ski chalets in the alps

The ultimate ski chalets to rent in the Alps this winter

02 Nov 2023 | |By Phoebe Hunt

Après-ski in style at these seriously chic mountain boltholes

Skiing is about so much more than pounding the slopes. Gourmet alpine dinners in the comfort of your own luxury chalet, heliskiing to an untouched piste to watch the sun rise, gathering to watch a movie in your own private cinema, or sipping champagne from the hot tub while gazing across the mountains – there are ski chalets, and then there are ski chalets. If you’re heading to the slopes this winter, do it in style with one of these ultra-luxe ski chalets in the Alps.

Tivoli Lodge, Davos, Switzerland

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Positioned just above one of the flashiest resorts in the Swiss Alps, you’ll find Tivoli Lodge, which – with its indoor swimming pool, spa and private cinema – is surely one of the flashiest chalets in town. The location is deliberately separate from the main village to ensure privacy but the property still has ski-in/ski-out access.

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Oxford Ski Company’s MD Mark Gibbins – who’s seen a few stonking chalets in his time – describes the grand architecture, comfortable furnishings and luxe finishings as just a few of the reasons it’s “up there as the best chalet in the Alps.” Catered bookings come with a team of chefs, chauffeurs and chalet hosts.

Sleeps 12+3, from CHF74,300 (approx £67,390) per week, visit

Chalet Sapphire, Morzine, France

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It’s all about the little details at Chalet Sapphire: luxury toiletries from Bamford, specialty gins in the exceptionally well-stocked bar, and a pre-arrival menu consultation to customise your dining experience. Located just moments from the centre of Morzine, it’s surrounded by its own private grounds, with breathtaking views of the snow-cloaked mountains. And then there’s the spa, which includes an indoor pool, ice chamber, hammam, gym, a large hot tub sunken into the outdoor deck, and a barrel sauna with panoramic views over the resort. If you fancy a massage, the chalet has Bamford-trained therapists available.

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There’s also an open show kitchen for service and chef demonstrations. Outside, a sunken fire pit keeps the chill off as you watch night fall from a cocktail bar carved into the ice (house champagne is free-flowing all week). The food and drink are no less impressive than the facilities: a highly experienced team of chefs serve personalised gourmet dinners, including an exquisite six-course Japanese fine dining restaurant experience on the evening of your choice.

Sleeps 12, from £32,800 per week, visit

Chalet Mont Tremblant, Méribel, France

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There are few things more luxurious than taking your boots off after a long day on the slopes and sinking into a warm jacuzzi. Upgrade to a heated outdoor infinity pool, with a jet stream and panoramic views overlooking the French Alps, and it really doesn’t get any better.

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This luxurious six-bedroom chalet is situated within its own grounds, with a chef team on hand to serve a cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, champagne and canapés, and a sumptuous dinner every day. A chauffeured minivan, meanwhile, will have you in the village centre or Saulire Express lift station in just three minutes.

Sleeps 12, from £54,895 per week, visit

Calima, Verbier, Switzerland

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Soak your weary limbs in the dreamy indoor pool and hot tub as you gaze out over the Swiss Alps. Sip champagne as you dance to the chalet’s inbuilt Sonos system. Snuggle up by the roaring log fire with a good book as the snow falls outside. However you choose to spend your holiday, this stunning chalet ticks all the boxes.

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Part of the exclusive Alpine Estate, this brand-new four-bedroom chalet has all the trappings of a five-star hotel. As well as a small army of private chefs to cook a four-course banquet every night bar one, renting Calima this season also grants access to a complimentary ski instructor for the first two days of your stay.

Sleeps 8+2, from CHF35,910 (approx £32,570) visit

Chalet Trois Ours, Méribel, France

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One of the most luxurious chalets in Méribel (where the competition is stiff), Chalet Trois Ours is located right on the exclusive Route des Chalets slope, making it one of only a handful in the resort to be truly ski-in, ski-out.

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Set over four floors with six gorgeous bedrooms, it’s got all the trimmings – a large south-facing balcony, an outside hot tub, steam room, gym, massage area and cinema room – while retaining that traditional alpine charm. Available through Firefly Collection, you’ll also have a chef team on hand to cook up sumptuous dinners for six of the seven nights.

Sleeps 12, from £27,900 per week on a fully catered basis, visit

Ultima Crans-Montana, Lens, Switzerland

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Nothing is done in half measures at Ultima Crans-Montana, a pair of ultra-luxurious private chalets that can sleep up to 38 guests when rented together. There is an open kitchen for socialising, a cinema room, library and cigar lounge, and you’re on the doorstep of 140km of pristine ski pistes.

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The chalets also have a huge and heavenly spa. Sprawling across 1,000 square metres, it boats saunas, hammams, hot tubs and a heated outdoor swimming pool which is open all year round, looking out onto the idyllic alpine wilds.

Sleeps 38 across two properties, from CHF262,000 (approx £228,622) per week for both chalets, visit

Bella Rocca, Verbier, Switzerland

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Newly completed in 2021, this stylish five-bedroom chalet is cosy yet decidedly contemporary, rocking a more Scandi style than many traditional properties. Huge picture windows make the most of the chalet’s scenic location while expansive living areas make for the perfect place to gather for games and movies after dinner.

The spa has an indoor pool, hot tub and marble hammam, and the wine cave itself is a serious selling point for keen oenophiles. Luxurious add-ons, should you desire, range from helicopter transfers and party planning to in-chalet massages and hairdressing.

Sleeps 10, POA, visit

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