Guest testimonials

We work hard to provide the best service possible for a holiday that won’t break the bank. Below is a selection of comments from happy guests... 

 

My husband and I couldn’t recommend Ski Hiver more. The hosts were not only fantastic cooks but also very welcoming and informative. The chalet has a beautiful home from home feel with stunning views. We look forward to returning with more friends and family soon! (Dani Johnston, Hermine Blanc, Mar 2020)

I just wanted to say a big thank you for letting Cat, Clive, Pat and Peter continue to look after us once the resort had closed. The four of them made an depressing situation very bearable and, indeed, fun and enjoyable. They remained calm and collected during a time that must also have been very unsettling for them too. They were consummate professionals, whilst being totally easy-going, charming, friendly and helpful. Plus the cakes and dinners were utterly delectable. I very much hope we will be able to come back next year for take two! (Kate Turvey, Hermine Blanc Mar 2020)

We want to thank Cat and Clive for looking after us last week. We had a lovely holiday and they certainly contributed to that in a big way, certainly with their food (can’t stop talking about it to everyone) but more importantly being a great welcoming company. (Ray & Alison Borman, Hermine, Feb 2020)

Been meaning to send a quick email since we left Montchavin on 29th Feb to say how incredibly delighted we were with our stay in Chalet Caribou. You must be very proud of your young team Rosie and Jake who are to thank in large part for the success of our trip. The kids loved them, they were impeccably professional, discreet and friendly and we could not have wished for better hosts – hang on to them at all costs! (Lauren Provost, Caribou, Feb 2020)

Our party of 7 adults and 6 children stayed at the Chalet Hermine in February.  Montchavin is a traditional and charming village with a handful of shops and restaurants.  Our hosts were the wonderful Pat and Peter, who are usually next door at the Lievre Blanc as the usual hosts Cat and Clive were on holiday. The location could not have been better, right next to the gondola lift and 5 minutes or so from the ski school. Like a home from home, the accommodation is beautifully designed with a high spec, comfortable beds, all bedrooms en-suite, spacious open-plan living room with a heart-warming fire. The outside sauna with its stunning views to Mont Blanc was a welcome antidote to hours on the slopes.

Pat and Peter couldn’t do enough for us, toiling away discreetly in the background and catering to our various culinary tastes. On the second day, Peter played a blinder by getting all the kids suited and booted, avoiding the mayhem of our first day’s attempts to get everyone out on time to lessons!  Both had plenty of advice and local knowledge to share - the best places to ski depending on conditions, where to lunch, how to organise hire, etc. 

The food and wine were delicious and plentiful. If anything there was too much; I think we all reached overload towards the end of the week. The welcome drink and canapes on our second evening were a real treat. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Pat, Peter and Chris at Ski Hiver who had ski passes sorted for us on arrival.  It really was a memorable stay and we’d be back in a flash. (Jackie Williamson & Bronagh Carey, Hermine, Feb 2020)

"Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful chalet. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montchavin, and in your apartment with Pete and Pat. Pete and Pat were awesome, and the food was superb. We had a great time, and will spread the word this side." (Chris Cooke, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)

"Just wanted to give you some feedback on our recent stay at Le Livre Blanc. We had a fantastic holiday, the chalet was perfect and what a great location, we really liked the village of Montchavin, Pete and Pat were brilliant hosts and the cakes and evening meals were absolutely superb, we all really felt at home there and would love to come back sometime. We had a great time and will definitely recommend it to others, and may even see you next year if we decide to return to France." (Fiona Pratt, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)

"I just wanted to say we all had a brilliant time in Chalet Caribou. Jake and Rosie were both fantastic hosts, the evening meals were delicious and the cakes went down a storm. There were also really helpful with any queries we had and provided some great suggestions for apres on the slopes and areas to ski. It will definitely go down as one of our favourite ski holidays!" (Rosa McGuire, Caribou, Jan 2020)

“I can tell you on behalf of the group that we had an excellent stay and were extremely well looked after by Cat and Clive. They were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. The chalets are perfectly positioned for the skiing and village, plus very well appointed. We have had a boys January week in Montchavin every year for the last 10+ and will no doubt be returning in 2021. I will most certainly contact you in the autumn to discuss the next trip.” (Martyn Pacey, Hermine, Jan 2020)

“We had a fantastic time. Really couldn’t have asked for better. Pat and Pete were fantastic hosts, and really looked after our every need. They were great to have around; they provided a wealth of knowledge on the area and where to ski and were only too happy to answer our million questions pertaining to every other aspect of skiing in Montchavin. The food was of a great standard, and we honestly enjoyed (aka loved) every meal. The chalet was really nice and clean. This experience was certainly one of our best ski trips ever.” (Tessa Kershaw, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)

