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Hotel le Grand Chalet Favre, St-Luc

Val d'Anniviers - a place to ski or walk
 
This great-value, beautiful 3-star hotel, in the delightful village of St-Luc, offers warm hospitality, fine cuisine, and breathtaking mountain views. Enjoy superb downhill skiing for all abilities away from the crowds, plus high-level winter walking trails.
Hotel le Grand Chalet Favre. 7 nights
Hotel le Grand Chalet Favre. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A winter holiday in St-Luc, Valais,

for skiers and non-skiers
For the classic downhill skiing experience from a Swiss chalet-style hotel on the ‘quiet side of the mountain’, look no further than Le Grand Chalet Favre in the delightful village of St-Luc. This village (which also offers some excellent winter walking) has been a favourite winter destination among our customers for many years: it lies in one of Switzerland’s sunniest corners in the quietly sublime Val d’Anniviers, affording fine views of the Matterhorn’s unmistakable peak and encircled by many more of over 4,000 metres.
Just like many of the enchanting hamlets and villages here, St-Luc’s wooden chalets have been toasted to a deep mahogany colour by the sun’s rays, and one of the very best examples is Le Grand Chalet Favre, a traditional building which dates from 1933 and which has now been given a new lease of life by owners Anne-Françoise and Claude Buchs, who continue to run the nearby Hotel Bella Tola with great aplomb.
 

Our expert says

“It’s hard not to be impressed by St-Luc’s pistes and views. If you prefer cosiness over refined elegance, opt for the Grand Chalet Favre rather than its sister establishment. For a 3-star hotel, the comfort, service and atmosphere are of an extraordinarily high level!”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 
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Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you. The downhill skiing is great but, equally, St-Luc makes a good base for non-skiing holidays too.
  • Best for: beginners, improvers & intermediates
    Of all the villages we feature, few can beat the downhill skiing at St-Luc, where the sunny south and east-facing slopes (linked to those above neighbouring Chandolin) offer relaxed, carefree alpine skiing to a height of 3,026 metres. At this altitude, the snow record is excellent, the views are wonderful and the skiing – especially for beginners, improvers and intermediates – is simply marvellous.

    You will often have the pistes virtually to yourselves, especially on weekdays, another reason why skiing here is so enjoyable. At St-Luc itself, there are blue and red runs totalling 60 kilometres, served by draglifts and accessed by means of the regular free ski bus, and a four-minute trip up the funicular.

    There is a particularly memorable red run from below Mont Bella Tola’s peak at 3,026 metres, giving you the feeling of having much of the Alps at your feet. There are also some beautiful pistes through the trees, as well as those giving splendid views down the valley towards the glacier above Zinal, and across towards Grimentz. Both Zinal and Grimentz have their own ski areas (which cater well for intermediate and advanced skiers) and are covered by the same lift pass.

    Pistes: 60km to 3026m in St-Luc (served by 13 lifts & accessed by funicular) plus a further 160km in Zinal, Grimentz and Vercorin, covered by same pass & accessed by bus. St-Luc piste map >
    Downhill skiing
  • Choice of routes
    For a destination focused primarily on downhill skiing, St-Luc offers some good winter walking trails throughout the valley totalling 35km. We provide suggestions as to the most rewarding walks, but do not provide detailed route notes – the designated winter walking trails are well signposted. A particularly pretty route takes you from the village to the historic Hotel Weisshorn, perched above the valley at 2,337 metres, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch with a grand view of many of the famous Swiss mountains, including the Matterhorn. Another option is a walk from the village's observatory, along the fascinating ‘path of the planets’ with its scale models of the solar system. To broaden your range, catch the free bus to the village of Zinal or Grimentz, from where you can walk through the forest to Vercorin. Alternatively, there are also 30km of designated snowshoeing trails if you fancy exploring areas inaccessible to skiers and walkers.
    Snowshoeing
  • Special events
    Christmas Eve is marked by a gala dinner, classical music recitals, and a visit from Father Christmas. New Year also features a special dinner and classical music, plus dancing into the early hours.
 

