- ski and mountain enthusiasts they know well what it means to return, after a day spent on the snow, to a warm and comfortable environment like that typical chalets.
There are different types, all closely linked to the traditions of the place where they are located and, especially the most luxurious ones, are not exactly cheap.
In a self-respecting luxury chalet they can not miss fireplaces, heated pools, and a relaxing sauna. In some there is even a cinema room! Housekeepers, personal chefs, and stunning views complete the list of features that set them apart most luxurious mountain chalets in the world.
Let's see what they are, where they are and how much it costs to stay at these dream accommodations.
10. Chalet Edelweiss, Courchevel, France
Prices of stay: from € 84.640,00 per week
In this chalet, for ten nights over the New Year period you can spend about 450.000 Euros, while if you want to "save" you can choose a week in February for "only" 280.000, a real bargain! The chalet, located in the exclusive resort of Courchevel, consists of a large indoor pool, a gym and a private bar / disco. Chalet Edelweiss has 16 beds distributed in two main bedrooms, each measuring 100 square meters. Complete the accommodation a turkish bath, a pool table and a lift for your car, cinema room, massage room and even a library. The service then includes a personal maid, a cook, a butler and a driver, with a small surcharge of 50 Euros per hour after 22pm.
9. The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland
Prices of stay: from € 70.267,00 per week
Owned by Sir Richard Branson, the chalet offers half board with drinks included, including house champagne. As indicated on the website, the staff are "really nice": a bonus that is worth around 130.000 Euros per week! The property is spread over five floors and has a swimming pool, a gym and a SPA with two whirlpools, one of which is located on the terrace. The two main suites are really huge, but there is also a room for children, at the special price of CHF 525 and CHF 840 per child per week, depending on age. There is also an open-plan kitchen, a collection of highly sought-after wines, and while you wait for your cook to prepare your dinner, you can always try some curling on the mini ice rink of the Lodge.
8. Chalet N, Oberlech, Austria
Prices of stay: from € 293.847,00 per week
Chalet N includes 24 beds located behind bulletproof glass, all suites have a 3D television and a SPA with hay sauna, an ice fountain and a salt cave. Also available to guests a personal hair stylist, in case you like skiing with a perfect hairstyle! Once back from the slopes, you can access the chalet via a direct lift and "hide" behind it the curtains made of Swarovski crystals.
7. Bighorn Sheep, Revelstoke, Canada
Prices of stay: from € 35.772 per week
Chalet Bighorn is located in the little known resort of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. It has eight huge bedrooms and is one of the most popular destinations for luxury skiing since it also has a heliport. At the chalet there is a central hall with a large fireplace, a wellness area, a private cinema, a bar with a pool table, a small swimming pool and a huge outdoor Jacuzzi. The service includes a driver and a state-of-the-art security system.
6. Chalet One Oak, Combloux, France
Prices of stay: from € 26.000,00 per week
One Oak is far from being one of the most expensive chalets in the world, but it wins a spot in this ranking thanks to its style. It includes a maximum of 12 beds and a master suite, 4 double bedrooms and a room with bunk beds. The large living room accommodates a real Harley-Davidson motorcycle parked next to a tiger skin rug, right by the fireplace: a questionable choice of furniture! The solarium also offers a spectacular view of Mont Blanc.
5. Le Chalet Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France
Prices of stay: from € 28.416,00 per week
With 12 bedrooms all facing Mont Blanc, this ultra modern chic chalet features designer interiors and is a one-of-a-kind work of art. It is distributed over 5 floors with lift, equipped with an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, gym, massage room, cinema, cellar, heliport, 12 rooms.
The chalet has 3 lounges; a day room, a cocktail lounge and the main room. The dining table is a unique piece of Burgundy oak with Italian marble legs. Designed by Victoria Wilmotte, it can comfortably accommodate 26 people.
4. Zermatt Peak, Zermatt, Switzerland
Prices of stay: from € 56.243,00 per week
In no top ten of the most exclusive chalets can Zermatt be missing, so we chose Zermatt Peak: built on an overhang, it has double-height windows that extend to the ceiling, for an almost 360-degree view of the external panorama. For the occasion there is also a special binoculars in polished brass, also ideal for observing the stars. The 13 guests (a maximum of 10 adults) can take advantage of chef, waiter, driver and masseuse. If you can tear yourself away from the 3D cinema, swimming pool, library, gym and hot tub, you might as well think about going for a ski!
3. Chalet Sophia, Davos, Switzerland
Prices of stay: from € 55.279,00 per week
The Chalet Sophia exudes elegance and style, with furniture and furnishings in a modern alpine style, ed interior in wood and stone. The price of the stay includes two drivers driving a 4X4, a stone swimming pool, a large play area for children, exclusive ski slopes nearby.
2. Chalet Muztagh, Courchevel, France
Prices of stay: from € 97.188 per week
Back to Courchevel for this luxury chalet which can accommodate 10 people. It features swimming pool with waterfalls, spa and cinema with nine recliners, where you can watch your favorite movies served by a butler. Chalet Muztagh is the largest of many independent chalets run and managed by the exclusive Hotel Boutique K2. Above the swimming pool and cinema is the living area, with two huge bedrooms for relaxing and a library. The bedrooms are sumptuous, all with large balconies and nearly as large flat-screen TVs. Price includes butler, maid and chef.
1. Pioneer Springs Luxury Estate, Aspen, Colorado (USA)
Prices of stay: from € 161.981,00 per week
If you like this Chalet, you might as well think about buying it, for the modest sum of 15 million pounds! Staying here you will be side by side with many Hollywood stars… but also with the plastic surgeons who always make them young and beautiful! Pioneer Springs is located within a 40-acre private estate, so maybe it won't be that easy to meet all the Hollywood stars after all. It sleeps 15 in over 7 bedrooms, and is a ten-minute drive from Snowmass, or a 15-minute drive from Aspen.