Purple Ski, the premier luxury chalet operator, has revealed its top chalet choices across the French Alps that are available to book this season. Combine these alpine retreats with Purple Ski’s outstanding service and gourmet quality cuisine and it’s the makings of a truly unforgettable winter escape.
Offering an exceptional portfolio of the finest luxury catered ski chalets across Méribel, Courchevel and Val d’Isère, each chalet within the bespoke collection – sleeping from eight up to 20 people – has been carefully hand-picked and offers first-class facilities and distinctive personality.
Guests of Purple Ski will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and afternoon tea each day and an extravagant four-course dinner six evenings out of seven, exquisitely prepared by a private chef. Fine chateau and Domaine-bottled wines and unlimited champagne are also on offer to tantalise palettes.
All chalets have access to a full team of staff, daily housekeeping, an in-chalet ski and boot fitting service and a private chauffeured minibus, as well as a dedicated concierge service, to cater to every guest’s wish. From organising private airport and helicopter transfers to restaurant reservations, ski lessons childcare and the unique experiences which make a holiday extra special.
Chalet Arolla, Méribel 1650 *New, Sleeps 10, Steam room, Outdoor jacuzzi
New this winter, the luxurious Chalet Arolla is perfectly located in Méribel 1600 with easy access to the renowned Three Valleys, the largest integrated skiing area in the world.
The recently renovated alpine property marries the traditional and the modern and comprises five ensuite bedrooms, a spacious open plan living, dining and bar area with breath-taking views, an indoor steam room and superb outdoor jacuzzi, as well as a cosy TV snug where loved ones can hunker down after an active day on the piste.
A seven-night stay at Chalet Arolla, Meribel starts from €19,250 on a catered basis. For more information and to book, please visit www.purpleski.com/chalets/arolla/
Chalet Lapin Blanc, Méribel Chaudanne *Sleeps 14 + 1, Ski-in Ski-out, Outdoor hot tub, Enviable location
Nestled in the heart of Méribel and boasting enviable views of the mountain and valley, this ski-in, ski-out chalet is one of the most luxurious and best located in the valley.
A mere stone’s throw from the resort’s main lift centre and ski school meeting points, the striking Lapin Blanc is beautifully furnished throughout with local wood and stone and peppered with British and French aesthetics. Key features include seven large ensuite rooms, an enormous sitting and dining room with central log fire, mezzanine study area, cinema room with bar, sauna and an outdoor hot tub on a secluded private south-facing balcony.
A seven-night stay at Chalet Lapin Blanc, Meribel starts from €43,330 on a catered basis. For more information and to book, please visit https://www.purpleski.com/chalets/lapin_blanc/
Chalet Iona, Le Villard, Les Allues, Méribel Valley *Sleeps 12 + 3 (India) + 5 (William), Outdoor Jacuzzi, Private, Great for large Groups
Set in its own secluded orchards, Chalet Iona offers unparalleled views across 13 pretty villages and settlements – stretching towards the Vanoise National Park and the magnificent Grand Bec mountain. Perfect for large groups, Iona has an annexe property for use; Chalet India and can also be joined with Chalet William, accommodating up to 20 guests in total.
Completely rebuilt in 2017, there are two charming yet stylish master bedrooms and four twin or double guest rooms. The entrance opens into a large, high ceilinged living dining area featuring a dramatic, suspended fireplace and a huge, hand-made oak dining table close to the large east-facing panoramic windows. A second spacious living room on the lower level with board games, large screen TV and an extensive selection of vinyl records are on offer for guests to enjoy along with the sauna and outdoor hot tub.
A seven-night stay at Chalet Iona, Meribel starts from €29,880 on a catered basis. For more information and to book, please visit https://www.purpleski.com/chalets/iona/
Chalet Inoko, Val d’Isère *Sleeps 12 + 2, Private wellness area including indoor pool and sauna, Outdoor hot tub, Great for families
Overlooking Val d’Isère, Inoko’s location tucked away in the trees is immensely private and yet just a short, chauffeured minibus ride from the snow front and the resort’s famous shopping and restaurant scene.
Commanding splendid views and a snowy forest backdrop, Inoko seamlessly blends traditional alpine touches with a modern design and state-of-the-art facilities. The stunning chalet comprises six elegant bedrooms – two of which form a connected family suite along with an adjoining children’s bunk room – a sumptuous wellness area with indoor pool, sauna, massage and relaxation area, spacious dining and living areas and a TV room. Outside on the terrace, a sunken hot tub and seating area with fire pit offers the perfect place from which to admire the views.
A seven-night stay at Chalet Inoko, Val D’Isere starts from €45,420 on a catered basis. For more information and to book, please visit https://www.purpleski.com/chalets/inoko/
Chalet Margaux, Courchevel 1850 *Sleeps 12+ 2, Ski-in Ski-out, Gated Community, Central location
Chalet Margaux boasts a highly enviable location in central Courchevel 1850. With a central ski-in ski-out position beside the Cospilot piste, the chalet still somehow feels secluded, hidden amongst the trees in the secure gated community of Le Hameau de Bellecôte.
Margaux’s hand painted interior décor and traditional wood features lend it a timeless and charming elegance and its ornately carved wraparound balconies offer stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The homely retreat features six ensuite bedrooms, an additional master suite complete with lobby, study and bathroom, an inviting living and dining area with large fireplace, TV room, indoor hot tub and a well-appointed bar.
A seven-night stay at Chalet Margaux, Courchevel starts from €52,900 on a catered basis. For more information and to book, please visit https://www.purpleski.com/chalets/margaux/