A luxury skiing holiday typically includes staying in a high-end ski resort or chalet, with amenities such as a spa, fine dining, and concierge services. These types of vacations often include access to exclusive ski runs and guides, as well as equipment rentals and ski lessons. Some luxury ski resorts also offer additional activities such as dog sledding, ice skating, and snowmobiling. The cost of a luxury skiing holiday can be quite high, but many people find the experience to be well worth the expense!
Choosing a ski resort can sometimes be a difficult decision, however one country stands well about the rest! Switzerland! Skiing in this country is a truly unique experience. The Swiss Alps is home to some of the most famous and picturesque ski resorts in the world, such as Zermatt, St. Moritz, Verbier, Saas Fee and Grindelwald. These resorts offer a wide range of slopes for skiers of all abilities, from beginner to expert. The Swiss Alps provide the perfect setting for skiing, with snow-capped peaks, stunning views, and well-groomed runs. The Swiss ski resorts are also known for their excellent facilities, including ski schools, rental shops, and après-ski activities.
Switzerland’s Luxurious Holiday Accommodation
Accommodation in the Swiss Alps can range from traditional alpine chalets and cozy bed-and-breakfasts to luxurious five-star hotels. With companies such as booking.com dominating the hotel market and companies such as Airbnb dominating cheap rental properties, it’s important to find the right chalet company in the niche category of ‘luxury,’ with one of the best being The Luxury Chalet Company. Luxury chalet co. offer private rental properties in the Swiss Alps with amenities such as spas, indoor pools, and fitness centers. Additionally, many of the chalets include staff, managers and chefs!
It’s worth noting that the Swiss Alps are a popular tourist destination, particularly during the winter ski season, so it’s recommended to book accommodations well in advance. So, lets take a look at the top 4 chalets in Switzerland, with 2 super luxurious chalets and 2 more reasonably prices luxury chalets. Take a look at what guests have to say about the ski resorts on Trip Advisor.
Chalet Makini, Located in Verbier
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Verbier resort info – Verbier is a popular ski resort located in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps. It’s situated at an altitude of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) and is known for its extensive ski area, which offers a wide range of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The ski area is part of the “4 Valleys” ski area, which includes over 412 km of ski slopes, making it one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland.
Verbier is also known for its lively après-ski scene, with a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants that stay open late. The resort is also a popular destination for off-piste and freeride skiing, as well as ski touring.
The village of Verbier itself is a charming alpine village with traditional chalets and a variety of shops, restaurants, and other amenities.
About the chalet- Completed in 2013, Chalet Makini is a stunning ski-in/ski-out alpine home. This property sits majestically on the banks of a shimmering pond in the highly exclusive Hameau development. Relax on the sun-drenched terrace and watch the rare black swan gliding through the water among paddling ducks. You will be impressed from the moment you step into Chalet Makini by the attention to detail of the interior. Contemporary furniture and art, glittering chandeliers, and sumptuous fabrics have been combined with delightful traditional features such as old wood beams, polished oak flooring, natural stones, antique pieces, and luxurious furs to create a sophisticated and enchanting home with a distinctive Swiss twist.
Chalet Denali, Located in Zermatt
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Zermatt resort info – Zermatt is a popular ski resort and mountain village located in the Swiss Alps, near the border with Italy. The village is situated at an elevation of 1,620 meters (5,310 feet) and is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Alps, including the Matterhorn.
Zermatt is known for its extensive ski area, which includes more than 350 kilometers (217 miles) of ski slopes and offers something for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The ski area is connected to Cervinia, Italy, and is one of the largest ski areas in Europe.
The village of Zermatt itself is car-free, making it a peaceful and idyllic destination. Visitors can explore the village on foot or by electric taxi or horse-drawn carriage. The village has a wide range of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a variety of accommodations, from luxury hotels to traditional chalets.
About the chalet- Sitting proudly on the edge of the development, in perfect view of the iconic Matterhorn, is the incredible Chalet Denali. This chalet is ideally located at the very heart of the village, in immediate proximity to the shopping, night life, and the main railway station. The Sunnegga funicular is only a short stroll from the chalet and whisks you directly up to the ski slopes in three minutes.
The chalet’s striking interior is befitting of the world class South African interior designer who carefully curated the collection of furnishings, finishings and artwork. Offering tasteful stone and wood compositions throughout, Chalet Denali is a feng-shui inspired, sensory indulgent chalet that will appeal to those guests seeking understated luxury without compromising on warmth and character.
Chalet Annapurna, located in Saas Fee
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Saas Fee resort info – Saas-Fee is a village and ski resort in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located in the Saas Valley, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The village is car-free, and is known for its picturesque streets and traditional architecture. The ski resort at Saas-Fee is one of the largest in the Swiss Alps, and offers a wide variety of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. In the summer, the area offers hiking and mountaineering opportunities. Saas-Fee is also home to the Allalin Glacier ski area, which is open year-round.
About the chalet- Chalet Annapurna, extends to 450m2 spread over five stunning floors. The chalet features old wood throughout and is full of light with large panoramic windows to take advantage of the spectacular views. Great care has been taken to create a warm and cosy ambiance utilising finishes and furnishings from around the world. Its modern contemporary style with the highest quality natural fabrics is counterbalanced by the symmetry of the furniture to enhance the feeling of warmth and luxury. The living area on the top floor features very high ceilings and huge bright windows which almost seem to bring you into the heart of the mountains. The spaciousness of the living area will fulfill the needs for conviviality of the most demanding guests. It opens on to a terrace, ideally set on the Southern side of the chalet featuring a barbecue and a large table for 10 guests.
Chalet Aria, located in Grindelwald
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Grindelwald resort info – Grindelwald is a village in the canton of Bern, Switzerland, located in the valley of the same name. It is a popular destination for both winter sports and summer activities, and is known for its stunning scenery, including the iconic Eiger mountain. The village is situated at the foot of the Jungfrau region, which is home to several ski resorts, including the Grindelwald-First, Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen, and Mürren-Schilthorn. In the summer, Grindelwald is a popular destination for hiking, mountaineering, and paragliding. The village also offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities, such as the Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe, and the Grindelwald Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the region.
About the chalet- Chalet Alia is a beautiful, large single family home which impresses with the following advantages: Wellness area on the ground floor, sauna, hammam and techno gym equipment. 5 bedrooms across 3 floors, 4 of them with en-suite bathrooms and a further bathroom and guest toilet