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Les Barmes de l'Ours

Val d'Isère, France


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Luxury Holidays At Les Barmes de l'Ours

Serious skiers are hard-pushed to better the location of Les Barmes de l’Ours, at the foot of the famous Bellevarde Olympic ski run, where the ski lifts are a gateway to the region’s 140-plus runs. Also close to the village centre, the hotel holds equal appeal for those wanting to enjoy the region’s numerous other attractions. Combining the charm of a traditional mountain hotel with luxury, state-of-the-art facilities, the highly individual rooms all have stunning mountain, village or forest views. Encompassing contrasting ‘Alpine Chalet’, ‘Great North American Lodge’, ‘Scandinavian Spirit’ and ‘Contemporary’ themes across the hotel’s four floors, rooms in each offer plasma-screen televisions and designer bathroom products, while suites include a Jacuzzi bath. The resort’s entertainment facilities include a bowling alley and children’s play centre, while the three restaurants range from a relaxed rotisserie to gourmet fine dining.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Prime location at the foot of the Bellevarde Olympic ski run
  • Feature: Boasts one of the largest spas in the French Alps
  • Rooms: 76 rooms & suites
  • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
  • Nearest airport: Geneva International Airport
Location and transfer

Located in the French Alps; two hours from Chambery Airport and three  hours from Geneva International Airport.


Each of the hotel's four floors have their own identity and distinctive style, choose from: Scandinavian Spirit, whose white washed walls, lazured wood, soft pastels and Gustavian furnishings bring a touch of the Nordic spirit to these delightful rooms. Lodge of the American Great White North - English-style dark wood furnishing, fur, velvet and leather accents, a luxurious spin on the trapper's lodges of the American Great White North. Alpine Chalet's honey tones, cushy carpeting and rustic furnishings, perfectly reflect the traditional Savoyard mountain chalets. Contemporary mountain- loft style featuring bright accents, contemporary furnishings and plenty of open space, consistent with the luxuries of the modern world.

Each of the  rooms and suites feature a mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities (available on request), hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, personal safe, flat-screen television, DVD\CD player (available on request), telephone, wi-fi internet access and a twice daily maid service.

   Superior Room :expand_more
  • Size: 25m²
  • Room View: The Carats behind the hotel
  • Facilities: Featuring twin beds (can be made into one large bed on request), bathrooms with bath and shower and balconies. Some Superior rooms may be connected with a Junior suite.
   Luxury Room:expand_more
  • Size: 30m²
  • Room View: Views of the mountain or the old village
  • Facilities: Luxury rooms feature a large bed, bathroom with bath and shower and a balcony. These suites enjoy a generous amount of sun throughout the day. Some Luxury rooms can be connected to a Family suite.
   Junior Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 44m²
  • Room View: Views of the ski area and the Face de Bellevarde slope
  • Facilities: Enjoying a south facing position, these suites feature a separate living room, king-size beds, and bathrooms with whirlpool baths and separate showers and a balcony. A sofa-bed (in some suites) will accommodate a child under 12 years. Junior suites can connected to a Superior, Luxury or Prestige suite.
   Prestige Suite :expand_more
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: Panoramic views of Val d'Isère and the mountains
  • Facilities: Located on the upper floor, this suite features a spacious living room, bedroom with a king-size bed, a large bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower and a balcony. Some suites come with a sliding door between the bedroom and living room and a sofa-bed that will accommodate a child under 12 years. Prestige suites can be connected with a Junior suite.
   Family Suite :expand_more
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: View of Val d'Isère and the mountain
  • Facilities: Perfectly designed for families, these comfortable suites come with a balcony, living room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom featuring a whirlpool bath and separate shower, a smaller bedroom with two bunk-style beds and another single bed for children (under 12 years) with a shower room en suite. There is an additional sofa-bed in some of the suites. Each family suite is unique and features may vary.

Three restaurants offering Michelin Star à la carte, casual rotisserie and Savoyard mountain specialities by the fire or on the outdoor terrace

Property Highlights:expand_more

The hotel is close to the main Olympique cable car which accesses the mighty Bellevarde slopes. Snow reliability is high and the season lasts until the first weekend of May. There are a number of ski schools, some of which cater for children. There are also facilities for snowboarding, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, quad biking, all-terrain karting, paragliding and micro-light trips. Val d'Isère's après-ski is lively with entertainment ranging from bustling bars to discos.

Spa & Wellness

The hotel's spa is one of the largest in the Alps, featuring eleven therapy rooms, a selection of beauty, health and massage treatments, and an enticing indoor swimming pool. For romance or relaxation after a tiring day on the slopes, the outdoor heated pool offers the chance to luxuriate under the stars, while the hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi provide alternative sources of warming tranquillity. A hairdressing salon ensures guests are ready for evening dining and a fitness centre offers alternative exercise away from the slopes.


An innovative kids' club is located on the hotel's ground floor. Designed for amusement and creativity, children from three years old are welcomed to participate in activities from treasure hunts and painting, to magic tricks and crafts. Facilities available for older kids to enjoy include table football, pinball, a pool table and PlayStations, while children can also learn to ski in the resort. A babysitting service is available on request.


The concierge team at Elegant Resorts would be delighted to assist with arrangements for your next luxury ski holiday, including pre-booking equipment and kindergarten places. Lift passes for certain resorts can be booked by us prior to travel, but can also be purchased upon arrival. We strongly recommend securing ski or snowboard tuition (if required) before you travel, whether individual or group lessons are needed. To make the most of the ski school experience, it is essential that pupils are of the same ability-level – otherwise, separate instructors will be required. Please let your Travel Consultant know you wish to have lessons when you make your holiday booking, as they would be pleased to advise you.


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