La Tzoumaz, on the other side of the crest from Verbier, is a quiet family focused resort amidst the wonderful skiing of the four valleys. Situated at 1500 meters, the village boasts the longest floodlit toboggan run (10k) in the French speaking alps and being north facing benefits from high quality snow all day long. The village has an excellent ski school and for non-skiers it's possible to take a lift over the mountain to enjoy the spoiling shops and restaurant terraces of Verbier nearby.
The village has a small natural ice-rink, outdoor tennis court, indoor swimming pool, 12km winter hiking trails and 13km snowshoe trails. Additionally in the Riddes valley there are beautiful thermal baths. For children there is also a lovely playground overlooking the valley and there is a creche adjacent to the ski school.
A handful of restaurants are within walking distance of the chalet including one who can deliver a catered dinner for the evening. The village also has a newsagent, baker, PROXI supermarket for essential provisions, cash machine and of course the compulsory ski-hire / bike-hire shops. Monnet Sports kindly offers Chalet Alexia guests 10% discount off sportswear and ski hire when booking in the resort. For the best equipment prices it is however best to book online before you come.
You can get a feel for the surroundings, and of course check the weather, on the local village webcam.