Having your own apartment to call home for the week can be a luxury in itself: they come with living AND sleeping areas rather than a single room, as well as kitchen facilities to use - or ignore - as much as you like.
But some properties take things to another level of lux, offering access to saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools and hot tubs; with open fires to toast your toes by and positions moments from the ski lifts and slopes for minimal legwork.
Apartments on the upper end of the scale come with bigger, better kitchens, letting you cook more comfortably rather than having to juggle basic facilities. But that’s not to say self-catering’s a necessity – with prime positions in the middle of mountain towns, you can book tables in acclaimed gourmet restaurants for feast after feast sans housework. Some apartments are linked to neighboring hotels where guests can upgrade to a B&B or half board meal plan for all the benefits of having your own pad, and cooking taken care of too.
There are plenty more ways to make your stay even more luxurious: book private transfers, helicopter tours or employ beauty therapists and nannies to come to your apartment and do what they do best. One of our favourite things to do is order hampers from companies like Fortnums for a box full of treats to enjoy through the week.