If you’re a big fan of skiing or are yet to try the daring but exciting experience, with winter just around the corner, there is no better time to book a skiing holiday for you and the family.
If you’re looking to splash the cash, these chalets are perfect for a large group celebrating a birthday or for ski lovers looking for an excuse to be out in the snow all day. So, wipe the dust of your skis and begin planning your winter break!
Summit Retreats, the UK’s leading luxury boutique ski agency, have chosen 5 of their ‘out of this world’ collection of ski chalets. From golf courses to ice rinks, learning the art of wood chopping to indoor archery ranges and fully equipped casinos and nightclubs, these chalets have it all.
Val d’Isere, Sleeps 14, From £2,700 pp per week
Chalet Husky comes complete with indoor climbing wall and rifle shooting/archery range. The chalet is a triumph of contemporary design coupled with traditional chalet elements, which fuse to form this spectacular property. Upon entering, you can walk across a glass walkway suspended over the indoor atrium garden. Quirky and interesting Objects d’arte punctuate every corner of the property and spa facilities also include a swimming pool, sauna and Hammam Turkish bath.
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge
Val Pusteria, Sleeps 6, From £2,710 per week
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge represents the epitome of the cosy traditional and rustic chalet. The grand chalet boasts an 18-hole par-3 golf course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, and has its own helipad lending itself perfectly to heliskiing. A former hunting lodge, the charming year-round property has panoramic views over the valley. Owned by an Italian husband and wife duo, Giorgia and Stefano will look after your every need at this romantic escape nestled in the mountainside. Stefano will delight you with classes in the traditional italian art of wood-carving that he has been mastering for years, or take you to the forest for wood-chopping to fuel your evening fire.
Tignes, Sleeps 12, From £1,780 pp per week
Owned by renowned French Freeskier and rally driver Guerlain Chicherit, the chalet is accented with unique sculptures and artworks, such as a giant red penguin adorned with a necklace created from one of Guerlain’s own crashed rally cars. This modern open plan chalet spares no expense in its facilities or furnishings, and luxury is paramount. An ultimate bachelor pad, the focal point of the chalet is its sleek billiard table that transforms easily into a Ping Pong table. It also has a helipad, 3D TVs in every bedroom, and a rare glass bath tub.
Verbier, Sleeps 18, From £4,700 pp per week
This enormous Chalet in Verbier is owned by Sir Richard Branson, who has taken every care to ensure his Alpine get away is the perfect playground for adults, with games room and disco ball included. The chalet has a private ice rink that can be used for both skating and curling. The wellness facilities include a 9m indoor heated pool, steam room, gym, two Jacuzzis and private massage rooms.
Chalet Le Petit Palais
Courcheval 1850, Sleeps 14, From £12,070 pp per week
Located on the slopes of the Bellacote piste, every room in this ski-in ski-out chalet has been fitted with only the highest spec in technology. From the down stairs night club equipped with professional DJ decks, sound-system and lit dance floor, to the state-of-the-art cinema room. The night club also joins with a casino for late night poker games. The property houses a 14m swimming pool, Hammam turkish bath and pool table.
For more information on the chalets, visit: www.summitretreats.com