Here are the top 5 luxury ski chalets in France to consider when booking your ski vacations and escapes this season to make for a truly unforgettable holiday on the slopes.
The snow glistens in the sunshine, the ski slopes call to you. Crisp fresh snow under your skis, cold air invigorates your senses. A day spent in the outdoors, enjoying the experiences of swooshing down each hill, you descend for the last time for today, ready to finish your runs and warm up, relax and unwind, take time to soothe your body, tantalise your tastebuds and slip into a soft, warm bed to carry you off to dream land and prepare for another day spent in the surrounding natural beauty. France has some exceptional ski chalets to indulge you.
Chalet Topaze, Chamonix – Sleeps twelve guests in seven bedrooms
Within walking distance to both Chamonix and one of its ski lifts lies Chalet Topaze, with its views of the Mont Blanc massif from its feature luxurious hot tub. This jewel of a home makes for an ultra luxe stay with its stylish interiors and high-end hospitality. Start off at the top of the chalet in the spectacular master bedroom with its wood-burning fireplace, large balcony and Balinese doors leading through to a luxurious en suite with jacuzzi bath and steam shower. Catered guests will be well looked after by the wonderful host who greets with a glass of champagne on arrival. Breakfast is prepared daily, as are evening meals six times a week, using fine ingredients to create high-end cuisine accompanied by excellent wines. Home-baked cakes and warm drinks are served by the fire on winter afternoons when guests return from their days in the snow, and little extras such as bathrobes are provided in each room. Chalet Topaze is a showstopper to host a ski holiday this year.
2021 rates for a seven-night stay start from £12,887.
Chalet Martin, Val Thorens – Sleeps up to 10 guests in five bedrooms
Chalet Martin is a boutique chalet located in the beautiful village of St Martin de Belleville, with access to the largest ski area in the world – Les 3 Vallees. A stunning property catering for up to 10 people Completed in 2013, the chalet is virtually new, but has a totally traditional feel with all the modern amenities, including an indoor pool! Guests can roll out of bed onto the slopes, or roll into bed from apres ski, as the chalet is walking distance from the ski lift and restaurants. For those looking for a cosy, chic stay, Chalet Martin offers this without compromising on the spectacular views of the Alps which can be seen from the lounge area.
2021 rates for a seven-night stay start from £11,456.
Chalet Chatel is a newly renovated traditional Savoyard farmhouse located in the picturesque resort of Châtel, a 2-minute shuffle drive from the centre. The chalet’s professional team offer catering, concierge and in-resort chauffeur to ensure guests have a relaxing and memorable holiday.The heart of the chalet is a full width, south facing living space, from which guests can enjoy the stunning scenery. For those looking to relax after a day on the slopes, guests can enjoy the outdoor hot tub and sauna or visit the chalet’s own wine cave for evening wine tasting. The chalet also has safe enclosed gardens with a children’s alpine playhouse, covered double garage and additional parking for three cars and laundry facilities which makes it a great stay for families.
2021 rates for a seven-night stay start from £13,814.
Chalet Gelinotte, Méribel – Sleeps 10-14 in five bedrooms
Occupying a fantastic position with the Méribel resort, Chalet Gelinotte is a spacious yet cosy, catered holiday home with ski-in/ski-out access. The mix of modern technology and Alpine-style furnishings in an array of sumptuous materials makes this a chalet to suit all tastes and needs. Sleeping up to 10 adults, with additional accommodation for up to children, Chalet Gelinotte is the perfect option for a large family or group of families.The living accommodation has a choice of spaces to relax, socialise, dine and play. A family-favourite will no doubt be the cinema and games room with pool table. Children will also love the play room, whilst adults will enjoy the well-stocked bar and bridge table in the library. Chalet Gelinotte’s prime position within the Méribel resort means everything it has to offer is easily accessible. There’s ski-in/ski-out access direct from the chalet, so guests can be in the centre of Méribel in just a few minutes. Also included with the chalet is a private chauffeur transporting guests around the resort in a 4×4 minibus.
2021 rates for a seven-night stay start from £18,054.
Chalet La Ravale
Chalet La Ravale, Méribel – Sleeps 10 in six bedrooms
Originally built by Mr Pomagalski (founder of the world-leading “Poma” company), much of the chalet interior is decked in the wood cleared when building the lift system in Méribel, so holidaymakers will be living in a real part of skiing history! Until now, the chalet has been a private home, but is now ready to rent to the public. Chalet La Ravale stands alone with delightful terraces and a garden offering wonderful views of the mountains. Each room has an individual style and character, making them a delightful place to rest at the end of an exhausting day on the slopes. There is even an additional attic bedroom which is suitable for 2 or more children, making the chalet suitable for families.
2021 rates for a seven-night stay start from £37,481.
To book visit www.oliverstravels.com