Winter will soon descend upon the Northern Hemisphere and bring with it both scenic snowfall and icy cool weather. For many people, that seasonal shift means it’s time to start planning their next skiing or snowboarding trip abroad. However, while some are content to book a room in a ski resort or lease out a mountain chalet for a week, the truly ambitious will be best served buying and owning their own private retreat in the mountains. For the alpine aficionado with deep pockets, here are 5 luxurious ski chalets to consider:
$4,325,000 – Matterhorn Chalet (Les Collons, Switzerland)
Situated in the popular resort town of Les Collons and boasting gorgeous panoramic views of the legendary Matterhorn, the aptly-named Matterhorn Chalet is one of the finest vacation properties the Swiss Alps have to offer. The exterior architecture features traditional Swiss design schemes, while the interior is decidedly modern with largely open floor plans and sleek, airy spaces. 5 bedrooms offer plenty of comfortable accommodations for large groups, while the plethora of top-tier runs throughout the nearby Verbier ski area means that the slopes are never far from your doorstep.
$9,950,000 – Snowtop at Deer Crest (Park City, Utah, United States)
Billing itself as a “sublime refuge offering intimate luxury,” the gigantic chalet known as Snowtop at Deer Crest is without a doubt one of the finest ski retreats on Earth. Quite literally any luxurious amenity or accessory that one could think of has already been incorporated into this exceptional property, including a steam room, a sauna, an indoor swimming pool, a geode-style soak tub, and even an ice plunge bath. The architecture, for its part, is every bit as impressive, boasting fine details such as extensive stone masonry, classical domed ceilings, custom reclaimed woodwork/support beams, and hand-laid copper ceilings. Throw in 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and a front row seat to some of America’s best ski runs, and Snowtop at Deer Crest starts to look like an absolute steal at $9.95 million!
$5,000,000 – Bergwelt Chalet (Grindelwald, Switzerland)
Returning to the famed Swiss Alps for the third property on this list, the Bergwelt Chalets are a development of 7 chalets in conjunction with a boutique hotel and 5 apartment buildings. The list price of approximately $5,000,000 USD is for one of the individual chalets, which can be customized by the buyer in terms of both interior construction features and fittings. Located in the centre of Grindelwald village, these chalets boast convenient access to the nearby 45+ lift ski pass which is shared with the adjacent village of Wengen. These properties also have year-round potential, as Grindelwald is a well-known dual-season resort thanks to its moderate 1,034m elevation.
$11,275,000 – Chalet Husky (Tignes, France)
Chalets Petit Alaska is the most exciting new development in France’s esteemed Val d’Isère, comprising 8 separate luxury chalets which feature some of the most stunning modern design schemes ever to grace the Alps. Of these 8 chalets, Chalet Husky is both the largest and the most exquisite in terms of its features and amenities, which include a stunning mixture of “rustic” interior design and modern-style, open air glassy spaces. This is not only one of the most alluring chalets in all of France, but in the world as a whole!
$14,072,000 – Chalet Iris (Verbier, Switzerland)
If your idea of a ski chalet includes mandatory direct access to the slopes, then Chalet Iris is just the luxury property you’ve been waiting for! This not-yet-built home will include 4 bedrooms spread across 3 levels on prime Verbier real estate, and will feature panoramic balconies from which to enjoy the surrounding beauty, as well as a multi-car garage and exceptional exterior finish. And best of all? You’ll be the very first person to live there!