We can all be culprits of judging a book by its cover, and when it comes to searching for the perfect luxury ski chalet, we can often skip past an exterior shot if it doesn’t quite fit the style we were hoping for. Open the doors and take a look inside because not only can the interiors and facilities take you by surprise, so can the view! Can you visualise yourself sitting on the terrace or balcony with a glass of Champagne, soaking up the sunshine and taking in the stunning mountain views? Thought so. Let us take you through some of the best luxury chalets with views, the kind that will capture your breath and make you appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you.
A chalet with a view is one of the main priorities for me when I choose a property for my personal ski holidays. The last thing you want when you have found the perfect chalet is to find that your afternoon canapes are going to be consumed whilst painfully gazing at the balcony of the stag party downing Jagerbombs in the Club Hotel next door. A beautiful panoramic vista over a stunning deep valley sounds much more appealing.
Chalet M, Morzine
Chalet M is in a commanding position overlooking Morzine. On the mountain opposite is the Pleney ski run so you can watch as what looks like small ants meander their way down in to the resort below.
The view from the dining room is just one example of why this luxury Morzine chalet makes the list of luxury chalets with views. It has been cleverly designed throughout with large windows showcasing views of Morzine and the surrounding Portes du Soleil ski area.
The large terrace is south facing so benefits from being bathed in sun all day. What better place to relax and enjoy this view than the outdoor hot tub. At night you can see the twinkling lights of the resort below.
Eco Lodge, Argentiere
The Eco Lodge is beautifully positioned with views of the stunning Mont Blanc mountain range and Mont Blanc itself. Argentiere is known for its incredible panoramic views and the Eco Lodge uses this to its advantage. With a large outdoor terrace and hot tub there is plenty of space to enjoy this stunning vista.
One of the more unusual features of the chalet has to be the outdoor barrel sauna with a large window at the end which gives amazing winter wonderland views. It is a great way to relax in the warmth whilst seeing the snow falling outside.
The Eco Lodge was named because of its design features and the fact it is designed to be environmentally friendly. The owners want to preserve the view of the snow-capped mountains for future generations.
Chalet Nyumba, Verbier
If you are looking for luxury chalets with views in Verbier, then you seriously need to consider Chalet Nyumba. Beautiful views and Verbier go hand in hand. The resort is built on the end of a mountain and overlooks the valley below. The chalet has been built to utilise the fantastic backdrop. From the swimming pool you can enjoy the stunning backdrop of the mountain range opposite.
Chalet Nyumba enjoys incredible panoramic views across the resort of Verbier and the property basks in the sun throughout the day, making it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing snooze on the balcony. With large floor to ceiling windows, the chalet gives a feeling of openness and makes you feel at one with nature. You feel like you are immersed in the natural environment whilst enjoying the heat that the large open fire gives out.
Chamois Lodge, St Martin de Belleville
The majority of the luxury chalets with views on this list are large properties so I was keen to add a smaller property that is suitable for a smaller party. Chamois Lodge can sleep 6 adults and up to 3 children.
The Chamois Lodge is a stunningly finished chalet in the traditional mountain village of Villarabout close to the resort of St Martin de Belleville. The chalet allows you to fully experience traditional mountain life in a setting that is relatively untouched by the larger operators. This is the perfect place for those to stay who are looking for a large and varied ski area as it is part of the large Three Valleys, yet don’t want to be staying in one of the busier and livelier resorts. The chalets’ driver service will have you down at the lifts within 5 minutes, ready to take on 600km of beautifully groomed ski slopes.
The chalet has a large terrace which overlooks the beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the valley. This section of the valley is not part of the skiing area so is stunningly beautiful and untouched. As with most of the chalets with a view on this list, the best way to appreciate this view is from the chalets private hot tub.
So there we have, some jaw-dropping views for you to enjoy. Do you have a favourite? This is just a snapshot of some of the best luxury chalets with views, however there are lots of others that I would love to tell you about.
If you are still looking for a chalet for the coming season or would like to share the views that you have enjoyed on your ski holidays then send us an email or call us on +44 1202 203 650.