We have just returned from a fantastic week at this chalet (myself, my husband and two children (12 and 10)).
The chalet has been recently renovated to a very high standard, all rooms have ensuite facilities and family rooms are available. The chalet sleeps up to 14 people, there is a large dining room, a comfy lounge with log burner, the kids have their own room with TV, wii, DVD player etc. We were there with another family, also with 2 children
Downstairs is a heated ski/boot room and a hot tub and sauna.
We stayed on a catered basis (breakfast and dinner), but I think you could book the place on a self-catering basis - but why would you want to do this!
Buzz and Lorraine, the owners, were our hosts for the week, and looked after us superbly.
The homemade meals were a perfect end to a day's skiing (accompanied by wine and/or beer!), with special menus put on for the kids if necessary.
Buzz and Lorraine will arrange everything for you, lessons, passes and they have a mini bus to drive you the 5 minutes up to the slopes. This leads to an easy start to the first day, rather than rushing from ski hire shop, to lift ticket office, to ski school etc...;.
They even took the kids out sledging one evening, leaving very grateful parents to relax in the hot tub and sauna with cold beer and good wine.
It's about an 8 hour drive to their chalet from Calais, and the location means you miss all that normal heavy weekend ski traffic. You may even be able to arrange for Buzz to pick you up from Geneva airport.
The ski resort is well laid out and well suited to children learning to ski. There are lifts to the neighbouring resort, and access into Portes Du Soliel is only a short drive up the valley.
The resort has a good ESF school, with all the normal programme of lessons, and dedicated areas for the little ones.
Buzz and Lorraine will even come out skiing with you, give you a tour and show you those little hidden jumps and tracks.
All in all it was the best family ski holiday we've had in the past 10 years, the kids were very happy which meant we were too!
We are already booked for next year, the children demanded this before we even left the chalet to come home!