Everyone deserves a little bit of luxury now and again, and a ski holiday is the perfect opportunity to indulge and treat yourself to a luxurious week away.
The Wonder List has handpicked some outrageously good chalets in Europe that will cater to your every need, private chefs, pools, saunas and a massuse you will never want to go on another beach holiday again!
Chalet Joux Plane, Morzine
Chalet Joux Plane is located in a private, elevated location; just a minutes chauffeur drive from central Morzine. Competent skiers can ski in from the Morzine side of the valley via a short stretch of gentle off-piste.
The closest ski lift is just 250m away, taking less than a minute in a chauffeured vehicle. The high altitude skiing of Avoriaz is best accessed from the Prodains Telepherique which is a 5 minute drive away. Chalet Joux Plane enjoys easy access to Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz that all form part of the gigantic Portes du Soleil – one of the largest ski areas in the world.
The chalet itself is spread over 600m2, with one side of the chalet almost entirely glazed, offering mountain views from all the living spaces and entertainment areas. The chalet can sleep up to 14 guests across 5 luxurious bedrooms and a family/children’s bunk room, all opening out onto secluded terraces and enjoying free standing baths and hanging seats.
The specification list for the chalet is, of course, almost endless and includes a 23-meter indoor-outdoor swimming pool, a Bamford Spa including treatment room and sauna, a private gym, a cinema room, art gallery and children’s playroom. The living space is vast and includes a luxurious lounge area with open fireplace and delicious sofas, a library, a floating mezzanine dining area and a bar mezzanine with balcony overlooking the mountains.
The chalet is located in a private, elevated location; just a few minutes chauffeur drive from central Morzine. Competent skiers can ski in from the Morzine side of the valley via a short stretch of gentle off-piste. The chalet enjoys easy access to Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz that all form part of the gigantic Portes du Soleil – one of the largest ski areas in the world.
This iper-refined Chalet is perfectly located near the slopes of La Princesse and provides to its guest a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Its style is elegant but in line with the Architectural Mountain Style. It comprises two en-suite bedrooms and two double rooms.
You will appreciate both the interior, which was treated in great detail, both the beautiful sight you can enjoy from the living room on slopes and mountains.
Chalet Silky spreads over two floors for a total living surface of 163 m2 . On the first floor a wide livingroom, dining room, kitchen, one double bedroom ensuite and one guest toilet. On the second floor two double bedrooms with shared bathroom. On the ground floor a hall, a relaxation room with sauna, TV room, laundry and garage. The Chalet gives immediate access to the slopes.
Zen Penthouse, Zermatt
Penthouse Zen is situated adjacent to Chalet Zen in the same discreet location just 100m from the piste and main lift up to the glacier. With uninterrupted views of the Matterhorn, Penthouse Zen provides access to all Zermatt and Cervinia ski areas yet is merely a short stroll into the village.
The apartment can accommodate 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom with study area opens onto the south facing balcony with stunning Matterhorn views. There is an en-suite bathroom with large Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. The two double bedrooms share a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower. There is a very large family style living room with bar, open plan kitchen and dining area, also opening onto the balcony running the length of the apartment.
Daily cleaning and a mid-week linen change is included, making Penthouse Zen the perfect choice for guests needing housekeeping but preferring to take advantage of Zermatt ‘s wonderfully varied restaurants, bars and night life. Or combine Chalet and Penthouse if your party is larger than 8-10 guests.
Chalet Hereuse, Geneva
Chalet Hereuse will seduce you with its extremely well decorated furniture and with its spacious living areas. It boasts an ideal location too, being located at the very border of the slopes of the “Etoile” on the massif of the Le Jaillet.
It can host up to 8 adults and 6 children providing them all the comforts they can wish for as the Wellness Area equipped with an indoor Jacuzzi, an hammam and a gym.
Ground Floor: entrance hall, children bedroom with four single beds opened on a room with twin/double
bedroom ensuite, double bedroom ensuite, tv corner, laundry, ski room with toilets, wellness area
with gym room, indoor jacuzzi and hammam. First Floor: living room with access to the kitchen, bar area,
living room with fireplace, dining room with balcony access and covered terrace, double bedroom with tv
and shower room, guests toilets. Second Floor: double/twin bedroom ensuite; master bedroom ensuite
with tv and balcony access; double bedroom ensuite
Chalet Nimbus sits in an enviable location, equally well placed for accessing both the ski lifts and St Anton town centre. The Rendl lift is a short 600 metre walk from the chalet and the Galzig lift 900 metres away. The vibrant resort centre with its abundance of fabulous shops, restaurants and bars is approximately 700 metres from the chalet.
As you would expect from chalets of this calibre, there is no need walk anywhere in ski boots. A mini-bus service will operate at set times morning and late afternoon. Each morning the Skiworld minibus service will whisk you to the centre of town to our appointed hire shop to don your boots, warm from a night on the heaters. Just steps away from the Galzig lift and 300 metres (approx.) from the ski school meeting point, you’ll now be ready to head up the mountain for a sensational day of St Anton skiing.
