Accommodation: Alpine Courses

For Summer 2020, we are asking clients to stay in local hotels or camp sites - see our Covid-19 UPDATE page for details.

From 2021 we plan to re-open Chemin des Etoiles with dinner guest numbers limited to 10 max (keeping Chemin des Etoiles guests separate from hotel based climbers).

There will be fewer places than normal so please do book early if you're keen to stay in our chalet.

Our Alpine Mountaineering Courses are based in the traditional alpine village of Evolene in the Arolla valley.

We are based at chalet "Chemin des Etoiles", Evolene where your host will prepare fabulous home cooking and baking. For our busiest weeks we will organise accommodation for our guests in Hotel Hermitage in Evolene village centre. There may be a small price supplement for this which we'll let guests know as soon as they book (arrangements are still in progress just now - Aug '20).

Our clients really appreciate the friendly, relaxed atmosphere and flexibility that having our own chalets provide.

What our clients say:

"Angus food was lovely, and so great to have the room there to come back to from the huts." Samantha, July 2018

"Judith is a gem. I always looked forward to coming back to the chalet and eating one of her meals, sharing experiences from the day and recipes!" Micah, August 2018

"The arrangements are spot on. Everyone has a great chance to get together and share what we have got up to. Fab mix of people." Keith, 2015

What's Included?

Included* in our mountaineering course prices are all guiding fees and guides expenses, valley accommodation (in shared rooms) plus breakfast, packed lunches, afternoon tea and three course dinners when you're in the valley. All our properties have Wifi.

Not included* is transport to and from Evolene/Les Hauderes, suitable travel and rescue insurance, the meal out on Friday night and personal expenses when away climbing (hut fees, food/beverages, trains/cable cars). There's an estimate of the hut/lift expenses per person at the top of each course page.
*Unless otherwise stated on the course description

Single supplements (£150) and double rooms (for couples) can be booked subject to availability. We can arrange extra nights accommodation before or after your course (email [email protected]).

Travel

For travel information see our "Getting to Evolene" page.