Skiing and luxury are inextricably linked. Despite the fact that there are plenty of affordable options, there’s something about a ski holiday that goes hand in hand with the very finest things in life. With that in mind, we’ve uncovered 10 of the best luxury ski chalets in Europe.
We’re talking about the real high end of the market here. The kind of chalet you would see in a Bond film – all wood cabin chic, log fires and moose heads on the wall. These are the kinds of places most of us can only dream of visiting let alone owning.
10 of the best luxury ski chalets in Europe
So, pick your jaw off the floor and get on the phone to your bank manager. Here’s our pick of ten of the best luxury ski chalets in Europe.
The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland
Prices from £55,000 to £100,000 per week exclusive hire. Sleeps 16
Luxury ski chalets should be the kind of thing you’d find in a billionaire’s property portfolio. So the fact Richard Branson owns this stunning chalet ticks a big box.
The Lodge is spread over five floors, boasting a swimming pool, gym, spa and two hot tubs and comes with its own staff for the duration of your stay, including your own personal chef.
And if you get bored, why not go for a game of curling on The Lodge’s own personal ice rink. Find out more at www.thelodge.virgin.com.
Chalet N, Oberlech Arlberg, Austria
Officially price on request but according to the Telegraph £385,000 per week. Sleeps 24
There’s something about the fact the price is on request and that this chalet was built using bulletproof glass that suggest it’s a little on the exclusive side. It also comes with a staff of 26, which is slightly more than one per guest.
Just the fact the spa comes with a hay sauna, ice fountain and salt gallery steam bath is exciting. Plus, the ski room has its own elevator straight onto the slopes. But with prices estimated to be in the region of £385,000 per week, you’d expect nothing less. There’s too much to say about this chalet here so find out more at www.chalet-n.com.
Chalet Gentianes, Courchevel 1850, France
Price is around £90,000 per week depending on the season, Sleeps 14
The blonde wood and high end furnishings create the luxurious appearance. A fact which is confirmed by its indoor pool and Hammam-style steam room.
There’s also a fully equipped gym, driver service and home cinema, so there is no excuse for being bored when not on the slopes. Check availability and prices at www.ultimateluxurychalets.com
Chalet Le Blanchot, Courchevel 1850, France
Guide price is €100,000 per week. Sleeps 12
Spread over five floors this chalet comes with its own internal lift. After all, when you’re paying this much, why would you want to climb stairs? There’s a steam room, indoor pool and massage room.
Plus, your chalet manager, chauffeur and butler should take care of everything for you. Find out when it’s available for your party at www.blanchot.oneauthenticproperties.com.
Zermatt Peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
Prices from £44,000 to £84,000 per week. Maximum 13 guests
No list of the best luxury ski chalets in Europe is complete without at least one entry from Zermatt. Zermatt Peak gets the nod for the sheer ridiculousness of it all. Built into a cliff edge with double height windows, you can imagine the views.
You get your own chef, waiting staff, masseuse, and chauffeur, amongst others. Plus there’s a library, 3D cinema, hot tub and world class food and wine cellar. All in all, it doesn’t make for a bad week’s getaway. Book it by visiting www.chaletzermattpeak.com.
Chalet Eagles Nest, Val d’Isere, France
£2450 per person, per week. Sleeps 12
The Eagles Nest chalet is a well known landmark in Val d’Isere, and although pricey it’s within the affordability zone. With incredible views across the resort and a private road to your front door, everything about this place is exclusive.
The first chalet in the alps to have its own pool, it’s been leading the way in luxury ever since. Private chefs will serve up exquisite cuisine and a fleet of 4x4s is at your disposal. The perfect party chalet for all occasions. You can book your week in the Eagles Nest at www.scottdunn.com
Chalet Edelweiss, Courchevel, France
Prices from £66,250 to £372,600. Sleeps 16
One of the most expensive chalets in the world in peak season, and for good reason. You get your own indoor pool and state of the art gym. There’s a private bar/nightclub and even a lift – for your car. Oh yes, and a cinema, massage room and library.
Just so you don’t have to lift a finger while you’re there, the chef, butler and driver will look after you. And it’s all in the exclusive area of Courchevel. To find out more about this incredible chalet, visit www.oxfordski.com.
Chalet Les Brames, Meribel, France
Prices around £89,250 per week, depending on the season. Sleeps 12
Enjoy glorious views of Mount Vallon from your hot tub, stroll the landscaped private grounds and warm yourself by one of the many log fires.
Everything about this chalet is high end, from the facilities to the fabrics used to create the stunning décor. An in-house masseur and ice bath will relax your muscles after a day on the slopes. What more can you ask for? Discover what’s on offer at www.chaletbrames.com.
Chalet des Drus, Chamonix, France
Prices from £30,000 to £37,000. Sleeps 14
Ridiculously, this is one of the cheaper chalet options on this list. However, it makes it because it enjoys a place in its own private park, which adds extra privacy to your experience.
The chalet still comes with an indoor pool and steam room, small gym, outdoor hot tub and all the staff to take care of you. Find out when it’s available at www.hipchalets.com.
As you can see, it’s a pretty incredible list of the best luxury ski chalets in Europe. This is the crème de la crèmeo f luxury ski accommodation, in most cases only attainable for very high end guests. A week here will be an experience never to forget, pampered to within an inch of your life, all while enjoying some of the best skiing on the planet. It’s not a bad way to spend a holiday now is it?
If this best luxury ski chalets in Europe article has you all hot and bothered and in need of a chalet ski holiday then check out our article about the best independent catered ski chalets in France for more affordable options.