Need someone to help get you back on your feet after a day on the slopes? Then book a room at this hotel that comes with its own TCM-trained therapist.
If you are looking for a chalet with the wow factor, read on…
THE ONE WITH THE FREE 4WD
Annabel, Niseko, Japan
Six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a media room and games room… now that’s a holiday chalet. This state-of-the-art mountain hideaway that offers breathtaking views of Mount Yotei is a must-visit for ski addicts. It’s perfectly located next to the slopes, and if you want to go on a road trip, it comes with the free use of 4×4 van.
THE ONE WITH PAMPERING BEAUTY BUYS
Chalet Kilimanjaro, Val d’Isère, France
Chalet Kilimanjaro offers extraordinary views down the valley and over Val d’Isère. It’s also incredibly close to the slopes and has an outdoor hot tub, an open fireplace, sledges for the little ones, and – you guessed it – L’Occitane bath and beauty products.
THE ONE WITH THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE THERAPIST
The Ridge, Hakuba, Japan
Need someone to help get you back on your feet after a day on the slopes? Then book a room at this hotel that comes with its own TCM-trained therapist. But that’s not all this mountain mansion has to offer. During your stay you’ll be able to enjoy sumptuous dishes made from organic, locally sourced food; cocktails by a crackling fire and spectacular views of the ski field.
THE ONE WITH THE EXTENSIVE WINE CELLAR
The Rees, Queenstown, New Zealand
The Rees is the last word in luxury. This five-star resort that over incredible views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables is just a short drive some of the world’s most famous ski resorts. The generous-sized rooms with Italian spa baths are the perfect place to kick off your ski boots. And then there’s the wine cellar. Well, it would be rude not to sample a local vintage or two.
THE ONE WITH THE CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST
Chalet Romantica – Verbier, Switzerland
This chalet is part of one of the most exclusive apartment complexes in Verbier. You’ll be guaranteed privacy, but not obscurity since you’re only under a hundred metres from Place Centrale. Keep the kids happy with their own dinner menu, while you indulge in champagne and canapés on arrival and a champagne breakfast once a week.
THE ONE WITH FAMOUS ARTWORKS
The Green Leaf – Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
Culture vultures will love The Green Leaf boutique hotel that’s filled with original works. From bedroom walls to ski locker keys, you’ll find an array of pieces by Emi Shiratori. Spend the day hitting the trails and the evening watching the sun go down from the roof top bar complete with fire pit. Skiers will love it for quiet pistes and non-skiers will love it for the outdoor onsen, snowmobile fun and array of mouthwatering restaurants.