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Top 10 Ultra-Luxury European Chalets to Explore This Ski Season

Discover a curated selection of the most luxurious chalets Europe has to offer, promising an unparalleled winter holiday experience. Share

As the winter season approaches, chalets are an opulent and indulgent option for a getaway. From quaint and charming to modern and chic, these are a variety of chalets that encompass each of their own exceptional and unique amenities. Each chalet in our list has been handpicked for its distinctive blend of comfort, style, and luxury, ensuring a memorable stay. Whether nestled in the heart of the Alps or perched on scenic slopes, these chalets offer breathtaking views, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class service.

10. Chalet Pearl
Sleeps: 14 guests
Price Range: 58,000-209,000 EUR
Address: 179 Rue de Nogentil, 73120 Courchevel, France

Chalet Pearl is a winter haven located in the Nogentil area above the center of Courchevel 1850, France. Only 50 meters away from the Bellecôte piste, the ski in/ski out amenity extends a warm salutation from the slopes. Chalet Pearl stands as a testament to luxurious serenity in the heart of pristine landscapes. Expansive terraces provide a front-row seat to the alpine panorama, inviting guests to revel in the crisp mountain air and awe-inspiring vistas. As one steps through the meticulously crafted entrance, a symphony of timeless design and sumptuous comfort unfolds. Chalet Pearl exhibits an ambiance of rustic alpine with modern, luxurious furnishings. The chalet has been constructed using old timbers and local stone, creating a unique and authentic atmosphere.

From the moment you step through the intricately carved doors, a symphony of warmth and sophistication envelops you. The spacious living areas, adorned with sumptuous furnishings and bathed in the soft glow of ambient lighting, create an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and socializing. The chalet has seven en-suite bedrooms that can accommodate up to 14 guests with an abundance of amenities and services. A private infinity pool and Jacuzzi, surrounded by the pristine snowscape, offer an indulgent retreat under the vast canopy of the French Alps. Chalet Pearl’s private chef will prepare gourmet meals tailored to the preference of guests, ensuring a five-start culinary experience. Chalet Pearl, a harmonious blend of alpine allure and modern indulgence, invites its fortunate guests to savor a symphony of luxury in an oasis of natural splendor.

9. Chalet Makini
Sleeps: 10 guests
Price Range: 195,000 – 221,000 EUR
Address: Verbier, Switzerland

Contemporary alpine design at its finest is what you’ll find at Chalet Makini. Situated in Verbier Switzerland, Chalet Makini is a stunning property offers a prime position with enviable views overlooking a small lake or shimmering pond, providing a majestic setting for a perfect alpine retreat. With amazing architecture and interior design, a prime ski-in/ski-out location, and arguably the best private spa in Verbier, guests will encounter a truly luxury experience. The fabulous spa, just 100m from the door, with its swimming pool, sauna, hammam and chill out area feels like having your own private health club in the garden. At Chalet Makini, nothing is too much trouble, from arranging in-house ski and boot fittings to organising ski guides, stocking up on your favourite vintage wines or providing massages and beauty treatments.

Traditionally constructed in hefty wood beams and stone, this picture perfect chalet has interiors straight out of a design magazine. The architect of Chalet Makini has gone against the trend for enormous open plan living spaces, instead creating a series of cozy nooks where you can sink into a voluptuous sofa in front of a roaring fire and feel at home. The chalet comfortably accommodates ten guests in five sumptuously decorated en-suite bedrooms. The living areas showcase interesting antique pieces, contemporary art, and cascading chandeliers, set against a traditional backdrop of aged wood beams, polished oak floors, and natural stone. A large stone-flagged entrance hallway on the ground floor opens into a beautiful living area with an imposing 18th-century stone fireplace, elegantly upholstered sofas, and a grand 12-seater dining table set under spectacular lighting. There is no lack of grandeur exuding Chalet Makini.

