ABOUT US

About Us

WHO WE ARE

In 2004 Mark and Frances set off for the Alps with a young baby, and one on the way, to find their dream ski chalet. Their drive was fuelled by their sheer passion for skiing and love for adventure and a new life with their young family. Having considered all the options they settled on the World renown ski resort of Chamonix. It made perfect sense with all year round opportunities for holidays and so many activities on offer in both summer and winter.

 

After a long search they found the perfect place perched on the crest of the hill in the beautiful area of Les Houches. Not just a chalet but one located alongside the ski piste for ski in ski out convenience.  Chalet Prarion (now Chalet No 5) was born.

The family soon settled into French mountain life, the kids attended the local school in Les Houches and as soon as the children were old enough they learned to ski. Following their parents sporting passion (but with a little more skill and precision)! Victoria went on to become one of the top competition snowboarders, in her age group, in the Chamonix Valley and Josh represented the Chamonix Ski Club across the Haute Savoie region in downhill and slalom ski racing.

 

Nowadays, with important schooling commitments, both have had to calm their sporting ambitions for academic reasons, but despite this short term interlude the whole family retains the burning passion for the big mountain adventures!

CHAMONIX EXCLUSIVE

Passionate about service and skiing, Mark and Frances started Chamonix Exclusive in 2005. With their vision clearly set on their goal they set about to create the affordable luxury ski holiday in the Chamonix Valley.

 

At the time, many other ski chalet operators frowned on the new luxury model idea, but undeterred and perhaps with some naivety they pushed on to find the right balance between service and price. Ignoring questions around the merits of increasing service………people asked: why have an expensive outside bath (hot tub), or why choose fine dining as you will need a chef  …..why not offer good old fashioned spaghetti bolognese?,… or why introduce grand vin when jugged table wine would do!

 

With sheer determination they continued moving forward pushing the industry into the modern age of luxury, service and ski !

Confident that they were on the right lines they took risks, and tested new ground. Whilst some ideas didn’t stand the test of time, other pioneering steps they made, along with a few other pioneering chalet companies, are now firmly accepted practice. Whether it’s stepping into the luxury hydro therapy hot tub after a great day on the slopes; or enjoying the delights of chef presented quality, delicious food and wine; or the convenience of the all day driver service to mention just a few.

 

But for us it will never stop, still to this day we are pushing boundaries with our new wellness centre, cinema projection room, a games room for all ages; and the holiday options that lets you choose the services you want at the price you prefer.

 

We will continue our ongoing commitment to ensure you choose Chamonix Exclusive as your favourite holiday destination.

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