There was a time when a luxury ski chalet meant you just had your own en suite bathroom. Now, the retractable glass sky ceiling’s the limit. Luxury catered ski chalets worth millions of euros in the Alps are available for your stay along with a full team of staff including butler, Michelin star trained chef, chauffeur and private nanny. As one luxury chalet company states, ‘nothing is too much trouble’ for their chalet staff. Helicopter today, sir? No problem – is that with or without a packed Bulga caviar lunch?
Oh, you mean you brought your own heli? Just land it over there on the roof. Yep, some uber luxury chalets have their own heli landing pad along with swimming pool, gym, spa, snooker, cinema and massage rooms. And, maybe, even a lift that takes you straight onto the snow. Plus, there are even luxury ski chalets that employ staff just to look after your dog all day – it’s called “Paw Pair” service, we kid you not.
Luxury ski chalets in Switzerland
It’s no wonder that the rich and famous choose to have their luxury ski chalets in Switzerland. There’s The Lodge (Richard Branson’s chalet in Verbier) and Phil Collins’s chalet in Zermatt to name drop but two. It’s to be expected, then, that many ski chalets in Switzerland offer five star holiday living with some of the most luxurious and expensive chalets in the world.
Two and a half hours by public transport from Geneva airport – and a whole lot quicker by helicopter – Verbier is internationally popular. It has more than 400km of pistes and nearly 100 ski lifts, plus some of the best lift-accessible off piste in the Alps and spectacular scenery with views that take in the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Among the chalets in Verbier offering mountain views with a spa and swimming pool, there’s Chalet d’Adrien – just 30m from the Savoieyres ski lift. The gourmet dining boasts 17 out of 20 points by the Gault Millu guide.
Get your camera or iPhone ready: Zermatt’s scenery is legendary. Soaring snowy peaks, including the majestic Matterhorn and panoramic views over the Swiss, Italian and French Alps surround the car-free resort which combines Alpine village with contemporary architecture. There’s a run of 13km and 2200 vertical metres from Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt and vast kilometres of skiing for different levels, including off piste. Most chalets in Zermatt come with a view – or two. If you want a room with a view of the Matterhorn then book the Chalet Talisman – a five minute walk from the Matterhorn cable car with limitless opportunities to fill your Instagram feed with #views.
Luxury Ski Cabins in the French Alps
A ski trip is always a pretty memorable holiday. But why not make it even more special by experiencing the finest the French Alps have to offer?
A stay in a luxury ski cabin will give you a taste of the high life. From four course catered meals every evening, to getting spa treatments delivered straight to your door- a luxury ski chalet experience is one that everyone should try at least once.
Here’s our pick of our favourite luxury ski cabins in the French Alps to get you started.
Well known for being one of the most attractive ski resorts in France, Meribel is located within the vast Three Valleys skiing area. From traditional alpine architecture, to an eclectic après ski scene, Meribel is a popular resort for skiers of all abilities.
Featuring saunas, Jacuzzis and cinema rooms, the ski cabins on offer here are on another level! Enjoy expertly crafted meals each night made by the best chefs in the region and relax with a cocktail by the fire. Heaven!
Courchevel is the place to see and be seen. Celebrities are no stranger to the slopes here thanks to excellent ski and even better nightlife.
A stay in a luxury ski cabin here comes with all the trimmings. Get waited on hand and foot by a friendly team of staff who can make bookings for you in the finest Michelin starred restaurants in the village.
Val d’Isere is the perfect blend of traditional and modern. Charming traditional architecture and beautiful natural surroundings are twinned with well maintained slopes and a whole host of adventure sports to choose from.
The ski cabins here aren’t too shabby either and come complete with relaxation rooms, wine cellars and luxurious indoor pools.
With its lofty location high up in the Alps, Tignes has great snow coverage all season long. A variety of interesting trails and great weather attracts skiers of all abilities from all over the world.
The luxury accommodation here is just as impressive with cabins with log burning fires, ping pong tables and south facing balconies. With accommodation this good, it might be hard to tear yourself away!
Part of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Les Gets has a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for families and couples. Pretty wooden ski cabins populate the village, all nestled within the beautiful surrounding mountains.
Easy access to the slopes and friendly locals makes Les Gets a convenient option for skiers and ski cabins here come with fully equipped gyms and their own private chef.
Kickstart Your Alpine Adventure
We hope this has got you itching to get out onto the slopes and experience the French alps in style.
Before you travel, don’t forget to book a ski transfer to your chosen resort for a stress-free journey. Alps2Alps offer reliable, professional ski transfers to all major resorts throughout the Alps.
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