About the Owner:
Chalet Etoile Polaire (it means “North Star”) is the second home of the Rogers family. We live in
the UK – Stratford-on-Avon and London and are all keen outdoor enthusiasts. We also happen
to love Switzerland – not only for its stunning scenery and good standard of living, but also for
its unique, alpine charm. Our purchase of the chalet sprung out of a desire to own a mountain
retreat, somewhere we could all relax together to enjoy great winter skiing and sunny walking in the
summer. Family and friends mean a lot to us and here we have the perfect opportunity to create
happy memories. This is a magic which works for our chalet guests too.
Year purchased – 2007
Why the owner chose a home in this location:
The moment we stepped onto the chalet balcony we were blown away by the views – a breathtaking
panorama along three side of the Herens Valley with a mountain backdrop including the mighty
Matterhorn. This area is a protected nature reserve and its unspoilt beauty is unsurpassed. The
small village of Les Collons retains it alpine charm with a relaxed atmosphere and a cosmopolitan
mix of local folk and second home owners. The region as a whole benefits from an amazing
microclimate with long sunny days and clear starlit nights. The chalet itself is exceptionally roomy
and spacious, cosy and warm in winter and light and airy in summer. It’s our idea of heaven – and
we hope that our guests feel the same.
Unique benefits of the property:
Chalets are usually built on the outskirts of mountain villages and can be tricky to access in
winter. Often it means getting into a car every time you want to go anywhere- shops, cafes, bars
restaurants, not least the ski slopes! Not so ours, which we think has the perfect location right in the
middle of a mountain village which is part of the 4 Valleys, Switzerland’s largest linked ski terrain and
just 2/3 minutes’ walk to all the skiing via a fast quad chairlift. This area does not suffer from the
over-crowded ski slopes or lengthy lift queues which can affect its more famous neighbour Verbier.
Thus you have a central location coupled with the first class skiing of an extensive ski circuit right on
your doorstep…but without the hefty price tag!