Skiing in gorgeous terrain and dining in luxury. What’s better than putting your feet up at the end of a long day conquering the slopes in the grandiose setting of a luxury ski chalet. The French really know how to live but they’ve also been blessed with a spread of cavernous mountains covered with the type of snow that will help you glide blissfully across the breathtaking scenery. The mountains are there and so are the ski chalets and guess what – there’s lots of them.
If you’re looking to ski in luxury and don’t know where to even begin in your search, then you are in luck. Don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Take a peek at our guide to see what luxury ski chalets are the best fit for you and your family.
Chalet Edelweiss, Rhone-Alpes, France
Nestled conveniently by the town, Chalet Edelweiss is one of the shiniest gems out of France’s glittering crop. Upon arrival, you will instantly be aware of the magnificent art on the walls of this 3000sqm property that is ostentatiously spread across their seven furnished floors. As you could probably guess, one of their greatest luxuries is space. They manage to maintain a real chalet feel through their extensive use of opulent wood that is blended neatly in with contemporary and classical furnishings.
Prices begin at around $4,583 per week.
Chalet Zermatt Peak: Zermatt, Switzerland
If its breathtaking views of the Matterhorn from the living area doesn’t take your breath away then perhaps the walnut floors, Italian marble, Murano crystal chandeliers and lavish furnishings of the interior will. This is of Hollywood material where you’d likely see Bruce Wayne dining in during his winter holidays. The ski resort proudly has five sumptuous bedroom suites, while the master has its own Jacuzzi. Whoever occupies the top floor bedroom is treated with a glass roof where they are able to drift off at the site of the peaks and stars.
Make no mistake, there are varying levels of luxury and right now Chalet Zermatt is a candidate for the crown. If your pockets are deep enough, prices begin at around $62,000 to $190,000 per week.
Chalet Sirocco: Verbier, Switzerland
Chalet Sirocco has everything that you could possibly ask for in a luxury ski chalet. Its location high up in the Verbier mountains provides guest to dine in stunning luxury, their generous living spaces makes it perfect for group holidays, their superb wellness area offers guests the chance to recover from a tough day on the slopes with its pool, waterfall, sauna, hammam and massage room.
Their entertainment zone down at the ground floor might make you reluctant to ever leave the chalet. The impressive cinema room is a treat for the little ones to watch their favourite movies while the parents wind down with a couple glasses of vintage wine by the bar.
Prices begin roughly at $64,000 per week in the low season.
Hunter Ski Chalet, Morzine, France
In the heart of the glorious Portes du Soleil area, the Hunter luxury ski chalet is renowned for its lavish interior design, premium services and dedication to making it ‘the perfect holiday experience’ for their customers. Staying at Hunter Chalets, you are offered both catered and self-catered in their programme that ranges from a 6-person apartment to a 20-person chalet.
Guests staying in catered chalets are spoiled with a professional chef, host and driver. If you’re passionate about food, then you’re in luck. Each one of their chefs have at some point worked in one of the UK’s most prestigious restaurants and hotels. They have developed a reputation of being incredibly versatile in their cooking through their willingness to adapt and change some of their dishes to suit your dietary requirements.
Chalet Eden Rock: St Anton, Austria
Set in the tranquil Nasserein area, Eden Rock is a superb chalet in a world-class resort that blends traditional architecture with a stylish interior design. They were once nominated as ‘Austria’s Best Ski Chalet’ and it’s no wonder. Designed by an award-winning architect, their wooden-clad entertainment spaces with open fireplaces accentuates a rustic feel, enabling guests to relax in total comfort. Their three apartments are grand and luxurious, that all have sumptuously furnished double bedrooms, gorgeous living spaces with open fireplaces, cosy dining areas and private sunny terraces.
Now it wouldn’t be a luxury ski-chalet without a decent spa to help recover those aching muscles from the slopes. Located in the lower level is where you’ll find your nirvana. A large pool, sauna, steam room, jet stream, massage room – you name it. Eden Rock knows how to spoil and pamper their guests. For the energetic bunch, there is also a fitness area.
For a week’s stay and exclusive use of the property, prices begin at around $35,000 to $89,000.
Photo credit: Hunter Chalets