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Who doesn’t want to get away from it all sometimes?  That’s what a holiday is all about, right!?  Leaving the real world behind and immersing yourself in a dream lifestyle…even if it’s only for a week.  Many of us haven’t been able to enjoy holidays this year, and have spent many hours on Instagram and Pinterest, indulging in our wanderlust.  If this sounds familiar, then we’re here to help you out with our top ten favourite luxury mountain retreats to truly escape from it all, and bask in the full alpine glory of the mountains we miss and can’t wait to get back to this winter.

#1 Chalet Alta, Chamonix

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Step away from the stresses of daily life with a luxury mountain retreat to Chalet Alta where you’ll enjoy a reviving holiday for the body and soul.  An indoor/outdoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam and gym are on call to look after your body, whilst the awesome views, quiet locale and roaring fire all combine to help your mind slow down and relax.

Enjoy cross country skiing almost from the front door, or pick up the pace with the huge variety of downhill skiing found throughout the Chamonix Valley.  Rest easy in the knowledge that on your return to the chalet you’ll be treated to a hearty home-cooked meal to be enjoyed with the family.

#2 Chalet V, La Tzoumaz

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A truly stunning property, Chalet V is a first class luxury chalet, situated within Switzerland’s largest ski region.  Arguably one of the best luxury mountain retreats in Switzerland, it would be difficult to find a better property to escape for a while.

Perched on a plateau just above the relaxed alpine village of La Tzoumaz, Chalet V is elegant and refined, whilst offering all the wellness facilities you could wish for to make a holiday in the Swiss Alps really spectacular.

#3 Chalet Charr, St Luc

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A true home away from home, Chalet Charr will embrace you in a sense of luxuriant calm and quiet relaxation as soon as you step through the door.  Appreciate the peace of the surrounding mountain forest and the indomitable strength of the neighbouring peaks.

Situated on the edge of St Luc, a picture postcard Swiss alpine village, a holiday to Chalet Charr is as authentic as they come.  Experience quiet pistes and a charming village overlooked by the Matterhorn, plus with 300 days of sun a year it’s also perfect for a dose of vitamin D.

#4 Le Chalet Mont Blanc, Chamonix

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For larger groups (it sleeps up to 26 guests), Le Chalet Mont Blanc provides a unique standard of luxury in the Chamonix Valley.  Whilst the building is steeped in the history of the mountains, it has been fully refurbished into an indulgent, chic and contemporary luxury mountain retreat.

The secluded location means guests can enjoy complete privacy, yet it is conveniently located for the Mont Blanc ski region and vibrant town of Chamonix.  As one of the most private and exclusive luxury chalets in the Alps, the discreet, first-class team of staff are on hand to provide for all of your requests, from spa treatments to gourmet cuisine and excellent vintages from the wine cellar – it is perfect for when you truly want to get away from it all.

#5 Chalet Inoko, Val d’Isere

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If you wanted to build the dream luxury ski chalet, Inoko would be it.  Situated amongst the snow laden fir trees of a private enclave in the Petit Alaska area of Val d’Isere, the merest hint of snow transforms the property into a winter wonderland.

Muted, natural tones complement the traditional architecture and add a modern touch, whilst a hot tub on the balcony and indoor swimming pool ensure there’s plenty of opportunity for some well-deserved relaxation after an exhilarating day on the slopes.

#6 Chalet Orca, Val d’Isere

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Located in the intimate village of Le Fornet, neighbour to the main resort centre of Val d’Isere, Chalet Orca enjoys a privileged position just a few metres from the slopes.  It benefits from sitting amidst one of the world’s premier ski areas whilst still feeling quiet and secluded.

Truly get away from it all in the chalet’s excellent wellness area, with a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and hammam, or simply relax in front of a classic film in the cosy cinema room.

Quality family time can be enjoyed in front of the warmth of the living room’s fire, or perhaps some healthy competition is in order, courtesy of the foosball table on the mezzanine games area.

#7 Belmont Estate, Whistler

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For the ultimate luxury mountain retreat, Belmont Estate is nestled between the snow-covered trees in an idyllic 7 acre winter wonderland setting. With breathtaking views, this impressive 5 star luxury chalet commands a prestigious location just a 15-minute drive to the resort and 11 minutes to the Creekside Gondola, with access to the world-famous Whistler and Blackcomb ski area.

You will be sure to receive a unique luxury experience like no other at Belmont Estate. With its own private helipad, you can enjoy door to mountain escapes without wasting any time at all. On your return you can enjoy the serenity and peacefulness surrounding you, talk stories of your day on the mountain in the 8,100sqft living space, indulge on the gastronomic delights prepared for you by your pre-arranged private chef and soak up and recharge in the 12 person hot tub whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape before you.

#8 Ferme de Moudon, Les Gets

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A feast for the eyes, the details of this beautifully renovated farmhouse competes for attention with some of the most magical and enchanting views in the Portes du Soleil. Boasting all the ‘must-haves’ of a dream ski holiday, the rustic exterior opens to reveal a truly stunning chalet to get away from it all.  A large fireplace and panoramic windows dominate the lounge, whilst you’ll find stand-alone baths, tactile materials and sumptuous super-king beds in the 6 individually designed bedrooms.

For those who want to make the most of the fresh mountain air, the outdoor hot tub, pool, fire pit terrace and balconies provide plenty of space to breathe and appreciate the vast alpine panorama before you.

#9 Chalet 1551, Lech

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Combine one of the world’s best ski areas, one of Europe’s most prestigious ski resorts, an exclusive location and truly luxurious design, and you have Chalet 1551.  5 unique bedrooms perfectly accommodate up to 12 guests in this haven of alpine luxury.

A unique location ensures guests feel secluded, whilst also allowing convenient access to the beautiful resort for anyone who wants to enjoy the culture of this traditional Austrian town.  Alternatively, allow yourself to be completely pampered in the fully-equipped spa area, or spend a convivial evening in front of the fire.

#10 Hahnenkamm Lodge, Kitzbuhel

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If you take your skiing as seriously as excellent food, top-class service and luxurious facilities, then Hahnenkamm Lodge has to be up there with the top luxury mountain retreats that will tick all of your boxes.  Sleeping up to 12 guests, it’s perched right on the edge of the famous Streif piste, in a ski in/ski out location at 1,645m.

One of the best ski chalets in the world, guests can enjoy first class service and gastronomy, along with the kind of relaxation that only comes from evenings spent choosing between an apéritif on the terrace at sunset (and what a sunset it is!), or time spent in the hammam rejuvenating those well-worked ski muscles.

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For more wanderlust and inspiration for your mountain getaway this winter, take a look at our dedicated page for luxury alpine ski retreats. If any of our top 10 luxury mountain retreats are sparking more than just a pin on Pinterest, please do get in touch with our Ski Specialists who will love to chat through the options for your idyllic escape to the mountains. You can send us an email or give us a call on +44 1202 203650.