Chalet Mathilda, Val d'Isère
Val d’Isère, France
Chalet Mathilda epitomizes the modern luxury ski chalet. Combining Savoyard authenticity with contemporary luxury, Mathilda features an indoor swimming pool and Hammam and is located on the private estate of Les Fermes de Val d'Isère. Sleeps 10+1.
At a Glance
Available as a shared chalet option
Stunning freestanding chalet of 280m²*
Indoor swimming pool and steam room
Private and peaceful location, with views down the Isère and a short walk to the village center
Scott Dunn in-resort driver service
Scott Dunn nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club
Eating out in Val is variable but Le Lodge is ever reliable and good value - the lamb shank is the best I have tastedOliver Evans
Mathilda’s wow factor comes from her supersized open plan living room and dining room. Perfect for large families or groups of friends. Sitting out on the sun terrace in the morning’s is a real treat.Dominic Atterton
The TV room in Chalet Mathilda has a raised area – the perfect stage for the children to organize a talent showAlice Peal
The TV room downstairs is ideal for kids to hideaway and watch films.Georgina Carlisle
Enjoy the stunning views of the Solaise mountain from the terrace off Mathilda’s living room.Georgina Carlisle
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Chalet Mathilda
When chalet Mathilda was completed in 2005, a new standard of luxury ski vacations 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 vacation. 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 center of Val d'Isère, yet in a private and peaceful estate, Chalet Mathilda offers the very best in chalet skiing vacations 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 neighboring rooms. All bedrooms have TVs with UK channels, and the spacious master suite 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. TV with UK channels.
|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 overhead shower. TV with UK channels.
|Room 3 Twin/Double||
The smallest room in this beautiful chalet. Located on the first floor, next to rooms 1, 2 and 4, there is an en-suite bath with shower attachment. TV with UK channels.
|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. TV with UK channels.
|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. TV with UK channels.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations with childcare, allowing parents the freedom to ski whilst their children are expertly looked after by a qualified private nanny. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In Val d’Isère our chalet guests have the choice of a private nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club .
We look after children from as young as four months, making sure the entire family has a relaxed, fun and memorable vacation. Our team organize age appropriate activities and can take the older ones to and from ski school, allowing you to spend all day on the slopes. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.
|Explorers kids club||
Run by qualified nannies, our purpose built kids club in Val d’Isere is available exclusively to Scott Dunn guests and is open seven days a week. Each day promises an imaginative and entertaining program of both indoor and outdoor activities, so parents can spend the day on the slopes knowing your children are in expert hands. Snacks and lunches are freshly made each day and we also operate a driver service that can take your children to and from ski school.
All our Scott Dunn nannies are fully qualified (CACHE trained or similar) and are carefully selected for their natural ability with children and their nurturing and fun approach. We provide rigorous pre-season training which includes a paediatric first aid course, water safety and spending time with our chefs learning how to prepare nutritious snacks and lunches. Available for five days a week, they ensure your children enjoy a range of activities, whilst adhering to their home routines. They can also take children to, and collect from ski school each day.
Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).
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 relax or watch TV. 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 with UK channels.
Large flat screen TV with UK channels, Blu-ray DVD player, Apple TV and bluetooth soundbar.
Boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard equipment and personal belongings.
|GoPro HD camera||
All our chalets come with a GoPro HD camera. Film your exploits on the pistes and watch the results on screen in the chalet at the end of the day. Attached to a chest harness, these devices are really easy to use, and are a fun way to see where you've skied that day, or how your children are now skiing better than you! We can also provide you with a memory stick (at a small charge) for you to edit your own film after your vacation.
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 Centre Aquasportif 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 Scott Dunn chalet service. Our team pride themselves on ensuring that service is seamless and anticipating your every need. Your private chef will serve mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Your host will manage your whole vacation, 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.
Breakfast and afternoon tea is served daily with pre-dinner champagne and spirits followed by gourmet dinners on six nights with wine. Our driver service offers a fleet of vehicles to whisk you to and from the slopes.
Above all, our chalet service is personal and we will do everything we can to make your stay perfect.
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 vacation 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 delivering you to and from the slopes each day to start your skiing in style. 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 vacation, 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 vacation weeks.
*NB: m² of chalet is an estimate and excludes terraces, garages, store rooms and cellars, but may include areas with low headroom.
Location & Directions
Val d’Isère, France
In the peaceful, private "Fermes de Val" area, Mathilda is a 10 minute walk from the center of Val d'Isère and a 8-10 minute walk to the Bellevarde Express lift. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.
When to go
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 meters. 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.