"I would like to say what a fantastic week we have had in Montchavin. The way we have been looked after by Cat & Clive has been nothing short of first class. Every meal has been excellent and nothing has been too much trouble. Cat & Clive are a real asset to Ski Hiver." (Mark Jenks (returning guest) Hermine, Dec 2019)

"We had the most amazing week at Christmas this year.  The chalet was great, the other guests were brilliant company, the skiing was awesome, the food was fabulous and Pete and Pat were the perfect hosts.  As far as ski holidays go, we don't know how it could get any better!" (Kevin Smith, Lievre Blanc, Dec 2019)

"Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay last week. We absolutely loved the chalet, great location! Also wanted to mention how incredible Rosie and Jake were, the food was outstanding and both were brilliant with our son Arlo. We enjoyed it so much that we are thinking about coming back in Feb / March." (Ali Bovis, Caribou, Dec 2019)

"We found Pete and Pat to be delightful hosts, they were informative on ski runs for our sons and impressed us with their friendly and welcoming manner and the timings, presentation and quality of the food they prepared surpassed our expectations. They accommodated our Grandson's nut allergy without any issue and I particularly liked the ginger and pear crumble and pea and mint soup. They've been made several times at home since our return!" (Arlene Green, Chalet Lievre Blanc, May 2019)

"Interaction was great and was good to meet you when we were there - always good to meet the owners face to face and that differentiates you from the big companies. Loved the chalet and the location and the hot tub and massages. Really loved it so thank you and for your help with ski transfers." (Rosemary Ryan, Chalet Lievre Blanc, April 2019)

"Thank you again for a wonderful stay at Chalet Barthelemy with Wendy & Rick; who were awesome. We had a wonderful time & they were the most incredible chalet hosts – we all loved them. The food was delicious & the dinner time of 6.30pm (an hour earlier than normal) was very much appreciated." (Paul Rogger, Chalet Barthelemy, May 2019)

"Had another great week in Chalet Chanterelle in January this year; my sixth time with Ski Hiver and fourth time at Chanterelle. Rob's cooking and hosting was first class and this has been the case with the staff on each of my trips.  The reason I continue to return with Ski Hiver is simply because I like it; the chalets, staff and the catering. There are none of the nonsense claims that many companies make regarding the 'luxuries' of their decidedly standard chalets. Accommodating single travellers during quiet weeks at a sensible price is another benefit. Ski Hiver provides an excellent product at a fair price. For me nothing needs changing." (David Graham, Chalet Chanterelle, May 2019)

"We stayed at chalet Lievre Blanc La Plagne 2-9th February. Prior to arrival we were a bit nervous due to the transfer of ownership, however we were rest assured and in constant contact. On arrival our chalet hosts were amazing, my brother got stuck in the final bend into the village and our chalet hosts come along to pick him up and collect the car the next day, we had a late arrival and a hot meal was waiting for us. The chalet itself was amazing, the layout was perfect for our family, but our chalet host Pat and Pete made it a homely welcome each day, food plentiful and delicious. I would recommend ski Hiver and return again" (Kerry Toombs, Chalet Lievre Blanc, April 2019)

"We cannot praise your Chalet Chanterelle highly enough. Booking our stay and the changes we requested were made very smoothly. Your staff were welcoming and friendly as was the chalet atmosphere. Warm cosy, clean and comfortable, we were very impressed. The food was great and much appreciated after a long drive. The Chalet location is ideal and free parking too. Having enjoyed our stay so much we will most definitely be back. We can hand on heart highly recommend Chalet Chanterelle. Thanks Guys, in particular thanks to Chris who is a star." (Beverley Johns, Chalet Chanterelle,15 March 2019)

"We would like to say our stay with you last week was excellent. The hosts were lovely and really great cooks, they made us feel relaxed and at home. We transferred from Genève with Mountain Rescue who also gave a brilliant service. I would definitely recommend both you and them to friends travelling in the area in the future. In fact, I met an old colleague at Geneva airport and gave her your company name as they ski every year in that area. We wish you all the best with your company for the future and sure it will go well." (Sue Collinge, Chalet Lievre Blanc, 4th Feb 2019)

