A snug chalet is essential for any trip to the slopes. But it’s not just about wood panelling, fur throws and sweeping snowy views…
From secluded mountain retreats, to a sci-fi style apartment designed by Norman Foster, we’ve selected eight of the best ski chalets for sale across Europe – all near some of the world’s best ski resorts.
Chalet Iris, Megève, France
This six-bedroom French chalet occupies a secluded spot in the mountain village of Combloux, which has just 2,000 residents. Its wood-panelled interiors are classic Alpine style, with large windows framing views over the mountains. There’s also a sizable terrace, spa and steam room for unwinding after a long day on the slopes slopes.
Chesa Futura, St Moritz, Switzerland
Norman Foster designed this sci-fi style St Moritz apartment, which looks straight across the Alps as well as the town’s nearby lake. Its 550 sq m includes five bedrooms and bathrooms, and features distinctive curved interiors including an elevated, wood-panelled living area.
Fjällby, Björnrike, Sweden
There are 60 properties for sale at Fjällby, which aims to be the world’s ‘first self sufficient mountain village’. The development comprises classic wooden cabins – built in several sizes – and is situated in the Björnrike ski area, with 58 runs (including family-friendly slopes). The wind-powered resort is 48 km from Stockholm, and is set to complete in 2018.
Apartment Ladinia, Corvara in Alta Badia, Italy
It’s all wood and fur throws in this three-bedroom chalet, which overlooks the nearby Alta Badia mountain peaks. Many of the Italian holiday home’s wooden details were handmade by local craftsmen, and include fold-down bunk beds for unexpected guests. The basement houses a personal spa, 12.5 m pool, sauna and gym. And during winter months, the cabin’s surrounding slopes double as personal ski runs.
Located at the heart of the area’s biggest resort village, Courchevel 1850, this recently renovated four-bedroom apartment blends rustic details with contemporary design. Its upper deck has views across the nearby mountains and town – which offers speedy access to the slopes.
Chalet Grande Corniche, Les Gets, France
Chalet Grande Corniche is cabin living on a grand scale. The seven-bedroom chalet offers no shortage of après-ski entertainment, with a cinema room, snooker room and wine cellar. For those looking for relaxation there’s also a heated outdoor swimming pool, where guests can soak and enjoy views over the slopes.
Want to try before you buy? Chalet Grande Corniche is also available to rent via the Firefly Collection, starting from £22,800 per week.
Mont D’Arbois chalet, Megève, France
Chalets don’t come more traditional than this five-bedroom Mont D’Arbois home, which is a kilometre away from the slopes. It offers all the rustic timber detailing you’d expect, included beamed ceilings and picture windows. It’s also got a large front deck for post-slope relaxation, and an independent studio.
Chalet Maurice, Zermatt, Switzerland
This mountainside Swiss chalet is accessed via a private funicular railway, and offers a contemporary take on chalet living set across four floors.The six-bedroom home includes four balconies, all of which have views of the nearby Matterhorn, and a ground floor sauna, jacuzzi and massage room to ease tired muscles after a long day of skiing.
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