Chalet Machu Picchu, Les Arcs

Chalet Machu Picchu Ratings & Customer Feedback
5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
The chalet was good, there were no problems and it had everything we needed. The rooms were smaller than ideal but warm enough and the beds were comfortable. There was a nice seating area which got lots of light and opened up onto the veranda (you could also access the veranda from one of our rooms). The chalet... + more
Margaret Ponsonby, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
5 out of 5
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Overview - chalet description - Chalet Machu Picchu description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.

We are pleased to offer ski families the Chalet Machu Picchu in Les Arcs 2000, a chalet apartment within the Altitude Résidence.

The Altitude Résidence was built in an attractive traditional style with skiers’ complete convenience and comfort in mind. A short buttonlift just 100m from the main entrance gives skiers direct access onto the pistes and wider lift system, and at the end of the day, you can ski back to within just a short 1-minute walk from the Chalet Machu Picchu.

The Altitude Résidence offers our guests their own indoor swimming-pool, shared sauna, ski lockers, skiroom, underground parking and lifts to the chalet apartments, plus the Altitude also has a convenient bar to quench your après-ski thirst!

Our Chalet Machu Picchu apartment is run separately by your own dedicated Chalet Host, and are comfortably fitted and furnished, with open-plan living/dining areas, all with a crackling log fire to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a balcony, and also a TV. Additionally this season all our chalets will have free Wifi access.

All children receive full child discounts , even when in their own bedroom, not sharing with their parents!

The Nursery rooms are on the ground floor of the Altitude Résidence, whilst our Snow Club and Cocoa Club are based in the Chalet de L’Ours, adjacent to the Altitude. Children in our child care programme will use Chalets McKinley, Chalet Machu Picchu and Chalet Olympus at lunchtime.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Nursery: In Altitude
Snow Club: In Chalet de L’Ours (80m)
Cocoa Club: In Chalet de L’Ours (80m)

Facilities - Chalet Machu Picchu features

  • Nearest Ski-lift only 100m from Chalet Machu Picchu
  • Swimming-pool
  • Shared sauna
  • Free Wifi in all chalets
  • Fireplace and TV in all chalets
  • Most bedrooms with en suite facilities, and many with balcony
  • The Chalet Machu Picchu offers a substantial breakfast, afternoon tea,children’s high tea and 4-course dinner with complimentary wine and coffee

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Sleeps 12 guests

Kitchen, living/dining area with log fire, TV/DVD and balcony
Room 1Twin (bath/shower/wc)
Room 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Twin with balcony (bath/shower/wc)
Rooms 5 & 6 will take a cot Supps p.p.p.n.: Bath/wc/balcony £2.95

Meals - food and drink in Chalet Machu Picchu

With a skiers’ buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you ‘home’, and 4- or 5-course evening meals with wine and coffee included to complete the evening, our chalets and Chalet Hotels provide by far the best value accommodation in the Alps!

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal with us.

For six days of the week in both chalets and Chalet Hotels, our staff prepare all your meals for you. The majority of parents feel that young children can inhibit the dinner-party atmosphere at evening meals, especially if they are over-tired, so children under 13 years are served High Tea at around 5.30pm in our chalets and Chalet Hotels alike. They are not then permitted to join adult dinner, as they are generally happier either getting some rest ready for tomorrow’s adventures, or if 6 years old or more, joining our child care staff in Cocoa Club.

On their one day off per week, your host in chalets will prepare a Continental-style breakfast which will be left for you to help yourselves, whilst in Chalet Hotels, a full buffet breakfast will still be served to you as normal. That evening, you and your family then have the chance to eat out in one of the local cafés or restaurants, which your Representative will be happy to help you arrange.


A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide our chalet guests a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, and boiled eggs. This is normally presented buffetstyle for you to help yourself.

In addition to all the above, our Chalet Hotels and NEW this year in all our chalets, a hot dish, such as scrambled eggs on toast, or home-made pancakes with maple syrup is also offered.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For those keen to keep their Eurospending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional ‘welcome home’ after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except the team’s one day off each week. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake – different every day and our Chalet Hotels also feature a selection of cakes for you to choose from.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 13 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-12 years will be supervised by staff.

Adult Dinner in Chalets

In all our chalets, our four-course dinners for adults (and children 13 and over only) start with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert. The meal is accompanied by a choice of wines, unlimited during the meal service, with freshly chilled water also always available, and followed by complimentary coffee or tea with chocolates to round off your evening.

Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our ‘Culinary Choice’ menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Family Dining Chalets

For those families who prefer to eat together with their younger children, we offer our Family Dining option in any chalet of up to 12 beds, if you book the whole chalet for your own party, subject to chalet suitability. Everyone then eats together in the evening, starting at 6.30-7.00pm. The meals are based on our adult menus, with some flexibility for younger taste buds, although not a complete ‘à la carte’ choice!

The additional charge for changing meals to Family Dining is £39 per child.

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet Machu Picchu's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Les Arcs - about holidays in Les Arcs - about ski holidays in Les Arcs - about ski holidays in Les Arcs France

Paradiski ski area Ski in, ski out High altitude skiing

One half of the magnificent Paradiski and the self-professed 'home of snowboarding', Les Arcs has well earned its reputation as one of the best and biggest ski destinations in France (and if you ask us, the whole wide world).

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Snowboarding Off-piste Families Groups

Les Arcs webcam

Snow Report: Top 370cm, Bottom 80cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 74.33cm

Les Arcs trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)134km, 2 hours
Geneva (GVA)215km, 2 hours 40
Lyon (LYS)212km, 2 hours 40
Grenoble (GNB)207km, 2 hours 40
Region:France, Alps
First opened:1968

Les Arcs lift pass price last reported as

299€ (adult 6 day Paradise Unlimited pass)

265€ (adult 6 day Domaine Les Arcs Peisey-Vallandry pass)

. Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Machu Picchu.
Night skiing: Yes
Les Arcs has N S E W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1600m - 2100m
Top of slopes: 3226m
Bottom of piste: 1200m
Vertical drop:
Total length of trails:435km
Longest piste:7km
Les Arcs came to be in 1968 after a group of ski instructors and architects dreamt up a resort with all the perks of a village but a mountainside location. It grew into one of the largest, most incredible ski areas in the Alps. The closest airport is Chambery with a transfer time of a couple of hours and there are various transport links from Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble too. Present day Les Arcs consists of four main purpose built villages. The original resort, Arc 1600, was created for doorstep skiing and is di...
As you'd expect from one of the biggest ski areas on the planet, there's everything from gorgeous tree-lined runs to wild, white-knuckle off-piste. For beginners, each of the 3 main Arcs has “ski tranquille” zones and the wide beginner runs leading to the resort have gentle gradients that are perfect for practicing. Local instructors are on hand to show you the ropes, with ski schools based in each of the main villages (1800 has the most). There are magic carpet lifts at 1800 and 2000 - an easy way for newbies...
If you’re looking for a party, Arc 1800 is hands down the place to be. It's hosted events like the legendary Snowbombing festival over the years and has oodles of watering holes like the Red Hot Saloon (or the 'Red Bar' to use local lingo). If you’re looking for more of a French style après spot, Ambiente has a really cool atmosphere and lots of nice cocktails (happy hour usually starts at 4!) while Le club 1950 your venue if you’re looking to party into the wee hours. Arc 1600's a little quieter but for goo...

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"Great child care"

Margaret Ponsonby, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
5/ out of 5
The chalet was good, there were no problems and it had everything we needed. The rooms were smaller than ideal but warm enough and the beds were comfortable. There was a nice seating area which got lots of light and opened up onto the veranda (you could also access the veranda from one of our rooms). The chalet is part of a large building and shares a pool with the other chalets, I didn’t use it but my niece did and it was nice for the children to use after skiing from about 4pm. The access to the chalet was good and there was a lift. There was a good boot storage place on the ground floor and our chalet had its own individual locker. Our hosts were ok, they were friendly and got on with the job. We had a temporary host for part of the week as one of the staff was ill. The chalet was also very clean. The food was standard chalet food. I didn’t drink, but the people who drank the wine seemed to appreciate that there was plenty of choice – not one red but 3 or 4 to choose from. It was our first time skiing with a child (we brought my niece) and it was our first time using childcare on holiday – it worked well. There was another girl at the chalet which my niece made friends with and the children’s club was very good. We pre-booked it beforehand, although we didn’t realise there would be the option of a supervised lunch so we also booked her into this once we were there. She had ski lessons in the morning – these were well organised and always appropriate. Then she came back to the chalet with the other children and had supervised lunch. Then they would play some games or paint or do something inside and then at about 2pm they took them skiing again. It’s a great place to go if you have a child and you want them occupied. The whole package was great, not just the childcare, all of it was really well organised and run. The resort manager was good and gave us good information. It was all the little things that made a difference, for example they had planned everything very well at the ski shop. They took the children down and they had everything ready with sticky labels with their names on, etc. It only took about 10 minutes to get them all their stuff, it was so easy, I was really surprised. It was a good holiday but I’m not sure if I would go back to Les Arcs, I think I’d like to try somewhere different.
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Margaret Ponsonby