7. Chalet Le Chardon, Val d Isere
This desirable luxury chalet combines an incredible location with the finest hospitality and 5* facilities to create a unique ski holiday experience in one of the most prestigious resorts in the French Alps.
Ski-in, ski-out, the chalet offers direct access to Espace Killy, and the private grounds that surround the property offer seclusion, peace and amazing views. Le Chardon sleeps 20 and the accommodation is full of character: elegantly appointed, the décor is a blend of gracious Highland lodge and alpine warmth.
The grand dining room adds a sense of occasion to the gourmet dinners you enjoy every day thanks to the flair and creative skills of the chalet’s chef team. Finally, and most impressively, the chalet has an 18ft outdoor swim spa, 2 outdoor hot tubs and a sauna & wellness area – so you can drink in the views while you’re soaking off the day’s stresses.
How much? €78 720 per week (a bargain, as you will see if you read on page 2)
6. White Pearl, Zermatt
Chalet White Pearl enjoys a peaceful location in the exclusive Winkelmatten enclave of this famous Swiss ski resort. Fully ski-in, ski-out, it makes a great choice for snowsports enthusiasts who don’t want to miss a minute of piste action. Accommodation is great for families, thanks to the flexible room arrangements.
Two enormous Master Suites occupy the top floor, with the unique selling point of a Matterhorn view from the balcony – the iconic Zermatt photograph. Almost every aspect of this chalet is superlative: where lesser properties have a sauna or hot-tub, this one has a leisure suite that occupies an entire floor and features a swimming pool, hammams, sauna and a room for spa treatments – perfect for when the weather takes a turn for the worse or you just want to relax into the soothing embrace of steam at the end of the day.
And then there’s the food – cuisine that would suit a 5* hotel is in everyday supply at White Pearl. It’s not just gourmet dinners, either: the chefs are masters of detail in everything from your morning coffee to champagne apéro hour and afternoon tea.
How much? € 95,000 per week. but it gets even more exclusive on page 3..