Alpine Vista

Les Arcs, Paradiski, France: catered, sleeps up to 10 This chalet, renovated in 2012 is the ideal base for catered ski and snowboarding holidays, just minutes from Les Arcs.

Alpine Vista

Alpine Vista is an independent, family run business specialising in catered ski and snowboarding holidays in the winter and road cycling holidays in the summer. The chalet is also available for self-catered holidays all year round.

We pride ourselves on our customer service and attention to detail and do our utmost to ensure that every guest staying with us has a holiday to remember. Our 5 bedroom chalet (sleeping 10) in the Savoie region of the French Alps is well appointed with its recent renovation in 2012 leading to the stylish yet traditional surroundings.

Chalet Mathilde is situated in a hamlet of just 3 chalets meaning that we are away from the hustle and bustle of more touristy areas yet are situated under 10 minutes from the traditional town of  Bourg St Maurice, with its 7 minute funicular to the popular ski resort; Les Arcs. The resorts of La Plagne, Sainte Foy, La Rosière, Val d’Isère and Tignes are also all within easy reach.

The position of the chalet makes for a perfect base for activity based holidays throughout the summer months, such as road cycling, hiking, mountain biking and water sports.

Reaching the chalet couldn’t be easier with Eurostar and TGV services to Bourg St Maurice station itself. The airports of Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble and Lyon are all practical options.

Accommodation:

A stylish and beautifully equipped traditional alpine chalet. Ideally situated for access a some of the best ski resorts in Europe and set in good sized grounds away from its neighbours, the chalet also affords privacy and outside space for those visiting in the summer months.
  • 5 bedrooms comprising four twins and one double with balcony.
  • 4 bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite, 1 private and 1 shared)
  • Large lounge/dining area with wood-burning stove and balcony.
For those arriving by car, there is a driveway with ample parking for several vehicles.

Current Promotions for Alpine Vista:

Catered road cycling holidays in the French Alps - from £275 pp

Dates: 27 May 17 - 30 Sep 17 We specialise in catered, self-guided cycling holidays for all ages and abilities where you can test your fitness and cycling prowess by day and relax in comfortable luxury by night! Your group will have sole occupancy of our 5 bedroom chalet and grounds for the length of your stay.

The Savoie region of the French Alps is a real hot spot for road cycling and our chalet is located right in the heart of it. Whether you are looking to test yourself up some of the Tour de France climbs, or have a gentle cycle through the valley, you can do it straight from the front door! The chalet is set in the valley just outside Bourg-St-Maurice which means that each ride starts and finishes on the flat – a real rarity in the Mountains!

Our package consists of:
  • Board (with linen and towels)
  • Breakfast (cooked and continental options)
  • Afternoon tea with home-made cake
  • 3-course evening meal with unlimited wine
  • Minibus taxi service to town on host’s day off (7 night stays only)
  • Electronic cycle route planners and information
  • Emergency pick-up service
  • Airport transfers (additional cost – T&Cs apply)

Spring Skiing - 10 Person, catered, sole occupancy - from £299 pp pw

Dates: 25 Mar 17 - 09 Apr 17 Chalet Mathilde has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and we can offer you sole occupancy for 7 nights for £2990 between 25 March and 9 April 2017.

Our family run chalet is ideally located for Les Arcs with its 450km of varied ski runs and 5 other world class ski resorts including Val d'Isere, Tignes, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere and La Plagne, meaning we can take you to the resort with the best snow at this time of year. Although we’re not ski-in/ski-out, there’s no trudging around in ski boots since we will drive you the short distance, at times to suit.

Recent review extracts:

[i] "This was the best catered chalet we have had in 7 years. Fantastic property, beautifully renovated and furnished. Our hosts were top class. Their food, transportation, and attention to the needs of our large two family group couldn't be beaten.

...Whilst obviously not a ski in ski out chalet each of Les Arcs, St Foy and La Rosiere is only a 10 minute drive away and we were able to pick our ski location depending on the weather and our expectations of the queues"[/i]

Included: 

• Breakfast, afternoon tea with home-baked cake

• Delicious 3-course evening meal including wine

• Very flexible minibus shuttle to lifts

• Wifi, UK TV/DVD/Blu-ray, iPod docking station, table tennis

Facilities:

barbecue,  cot/highchair,  garden,  iPod docking station,  laundry facilities,  private parking (open),  satellite/cable TV,  terrace,  wifi/internet access,  wood burning stove

Cuisine:

Your hosts at Chalet Mathilde will provide breakfast, afternoon tea with home baked cake and a three course evening meal with wine for six days of the week.

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated and for families, we offer an earlier dining time for children if required.

Services:

Free daily shuttle to and from your chosen resort by our private minibus

Ski Multiple Resorts - the chalet is perfectly located to sample up to 6 different resorts during a week long stay.

