Intimate settings, friends & family expertly cossetted by your own private staff, dedicated to ensuring a holiday to precisely your taste. Our 5 star ski chalets are "exclusivity personalised" in the mountains.
Holiday like David Niven & Stephanie van Monaco in the world's finest alpine hotels. Dine in Michelin starred restaurants and ski from a handpicked boutique-chic or grand old 5 star mountain hotel.
While there isn't a globally recognised rating system for either hotels or chalets, there are several tried and true benchmarks for identifying properties worthy of 5 stars (or more): warm, inviting interiors, some of the best food in the mountains, a range and quality of facilities more usually associated with a private health club and behind the scenes, an ever-attentive retinue of staff, who bring it all together.
Feast on hands-down some of the finest fare on the planet. Chefs in the finest chalets have often earned their stripes in Michelin starred restaurants, while some of the best gourmet ski hotels are decorated with Michelin stars of their own. If you like to explore local cuisine, there's always a concierge or host to point you in the direction of the resort's top restaurants.
For the ultimate in bespoke dining, most chalet chefs will build their menus according to your personal preferences. In our hotels, flexibility often comes in the form of multiple restaurants - and room service if a lazy evening beckons.
In both chalets and hotels, children's menus are carefully put together with mini mouths in mind and chefs are always willing to tailor their dishes to specific dietary needs.
If you love the snow half as much as each other, our luxury ski honeymoons and minimoons are wonderful for newlyweds. Escape to the fresh air, fine food and fabulous views of the mountains and split your time between slopes, spas and snug fireside lounges.
Reserve a whole luxury chalet for two and you’ll have the run of your very own alpine lodge, with private spa facilities, gourmet food and staff who’ll move mountains to make your honeymoon magnificent. It’s not usually possible to take just one room in this type of accommodation, but properties like The Farmhouse are an excellent exception to the rule if a shared chalet suits you both better.
Our favourite options for honeymooners are luxury ski hotels, where you can share a room or suite of your choosing, have a table to yourselves at mealtimes and enjoy top-notch facilities together. We have some wonderfully romantic ski hotels to choose between, from grand classics like the Kulm to modern masterpieces like Koh I Nor.
At this level of luxury it goes without saying that all of your private staff will be highly trained, discrete and professional - every whim is wordlessly noted and catered for.
Even in a chalet you may find the specialist staff like therapists and sommeliers more commonly expected in the grand hotels.
To make life a joy when skiing and travelling with children, a number of hotels have an onsite childcare, while exclusive chalets can add private nannies to their in-house staff.
To equip you for the mountains, many properties will arrange in-house fittings and private guides / instructors.
The journey to and from your accommodation should be every ounce as comfortable as your lavish lodgings. Ask us about booking private transfers, helicopter transfers or private jet charter.
Besides the spine-tingling beauty of the mountains on their doorstep, our high-end hotels and chalets are at the global forefront of luxury for their phenomenal facilities.
At this end of the spectrum, swimming pools or spas can be found in the majority of properties - everything a seasoned saunaphile could dream up, from labyrinthine wellness centres to top-of-the-shelf toiletries in your bathroom cabinet.
Making the transition from breakfast to the mountains a breeze, we love our properties with heated boot rooms and on-site ski shops. Some even have a ski concierge to arrange your equipment so you can click in and go.
In the best of the best, you may also find the likes of games rooms, cinemas, cookery studios and even the occasional art gallery or museum…
|Hotel Kulm||St Moritz||Switzerland||172 rooms||Iconic Swiss hotel, acclaimed restaurants, panoramic spa|
|Chalet Marco Polo||Val d’Isere||France||10-14 guests||Ultimate indoor pool (gold plated, projector screen & DJ set), spa, wine & cheese cave|
|W Verbier||Verbier||Switzerland||123 rooms||Top notch restaurants, bar & spa|
|Chalet Mont Tremblant||Meribel||France||12 guests||Outdoor infinity pool, wellness facilities, private cinema|
|Hotel Adler||Ortisei||Italy||110 rooms||Dolomite spa resort, daily activities, piano bar|
|Chalet Chouqui||Verbier||Switzerland||16-20 guests||Massive indoor pool, hot tub & loungers on terrace, games room, private cinema|
|Grand Hotel Zermatterhof||Zermatt||Switzerland||77 rooms||Iconic Zermatt hotel, great restaurants, pool & spa|
|Shemshak Lodge||Courchevel||France||8-13 guests||Ski in/out, swimming pool, wheelchair & child friendly|
|Gstaad Palace||Gstaad||Switzerland||90 rooms||Bucket list Swiss hotel, gourmet restaurants, brilliant spa|
|Grand Corniche||Les Gets||France||12-15 guests||Heated outdoor infinity pool, spa facilities, gourmet catering|
|The Little Nell||Aspen||USA||92 rooms||Famous Aspen hotel, ski in/out, après ski|
|Chalet Maurice||Zermatt||Switzerland||12 guests||Entry via pivate funicular, outdoor hot tub, sauna & massage room|
|Trofana Royal||Ischgl||Austria||111 rooms||Award winning cuisine, amazing spa, cigar lounge|
|Chalet Lhotse||Val d’Isere||France||12-14 guests||Spa floor, indoor pool with projector screen, indoor & outdoor hot tubs|
|Hotel Le K2 Palace||Courchevel||France||26 + 4 suites||Michelin-starred restaurant, excellent spa|
|Chalet Le Rocher||Val d’Isere||France||14 guests||Private gym, spa with pool & cinema projector|
|Four Seasons Hotel Megeve||Megeve||France||52-55 rooms||Michelin-starred restaurant, enormous spa, horse & carriage service|
|Chalet Alpaca||Meribel||France||12-14 guests||Outdoor heated pool & copper hot tub, indoor climbing wall, cinema|
|Hotel Koh I Nor||Val Thorens||France||63 rooms||Gourmet restaurant, 2 swimming pools, spa|
|Chalet Le Namaste||Courchevel||France||8-12 guests||Formerly Margaret Thatcher’s summer residence, ski in/out, indoor pool & spa|
We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.