Dine in style
Good food and wine are two of life’s greatest pleasures. Throughout your stay our talented chef, who is Michelin 2* trained, will produce modern and traditional cuisine to tantalise your taste buds. The chef will take account of your likes and expectations, and will have been in touch with you before to discuss your meal preferences. Dining can be as formal or relaxed as you wish with cuisine ranging from hearty mountain food to high end fine dining.
Please click here for a sample menu of the latter.
Toddlers and younger children are not left out. Combined with a little magic and some help from the mums, the cook will plan special menus, ensuring the little ones also enjoy wonderful food during their luxury ski holiday and at a time best suited to them.
A typical day in Chalet Auriane starts off with a hearty breakfast. While you are out skiing, an afternoon tea is prepared and laid out for your return. Before dinner you may want to warm up in the sauna or hammam before snuggling up in the fur throws by the fire and relax with some pre-dinner aperitifs and canapés before sitting down to a 4 course meal. After dinner, coffee and chocolates are served and then it is time to fully unwind.
The evening meals are complemented by a selection of unlimited white and red wines. You also have the option of purchasing additional wines specially selected for our extensive à la carte list.
The chalet staff have a night off once a week, which is the perfect opportunity to grab pizzas or better still go out for dinner to try the local speciality of ‘le chapeau’ where you are presented with a plate of meats to cook on a ‘hat-shaped’ hot plate over oil burners with salad and frites side orders. We can of course advise on local restaurants.
Suitable for all levels of skiers
Located immediately adjacent to the piste, Chalet Auriane offers direct access to the ski runs of La Tzoumaz, Verbier and the 4 Valleys which at 1550-3300m are vast, high and varied and will take your breath away. As a resort for skiers, they are second to none. They are awesome in skiable terrain, with 410 total km. of prepared slopes, and excellent lift capacity with 96 different means of uphill transportation.
However, it is suitable for all levels of skiers. There is adequate space for beginners with the nursery slope located close to the chalet. Almost immediately, first time skiers can get the feel of some high altitude skiing in a safe and sound environment.
Intermediate skiers will find the skiing on the Savoleyres slopes, close to the chalet, a dream. The wide smooth blue and red pistes are where Verbier’s ski instructors come to spend their days off. There are also exhilarating top to bottom runs offering a variety of views and fast swooping turns before winding through pine forests right to the door of the chalet.
For advanced skiers, Verbier really comes into its own. Highlighted by Mont Fort at over 3,000m, Verbier offers widespread challenge and variety. Bumps, powder, unpisted and untested, it’s all within the borders of this vast ski domain. There are a huge number of really challenging runs, including the famous mogul runs and the descents of Tortin and Col de Mines, ensuring it is known as one of the most exhilarating skiing resorts anywhere.
This is high-mountain skiing at its best. If you are a top-flight skier, you should find all the action you want on La Tzoumaz and Verbier’s prepared slopes. However, if you still wish for more, the entire 4 Valley system beckons, allowing you to ski over to the slopes of Nendaz, Veysonnaz and even Thyon in the adjacent valleys. What’s more, you can come back on the same day, on skis, making a wonderful 50 km round trip. Hiring a guide makes the most of this opportunity allowing you to concentrate on the skiing and stunning scenery while avoiding peering at the piste map and we can advise on this.
Heli-skiing can also be organised for our guests.
For the non-skiers or those who want a change, snow shoes are available for hire to experience the well signposted walking trails around or up the mountains.