Europe’s Best Luxury Ski Chalets in 2014/15
BY - Tim Latimer, 22 August 2019, ARTICLES
BY - Tim Latimer, 22 August 2019, ARTICLES
Anna Sampson, Sales Manager at Firefly Collection picks her favourite Alpine retreats of the 2014 season.
Read more for inspiration on the most exclusive and luxurious chalets in Europe.
BEST NEW CHALETS IN 2014/15
Perched high above Verbier village, the Chalet Alpine Estate is a true lifestyle retreat sleeping large groups of up to 24 people. Two super lux chalets Chalet Sirocco and Chalet Norte connect via a small courtyard to form a property to surpass any five star hotel. With over 1500m2 of space including two indoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, two spa areas and a cinema room, there is plenty of space for all the family to spread out and relax.
Chalet Husky is undoubtedly one of the most impressive new luxury chalets on the market this season. The ultra modern interior design and internal garden, complete with palm tree, make a real statement, designed to wow. Fabulous facilities include an indoor infinity pool, climbing wall and spa area with Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym. And with kids clubs, nannies and an all day driver service available what more could you need?
Chalet White Ace, Gstaad, Switzerland
Nestled in the pretty village of Gstaad in Switzerland, Chalet White Ace is a haven of quiet sophistication. The chic living room with sumptuous soft furnishings and generous dining area offer ample space for relaxation. There’s a state of the art cinema room and library, plus a fabulous spa area with hammam, steam room and gym. With access to over 250 km of interconnected piste Gstaad has risen in popularity for the 2014/15 season, we recommend booking early to ensure availability in this chalet.
BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS
Chalet Le Chardon, Val d’Isere is the perfect Alpine playground for large groups with seating for 20 in the dining room, two large living rooms with spectacular views and a cinema room. Outside a fabulous private outdoor swim spa and 2 hot tubs await, as well as a vast deck littered with couches and outdoor heaters.
Confident skiers can ski in and out of the chalet, alternatively an all-day driver service ensures getting to the slopes or the shops is an easy affair.
Having stayed in this chalet this season I can guarantee you will be extremely well looked after and the food is truly delicious. The chalet gets booked up quickly so we recommend enquiring early.
BEST FOR FAMILIES
Less than a minutes’ walk from the Les Almes piste the Chalet Opale is a beautiful home from home with private outdoor hot tub and chic modern Alpine interior. There is a family suite in the chalet, which is perfect for those with two young children. Tignes is excellent for high snowsure skiing from early December all the way through till May and tends to be more economical than the neighbouring Val d’Isere.
BEST FOR SHEER LUXURY
In a league of its own, the ski-in/ski-out Chalet N in Oberlech has 20 staff to cater to your every whim. The opulent surroundings easily surpass even the finest five star hotel, with two living areas, large indoor bar and an outdoor terrace with ice bar and sunken fire pit. The exquisite spa area has a large indoor swimming pool, two outdoor jacuzzis, Finnish sauna, hay sauna, steam bath and fitness room. On site you will be pampered by the resident hair stylist and beauty therapists, offering the latest luxury treatments. And it doesn’t stop there…each bedroom suite is vast and designed with ultimate luxury in mind, with a private seating area and walk in closet.
Chalet Seven, Crans Montana, Switzerland
Run like the finest of five star hotels by a team of impeccably trained hospitality professionals, Chalet Seven is simply awe inspiring. Designed with kids both old and young in mind the chalet boasts fantastic facilities including: a state of the art cinema room, gym, wine cellar, living room with large private bar and games room with billiards table and table football.
At the heart of Chalet Seven is a spa of mesmerizing proportions. Dip into the eight metre steel-tiled indoor pool with its massage therapy bubbles or luxuriate in the outdoor 24 seater gold plated Jacuzzi. Therapists are on hand to offer the latest treatments and massage therapies. With his and hers changing rooms, two relaxation areas, a sauna with external snow pit, hammam, and tropical rain massage shower, you really will never want to leave.
BEST FOR SPA FACILITIES
Chalet Spa combines the discrete service of a boutique hotel with the exclusivity of a private luxury chalet. Representative of its name the chalet feels like a tranquil haven of serenity, with ample space for large groups to spread out and unwind.
After an invigorating day on the mountains, relax beneath a galaxy of stars in the spa areas vast 10m swimming pool or sooth tired limbs in the cedar wood hot tub on the terrace or outdoor Jacuzzi with massage jets. Retreat to the private treatment room for a hot stone massage or rejuvenating facial.
But perhaps the most fun aspect of Chalet Spa Verbier is the transport. Not only do you have a seven-seater Mercedes people carrier to ferry you around, but there is also a Polaris Ranger dune buggy to whizz you to the lifts or in to town.
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