We never had to queue for a chairlift, gondola or drag lift! I would 100% recommend this chalet, the ski area and the service we got".
Multiple daily international and national flights operate into Geneva Airport (Cointrin) which is approximately 2 hours drive away from the mountain village of Les Collons. It forms part of the extensive 4 Valley ski domain, including Verbier which is Switzerland's most extensive ski circus. It is a skiers\' and snowboarders\' paradise accessing over 400 kms pistes and 99 lifts with assured snow cover due to its altitude from December through to April.
With a sophisticated lift system, fewer queues and Verbier just a couple of hours' ski away, you'll find fantastic skiing and snow boarding for all abilities. The more advanced will relish the challenges of Etherolla, the mogul fields and limitless off-piste around the Mont Fort glacier; intermediates will enjoy the long, cruising runs of Printze including the famous World Cup run, Piste de l'Ours and beginners will gain confidence on the wide, open slopes right above the village. The snow board park at Thyon is considered the best in the region.
Other winter activities include cross country (2 trails), winter walking and snow shoes "en raquettes", heli-skiing, huskey dog sleigh rides, tobogganing, paragliding, ice skating, swimming etc.
In summer there are fantastic mountain walking trails along the "bisses" or excellent day hiking at altitude; mountain biking with many kilometers of marked rides; thermal hot springs; lakeside swimming; golf including the famous Masters Course at Crans Montana; tennis; wine tasting tours; plus a host of sightseeing in the area including Montreux; the St Bernard Dog Museum; art galleries; local markets; taking the Chocolate Train to Gruyere; Zermatt and the mighty Matterhorn etc. etc.
* Wide flat-screen HD TV (English channels + foreign language) + bedroom TV
* DVD/CD/Ipod players with selection DVDs and CDs
* Free Hi Speed WIFI Internet
* Board games and books
* Underfloor heating throughout ground floor
* Ski/board/boot room
* Ample storage space in large entrance hall
* Fully fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces, ceramic hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machines including Nespresso, kettle, 2 fondue and 2 raclette sets, slow cooker, sandwich maker.
* Laundry room with large washing machine and tumble drier, airing facilities, iron and ironing board
* Sauna with adjoining shower and bath
* 3 bathrooms + shower room (2 hairdriers supplied)
* Wide sun terrace with panoramic views and south/east/west aspect, equipped with patio furniture, sun loungers, parasols and summer barbecue
* Garage parking for 2 vehicles (free of charge)
* 1 cot, 1 high chair and stair gates for babies/young children
Final cleaning and supply of bed linen and towels by local arrangement.
Additional Swiss Tourist Tax payable locally to Caretaker.
Tourist Tax :- 2.50 CHF per adult per day; 1.25 CHF per child (6-16 years) per day.
No pets unless by prior arrangement.
No stag/hen parties or single sex groups.