Days are getting shorter which means the ski season is almost upon us!
The crisp, snowy landscape of the Alps is all the more enjoyable when you have somewhere wonderful to stay, which brings us to this winter’s chicest, cosiest ski chalets.
- Chalet Baïta in Meribel (France)
Boasting a flickering fire, comfy sofas and fluffy blankets, Chalet Baïta’s lounge is the perfect place to cosy up in after a day spent exploring the surrounding ski area. That or the bubbling outdoor hot tub, which is truly magical in the moonlight.
- Chalet Louis in Morzine (France)
Come in from the largest ski domain in Europe to instantly calming neutral tones, then put your feet up to flickering candlelight and fine views of the valley. With cosy, sheepskin-clad nooks, an outdoor jacuzzi and a snug room for movie nights, this is a perfect property to relax in.
- Chalet Kilimanjaro in Val d’Isere (France)
At more than 1,850m above sea level in the French Alps, this chalet boasts a stunningly scenic position. The interior is all rustic alpine chic, with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, snug furnishings and soft blankets. Facilities include an outdoor hot tub, steam showers and the all-important open fire.
- Chalet Sherwood in Verbier (Switzerland)
Between skiing a region renowned for extreme terrain and partying in a town known for nightlife, this panoramic penthouse is the perfect place to unwind. Get toasty by the stone fireplace, cocoon yourself in soft rugs and feel your calm restore among views of pines and peaks.
- Chalet La Varappe in Meribel (France)
If Méribel Vallée and its charming villages don’t take your breath away, La Varappe surely will. The resort was founded and is frequented by the British, and this chalet echoes that beautifully with twills and tartans in rich reds and greens. Lose yourself in a novel from one of the bookcases, gazing into the flames of the feature stone fireplace, in one of the TV room’s film collection or in the mountain views from the outdoor hot tub… Or bag the master bedroom’s four-poster and sleep off a great day of skiing.
- Le Manoir in Morzine (France)
Morzine is an authentic village with typical Savoyard charm. One of its most unique and elegant buildings, Le Manoir dates back to the late 1700’s and served as the home of the local Notary for two hundred years. When you come in from the chilly outdoors, divide your time between the two lounges, cinema, outdoor hot tub and roll-top bath.
- Barmettes in Val d’Isere (France)
Rich textures, earthy tones and alpine timber come together in this lovely chalet, where you can pluck a book from the library, fall asleep by the fireplace and take a long soak in the freestanding bathtub. That’s providing you’re don’t spend all your time in the spa area, where the sauna is big enough to fit all guests.