Airport transfers can be offered for up to eight people. (Please enquire for prices)

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: Les Arcs

Ski area: Paradiski Country: France Amenities: accrobranche,  biathlon courses,  bowling,  bus station,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  doctor,  dog sled rides,  fishing,  fitness centre,  huski dogs,  ice grotto,  ice rink,  lake,  mountain biking,  night skiing,  railway station,  ski school,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  tourist office
Contact
tel: UK - 07596255210
facebook: Alpine Vista
Advertiser with Chalets Direct since: December 2012

Guest reviews:

Review posted online by Bob O

"March '17

Choice of Resorts

Eight of us had a great week based at Chalet Mathilde skiing the various ski resorts with easy access from the chalet. This was not the first time that several of us had stayed at this chalet, in fact it was the third time for three of us. We wouldn't have returned if we hadn't been satisfied before! The chalet is very comfortable, the food is excellent and the shuttle service to and from skiing works like a dream. Ben and Maddison are such good hosts."
23 Mar 17

Review posted online by Mike B

"March '17

Excellent and Very Comfortable Accommodation

Highly organised hosts, Madison and Ben, efficiently provide very friendly service together with excellently prepared and tasty food. Full cooked breakfast, tea time cake/biscuits and a three course evening meal with choices of quality wine. Chalet is comfortable and warm, especially with log fire on in the evening. Chalet ideally situated to easily access multi ski areas."
19 Mar 17

Review posted online by Martyn B

"Feb' 2017

Ben and Maddison are the perfect hosts, they made us feel very welcome on our first skiing experience. They guided us from the start with ski hire and lessons and advised us about the different ski resorts in the area. Chalet Mathilde is lovely and we went with the catered option. The meals were great and we came home to cake and coffee every evening and a chat about our day. Ben drove us to the ski resort daily and picked us when we were finished and they were always accommodating. The log burner kept the chalet cosy and warm and was always made up ready to go when we returned from the slopes. We would definitely recommend staying at Chalet Mathilde, Ben and Maddison made our first skiing trip a holiday to remember."
15 Mar 17

Review posted online by Chris M

"February '17

Perfect base for ski-ing in Sainte Foy!

Our family party of 11 enjoyed a brilliant week here - comfortable chalet with plenty of bathrooms/showers and wonderful care from our chalet hosts. Excellent cooking, special meal times and menus for our little ones, daily minibus lifts to and from the slopes, table tennis in the basement, real fire ... and Sainte Foy is the best family ski resort we know of."
26 Feb 17

Review posted online by Amanda M

"New Year 16/17

We have just returned from another fab week at Alpine Vista. Nothing was too much trouble for Ben and Maddison and the freshly prepared breakfast and evening meals fantastic. The chalet is fab for 8-10 people and there is always plenty of hot water!! The chalet is perfect is you want to ski a number of the best resorts (all less than 30 mins away) during your week in the French Alps. Ben drove us to Les Arcs, Tignes, St Foy and La Rosiere (didn't manage to fit in Val d-Isere) and he was there at the end of the day to take us home to late afternoon homemade cake and fresh coffee. A fantastic week again. Thanks Ben & Maddison."
06 Jan 17

Review posted online by Maggie J

"January '17

Third visit to Chalet Mathilde, never fails to impress beautiful well equipped and home from home accommodation matched with exceptional hosting from Ben and Maddison who ensure an unrivalled experience to meet all needs in a relaxed and hospitable style that ensures a wonderful holiday for all is guaranteed as well as a few extra pounds gained !! The food is exquisite . Thank you both hope to see you again soon."
03 Jan 17

Review posted online by Christina P

"December '16

Best Christmas Ever!

Just returned from the best Christmas ever. From the moment we arrived Ben and Maddison made us feel incredibly welcome. The chalet was clean, warm and cosy with a log burner which Ben set up every day ready to light. The four bathrooms and six toilets were all very clean and modern. The beds very comfy with bright white linen. In our opinion the chalet was 5* and nothing was too much trouble. The food was simply amazing and all freshly prepared. Ben and Maddison would check with us every morning to make sure everyone was catered for. They were very flexible about dinner times and if we wanted to feed the children separately that was fine. Christmas dinner was one we'll never forget, a fantastic traditional feast....
.... Everyday when we returned from the slopes a delicious homemade cake would be waiting for us. The logistics worked perfectly with Ben dropping us at the funicular every morning and he was always there waiting for us when we had finished for the day. The location of the chalet gives you so many options for skiing even if there isn't much snow! Les Arcs 2000, 1950, 1800, Tignes and Sainte Foy so not being in the middle of a resort is a great benefit and also means we never had to trudge more than 20 yards with tired kids and armfuls of skis. Ben and Maddison are lovely people who made us all feel so welcome. They were attentive and discrete, by the end of the week we were all very fond of them, especially the children. We would book again without hesitation."
03 Jan 17

