Mountain view and exterior of Chalet 1551, a luxury catered ski chalet in Austria.

Picturesque villages doubling as world-class ski resorts, complete with rich culture, gastronomy and snow records… Austria has it all. When staying amidst the snow-covered peaks, why not experience the best of Austrian hospitality? Indulge in the wealth of excellence that the best catered ski chalets in Austria have to offer.

Catered ski chalets in the Austrian Alps redefine the ‘gourmet winter holiday’. Ranging from cosy to opulent, catered ski chalets offer the perfect retreat to return to after a day on the slopes.

Whether a romantic escape, family adventure, or a getaway with friends, I’ve curated our top ten catered ski chalets in Austria. Read on to discover the crème de la crème of catered chalets

#1 Hahnenkamm Lodge, Kitzbühel

For our first entry, Hahnenkamm Lodge shows us a prime example of a luxury ski in ski out chalet in Kitzbühel. This stunning property is renowned for its excellence, having been crowned “Austria’s Best Ski Chalet” by the World Ski Awards on a number of occasions. Nestled high in the Austrian mountains above Kitzbühel, Hahnenkamm Lodge offers the blessed convenience of ski-in/ski-out access. The truly unique location (1,645m on the slopes of Kitzbühel) makes for a catered mountain chalet in Austria like no other.

Our directors, Andy and Fran Castle, have personally experienced and approved the culinary delights in Hahnenkamm Lodge. In their words, you can expect “Michelin-level dining on top of the mountain views, with sunsets to die for”.

At this luxury catered ski chalet in Austria, the skilled chef will artfully prepare meals to tantalise the senses. For breakfast, indulge in fruit, cheese, meats, pastries and homemade bread. It’s an amazing spread, and the quality of the food also lives up to the variety! Picture, if you will, a gorgeous evening meal at Hahnenkamm Lodge…begin with a delectable lobster carpaccio, followed by succulent veal chops for your main course. Don’t miss out on the sea buckthorn soufflé for dessert, a local fruit renowned for its health benefits.

Due to its incredible location, Hahnenkamm Lodge benefits from quiet evenings away from the main town. However, there’s no need to worry about securing drinks in the hustle and bustle; no long queues and crowded rooms. Recognising that you can’t simply stroll into town for an apéritif like some catered ski chalets in Austria, their bar is fully stocked, and the team are ready and eager to take your cocktail order.

#2 Arula Chalets, Lech

In a list of the best catered chalets in Austria, we can’t ignore the marvel that are the Arula Chalets. These are some of the most impressive catered ski chalets in Austria’s royal resort of Lech. The neighbouring sister properties – Arula Chalet 1 and Arula Chalet 2 – can be booked both independently or together. Ask all your friends and family as when booked together they welcome large groups up to thirty guests! If you combine the pair into one ultra-luxe property, you’re blessed with double the space, facilities and staff.

The Arula Chalets are two catered ski chalets in one, so you can reap plenty of benefits. For instance, they’re able to organise the extensive and highly trained staff, for butler and concierge service 24/7. Furthermore, the properties have two party/entertainment rooms. Therefore, if you’re heading for a ski holiday celebration, this catered ski chalet in Austria tailors to your festivities.

Head Chef Kevin Batzov sets no limits when it comes to creative and gastronomic food. He seems to have the ability to stretch the boundaries of what food is with his creations, offering maximum taste and creativity in one fell swoop. Together with Patrick Hupf, the sommelier and service manager of Arula Chalets, your wining and dining experience is sure to be a flavour revolution.

#3 Chalet Artemis, St Anton

Collage of dishes served at Chalet Artemis

Chalet Artemis is nothing less than heavenly. The designers of this beautiful property clearly channelled the Greek goddess after who it is named. Its plush design alone could qualify it as one of the best catered chalets in Austria. However, it all comes down to the exquisite level of service. The carefully tailored gourmet dinner service comes complete with wine pairings, all specially selected for the ultimate chalet dining experience.

Head Chef Phillippa is also as adaptable as she is talented. She can craft a wondrous 3-course evening meal where food meets art, whip up a mean curry, or simply recreate old family favourites. With her training at Matthew Kenny’s culinary academy in New York City, she has exemplary training, including in exquisite plant-based dishes! Whatever your tastes desire, her dishes will exceed expectations.

The family-friendly slopes of St Anton are just a short drive away, thanks to the dedicated driver service provided by the concierge team. At the end of a wonderful day carving up some of the best pistes in Austria, return home to the welcoming warmth of Chalet Artemis. The cosy cinema room and wellness area will be ready to give your mind and body a rejuvenating reset.

#4 Chalet Narnia, St Anton

Chalet Narnia's dining table, ready for a meal at one of the best catered chalets in Austria.

Welcome to the magical world of Chalet Narnia. This idyllic chalet is nestled in the forested corner of St Anton, offering the ultimate backdrop for a luxury ski holiday in the Austrian Alps. The stunning mountain views provide an exquisite setting, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Like many of the catered ski chalets in the Arlberg region, the traditional wooden alpine exterior shelters a warm, charming interior. Expect welcoming staff to match, who are focussed on your enjoyment as their top priority.

