The prestigious World Ski Awards have once again shone light on the best of the best when it comes to an unforgettable break on the slopes, showing luxury-seekers exactly where they can find world-class chalets, sure to impress even the most discerning of ski-travellers. Here, House of Coco have teamed up with Leo Trippi– winners of the prestigious ‘World’s Best Ski Travel Agent’ award in the 2016 World Ski Awards- to divulge where to find the world’s best chalets (officially), as well as how to book your next break there…
World’s Best Ski Chalet- Chalet Bighorn, Revelstoke, Canada
Located in the heliskiing mecca of Revelstoke is Chalet Bighorn- an opulent mountain retreat for up to 16 guests, offering 15,000 square feet of some of the most luxurious chalet living in the world. This timber-framed masterpiece is found nestled amongst the forest, with endless luxury touches; huge stone fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling picture windows, spectacular chandeliers and individually designed bedrooms with custom en-suites. Dinner can be taken in the formal dining room or more casually in the kitchen, plus there’s a hi-tech cinema, fully stocked cocktail bar and incredible spa- complete with indoor current pool, sauna, massage room and outdoor hot tub. There’s even a private heli-pad. Price available on request.
World’s Best New Ski Chalet- Chalet Pont du Cam, Meribel, France
After enjoying a complete renovation throughout 2015, Chalet Pont du Cam offers guests lavish yet contemporary interiors just a 2 minute drive from Meribel 1600’s Doron piste. Sleeping up to 14 guests in 7 en-suite bedrooms, the property oozes sophistication, boasting sleek wooden floors, subtle lighting and a classic monotone colour scheme with bold flashes of colour throughout. Large picture windows offer fantastic views of Meribel valley, plus there’s an entertainment room with large flat-screen TV and pool table, private hammam, well-equipped gym and 8-seater outdoor hot tub. A team of five dedicated staff look after you throughout your stay, with breakfast, afternoon tea and a 4-course gourmet dinners prepared by your own chef each day. Priced from £14,500 per week based on 14 sharing on a catered basis.
Italy’s Best Ski Chalet- San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, Italian Dolomites
This mountain lodge, tucked away high in the mountains, offers traditional yet luxurious Italian mountain living with bags of space to enjoy- including your very own golf course and 120km of pristine slopes on your doorstep. Lovingly renovated by its current owners Stefano and Giorgia, the property itself boasts elements harking back to the 16th century and its rich history as a hunting lodge is evident throughout; from traditional wooden skis adorning the walls, to its vaulted ceilings and even an original goat shed built from natural stone- now converted into a well-stocked wine cellar. 4 en-suite bedrooms offer a cosy rest-stop for up to 10 guests, each with incredible valley views, who can retire to the chalet’s Finnish sauna and Turkish bath for a dip after a long day’s skiing. Priced from £16,000 per week based on 10 sharing, including daily breakfast and afternoon tea.
Japan’s Best Ski Chalet- Sekka Kan, Niseko
Just a short walk from Niseko’s ski lifts is Sekka Kan, a beautifully appointed boutique apartment, offering panoramic views of Niseko’s famous deep powder slopes. Split over two levels, the apartment sleeps up to 9 guests in 3 double bedrooms and a studio, complete with ultra-modern en-suites. Expertly blending European and Japanese influences, interiors are minimalist yet cosy with designer furniture and a crackling fireplace; there’s even a private outdoor balcony with jet bath, topped off with beautiful forest views. Price available on request.
Austria’s Best Ski Chalet- Chalet Uberhaus, Lech, Austria
Found in the exclusive Oberlech region is Chalet Uberhaus- a seriously slick ski-in/ski-out hideaway for up to 10 adults just a stone’s throw from Lech’s centre. Jaw-dropping interiors make it easy to see why this clinched the ‘best chalet’ award for Austria this year, with state-of-the-art technology, chic, contemporary furnishings, beautiful wood-panelled walls and roaring modern fireplaces. Inside, the chalet homes a cinema room, spa, gym, bar, snooker room and library- as well as five spacious en-suite bedrooms. Outside, multiple balconies offer a fantastic spot to enjoy the views, plus a bubbling hot tub on the terrace- right on the edge of the piste. Priced from £35,000 per week based on 10 sharing on a catered basis.
France’s Best Ski Chalet- Chalet Mont Tremblant, Meribel
Found in the heart of glamorous Meribel is Chalet Mont Tremblant- an imposing, exceptional property for up to 12 guests. Guests here have more than enough space to relax in, with vast rooms, open fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows making the most of the beautiful views. The chalet even has its own home cinema, separate playroom and outdoor heated infinity pool- perfect for serious swimmers or those looking to unwind after a long day on the slopes. Each of the six en-suite bedrooms has been individually-designed with every attention to detail, expertly blending traditional touches (oak panelled walls, fur throws and crackling fireplaces) with the contemporary (iPod socking stations, plasma TVs, monsoon showers) to make you feel completely at home. Best of all, you’ll have a team on hand to cater to your every need; you needn’t lift a finger. Priced from £19,800 per week based on 12 sharing on a catered basis.
All properties are available to book through Leo Trippi – www.leotrippi.com.