There’s the helipad for heliskiing, a private spa to ease those muscles and a movie room where you can watch your favourite flicks
Why have a chalet when you can have a super chalet? Here are the ski lodges that take living on the mountains to another level
The One Owned By An Interior Designer
Baita 1697, Italy
This 17th-century Piedmontese farmhouse was given a 21st-century makeover by acclaimed interior designer Lucy McCullough. After a hard day on the slopes you can relax in the wooden hot tub on the terrace, watch a movie in the media room or dine on a sumptuous dish created by your private chef. And if that doesn’t wow you, the mountain view from your six-bedroom palace on snow will.
The One That’s Three Storeys
Chalet One Oak, France
It’s quite clear that bigger is definitely better when you take a look at this three-storey property in Combloux near Megeve. Featuring six bedrooms that have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer jawdropping views of Mont Blanc, its mountain range and the Chamonix valley. The huge living room comes with a wraparound terrace that lets you soak in those mountain views and a hot tub that Paris Match called ‘daringly dreamy’.
The One With The Chauffeur
Chalet Lottie, Switzerland
To stand out in the glamorous resort of Gstaad, you’ve got to be good, and Chalet Lottie manages to do just that. It could be down to the champagne and canapes served before dinner, the walls filled with Old Masters, the cinema room or the chauffeur who is ready to whisk you around town.
The One With The Private Helipad
It’s no surprise that Bighorn in Revelstoke has been voted the World’s Best Ski Chalet at the World Ski Awards not once, but three times. This super chalet that sleeps 16, offers everything that can be found on an avid skier’s bucketlist. There’s the helipad for heliskiing, a private spa to ease those muscles and a movie room where you can watch your favourite flicks.
The One With The Wine Cellar
Hot tub – check. Movie room – check. Stunning mountain views… Of course. This purpose-built chalet in Whistler has everything that a VIP skier needs. You can stretch out in your private gym with its ballet barre, take a dip in your hot tub or lap pool, then wind down at the end of the day with a dish from your gourmet kitchen and a tipple or two from your wine cellar.
The One With The Concierge
Another World Ski Award favourite, this five-bedroom designer chalet is a must visit. Thanks to its glass-walled living room, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. But you’ll need something to help tear you away from your private Japanese hinoki wood spa, roaring fire place and bubbling hot tub.