What constitutes a luxury winter retreat? Picture a luxury chalet in a remote or private location with impressive wellness facilities, a choice of entertainment, 5 star catered service and exceptional snowy mountain views. I think we’re close? Your imagination may have already taken you there, but let us make it a little more tangible by […]
The World Ski Awards is the equivalent of the TV industry’s BAFTA’s, the music industry’s GRAMMY’s and football’s FIFA Ballon d’Or.. (well nearly!). Okay, whilst not quite on the same scale, it certainly means a lot to the ski industry and the nominees. The prestigious awarding body, announced the winners of 2021 last week. We were honoured to be nominated for the 8th year to receive the award of the World’s Best Ski Travel Agent, and alongside our sister brand Ski In Luxury, we are very proud to have been placed in the top 3 once again! We would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to all those who took time to vote for us. From the best luxury chalet in the World, to the best ski resort in the World, we are proud to showcase a few of the World Ski Awards Winners featured on our Ultimate Luxury Chalets portfolio. If you are looking for the best luxury ski chalets or ski resorts for you next holiday to the Alps, this is a good place to start….
In a world famous resort, with a world famous mountain, Le Chalet Mont Blanc resides in all its glory, taking the crown for France’s Best Ski Chalet for the second year running. This impressive property, accommodating up to 26 guests, is an architectural masterpiece positioned on the mountainside, capturing some of the best views of the original crown of the Alps, Mont Blanc. Le Chalet Mont Blanc also takes the prize for the biggest ski chalet in Chamonix, covering an amazing 1,000m2. Within the four walls of one of the most exclusive and private chalets in the Alps, you can find an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym, sauna, home cinema, wine cellar, library and three conference rooms. Outside, enjoy the views from the expansive terraces or arrive in style, landing on the private heli pad after a scenic helicopter transfer from the airport. Whether you are a large family, big group of friends or want to show off to your clients on a corporate ski trip, this is the chalet to consider. For more, take a read about how this ultimate chalet in Chamonix came about…
Voted as the best luxury ski chalet in Austria for the 3rd year running, and it’s not hard to see why. Accessible only by cable car, this exclusive chalet offers stunning panoramic views of Kitzbuhel and the mountain peaks beyond. Ski in/ski out and just 50m from the world famous Hahnenkamm Ski Race start line, this unrivalled luxury chalet in Kitzbuhel offers access to one of the best ski areas in Austria from the front door. The luxury chalet award extends beyond Hahnenkamm Lodge’s location. With a prestigious location, comes a prestigious gourmet service, 1,645 metres above sea level. Nothing is too much trouble for the experienced and attentive chalet team, you can expect a fully tailored experience to meet your dreams and desires. Combined with the chalet’s outstanding wellness and entertainment facilities, a luxury ski holiday experience at Hahnenkamm Lodge leaves little to be desired.
We are always keeping an eye out for new luxury ski chalets in the Alps and when this chalet came along, it was loaded straight onto our sister site Ski In Luxury and we just knew it would need to be part of our top 100 collection. With an uninterrupted view of Val d’Isere’s most famous and challenging piste ‘La Face’ and its ski in/ski out positioning, the mountains are at your fingertips to be enjoyed from the moment you step out and click in your skis, or from the comfort and warmth of the stylish living space, with a glass of Champagne in hand of course! The wellness facilities are another highlight at this stunning luxury ski chalet in Val d’Isere. Choose between the indoor swimming pool, sauna, Hammam or outdoor hot tub (ft. stunning mountain vistas) for the ultimate way to relax and unwind after a day skiing in Val d’Isere. It’s clear to see why Chalet Face à Face took the crown for the World’s Best New Ski Chalet 2021.
Arguably the most prestigious award of them all, Chalet Zermatt Peak takes the crown for the World’s Best Ski Chalet, for the 2nd consecutive year. With it’s striking construction, outstanding service and superior facilities, this luxury chalet in Zermatt is a well deserving winner. Whether you are in the spa, tucking into a multiple-course gourmet meal or waking up in the master bedroom, views of the iconic Matterhorn can be enjoyed from many angles in the chalet. And whilst the chalet exposes stunning panoramic views and resides in an enviable central location, Chalet Zermatt Peak joins Le Chalet Mont Blanc on our list of the most exclusive and private chalets in the Alps for it’s discreet service and private entrance. As far as luxury ski chalets go, this Zermatt mountain home has an undeniably exceptional offering, you’ll be guaranteed special memories that last a lifetime.
At an altitude of 2,300m, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in France, and in Europe! Towering above the French Alps not only in altitude, but also status as Val Thorens proudly takes the trophy for France’s Best Ski Resort. With its height comes reliable snow conditions and excellent skiing. Val Thorens can accommodate all ski abilities locally and through its connection to the extensive 3 Valleys ski area. Winter holidays in Val Thorens aren’t however limited to just skiing. You can find a wide range of non-ski activities to accommodate your whole group such as skidooing, ice diving, zip lining, sledging, ice driving, wellbeing and spa centre or simply just relaxing in the sunshine on the terrace of one of the many piste side restaurants in Val Thorens. If you are sold and want to get inspired by places to stay in the best ski resort in France, you can take a look at the ultimate luxury chalet La Datcha, or for more choice, check out luxury chalets in Val Thorens on our sister website, Ski In Luxury.
It might not surprise many, but Kitzbuhel remains in 1st place on the podium for Austria’s Best Ski Resort. Kitzbuhel has lead the way in for the best ski resort in Austria since the World Ski Awards began in 2013. So what makes this resort so special? Home to the famous Streif Downhill course, Kitzbuhel holds a long-standing reputation for being Austria’s biggest ski area and with that has some amazing steep terrain and excellent slopes for intermediate skiers. Kitzbuhel has invested heavily into its lift infrastructure, reducing queues at stations and increasing time on the mountain. The resort village is a medieval, picturesque settlement with an ambient charm as you wander the cobbled streets littered with cafe’s restaurants, bars and shops. If you haven’t experienced Kitzbuhel, its definitely an Austrian ski resort for the bucket list!
It’s one of the sunniest resorts in the Alps for its south facing positioning, but the sun just shone a little brighter on this luxury ski resort in Switzerland as Verbier wins prize place for not only Switzerland’s Best Ski resort, but also the World’s Best Ski Resort. The picturesque ski resort offers world-class skiing and is a popular stop off on the Freeride World Tour with some of the best off-piste skiing in the Alps. The village is buzzing summer and winter, and where you’ll find a multitude of designer shops, gourmet restaurants and bars for that all important après ski in Verbier. Home to some of Switzerland’s best luxury ski chalets, you will be spoilt for choice on where to stay on a luxury ski holiday in Verbier, or even for a seasonal stay in Verbier. For inspiration on where to stay in this award winning ski resort, explore our luxury ski chalets in Verbier.
We are proud to feature many of the world’s best luxury ski chalets and the best ski resorts in Europe. The competition certainly gets tougher each year as the Alps deliver more and more outstanding luxury ski chalets in resorts that continue to invest in their infrastructure and offering. We look forward to the year ahead, booking holidays for you into the top 100 luxury chalets in the Alps!