Top 5 Ski Resorts
01: Chalet Zermatt Peak, Switzerland
As you enter this jaw-dropping chalet via its private lift and tunnel, you wouldn’t be surprised to be welcomed with the words ‘I’ve been expecting you, Mr Bond’. For this is a property designed to impress. Perched on the edge of a cliff, with a unique aspect overlooking the whole of Zermatt, as well as the iconic Matterhorn, Chalet Zermatt Peak is adorned, head to toe, in the most desirable, stylish and cutting-edge design imaginable. The extensive use of floor to ceiling windows throughout the chalet really does make the most of the situation and view, and also gives the chalet its unique feeling of space and light. Every detail in Chalet Zermatt Peak represents the highest standards in workmanship and attention to detail from the conceptual lighting featured throughout to the amazing wellness area with custom-built recliners and a large Jacuzzi which extends from within the chalet to the terrace area outside. The 5 bedrooms and various living areas are sumptuous and inviting, but ultimately this is a chalet which demands you stand at the window, overlooking the village lights at night with a cocktail in hand. Preferably shaken, not stirred.
02: Chalet Grande Corniche, France
Grande Corniche is a stunning luxury chalet offering the utmost in style and smart home technology. Located in the beautiful resort of Les Gets, it is a short drive away from the ski lifts in the chauffeur driven vehicle which is available around the clock.
With a cosy bar area, slide, wine cellar complete with snooker table, two-tier home cinema, infinity outdoor heated pool and glass sauna, this is another one of those chalets where guests can play out their James Bond fantasies by the slopes!
03: Whistler Four Seasons, Canada
With breath-taking scenery, exhilarating skiing and magnificent accommodation – Whistler is a slice of snow sports heaven. Sitting at the foot of the Blackcomb side of Whistler’s twin giants, the Four Seasons is a luxurious and elegant destination that has the après ski vibe totally nailed. The Ski Lite programme even means guests can travel light and get kitted out from hat to boots – just leave it all to them.
04: Hotel Klosterbrau & Spa, Austria
This five-star wellness hotel is located in the Alps amid Austria’s premier slopes, which have hosted the Winter Olympics Games and are also home to world-class cross-country skiing. Hotel Klosterbräu & Spa offers 17 different rooms and suites to choose from, as well as two highly acclaimed restaurants. Residents can also explore the winter garden or spectacular wine cellar and spa relaxation area set in a 500-year-old monastery – there is even an open fireplace by the indoor pool.
05: Forestis Dolomites, Italy
Set above the clouds on the south-facing slope of the Plose mountain, it’s no wonder why this wellness retreat and former sanctuary for Popes has been described as ‘heaven-sent’. Forestis is eco-friendly to the max and boasts not only a divine spa but the highest rooftop bar in the world.
Rooms are stylish and minimalist and the hotel serves hyper-local ‘forest cuisine’ and cocktails infused with spruce, larch or pine.