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.

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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’.

 

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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.

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The One With The Private Helipad

Bighorn, Canada

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.

 

World’s Best Chalets

 

World’s Best Chalets

 

The One With The Wine Cellar

Antara, Canada

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.

World’s Best Chalets

 

World’s Best Chalets

 

The One With The Concierge

Glasshouse, Niseko

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.

 

World’s Best Chalets

 

Suggested Itineraries

From $10,500 pp

Canadian Heli-Ski Adventure

Whistler & Ski British Columbia

  • Enjoy heli-skiing in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia

  • Witness the snowy landscapes in Canada from above with a helicopter ride

  • Stay in comfortable lodgings with hot tubs and saunas

  • Dine on local cuisine and enjoy après-ski activities

  • Benefit from top-quality equipment and professional heli-ski guides

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 8 nights

From $6,230 pp

Classic Finland

Helsinki Finnish Lapland

  • Discover the highlights of Helsinki on a private guided tour

  • Look for the Northern Lights from your private glass igloo

  • Hit the slopes at the vibrant ski resort of Levi

  • Visit the SnowVillage and enjoy a meal in the ice restaurant

  • Explore the landscape on reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 8 nights

From $1,950 pp

Winter in Whistler

Whistler & Ski British Columbia

  • Enjoy a fun family skiing trip in North America’s best ski destination

  • Glide down the exhilarating slopes of Blackcomb Mountain

  • Easy weary muscles in a soothing hot tub

  • Explore the snowy canopy on a zipline eco-tour

  • Entertain the kids with ski school and cookery classes

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 7 nights
Destinations Featured in the Article
Whistler, British Columbia/Canada, Blackcomb

Whistler & Ski British Columbia

Whistler has some of the best snow in the world, with two mountains and a huge range of slopes. One of our favourite runs is Peak to Creek, which feels like it goes on forever, and has a stop for brilliant pulled pork sandwiches at the end.

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