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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: 50
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5
  • The apartments are all at the height of luxury, with tasteful furnishings and well-equipped kitchens (including wine fridge, espresso machine, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, induction hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher), with a balcony and lounge area. Bathrooms have a bath with shower head. All apartments have a TV with cable/satellite programmes.
  • 2-room apartment (A4) sleeps up to 4, has one twin bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge area.
  • 3-room apartment (B6) sleeps up to 6, has an additional double bedroom and shower room.
  • 4-room apartment (C8) sleeps up to 8, has one double bedroom, two twin bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge, plus one bathroom and one shower room.
  • There is a large flat-screen TV in the lounge area and master bedroom with English channels, telephone, hair dryer, bathrobes and Pure Altitude toiletries.

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Some apartments are accessible for disabled customers, please contact us for details. 

Meals

  • Self-catering

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 2018/19

There has been some damage in the summer to the mid station of the Grands Montets and Lognan gondolas and they may not be open in the winter. 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 un-accessible 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


For more information on travel and transport visit our Chamonix page

Extras

WINTER 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £58 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Special Offers:

  • Buy One Get One Half Price on 6 day adult Mont Blanc lift passes 12 Jan, 19, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9, 16 & 23 Mar (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 (15 - 21 Dec & 6 April - end of season) H (22 Dec - 5 April)

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

** Chamonix pass includes Brevent-Flegere, Balme, Grand Montets (extra Lognan)

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

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis £76 £87 £101
Skis & Boots £100 £115 £135
Snowboard - £87 £101
Snowboard & boots - £115 £135
Child* 6-12  Skis & Boots - £82 -
Snowboard & boots - £82 -

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

*White category skis & boots available for children 3-5yrs: £45

*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 Argentiere, 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) & 9 Feb - 8 March (2:30-5pm)

Snowboard tuition only available 9 Feb - 8 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

  • Location: Located next to the Aiguille du Midi lift, just 5 minutes' walk to the centre of Chamonix.
  • Large indoor swimming pool and children's pool, spa with sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fitness room, massages and beauty treatments are also available (pay locally), reception/lounge area with fireplace, children's play area (unsupervised), grocery and bakery delivery, ski room with boot dryers, washing and drying machines (pay locally), lift to all floors.
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam room
  • Lounge area
  • Sauna
  • Sunday to Friday 8am to 12pm  and from 3pm to 8pm. Saturday 8am to 10pm. Subject to change.

  • Yes

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist Tax 18yrs +, Refundable deposit €500. 


Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Baby listening service
  • Baby sitting - day
  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Play room

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Residence Cristal de Jade, Chamonix,
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