The chef and concierge team collaborate with guests to expertly tailor the menu to their preferences, for a truly bespoke dining experience. This act comes as second-nature to them, due to both their experience, and their innate culinary and service talents. Chalet Narnia’s Michelin-trained chef uses only the freshest ingredients, ensuring that the food is rich and luxurious. In other words, catered chalets in the Austrian Alps are the perfect choice for your luxury ski holiday, and Chalet Narnia is a top choice for any group.

#5 Chalet 1551, Lech

Collage of food and cocktails served at Chalet 1551, a luxury catered ski chalet in Lech.

A prime example of chalet excellence, you’ll find nothing less than ultimate luxury at Chalet 1551. This ski-in, ski-out chalet in Lech is the best place to start if you’re looking to explore the luxury holidays of the Arlberg region. Catered ski holidays in the Austrian Alps mean that you can truly relax, and that level of ease is especially apparent at Chalet 1551. Not only are the slopes right on your doorstep, but you also benefit from the 24/7 butler and concierge service! You won’t need to lift a finger on your next luxury ski holiday in Lech, thanks to the experienced and professional chalet.

Included in your luxury catered ski holiday in Austria is a private driver, equipped with both a Range Rover and Audi Q8. There is a plethora of non-skiing activities in Lech, from tobogganing to ice skating, and everything in between. Thanks to the team at Chalet 1551, you’ll have no problem enjoying your time off skis as much as on them! Of course, if you’re a little tired from a fabulous day skiing in the Austrian Alps, you can always get a rejuvenating massage from the in-house masseuse!

We can’t talk about Chalet 1551 without mentioning the incredible culinary creations it offers. The genius of the head chef obvious in every bite, a true master of his craft. In his own words, he likes to bring his “soul to the recipe”, experimenting with perfectly balanced, vibrant, and natural flavours. Pair this with a cocktail from the talented mixologist, on hand to craft a cocktail unique to each guest.

#6 The Residence, Lech

Dishes on offer within the Severin*s Alpine Retreat that may be served at The Residence, a catered ski chalet in the Austrian Alps.

If you’re looking for one of the best luxury ski chalets in Austria, then The Residence should certainly be on your radar. The Residence is a one of a kind catered ski chalet in Lech. It is part of Severin*s Alpine Retreat which is a luxury boutique hotel made up of nine suites and, of course, The Residence. Imagine a catered ski chalet in the Austrian Alps, but with the luxury of a hotel. When staying in The Residence, you’re truly getting the best of both these worlds. Although part of Severin*s, and with access to its five-star wellness facilities and restaurants, The Residence acts as its own catered ski chalet. You will receive four-course evening meals served in the comfort of the chalet. And, what sort of catered ski chalet in Austria would it be if it didn’t offer fondue?

The Severin*s restaurant offers much more than breakfast and pushes the boundaries of a catered ski holiday in the Austrian Alps. The passionate and innovative head chefs at the restaurant craft an excellent Alpine menu to impress every discerning gourmand.

Whatever the meal, in The Residence you can relish in traditional flavours infused with each chef’s global palette and techniques. The wine cellar is a the hidden gem on this catered ski trip in Austria. Located in the Severin*s Hotel, it offers a diverse selection of wines from Austria and around the world, including rare vintages. At The Residence, the luxury alpine catering isn’t just limited to the chalet…

#7 Chalet Julisam, Leogang

Dining table with fresh starter at Chalet Julisam

Truly a luxury chalet like no other, the indomitable Chalet Julisam has all the luxuries of a hotel whilst offering the privacy you would expect from the catered mountain chalets of Austria. The makers of Chalet Julisam have designed a chalet that’s perfect for a family ski holiday in the Alps, housing up to 20 people across two buildings. For every grown-up feature, there’s also something for the kids to enjoy. While adults enjoy the self-playing grand piano and David Harber sculptures, little ones can enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, football pitch and climbing wall.

Chalet Julisam operates with bespoke service in mind. This chalet likes to create an experience customised to suit your needs, and showcases a team solely dedicated to enhancing your stay. The team at Chalet Julisam know both the chalet and the local area inside out. With years of experience, they emphasise not imposing full-service on anyone. Instead, they tailor their staff to your stay. If you want four course meals nightly? No problem! If you’d rather opt for a self-catering ski holiday, but with a special occasion meal? Chalet Julisam are more than amenable. You may even request a musical accompaniment on the grand piano to set the mood for an outstanding tasting menu!

When it comes to wine, Chalet Julisam is stocked with a curated selection of the best examples of viticulture. From a welcome champagne to internationally renowned red and white wines, you’ll want to savour every sip. You can rest easy at Chalet Julisam; you’re in good hands!

#8 Chalet ÜberHaus, Lech

Hot tub of Chalet ÜberHaus overlooking the mountains, with champagne on the edge. Perfect for a day in the sun on a luxury catered ski holiday in Austria.

