chalet restaurant le bois prin on snow

Bois Prin...kézaco ?  it is a pretty Savoyard dialect name which means "little wood", the one we pick up in the forest to light the chimney...enough to maintain a flame of joyous atmosphere for unforgettable moments by the fire !

Logo of Chalet Restaurant d'Altitude Le Bois Prin à Châtel (1)

welcome chez nathalie

Le Bois Prin is a typical alpine chalet nestled at 1650 m altitude on the slopes of Plaine-Dranse and the ski link Châtel-Avoriaz.

Formerly a shepherd's chalet, Le Bois Prin is today the place to be for your gourmet break in the heart of the fantastic Portes duSoleil ski area.

It is a guaranteed change of scenery facing a unique panorama, open to the sky, the sun and the magnificent mountain peaks of the Haut-Chablais Alps.

There, Nathalie with her team will be happy to have you for your lunch break in an authentic decor of wood and stones, to taste with family or friends, the different flavors of the Savoie and Val d'Abondance regions.

As soon as the weather is fine, the terrace facing the summit of Mont-de-Grange allows you to take full advantage of the sun and the view on the landscape and in order to experience unforgettable moments and incomparable idleness.

Le Bois Prin is easily accessible by the 6-places chairlift Pierre-Longue, for all beginners or experienced skiers but also for contemplative pedestrians. It is also well located at the start of the 6-places chairlift link Express-Rochassons for Avoriaz and Portes-du-Soleil.

Opening from Christmas to Easter, only at lunch. Carte, daily dishes, savoy specialties, the Chef's suggestions ... and his traditional mulled wine !

We look forward to welcoming you this winter !

plaine-dranse, an alpine pasture in the heart of portes du soleil

Sheltered in the foothills of the imposing Massif of Pointe de Chésery, the alpine pasture of Plaine-Dranse reveals its picturesque charm. It is a unique site in the Alps with its shepherds' chalets huddled together. All look towards Notre-Dame de Plaine-Dranse, the secular religious protection of this pasture. This emblematic chapel, with its audacious architecture, was built against a rock that was called in ancient times "the wolves stone" or the "cursed stone", on the place of an old oratory. Most of the family chalets now renovated are more than a century old. When the Savoy Duchy was annexed, this mountain pasture in the upper valley bordering on Valais was already very much alive. Our great-great grandparents animated this summer pasture. The chalet of Marie GRILLET-AUBERT, our ancestor, crossed the century up to us. In 1983, Clément undertook the restoration of the chalet. The log walls were completely demolished, but the roof was kept and suspended by a solid shoring in order to preserve the right of use. This time, the facades were rebuilt, in stone, then new "tavaillons" (wooden tiles) came to cover the roof. In 1998, a new impetus allowed the transformation and the development of the chalet into a warmly altitude restaurant. The Bois Prin was born, but it remains in our memory the chalet of Marie GRILLET-AUBERT.
We look forward to welcoming you to this privileged environment in the heart of the Portes du Soleil.