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.
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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.
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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.