This is our second visit to the Bellecote Apartment in Chalet Miravidi and after a recent refurb we were not disappointed. The chalet has been tastefully redecorated and the layout reappointed to offer cosy and comfortable accommodation. Access to the slopes is a short walk through the garden to the blue run down to Montchavin, from where you have access to both La Plagne and Les Arcs ski areas. Karen is on hand to help you settle in and offer advice through her local knowledge. The sauna and hot tub provide welcome relief after a hard day on the slopes. These are shared with the larger apartment within the chalet but a simple booking system ensures everyone has what they need. The chalet is quite a walk from the village so you do need to be organised if you are eating in. We found it useful to stop off at the neighbouring resort of Les Coches on the last ski run back to get provisions for the evening meal. All in all a brilliant weeks skiing and a great place to stay. …
Mont Blanc Apartment, Miravidi Chalet, La Plagne Montchavin
Beautiful chalet in a great location
Chalet Miravidi exceeded our expectations. It's beautifully decorated with a mix of modern and traditional decor and spotlessly clean.
We were two families of 4 (including 4 kids between 9 and 11) and it was ideal with a comfy central living area and well appointed galley kitchen. On one side of the chalet there are two good sized bedrooms (1 double and 1 bunk room) with a shower room and separate toilet in between. Just off the lounge there is a smaller bunk room that leads onto another double with ensuite shower room. Ideal therefore for two families.
Outside the front door is a 4 man hot tub which is shared with the other small apartment but can be booked in advance. The front door leads to a good size boot room and sauna and a lockable door leading into the Mont Blanc chalet proper. There is also a door from the front (ensuite) bedroom) leading to a terrace with fantastic views over the valley and Mont Blanc. Alongside the house is a large trampoline which belongs to the owners but our kids were allowed to play with it - and indeed spent hours playing with the owners kids.
Beyond the trampoline, a (steepish) path leads down to a blue piste which you can ski directly to a chair lift on. Unfortunately when we arrived the lower snow conditions were poor and by day 2 the snow had all but gone. I can imagine however in good conditions it is great and hugely convenient. We ended up storing our gear at the locker room owned by Innovation 2 ski school by the "bubble" lift. Alternatively, one could keep skis in car and drive to either lift or over to Les Coches.
Skiing at Easter and the subsequent snow conditions meant that a car was absolutely imperative - you could manage without if the snow was good. We had days where it must have been 25 degrees and I have to say though that they were well spent enjoying the late afternoon sun in the Chalet garden.
The Chalet has a few neighbouring chalets but the setting is very quiet and is situated above the others so feels very private. The downside is you have to walk up about 20 steps which is a pain with ski gear and cases, however the pain is worth it ! You can park at the bottom of the steps so it's not far at all (10m up and another 20 across a path).
The drive to the village is about 3-4 mins on a windy but good road. The village itself is lovely and certainly from what I saw the prettiest (by some way) in the La Plagne resort. The main street is cobbled and has a small Sherpa (Spar-like) shop, bakery, tabac a couple of restaurant/bars and some ski shops. There are some other restaurants dotted around the village and a good bar near the Evolution 2 ski school, however some had already closed for the season when we were there. We actually used the bakery for a couple of apre ski beers (and cream cakes) as some of the other bars didn't open til 4. It's worth noting that everyone (with the exception of the lady in the Tabac!) was incredibly friendly and welcoming. It didn't matter whether it was the bakery, supermarket, ski-hire, ski-school or restaurants - we always felt very welcome.
We had planned to eat out most of the holiday, however the chalet was so nice and the kitchen so well furnished that we only ate out on two evenings. With a car you can do the 15 min drive to Aime where there is a large Leclerc supermarket - and a Decathlon next door.
The owners, Matt and Karen were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. This was my first "DIY" ski trip and it couldn't have gone better. I'd certainly not just recommend Chalet Miravidi but have every intention of staying there again - perhaps in the summer next time. I felt we got excellent value for the quality of the accommodation.
The only downside(s)? Having to leave and the feeling of jealousy for Karen & Matt's wonderful lifestyle. Inspired! :) …
The Portette Catered Ski Chalet in La Plagne, Paradiski
Superb Mountain Chalet near Montchavin
We stayed for Christmas 2014 week in this beautifully appointed chalet in Montorlin, just a 2 min drive or 10 min walk from Montchavin. In the winter this is a fully catered chalet and you will get the opportunity to experience some fantastic food from Liza and Co. The chalet hosts were incredibly helpful in sorting out all our requirements (dietary, ski passes, ski hire). Each day they transported us to just outside the telecabine and ski schools. The chalet would suit families or a group of adults. It is very well appointed with WIFI, books, music, TV. It has a beautiful mezzanine with a huge seating are full of comfy sofas. A balcony with lovely seating area. Incredibly views over Mont Blanc. I couldn't have asked for more! …
Les 3 Glaciers 26x/36 sleeps 6, Montchavin
Great location, lovely little village and friendly people! Fantastic ski slopes and ski schools were great! Great ski company as well. …