The most amazing chalets for your next ski holiday
The best places for your stay on the slopes.EDGAR staff January 15, 2015
Christmas has long since passed and the countdown to summer is officially on, but that doesn't mean that there's not still time for a winter sports break.
This time of the year is perfect skiing season at some of the world's top locations, so what are you waiting for? Pack your stuff and head off to one of these exclusive resorts. Just make sure you get your skiing etiquette right before you go...
Chalet N, Oberlech, Austria From a personal chef and personal butler to make sure you're always well looked after, to a private chauffeur service and heated in-house ski depot to take care of your equipment, every little detail is taken care of if you stay at the Chalet N.
Set in a beautiful corner of the Alps with guaranteed snow and a wealth of challenging ski runs, the location is almost as good as the flawless service. Details: visit chalet-n.com
Chalet Husky, Val d’Isere, France
Guaranteed to be unlike any ski resort you've ever come across, the Chalet Husky takes serviced accommodation to never-before-seen levels of luxury and opulence.
Up to 14 guests staying in seven en-suite bedrooms can enjoy an expansive spa area, featuring swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and massage rooms, and a games room with indoor climbing, archery and rifle shooting. Just make sure you at least spend some time out on the slopes... Details: visit scottdunn.com
Hotel Jerome, Aspen, USA
A retreat for the rich and famous, Aspen is blessed with some of the elite hotels in the world, and the newly renovated Hotel Jerome has all the style and sophistication to stand up there with the best of them.
The Jerome offers its guests luxury SUV transportation to the slops and on-mountain storage for all your gear. And for those who're all about the apres-ski scene, the Old West-style J Bar serves as a social hotspot for the whole town. Details: visit hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com
The Chedi, Andermatt, Switzerland
The only property to be located in Andermatt's old town, The Chedi oozes luxury, style and opulence from every inch of petrified wood, Belgian slate, smooth leather, silk and fur that make up its immaculate and tasteful interiors.
The area is a real haven for winter sports fans, with skiing, cross-country skiing, curling and ice-skating all available nearby. If you're a serious skiing enthusiast, the new cable car system offers easy access to the 3,000-metre Gemsstock Mountain slope. Details: visit thechedi-andermatt.com
Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland
The Carlton Hotel is all about class and elegance, as each of the 60 spacious suites and junior suites bears the light and airy feel that interior designer Carlo Rampazzi is famous for.
Sitting more than 1,850 metres above sea level in the famous skiing institution that is St. Moritz, the hotel is perfectly placed for the world-famous St. Moritz Olympic ski runs and extensive cross-country ski trails. Details: visit en.carlton-stmoritz.ch
Chalet Brickell, Megeve, France
It sounds ridiculous, but the thing that initially caught our eye about Chalet Bricknel (main image), was the underground car park. It’s not because we’re easily pleased either, just look at it! It looks more like a contemporary art space than somewhere to park your SUV.
A pop art version of Steve McQueen presides over space for jeeps, limos or even a number of hummers (hummi?). Found in the Rhones-Alpes region of southeastern France, the commune of Megeve is utterly stunning, and the chalet (as you would imagine, you’ve seen the car park right?) is catered to your every need.
Designed by at team of Italian artisans, the oak floors add real elegance when combined with the modern, often custom-made, furniture. When it comes to entertainment off the slopes, you’re spoiled for choice, with a cinema, gym, wine cellar, and nightclub. You would hope it’s one that you’re guaranteed to get lucky in. Your house, your rules, can’t argue with that.
Finally, if you’re still struggling, just have a quiet word with one of you members of staff. A driver, fitness instructor, chef, and concierge are on hand as and when you need them. Details: visit brickell-luxury-chalet-megeve.com