The chalets of the French Alps offer a spectacular view of the mountainside and are a great place to relax and rejuvenate oneself for skiing. So here’s a crisp guide to some of the finest ski resorts that offer a luxurious stay in the French Alps.
Klosters in Switzerland is a brilliant skiing burrow and has been a host to European Political and Business elite who come to the annual summit at nearby Davos. This small village is an ultimate alpine resort and features a laser controlled chairlift. Chesa Falcun, a luxury chalet, is a favorite among tourists who also love to spend some time at The Casa Antica nightclub.
Lech Zum Arlberg and Neighbouring Zurs
Reputed as Austria’s most exclusive ski resort, Lech and Zurs are cradled in Lederhosen. Over the ages, it has been frequented by monarchs from other countries and is always rife with celebrities. St Anton ski resort, some distance away, is quite popular among the tourists. As for a luxury stay, you may choose to stay at Thurner’s AlpenHof.
Offering exclusive boutiques and classic black runs, Verbier is the most extensive and the highest ski resort in Switzerland. Its tough terrain demands great skiing expertise. The who’s who from around the world come here for some luxury ski retreat. With exceptional service, Le Lodge is a modern resort with spa area, indoor pool and Michelin-star trained chefs.
Among few resorts that have in car WiFi, cable cars with heated faux leather seats and glass flooring for incredible views, Val d’sere has every reason to be on this list. With ample of snowfall and world class infrastructure, it boasts of Europe’s largest snow making factory. It is popular among Britain’s genteel class, and its luxury accommodation is highly recognized. Le Chardon Mountain Lodges with five stunning alpine chalets is highly recommended.
Believed by many as the most expensive ski resort in the Alps, Courchevel 1850 is a must visit for anyone who wishes to experience the extravagance of nature. The chalet is quite popular with the Russians who could be seen doing a morning run from the top of the Saulire down. With two Michelin stars, Michel Rochedy and Stéphane Buron at Le Chabichou are the best places to eat out.