When my father bought Chalet Capieu in 1970, the fields were pasture in the summer and untouched snow in the winter. At that time there was no electricity or water and it had been left abandoned for a number of years - the property was nothing like the chalet you see today.
In 1972 the first two drag lifts were installed and the area started it's transformation into a bustling sector of the La Clusaz / Le Grand Bornand ski area. Little by little, more lifts were added, and now the chalet is surrounded by 7 drag lifts and a chairlift all directly connected to the Croix Fry ski sector and the whole of the rest of the La Clusaz resort.
With the development of the resort, in 2001, we decided to renovate the chalet. The whole building was lifted, the old cheese cellar was removed and replaced with a concrete floor and new foundations. New walls were put in dividing the chalet into four apartments of which Chalet Capieu is the biggest. We're still making improvements today. We've recently put new windows in the living room to make the most of the light and the fabulous views, but the latest addition is the Jacuzzi on the sunny south-facing terrace. It's a great place to wind down in the evening, overlooking the slopes and the mountains beyond.
We've tried to make sure that everyone has their own space at Chalet Capieu, while the large communal areas mean you can all get together to enjoy this stunning and unique location.