Arriving at chalet Nimbus, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re arriving on the set of a James Bond movie, with just a lift entrance visible from the main road, which will take you into the “super stylish hideaway”. Chalet Nimbus is a luxurious 10 person chalet. The perfect balance of traditional alpine and contemporary looks, the sleek, cosmopolitan exterior of Nimbus is complimented by cosy timber and local stone interiors. With fantastic views of the Rendl Mountain, this is the ideal spot for watching the first skiers of the day cruise down the home run while you tuck into a hearty cooked breakfast.
The five spacious en suite bedrooms are spread over two floors. All come with high specification shower rooms and superb mountain views. Four bedrooms open onto Juliette balconies, perfect for watching the glowing sunset after an exhilarating day on the mountain. Enjoy freshly made canapés each evening in the airy open plan sitting and dining area, where you’ll have pre-dinner drinks before your sumptuous four course dinner.
Balegia Penthouse, Austria
Balegia Penthouse occupies the top floor of the prestigious Balegia building. It is located only a 2 minute walk to the Schlosskpf chairlift and 7 minutes or 3 minute drive into the town centre. The exclusive shops and restaurants are also just a short walk away.
Balegia Penthouse is a stunning apartment located within the Balegia residence. This luxury apartment sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms and is spacious, stylish and designed with contemporary Alpine touches.
You’ll enter the apartment into a central hallway. From here you will find the welcoming and impressive master bedroom. Designed with the utmost attention-to-detail the master bedroom is a true haven of luxury. There are two further twin/double bedrooms, both beautifully lit and finished with carefully selected splashes of colour and bold, luxurious fabrics giving them an inviting and calm, yet sophisticated feel.
Off the hallway, nestled in-between the two twin/double bedrooms, you will find a homely bunk room. Ideal for children but with enough room for two friends. All bedrooms are complete with en-suite bathrooms and can be configured as twin or double beds.
Moving through the hallway you will find the fabulous open plan living area. The living area delights with modern design features from its stunning light fixtures which stylishly hang above the generous dining table. The state-of-the-art, central fire place creates a fabulous post-ski alpine ambience. It provides the perfect place to entertain and socialise.
Step outside onto the spacious balcony to enjoy some special moments with your friends or family, taking in the fresh alpine air whilst watching the sun slowly dip down behind the majestic mountains.
The apartment comes complete with its own private laundry facilities. Guests also have access to a wonderful shared ski room with heated boot warmers.
Chalet Sirocco, Verbier
Completed in the autumn of 2014, Sirocco is the spectacular brand new chalet in the Sonalon area of Verbier. Perched high on the side of the mountain the chalet has been finished with immaculate style and elegance. The location is exceptional offering breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks and the valley below. The Medran lift is a 5 minute drive and Savoleyres a 3 minute drive. Place Centrale is approximately 7 minute drive.
A truly astounding chalet, every detail has been taken care of to create the ultimate alpine residence. This stunning property spans over four floors and sleeps eight people in four luxurious bedrooms. The living and entertaining areas are sumptuous and spacious with plenty of outdoor space to relax in the warmer spring months. The spectacular spa and entertainment zone is spread over the ground floor which offers one of the most luxurious in-chalet spa experiences in the Alps.
You enter the chalet on the first floor onto one of the two sleeping floors. Here you will find the master bedroom which can be made up as a twin or super king. This bedroom has contemporary en-suite bathroom with separate shower. French windows open out onto a spacious terrace from where you can enjoy the spectacular views. There is a further twin/double bedroom also with an en-suite bathroom and French windows opening out onto the terrace. Both these bedrooms have flat screen TV’s and the chalet is equipped with the latest sound and entertainment systems.
Moving upstairs the first floor is home to the wonderful open plan living and dining area. Floor to ceiling French windows open out onto the large wrap around terrace, the perfect spot to sit back in the warm fur covered chairs and watch the sun go down. In the evening enjoy a glass of champagne in front of the roaring fire whilst the bright lights of Verbier create a spectacular backdrop in the distance. The dining room sits 10 people comfortably. The well-equipped kitchen is closed off allowing maximum privacy whilst you enjoy dinner. Also on this floor is the ski room with heated boot warmers, and a guest toilet.
The top floor is home to two further bedrooms, one twin/double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and one double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Both have French windows which open out onto small private balconies.
The ground floor spa provides an intimate, indulgent environment with magnificent facilities. The indoor pool with waterfall is the main feature surrounded by loungers allowing you to relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of your own home. A wonderful indoor hot tub allows you to soothe aching muscles, whilst there is also a hammam and sauna. Separate treatment rooms provide in-chalet pampering and massages to be in complete privacy. There is also a small kitchen & bar where your staff can prepare drinks and spa snacks whilst you relax.
Moving through to the entertainment area you pass the wine cave with floor to ceiling glass and arrive in the cosy cinema room with Apple TV and a large selection of movies.
