When chalet Mathilda was completed in 2005, a new standard of luxury ski holidays was set. Service akin to that of a five star hotel and wellness facilities including an indoor swimming pool and steam room were combined in a brand new, spacious and chic private chalet.
Designed and built by the same architect who created our Flagship chalet Eagle's Nest, Mathilda continues to command a place among the very best chalets in Val d'Isère and the Alps by virtue of size, facilities, quality of finish and the style that stands the test of time, combining traditional Alpine style with the clean and crisp influences of today. Chalet Mathilda features not only an indoor swimming pool with jet stream but also a Hammam.
On the ground floor is the fabulous wellness area with indoor swimming pool with jet stream and hammam (steam room). There is also a TV room / study / playroom which adds a useful degree of versatility and can even be used for an extra occasional bed.
On the first floor are four bedrooms all with private bathrooms decorated with fine Italian tiles and crisp white porcelain. The bedrooms and living room feature a wealth of beams and panels of old reclaimed wood, which makes them truly unique.
On the second floor, an authentic stone fireplace compliments the spacious open plan living room and dining room and a large sun terrace adds to this already impressive area. The panoramic windows make the most of the dazzling alpine scenery. On the top floor is the fifth en-suite bathroom which is delight. Full of character and romance, it sits alone beneath the eaves and feels like staying in an original alpine chalet.
Service in Mathilda is personal yet professional and our team will go out of their way to ensure you have the perfect skiing holiday. The food will be tailored to your personal tastes by your private chef and will be well matched to our delicious house wines.
Located only a short walk or very short drive from the centre of Val dIsère, yet in a private a peaceful private estate, Chalet Mathilda offers the very best in chalet skiing holidays and will suit both adult groups and families perfectly. All of our chalets are non-smoking inside.
Chalet Mathilda has five bedrooms all featuring traditional wooden beams and Moroccan style ceilings. Four of the five bedrooms are on the first floor, making it ideal for families as parents and children can have neighbouring rooms. All bedrooms have TVs and Freesat, and the spacious master suite has an iPod dock, and benefits from both bath and separate shower. The lovely fifth room on the third floor under the eaves is also worthy of the "master" title. Each room has an en-suite bath or shower room decorated with a mixture of wood and modern slate tiles. All bedrooms have electronic safes.
|Room 1 Twin/Double|
A lovely room that can fit a cot and extra bed. It has an en-suite with bath and separate shower. One of four rooms located on the first floor.
|Room 2 Twin/Double|
Located on the first floor alongside rooms 1, 3 and 4, there is space for a cot and extra bed. Equipped with an en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower.
|Room 3 Twin/Double|
The smallest room in this beautiful chalet. Located on the first floor, next to rooms 1, 2 and 4, there an en-suite bath with shower attachment.
|Room 4 Twin/Double|
Located on the first floor next to rooms 1, 2 and 3. This bedroom is large enough to accommodate a cot and extra bed. Equipped with an en-suite bath with shower attachment.
|Room 5 Twin/Double|
Room 5 is the only room located on the mezzanine - on the very top level, above the lounge/dining area. There is space for a cot and extra bed. Equipped with en-suite shower.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing holidays with childcare and this is an optional extra that many families consider indispensable. We offer childcare from 4 months and ensure that children have the most fantastic holidays and that parents can completely relax with peace of mind that their family is in great hands. Your children can be taken to and collected from ski lessons and will be kept entertained with a varied and imaginative activity programme and given healthy home made lunches and snacks.
Our childcare staff are qualified professionals and guests at Solyneou benefit from our exclusive children's club. Babysitting is available too. A wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers can be provided to all guests on request, usually free of charge.
Baby sitting is available in the evenings on a request basis and is chargeable per hour.
Purpose designed children’s club staffed by qualified nannies. Children engage in a fun and varied, indoor and outdoor activity programme with other children. They are fed a healthy lunch and snacks. Nannies take and collecting children from ski school as required.
On entering chalet Mathilda, you are greeted by the view of the fabulous Wellness area with the indoor swimming pool with jet stream and steam room. Also on the ground floor is the ski/boot area with boot warmers. The separate TV room is a great facility offering children their own space to play, watch TV or to use the X-Box 360. Alternatively it can be used to accommodate an extra person if your party is bigger than 10 or it can provide a quiet office space if required.
In the living area, Mathilda is equipped with flat screen, satellite TV, DVD player and sound system. There is also a selection of games.