Review posted online by Charlotte G

"Feb '16
Just back from a fabulous week staying at chalet mathilde. Wonderful chalet, slept so well all week in the most comfortable if beds and the showers were amazing. Ben and Maddison were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much hassle, the food was top notch and all members of the party were catered for perfectly (including picky children). We are already planning our return!"
02 Sep 16

Review posted online by Les S

"Forget Ski In Ski Out this is Perfect
(Left on Apr 4, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016)
This is the second year in a row we've stayed with Ben & Maddison, the two hosts who do a fantastic job at looking after us. Perfect location for Les Arcs and really comfortable chalet with plenty of room to relax and entertain. Great food each day, lovely atmosphere about the place, and even on their day off they take you into Bourg in the morning so you can get to the slopes and pick you up in the afternoon. Both Ben and Maddison made us feel really welcome and joined in with the kids, I can't recommend this chalet highly enough."
05 Apr 16

Review posted online by Tracy M

"New Year '16
This was the best catered chalet we have had in 7 years. Fantastic property, beautifully renovated and furnished. Our hosts were top class. Their food, transportation, and attention to the needs of our large two family group couldn't be beaten. A great New Year in a great location."
05 Apr 16

Review posted online by Emma G

"For those that might be put off by lack of ski to door - don't be!! Minibus service was very efficient and eliminated walking with skis. Chalet very comfortable and the hospitality provided by Ben and Maddison was excellent. Intend to book for next year if we can!" 09 Mar 15

Review posted online by Carole

"We have just returned from a fabulous half term break staying at Chalet Mathilde. Whilst obviously not a ski in ski out chalet each of Les Arcs, St Foye and Rosiere is only a 10 minute drive away and we were able to pick our ski location depending on the weather and our expectations of the queues (and Ben's advice on how to avoid them, which was invaluable). It was great to enjoy all 3 resorts in just a week, which we would never have done had we been located in one of them. Ben's drop off and collect service made the whole process painless. The chalet was immaculately clean and tidy and very comfortable. Ben and Maddison were great hosts (nothing was too much trouble) and they produced some wonderful breakfasts, cakes and evening meals." 08 Mar 15

Review posted online by Caroline P

"Amazing Chalet
Just back from an Amazing week staying at Chalet Mathilde. The chalet is perfect in every way - clean, beautifully decorated, plenty of bathrooms and hot water. Ben and Maddison made us feel so welcome. We were on a family holiday with 6 adults and 3 children aged 10, 7 and 1 and Ben and Maddison really looked after us all. We all thoroughly enjoyed the delicous 3 course meals and cake. We only skied Les Arcs since there is so much ski-ing there but there is easy access to La Plagne and other resorts. I would definately love to go back."
26 Jan 15

Review posted online by Amanda

"We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Chalet Mathilde (Alpine Vista) this New Year – all thanks to the fabulous hospitality provided by Ben and Maddison. The chalet is one of the best we have stayed in in terms of comfort and quality and is located only 10 minutes from Bourg St Maurice Train Station. We were lucky enough to have plenty of snow and skied 6 resorts all located within 10-25 minutes of the chalet (Les Arcs, Val D-Isere, Ste Foy, La Rosiere and even crossed the border into Italy!) over the 6 days thanks to the minibus service provided by Ben. A fab holiday and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommended it to anyone looking a fully catered chalet in a beautiful part of France. Thanks again Ben and Maddison." 07 Jan 15

Return Visit

"We decided to return to Chalet Mathilde as we enjoyed our first visit so much. The standards are just as high as they were when the chalet first opened for business.
The location of the chalet really paid dividends because of the lack of snow in some resorts during the week before Christmas. Instead of being stuck somewhere with limited skiing we were able to enjoy the best skiing in the region within 25 minutes drive in the Chalet minibus.
The food was really good with much thought and care given to preparation and presentation. Well done Maddison and Ben! Keep it up!"
RobrtEOwens 24 Dec 14

Perfect ski holiday

"Returned home last night from a brilliant week at Chalet Mathilde. 8 friends in our twenties were looking for an opportunity to ski numerous resorts in one week with minimal effort. The chalet host dropped us on the doorstep of the resorts each morning and collected us at a time to suit us - in the end we opted for Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere and La Thuile. Ben and Maddison were perfect hosts and couldn't have been more helpful and flexible to accommodate us, not to mention the superb quality of the 3 course dinner each night... One day back in England and we are already looking into booking a cycling holiday for the summer! Couldn't recommend highly enough." Josh L 11 Mar 14

