7 Luxury Ski Chalets In Europe To Elevate Your Next Ski Vacation
January 4, 2018 | BY Coco Marett
There's nothing like the feeling of taking off your boots after a long day of skiing and stepping into a beautiful luxury chalet, where you can unwind in a hotel-quality spa before enjoying whisky and world-class cuisine by a roaring fireplace surrounded by views of snow-capped mountains. Sounds too good to be true? It's not. Here are seven stunning luxury chalets in Europe that can make that dream ski vacation a reality:
Backstage Loft, Zermatt, Switzerland
Located in a quiet part of town but still a short distance from the Matterhorn Express ski lift, Zermatt architect & designer Heinz Julen brought his signature industrial-meets-art-deco aesthetic to this stunning ski chalet. Towering floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light and surround guests with spectacular Alpine views.
Backstage Loft has five bedrooms, each with private en-suite bath or shower rooms, a home cinema, indoor jacuzzi, a small fitness room and a ski and boot room at street level.
Find out more at backstagehotel.ch
Chalet Zermatt Peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
Chalet Zermatt Peak is in a league of its own. The expansive living and dining area occupies the entire second floor, boasting unforgettable views and an open fireplace. On warmer snow days, the al fresco dining area on the main terrace is a chic option. The chalet boasts five bedrooms, each with a private ensuite and terrace and entrance to the property is via a private tunnel with electronic security doors and video surveillance for absolute privacy.
Perhaps most impressive, however, is Chalet Zermatt Peak's stellar wellness facilities. This includes a bio steam room with healing crystal and quartz clad walls, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, dry Finnish and wet Swedish sauna options and a fully-equipped gym.
Find out more at chaletzermattpeak.com
Chalet Aurora, Verbier, Switzerland
Situated in Verbier's exclusive Les Esserts area, Chalet Aurora is luxury Alpine living at its finest. The offers elevated and refined versions of luxury chalet staples including a grand home cinema and one of Verbier's most impressive spas featuring swim jets, a sauna, rain shower, massage room and a private gym with the latest technology and atmospheric lighting.
Chalet Aurora accommodates up to 17 guests in eight luxurious bedrooms, including a stunning master suite that features a sitting room, dressing room and private balcony. Daily housekeeping, an in-house chef, chauffeur and concierge are at your service around the clock.
Find out more at hautemontagne.com
La Datcha, Courchevel, France
Celebrities and royalty have called La Datcha home on their ski holidays, and it isn't hard to see why. This luxurious chalet combines classic Alpine touches like wood floors and a peaked roofline with accents of glamour like fur throws, gold-leaf chandeliers and a customised fireplace painted with traditional Russian motifs.
After hitting the slopes—the two ski lifts at Les Trois Vallées are just steps away from the chalet—unwind in the hammam, sauna, hot tub and indoor pool. You can also leave the work to your dedicated team which includes a driver, butler, housekeeper and villa manager. Chef service, meals and beverages are available upon request.
Find out more at ladatcha.com
Chalet Dalmore, Chamonix, France
The chic, minimalist design of Chalet Dalmore allows the surrounding panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley to take centrestage. Soak it up from the living area's floor-to-ceiling windows, with the suspended fireplace crackling in the background, or from the top floor's covered roof terrace with seating and rugs—the perfect place for a pre-dinner drink.
The striking property has five bedrooms to accommodate up to 10 guests and boasts a 10-metre outdoor pool, hot tub and large sauna.
Find out more at chaletdalmore.com
Chalet N, Arlberg, Austria
Built and adorned with unique, locally sourced materials, Chalet N brings together soft furnishings with cutting-edge technology for an experience that offers comfort on all levels. Take in the unspoilt mountain views as you indulge in customised world-class meals prepared by the chalet's celebrated in-house chef and enjoy wine from the expertly stocked cellar.
For total relaxation, Chalet N's generous spa and wellness facilities include a double treatment room with double or single massage beds, a private hair stylist, a relaxation area, steam showers, ice fountain, hay sauna, Finnish sauna or salt-cave steam bath, a large swimming pool and dual outdoor hot tubs.
Find out more at chalet-n.com
Chalet 1551, Lech, Austria
Whatever you want, consider it yours at Chalet 1551 where a host, private chef, chauffeur driven Range Rover and on-call masseuse are ready to cater to your needs in this beautifully designed chalet. Blending seamlessly into its surroundings, it offers contemporary decor and uninterrupted views of the valley.
When you're not skiing or snowboarding, come home and cosy up by the fireplace, enjoy a drink with loved ones at the sports bar, go for a dip in the spectacular infinity pool or rejuvenate in the chalet's impressive spa facilities.
Find out more at chalet1551.com
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