With many of us being denied the opportunity to hit the slopes last season, the 2021/22 ski season is looking set to be a busy one as the desire to experience fresh powder, mountain air and mouth-watering alpine cuisine is stronger than ever. With this in mind we have picked out five luxury ski chalets that will ensure you have your best ski holiday yet.
Chalet Rock, Verbier (Switzerland)
For mesmerising mountain views, look no further than the stunning Chalet Rock tucked away in a quiet corner of Verbier. Sleeping 10 guests, Chalet Rock is the ideal mountain getaway for a family holiday with light and spacious living areas and amenities to keep all ages entertained. Whilst the teens hang out in the TV room complete with pool table and games consoles, the grown-ups can unwind in the outdoor hot tub. Afterwards, the whole family can enjoy a movie in the cinema room whilst a highly experienced team of chalet staff take care of your every need.
Chalet Le Rocher, Val d’Isere (France)
Just a short stroll from the resort centre is Chalet Le Rocher, a magnificent property that is ideal for large groups. From the spacious living area with ancient wooden beams, private bar perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail, to the indoor swimming pool and rock-walled massage room, this chalet has everything you could possibly want in a luxury mountain retreat. Enjoy a glass of champagne under the starry skies in the outdoor hot tub or relax in the spa with a movie; the options are endless.
ZEMS Lodge, Morzine (France)
If you appreciate striking interior design then this architectural gem is sure to hit the spot. Ideally located close to the centre of the resort and the ski lifts, ZEMS Lodge is ideal for skiers and non-skiers alike. Enjoy epic views from the swings on the balcony, relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace or jam together on the selection of musical instruments in the bar. Relaxation is taken care of in the form of a spectacular swim spa jacuzzi on the vast south-facing terrace, a glass-fronted sauna and dedicated treatment room. With space for eight adults and six children, this chalet has the perfect set-up to keep the whole group amused for days.
Chalet Lena, St Anton (Austria)
Brand new in 2020, this stylish and sophisticated chalet offers luxury in abundance. A spacious open plan living and dining area with a central fireplace provides the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the Arlberg. However, the main highlight has to be the wellness area which takes up an entire floor and includes a Finnish and Bio sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym and treatment room, not forgetting an incredible indoor-outdoor swimming pool. With nine bedrooms providing stunning views across the valley and a team of staff ready to attend to your every need, this opulent mountain escape is perfect for the ultimate family celebration or reunion with friends.
Casa Feroze, Alta Badia (Italy)
If skiing in the Dolomites is on your bucket list (and if it’s not it should be), then Casa Feroze is the place to stay. Located in the centre of Colfosco, just 40m from the piste and a short stroll from the shops and restaurants, the chalet offers easy access to the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit and is convenient for non-skiers too. Cosy and welcoming, the chalet has a striking wood-burning fireplace surrounded by comfy sofas and floor-to-ceiling windows which provide a gateway to the dramatic Dolomite views. A cosy “stube” TV area with sheepskin beanbags welcomes you home after a day’s skiing and there’s a sauna to ease any aches and pains too. Five bedrooms allows room for 10 people to enjoy a relaxing and laid-back holiday in this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site.