/customers/lasourcechalet.co.uk/lasourcechalet.co.uk/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/wp-cache/wp-cache-phase1.php La Source Chalet http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk Catered Family Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling Chalet Holidays in Alpe d’Huez, Vaujany, and Villard Reculas, France Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:54:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4 Latest news from Chalet La Source – updated March 2016 http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=1591&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-new-look-for-la-source http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=1591#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:42:47 +0000 admin http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=1591 More...]]>

Updated: 21 March 2016

Half board accommodation this winter from £60.00 (€80.00) per night per person with a minimum of 2 nights

We will be able to help you at Chalet La Source for your ski holiday – either catered or self catered

We have decided to offer plenty of flexibility now to provide for the diverse clientele who visit La Source – regular guests as well as new guests with plenty of accommodation choices and in particular provide for the increasing number of guests that require accommodation for a shorter stay and also outside the main winter and summer seasons. In summary:

  • Half board ‘chalet style’ accommodation throughout the winter and summer season – minimum 2 nights
  • B&B accommodation throughout the year –  minimum 2 nights
  • Self catering accommodation from 12 to 20 guests throughout the year – minimum 4 nights  - more details at: self catering at La Source chalet 

News from the summer 2016: Work has finished with refurbishing the upper apartment with new bathroom suites, improved storage to the bedrooms and a replacement sound proof flooring. Photos are now on the website

For the cyclists a secure bike store for up to 12 bikes, workshop with electricity and lighting

We have also posted flight schedules to Grenoble airport for winter 2015/6 now that they have been announced by some of the the airlines

Please keep watching this space, and please allow me the opportunity to provide you with a quote for next seasons ski and summer cycling/activity holidays

Look forward to hearing from you soon 


Michael Baldwin

La Source

2 chemin des tournants

38114 Villard Reculas, France

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Now Taking Reservations for Summer 2016!

La Source chalet is ideally located for you to enjoy your summer sports holiday!!


A comfortable spacious chalet with uninterrupted and commanding views, and close to all the mythical Tour de France mountain passes in the Alps – including the Alpe d’Huez 21 hairpins a few kilometres away

You choose between differing formulas to suit your requirements:

  • Self catering. from €25.00 per person/night sharing double/twin room and only available when there are no other catered guests staying at the chalet. See details on the self catering page: Self catering options
  • Bed and breakfast from €43.00 per person sharing double/twin room: Energy filled breakfast to send you on your way!
  • Half–Board. From €75.00 per person sharing double/twin room: In addition to breakfast,  afternoon tea and cake/biscuits will be available on your return from cycling, followed by a 3 course dinner with complementary wine, coffee/tea etc
  • Full board. From €85.00 per person sharing double/twin room: In addition to above, we will send you off cycling with a energy boosting packed lunch and energy drinks

From your third night at La Source we would be delighted to offer a 10% discount on these prices backdated to the first night!. If you are stay with us for a week then the following prices will apply:

  • B&B €260.00 per person – sharing double/twin room
  • Half board €450.00 per person- sharing double/twin room
  • Full board €500.00 per person- sharing double/twin room

In addition:

  • You have unlimited access to the exterior hot tub with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • We provide you with advice on cycle routes – road maps, route profiles and highlight recommended ‘watering holes’
  • There is a ‘workshop’ to assist you with running cycle repairs
  • There is secure bike storage and pressure washer
  • We can assist you hiring bikes locally – if you choose to travel here without your bike
  • We provide you with meals that complement your sport.
  • A free laundry service is available for your ‘sports wear’ for guests staying for 3 nights or more
  • We have free WIFI to help you surf!

Optional ‘extras’:

  • Transport service each afternoon for you and your bike from Allemont or Bourg d’Oisans and return you to Villard Reculas
  • Airport transfer service from either Grenoble or Lyon airports for you and your bike to Villard Reculas return
 check availability for the summer months following this link: www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=953 
 Link to an informative cycling website: http://www.thecyclepeople.com



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Latest availability updated 21 March 2016

Prices revised to include 2 night minimum stay on half board, B&B or self catering on selected weeks throughout the winter and summer season 

Please note that the chalet is also available on a B&B or self catering basis – in addition to the catered arrangements detailed below. 12 to 20 beds available over 9 bedrooms. Email your dates for a quote.