8. Chalet Les Bruxellois
Sleeps: 14 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 120,000 EUR – 230,000 EUR
Address: Courchevel 1850, France

Chalet Les Bruxellois is a magnificent property nestled in the heart of Courchevel 1850, France, offering a perfect fusion of a typical alpine exterior with a contemporary ambiance and decorative interior. The chalet spans 837m² and is spread out over 5 levels, comfortably accommodating 14 guests in six en-suite bedrooms designed with rustic simplicity. The ground floor features a bright living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining room with a balcony. The chalet’s interior combines modern chic furniture, inspiring artwork, and unrivaled attention to detail, creating a space that is both decadent and inviting. Chalet Les Bruxellois benefits from a huge wellness area including a gym, a relaxation area with a massage room, a beautiful spa area with swimming pool, sauna, hammam and Nordic bath, as well as an amazing games room with billiards, table football, an Air Hockey table and a bar.

The plethora of windows and outdoor areas within the chalet offer unparalleled views of the glorious, snowy mountains in Courchevel France. With the Dou du Midi piste just 50 meters away and the Plantrey lift only 250 meters from the chalet, access to the ski area is no hassle for guests. The chalet’s prime location provides privileged access to fine dining, artisanal cafes, upscale boutiques, and a vibrant apres-ski culture, making it the epitome of French Alpine luxury. Chalet Les Bruxellois offers a private chef to accommodate guests’ tastes. The culinary services ensure that guests can enjoy exquisite dining experiences within the privacy of the chalet, complementing the overall luxury and comfort of their stay.

7. Chalet Ormello
Sleeps: 15 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 120,000 EUR – 230,000 EUR
Address: Rue de Bellecôte, 73120 Courchevel, France

Like a sanctuary with a modern and warm style, the Chalet Ormello offers you exceptional hospitality and five-star services for an unforgettable stay in Courchevel. Chalet Ormello mixes traditional local décor with modern amenities: you’ll find carved wood, raw stone, and subtly retro Savoyard furniture. With a palette of natural, bright colours, this luxurious chalet is a calm haven in the depths of winter. Designed as a true mountain sanctuary, the chalet benefits from two master suites and seven rooms, set over five floors, with panoramic views of the resort and the Tarentaise peaks. This Courchevel chalet also boasts a living room with cathedral ceiling with a woodfire burning in the central fireplace, plus a dining room and private bar, ideal places to gather at any time of day.

The chalet is renowned for its attentive and personalized service, with a team of 12 experienced staff members, including a chalet manager, private chef, and dedicated driver, ensuring that guests’ every need is catered to. The property features a range of exceptional amenities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, a massage cabin, a hammam, and a jacuzzi, creating a cocoon of relaxation away from the snowy mountains. For meals, you can choose between six Airelles Courchevel restaurants, or a bespoke menu made by a private chef for an intimate dinner at the chalet. According to what you fancy each day, you can try Italian cuisine at Carrara, or opt for the local dish of a traditional fondue at Coin Savoyard. At La Table Airelles, refined French cuisine prepared from local organic produce is served. The epitome of Alpine luxury, it is a comfortable and calm place to stay in the heart of the ski resort.

6. The Lodge Verbier
Sleeps: 18 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 130,000 EUR – 306,000 EUR
Address: Chem. de Plénadzeu 3, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland

Flanked by the Swiss Alps, The Lodge Chalet is situated in Verbier, Switzerland. The Lodge is a luxurious, exclusive chalet owned by Sir Richard Branson, perfectly located to be accommodating every season. The breathtaking views of the panoramic Swiss Alps brings peace to the calm and adventure to the spontaneous. It is designed with nine en-suite bedrooms furnished with a masterpiece taste of sophistication and luxury that can accommodate 18 guests. Each guest will have a memorable stay with the abundance of facilities included.

Guests can revel in a host of winter activities, from world-class skiing to cozy evenings by the fire, while also enjoying the spa and wellness facilities for a truly rejuvenating alpine escape.  The culinary delights served by the Michelin-Star chefs is a gourmet experience, offered by a sumptuous journey through Swiss and international cuisine. Beyond the luxuries within its walls, The Lodge Verbier offers direct access to the renowned slopes of Verbier, a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether one seeks the thrill of downhill skiing, the tranquility of cross-country trails, or the adrenaline rush of heli-skiing, this alpine retreat serves as a gateway to an exhilarating mountain playground. It beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the sublime splendor of the Swiss Alps, where luxury is not just a concept but a way of life.

