NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.
Chalet McKinley is one of the larger chalet apartments, sleeping 12 guests on the second floor of this convenient residence. The main entrance, at road level, is on the fourth floor, with apartments above and below, as a result of the residence being constructed into the hillside.
The interior style is attractive, with traditional Alpine style evident in the warm wood panelling and carved decorative touches in the living/dining area, which has a fireplace, TV/DVD and a balcony to appreciate the views of the surrounding valley and peaks. This room forms the hub of the property, with three bedrooms to each side of the living area, most of which also have a balcony too.
A simple button lift, only 100m from the Altitude residence's main entrance, gives quick access to the pistes and superb lift system which links up all the sections which comprise Les Arcs. It's also a breeze to return each day as skiers arrive back to within 1-minute's walk from this same point.
In addition all guests have use of the indoor swimming-pool, the shared sauna, ski lockers, ski room, underground parking and lifts all nine floors as well as a convenient bar to quench your après-ski thirst!
The childcare rooms are in a neighbouring residence, the Chalets de L'Ours, and can be reached via an underground connecting passage. Children in our childcare programme will use Chalet McKinley, Chalet Monte Bianco and Chalet Olympus at lunchtime.
We have led the childcare concept for UK families on skiing holidays for the last 35 years and our programme is constantly reviewed and refined, with previous guest feedback always the key element in further enhancing the experience.
For parents, Classic Childcare means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish.
While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day.
Kitchen, living/dining area with log fire, TV and balcony
Room 1, Sleeps 2, Twin (bath/shower/wc)
Rooms 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, Sleep 2, Twin with balcony (bath/shower/wc)
Rooms 5 & 6 will take a cot
Supps p.p.p.n.: Bath/wc/balcony £3.50
Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale.
We set high standards for our cuisine, training our staff extensively before the season starts to ensure that you will enjoy every meal.
One of the joys of choosing to take a catered chalet ski holiday is that you’re not doing the cooking. Our staff prepare and serve breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal including wine and coffee, on six days a week in our chalets on our staff day off, a continental breakfast will be provided for you.
The staff night off gives you a chance to sample some of the delicious local restaurants an ensure that you don’t leave the Alps without your fill of Weiner Schnitzel or Fondue! Our Baby Listening Service ensures that you can enjoy your meal out without worry.
Let us take care of the cooking and with the Baby Listening Service, all the family can sit back, relax and focus on the skiing!
In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, bread (and croissants in France), fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.
On the staff day off, a continental style breakfast is laid out for you to help yourselves in all chalets.
Every day, apart from our staff day off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.
High Tea at 5.30pm is served as a 2 course evening meal for all children under 11 as many parents prefer to enjoy adult-only company over dinner. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 3, whilst 3-10 years old are supervised by our childcare team.
Adult dinner at 7.30pm comprises 3 courses including an appetiser, main dish and dessert, preceded by a prosecco apéritif, accompanied by a choice of red, rose and white wines, and culminating with tea or coffee.
If it's important to you to eat dinner altogether as a family, we offer Family Dining in any chalet when you book the entire chalet for exclusive use. Dinner is then served from 6:30pm with the menu based on our adult dishes with some flexibility for the children's preferences. There is a supplement of £39 per child for Family Dining.
On the staff night off you and your family have the opportunity to eat out in one of the local restaurants. Our staff will be happy to help with recommendations and bookings if you wish. If you would prefer, you can always order in a takeaway pizza, and have a relaxing evening in.
High Tea provides children under 11 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 3-10 years will be supervised by staff.
Vegetarian options 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.
All our chalets offer traditional fare for Christmas dinner, with roast turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers, party hats and of course a pre-dinner glass of Champagne plus a lively, fun atmosphere for all the family.
This is the one meal that all families share together regardless of children’s ages, so in some properties the dining tables can be quite crowded, but this adds to the festive ambience of all celebrating together!
A special festive menu followed by Champagne is also served on New Year’s Eve, but this is for adults only (and those aged 11 and over of course).
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•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).
Great for •Snowboarding •Off-piste •Families •Groups
Snow Report: Top 330cm, Bottom 200cm
Snow Forecast: 0cm expected this week
Snow History: February average depth 162.33cm
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|
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 McKinley (Altitude Residence).
|Town altitude:||1600m - 2100m|
|Top of slopes:||3226m|
|Bottom of piste:||1200m|
|Total length of trails:||435km|