Traditional wooden chalet this is not, but if you’re after family comforts and town-center convenience plus Alpine views and a garden, the modern design of the Cheval Blanc ("white horse") fits the bill. The hotel is designed around a massive atrium with stylish leather sofas and has two restaurants; Le Petit is fairly expensive, but the Brasserie lends itself to early suppers with kids. The rooms are conventionally decorated in neutral shades, but the bathrooms come in highly ornate marble, most with baths as well as showers. For skiers, a winter shuttle runs to the cable car up to Pila, while the pool and sauna provide perfect après-ski relaxation before a night of R&R in the bars of Aosta.