Nothing can beat a luxury ski chalet vacation: breathtaking mountain views, fresh alpine air, powder-soft snow and days spent gliding down the slopes, as well as evenings spent enjoying the exclusive après-ski options. Discerning holidaymakers from around the globe will be flocking to the world’s prime skiing locations in 2017, so now is the time to reserve your dream chalet for 2017. We’ve hand-selected 4 outstanding chalets to provide a glimpse into what’s on offer in the most exclusive ski locations in Europe, designed to inspire your own dream chalet holiday for 2017.
4) Chalet Les Anges, Zermatt.
Angelic by name and heavenly by nature, Chalet Les Anges looks from the outside like the archetypal idyllic mountain retreat. The exterior blends a traditional wooden look with rustic brick sections, and looks particularly sensational in the evening when it is warmly floodlit against falling snowdrifts.
Inside, things only get better: renowned designer, Magali de Tscharner has created a charming interior – exquisitely warm and beautifully lit, with soft, comfortable furnishings and a roaring fire. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide dazzling views of the surrounding landscape and the in-chalet staff, which includes a world-class chef, will take care of your every need.
You and your fellow guests are invited to enjoy exclusive use of the chalet’s wellness centre, which includes a black marble power jet pool, sauna, massage and relaxation room, to name just a few of its delights. Chalet Les Anges in Zermatt sleeps up to 14 people across 7 luxurious bedrooms and offers luxury living at its peak.
3) Chalet Marco Polo, Val d’Isère.
Chalet Marco Polo is the paradise of hedonists. Rich and sumptuous, it has a lavish interior that quite literally sparkles with the light from its twinkly chandeliers. Faux fur, engraved wood and rustic stone features pervade the main rooms, but the real hidden treasure is the wellness suite: the indoor jet pool makes an out-of-this-world centrepiece, surrounded by massage beds, a therapeutic Jacuzzi and other amenities to revive and refresh the mind and body.
This slope-side chalet even has its own games room, with a dedicated snug for wine and cheese tasting, which makes for an elegant entertaining space. It’s bound to be love at first site for guests seeking an intimate, indulgent break in a luxurious chalet in Val d’Isere.
2) SHL Lodge, Meribel.
The SHL Lodge in Meribel is the traditionalist’s haven. Though it’s filled with contemporary design features, the interior feels like something straight out of a fairy-tale. The architecture is reflective of the classic Savoyard style, and the fittings, which include a beautiful stove and expansive wooded dining table, iterate the rustic motif that makes this the perfect alpine retreat.
The living area is a sensation, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing spectacular views of the Chaudanne slopes to be enjoyed as you congregate around the roaring fire on the giant leather sofa. Sleeping up to 15 people, with 4 quaint and cosy double bedrooms and 2 extra children’s rooms, the chalet is ideal for a family getaway to the slopes or a peaceful vacation for a group of friends.
1) Art Chalet, Courchevel 1850.
Art and design fanatics will find themselves enchanted by the aptly named Art Chalet in the renowned skiing destination of Courchevel 1850. Bold, contemporary and ultra-stylish, it’s filled with avant-garde paintings, sculptures and designer furniture and fittings.
Nothing less than spectacular, the chalet offers an expansive waterfall swimming pool, as well as a private nightclub, a cinema room, a gym, a games room and a casino room. These four full floors of extravagance will have you cutting your ski sessions short to come back and enjoy your spectacular lodgings. In-house staff will make your trip unforgettable. Art Chalet sleeps 16 guests in 8 luxurious bedrooms.