Le Refuge de Solaise 4*

Val d'Isère, France

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The Solaise cable car was Val d’Isère’s frst ski lift, built between 1939 and 1942.
The choice of location was determined very much by the challenging nature of the various descents and it is that choice which largely contributed to the reputation of Val d’Isere and would later justify such slogans as Val d’Isere "Mecca of Ski" and "Resort of Champions".
La Tête de Solaise and its surrounding area also enjoy the longest daily sunshine of the entire resort - hence the name Solaise! Over the past 74 years this lift has transported millions of skiers, snowboarders and nature lovers.
Starting in 2018 the original upper cable car station will be completely renovated and transformed into a luxury hotel nestling at 2551m.

From the amazing promontory overlooking the village of Val d’isere Jean-Charles Covarel and Jean-Claude Borel are creating a unique experience in France and the highest altitude hotel in the country: Le Refuge de Solaise.
From December 2020, the Refuge will be twinned with a 50 rooms hotel in the centre of Val d’isere, the Base Camp.
In a prime location close to the old village and the snow front, the Base Camp will ofer marvellous 200° views encompassing the source of the Isère to the East and the Face of Bellevarde to the South West. The base camp will serve as the initial reception area for the Refuge and will provide both a fallback solution as well as the alternative location for dual centre village - high mountain vacations.

The Refuge will only be accessible via the ski slopes and the new Solaise Gondola lift so that when the ski lifts close we will be cut of from the rest of the world.
Once there and in the silence that follows the closing of the lifs we feel an intense one-ness with the mountains as we feast on the 360° views and discover unexpected confort at this altitude.

3 apartments and 18 rooms all beautifully appointed as well as a dormitory, a restaurant, a superb Spa dominating the valley, a library, a projection room for the evenings or bad weather days and a seminar area.
Thanks to its amazing location at the summit of Solaise, the Refuge enjoys both sunrise and sunset. The sun rises around two hours earlier in the morning and three hours later in the evening compared to the village.
Then, as night falls it gives way to a starry sky of incomparable purity, far removed from the pervasive scourge of light pollution.
And when it snows overnight the guests will be the first to enjoy the fresh powder and untouched pistes, even before breakfast!

Penthouse 4* (opening in Winter season 2018):
Designed for 18 people Penthouse consists of: 7 double rooms and 1 quadruple room, all rooms have a private bathroom. Panoramic dining and living room of 120 sq.m. with 360° panoramic view.
- Kitchen: oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction stove, coffee machine, toaster
- Living room + Dining space: fire place, television, sound system
- Laundry room: washing machine and tumble dryer
- WIFI connection
- Services included: Breakfast, bed linen, towels, welcome products, slippers, bathrobe, daily cleaning (bed linen changed in the middle of the week)
- Services on request with supplement: dinner (unique menu served in the apartment), ski rental, ski passes, ski lessons (pre booking is mandatory)
- No smoking apartment
- Pets not allowed
- Ski in / Ski out
- Access to the location is between 9am and 4:30pm by cable car Solaise Express
- No possibility to leave the location and go down to the village between 5pm and 9am for the security reasons (except of one evening of the week – TBC)

Dormitory (opening in Winter season 2018):
• A genuine "dormitory" of 14 beds for groups of friends and memorable evenings.
• 14 old wood niches in the spirit of traditional refuges, with shared bathroom, 2 toilets, soundsystem, wifi access, individual lockers, hair-dryers.
• Non smoking.

NEW from December 2019:
• 6 hotel rooms: Classic, Superior, Family rooms and Suites
• 4 apartments: 1x 2 bedroom apartment, 1 x 5 bedroom apartment, 1 x 6 bedroom apartment and Penthouse (8 bedroom apartment)
• 1 dormitory
• Bar
• Restaurant
• Spa with 25m swimming pool, jacuzzi, hammam and 4 cabins for the body and face treatments
• Seminar area

• Opening in Dec 2019, the highest hotel in France.
• Dormitory and apartment available from winter 2018-2019.
  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Conference/seminars/banquets facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Hammam
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Minibar in all rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Playroom for children
  • Restaurant
  • SPA
  • Safe
  • Ski Rental
  • Ski-in / Ski-out
  • Steam Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • TV in all rooms
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Terrace
  • WiFi free
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Special conditions

Minimum stay for ROOMS:
→ 7 nights during the High season (21.12.19 - 04.01.20, 15.02.20 - 29.02.20)
→ 3 nights during the weekends of the Low & Middle season
→ 2 nights for all stay between Sunday and Thursday during Low & Middle season

Minimum stay for APARTMENTS:
→ 7 nights during the High season (21.12.19 - 04.01.20, 15.02.20 - 29.02.20)
→ 3 nights* during the weekends of the Low & Middle season
→ 2 nights* for all stay between Sunday and Thursday during Low & Middle season
* The rate for a short stay during the week-ends is higher than during the week (between Sunday & Thursday), the rates are on request

• The hotel is accessible only from 9am until 4:30pm, however one day in the week, there may be a possibility to use the cable car on the evening to go to the village and back later in the evening (to be confirmed).
• Penthouse: rate and commission for New Year's week - on request.
• Dormitory: the rates are per bed

Cancellation policy

30-21 day before arrival — 30%.
20-0 days or no-show — 100%.

Cancellation of part of the stay: from 15 days to guest's arrival and no-show — each night cancelled will be entirely due.
Guest leaving earlier: every night not used is due entirely.