5. Ultima Collection, Crans Montana
Sleeps: 26-38 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 168,000 EUR – 312,000 EUR
Address: Chem. de la Digue 15, 3963 Lens, Switzerland

Ultima Crans-Montana goes above and beyond. It’s made up of two ultra-luxurious private chalets, which can be reserved together or Chalet One by itself. The chalets are ideally located on a private ground of 4,500m², providing a discreet and private retreat. With both chalets accommodating a large group of up to 38 guests, Ultima Crans-Montana is in a league of its own. Chalet One, covering 3850m², has eight rooms and each has a dressing area, bathroom, and balconies. Chalet Two, covering 820m², has six spacious rooms with their own dressing areas, bathrooms and balconies.

It’s home to an unimaginably luxurious spa and an on-site lake surrounded by idyllic alpine wilds, featuring the sauna, hamman, fitness gym, and heated outdoor pool.  It’s all brought to life by Baccarat crystal chandeliers and Kelsey Grey and Bahia Blanca marbles. A five-star dining experience starts with the famously extravagant Ultima breakfast. And in the evening, delight your senses with bespoke menus that transform every mealtime into the gastronomic experience of a lifetime. Crans Montana offers year-round alpine village that is the best of both worlds, summer and winter. With the chalets providing a perfect ski-in/ski-out location, the properties are ideally situated in the Plan-Mayens district, offering direct access to the slopes, allowing guests to enjoy the winter sports mecca of Crans-Montana.

4. Chalet No. 14
Sleeps: 26 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 103,000 EUR – 331,000 EUR
Address: Rue de la Velle 14, 1936 Verbier, Switzerland

No. 14 is the largest and most luxurious catered chalet in Verbier, featuring a plethora of amenities. The chalet features 13 en-suite bedrooms designed to epitomize alpine chic, offering a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The interior has been meticulously designed by one of Verbier’s leading architects and one of the most respected interior designers from London, ensuring a sophisticated and inviting ambiance. To one end you will find an elegant lounge with ample seating and a fireplace and to the other a sophisticated dining area and bar. With Large windows wrapping this room the views are the perfect backdrop to your stay. No. 14 is a fully catered chalet, proudly providing a world class dining experience. The team of chefs will reach out to guests prior to your arrival, to collect gastronomic wishes and preferences. The team will then personalise a weekly menu to perfectly match the group’s needs and desires.

Outside, an expansive decked terrace is the perfect place to admire the stunning views of the Grand and Petit Combin, either from one of the comfy sun loungers or from the warmth of the outdoor Jacuzzi – glass of vintage champagne in hand! The chalet has a large ski room, perfect for storing all your equipment after a day of skiing in Verbier. For convenience, an internal elevator runs between the chalet’s floors. Minutes away from the Savoleyres lift station, provides convenient access to the slopes. The former hotel has been transformed into the largest and most stylish luxury ski chalet in Verbier, offering an exclusive and elegant retreat for guests.

3. Arula Chalet
Sleeps: 22 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 343,000 EUR
Address: Oberlech 706, 6764 Lech, Austria

Comprising of two interconnecting chalets covering an expansive 2,400m², the Arula Chalets offer an extraordinary and luxurious experience in the heart of the Arlberg Mountain scenery in Lech, Austria. The en-suite rooms are designed with pure natural stone, warm brown tones, and solid wood, creating a sophisticated and inviting ambiance. Both chalets feature individually styled en-suite bedrooms, dedicated party rooms, and a wine cellar. The remarkable interior is designed by London-based designers Afsaneh Mehrai and Amie Mercer, known for their effortlessly chic and carefully balanced style. The chalet boasts a fabulous spa area, ideal for unwinding and soothing aching muscles after a day on the slopes.

