Eight of the Best Luxury Ski Holidays for This Winter

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by travel writers, Peter Hardy, Felice Hardy, The Daily Telegraph, September 15, 2017

From pampering in St Anton to out and out comfort in Val d’Isere - prepare to be spoilt rotten on these luxury ski holidays.

Unless otherwise stated, prices are per person for seven nights, based on two sharing a double or twin room and include half-board, flights and transfers.

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1. Only the best in Verbier, Switzerland

You’ll be able to choose from 10 complimentary house wines and two house Champagnes – Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and GH Mumm Cordon Rouge – throughout your stay in Chalet Pierre Avoi (available for exclusive use by a group of up to 14, plus two children). Located in the secluded Plan-Praz area of chic  Verbier, it has a panoramic terrace with fire pit, a dedicated room for massage and treatments, two sitting rooms, a sauna and an outdoor hot tub, plus trained chefs to cater for any dietary requests.

Need to know 

From £19,600 for the whole chalet, including a 24-hour driver service, through  Ski Verbier Exclusive .

2. Rustic luxury in Courchevel, France

La Colombe is a beautiful new boutique chalet in the heart of Courchevel 1850 . Set a short stroll from the town centre and the nearest piste, the property provides the ideal location for those wanting Trois Vallées skiing right on their doorstep. The chalet has been beautifully decorated and fuses modern luxury with rustic alpine charm; it makes a perfect retreat for families or a group of friends. Five en suite bedrooms sleep 10 people, and there’s a swimming-pool, cinema room, and a spectacular open-plan living/dining area. 

Need to know 

From €27,480 for the whole chalet (based on eight people sharing) through  Kaluma Travel . Flights and transfers not included.

Inside the luxury chalets of Courchevel

3. Luxury enclave in Val d’Isère, France

La Bergerie is one of a group of five Le Chardon Mountain Lodges all gathered in a luxurious cluster in the Le Legettaz district of Val d’Isère – this one is ski-in ski-out and set on the site of an ancient shepherd’s hut. The chalet has retained many of the original features, but fused them with cutting-edge facilities. Sleeps 12-13 in six doubles and one single room; extras include two outdoor hot tubs, a home cinema, and an in-resort chauffeur service.

Need to know

From £16,740 for the whole chalet including an open bar, with Chardon Mountain Lodges.

4. Contemporary space in St Anton, Austria

Far removed from the usual Heidi chalet, Artemis in the St Anton satellite of Nasserein, is a hip hexagonal box with four floors. On arrival in the entrance hall you are greeted by a vast statue of the Ancient Greek goddess that the chalet is named after. The quirky theme continues with six individually styled bedrooms all with gorgeous views, and there’s a wellness area with wet room, an indoor swimming-pool, a rainforest shower overlooking the mountains, and a home cinema.

Need to know 

From £2,200pp with Scott Dunn .

Step on board the €750,000-a-week heli-skiing superyacht

5. Favourite in the Dolomites, Italy

The Rosa Alpina in San Cassiano is charming and understated, has been owned by the Pizzinini family since 1940, and has one of the best restaurants in the area. The entrance hall has pine doors, the palest marble tiled floor, a vaulted ceiling, and human-sized distressed wood angels – minus their heads. The 62 bedrooms follow the same theme, with pale wood and a modern twist on traditional wood-carving: the headboards have stars and moons carved into them. Guests can choose from three restaurants including the Michelin-starred St Hubertus.

Need to know

From £2,164pp b&b with Ski Independence .

6. Family-friendly chalet in Morzine, France

Chalet Jejalp is a short 80-minute transfer from Geneva airport in Morzine, and full of delectable extras – making it a great base for active families. The chalet is built around a central atrium, which includes a double-height glass wine cellar spread over two floors. Sleeping 10 adults and four children, it also has several separate entertaining areas including a large living room with open fireplace. The cinema room is next to a fully stocked bar with pool table – but don’t worry, the bar can be closed off and hidden from children. The spa area has floor-to-ceiling windows and there’s also a gym.

Need to know

From £17,500 for the whole chalet with Consensio, including Champagne and spirits, and 4x4 chauffeur service.

7. One of the most luxurious chalets in Val d’Isère, France

Calistoga is the latest chalet to join the stable of Hip Hideouts, the luxury Val d’Isère specialist. The house, situated in the quiet Le Crêt quartier of the resort, was the former family home of the daughter of one of Val’s original families. It’s on the edge of the village and the views at sunset remain the best in the resort.

The giant sitting room has double-height ceilings, huge picture windows, lots of reclaimed timber and stone, along with rich fabrics. Five bedrooms, each with their own individually-designed bathroom, sleep 10 people. There’s also an eight-metre long pool with superb views of the valley.  Decoration is Alpine with a contemporary twist.

Need to know

From £12,500 for the whole chalet through  Hip Hideouts, excluding travel.

8. Heliskiing from the ultimate lodge in Revelstoke, Canada

Nothing says luxury quite like being whisked into the wilderness from your own helipad and returning to a five-star chalet to enjoy a private spa, cinema and gourmet food. Bighorn Lodge sits in the backwoods of British Columbia, Canada, at the base of Revelstoke’s lifts. It is owned by a pair of powder-obsessed Brits whose building expertise and passion for the mountains produced this pinnacle of accommodation.The eight guest suites are at least twice the size of those found in luxury chalets in the Alps. The spa area has a pool, gym, sauna, massage rooms and an outdoor hot tub. The quality of service and cuisine is extraordinary.

Need to know

From CAD$65,000 for up to 16 people for a week through  Bighorn Lodge, excluding travel. Selkirk Tangiers  offers private heliskiing on the nearby powder-covered peaks, from $14,480 CAD for a day with a private helicopter for eight people. 

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This article was written by travel writers, Peter Hardy and Felice Hardy from The Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to [email protected].

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