Review written in the guestbook by Amanda

"Christmas week 2013:
“This is the nicest chalet we have stayed in, in 20 years in terms of fixtures/fittings and comfort factor. . . food excellent – really good menu selection for everyone . . . the friendliness of the staff – first class!
Overall a fabulous holiday in a fabulous chalet made extra special by an exceptional team. Thanks Ben and Maddison.”"
26 Jan 14

Review posted online by Ray C

"Just to say our stay in Chalet Matilde was excellent. Amazing food, brilliant service and a wonderful chalet. It is true the Chalet is a couple of miles from the slopes but Ben drives and collects you as you wish making what would seem a big negative quite a positive. And each night you come into a newly baked cake biscuits and coffee. Yes a good deal all round... (New Year 2014)" 25 Jan 14

Review posted online by Jane

"We spent a lovely week at Chalet Mathilde the week before Xmas. A party of seven, some novice, some experienced skiers. We arrived in two groups on consecutive days late in the evening, on both occasions and were welcomed with a lovely hot supper. The food over the whole week was excellent, the lemon drizzle cake was my particular favourite. Ben and Maddison, our hosts, were very friendly and made us feel welcome and at home. Ben was very helpful giving advice to the novice and experienced skiers alike as to where best to ski, he also booked a table for us at a local restaurant, took us and picked us up, brilliant night! The chalet is lovely, we couldn't fault it. We would definitely recommend it and will be back." 22 Jan 14

Great summer hiking holiday in luxury Chalet.

"My family and I stayed in Chalet Mathilde in late August. The Chalet is in a great location for summer activities and we enjoyed plently of hikes and rafting too. So amaxing how high you can drive to. Bourg is a lovely French town, with some great restaurants and shops to wander round. Ben has good local knowledge too and hepled us with our plans which we were very grateful for as came a little unprepared.

With the great weather we took full advantage of the BBQ and balcony area. There is plently of modern, clean kitchenware and crockery for all 10 of us without having to worry about washing straight. Overall the chalet is kept to a very high standard and is very well equipped and I would recommend to friends and family. We had a fantastic holiday and we are all looking forward to visiting again soon."
Nikkimoir85 19 Sep 13

Review posted online by Yariv G

"Our family of eight people stayed in this beautifully renovated chalet in the summer, and had a great time. During the summer, we had to cater for ourselves, and the kitchen was fully equipped for all our needs. There are two supermarkets in Bourg St. Maurice, within a short distance drive. The owners, Jackie and Andy, were very helpful, and even located for us an open pharmacy on a Sunday afternoon, when they heard that one of us was not feeling well. The Chalet is conveniently located on road D902. It saved us time traveling to various hiking destinations in the area. We’ve been mostly to the Vanoise national park, but also made a day trip to Courmayeur, Italy, and took the cable car to the Mont Blanc, and had fun playing in the snow in the middle of the summer. The chalet was very spacious and nicely decorated, and the many bedrooms and bathrooms made it very comfortable for a big family. We enjoyed the balconies, as well as the table-tennis. There was a separate hall for watching video, a library and games. We’d like to come back again, and definitely recommend it to our friends." 24 Aug 13

Good Location

"Myself and 7 family members recently spent a week in this great chalet. The location was perfect and offered the opportunity to ski in several different resorts ( we chose Ste Foy station and Les Arcs). A short drive in the morning and we were at the chair-lifts and ready to start the day. Being mid-April, we were lucky enough to have some lovely weather, so took the opportunity of a few hikes up into the mountains, straight from the chalet door. The views were spectacular as expected. An excellent time of year to visit!

Overall this is an excellent chalet for people looking to explore the Alps, and a refreshing change from the usual resort-based holidays."
samyoll 29 Apr 13

Very warm welcome

"I was one of the first nine people to use this chalet after its total refurbishment and can really recommend it for anyone looking for really good accommodation with excellent cooking and a good friendly welcome. Don't be put off by the distance to Bourg as the availability of the minibus ensures there is no problem in getting directly to the various lifts without the often usual trudge!
Howard Benbow"
Howard Benbow 06 Apr 13

Cosy Chalet

"We were a group of nine adults and the first guests to stay in this chalet. The chalet was really lovely. Tastefully decorated and furnished. Very welcoming after a day on the slopes with cakes and a log fire to come home to. The food and wine was excellent. The hosts Ben and Isaac looked after us very well transporting us to the funicular every morning and meeting us for the return in the evening.
The chalet is in the valley overlooking the river about 10 minutes drive from Bourg St Maurice and within easy reach of several large ski areas including Les Arcs. We were up on the slopes first thing without any walking or queuing after a super breakfast. I would recommend this chalet to anyone with the exception of those looking for a resort location."
RobrtEOwens 22 Mar 13