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We have just returned from the most amazing family skiing holiday and I don't know whether I should shout from the rooftops how wonderful the Chalet Solneige is or keep it selfishly really really quiet and share this gem with only a select few ;) But I suppose it's only polite to share...

From our first contacts with Pieter and Therese over email they were so helpful and warm. They helped and advised regarding ski schools, ski hire, lift passes etc... nothing was too much trouble.

And so it continued! From the moment we arrived - tired after a 9 + hour drive from Calais - it was like arriving at a friend's house not a guest house. We felt entirely welcome.

We were 2 families with 3 children ages 6,8 and 10. The children were made to feel as welcome as we were. They were offered their evening meals earlier than adults if we wanted (we chose this as 8 pm bit late for our lot) and they got their own child friendly and fun 3 course meal.

The food was simply delicious. Breakfast included croissants, breads, cereals, cheeses, hams, jams, eggs, coffee, tea, juice - certainly more than enough to get onto the slopes with. Upon return at the chalet we were welcomed with delicious cakes and tea. Evening meals were 4 course and exquisite. Firm favourite was Pieter's nightly cheese stories that accompanied the cheese course :) One night was a pizza night which was very popular and one night we got to explore the restaurants of Vaujany. Again Pieter and Therese were on hand to advise and they helped us book a table.

Accommodation was spotlessly clean and bright and spacious with balconies with a great view. We slept very well. The hot tub was very popular at the end of the day to relieve aching muscles.

Skiiing: The Chalet is situated a 5 minute drive or bus ride from the base station of Vaujany. I was concerned about not being ski in ski out but needn't have worried. We took the free shuttle bus daily and it was prompt and not crowded. Pieter and Therese helped to organise ski hire at the most convenient hire shop where you can leave skis boots etc in a locker so as to not have to schlepp them back to the chalet - so convenient! The gondolas from Vaujany then take you up to various ski regions (including where ski school is) and you have the choice of a local lift pass or broader lift pass that includes Alpe D'Huez. For us with kids in ski school the local pass was more than enough and despite being an experienced skier I didn't get bored - some nice reds and a few blacks too. The slopes were surprisingly quiet for half term with hardly any lift queues.

In summary - I wouldn't look any further for our next skiing holiday! Perfect hosts, perfect accommodation, perfect food, breathtaking scenery and amazing skiing too. What more could you ask for !!?? Go go go - that's our recommendation!

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Your rating: 5

We stayed at Solneige in early October and had a wonderful time. The setting of the Chalet is remarkable, high up in the Alps. It is very peaceful and quiet. There are plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of the location. Pieter and Therese were very hospitable and helpful in providing cycling and hiking tips including lending me an invaluable map to assist with my hike. The rooms are spacious and each have their own separate bathrooms. The dinner we had on our arrival night was delicious as was the breakfast and packed lunch. I would recommend staying at Solneige and our only regret was that we did not stay longer. Note we had a hire car, having travelled from Australia, and it made travelling around this region possible.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple

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Your rating: 5

I visited this beautiful Chalet in februari 2013. Had a great time. Pieter and Therese, the owners, are very helpful to make your holiday a success. The chalet is near the Vaujany gondola to the Alpe d'Huez ski area. And in the evenings a very good meal and bed. Just TOP!

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Your rating: 5

It was the second time that we drove up from Lyon where we live to go skiing in our favorite ski resort Alpe d'Huez. The slopes are perfect for demanding skiers and beginners alike. The equipment to transport the skiers are super, even heated seats when it is really cold and good connections throughout this vast ski area. After an intensive day skiing to arrive at Sol Neige is an joyfull experience. The tea is ready with home made cakes ,thereafter a good beer and thereafter Pieter and Therese have prepared a 4 course meal where the also have some preselected bottles of wine to wash it down. Thereafter you role into bed in a fully countryside environment. No car sound to be heard. Perfect nothing more to add ENJOY

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Your rating: 5

Really nice place - the hosts were fantastic. The evening meals were excellent as was the breakfast. Room was good with a balcony and spotlessly clean. Definitely recommended.

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