Indoor swimming pool (4.4m x 6.0m) with jet stream. Pool room benefits from integrated sound system.
The large South facing balcony outside living area is an ideal place to soak up the sun.
Steam room ideal for soothing aching limbs after a long day of skiing. Seats 4.
Flat screen TV, UK Freesat HD, Xbox 360.
Large flat screen TV, UK Freesat HD, DVD player, iPad, Apple AV adapter, iPod dock.
Boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard equipment and personal belongings.
Val d’Isère is a mecca for downhill skiing for good reason. It has enough to keep skiers of all standards challenged and entertained for a lifetime, let alone a week. The off piste potential is limitless and the snow record enviable.
Val d'Isère has plenty to offer less enthusiastic skiers too. The new Oxygen centre has fantastic facilities including 2 swimming pools, climbing wall, multi activity sports hall, fitness suite, gym, squash courts and a Wellness area with sauna, steam bath, spa, cold baths and hydro-massage.
Designated walking trails are a great way of appreciating the scenery and there is an ice rink, husky riding, parapenting, skidooing, cross country skiing and much more.
There is a wealth of quality restaurants in the village and on the mountain (many of which are accessible to non skiers). The shops and galleries offer some great shopping (both the window and the real varieties).
Chalet Mathilda is complemented by our Premier service. Our team pride themselves on ensuring that service is seamless and anticipating your every need. Your private chef will serve mouthwatering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Your hosts will manage your whole holiday, from restaurant bookings to ensuring a smart 4 wheel drive vehicle is ready to take you skiing and keeping your glass topped up with a carefully chosen wine or a perfectly mixed gin & tonic.
A la carte breakfast is served daily, gourmet dinners offered on six nights and wine, Champagne and spirits are included. Our driver service offers a fleet of 4x4s to whisk you around the resort. Organic bathroom products, slippers, towels and bathrobes await after a hard day on the slopes.
Above all, our Premier service is personal and we will endeavour to make your stay your perfect holiday.
Your chef will be qualified, experienced and have a passion for great food. He/she will design a menu to suit your tastes and dietary requirements and will deliver beautifully presented, balanced and varied dishes prepared with the best ingredients. Chefs are given specific training to ensure children's food is imaginative, healthy and well received.
Our friendly chalet hosts are hospitality professionals, carefully selected for their service skills and charm and are trained to exacting standards. From bringing you tea in bed in the morning, to entertaining your children and serving you canapés and Champagne, their role is to ensure your chalet is delightful and welcoming home from home.
Your Chalet Manager will be an experienced hospitality professional who will take responsibility for ensuring that your skiing holiday meets and exceeds your expectations. They will arrange transfers, lift passes, ski guiding and tuition, advise you on where to ski, where to have lunch and where not to and address any problems that come up.
Our trained drivers offer a prompt and pleasant service from 8am to 8pm each day anywhere in the village. They will be happy to take you to the ski lifts, shops, restaurants and back. On your chef's night off the driver can collect you from your restaurant until 11.00pm. Our 4x4 vehicles are the most comfortable and safest means of transport available.
|Beauty treatments and Massage|
Qualified physiotherapists and beauty therapists, can come to the chalet to provide treatments.
|In chalet ski fitting service|
On arrival, our recommended supplier will come to the chalet or look after you at their shop. They are specialists in ski equipment and will provide high quality skis and boots together with the best possible service and advice to guarantee you the most comfortable and most appropriate equipment to enable you to get the most from your skiing.
|Ski lessons & guiding|
Years of experience have enabled us to identify the best ski schools and guides who combine local knowledge, technical expertise and excellent communication to enable you to make the most of your skiing holiday, whether you are a beginner seeking confidence, an intermediate wanting to improve or an advanced skier looking to go off piste or heliskiing. NB book early in school holiday weeks.
When to travel
Val d’Isère boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world because, unlike other resorts above 1800m, 80% of the skiing happens above 2000 metres. As a result, early and late season offer reliable great conditions. Being high, it is cold though and we think March and April are the best times to visit Val.
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Location and directions
Val d’Isère, France
In the peaceful, private "Fermes de Val" area, Mathilda is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Val d'Isère and a 8-10 minute walk to the Bellevarde Express lift. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.
How to get there
Scott Dunn offers scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva followed by shared transfers (2hr30mins). Regional and private flights and private and helicopter transfers can also be arranged. Alternative airports include Lyon (2 hrs 45 mins transfer) or Chambery (1 hr 30 mins transfer). Helicopter transfers take around 30 mins.