The World’s Best Luxury Ski Chalets
BY - Tim Latimer, 18 May 2022, ARTICLES
BY - Tim Latimer, 18 May 2022, ARTICLES
If you want your ski chalet to knock you off your feet with ‘wow-factor’, and to give you a luxury holiday you will never forget, then luckily for you, there’s a new crop of increasingly spectacular luxury ski chalets. Some are the result of lavish makeovers, but most are bespoke, architect-designed new creations offering the finest ski experiences in the world.
These days you can take your pick of exclusive hotels in mountain locations, but it is the new super-chalets that provide the most sumptuously discrete experience. After all, when it comes to privacy and security, there’s nothing like a self-contained, well-run, luxury ski chalet. The superb facilities are solely for your use, and the dedicated team of staff works just for you. No wonder these are the favourite hideaways of those in the know.
Your time is precious, so having an excellent team of staff around you is a must, from chefs to housekeepers, butlers to nannies, chauffeurs and ski guides. The world’s best luxury ski chalets offer a bespoke service, providing you with all the highly trained people you need, as and when you need them. They are also easily adapted to accommodate your own staff too, making your life as smooth as possible.
Our most impressive chalets are equipped with several ground staff members. Chalet managers ensure the running of the chalet is up to standard, and can take care of any requests you may have throughout your stay.
During your meal times, you’ll barely need to lift a finger, as the chalet butlers will ensure your glass is always full! These ultimate chalets know the importance of delicious food from the moment you wake up, to the time you go to sleep, so do not spare any expenses on hiring a highly experienced chef. Sometimes you may even find yourselves being catered for by a Michelin star chef.
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The world’s best ski chalets, unsurprisingly, have more facilities than you could dream of! You certainly wouldn’t be bored if a white out stopped you from skiing one of the days.
It isn’t just huge indoor/outdoor swimming pools and outdoor hot tubs in these chalets. Oh no…you can expect private discos, private bars, waterfalls, rock-climbing walls, slides, archery rooms and you may even find an actual casino in your chalet!
The idea is that you are utterly “wowed” the entire stay. If you’re bringing the kids, it’s well worth looking out for the mega games rooms, like the one at Ultima Megeve (pictured below). They’ll be totally enthralled!
The most outstanding chalets are decorated by acclaimed interior designers, adorned with original and stylish works of art, and equipped with the very latest high tech gadgets. Take the unique Art Chalet in Courchevel for example. Here the VIP guests are pampered with first class service amidst a fabulous collection of stunning objets d’art and quirky designer pieces.
When staying in a chalet such as this, you’ll be sure to find well-known pieces of art throughout, Picasso and Warhol to name a couple. Sculptures, paintings, lithographies, drawings, even some of the light fixtures are art installations!
Location is of course fundamentally important because no matter how lovely the chalet, you don’t want to be in a second rate resort, or hemmed in by neighbours. You want world class skiing, designer boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants and an idyllic setting with amazing views.
Ski-in/Ski-out is a term I’m sure you’ve heard time and time again but sometimes elevated positions with epic views trump the ability to hop straight on the piste! Particularly, as nowadays, these chalets come with often 24hr in-resort drivers to whisk you away to the slopes within minutes.
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