We are officially entering the winter months, my absolute favourite! Ski gear at the ready, I can hear the mountains calling.
I love skiing and I grew up skiing after learning at school. There’s nothing quite like those long days on the slopes and evenings of hot chocolate by the chalet fireplace with your loved ones.
Here are the best luxury ski chalets around the world that you can get booking for this coming winter.
Named after Norwegian Olympic Gold Medal skier, Stein Eriksen, this 179-room lodge has apres-ski chic down to a T. Featuring all of the luxuries such as a 10,000 bottle on-site wine cellar and an award-winning spa, offering ski-specific treatments such as “Altitude Relief” infrared treatment and Mountain Healing foot massages.
Cheval Blanc Courchevel, France
Set in the heart of the French Alps, in the glamorous Garden Alpin of Courchevel, this gem is packed with the rich and famous and the ultimate place to ski and be seen. The lodge has 36-rooms and suites and direct access to the Trois Vallees, the world’s largest ski domain. All rooms have spacious living rooms and a terrace or balcony with stunning mountain views. Cheval Blanc also has its own two-Michelin-starred restaurant, a Guerlain spa, and a cigar lounge.
If you’re after an exclusive and secluded ski getaway, then this is the place for you. Yellowstone Club is located 20 miles north of Yellowstone National Park and the members-only ski resort is a favourite among A-list celebrities such as, Tom Brady, Ben Affleck, and Justin Timberlake, which explains why the club’s security is handled by former U.S. Secret Service Agents. Members and their guests can enjoy 2,200 acres of “private powder”, more than 100 trails of varying difficulty and 18 chairlifts all to themselves, as well as an 18-hole golf course, private dinner excursions and more.
This stunning lodge sleeps 26 people and is arguably the largest and most unique chalet available to rent in Verbier. The stylish and sumptuous properly also boasts its own spa, swimming pool and a team of 15 highly experienced staff to cater to your every need. Outside, an expansive decked terrace is the perfect place to sit and admire the stunning views of the Grand and Petit Combin, from one of the sun loungers or the large private hot tub. The chalet also has its own home cinema, resident massage therapist and driver service.
Le Coquelicot spans six luxurious floors that have all been designed to absolute perfection. The stunning chalet is located in the Nogentil area of Courchevel 1850 and boasts ski-in / ski-out access. With 6 en-suite bedrooms that are all designed to make you feel like royalty, the mansion also includes its own private chef, butler, and chauffeur. Other luxuries include a massage and spa area, cinema, gym, 32-foot indoor pool, and even a private mudroom with in-house ski and boot fitting service.