Cosy Traditional Swiss Chalet, Wintersports and Summer Spa Resort

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our chalet is situated in this fantastic ski and spa resort, perched high in the Valais. It is in a fabulous position with uninterrupted mountain views. The village of Ovronnaz is a real Swiss mountain village of beautiful chalets, where local people still retain their traditional way of life - but it is also a modern ski and thermal spa resort. Our chalet’s interior is warm and inviting. Upstairs - a lovely open fire in the lounge area, a spacious dining area, a luxury fitted kitchen, guest toilet and a super sun lounge - surrounded by a south and east facing terrace, perfect for lounging or eating outside . Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms - double, twin and single - a luxurious bathroom with bath and shower and a utility room with washer and dryer. The chalet is located on a quiet hillside lane where there is parking for one car only. Within 5 minutes walk, several local hiking routes; within 15 minutes walk, the village and thermal pool

Skiing, Boarding and Winter sports: Ovronnaz is a winter sports resort, for sports enthuiasts and also those who just love to be in the mountains on a sunny winter's day. You can ski and snowboard on wonderfully scenic slopes, cross-country ski on high Alpine tracks, snow show through the woods or walk through a very scenic village. Ovronnaz is a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts (2 chair lifts, 5 surface lifts) that offers skiers and boarders an incredible 1336 metres (4382 feet) of vertical descent. Ovronnaz has 10 pistes with a total length of 30 kilometers (19 miles) and there are also 25 kilometers (16 miles) of cross country ski trails. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park. A proportion of the pistes at Ovronnaz are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Geneva.

There are 2 ski schools both located in the village centre offering skiing and snowboarding lessons. Hire shops are located nearby. The beginners' slope is right in the centre of the village, conveniently located for the local bars and restaurants so non-skiing adults can watch progress but escape for a 'vin chaud' as well. After the first few days, beginners can move on to the higher slopes, reached by chair lift. The main restaurant for the slopes is located right by the top of the chairlift and is easily accessible to non-skiers and skiers alike. The cross country ski tracks are within walking distance of our chalet, as are the winter walking and snow-shoe trails

Thermalalp – Thermal and Wellness Spa: The Swiss really understand how to make folks relax - put them in a beautiful mountain environment and let them look around! In Ovronnaz, you can do this whilst you relax in the themal pools, open all year round. In winter, OVronnaz is unique. When you buy your lift pass, you can chose to include entry to the thermal spa and pools – and at the end of a hard day on the pistes, lie back in one of the 3 naturally heated pools, indoor and out, enjoying the crystal clear views to the mountains all around. Unlike most “spa” resorts, Ovronnaz attracts a young and family clientele. Kids will adore the outdoor pools – naturally heated to 34-36°. As well as the Jacuzzi’s, whirlpools and water jets, the centre also offers a fantastic range of health and beauty therapies – early booking advisable. The thermal centre is open all year round which means the village is always inviting and hospitable, no matter what month you visit. (And, no – the water isn’t smelly and you don’t drink it!)

Relaxation, summer sun, sports, wine and weddings!: My favourite comment from a guest was: 'The view at dawn from the sun room of the chalet over the surrounding Alps was so amazing we had to get up early every morning to watch.' You could gaze at the mountains all day but then you would miss the walking, mountain sports and boundless other attractions. Take a mountain railway through the Alps to Chamonix or Zermatt. Children will love the thrill of real mountain adventure playgrounds which are found in the surrounding resorts. Wine-lovers will enjoy being right in the centre of the Swiss wine-growing region with it’s many opportunities for a “dégustation de vins ”! Mountain biking enthusiasts will find more than 50 kms of trails set in stunning scenery. Or simply wander the slopes around the chalet, enjoying glorious views over glaciers, mountains and valleys, enjoying nature at its best. New this year - 'Pass Valais Central' which offers unlimited access to the surrounding area - including the mountain railways and cable cars!


