Chalet Sanaz is a beautifully timbered chalet that has been luxuriously furnished. The property is nestled beside the forest in a quiet corner of the Chamonix Valley, yet still an easy walk to the centre of Chamonix and all that is has to offer.
Traditionally styled the woody tones complement the spacious feel of this Alpine chalet, add to this a sunken Jacuzzi on the terrace and the majestic views of Mont Blanc from the balcony…. perfection.
The huge stone fireplace is the centrepiece of the sitting room which has two large comfortable sofas and beanbags for you to relax on after a busy day on the mountain. At the far end of this living space is a fully fitted modern, sleek kitchen with everything you need to self-cater with ease.
At the end of the day you can look forward to unwinding in front of a film in the cinema room which boasts a 2-metre screen!
The chalet also features a ski room with boot warmers so you won't have to struggle with stiff cold and wet boots each morning.
The chalet sleeps up to nine in two double en-suite room, a further double room and one twin room. The twin and double share a family size bathroom.
This is normally a self catered chalet although it may also be booked on a catered basis. Collineige has built up a first class reputation for its cuisine. Food and wine continue to be an extremely important part of any of their catered holidays and they take great care to ensure that you will not be disappointed. Their chefs have years of experience working in private homes or in restaurants around the world and will come to cook for you in your chalet. They will source the finest local ingredients to prepare mouth watering menus to suit your tastes, taking their inspiration from the specialties of Savoy and further afield.
Catered chalet prices include a hearty continental breakfast (porridge, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, croissants etc) homemade cake & tea after skiing and on five evenings each week, a four-course dinner with wine. The chefs do not have a fixed menu but enjoy creating menus to suit your preferences. They provide a very good house wine and you may also upgrade this by buying from their carefully chosen wine list.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Chamonix - Centre, France
All fully catered chalet prices include a return transfer from Geneva to Chamonix (which takes just over an hour). Your rep will meet you at the airport when you arrive and at the end of your holiday you’ll be taken back to the airport.
Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Centre, France
Instructors & Lessons
If you are interested in taking lessons yourself or want to organise lessons for the kids, this chalet company can take care of all the arrangements on your behalf.
Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Centre, France
Guides & Tours
This chalet company can book you a number of fun outdoor activities when staying here. Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Chamonix whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Chamonix - Centre, France
Parking is available at the chalet.
Chamonix is a bustling little hub in the centre of the valley that has everything you need within walking distance; you'll find shops, bars, restaurants and cafés dotted all around the pedestrianised heart of the resort. Lakes, forests and hiking trails surround the area making it easy to find tranquillity just a few minutes from the lively town centre. One of France's oldest ski resorts, Chamonix has plenty of character and traditional charm.
Chamonix's restaurants offer something for everyone, from Michelin starred gourmet cuisine to takeaway burgers. The central square is lined with fondue restaurants and pizzerias serving a good range of local and international dishes, as well as a couple of fast food shops. The bars and hotels on Avenue Michel Croz offer a good choice of tasty and well-priced food, whereas the Rue de Moulins is an excellent choice for a special night out. Venture in the opposite direction and you'll find more choices around the Aiguille du Midi/Chamonix Sud area, ranging from hearty pub grub to high class dining.
Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Centre, France
No visit to Chamonix is complete without a trip up the famous Aiguille du Midi on the world's highest vertical ascent cable car. From its summit at 3842m you can enjoy spectacular 360 views of France, Italy and Switzerland whilst watching roped-up mountaineers embark on expeditions. Another must-do is a visit to the Mer de Glace glacier on the Montenvers train along a rack-and-pinion track that winds up the side of the mountain. Once there you can visit crystal caves and enter the glacier to see sculptures carved into the ice. Both attractions are open year-round, check our opening/closing page for details.
Also see: Sights in Chamonix - Centre, France
The nearest golf course to Chamonix centre is the Golf Club de Chamonix, an 18 hole course in Chamonix Les Praz, near to the Flegere lift station. It has a driving range, club house and pro-shop where you can stock up on all the essentials. They hold regular competitions throughout the summer, the course is closed in winter.
Also see: Golf Courses in Chamonix - Centre, France
Chamonix has two lift stations that are directly accessible from the town centre - Brevent and Aiguille du Midi. The Brevent lift station is located behind the tourist office just a few minutes walk up a short hill, or you can catch a bus. The high-speed gondola takes you up to the main ski area at Plan Praz (2000m), where you can connect to a large cable car that goes all the way to the top at 2525m - the only route down from here is a black run but it's worth going up for the stunning views, you can get the cable car back down again if you're not confident enough to tackle the piste. Brevent is linked by another cable car to the nearby Flegere ski area, both are included on the same lift pass making it a great option for a full day on the slopes. Aiguille du Midi is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France and if you venture up, you'll see why. The cable is split into two sections and you change cars halfway at Plan de l'Aiguille, a popular hiking destination in the summer. The top of the second section sits at 3842m and is engulfed in snow all year round. Numerous viewing platforms look out on to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, you can see France, Switzerland and Italy in one turn of the head. The Aiguille du Midi is also the start of the Vallée Blanche, one of the world's most famous off-piste runs. The ever-changing nature of glacial terrain makes it dangerous to attempt without local knowledge though, so be sure to book a qualified mountain guide before setting off.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
Avenue Michel Croz is at the heart of the winter apres-ski scene, with live music and DJs playing at a variety of bars. If you prefer a more civilised drink that doesn't involve dancing on the tables, then head to the Rue des Moulins for chic wine bars and excellent restaurants. Chamonix Sud also has a cluster of bars that attract the younger crowd and seasonal workers. Chamonix has three nightclubs, one on the Rue des Moulins and another two in Chamonix Sud.
Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Centre, France
Location: Chamonix - Centre
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Apartment
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 9
Bedrooms: 4 bedroom
Size: No. of Bathrooms: 3 | Surface Area (m2): 180sqm
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Massage / Beauty Treatments | Outdoor Activities | Ski / Snowboard Hire | Ski / Snowboard Lessons | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Afternoon tea | Breakfast
Cleaning: Linen Provided
Access: Children welcome
Room: Balcony | Open fire | Ski / Boot Room
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: Cinema room | DVD Player | TV
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer | Microwave
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Prices & Availability
Address: 72 Allee du Passon | Chamonix - Centre | 74400