INTRODUCING CHALET HIBOU, LE MIROIR, FRENCH ALPS
Chalet Hibou is one of the largest new chalets to open this season – offering guests the opportunity to ski a different resort every day, heli-ski in Italy as well as exclusive access to Eleven’s off-piste mountain Alpage. It will deliver the signature Eleven Experience for up to 16 guests with in-house guides offering tailored adventure itineraries
December 5thLe Miroir, French Alps
Deep in the heart of the French Alps, on the French and Italian border, the Tarentaise Valley is home to the historic farming village of Le Miroir and one of the finest off-the-beaten track chalets in the region – Chalet Pelerin, Eleven Experience’s acclaimed French outpost which opened in November 2018. New for this winter season, Chalet Pelerin is welcoming an equally impressive neighbour with the launch of Chalet Hibou, which can be booked separately or in conjunction with Chalet Pelerin.
Hibou meaning ‘owl’ in French is a stylish and spacious 6,135sqft chalet sleeping up to 16 guests across six rooms and a bunk room with four twin beds. With beautifully-designed interiors in keeping with its alpine surroundings, ski to the chalet door and enjoy a range of relaxing facilities after a full powder day. Chalet Hibou boasts a media room, steam room, Finnish sauna, outdoor hot tub and expansive outdoor patios with panoramic views across the valley. Local wine and food take centre stage with fresh yogurt delivered to the chalet door every morning from the local farmer and with delicious dishes such as pumpkin veloutè and Côte de Boeuf served every evening before packed cheeseboards with the region’s famed Beaufort cheese.
SKI SEVEN RESORTS IN SEVEN DAYS
On the chalet’s doorstep is a vast winter playground to explore. Guests will have easy access to huge variety of world-class ski terrain, with Sainte Foy, Val d’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosière all within an easy reach 30-minute drive of the chalet. Ski a different resort every day, with lift tickets and transport included in every stay or fly across the border to experience heli-skiing in Italy. The chalet’s close proximity to the Italian border provides guests with access to three heli-ski bases and runs ranging from 1,000-2,200 metres. Guests can also try their hand at Nordic skiing, ice climbing, snow shoeing, ski-touring and cross-country skiing with Eleven’s guides tailoring each activity to suit beginner to advanced level.
ELEVEN’S PRIVATE MOUNTAIN ALPAGE
Buy-out guests have the option to ski or snowshoe up to The Alpage, Eleven’s private sheep herder’s hut turned mountain outpost. The Eleven team will create a unique après-ski party, carving seats out from the snow so guests can gather around a flickering bonfire before moving indoors for a candlelit feast of savoyarde specialties such as fondue and raclette cooked by the chalet’s resident chef.
Chalet Hibou is available for alpine adventures over the summer season with Eleven guides creating thrilling outdoor itineraries for guests to experience the beautiful terrain with activities including hiking, mountain biking, rafting, cycling and rock climbing. The chalet is available by the room or is also perfect for exclusive buyouts for families and groups of friends. Combined with Chalet Pelerin (sleeps 14) the two chalets could accommodate up to 30 guests.
Exclusive Use – Winter rates at Chalet Hibou for exclusive use start from 7,900 EUR (£6,989) per night based on 10 people sharing on a full experience basis. Price includes private concierge, full guide service, use of L’Alpage, all gear for activities, lift passes, in-house meals, all house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, daily housekeeping and airport transfers to/from Geneva By Room – Winter rates at Chalet Hibou by room start from 1,000EUR (£890) per night based on double occupancy on a full experience basis. Price includes private concierge, full guide service, use of L’Alpage, all gear for activities, lift passes, in-house meals, all house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, daily housekeeping and airport transfers to/from Geneva
*limited availability during certain holiday periods