It's a universal truth that after a long day of skiing, there's nothing better than a hot shower, a rich dinner, and too much good wine. And what better place to enjoy all these creature comforts than in one of Europe’s most picturesque chalets? So grab yourself a mug of hot chocolate and get cozy — we've found five of the most luxurious chalets across Europe for you and your best buds, so you can go from skiing to snuggling in style.
Chalet N, Austria
Imagine the rustic charm of Little House on the Prairie paired with the jaw-dropping opulence of Marie Antoinette, and you have Austria’s Chalet N in Lech. Capable of accommodating up to 22 guests, this lodge boasts ski in/ski out access, an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, spa and fitness amenities, a library, billiards room and cinema. Lap up dinner at the chalet’s own private restaurant, then take a cheeky trip to the wine cellar...because no good night out starts with a salad.
Chalet Maria, France
Nestled amongst the fir trees of Courchevel is the beautiful Chalet Maria, which sleeps up to 14 snow-loving holidaymakers. Start your ski holiday off the French way, with champagne, macaroons, and a selection of appetizers, all served on arrival. Then enjoy the pool, the private gym or relax on one of the balconies and take in the stunning vistas. The superb ski slopes of Courchevel are only a short drive away, so take advantage of the garage parking or the resort’s driving service. Ahh, the good life.
Alpine Estate, Switzerland
Panoramic views, superior skiing and a ton of decadent touches make Alpine Estate the dreamiest chalet around for athletic types and thrill-seekers alike. Vacationers can enjoy the best of the Swiss Alps here in Verbier (and yes, it is as pretty as you'd expect), with heli-skiing, golf, sledding, and paragliding. You and 19 of your closest pals can then party all night to the sounds of the chalet's own Sirocco sound system, while someone mans the wet bar and the two wine caves, of course. And because one wouldn't be enough, there's also two indoor pools, two hot tubs, and two saunas. Sweet.
Chalet Deer, France
Chalet Deer promises a ski trip to Megeve so lavish it's like you dreamt it. Upon arrival, tuck into the complimentary champagne, flowers and cosmetics before enjoying a long, hot steam. Then lace up your boots in the in-house ski room before trekking just three minutes to the mountain’s ski lift. Spend your evening lounging by the fire and finish the night out with a drink or two (or three...) in the outdoor hot tub.
Chalet Abbruzes, France
This three-level beauty in Courchevel sleeps 14, but when it comes to providing crazy levels of comfort, the sky’s the limit. Chalet Abbruzes comes equipped with a personal butler, professional chef and housekeeping staff, so you needn't lift a finger (except to sip). Take a dip in the swimming pool with adjacent waterfalls or a nap in one of the two gorgeously decorated lounges. If you do fancy a big night out, hit up nearby Hotel Le K2 (the chalet is part of it) and take advantage of their in-house restaurant, spa, bar, and nightclub.