 Winter Season 2015/2016

Sunday 20 December 2015Fully Booked

Sunday 27 December 2015Fully Booked

Sunday 3 January 2016£65.00 (€85.00) per night half board –  2 rooms  already reserved

Saturday 9 January 2016£60.00 (€80.00) per night half board

Saturday 16 January 2016 -£60.00 (€80.00) per night half board chalet full weekend 22-24 January

Saturday 23 January 2016£60.00 (€80.00) per night half board 4 rooms reserved

Saturday 30 January 2016£60.00 (€80.00) per night half board 1 room reserved

Saturday 6 February 2016Fully Booked

Saturday 13  February 2016Fully Booked

Saturday 20 February 2016 £65.00 (€85.00) per person half board – 2 rooms reserved

Saturday 27 February 2016 –  Fully Booked

Sunday 5 March 2016 –  £65.00 (€85.00) per night half board. 5 room reserved

Saturday 12 March 2016 – £65.00 (€85.00) per night half board 5 rooms reserved

Saturday 19 March 2016 – £65.00 (€85.00) per night half board 6 rooms reserved

Saturday 26 March 2016 Fully Booked

Saturday 2 April 2016£65.00 (€85.00) per night half board

Saturday 9 April 2015 - £60.00 (€80.00) per night half board

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  1. To inquire about availability and make a reservation, please e-mail: michael@lasourcechalet.co.uk Alternatively, please call Michael Baldwin on (0033) 616557924 or leave a message and he will respond quickly (24/7)
  2. For general inquiries call the UK office on+44 (0) 1707 655988
  3. Within 7 days of booking, download and print out the booking form and return the completed form and signed declaration, with your deposit of £100.00 or €120.00 euros per person, to:
    Michael Baldwin,
    14 The Grove,
    Brookmans Park,
    AL9 7RN
  4. Cheque payable to ‘La Source
  5. Alternatively email Michael at michael@lasourcechalet.co.uk for Internet Banking details
  6. Balance payable 10 weeks before departure
  7. Important Ski insurance information. We only accept your holiday reservation at La Source if you are adequately insured for the duration of your holiday, and to include as a minimum the following sections: Pre travel-holiday cancellation.Travel –  emergency medical expenses, and personal liability. We recommend Fogg Insurance for very competitive ski insurance via their website: Fogg travel ski and holiday insurance
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Character Ski and Cycling Chalet – up to 20 guests http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=24&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=character-ski-chalet http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=24#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 10:05:48 +0000 admin http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=24 More...]]> Christmas week December 2016. 9 days self catering for the price of 7 days. €6000.00 for 20 persons over 9 bedrooms. A great opportunity to invite friends and family for a longer ski holiday in a beautiful and relaxing authentic mountain chalet. Arrive when you wish and leave by Tuesday 27 December 2016

Close to Alpe d’Huez, in the picturesque village of Villard Reculas, France, La Source chalet is owned and managed by Michael Baldwin – ski enthusiast, mountaineer and hotelier and open throughout the year. The ski chalet is a converted 220 year old traditional Oisans stone barn south facing with panoramic views of the surrounding area. It has been renovated to an extremely high standard, keeping the charm and character of the building whilst creating modern facilities. There are 4 twin/double bedrooms all with en-suite or private facilities, and a family en-suite room (sleeps 4 – twin beds and bunk beds) in the existing chalet. 12 guests in the existing chalet


A new extension built in 2008 provides a further 2 en-suite bedrooms (1 double bedroom and an ‘adult size’ bunk room) therefore – 4 guests in the new extension

An upper apartment has now been renovated (Spring 2014) to provide further accommodation for 4 persons in 2 bedrooms sharing a bathroom with a large south facing independent lounge and open plan kitchen

Summary of the combined accommodation available at La Source chalet for 20 guests:

  • 6 double/twin bedrooms all en-suite or with private facilities
  • 1 double en-suite bedroom 
  • 1 family en-suite bedroom with twin/double beds and bunk beds (room for 4 persons)
  • 1 bunk en-suite bedroom – suitable for 2 children or 1 adult
  • A spiral staircase leads down to the spectacular and spacious living/dining area with vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and comfortable sofas, and large dining table seating 16 persons. There is a separate south-facing sun lounge overlooking a large exterior wood decking, giving stunning views over the valley and mountain peaks. A 5 person outdoor jacuzzi provides relaxing massage treatment and aromatherapy – perfect for unwinding after an energetic day on the ski slopes

Home comforts include: satellite TV, videos, CD and DVD players, a wide selection of books, magazines and board games. There is free WIFI throughout the ground floor

Some various photos to provide an understanding of bedroom and bathroom quality

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  • Morning tea in bed.
  • Cooked breakfast – including fruit juice, cereals, fresh breads, croissants, a selection of homemade jams, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
  • Afternoon tea with homemade cakes, fresh bread, conserves and a selection of teas.
  • Three or Four course dinner including local French cheese platter and fresh fruit. One evening includes a Savoyard local specialty – tartiflette, fondu, etc  

Menu Suggestion

prepared by Andrew (Andy) Gilogley  La Source chef and chalet host for the winter season 2012/2013

To Start

Smoked mackerel pate with oatcakes and wild leaf salad
Hot Smoked salmon and watercress salad with wiskey and honey dressing
Minted pea and pear soup with fresh crusty bread
Potted venison served with red currant jelly and fresh crusty bread
Smoked haddock on a bed of lettuce with lime creme fraiche
Wild mushroom rarebit with a pesto and garlic dressing 

Vegeterian alternative suggestions

Butternut squash pate with oatcakes and a wild leaf salad
Spinach and potato cakes with a cucumber creme fraiche


Braised pork casserole with caramelised apples, in a cider, honey and mustard sauce
Slow roasted chicken with sundried tomatoes and tarragon sauce, served with baby new potatoes and broccoli
Wild mushroom and beef strogonoff with lemon and coriander rice
Slow roasted lamb, dauphinois potatoes, green beans and rosemary and mint gravey
Crispy roast duck in plum sauce with roast potatoes and winter vegetables
Pan roasted filet of halibat with braised vegetables and horesradish veloute

Vegeterian alternative suggestions

Baked chickpea and mushroom loaf with creamy mashed potatoes and a rich cream sauce
Vegetable stoganoff with a lemon and coriander rice


Sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream
Orange cheesecake with dark chocolate cream
Lemon grestorte with fresh raspberries and cream
Chocolate torte with ice cream 
Individual bread and butter puddings 
Fresh fruit crumble and homemade custard 

Chesse and Coffee



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  • Affordable, relaxing, character catered chalet for up to 20 guests: 9 bedrooms (doubles, twins and family rooms) all en-suite or with private facilities. Children welcomed, and discounts for groups and regular guests. Weekend and short stays encouraged. Minimal single supplements
  • All rooms are priced individually and sold on a first book basis – therefore we welcome individuals, small parties or groups taking the chalet ’sole occupancy’. Prices from £425.00 per person per week
  • Imaginative catering in a relaxed environment: Morning tea in bed, nourishing breakfast, substantial afternoon tea, pre-meal drinks, home prepared nourishing 3 course evening meals with carefully selected house wines
  • 250 metres from nearest ski lifts and pistes with morning minibus shuttle provided to the lifts.
  • optional day ski trip to Les Deux Alpes and ‘apres ski’ Alpe d’Huez
  • Exterior hot tub with amazing views, boot-warmers, free wifi, extensive library, TV/music room with DVD’s and UK ‘free view’ TV, board games
  • ‘La Source’ discounts for: ski passes and equipment hire. Organisation of ski tuition with local ski schools – ESF, Masterclass and Stance
  • Alternative 4 star quality self catering accommodation can be arranged for you locally in the village
  • Now taking bookings for Summer 2016 and winter 2016. Check availability for the week you require:
  • We are proud of our efficient organisation, and you can be assured that whatever ski holiday you choose, you will be cared for in a personal and attentive manner. ”Nothing is too much trouble” at Chalet La Source.
  • La Source is also open in the summer months – May to September 2016. Enjoy numerious sports activities locally. Check this link to summer activities, price guide and availability:


Call Michael 0n: 0033 616557924 (24/7) or send an email to Michael@lasourcechalet.co.uk


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Premier French Ski Area http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=188&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=premier-french-ski-area http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=188#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2009 15:41:40 +0000 admin http://www.lasourcechalet.co.uk/?p=188 More...]]> Alpe d’Huez is one of France’s top five alpine high altitude ski resorts and boasts an excellent snow record and extended season. It is renowned for its sunshine record and spectacular views of the Ecrin National Park Mountains.

