Alpine Chalet

St Martin de Belleville - Villarabout, Three Valleys, France: self catered or catered, sleeps up to 8 Great chalet with great food and ambiance

Alpine Chalet

  • Nina and Royce from Snowshack Mountain Sports have been welcoming and catering for guests since 1999
  • This detached chalet is situated only 900m from the ski lift of the Savoyard village of St Martin de Belleville in the lovely hamlet of Villarabout,(daily shuttle bus runs to and from lifts at St Martin and Les Menuires 50m from chalet or there is plenty of parking in St Martin). 
  • Villarabout is called the 'sunny hamlet' as it overlooks St Martin and keeps the sun longer  
  • There is parking for 3 cars outside chalet
  • For convenience there is a ski bus just 50m from chalet
  • If required, we can drop off and pick you up at the beginning and end of the ski-ing day (catered bookings only)
  • St Martin is directly linked via a new fast Telecabine to the vast 3 Valleys ski area  (600km of piste) along with the resorts of Meribel, Courcheval, Val Thorens and Les Menuires. New fast 6 man chairlift for 2015/2016
  • The village has plenty of restaurants and bars, a couple of supermarkets plus two late night bars for the more serious après skiers!   
  • You are welcome to take the chalet on a sole occupancy catered chalet basis or self catered
  • Weekend, short breaks 4 days or over (excluding peak weeks)
  • Sunday arrival, but flexible, allowing you to travel more easily and enjoy empty Saturday's on the slopes.


  • The chalet has a living/dining area with a log fire and a fitted kitchen with range cooker
  • Two large twin bedrooms with bathrooms ensuite. One with balcony overlooking Valley. Room for an extra bed subject to a £100 surcharge when self catering. 
  • One large Double room with king size double Sleigh bed and ensuite bathroom with small bath
  • One smaller double room with King size bed and ensuite bathroom with small bath
  • The chalet is equipped to a high standard, with WiFi, fitted kitchen, 40 inch smart satellite TV/DVD, CD player, dishwasher,  microwave , washing machine, tumble dryer, kettle and toaster.
  • As there are two bedrooms on ground floor with their own bathrooms and there is a patio door giving access to the parking - this chalet could be suitable for wheelchair users. We could discuss the access in detail if required.
  • If renting on a self catering option, Bed linen, towels and some logs for the fire will be provided and evening meals can be pre-ordered with 48 hours notice


bar,  barbecue,  boot dryers,  garden,  laundry facilities,  open fireplace,  pets allowed,  private parking (covered),  private parking (open),  satellite/cable TV,  wheelchair accessible,  wifi/internet access



Catered Chalet
  • Cooked breakfast (your choice of eggs!), cereals, yoghurts, porridge, fruit juice, fresh coffee and tea. Continental breakfast on our day off or choice to cook your own!
  • A variety at afternoon teatime from homemade sausage rolls to delicious homemade cakes
  • Complimentary fruit bowl
  • On 6 evenings we offer a 3 course balanced meal consisting of seasonal products and mix of traditional and sayoyard recipes with coffee (decaff, if required) to follow. Our guests have never gone away hungry!!!!
  • No honesty bar, just a complimentary bar offering good wine, soft drinks and beer.
  • Special diets catered for with flexible meal times and early meals for children on 6 days.  I pride myself on preparing meals the children wish to eat (lots of contact with parents pre arrival!)
  • If required, we can drop you off and pick you up at the beginning and end of the ski day (Allowing for that après ski drink, of course). For extra convenience,there is a ski bus minutes from the chalet.
  • On our night off we are happy to drop off and pick you up from the restaurant of your choice in St Martin - pre-booking it for you, of course.
  • Daily clean - towels changed mid week

Self Catered option
  •  Evening restaurants can be pre-booked. Please contact us for details
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity, and wood for fire included in price
  • Catered chalet 3 course evening meals can be pre-ordered with 48 hours notice
  • End of stay clean is included. We just ask that you remove linen and towels and leave the chalet as you found it.
  • Deposit of 20% to secure chalet. Balance due 4 weeks before arrival


More Info:

  • Pre booking of ski-lessons with New Generation ski school, now based in St Martin and Val Thorens
  • Daytime or evening babysitting can be arranged (Please book early)
  • Ski passes can be ordered on line for pick up in resort or sent to your home
  • Sunday arrival, letting you travel more easily and enjoy the empty saturday slopes
  • Catered Price is per person and does not include travel, transfers, insurance, lift passes, ski lessons or ski rental. Children under 2 yrs are free in parents room if own cot provided but there will be a £50 charge. Children 3-13 yrs are the adult price less £100 (Excluding New Year and February half term holiday)
  • To book catered a £150 deposit per person is required (excluding under 3's). Balance due 4 weeks before arrival. There is a £150 single room supplement.
  • Self Catered Price is for the sole use of the chalet and does not include travel or transfers, insurance, lift passes, ski lessons or ski rental.The price includes bed linen and towels, timber for fire and electricity. End of stay clean included we just ask you remove bed linen and towels and leave the chalet as you found it.
  • To book the whole chalet self catered a 20% deposit is required. Balance due 4 weeks before arrival.
  • St Martin can be accessed by Air to Lyon or Geneva (2 1/4hrs transfer) or Chambery (1 hr transfer) buses are available or a transfer car can be arranged. Eurostar operate a direct train service to Moutiers from London (20 mins transfer/ local bus).The resort is 550 miles from Le Havre or approx 600 from Calais.

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: St Martin de Belleville - Villarabout

Ski area: 3 Vallées Country: France Amenities: accrobranche,  adventure park,  bars and restaurants,  beauticians,  bus stop,  canoeing,  canyoning,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  dog sled rides,  fishing,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  glacier skiing,  golf,  hairdressers,  half pipe,  heliskiing,  high altitude restaurants,  high ropes course,  hiking,  huski dogs,  lake,  massage,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  rafting,  ski school,  ski touring,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  snow mobiling,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  tennis,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  via ferrata
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Guest reviews:

Wonderful holiday

"We visited Chalet Clarines for half term February 2017. The booking process and contact prior to our holiday was great with Nina checking our likes and dislikes and wine preferences. My husband and I took our 4 boys aged 11,13,15 & 16 and we had the most wonderful week. The weather was fabulous and skiing great fun. But most of all Chalet Clarines was so comfortable, cosy, roomy and beautifully renovated, it was a real treat. All room en suite and the children's rooms upstairs were so roomy, whereas usually tiny. We opted for catered and Nina was just wonderful. She carefully chose a varied and delicious menu for us all. Presentation of the food beautiful and so tasty. We all loved every meal. Nina helped us with ideas, advice and top tips in everything we needed! From ski runs to health issues! And swapping recepies too. She realky made it a holiday to remember. St. Martin de Belleville is such a beautiful traditional pretty village. Not commercialised like most but everything you need, plenty of parking and great family atmosphere. Lovely bars and restaurants at bottom of ski lift and lots of points between to the top of the mountain." Barden-Barratt Gang 26 Feb 17

Perfect New Year Break

"Everything about Chalet Clarines exceeded our expectations. The photos do not do the beautiful living spaces and bedrooms justice and Nina's breakfasts each morning were sublime! Quietly situated away from the hustle and bustle of St Martin, you feel close enough to the town and lifts to be part of the 3 Valleys experience but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quite of mountain life. We hope we will be back again soon!" ASHA 29 Jan 16

Nina is the BEST

"We had a wonderful week in St Martin de Bellevue in March 2015. Nina and Roy are first class hosts - they made us really welcome and Nina is hands down the best cook in the 3 valleys!

All this is the charming St Martin de Bellevue, with one of the best ski areas in the world at your disposal!

We booked a return visit within 2 weeks of arriving back in blighty....

Can't wait for next year Nina!"
Danielmbcook 02 Oct 15

Great hosts in a great location

"This year will be my 5th return trip to stay with Nina and Royce in St Martin.

I have travelled to a number of ski resorts across the Alps over the years, but the warmth of welcome and hospitality offered by Nina and Royce is unrivalled. The food and drink is superb, and the transport to and from Geneva airport runs like clockwork, with a driver waiting to pick you up from your plane.

St Martin is a excellent base to explore the 3 Valleys, and Nina & Royce's enthusiasm for skiing means that they can give you some great tips on where to ski in the area, and where to find the best snow.

I would definitely recommend staying here for your next skiing holiday."
Matthew C 06 Sep 15

Amazing week

"Everything about our week skiing was fabulous. The sunny weather and good snow was obviously important, but so was the hospitality of Nina and Royce. The chalet was perfect for the 5 children and 4 adults, with a comfy social living space.(TV and fire were appreciated for relaxing after hours of skiing). The food and drink offered was superb and there was always too much so we never went without. Nina had asked for dietary preferences before we travelled which meant all 9 guests enjoyed their meals. Location was ideal. Very close to the St Martin lift (2 minute drive). Which was ideal for our skiing but also for the evenings.. Near for going out, but not on top of the noise at night.
All in all I can highly recommend staying with these providers. We felt very welcome and they were so good with my children, I felt relaxed at all times." 15 May 15