There's just one problem when you stay in chalets like these: when yours has a pool that's infinity edged, gold mosaicked or fitted with massage jets, your swimming goggles will probably see more use than your Bollés…
Whether indoor and sharing space with spa facilities, outdoor with glorious views of the mountains, or a delicious combination of both - the swimming pools in luxury ski chalets are a great deal more than tiles and water.
You'll find spectacular sights over Megeve from the steaming outdoor pool at Chalet Mont Blanc (there's also a second pool in the indoor Zen-zone). Over at Chalet Le Chardon, the 18ft outdoor swim spa looks out to the Espace Killy's mighty Grande Motte Glacier. If you like to clock up the lengths, Shemshack Lodge in Courchevel houses one of the largest indoor pools in the French Alps.
In Val d'Isere's Domaine de Toit du Monde, a retractable wall lets you float outdoors and back in again, while pool depth can be adjusted at the touch of a button for shallower water or further floor space.
Jean Bernard Montel didn't overlook Marco Polo's pool when glamorising the rest of his chalet: "we took a 150-year old ceiling from a Souk in Morocco … we asked Sicis to produce a 24-carat gold mosaic."
Two goddess statues are the vigils of a pool fitted with massage jets, an overhead sound system and a state-of-the-art projector - without doubt one of the best chalet swimming pools on the planet.
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