Millionaire ski chalets.
If you are looking for the coolest, most luxurious designer chalets on the slope’s we take a look at the winners of the 2016 World ski awards. Aimed at the most discerning of skiers where cost isn’t an object, these ski chalets offer the ultimate in exclusive mountain living.
Best luxury ski chalet – France
Chalet Mont Tremblant in Meribel
Winner of the 2016 best ski chalet in France, Mont Tremblant is the ultimate ski chalet in style and design. This is Meribel’s most luxurious chalet and sits in its own grounds in the heart of Méribel. Designed by Stephane Couyoumdjian this spacious chalet is set in 600 square metres of luxurious surroundings with a particular attention to detail. The chalet is full of all the state of the art technology you could wish for but retains a wonderful alpine charm with old style wood and beige walls throughout.
In daytime the huge floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to flood through the chalet and afford the amazing views over the mountains. At night the chalet takes on a different feel and becomes a warm and cosy place to unwind and relax. Warm yourself by the open fire, watch a film in the cinema room or play a game of pool in the chalets own bar. You also have the heated outdoor pool and the hot tub where you can soak your aches away while enjoying the stunning views.
All the chalets six bedrooms are individually designed with a beautiful mix of old style wood and contemporary features such as plasma TVs and modern fireplaces. All rooms have luxurious bathrooms with separate baths and invigorating monsoon showers. The master bedroom is the real star of the show though. Taking up the whole of the first floor this master suite has huge double height windows leading to the balcony where you can enjoy the spectacular views and a huge bathroom with walk in shower.
Costs – approx from £15,000 per week
Best luxury ski chalet – Austria
Nestling in the exclusive enclave of Oberlech sits chalet Uberhaus, winner of Austria’s best ski chalet at the 2016 World ski awards. With breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks, this ski-in and ski-out chalet is one of Lech’s most prestigious luxury properties.
The height of alpine chic, the chalet combines traditional materials with contemporary design and sumptuous soft furnishings to create a very elegant and sophisticated mountain retreat. The location right next to the piste means you can ski from the door or watch all the action on the piste from the slope side hot tub.
This designer chalet has a cool and contemporary design with lots of luxurious touches. All five bedrooms have luxury bathrooms and some are set up as family suites with bunks. The master suite is huge with a seating area and dressing room.
As well as the outdoor hot tub other facilities include a cinema room where you can chill in the evenings and watch the latest movies. There is a wine cave boasting a selection of fine wines and a snooker table. The wellness area has a sauna, a steamroom and a massage treatment room where you can arrange a masseur to visit. The chalet comes with a team on hand including chalet manager, executive chef and chauffuer.
Costs - from £35,000 per week
Best luxury ski chalet – Italy
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge
Quite simply one of the most unique ski chalets in Europe. Lovingly restored by its passionate owners, San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge affords supreme levels of service in the most idyllic haven on earth. Set in an idyllic private estate nestled into the Dolomite mountains, you’d be hard pushed to find a more magical retreat.
From the moment you step foot into the Lodge’s resplendent entrance you feel you have been transported back to a bygone era. Cunningly achieved through the impeccable attention to detail bestowed by its owners, Stefano and Giorgia, evidence of the former regal residents of this hunting lodge are everywhere. From the original farming antiques hanging from the domed ceilings of the entrance hallway to the cosy authentic alpine stube heating the once parlour now exquisite dining room.
The lodge has just four bedrooms which are all different and offer a quiet sanctuary with views over the forest or valleys. You will really feel at home here and you even have the choice of dining when you choose and you can pop down to the wine cellar at any time to pick out your own wines.
When you want to relax after a day on the slopes you can jump in the outdoor hot tub with amazing mountain views. Or you may prefer the Finnish sauna, Turkish bath or indoor whirlpool.
The slopes are a 15 minute drive away but why drive when you can jump in a helicopter from the lodge that will whisk you up to the top of the slopes in just four minutes.
Costs – from £17,000 per week
Best luxury ski chalet – Switzerland
If James Bond had a ski chalet it would be the Zermatt Peak. Zermatt’s premier luxury chalet offering a simply stunning designer experience. The chalet sits in a prime position just minutes from the centre of Zermatt, enjoying breath-taking panoramic views across the entire village and mountain ranges.
Only the very highest quality natural materials and workmanship were used in designing and creating this chalet masterpiece. Designer inspired fixtures and fittings have been sourced from all over the world to deliver a unique and truly luxurious and stylish interior.
Chalet Zermatt Peak offers you every chance to relax and unwind after a long day on the slopes, enjoying exclusive use of the wellness area. Choose between a sauna and a steam bath followed by a soak in the Jacuzzi or a massage. A gym is also available for the more active guest.
Sit with friends and family around the open-fireplace and enjoy some music supplied by the most up to date sound systems or enjoy a movie in the cinema area. For those who wish to enjoy some quiet time, there is a separate library. Sit back, relax and unwind while your personal chef works his magic in the kitchen. Meals can be as formal or informal as you like and are sure to be the highlight of your week.
The chalets five double bedrooms are all stylishly decorated with their own private en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom suite covers an entire floor and benefits from a walk in bathroom, changing room and private Jacuzzi. Whichever room you get you can enjoy amazing Matterhorn or village views from the bedroom balconies.
Costs – from £40,000 per week
The prices are for the whole chalet but don’t include travel. If you want the ultimate exclusive ski chalet holiday for you and your family or friends speak to one of our luxury ski experts who will build a bespoke trip for you.
If your budget wont stretch to these chalets we can still offer lots of lovely five stay alternatives with a more moderate price tag. Check out a few examples here.