Chalet du Crêt, Val d’Isere
Chalet du Crêt is situated in private grounds and boasts its own charming 17th century chapel. The chalet is located in the exclusive enclave of Le Crêt, one of the oldest and most traditional parts of the village. A stone’s throw from the village centre, the chalet is right in the mix of everything that is happening in Val d’Isère. The surrounding Espace Killy ski area provides a vast amount of world class skiing for all abilities. Chalet Du Cret is a short stroll or chauffeured drive from the centre of the village and under a one minute drive to the main lift hub.
Chalet du Crêt is an elegant Alpine retreat. Once a cheese farm run by local monks, the chalet dates back to as early as 1632. Some of the chalet’s original features have been lovingly preserved, including the beautiful chapel that nestles in the garden: age old stone and rustic timbers blend effortlessly with works of modern art, combining to create one of Val d’Isère’s true jewels.
The chalet is undergoing a full refurbishment of its soft furnishings in time for the 17/18 season. In particular all the bedrooms will be upgraded and given and elegant, modern twist. The living area and TV rooms will also be revamped to add additional style and comfort. The addition of a kids TV den featuring grass floors and climbable walls will provide the ultimate hideaway for kids during the evenings.
The living area is both spacious and cosy with a double height ceiling and a mezzanine above. At one end there is an open fire, in the middle a comfortable seating area and bar and closest to the kitchen, a dining table with space for twelve guests. The exposed beams, stonework and brushed wall panels provide an alpine theme for your stay.
The chalet sleeps twelve guests in six spacious ensuite bedrooms. The rooms can all be made up as super-king doubles or twins to give flexibility for different groups. All rooms are of a similar size and quality, with small differences in the new décor to give each room character.
The chalet’s facilities afford every possible comfort, so whether you’re returning to the chalet after a day on the hill or after discovering Val d’Isère’s boutiques, the large outdoor hot tub, sauna and steam are the ideal tonic. A selection of sledges and games will also offer endless entertainment for the children. With two staff and one chauffeured 4×4 minibus, Chalet du Crêt is a haven for skiers and non-skiers alike.
The Panorama Suite, Gstaad
Nestled in an exclusive hill top area in Oberbort, The Alpina Gstaad is 3 km from the main ski lift and 12 km from the beautiful Lauenensee lake.
Forming part of the grand The Alpina Gstaad Hotel, our Panorama Suite sets the bar for a new idea of Alpine luxury. The 400m² duplex apartment has three bedrooms over two floors, and offers superb views both to the north and the south. The rooms flow naturally into one other, and centre around a huge main living room adorned with a grand fireplace and floor-to-ceiling chimney piece.
In the style of an elegant residence in the Alps, the lounge opens out onto a large, private terrace. On the other side, hidden from view, is a kitchen that allows guests to prepare their own meals in the suite.
The sumptuous master bedroom has its own balcony, fireplace, walk-in dressing room, and bathroom – equipped with a large, free-standing bath, over-sized shower heads, and a television screen built into the mirror. The Onyx wall sconces glow dramatically against the marble-clad walls.
A grand staircase leads up to the top floor of the suite, where the skylights frame the mountain peaks perfectly. Here guests will find their own private spa, jacuzzi, fitness and massage area, another fireplace, and a bedroom with classic timber latticework and its own veranda.
Chalet Zibline, Megeve
Located a short walk from the center of Megève, 100m from ski bus to Mont dArbois or 5 minutes walk to Chamois.
Chalet Zibline is decorated like a tale from One Thousand and One Nights. It will delight shopping lovers, enthusiasts of gourmet restaurants and festive events. Lovers of the outdoors will also enjoy the Chemin du Calvaire leading to Mont d’Arbois.
The basement has a laundry room and separate entertainment area with open fireplace, library and TV room.
Moving upstairs guests will be spoilt with a spacious living room and open fireplace below a double height ceiling and statement chandelier. The fully equipped kitchen has a bar area perfect for pre-dinner canapes. There are large windows opening onto a terrace and garden area with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and a quaint chapel. This floor also has a boiler room with boot warmers, perfect after a days skiing.
The first floor has a mezzanine allowing access to the balcony. There are a further three en-suite bedrooms including a master bedroom with access to a balcony, TV space and large lounge/library with a fireplace.
There is Outdoor jacuzzi with a view of the mountains.
Chalet Cody, Megeve, France
Ski in/Ski out located at the edge of the Mont d’Arbois ski slopes and in close proximity to Megeve centre being only 5 minutes by car.
Cody is a charming ski in/ski out chalet sleeping up to 10 guests comfortably. The ground floor has a relaxation area with steam room and a separate TV area, perfect for children to unwind in after a day on the slopes. There is garage parking and also laundry facilities to use throughout your stay. This floor has a double en-suite bedroom with small self-contained kitchenette.
There is a further double en-suite bedroom on the garden floor which sits alongside the living room with warm open fireplace. This area leads out onto a large terrace with stunning mountain views. There is a separate fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
The top floor features further double and twin en-suite bedrooms plus the master suite. All bedrooms are bright and spacious with a true chalet theme using natural woods and colours.