As one of the premier luxury catered ski chalets in Austria, dining at Chalet ÜberHaus is a gourmand’s dream. The chef remains in dialogue with guests throughout, adding an exciting level of flexibility to your meals. The daily breakfast and afternoon tea options are vast and delectable. From baked eggs, to fruit parfait, guests will be well-fuelled for a day of skiing in Austria. The greatest highlight? The incredible dinner service that graces the chalet for 6 nights of your stay. Expect Austrian classics, international fusion, and anything that your party desires!

Is it any wonder that Chalet ÜberHaus made our list of the best luxury chalet hot tubs? And it’s not just the incredible mountain views that make this hot tub so special. A catered ski holiday at Chalet ÜberHaus means an open bar! Sip on free-flowing house wines as you take a dip in this stellar hot tub. Once the night air sets in, move inside to the bar area for a friendly game of snooker with a cocktail in hand, expertly shaken (or stirred) by Chalet ÜberHaus’ talented mixologist.

The cherry on top of the cake at Chalet UberHaus is this luxury rental property’s ski-in, ski-out location. A ski-in, ski-out chalet in Lech has some of the best skiing opportunities in the Alps! For ultimate luxury, Chalet ÜberHaus also offers a dedicated “ski butler” for 5 days of your trip. This valuable team member is a fully qualified instructor and guide, including for heli-skiing! Your ski butler will provide expertise, and knowledge…as well as booking the best mountain lunch spots. The foodie experiences never end on a luxury catered ski holiday in Austria. At the end of the day, ski-in to the terrace and relax by the firepit with a glass of bubbly. There’s no better place to truly relax than in the luxury catered chalets of Austria.

#9 Le Chalet, Lech

Collage of dishes available at Le Chalet, Lech. Including dessert, a wellington-style dish, a cocktail, and a cheese and wine hamper.

Le Chalet in Lech features a delightful selection of home comforts combined with all the luxury one expects from catered ski chalets in Austria. From the outside, this chalet is an alpine classic. The location allows for ski-in, ski-out access in good conditions, and the car-free surrounding area of Oberlech is very peaceful, earning Le Chalet a spot on our list of the 10 best chalets for escapism. Inside, the bespoke furnishings provide a charming atmosphere, especially with the crackling fireplace. After socialising with canapes and drinks in the cosy living room, the wellness spa is the place to be. The sauna and hot tub are equally tempting, while the indoor pool offers a luxurious retreat to soothe tired muscles

Le Chalet is another shining example of one of those catered mountain chalets in Austria that doesn’t stop giving. Menus are bespoke based on your group’s preferences, and showcase the finest local ingredients with a contemporary twist. Gorgeous patisserie is showcased with the daily afternoon tea service, while the a la carte breakfast offering will start your day in the mountains to perfection! When the sun is shining, there is no better spot than the generous terrace. Enjoy alfresco dining, which the chalet team are more than happy to accommodate. The panoramic views across the neighbouring peaks, and Lech below, are simply jaw-dropping.

At Le Chalet in Lech, it’s not only the cuisine that’s second to none, the wine service will also delight with an expansive cellar to discover. This selection was curated, arranged, and displayed according to a fine wine concept by Austria’s only Master Sommelier. Uncover the stunning options on offer at Le Chalet, guided by the knowledgeable staff. If you prefer a personalised cocktail, explore the well-stocked bar, featuring a generous selection of the best tequilas, vodkas, whiskies, gins, and more! The bar area is a fantastic place to socialise after dinner and enjoy a vintage wine tasting session.

#10 Chalet Lena, St Anton

Dining table of Chalet Lena in St Anton, complete with candelabras and ready for a meal.

One of the top catered chalets in Austria, representing St Anton, is Chalet Lena. In the battle of Lech vs St Anton, it might come down to your favourite pistes, the best family activities, or even resort loyalty. But there’s no doubt that you’ll be spoilt for choice of luxury ski chalets in the Arlberg. This chalet boasts a whopping 900m² of living space, accommodating up to 22 guests across 9 bedrooms. Chalet Lena is undoubtedly one of the best chalets for large groups. With a beautiful open-plan living and dining area, it’s the perfect space to relax together.

After exploring the slopes and unwinding in the Finnish sauna and swimming pool, you can experience the ultimate highlight of Chalet Lena, the delectable catering. The continental and cooked breakfast is an indulgent feast. Served every morning of your luxury ski holiday in St Anton, this delectable spread uses the finest locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re hurrying off to ski school or enjoying a leisurely morning, breakfast is flexible to your schedule. The chefs at Chalet Lena have worked in some of the most famous restaurants worldwide; their passion for food and service is evident with every mouthful.

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These gorgeous catered ski chalets in Austria are just a snapshot of the finest options for your luxury ski holiday. No matter your choice, these ski chalets in Austria will surely make your holiday unforgettable. And, if you’re looking for a self-catered luxury ski chalet, check out our Top 10 Self-Catered Chalets in Austria!

Whether you opt for world-class cuisine or classic family favourites, catered mountain chalets promise a luxurious escape. To start looking for the perfect catered ski chalet in Austria, get in touch with our Ski Specialists. You can give us a call on +44 (0)1202 203650 or send us an email.