Exterior picture of The Black Diamond residence featuring a light stone and wooden facade, snow in the foreground and blue skies above - a great example of why you should consider a mountain residence for your luxury ski holiday!

With a wide selection of luxury ski accommodation in the Alps, it can be difficult to know what’s the best option for your group. Of course, we’d all love an ultimate luxury ski chalet that ticks all the boxes, but sometimes a few nights in a luxury ski hotel can also scratch that ski itch! Have you ever thought about combining these possibilities, and services, in one? Holidaying in a luxury ski apartment, in a mountain residence, offers you the potential to do just that.

What’s a Luxury Mountain Residence?

Found in highly sought-after locations and offering great flexibility for groups, ski residences are growing in popularity for luxury ski accommodation choices. But what actually is a mountain residence? Ski residences in the Alps combine the classic luxury ski hotel and chalet experiences in one. Large residence buildings contain a collection of high-quality, chalet-style luxury ski holiday apartments, situated in desirable positions in resort. For further luxury, they often boast a number of on-site facilities for guests to take advantage of. Whether it be rejuvenating wellness, on-site ski rental shops, bars, restaurants, concierge receptions and/or kid’s clubs, a luxury ski residence brings true comfort and convenience, in absolute privacy.

Intrigued to find out more? Let’s explore our top reasons why you should consider residences for your next luxury ski holiday to the Alps…

Location, Location, Location

The exterior of Vail Lodge Residence in Val d'Isere with snowy mountain views in the background and skiers passing by the front of its wooden and stone building. Close to the centre of Val d'Isere, the exposed stone and wooden building lies in an exceptional ski in, ski out location!

Location, the main criteria on all our clientele’s luxury ski holiday wish lists. After all, it’s about getting that evermore precious ski time that’s the ultimate decider, isn’t it? For those seeking ski in, ski out access, or being close to the resort centre, then a luxury ski residence presents an enviable option; our featured residences have been meticulously positioned to take advantage of all that each ski resort has to offer. And even if you’re slightly further out, many of them provide on-request driver services to easily transport you around resort.

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Antares Méribel and Vail Lodge Residence are prime examples of residences in exceptional ski locations. Featuring ski in, ski out access, these luxury ski residences allow you to be on skis for the whole day. Their respective resort centres are also in close proximity, just a short ski away.

Best of Both Worlds

Interior of Mammoth Lodge Penthouse 1 with tall ceilings, a stone fireplace and a gondola lift car.  Featuring contemporary alpine decor, luxury ski apartments in mountain residences retain the typical ski chalet environment.

Mountain residences maintain the same standards of luxury you’d expect in luxury ski chalets and luxury ski hotels. Combining elements of both, ski residences enable guests to experience private luxury, in addition to a selection of shared amenities. Wellness areas, ski shops, bars and concierge receptions feature, waiting to be explored for those moments away from the slopes. And inside each luxury ski apartment, a typical chalet feel awaits, adorned with alpine touches and a homely, mountain atmosphere. Some even benefit from private wellness, including hot tubs and saunas, to really recreate that ultimate chalet feel!

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Mammoth Lodge Penthouse 1, pictured above, presents an unquestionably perfect example of this. The luxury ski apartment itself, spans 364m² across 4 levels, accommodating up to 16 guests. Inside, contemporary alpine chic décor reflects a classic ski chalet atmosphere, awaiting your return from a day skiing in Courchevel. There’s even a cable car pod featuring in the deluxe open-plan living area, to establish a full mountain experience! The penthouse also benefits from an outdoor hot tub and indoor sauna, plus shared access to further wellness amenities.

Flexibility & Convenience

Hermitage Mountain Residence's spa has tall ceilings above a large swimming pool on the ground floor. There are hot tubs on the top floor and large windows looking out to mountain views outside. Mountain residences allow guests to benefit from their own private luxury ski apartment and a host of shared amenities.