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Your Host and Guide
Michael Baldwin
Alpe d’Huez Piste Map
(click to download PDF)
Signal Ski Run
Down to Villard
Off-Piste Route
to Villard

The ski lift system of Alpe d’Huez is amongst the most modern in Europe and there is excellent skiing & snowboarding for all abilities. For beginners the lower ski slopes surrounding Alpe d’Huez provide confidence boosting green and blue ski runs. Intermediates will find miles of interesting blue and challenging red ski runs with fantastic excursions to the satellite villages.

The advanced skier will find some of the most testing terrain in France from the top of Pic Blanc at 3330 metres, including the ‘Tunnel’ and the ‘Sarenne’ – the longest black ski run in Europe(16kms). The Sarenne glacier’s access from the top of Pic Blanc was improved during the 2003 season with the installation of two 4 man chairs.

Access to the Sarenne glacier was further improved in the 2004 season with the installation of Marmotte 3 – a ‘Funitel’ ski lift capable of transporting 1000 skiers per hour in all weather conditions. This provides 2 access points to the glacier and allow snow-sure glacier skiing throughout the long 5 months winter French ski season

For snowboarders Alpe d’Huez is ‘friendly’ with its own snow-park suitable for beginner and intermediate snowboarders, and spectacular off piste possibilities for the more advanced snowboarder.

Alpe d’Huez Information

Resort altitude from 1100 to 3330 metres

Alpe d’Huez is at 1860 metres

Ski lift capacity – 95,000 persons/hour

250kms of groomed pistes

84 lifts 248 kms of Pistes

6 Cable cars

10 Gondolas

3 Access lifts

24 Chair lifts

41 Drag lifts

Greens – 39

Blues – 31

Reds – 36

Blacks – 17


Cross country skiing – 54 kms

Longest lift served vertical drop in the French Alps – 2230 metres from Pic Blanc to L’Enversin d’Oz.

Longest black piste in Europe – the Sarenne ski run 16 kms.

785 snow cannons providing 64kms of guaranteed snow.

lifts open daily at 0900hrs to 1700hrs

Useful links for Alpe d’Huez ski resort and independent comment:

Alpe d’Huez tourist office (with webcam) : www.alpedhuez.com

Where to ski and snowboard guide : www.snow-zone.co.uk

Snow forecast Alpe d’Huez : www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Alpe-d-Huez

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Links to various photo galleries of La Source, the village of Villard Reculas and the  Alpe d’Huez ski area – enjoy!

Outside renovations at La Source – stage 1 during May 2013 

Villard Reculas – 4 season photo shoot around the village

A photo shoot around Villard Reculas and some of the nearby lacs

Villard Reculas – Autumn 2010

Lac Besson – near Alpe d’Huez

Recent building extension to La Source – completed December 2008

Baya – The chalet friend. Loves her walks and treats!

Youtube video of a weeks ski holiday spent at La Source sorry – but the sound has been disabled!!

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  • satobus-alps.com – Ski bus from Lyon St Exupery to Alpe d’Huez
  • vfd.fr – Bus from Grenoble to Alpe d’Huez
  • grenoble-airport.com – Grenoble St Geoirs airport
  • lyon .aeroport.fr – Lyon St Exupery airport
  • easyjet.com – Easyjet
  • ryanair.com – Ryanair
  • ba.com – British airways
  • airfrance.com – Air France
  • flysn.com – Flight to Lyon
  • aspectcarrental.com – Recommended car rental
  • sncf.com – French railways
  • eurostar.com – Eurostar
  • Fogg ski/travel insurance – Travel insurance
  • Villard Reculas – Details of Villard Reculas
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