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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 130 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Double: 1 double


  • Twin: 2 twin/ single


  • Single: 1 twin/ single


  • A fold down settee is also available in the sun lounge to give flexibility to sleeping arrangements. However the chalet is suitable for parties of 5 people (perhaps 6 with small children)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Please note that the swimming pool/spa included in our description are at the local Thermal Center for which there is an entry charge. A fold-down double sofa bed is available in the sun lounge to add flexibility to the sleeping arrangements. A wifi "dongle" can be hired inthe village to have internet access at the chalet - Golluz sports Bed linen and towels are included in the cost of rental. Smokers are asked not to smoke inside or in the vicinity of the chalet. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table with 6 dining chairs. Baby and toddler chair...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Soft seating for 6 around open wood fire...moreless

  • Parking:

    PArking at chlaet for 1 car. Addtional parking at car park above chalet...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towels provided...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric filter coffee maker and italian moka pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    'the kitchen is flly equipt for cooking and self catering, including fondue set, crockery, cutlery, glasses and silverware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with 4 ring ceramic hob, fan oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    full oven with fan,solid and grill settings...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Enclosed east and south facing terrace...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ on enclosed south-facing terrace...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Wonderful skiing and snowboarding in the Ovronnaz ski area...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Communal thermal pool available in village on payment...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Available in communal thermal centre on payment...moreless

  • Sauna:

    Available in communal thermal centre on payment...moreless



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from 21 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Week
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
5 night min stay

February High Season
Feb 5 - Feb 26, 2016
5 night min stay

Mid Season
Feb 27 - Mar 26, 2016
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $376.84
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Geneva/Bern/Basle, closest Sion
Portes du Soleil
Nearest Barpub
Several in surrounding area
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Sion or Martigny
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Several in surrounding area
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

In the winter months - although surrounded by well-known ski resorts such as Verbier/The 4 valleys and Crans Montana, Ovronnaz has - until now - been a secret the Swiss have managed to keep to themselves. The Ovronnaz ski slopes are a few minutes by car or can be reached by a navette bus which stops just 2 minutes walk from the chalet. In summer you will find the chalet is situation on a sunny shelf, above the main wine growing area in Switzerland. The road to the village winds up through the vine yards and as you reach the higher meadows you will begin to hear the sound of cow bells and see the beautiful mountain scenery above. The chalet is in a wonderful position, between alpine meadows and mountain. The thermal spa centre and village are within walking distance but you can also take the local bus.

Other Activities: Thermal spa centre with wellness and beauty therapies. Wine-growing area

Ski: The resort of Ovronnaz, is renowned for its wonderful micro-climate, sparkling sunny days and an abundance of snow – ski uplift rises from 1350 metres to 2,500 metres. The runs are 30% beginner, 50% intermediate and 20% expert, with the longest run over 1000 metres in length. Uplift opens in late November and continues until after Easter. For cross country skiers there are 3 “loops” totaling 25 km which are for once, not located as normal, down in the valley - but on a high alpine shelf with fantastic views down and out over the Rhone valley. There are also 20 km of marked footpaths and an 11 km snowshoeing trails. All this comes a fraction of the cost of other better known ski resorts - and even more unique - you can include entry to the thermal baths in your lift pass. Day trips to enjoy other resorts in the area - Verbier (via La Tzoumaz) - about 50 minutes, Crans Montana - about 1 hour, the Portes du Soleil area - about 1.30 minutes.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Portes du Soleil:
Both the chalet and the surroundings could not be more charmingly 'Swiss'!

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Entry to the wonderful thermal pools can be included in the ski pass. Lying back in the outdoor pools, looking out over the Alps as the sun sets...... Unbeatable!

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Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Open fire in chalet lounge

    Open fire in chalet lounge

  • Chalet kitchen

    Chalet kitchen

  • Sun lounge/extra bedroom

    Sun lounge/extra bedroom

  • View over valley

    View over valley

  • Ovronnaz Ski map

    Ovronnaz Ski map

  • Sunset in winter

    Sunset in winter

  • Single bedroom

    Single bedroom

  • Double room

    Double room

  • View from Chalet in winter

    View from Chalet in winter

  • View from chalet terrace

    View from chalet terrace

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Bird's eye view of chalet dining area

    Bird's eye view of chalet dining area

  • Sunset in Ovronnaz

    Sunset in Ovronnaz

  • Spa pools in Ovronnaz

    Spa pools in Ovronnaz

  • Winter view

    Winter view

  • Bathroom


  • Hearth-side


  • Twin room

    Twin room

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