hot tub at Chalet Campanula, La Plagne

Sometimes you deserve to spoil yourselves, simple as that. An occasion as memorable as a ski holiday is a perfect opportunity to push the boat out and just go for it. The tactility of luxurious experiences simply can’t be conveyed using superlatives or hyperbole; you just have to feel it for yourself.

There are subtle contrasts between off-the-peg and luxury ski holidays which, when you compare individual features may not seem like they’d make a big difference. BUT… It would be a brave person who’d say they wouldn’t prefer to be a stone’s throw from the slopes AND have a log fire AND a private hot tub AND a sauna AND the plushest of sofas AND all-modern appliances, rather than none of the above. Wouldn’t you? Here’s a tempting list of five luxury private ski chalets for your delectation…


1. Chalet Amarena, Meribel

Chalet Amarena is located in Meribel centre, just a short walk from the shops and five minute free bus to the slopes. The architecture and interior are a seamless blend of alpine accents and modern charm. Tastefully furnished and decorated to a high standard, the chalet boasts signature status with its tasteful communal areas as well as cosy, yet spacious bedrooms which in total sleep up to ten guests. The chalet’s private balcony overlooks picturesque panoramic views of the snow-blanketed mountains, which can be seen from its outdoor hot tub. What more could you need?

Chalet Amarena, Meribel - Skiworld


2. Chalet Jacques, Courchevel

Chalet Jacques offers the pinnacle of luxury with its own exclusive hot tub overlooking Courchevel and sauna/steam room for guests to unwind. Not to mention its fantastic location in Courchevel village, with easy reach of shops, bars and restaurants and ski-in access from the slopes, meaning you can ski straight back after a fun day of skiing. The interiors of this lovely chalet are of traditional chalet style with a mixture of stone and rich wood, giving it a cosy yet timeless feel. Its extensive open-plan living and dining area features a striking central fireplace, surrounded by comfortable plush seating, perfect for the 10 guests it sleeps.

luxury ski chalet jacques, Courchevel


3. Chalet Tolima, Val d’Isere

This chalet is stand alone gorgeous with its alpine balcony views and wood and stone architecture. The interiors of Chalet Tolima are spacious yet cosy with spcious living and dining areas and underfloor heating, keeping you cosy in the winter months. This chalet also offers a sauna/steam room to relax in after a day of skiing, so that its 12 guests feel well thought of.

luxury ski chalet tolima, val d'isere


4. Chalet Benjamin, Courchevel

One of the finest luxury ski chalets in our programme, Chalet Benjamin is brother to the adjoining Chalets Jacques and Samuel. With five bedrooms the chalet can accommodate up to 11 guests in its lap of luxury in this famous Three Valleys ski resort. The list of facilities and features is exhaustive and no stone has been left unturned in the attention to quality and detail. It really must be seen to be believed. As a guest at Chalet Benjamin you’ll enjoy all en-suite rooms, a private hot tub, sauna, heated boot racks and a ski-in/ski-out location. The spacious open-plan kitchen/dining is perfect for socialising and the wood-burning stove in the lounge is a real focal point, adding to the homely feel. As you gaze out of the floor-to-ceiling windows at the surrounding mountains you’ll want to pinch yourself.

luxury ski chalet benjamin, Courchevel


5. Chalet Casa Rivas, Val d’Isere

Chalet Casa Rivas boasts an incredible location, in the heart of Val d’Isere, close to both the piste and the village. It offers a traditional, yet polished interior with intentional accents to add extra indulgence such as all bathrooms being equipped with spa baths. This is not something you want to miss in this snow-sure resort.

chalet casa rivas, val d'isere - Skiworld


With options for ski lodgings being so varied, the hope is that this blog has highlighted just how many of your luxury ski holiday boxes a private chalet can tick. Chalets in general represent a unique accommodation option – feeling more like home than an apartment or hotel, offering privacy and comfort to help you relax on holiday. If you’re looking for a home in the mountains for a week or more, and want to treat yourself too, then a luxury ski chalet is the answer.