If the summer hills fill your heart with the sound of music, just like Julie Andrews, or the thrilling scene of James Bond skiing in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ gets your pulse racing, a stay in one of these exceptional ski chalets is for you.
Rally up the family and head to the slopes for an incredible week of fresh powder and pure adventure. No trip may be better suited for a vacation rental than a winter escape. Perfect for families, couples or groups of friends, a rental provides extra living space and some offer incredible amenities like a hot tub, cinema, wine cellar and outdoor balcony for an al fresco glass of wine after a tiring day on the slopes.
So, without further ado, pack your skis and let’s slope off to take a look at these 10 beautiful chalets…
CHALET ANCHORAGE, COURCHEVEL, FRANCE
For an authentic Alpine experience, head to Chalet Anchorage in Courchevel. Guests will immediately feel welcome and cozy in the great room, made from old wood and local materials, which is centered around a corner fireplace. One of the most picturesque parts of the home is the wellness area in the lower level, where you’ll find a stone plunge pool, shower, hammam, and a sauna.
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PARK CITY CASTLE MANSION, UTAH
Styled as a grand chateau and set in a gated community, guests will be greeted by an arched entry hall with carved limestone fireplace and marble floors. Park City Castle Mansion sits on 5.8 acres and offers ski-in, ski-out access to the Quicksilver Gondola and 16,000 square feet of space that sleeps up to 22 guests. The home features about every amenity guests could imagine (pool table, steam shower, wine room, fireplace, boot warmers, three laundry rooms, fully-equipped kitchen plus prep kitchen, library, media room) but after long days of skiing, the luxe private hot tub on the home’s lower deck will be most appealing.
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CHALET BERGHEIM, ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND
This magical mountain chalet overlooking the rooftops of Zermatt has direct access to the Sunnegga ski-piste, one of the best known resorts in Switzerland. Spend the day skiing before curling up with a glass of red in front of a roaring open fire. In summer, take a dip in the warm lake and refuel with a barbecue back at the chalet. If you love natural landscapes and majestic mountain views, Chalet Bergheim is the one for you.
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BEL AIR TREMBLANT STOWE MINILOFT #3, QUEBEC, CANADA
Staying in Quebec, this stylish home offers amazing views, even from the bedroom. Imagine waking up and looking out through the floor to ceiling windows over the snow-covered landscape. There’s a fire pit outside so you can spend winter afternoons outside, hot chocolate in hand, getting to know your neighboring skiers.
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SNOW MONKEY HOUSE, NISEKO-CHO, JAPAN
Nestled in Hirafu village, this three-bedroom cabin features sleek interior design with an open-plan layout. The top floor features a living area lined with windows, and a modern kitchen equipped with everything guests need to cook up a post-ski meal. In addition to the three bedrooms, this rental also offers two extra futons in case you’ve got a larger group size. Kick back and relax by the eco-friendly fireplace and even browse your favorite TV shows – this rental has something for everyone.
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VILLA MARIA LUISA, CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY
Cortina is one of Italy’s most popular ski towns, sitting in the heart of the Dolomites portion of the Southern Limestone Alps. Spend your winter getaway in the region that hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics, also home to the stunning Villa Maria Luisa – complete with impeccable mountain views from each of its three balconies.
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THE LODGE, VAIL, COLORADO
Vail is known for drawing high-profile guests, and this stunning 5,200 square-foot will make you feel like you’re on the A-list. This stunning home is a ski-in, ski-out property, which is rare in Vail, and has all the space and style of a luxury home. Guests will love catching up around the luxurious living room fireplace and dining room table. There’s also a heated infinity bathtub, steam shower, chef’s kitchen, media room, mountain views, private balcony, elevator and a variety of concierge services for a VIP-worthy Aspen getaway.
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CHALET ANNABELLE, CHAMONIX, FRANCE
Planning a family celebration? Why not take your gang away to this five-bedroom chalet in Chamonix. There’s room for up to 12 and the luxuries included, such as the hot tub, play room, log fire and satellite TV will keep the whole family happy when they’re not busy skiing.
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LAKEFRONT CHALET, WHISTLER, CANADA
This newly renovated rental boasts stunning lakeside views. Equipped with a private dock and floor to ceiling windows, travelers can take in all of Whistler’s winter landscapes while enjoying the comforts of home. Cozy up by the fireplace or take advantage of the state-of-the-art kitchen–whatever you choose, this rental is sure to wow after long days on the slopes.
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HEINZ JULEN MOUNTAIN EXPOSURE LOFT, ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND
This spectacular Manhattan-style loft combines wood, steel, glass and textured concrete elements to create an unparalleled space full of light and modern flair. Floor to ceiling glass windows, leading to a large terrace, provide striking 180-degree views of the surrounding Swiss Alps. With a sleek fireplace, secluded alcoves inset in the glass walls and a baby grand piano front and center in the living space, this magnificent space sets the scene for a luxurious getaway.
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