These luxury ski chalets are sure to please seasoned skiers and ski bunnies alike.
Chalet N, Oberlech, Austria
This gorgeous chalet is the most expensive in the world but you won’t see that in any of its marketing material. This location specialises in discretion and catering to a high-end clientele, who like to keep a low profile.
Situated at 1,660m in Oberlech, above the glamorous resort of Lech with incredible views of the world famous Arlberg Massif hotel, the 10-suite abode features a sitting room complete with bar, mountain-view dining room, fondue room, wine tasting cellar, cinema, a gargantuan spa and an ice bar. The main draw of Chalet N is the impeccable service and a staff team of 35, chosen from 600 applicants, is on hand to ensure each guest’s stay is flawless from start to finish.
From $275,000 per week in mid-season, www.chalet-n.com
Chalet Eagle’s Nest, Val D’Isere, France
This chalet, nestled in a quiet Alpine farming village of Val D’Isere, is popular among rockstars and royalty. One thing that distinguishes Eagle’s Nest is its authenticity. Constructed from antique timbers, every piece of furniture and every painting has been carefully selected for its Alpine heritage.
Spread over four floors, the spacious living room is ideal for large groups and has vaulted ceilings, ample sofa space, a log fireplace and large sunny balconies. A separate mezzanine with flat screen and games consoles is perfect for a quiet day inside. Soak up the breathtaking views and a crackling log fire while dining on gourmet fare prepared by a private chef.
From $3,350 per week, www.scottdunn.com
Chetzeron, Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Chetzeron is so high up Crans-Montana in southwestern Switzerland, you can be sure you’re away from the crowds. A former gondola station and restaurant, the hotel can only be accessed by ski, on foot or snowmobile. At 2,112m above sea level, the 16 rooms and suites have panoramic views of the Rhone Valley and majestic Alpine peaks, from Matterhorn to Mont Blanc.
There are plenty of spots to take in the views with three levels of terraces furnished with hammocks and sun loungers, an outdoor pool, private and public bars and an Alpine restaurant serving local and seasonal cuisine, along with regional Valais wines.
From $450 per night, www.chetzeron.ch