European Ski Chalets: Return to the slopes in style
With one and a half ski seasons lost, and the European summer behind us, our thoughts are turning again to the winter season. How we have missed the powder snow, the apres-ski sessions and tucking into Raclette after a long day in the slopes. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite European ski chalets for this winter from Italy and France to Switzerland and Austria.
Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat, Lech Reopens for the upcoming 2021 Winter Season
One of our favourite European Ski Chalets is Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat, set on the outskirts of the picture-perfect, chic Alpine town of Lech (nearest airports Zurich and Innsbruck) will reopen for the season on 3rd December 2021. The luxury boutique ski hotel has just 9 elegant suites, all with open fires and balconies (one with super bunk beds for small children) as well as a separate 4-bed private residence. It is the ultimate luxurious private hideaway in the most tranquil setting.
The highly-anticipated winter season opens in Lech on 3rd December, where the slopes, ski lifts and entertainment in one of the world’s largest ski areas will welcome both seasoned and new skiers back. With two state of the art ski lifts opening this winter, skiers will find fewer queues, thinner crowds and greater capacity on the slope: the perfect welcome back to Austria’s premier resort.
Stay 5, pay 4! Five nights. Includes breakfast, welcome Champagne, 4-course dinner, shuttle service to the ski lifts, heated locker in the ski room, minibar, and access to the spa. From € 2,760 in a Junior Suite. Valid from 09 January until 04 February 2022 and 06 March until 03 April 2022 for Sunday arrivals. On request and subject to availability.
Bring Your Laptop And Work (And Ski) From Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Italy
Courmayeur Mont Blanc, situated on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, has launched a brand-new smart working initiative designed to offer the ultimate balance of work, life and ski. The creative working initiative has been designed to provide city slickers, entrepreneurs, and creatives alike with a fresh perspective and healthier relationship with work. The traditional, yet sophisticated resort surrounded by spectacular scenery and is full of history and charm and new for this year, visitors are being invited to ‘live-like-a-local’ and experience their very own alpine office, with carefully tailored ‘workation stations’ now available. From Courmayeur’s HQ, digital nomads can enjoy the serenity of the majestic Mont Blanc, hit the slopes for some fresh mountain air and exercise, and ultimately experience a more motivated working relationship and healthier lifestyle – all year round.
Chalet Swiss Verbier, Switzerland
Located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Verbier, Chalet Swiss is right in the centre of the action, with stunning views from its penthouse position. The chalet is chic yet cosy, with the bedrooms lined with vintage pine. The living room features beautiful floor to ceiling double-height windows, opening onto the south-facing balcony with sheepskin covered chairs and private hot tub overlooking the valley. This gorgeous home also boasts a sauna, hammam, and plunge pool – a real treat after a day on the slopes. Breakfast, afternoon tea, canapes, drinks and dinners are offered to guests six days a week.
Sleeps: 14 people
Price: EUR 1,372 – 4,572 Per Night
Chalet Chester Courchevel 1850, France
Chalet Chester offers stunning mountain views, seven luxurious rooms and first-class service in France’s popular Courchevel – a resort that offers fantastic downhill and cross country skiing as well as hiking, snowshoeing and paragliding. The chalet’s use of reclaimed wood throughout, coupled with comfy furniture, and open fireplaces creates a cosy atmosphere, whilst the home cinema and games room offer that luxurious point of difference. Following a hard day on the slopes, the spa offers an oasis of relaxation with a large indoor heated pool, hammam and steam room as well as a fully equipped gym. Five-star, personalised service underpins all that Stay One Degree stands for, and guests staying at Chalet Chester can expect a concierge service, private chauffeur and gourmet chef.
Sleeps: 14 people
Price: EUR 7,143 – 21,429 Per Night
Chalet Sienna Zermatt, Switzerland
Chalet Sienna has a modern yet warm and cosy atmosphere and is situated in the heart of Zermatt – a resort offering skiing for all levels and hiking trails on your doorstep. The stylish use of reclaimed wood blends harmoniously with modern amenities such as a TV lounge and a grand piano. The seven bedroom chalet is filled with natural light pouring in from vast panoramic windows, offering views of the Matterhorn from the living and dining areas. After a day on the slopes, relax in Chalet Sienna’s private spa, which includes a sauna, hammam, steam room, massage room, a relaxation area as well as a fountain and black granite plunge pool with massage jets. With access to private chef and unlimited drinks, guests can kick back and relax after a long day on the slopes.
Sleeps: 14 people
Price: CHF 6,429 – 11,429 Per Night