The chalets provide an extraordinary and ultra-luxurious experience, with a team of butlers, concierge, chefs, housekeepers, drivers, and therapists to look after guests and ensure that they enjoy their stay to the fullest. Inside, a bottle from your private wine cellar can be the start of a special evening in the dedicated party rooms in that both Arula Chalet 1 and Arula Chalet 2 enjoy. A grand piano, two cinema rooms, family entertainments… chalet holidays in the Arula Chalets guarantee guests are relaxed, entertained, and pampered to perfection. The chalets are ski in/ski out, located in Oberlech am Arlberg, next to the well-known Schlosskopf slope, providing convenient access to the slopes. The beautiful terrace, equipped with a heated outdoor hot tub, guarantees you incomparable views of the impressive landscape of Lech. Together, the two Arula Chalets offer world-class chalet accommodation that magnificently lives up to its world-class location.

2. The Alpine Estate
Sleeps: 20 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 157,000 EUR – 402,000 EUR
Address: Rte de la Marlène, Verbier, Switzerland

The Alpine Estate is a stunning mountainside Chalet perched in the dreamy heights of Verbier. With over 1,500m2 of residence, this magnificent estate comprises two super luxury chalets, Norte and Sirocco, and a self-contained studio with 10 deluxe suits. Each en-suite bedroom is individually designed opening onto private balconies or terraces, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The chalet estate is settled high on a platform, allowing guests to experience unparalleled views of the village below and the majestic mountains beyond. Although it is not ski in/ski-out, the chalet is minutes away from the main Medran lift. The Alpine Estate offers an in-chalet spa experience, complete with a range of wellness facilities, ensuring that guests can immerse themselves in complete relaxation.

Classic furnishings shrouded in rich forest green and clay tones come to expression across rich upholstery. Ultra plush wing chairs and quilted ottomans convene around a commanding Tuscan-styled fireplace, while individually lit Chiaroscuro masterpieces impart a Renaissance-era prestige to the property. Epicurean indulgence and social spontaneity await between two impressive wine cellars, cinema rooms, a games room, and lounge spaces outfitted with Crestron automation. The culinary experience at The Alpine Estate is designed to exceed the expectations of discerning guests, providing a perfect blend of exceptional cuisine, impeccable service, and the stunning alpine surroundings. Connected by a small courtyard, this revered luxury property insulates the guest in otherworldly calm. Claiming two of Verbier’s finest private spas, The Alpine Estate experience is second to none.

1. Chalet N, Lech
Sleeps: 22 guests
Price Range (Low to High Season): 180,000 EUR – 510,000 EUR
Address: Oberlech 50, 6764 Lech, Austria

Chalet N in Lech is an exclusive 6-star luxury chalet located in glamorous Oberlech, offering ski-in/ski-out access and panoramic views of the Austrian Alps. The chalet blends traditional alpine styling with high-end interior design, providing a peak of luxury for discerning guests. Velvet, soft fur and fine fabrics form interesting contrasts to natural, rough surfaces in Chalet N. This skillful game of opposites completely redefines the popular wooden chalet comfort, refreshed with a bit of glamour chic and a subtle deluxe feeling. It features luxurious suites with living rooms in a chalet-style hotel, a spa, a wine cellar, and a restaurant, ensuring an indulgent and unforgettable stay. The chalet’s prime location and exceptional amenities make it a perfect retreat for a luxury ski holiday in the heart of the Austrian Alps offering a stunningly picturesque view of the world-famous Arlberg massif with an unspoilt stretch of white slopes.

The exclusively designed pool area, complemented by an outdoor jacuzzi, invites you to a wonderfully designed water world. Susanne Kaufmann’s award-winning cosmetic products are used in the spa & beauty area which are beyond exceptional, offering a lavishly equipped space with a range of wellness amenities. Room service is available around the clock and dishes are also prepared according to individual wishes and special requirements. The primary shared living areas of the chalet occupy the ground floor and include a glamorous living room, a cozy fireside lounge, and a bar, all of which welcome guests with an inviting and elegant atmosphere. This unique spectacle combines homely wooden interiors with opulent, modern furnishings of distinguished elegance, offering the gold standard of Alpine luxury.

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