tour the mont blanc A Selection of The Most Glamorous Luxury Ski Chalets
There was a time when the choice of ski accommodation was, to be honest, pretty poor ranging from dingy apartments in monstrous 60s style blocks to chalets with appallingly twee interiors clad in pine and plastic. But that was a long time ago. Nowadays, of course, pretty much wherever you turn, there a range of great and quite seriously high end rental accommodation for those of us who are looking to push the boat out on our ski holidays. Here a run down of some of the most glamorous luxury ski chalets and holiday homes in Europe.
The Eagle Nest; St Anton am Arlberg
The Eagle Nest is what any self respecting, luxe loving skier on their ski holiday in Austria would be looking for. A combination of (largely) traditional exteriors and (largely) modern interiors courtesy of local architect Karl Fahrner the whole thing comes together to striking effect. It far from just an empty aesthetic statement, though: there also some nifty fixtures and fittings such as the external Jacuzzi (carved into the bare rock) to take into account. Throw in a top class location with wonderful views across St Anton and you can see why it claims the price tag it does!
Chalet La Moraine; Chamonix
Chamonix: playground of the well to do winter sports fan. So it hardly surprising that there should be a wide array of seriously enticing luxury ski chalets and holiday homes. And Chalet La Moraine certainly falls into that category. From the outside, it the very definition of a French ski chalet with its sloping, snow covered roof and large balcony out front. Best of all, is the view: staring out at the snow capped Mont Blanc in all its soaring majesty. Cheap it isn but with assets like that who quibbling?
Arabella, Val d Over in Val d the range of fantastic holiday homes for a luxury ski holiday in France is hardly any less extensive. Arabella is a case in point: a handsome detached chalet, built in the traditional style, it an undeniably pretty spectacle. But Arabella also has a real ace up its sleeve: a ski in/ski out location. Which means you can get up, and after a quick breakfast of coffee and croissants, be on the gentle slope leading to the lifts of Solaise and Bellevarde. Perfect.