Where you stay

The pretty village of St-Luc (altitude: 1650m) is situated in the heart of the Val d’Anniviers, and enjoys superb views over the surrounding mountains and the distinctive peak of the mighty Matterhorn. The village – a cluster of traditional wooden chalets – has a bank, small supermarket, post office and a couple of sports shops as well as a few cafés and bars. Within easy reach by the local bus links are the villages of Zinal, Grimentz and Vercorin, which are a delight to wander around after a day in the mountains.
Hotel le Grand Chalet Favre

Bedrooms

 

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  • 7 nights: 21 December - 05 April 2020

    Start Saturday or Sunday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    21 Dec - 22 Dec £1390
    28 Dec - 29 Dec £1525
    04 Jan - 12 Jan £1185
    18 Jan - 26 Jan £1230
    01 Feb - 02 Feb £1280
    08 Feb - 09 Feb £1395
    15 Feb - 16 Feb # £1630
    22 Feb - 23 Feb £1365
    29 Feb - 08 Mar £1230
    14 Mar - 29 Mar £1185

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    # Supplement applies on 15 Feb; please contact us for details

    Included travel: British Airways or Swiss Heathrow-Zürich or Geneva (1h40) (hold luggage included; timings vary, please call for details), connecting journey by rail from the airport (Zürich 3h15, Geneva 2h40), & transfer (0h30)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

    7 nights: 21 December - 05 April 2020

    Start Saturday or Sunday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    21 Dec - 22 Dec £1320
    28 Dec - 29 Dec £1445
    04 Jan - 12 Jan £1220
    18 Jan - 26 Jan £1260
    01 Feb - 02 Feb £1320
    08 Feb - 09 Feb £1450
    15 Feb - 16 Feb £1480
    22 Feb - 23 Feb £1420
    29 Feb - 08 Mar £1260
    14 Mar - 29 Mar £1220

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus Eurostar and onward rail services from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford, plus any transfer to the hotel as described below.

    Included travel: UK–Paris (Eurostar), Paris–Sierre (TGV/Regional rail). Approx duration out 09h15/home 10h45 including changes & transfer (0h30).

    Prices are subject to availability and supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel le Grand Chalet Favre
    Single room: 21 Dec - 05 Apr 2020 £42
  • Downhill all levels; adult High season Low season
    6 days’ ski hire & 6 day local area pass £385 £385
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Zürich or Geneva (latest flight arrival time: 1700; earliest flight departure time: 1230 for both airports)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Zürich or Geneva. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Geneva easyJet 
    Aberdeen - Zurich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Aberdeen - Zurich (via Paris) Air France 
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    Belfast Intl. - Geneva easyJet 
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    Birmingham - Geneva easyJet,  Flybe 
    Birmingham - Zurich Swiss 
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    Bournemouth - Geneva easyJet 
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    Bristol - Geneva easyJet 
    Bristol - Zurich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Cardiff - Geneva Flybe 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Geneva jet2 
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    Edinburgh - Geneva easyJet,  jet2 
    Edinburgh - Zurich Swiss 
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    Exeter - Geneva Flybe 
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    Glasgow - Geneva easyJet,  jet2 
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    Inverness - Geneva Flybe 
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    Leeds Bradford - Geneva easyJet,  jet2 
    Leeds Bradford - Zurich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Liverpool - Geneva easyJet 
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    London City - Geneva British Airways,  Swiss 
    London City - Zurich British Airways,  Swiss 
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    Gatwick - Geneva British Airways,  easyJet,  Swiss 
    Gatwick - Zurich easyJet,  Swiss 
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    Heathrow - Geneva British Airways,  Swiss 
    Heathrow - Zurich British Airways,  Swiss 
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    Luton - Geneva easyJet 
    Luton - Zurich easyJet,  Vueling 
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    Stansted - Geneva easyJet 
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    Manchester - Geneva easyJet,  jet2 
    Manchester - Zurich Swiss 
    Manchester - Zurich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Zurich (via Munich) Lufthansa 
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    Newcastle - Geneva easyJet 
    Newcastle - Zurich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Newquay - Geneva Flybe 
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    Norwich - Geneva Flybe 
    Norwich - Zurich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Geneva Flybe 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend Zürich or Geneva. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • detailed documentation
  • rail travel or flights from London (regional flights available)
  • rail and taxi from/to Geneva or Zürich airport (if flying)
 
Reviews

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FAQs

  • If you are travelling over Christmas or New Year, or during school holidays, you should definitely pre-book lessons. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of packages that we can arrange for you in advance.
    Sometimes we can’t make bookings on your behalf. In these cases you should phone or email the ski school well before your holiday to arrange a date and time; do not wait until you are on holiday to make arrangements. 
  • In the Alps, most hotels have a vegetarian menu. Please contact us for specific information about this particular hotel.
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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