A touch of luxury on your next ski holiday.
If you really want a touch of luxury on your next ski holiday, then you are sure to find your perfect slope in the French Alps. Start your trip with a champagne reception and exceptional personal service as you arrive at your luxury chalet or hotel. You’ll find all the mod cons and little extras to make your holiday that little bit more special.
Fully catered has a whole new meaning when staying in a premium chalet. Start your day with a hearty breakfast, then enjoy afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes and pre-dinner drinks and canapes on site. Finally, indulge in a four-course evening meal washed down with red and white house wine.
Not only is the food luxurious but your accommodation will be exceptional, too. Coupled with excellent skiing, lift pass options and staff and hosts on hand at all times, you are sure to enjoy an amazing luxury stay in the Alps. Your winter ski holidays and luxury premium chalets can be booked as part of a comprehensive package. Sound good to you? A luxury Alpine holiday should definitely be on your European bucket list.
Here are a few of the top luxury options for both Chalets and hotels in the French Alps:
1. Chalet Nyon, Morzine
Located next to the Nyon cable car in Morzine, you’ll have access to some of the best skiing and boarding in Morzine and Les Gets. The chalet offers the traditional Alpine old-world charm while incorporating all the modern luxuries you expect. There are five bedrooms, sleeping up to eleven guests and a large living and dining area on the first floor. All bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms and two bedrooms on the top floor have access to a large balcony.
Highlights here include a hot tub and sun deck and spectacular views of the mountains and forests. The town center is only a mile away by foot, but if you don’t fancy a stroll a free shuttle bus stops just outside the chalet. If you are looking for a luxury chalet close to both the center and the slopes, then Chalet Nyon is a great choice!
2. Chalet Cretet, Méribel
This luxury chalet in Méribel is found in the higher part of Méribel-Mottaret. A great position for the slopes of Chaudanne or the Mont Vallon ski area, but only 820 feet (250 meters) from the restaurants and bars below, too. The newly renovated property is a highly sought-after accommodation for those looking for a luxury break in Meribel.
The chalet itself has five bedrooms, one being at mezzanine level, and a living area and kitchen on the first floor with balcony. All bedrooms are en suite with shower and one of the bedrooms has a bath, too. There’s plenty of room for large families or groups if you want to book the whole chalet yourself.
Highlights include a modern finish throughout, both a sauna and a hot tub for guests to use and an Alpine-style log fireplace to warm you up after being out in the cold. There are also gorgeous mountain views from the first-floor balcony to enjoy.
3. Chalet Austin, Morzine
This chalet has one of the best panoramic views in Morzine from its elevated position on the mountainside. A resort shuttle will stop right outside the chalet, which will take you to-and-from the slopes and town center in only a few minutes. You can also walk to the resort center in about 10 to 15 minutes.
You’ll find attention to detail is key to this Chalet and the décor and furnishings won’t disappoint you with amazing views to match. There are just four bedrooms, sleeping only eight and all of the bedrooms are located on the first floor. On the ground floor, you will find the kitchen, dining room and lounge area as well as the hot tub too. Not only is the accommodation great but the catering is excellent, too. You’ll also enjoy five course premium catering dinner, superior wines and luxury toiletries and bathrobes to boot.
This chalet is perfect to be booked by families who want to reserve the whole place. Given its location, small size and excellent facilities, this chalet makes for a great family or group holiday.
4. Hotel Montana, Courchevel
Perhaps you would prefer to stay in a hotel rather than a chalet? Well, you won’t sacrifice any luxury when staying at Hotel Montana in Courchevel. Book a luxury room and you can expect a modern and contemporary style with full bathroom and a balcony overlooking the ski slope or with mountain views. Featureing 69 rooms in varying sizes, from twins to quads, this hotel is guaranteed to suit the needs of any guest.
The hotel is classed as a Ski-in Ski-out site given its location in the center on La Tania, which is only 328 feet (100 meters) to the main gondola lift. This lift will take you to the most fabulous skiing in the three valleys, in both Courchevel and Meribel.
Facilities include a health club with hot tub, plunge pool, sauna and steam room. A comfortable lounge with log fire is available for guests, plus free Wi-Fi, board games, theme nights and a game room. There’s quite a lot included when you stay here! Whether you are a family looking for a hotel or a couple seeking that romantic stay, you won’t be disappointed here.
5. Hotel Gelinotte, Val d’Isère
You’ll find Hotel Gelinotte at an elevated position in Val d’Isere. There are amazing views here; it is about five to 10 minutes walking distance to the main slopes and the shops and bars in the center. So you get to enjoy the scenery and still be close to the action.
Rooms vary from twin and double to triple and quad, and most rooms have a balcony and mountain views. There are a total of 25 bedrooms catering to a maximum of 57 guests in Hotel Gelinotte. The half board package includes continental breakfast with enhanced hot options, a special afternoon tea or coffee or hot chocolate if you prefer, with freshly baked cakes and finally an exquisite three course à la carte dinner each day.
Highlights include a leisure suite with swimming pool, steam room and sauna with spectacular views over the mountains and slopes of Val d’isere. The hotel has a fully licensed bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a lounge with satellite TV and free guest Wi-Fi. The open fireplace provides a relaxing atmosphere in the lounge providing a centerpiece and focal point in the hotel.
There are quite a few options for a luxurious stay in the French Alps, both luxury chalets and hotels are on offer for a truly relaxing Alpine holiday. There are many additional luxury options to choose from depending on where you stay: from dining options, ski and activity passes or even spa and massage packages. Whichever resort, or type of stay you choose, there are plenty of reasons to try a luxury holiday in the Alps.
Don’t forget to enjoy thrilling activities in the daytime knowing you can sit back and relax with everything you need back at your accommodation.
Have you ever experienced a luxury holiday in the Alps? What was your experience of Alpine tourism and how did you spend your time?