Sometimes you deserve to spoil yourselves, simple as that. An occasion as memorable as a ski holiday is a perfect opportunity to push the boat out and just go for it. The tactility of luxurious experiences simply can’t be conveyed using superlatives or hyperbole; you just have to feel it for yourself.
There are subtle contrasts between off-the-peg and luxury ski holidays which, when you compare individual features may not seem like they’d make a big difference. BUT… It would be a brave person who’d say they wouldn’t prefer to be a stone’s throw from the slopes AND have a log fire AND a private hot tub AND a sauna AND the plushest of sofas AND all-modern appliances, rather than none of the above. Wouldn’t you? Here’s a tempting list of five luxury private ski chalets for your delectation…
1. Chalet Hellebore, La Plagne
Chalet Hellebore has a ski-in location in La Plagne, just a few metres from the slopes. The architecture and interior are a blend of traditional aesthetics with modern touches where they matter. Tastefully decorated and furnished to a high-spec, the chalet also boasts great cooking facilities with ample kitchen space, comfortable communal seating and four spacious bedrooms to sleep up to eight guests – all with en-suite bathrooms. The chalet’s private balcony is not only a vantage point for checking the snow, but it’s also home to the private outdoor hot tub. What more do you need?
2. Chalet Estrella, Courchevel
A quintessential Alpine chalet from the outside; constructed from regional timber and stone typical of the surrounding properties. Inside however, it’s far from traditional. Designed to our specification, this chalet features all the modern facilities becoming of a top-drawer property such as a private outdoor hot tub. Sleeping up to 21 guests in 10 en-suite bedrooms, Chalet Estrella is perfect for a large group or family to adopt as their luxury ski holiday home in the mountains. Its hillside setting is peaceful, and yet only a few minutes from both the skiing and resort entertainment of Courchevel Moriond.
3. Chalet Chamois Volant, Les Deux Alpes
Once a traditional farm dwelling, Chalet Chamois Volant has since benefitted from a complete renovation and a truly stylish and tasteful mountain-makeover. Features include high-quality fixtures and furnishings, en-suite bathrooms throughout, farmhouse-style spacious kitchen, rustic-chic dining and seating areas, wood-burning stove, heated boot racks, and of course, a private balcony hot tub with mountain views. Overall Chamois Volant is a charming, spacious luxury ski chalet for up to 14 guests, with authentic alpine style and a superb location in Les Deux Alpes.
4. Chalet Stratus, St Anton
This is one of our three luxury ski chalets in St Anton. Sleeping 6 people, Chalet Stratus is a top-spec and luxury property in a world-class ski resort. Ideally sized for a family or small group of couples, all rooms feature a modern, clean-cut design, which is matched by the modern furnishings such as the centrepiece open fire in the lounge. Wellness facilities are exclusive to guests of the three chalets in the complex (all Skiworld’s) and include an outdoor heated pool, steam room, sauna and relaxation area. After popping on your gear in the heated ski and boot room and stepping into the direct-access street-level elevator, you’ll realise you’re in a prime position to access all the major ski lifts and top spots in town.
5. Chalet Benjamin, Courchevel
One of the finest luxury ski chalets in our programme, Chalet Benjamin is brother to the adjoining Chalets Jacques and Samuel. With five bedrooms the chalet can accommodate up to 11 guests in its lap of luxury in this famous Three Valleys ski resort. The list of facilities and features is exhaustive and no stone has been left unturned in the attention to quality and detail. It really must be seen to be believed. As a guest at Chalet Benjamin you’ll enjoy all en-suite rooms, a private hot tub, sauna, heated boot racks and a ski-in/ski-out location. The spacious open-plan kitchen/dining is perfect for socialising and the wood-burning stove in the lounge is a real focal point, adding to the homely feel. As you gaze out of the floor-to-ceiling windows at the surrounding mountains you’ll want to pinch yourself.
With options for ski lodgings being so varied, the hope is that this blog has highlighted just how many of your luxury ski holiday boxes a private chalet can tick. Chalets in general represent a unique accommodation option – feeling more like home than an apartment or hotel, offering privacy and comfort to help you relax on holiday. If you’re looking for a home in the mountains for a week or more, and want to treat yourself too, then a luxury ski chalet is the answer.
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