Flexibility is at the forefront of a luxury ski holiday in a mountain residence. Presenting great convenience and flexibility for a variety of groups, ski residences enable guests to holiday on their own time. Many residences offer luxury self-catering ski apartments, or luxury ski accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, meaning guests have the perfect opportunity to explore the resort without being bound to mealtime restrictions. So, whether you continue to après-ski at La Folie Douce or sample the best mountain restaurants, the world’s your oyster!

Featuring a host of on-site facilities, means guests have convenient access to luxury, without having to leave the residence building; a mountain residence promises so much more than just renting a luxury ski apartment. Shared amenities, such as rejuvenating spas, lounges, bars and restaurants, lie in the same building for your post-ski needs. Some even feature ski rental shops and kid’s clubs, to be well-prepared for magical mountain moments; ski residences create the ideal option for family ski holidays in the Alps.

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Hermitage Mountain Residence is an exemplary representation for luxury ski holidays in Andorra. Soldeu, where the residence is situated, is one of the best ski resorts for beginners. For great convenience, the main snow front, and access to the wider Grandvalira ski region, are found only 150m away. However, it’s not just the residence’s exceptional resort location that’s sure to impress. There’s also an ultimate 5,000m² spa, kid’s club and concierge reception – all you could need for a luxury ski holiday in a mountain residence! In total, Hermitage Mountain Residence has 9 luxury ski apartments and penthouses. All of its luxury ski accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast basis, giving flexibility, and the perfect excuse, to sample a taste of the 8 bars and restaurants on-site!

Perfect for Ski Holidays with Large Groups

A group inspecting a piste map on the mountain, deciding where's best to ski in Tignes. Blue skies and snowy views feature behind the map. Ski residences offer great options for group ski holidays.

It can be difficult organising multiple group ski holidays. With lots to consider, it’s hard to guarantee all members will experience the same levels of luxury and facilities without compromise. And arguably most importantly, all being close together in resort (especially if taking separate ski rental properties). Luckily, staying in a mountain residence takes these troubles away from you, as everyone receives the same experience, under the same roof!

Ideal for multi-generational ski holidays, ski residences provide something to perfectly suit everyone’s requirements. Take luxury ski apartments together, to enjoy the same location and perks, whilst also enjoying ultimate privacy. So, whilst the grandparents head to their accommodation early, younger members can freely explore the best après-ski spots in resort! Our sister brand, Ultimate Luxury Chalets, has outlined how luxury family ski holidays are perfect for bringing generations together.

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If you’re looking for an unrivalled family chalet experience, for all ages, The Black Diamond residence could be for you! Located in Tignes, the Black Diamond residence introduces a collection of unique chalet concepts, each adopting individual, eccentric designs. Consisting of 6 luxury ski chalet apartments, there’s a quirky style to suit everyone’s tastes. For more information, browse the collection: Chalet Raven, Chalet Ubud, Chalet Tango, Chalet Charlie, Chalet Babylon and Chalet Banksy.

Luxury Ski Concierge

A man stood behind a black reception desk, handing a woman keys; the room is decorated in alpine wood. A blue sign reading 'Manali Lodge Courchevel' is at the back behind the desk.

With many luxury ski residences offering concierge reception desks, in-person support is there should you need it. Do you require assistance booking the best ski schools? Are you looking for local restaurant recommendations to experience during the evenings of your stay? Wanting to try a new non-ski experience, such as dog sledding, snowmobiling or snowshoeing? Their luxury ski concierge is on-hand to answer questions such as these and support any queries that arise whilst in resort. It’s safe to say, you’re in good hands!

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Does staying in a luxury ski apartment within a mountain residence seem a more attractive proposal for your next ski holiday? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We feature a large collection of luxury ski residences in the Alps, to best suit your group’s every need. Send an email or call us on +44 (0)1202 203650 to book your luxury ski holiday apartment. Alternatively, our Best Luxury Ski Residences blog highlights some of the finest options in the Alps, to narrow down your choice…