Luckily for us, Europe is home to some of the world’s best luxury ski resorts. Meaning fresh Alpine snow and the exhilarating mountainside Après scene is just a short plane ride away.
Spanning from the Scandi Alpine slopes to the sweeping Italian mountain ranges, there truly is something for every kind of skier within European ski resorts. Yet, this ski season – two Swiss destinations are piquing particular interest.
The Luxury Chalet Company – specialists in the ultimate luxury ski breaks, share why they have pitched Zermatt and Verbier at the top of their chalet list, and where to stay when you get there…
Who is the Luxury Chalet Company?
The team behind Luxury Chalet Co. are themselves avid skiers and snowboarders, who have spent many winters in Europe’s ski resorts over the decades. During that time, they witnessed a shift in the kind of accommodation available to winter holiday goers. Where there were once standard holiday homes, gradually more exquisite slopeside properties have begun to emerge on pistes across Europe.
Their passion for Snowsports and winter getaways then turned into a business idea. What if they could lean on decades of visiting these destinations and properties, and connect more people to that fresh powder feeling, all while staying in sublime luxury?
Today, The Luxury Chalet Company is proud to have some of the finest alpine properties in all of Europe within their collection. With an experienced team – whose backgrounds cross between Haute-cuisine, luxury catering, and premium ski travel – they are one of the best on the market for those seeking the ultimate luxury winter holiday.
Zermatt Luxury Ski Resort
Zermatt, Switzerland, is a winter wonderland tucked away at the upper end of the Matter valley in the western Swiss canton of Valais. And with exceptional snowfall, long sunny days, and its famous neighbour – the legendary Matterhorn it’s not hard to see why Zermatt is so popular.
Zermatt is also the highest ski resort in the whole of Europe, making it a great option for anyone seeking pristine slopes across a range of abilities. The runs here span across the breathtaking mountain, where white snow-capped peaks are often set against cloudless blue skies.
A luxury ski holiday in Zermatt is also as much about culture and entertainment, as it is about your time gliding down the mountain. As one of Europe’s best luxury ski resorts – Zermatt has everything you’d expect of an idyllic luxury ski destination. Down in the town itself, you’ll find a range of cosy restaurants and bars scattered across the pretty streets, offering a relaxing atmosphere away from the party scene of the mountains.
Verbier Luxury Ski Resort
Situated in the canton of the Valais, in the southwest of Switzerland, Verbier is bordered by France to the west and Italy to the south. It’s the glamorous international clientele – who return to Verbier year in, year out – that have earned the town’s accolade for being one of the most premium ski resorts in the world.
Clearly, where there is money – there are higher prices. Yet Verbier is so much more than a winter playground for the rich and famous. There is substance here, as well as style. Verbier’s skiing is superb, offering some of the best piste maps in Europe. It’s suited to both the keen skier, with its amazing and easily accessible off-piste, and the more leisurely skier who enjoys cruising the blues before relaxing on a sun lounger for the afternoon.
And of course, one cannot mention Verbier without mentioning the world-famous selection of lively bars and clubs. There’s no better way to celebrate a great day on the slopes than with a few well-earned après-ski drinks amongst friends, whether you’re atop the mountain or in one of the town’s atmospheric bars.
The Top Three Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt and Verbier
Now with your sights set on these sublime Swiss ski resorts; you’ll need some inspiration on where to stay. Here are three of our favourites:
1. Chalet Les Anges: A Luxury Zermatt Chalet for 14 Guests
Etched into the mountainside itself is the premium luxury chalet of Les Anges. This Zermatt boasts expansive rooms offering the perfect home-away-from-home during a luxury ski break to Europe. The exterior of the slopeside chalet is typically Alpine, with timber trusses and a wooden veranda offering uninterrupted views out onto the mountain and to the Matterhorn itself which can be seen clearly to the east of the building.
Inside, the story gets better still. There are seven double bedrooms found within the walls of this luxury Zermatt chalet, as well as a large reception room where floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views. There is also a hot tub, private chalet spa, steam room, and birch-lined massage room so that guests can take care of achy muscles. You’ll find a heated boot room on the property, meaning that your ski equipment will be perfectly dried and warm from one day to the next during your luxury ski break.
2. Chalet Makini: A Luxury Verbier Chalet for 10 guests
Chalet Makini is a superbly luxurious Alpine lodge located in the highly sought-after Hameau area in Verbier. A stunning ski-in/ski-out home, the property features chic furniture, inspiring artwork, and unrivalled attention to detail in both amenities and service.
Up to 11 guests are housed comfortably in five beautiful and intricately designed bedrooms all with luxury en-suite facilities. The chalet has two stunning living areas, with the main living area focused on a grand stone fireplace that dates back to the 18th century. Extensive balconies and terraces surround the chalet, and the chalet’s elevated position allows you to enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic mountains in the distance with a glass of champagne in hand. Sounds incredible, right?
3. Chalet Zermatt Peak: A Luxury Zermatt Chalet for 10 Guests
With breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and perched centrally above the enchanting village of Zermatt, the exclusive Chalet Zermatt Peak pays homage to architectural design and luxury.
The chalet is spacious and laid out over six opulent floors, including five deluxe double bedrooms, ceiling-to-floor windows, sky observatory roofing, and an indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi. The spacious open-plan living areas spill out onto the generous wrap-around balcony, all framed by the most envied view in Zermatt.
And after a long day on the slopes, what better way to unwind than in the chalet’s own private wellness centre? The Wellness Centre offers the perfect combination of style and relaxation to restore your inner balance and peace of mind. Guests can enjoy either a dry Finnish or a wet Swedish sauna, bio steam in the hammam, or relax in the bubbles and jets of the outdoor Jacuzzi.
So, what more reason do you need to put the Swiss ski resorts of Zermatt and Verbier on your winter travel wishlist for 2023? Get in touch directly with the Luxury Ski Chalet Co today.