"We have just returned from a stay in Chalet Hermine our hosts were Cat and Clive. It was our first experience of staying in a catered chalet and it was truly fabulous we had such an amazing time. We had welcome drinks with our hosts on the first evening and Cat asked us all our names, the following morning she greeted us all individually at breakfast considering there was 11 of us I was really impressed!! The food was amazing and perfect after a full day of skiing, especially the lamb tagine this was awesome! Cat and Clive could not do enough to help and made us feel so welcome. I would definitely use this chalet again and would recommend your chalets, the location could not have been better and having such great hosts just made the experience really special." (Jo Martin, Chalet Hermine, 24 Jan 2019)

"Everything was perfect, the chalet, location, and communication. Pete and pat were absolutely fantastic hosts and the food was amazing." (Jeanette Panayi, Chalet Hermine Blanc, Jan 2019)

"Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay last week in Chalet Barthelemy. We both had an excellent Christmas. The chalet was as great as we remembered and the food was excellent in both taste and presentation and could not be faulted. Please pass on our feedback and thanks to Mike and Keisha". (Richard Dunstan, Chalet Barthelemy, 4th Jan 19)

 

We had an incredible stay at Chalet Hermine.  Cat and Clive were absolutely wonderful.
The food was exceptional and they couldn't have been better hosts
Rebecca huffee 2018

We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday La Plagne 1800.
Lou exceeded all expectations in every way. Her hospitality and cuisine was outstanding. The welcome we received after a 9hr transfer immediately put us at ease ready to start our holiday.
The advise was invaluable, encouragement/entertainment with the kids great and meals simply scrumptious.
We look forward to returning in the future.
Kerry & Martyn Ferris  2018

Amazing holiday - Lou cooked up a storm every night!  The Chalet had everything we required.  Great peaceful location, only a short stroll to the slopes or Apres ski.
Andy 2017 chalet chanterelle

We had a great holiday at Chalet Hermine and sorry I haven’t been in touch sooner, but just back into work today. We will be submitting a review on trip advisor as well along with a few photos. For your feedback we had no issues at all during our holiday even though the Chalet is brand new and it was the first week of operation. Chalet Hermine was perfect and obviously location could not be better situated beside the gondola (we were also able to ski straight back to the Chalet door each day) and the oudoor sauna was a really nice feature. Cat and Clive looked after us really well during our stay and could not have done anymore for us, the food was delicious.

Scoring as follows.
Chalet – 5
Location - 5
Staff – 5 (Extremely Friendly)
Food – 5
Thanks again for arranging our trip, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Montchavin and would have no hesitation in recommending Ski Hiver and Chalet Hermine.
Alan Roper 2017
 

Many thanks for a great week at Chalet Barthelemy.
After many years of experiencing catered chalet holidays, I have to say Roxy and Michal were just "the tops". They are the best ambassadors you could ever want for Ski Hiver.
Cheers once again,
Andy Ince  2017

We all wanted to say a massive thank you for the fantastic holiday we had in Chalet Chamois .The Chalet was lovely, just as we had hoped it would be.The Chalet hosts were great, Lou & Eddie.The food that Eddie produced was fantastic(how does he do that?) simply amazing. Adults & children alike loved the pool, it was the icing on the cake.The chalet is a real gem.
Many thanks, Kind regards
Tracey 2016

Let Me say on behalf of my group your chalet was" marvellous."  As for  Dan ! what a guy " A  first class chef" He is a keeper .
We had a great time in your chalet . Dan was a great host willing to participate in conversation and pass on valuable 1st hand information about the resort  weather etc  with all guests , at the same time  invisible if you take my meaning.
Dan has culinary skills worthy of any of the 1st class restaurants we have visited.
Thank for a great time.
Alan

Belated thanks from the three of us for almost enjoyable week. Could you please
pass on personal thanks to andy & Lou for being such great hosts  Nick
 
We were very happy with the Chalet - it is a great size for a large group and all the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The living area on the first floor was great and we really enjoyed the fire! Your chalet hosts were friendly and helpful. The food was tasty and wholesome Justine Ivory
 
Hi Melanie & Colin. A big thank you for our very enjoyable holiday stay at Dolomite with Lou and Andy. They were perfect attentive hosts in every respect and the catering was wonderful! A great holiday - thanks from all of us. Nigel & Michelle + 5.
 
