631 Hameau du Glacier
Described by several owners as the prettiest one-bedroom appartment in Arc 1950, this light and airy flat is welcoming and relaxing- it even has a somewhat improbable knitted ram’s head above the mantel piece. The living room has a sloping ceiling that reaches from about 10-20 feet and genteel vintage skiing scenes have replaced the rather stark impressionists of old. The sun blazes in in the morning and there is a table and chairs on the balcony for you to enjoy your first cup of tea watching the village starting to stir. In the evening you can see the last skiers come home (and later, sometimes there are marathon toboggan races past the balcony) and you can have a drink or two while the sun sets on the spectacular Aigle Rouge. Inside there is a large log fire that enables you to cosy up against a cold winter’s night.
The kitchenette is small but we have extended it with a shelf to hold the toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine (bring your own favourite capsules as you cannot buy them locally) and a rack for all the saucepans and lids. There are good knives, decent pans and many utensils that people who like to cook and eat in most nights will appreciate.
The Coop is remarkably good with good fresh produce- it even has an excellent butcher- and the patisserie opposite bakes things to die for, as well as great bread (the classic french baguette is still under euro1 as the price is regulated by the government!). We also find that by going out of the door to the hot tub, it is less than 4 minutes to these shops and you can get back with your breakfast goodies with only taking one fairly unused lift.
Like all the other places in Arc 1950, guests enjoy the absolute luxury of a really great ski and boot room and direct access from there to the slopes and then a ski back to the room at the end of the day.