We’ve found the perfect ski retreat for this 2017/18 season; an exclusive, private 11 suite property in the posh piste area of Oberlech, popular with European royals and A-Listers.
Simply called ‘Chalet N’, this extraordinary alpine hideaway is a billionaire’s winter wonderland.
Waiting for you upon arrival at the nearby helipad at Zürs, ready to whisk you to the refined seclusion of this exceptional lodge, will be a chauffeur with one of the chalet’s sleek black Range Rovers. Once at the threshold of Chalet N, you will be greeted by your personal butler and welcomed with champagne.
The first views you will see from the chalet will be of the spectacular Arlberg mountains. Surrounding you is the chic ski area of Lech Zürs – offering some of the finest skiing in the world; and lifts now also connect to St Anton, offering a further 160km of slopes. If you are new to the area, the Chalet’s experienced ski guides will navigate you to the best slopes and help fine-tune your alpine ski technique too.
After a satisfying day on the slopes, you have Chalet N’s spa to look forward to – an offering that is second to none. Lavishly appointed with a stunning pool at its heart, the wellness area is a haven of tranquillity and luxury – even the shower is of Swarovski crystals.
Restore tired muscles from a day on the mountains with a steam bath; Finnish sauna; or a few restorative moments in the ice cave. Best of all, enjoy professional spa pampering in the stunning couple’s treatment room.
In fact, once you’ve discovered the true pleasures of life at Chalet N you’ll be hard pressed to want to leave this billionaire’s home-from-home. The fabulous interiors, by landau + kindelbacher, combine a sophisticated palette of colours and rich fabrics with the warmth of alpine pine and the luxury of silk rugs, velvet chairs and the sparkle of crystal.
Toast your good fortune with your favourite cocktail prepared by the professional mixologist at the bar; or enjoy a bottle or two of champagne in the private outdoor whirlpool bath with unprecedented views out across the slopes. Alternatively partake in a tasting in the designer wine cellar, a perfect place for intimate meals too.
For celebratory gourmet dinners, expect fine-dining with menus prepared to your exacting standards by the gastronomic in-house chef and his kitchen team.
After dinner entertainment can be a mellow movie in the private cinema; or a lively party on the heated terrace. Such is the scale and variety of this private ski lodge, there is something for all your family and friends.
You can relax in confidence that you are in safe hands – discreet security surveillance and bullet proof windows protect against unwanted intrusions, whilst the basement is equipped for your own security detail or staff hired by the Chalet N at your request.
Suite dreams are assured in the exquisite rooms, each personally prepared by the house-keeping team who will even embroider your initials on your high-thread count pillow cases. Each suite includes a full ‘maxi-bar’ of full-size champagne, international wines and local vintages.
For total privacy, you can prepare you morning gourmet tea or espresso in the suite. Personal touches include daily handmade chocolates and a fruit plate.
Guest bathrooms are an oasis of calm and tranquillity, with on-trend egg bathtubs, beautifully styled details and plenty of plush towels, robes and generous Bulgari amenities.
So why rent a typical alpine lodge when you can have Chalet N, the world’s most exclusive ski retreat?
Andrew Forbes was a guest of Chalet N Oberlech. Winter season rental is between 210,000 – 490,000 euro a week for exclusive use.
CHALET N Oberlech, Oberlech 50, A-6764 Lech, Austria
Tel: +43 (0) 5583 37 9 00 or +43 (0) 664 881 388 39