I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping organise our holiday! We all had a great time largely due to Steph and John who were absolutely fantastic! Both being excellent hosts and superb cooks. We were all very sad to be leaving most of us muttering should have booked two weeks off
Archie
 
Hi,
I am sorry its taken so long, but I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff. We loved the chalet
Thank you again  
Martin, Lou and James
 
 
Thank you everybody for another superb weeks skiing trip,Liam,Dave and Colin 2014
Thanks, will bear in mind—we much enjoyed it this year and your lovely Couple
looking after us.   Alastair hisholm, Chalet Barthelemy 2013

thanks again for another great week,thanks to our great hosts,good luck for the rest of the season,
Liam,Colin,Dave. Chalet Barthelemy 2013

Thanks for a great week, Steph and John were fantastic, excellent food and good company. Best wishes
Sharon, Chalet chanterelle - 2013

Thank you for a most enjoyable week.
The accommodation was better than expected and your hosts were most gracious
I just wish, in retrospect that  we had not even considered the self catering option.
Andy and Lou were welcoming, warm, obliging, knowledgeable, competent and surprisingly good chefs.
I wish you all the best and thank you for a job well done.
All our expectations were met and exceeded.
Alf Benjamin, Chalet Dolomite

I can’t agree more with Alf’s sentiment. Lou and Andy were the best anyone could hope for.
Regards,
Ricky Murray, Chalet Dolomite - 2013 

Just wanted to pass on the thanks from my group for the trip we had back in January
John & Kate were superb hosts,  the food was easily the best we’ve had on a ski trip anywhere
Chris Gould 2011  Chalet Quanik

Mel, Colin,
Thanks for a great week – your organisation was faultless with ski passes and lessons available as promised on arrival, the ski hire was so convenient being run “in house” and the quality met everyones requirements. Transfers were the easiest I have experienced in 30 years of skiing
Richard Abbott 2011  Chalet Barthelemy

Just a short note to say thanks. We had a great ski holiday
We will let our friends know about you
Mike Warren L’Oree des cimes 2011

Please also pass on our thanks to Kate and Jon, who provided the best food I have experienced in a chalet holiday.
Hope we can do it again one day.
Just to echo what Richard has said, and please pass our thanks on to Kate and John.
Rob shepeard & Richard yates 2011 Chalet Quanik

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and to Emily and Zoe. We had such a fabulous week and the girls were great. 
The food was lovely, so good I would infact love to have the recipe for the Chicken Tagine if you don’t mind emailing it to me! In fact I would have all the recipes!
Joanna Head 2011 Chalet Barthelemy

Hi Mel and Colin
Just wanted to say on behalf of all of us thank you for a wonderful week at Chalet Nancroix. We had the best holiday which was really relaxing and very much needed.
A special thanks to Mel for the wonderful food.  We are all missing our home made cakes and amazing evening meals.
Hazel Marsh 2011 Chalet Nancroix

Just wanted to say thank you very much on behalf of all our party for a brilliant week’s holiday. The chalet was lovely, the food superb and our chalet girls, Emily and Zoe, absolutely excellent. You even managed to organise amazing weather for us. I would definitely consider booking with you again.
Jane Blake, Chalet Barthelemy 2011

 

  • "Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay last week. We absolutely loved the chalet, great location! Also wanted to mention how incredible Rosie and Jake were, the food was outstanding and both were brilliant with our son Arlo. We enjoyed it so much that we are thinking about coming back in Feb / March." (Ali Bovis, Caribou, Dec 2019)
  • “I can tell you on behalf of the group that we had an excellent stay and were extremely well looked after by Cat and Clive. They were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. The chalets are perfectly positioned for the skiing and village, plus very well appointed. We have had a boys January week in Montchavin every year for the last 10+ and will no doubt be returning in 2021. I will most certainly contact you in the autumn to discuss the next trip.” (Martyn Pacey, Hermine, Jan 2020)
  • “We had a fantastic time. Really couldn’t have asked for better. Pat and Pete were fantastic hosts, and really looked after our every need. They were great to have around; they provided a wealth of knowledge on the area and where to ski and were only too happy to answer our million questions pertaining to every other aspect of skiing in Montchavin. The food was of a great standard, and we honestly enjoyed (aka loved) every meal. The chalet was really nice and clean. This experience was certainly one of our best ski trips ever.” (Tessa Kershaw, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful chalet. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montchavin, and in your apartment with Pete and Pat. Pete and Pat were awesome, and the food was superb. We had a great time, and will spread the word this side. (Chris Cooke, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • We had the most amazing week at Christmas this year. The chalet was great, the other guests were brilliant company, the skiing was awesome, the food was fabulous and Pete and Pat were the perfect hosts. As far as ski holidays go, we don't know how it could get any better! (Kevin Smith, Lievre Blanc, Dec 19)