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Residence Cristal de Jade

  • France, Chamonix

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The Cristal de Jade is an impressive residence with fantastic facilities. It offers the ultimate in luxury and relaxation for those keen to have the flexibility of a self-catered property. The interiors are tastefully furnished and the apartments are spacious and very well equipped. Relax in the fabulous spa area, with its large indoor swimming pool.

Located next to the Aiguille du Midi lift for easy access to the Vallée Blanche and for a closer view of the breathtaking Mont Blanc. The bus stop outside takes you easily to the various ski areas and the resort centre is just a short walk away, meaning dining out is very easy and the shops and resort activities are only a stone's throw away.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 60
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

All apartments have twin or double beds (please specify preference when booking), bath with shower head attachment or shower room, WC, kitchenette equipped with wine fridge, espresso machine, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, flat screen cable / satellite TV with English speaking channels, telephone, hair dryer, bath robes, toiletries, lounge area and a balcony.

  • 2 Room Apartments (A4) sleep 2 - 4 people. One twin or double bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge area.
  • 3 Room Apartments (B6) sleep 3 - 6 people. Two twin or double bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge area.
  • 4 Room Apartments (C8) sleep 6 - 8 people. Three twin or double bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge area.

Beds are made on arrival (except sofa beds) and end of stay cleaning is available (except kitchen).

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Adapted rooms are available (on request)
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible 

Meals

  • Self catering
  • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Local shops, bars and restaurants 
  • Bakery delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:
    • Short distance away from the residence 
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Informal 
  • Breakfast service:
    • Self catering
    • Bakery delivery service 
    • Local shops 
  • Lunch service:
    • Self catering
    • Local shops and restaurants 
  • Dinner service:
    • Self catering
    • Grocery delivery service (book and pay locally) 
    • Local restaurants, shops and bars

Board basis options available

  • Self Catering

Chamonix

With 90% of the terrain above 2000m, Chamonix has for many years attracted skiers looking for good snow and who also want to ski the famous Vallée Blanche - or tackle the rest of the extensive off-piste skiing. There is an efficient ski bus which links the five main ski areas with our accommodation in Chamonix and the nearby village of Les Houches. Set against truly spectacular scenery at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, the resort's setting is both unique and breathtaking. Chamonix offers an excellent range of sporting and leisure facilities with an unrivaled nightlife whilst Les Houches is quieter but full of Alpine charm. The choice of skiing is amazing, from cruisy blues and fun reds at Le Brevent, Flegere and Le Tour to more challenging runs at Les Grands Montets. Beginners start off in Chamonix or the nearby pretty village of Les Houches.  

Note for winter 2019/20

During the summer of 2018, there was some damage caused to the mid station of the Grands Montets and Lognan gondolas. They will still not be open for winter 19/20. There will still be access to the Grands Montets area via the Plan Jordan gondola to the main bowl and the only area that may be unaccessible is the Bouchard and Herse chairlift. The Grands Montets has huge off piste and our ski school have said that it is business as usual with instructors guiding on different parts of the mountain.  

The local lift pass does not cover the top lifts of the Grands Montets and this pass is most suitable for beginners. The other ski areas will be fully open

  • Brevent & Flegere: 16 pistes
  • Le Tour: 19 pistes
  • Les Houches: 27 pistes

And Grands Montets will have 12 out of 15 pistes. 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 500 km
  • Runs
    64
    69
    24
  • Longest run 22 Km
  • Snowparks
  • Lifts Drag lifts 19, Chairlifts 16, Cablecars 5
  • Slope direction N,E,S,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

  • New fantastic 4,000m2 spa called the QC Therme (€52 per person per day)
  • Parapenting
  • Ice climbing
  • Open-air market
  • Ice rink
  • Cinema (reduced rates with a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass)
  • Bowling
  • Cleared walks
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Sledging
  • Large sports centre – indoor tennis/squash
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Husky rides
  • Speed riding
  • Ice climbing
  • Snow shoeing

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.871099
  • Latitude: 45.918618
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 100
  • Distance to Lift: 50
  • Distance to Ski School: 500
  • Distance to Nursery Slopes: 500
  • Nearest Station:

    Chamonix

  • Distance to Station: 300
  • Distance to City Centre: 500

For more information on travel and transport visit our Chamonix page

Extras

WINTER 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
 Save up to £66 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Special Offers:

  • Buy One Get One Half Price on 6 day adult Mont Blanc lift passes, departure dates to be confirmed (ends by 30 Nov).
Lift Passes Days Adult
15-64
Child*
5-14
Senior
69-79
Family
2ad & 2ch 5-14
Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass* 6 £233 L/£290 H £199 L/£247 H £199 L/£247 H £892
Local Pass** 6 £242 £206 £206 £753

L (14 - 20 Dec & 4 April - end of season) H (21 Dec - 3 April)

*Mont Blanc Pass also includes Les Houches, Lognan-Grands Montets. Aiguille du Midi & Montenvers, plus Verbier, Megeve & Cormayeur (transport extra)

** Chamonix pass includes Brévent-Flégère, Balme, Grand Montets (extra Lognan)

*0-4 Free (issued locally, photo required)

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £74 £85 £99
Skis & Boots £97 £113 £132
Snowboard - £85 £99
Snowboard & boots - £113 £132
Child* 6-12  Skis & Boots - £57 -
Snowboard & boots - £57 -

Equipment Hire (6 days) - Please see here for description of hire categories.

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £44

*Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs

Tuition
Chamonix
Days Hours Adult 12+ Child* 5-11
Ski 4 9-11.30am £169 -
Ski 6 - £264

Adult beginner snowboard tuition available locally.

*Child tuition is in Argentière, return transport included and meeting arrangements can be made for adults if also in ski school.

Tuition
Les Houches
Days Hours Adult 13+ Child* 6-12
Ski 6 2½ hrs per day £149 £149
Snowboard 6 2½ hrs per day £159 £163

Ski school times: 9-11:30am except Christmas & New Year (2-4:30pm) & 8 Feb - 6 March (2:30-5pm)

Snowboard tuition only available 8 Feb - 6 March. *Child snowboard tuition 8-12yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Located next to the ski lifts
  • 5 minutes' walk to the centre of Chamonix
  • Mountain views 
  • Sun terrace
  • Mountain views
  • Ski shop on site
  • Next to the ski lifts
  • Library
  • Spa and wellness facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpool
  • In the centre of Chamonix
  • Bar
  • Fitness room
  • Relaxation area 
  • Sun loungers 
  • WiFi (Free)
  • Massages and beauty treatments are available (book and pay locally)
  • Breakfast delivery service (book and pay locally)
  • Room service (book and pay locally)
  • Reception
  • Games room
  • Shuttle services (book and pay locally)
  • Lounge with fire place
  • Heated ski equipment storage room with lockers
  • Car parking (pre book and pay locally)
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Lift 
  • Laundry services (pay locally)

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax per person, per day (under 18's Free of charge) paid locally
  • Refundable deposit €500 required on arrival (credit cards accepted) 

Family Facilities

  • Children's swimming pool
  • Play area (unsupervised)
  • Strollers available (on request)
  • Children's TV networks / channels available 
  • Baby cots are available on request (Free) for children under 2 years 
  • Cots & Linen
  • Baby listening service
  • Baby sitting - day
  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Play room

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Residence Cristal de Jade
Chamonix, Self Catering
14/12/2019 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Southend
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