The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful at Le Blizzard, one of the cosiest hotels in Val d’Isere. Advertising itself as the perfect place for cosy love nests and family spaces, Le Blizzard is a hotel with a view – in fact, it prides itself on the fact that every room has a view.
The interior has a wonderful feel of modern chalet meets retro kitsch with traditional wooden furnishings finished off with plush Parisian armchairs. The spacious suites continue the hotel’s focus on design; some have massive fireplaces, while others seem almost oriental – but all are comfortable and tasteful.
A wood-fired outdoor hot tub and swimming pool allow guests to relax in the fresh mountain air before heading back inside and gorging in the eponymous gourmet restaurant or turning to local specialities in La Luge.
For those wishing to kick back with a drink or two, the Lounge Bar has deep sofas in which to unwind with a strong whisky or three.