Snowgums Chalet

Briançon, Hautes-Alpes
+33 (0)6 78 39 65 73
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€315 - €425
per night

2 super family apartments in the unspoilt Serre Chevalier valley, with a private chef if you’d like one, and delightful Pippa to welcome you


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€315 - €425 per night

The Experience

Gorgeous snowy panoramas and a private chef if you’d like one. This charming old farmhouse, with its rustic walls and vaulted ceilings, is home to two big apartments. There are cheerful covers on pale wood beds, cotton rugs on tiled floors, jolly towels in shining showers, lightness, comfort and joy. The cupboards spill novels and games, there are cots and high chairs for the asking, and the Chantemerle cable car is a two-minute drive. Raised in Australia, Pippa has that charming, relaxed manner you would expect and makes a stay here memorable. She and her daughter have a deep love for the outdoor life, especially skiing, boarding and tobogganing…  many of the runs here are lined with trees and the whole place is perfect for families. Pippa buys local produce for the welcome pack and is totally involved with village life. There are heated floors for cosiness, a drying room for ski gear and a regular free local shuttle up and down the valley. Brilliant value.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from €315
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Chalet for 8
From €315


Special offer: 50% off for 2nd week on a fortnight, or more, booking! Offer excludes two consecutive February half-term weeks.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season. €2300-€2750 per week.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


We stayed at snowgums over the Feb half term. It was our first skiing holiday as a family (2 kids aged 8 and 6). The hospitality, location and personality of the place suited us to a tea. Really good self catering accommodation with all the advice and childcare you could need from Pippa and Becky. Definitely recommend for a family who like to self cater!

Guy, London

A truly wonderful stay - our second - at Snowgums. Pippa and Becky could not have made us feel more welcome and the upstairs apartment was ideal for the four of us. We skiied hard during the day, cooked and chatted into the evenings while the children rambled around the vast garden, and slept soundly every night. We can't wait to return.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pippa Curtis

  • Winter - in the heart of ski valley Serre Chevalier (250kms of pistes, 1200 - 2800m, all levels), snowboarding, sledging, relaxing, snowshoeing, husky sleigh rides, ski boot room, sledging slope opposite the house, free ski bus to the highest cable car.
  • Briancon old town, UNESCO world heritage listed, fortified cobbled streets, bursting with atmosphere and character, street theatre, events & medieval festivals in season.
  • Thermal spa (10 mins) - internal and external thermal pools, jacuzzi, fountains, whirl pool, plunge pools, music dome.
  • Travel - Gatwick Turin with BA, 2 hours drive to here, other airports too, direct Eurostar London Lyon (then hire car or a second train), or overnight train from Paris, or TGV to nearby Oulx with connecting bus to bring you to Briancon.
  • Facilities - feather pillows and duvets, great games cupboard for all ages, toys + Wendy house for children, everything for children and babies, wifi throughout, excellent showers, optional chef prepared main meals - highly recommended!
  • Spring, summer, autumn - excellent local swimming pool + long slide (5 mins), swimming lakes, Italy (15 mins), hiking, cycling valleys or Tour de France passes, kayaking, climbing, BBQ/ relax in large garden, safe bike storage.