We had a great time here the week Jan 14-21 2017. We were lucky with the weather as there was a huge dump of snow just before we arrived and then it was blue sky the rest of the week. Ski area is extensive and with a good variety of difficulty. You can technically ski back to the chalet but it mean going slightly off piste and through a few trees!
The hosts were really good. We had Rees and Rebecca who were really friendly and helped out with anything we needed. The food was great and they catered well for one of our group who has various food intolerances. One stand out bit of service from them was taking us down to the ski hire shop on the Sat night, even though we were late arriving due to an accident on the road from the airport, to sort out all our equipment. Such a massive time saver as you can just get straight on with the skiing come Sunday morning.
The chalet itself is great, lovely views out of the main living area and it was so nice to have a fire going when you were hanging around in the evening. It was warm throughout as well and the sauna and hot tub were great additions.
Chalet Beyond were really helpful too and we can’t recommend them enough. All the arrangements went through smoothly and they sorted everything for us. In fact, we had booked into the sister chalet Brocard, but as there was no one in Gelinotte, they upgraded us free of charge which meant everyone in the group had their own room.
A couple of minor negatives. There is currently no wifi in the chalet which is a shame, although we understand they are planning on installing it. Also, as has been mentioned in other reviews, the walls connecting this chalet to the one next door are really thin and so if you do have any noisy groups in there, they can keep you awake at night. Fortunately we only had it on a couple of nights but I can imagine it would be really annoying if it was like that every night. Take earplugs!