Valhalla is vast with a big open-plan central space and lofty vaulted ceilings peered over by a gallery which you can retreat to. Bedrooms are dressed in fine linens with robes for post-bath snuggling, the big ski room has boot warmers and plenty of room for damp kit, and the centre of town for apres-ski and restaurants is a short walk.
You’re tucked down a secluded trail at the end of a private road with the valley rising above you; views soar to Mont Blanc from the terrace and the barrel-style sauna. Lifts are moments away and there are tracks for snow shoeing, hiking and ski touring including the red pinion railway that trundles you up to the Mer de Glace.
The Collineige team look after you well, with hearty and delicious four-course suppers or reservations for good restaurants in town, including the much-lauded Restaurant Albert 1er just around the corner.