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The Best Ski Chalets for skiing in Europe

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January 10, 2024

Last updated on January 12th, 2024 at 04:23 pm

Our offerings in the Alps is growing at a rapid pace – and our chalet listed on the site comes with plenty of perks. Many don’t require a full seven-night stay, while others allow you enjoy a 5 star hotel experience at your own paste with full privacy – something that’s more crucial than ever. From catered chalets to some of the most unique and exclusive hideouts in or within a short drive of a ski resort, we’ve rounded up our favourite for a European ski holiday.

We have carefully selected these as recommendations based on their location, design, previous guest reviews and the fact that they have meet the highest standards at the time of our research. All Haute Retreats listings are selected by us going through a very strict list of requirement. 



Chalet Ottavia

Val d’Isère, France, French Alps

After a day enjoying the thrilling descents of Val and Tignes, you’ll love to come home to the welcoming sophistication of Chalet Ottavia.

Leave your boots to warm in the boot room, then head straight to spa to recharge. Here, you can relax in the 7.5 metre pool, soothe those tired legs in the Hammam, or book a treatment in the massage room. Or perhaps you’d prefer to head out to the terrace to soak in the jacuzzi?

As with the spa, there is a contemporary feel to the main living space at Chalet Ottavia. Vast windows offer magnificent mountain views and the pared-back style has an easy-going elegance.

Accommodates 12 guests

Rate: Upon Request


Chalet Ottavia French Alps

Chalet Ottavia French Alps

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Chalet La Datcha

Val Thorens, French Alps, France

Chalet La Datcha in Val Thorens is located ten meters away from the ski slopes and it’s a real gem. An elegant and charming luxury chalet that features stunning views and an outstanding spa.

This large 1200 m² luxury chalet sits on the summit of Val Thorens, the highest altitude ski resort in Europe. The south-facing terrace overlooks the Glacier de Péclet and Cime de Caron Mountain. Chalet La Datcha features eight large en-suite bedrooms that accommodate up to 15 guests.

What is Haute about this ultimate chalet are the spa and the entertainment facilities: in the spa facility of the La Datcha Val Thorens chalet, you can swim in the pool, relax in a whirlpool tub or visit the sauna; a beautician and masseur will offer the best spa treatments and massages. The chalet features an activity room for children, an amusement arcade with foosball and sim racing equipment, two cinemas, and a gym. If you are a golf passionate there is a state-of-the-art TrackMan 4 simulator that you can use. There are a business center and a library. Cigar lovers will appreciate the cigar room. 

Accommodates 15 guests

Rate Upon Request


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La Datcha Val Thorens by Haute Retreats

Chalet La Datcha Val Thorens


Penthouse Kaya

Verbier, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Penthouse Kaya is considered without doubts the most exclusive location in Verbier, a super duplex apartment in the heart of the Verbier resort overlooking the newly built village square. The Medran slope and the bubble lift are located walking distance from this penthouse as well as some of the best shops, bars and restaurants in town, this is simply the place to be.

This luxury chalet features a contemporary design with a rustic style, this chalet overflows with class and charm in equal abundance.

Accommodates 12

Rate Upon Request


Penthouse Kaya Verbier

Penthouse Kaya


Chalet Zermatt Peak

Zermatt, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Luxury Chalet Zermatt Peak is set in of the most famous alpine destinations in the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt Peak boasts wonderful views over Matterhorn and the village.

This is a top chalet and the reasons are many, when they built it and created a truly magnificent alpine abode. Luxury Chalet Zermatt Peak is a fantastic property. There are a fabulous spa and wellness facility with a stunning indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, gym, sauna and steam room.
This chalet comes with a large outdoor cooking area, a dining area, a walk-in wine cellar and barbecue, setting the perfect atmosphere for fabulous meals. Step inside where you will find TV, DVD player and movie library, a surround sound music system that plays inside and out, an iPod dock, Wi-Fi access and a Wii game console.

Accommodates 13 guests

Rate Upon Request


Chalet Zermatt Peak | Swiss Alps Chalets | Haute Retreats

Chalet Zermatt Peak | Swiss Alps Chalets | Haute Retreats


Chalet Pearl

Courchevel 1850, French Alps, France

Located in the middle of the Nogentil area, above the centre of Courchevel 1850, Chalet Pearl is within easy reach of the action and only 50 metres from the ski slopes. Chalet Pearl has an enviable combination where fantastic location meets jaw-dropping views. After undergoing a € 1,000,000 renovation, the chalet offers 900 square meters and is situated in the middle of the Nogentil area. Above the centre of Courchevel, it’s within easy reach of the action, but it also has far-reaching vistas across the Dent du Villard is only 50 m from the slopes (Bellecôte).

Offering almost 900 m² spread over five levels connected with stairs and a lift, Chalet Pearl can accommodate up to 14 guests. It features seven en-suite bedrooms, all blending the best of traditional chalet design with stunning contemporary touches.

Accommodates 14 guests

Rate from $USD 8844 per night


Chalet Pearl Courchevel 1850


Chalet Royal

Megeve, French Alps, France

After a day out on the slopes of Megève to the south or Combloux to the north, Chalet Royal is a treat to come home to. Nestled slightly behind the main house, the wellness centre is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Soothe those tired muscles in the Hammam or massage rooms or give them an extra workout in the spacious and well-appointed gym with attractive garden views.

The best view of all has to be from the gorgeous pool, a serene oasis under weathered timbers whose floor to ceiling windows reveal breathtaking views across the treetops to snow-capped mountains.

Inside the main house, it’s easy to relax in the bright, open-plan living spaces, a sanctuary of glass, polished marble, pale timbers and breathtaking views. The sophisticated interiors have a laid-back vibe that soon soaks through, leaving you to enjoy being waited on by Chalet Royal’s dedicated private staff.

Accommodates 18

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