When a luxury chalet sees you from pool to piste in the blink of an eye, it's a tough one to rival. The attention to detail that goes into developing these properties is mind-blowing and each location is carefully picked to make your stay as convenient as can be.
These are the chalets where you can breakfast like a king, slip into heated boots and ski straight out onto the mountain - the likes of a crackling fire, high tea and wellness facilities ready and waiting when you ski back at the end of the day.
Guests staying in Chalet Sorojassa – which occupies a quiet spot on the edge of the forest - can ski to the door on a lovely, tree-lined path. If there are advanced skiers in your party, the Chopine in Meribel can be reached off-piste. Val d'Isere's private La Legettaz complex (including chalets Kilimanjaro and Lafitena) has a heavenly position by red Piste M, which leads to the lovely Solaise sector and on into the vast Espace Killy.
For an exhilarating start to the day, Chalet Montana's on the edge of La Face, Val's rather challenging Olympic black run. Elephant Blanc is terrifically positioned for families - even cautious skiers can use the blue Solaise piste from the door and the beginner slopes are within easy reach. This isn't to say skiing to and from your chalet's imperative; most packages include chauffeur services to whisk you from A to B at your leisure.
|Shemshak Lodge||Courchevel||France||8-13||On the piste|
|Chalet Foinsbois||Meribel||France||12-15||Ski back to the chalet for most of the season|
|Chalet Beluga||Avoriaz||France||10-14||On the piste, a few metres from the lift & ski school meet point|
|Chalet Bellaiuva||Verbier||Switzerland||10-12||Positioned in the pine forest on the piste edge|
|Le Namaste||Courchevel||France||8-12||Direct ski in/out onto Bellecote slope|
|Chalet Montana||Val d’Isere||France||10-15||On the Face de Bellevarde piste|
|Chalet Lapin Blanc||Meribel||France||14-15||On the side of the piste|
|Chalet Chopine||Meribel||France||10||Ski to the door via an off piste route|
|Chalet Mowgli||Verbier||Switzerland||10||On the edge of Le Rouge piste|
|Chalet Le Chardon||Val d’Isere||France||20||The chalet’s private grounds are ski in/out|
|Chalet Zybeline||Meribel||France||12||At the bottom of the Georges Mauduit piste|
|Chalet Sorojassa||Verbier||Switzerland||10||Ski back through the trees to the front door|
|Chalet Opale||Tignes||France||10||Ski straight back in good snow|
|Chalet Lafitenia||Val d’Isere||France||12||Ski in/out from a private enclave|
|Elena||Zermatt||Switzerland||9||Perfect ski in/out in good snow|
|Chalet des Amis||Morzine||France||8-12||Below the Retour des Nants piste|
|Chalet La Bergerie||Val d’Isere||France||13||Ski in/out from this stunning former shepherd’s hut|
|Chalet Bartravelles||Meribel||France||10-12||On the edge of the Doron piste|
|Hornli||Verbier||Switzerland||6||Ski to and from the chalet|
|Chalet Mistral||Val d’Isere||France||14||Ski in/out from a private Val d’Isere enclave|
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.