Piste Perfection

Piste Perfection

Perfect for families or groups of friends hitting the slopes together, a luxury ski chalet offers the creature comforts of home, with spacious living areas to relax in together after a day on the slopes. On top of this, there are private chefs, drivers and dedicated nannies, and many of the chalets have their own pool, hot tub or wellness area. Country Holidays now has access to Scott Dunn’s extensive collection of stunning chalets located at some of Europe’s top ski resorts. Here are some of the firm favourites.

 

Chalet Papillon
Val d'Isère, France

Sleeping eight snow bunnies, Chalet Papillon is one of our newest luxury properties in the acclaimed Val d’Isère ski resort, a mecca for downhill skiing and a lively village, brimming with restaurants and shops. Boasting a breathtaking indoor swimming pool, a private hammam, and an expansive living area with a large dining table, wood burning fireplace, and views up La Face de Bellevarde, the chalet is just steps from the Bellevarde chairlift. Scott Dunn will provide an in-resort driver to make getting to and from the slopes hassle-free, as well as a private chef, and the kids can be booked into their exclusive Explorers kids club, run by highly-qualified nannies in the centre of the village.

 

 

Chalet Husky
Val d'Isère, France

Also situated in Val d’Isère, one of France’s most popular ski resorts, Chalet Husky is perfect for families travelling together. Catering to 14 across seven en-suite bedrooms, this unique property is exclusively operated by the Scott Dunn team and is one of the collection’s flagship chalets. In addition to expansive living spaces, including a games room with indoor climbing, archery and rifle shooting; the property boasts a private wellness enclave, complete with large swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, massage suite, hammam and sauna, perfect for post slopes recovery. Sit back and relax as your host serves up evening drinks and canapés whilst the chef creates a feast with the freshest regional produce.

 

 

Chalet Artemis
St Anton, Austria

Capturing the best of the Austrian Alps, Chalet Artemis is an outstanding luxury ski chalet situated in the quiet Nasserein neighbourhood of the renowned resort of St Anton, a five-minute drive from the chairlifts. One of the region’s most highly-regarded ski chalets, Artemis caters to 12 guests across six twin rooms, each of which boasts a flatscreen television, broadband internet, and integrated Sonos music system. After a day spent on the slopes, return to cocktails on the rooftop balcony with its panoramic views of the mountains. You can warm up in the indoor swimming pool, complete with counter-current jets, relax in the sauna or steam room, soak away aches and pains in the indoor/outdoor hot tub, or catch a classic movie in the private 12-seat cinema. A Scott Dunn selected private nanny can whisk little ones away for age-appropriate activities while the adults can celebrate success on the slopes with a glass of chilled Laurent Perrier Champagne and a five-course dinner prepared by the private chef.

 

 

If you prefer an elegant self-catering option, you can’t go past these luxurious residences in the French Alps.

Six Senses Residences
Courchevel 1850, France

A marriage of the luxury of one of the world’s leading hotel and spa companies and one of the world’s most glamourous ski resorts, Six Senses Residences Courchevel is a collection of stunning luxury ski apartments that are ideally suited for families and smaller groups looking to enjoy the convenience of a self-catered apartment. The two and three-bedroom apartments, located in the Courchevel 1850 ski resort, offer open plan fully-equipped kitchens, modern entertainment systems, nightly après-ski drinks and delicious nibbles in the Six Senses Lounge, access to a superb Six Senses Spa on site, complete with an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, and treatment rooms where indulgent wellness rituals are conducted. Fly in from Geneva by helicopter in just 30 minutes and spend the days cruising the slopes of the world-famous Three Valleys ski area before heading out to dine in Courchevel’s top restaurants.

Chalet Shar Pei
Val d'Isère, France

Boasting all the luxurious amenities you’d expect from one of the region’s top ski chalets, Shar Pei sleeps eight guests across four en-suite guest rooms, with room for two little ones in an adjacent bunk room. The chalet is set just steps from the lifts that open up some of the best skiing in Europe, this beautiful chalet commands breathtaking views towards the Face and Solaise from its spacious top floor lounge and dining room. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or a soak in the wood-lined hammam; have an oil massage booked for your return from the slopes; then tuck into a delicious afternoon tea, remembering to leave space for dinner tailored to suit your requirements by the Scott Dunn chef. Kids will love the range of activities on offer at the Scott Dunn Explorers kids club with flexible schedules specifically designed to fit around ski school.

 

 

Chalet Le R
Courchevel 1550, France

Chalet Le R is a beautiful alpine retreat that’s perfect for families looking to conquer the Three Valleys, one of the world’s largest ski areas. Designed for eight guests but with room enough for up to 12, this splendid chalet is both modern and playful, and captures the energy of Courchevel 1550,
an emerging luxury enclave minutes from its famous sibling resort of Courchevel 1850. A 5-minute drive to the Grangettes gondola lift each day, thanks to the private driver service, Chalet Le R boasts an open-plan living room with double-height ceilings and a wood burning fireplace, a balcony with mountain views, a dedicated dining space, an over-sized hot tub and sauna, and an indoor swimming pool. Start each day with tea in bed, followed by a hearty breakfast prepared by your private chef and served by a dedicated Chalet Host, before hitting the slopes, with all lift passes, guiding, tuition, and equipment organised by your Chalet Manager.

 

 

Chalet Mathilda
Val d'Isère, France

Combining Savoyard authenticity with contemporary luxury, Chalet Mathilda is the perfect base from which to explore some of the most sought-after slopes in the French Alps. Nestled within the private estate of Les Fermes de Val d’Isère, an idyllic setting of luxury properties, Chalet Mathilda caters to ten lucky souls across five spacious guest rooms, some with bathtubs. Each room also features traditional timber beams, one of which boasts a Moroccan-styled ceiling. With rustic chic interiors that will make you feel right at home, the main living room has a stone fireplace while a dedicated dining area is kissed with plenty of natural light. A short walk from the village centre, Chalet Mathilda features an indoor swimming pool with jet streams, as well as a private steam room, the perfect antidote to a day on the piste. There’s also a dedicated kids club, so while younger guests are happily entertained, the grown-ups can set out to explore the resort.

 

 

Chalet Chinchilla
Courchevel 1850, France

Situated just steps from the Cospillot piste, Chalet Chinchilla’s ski in/ski out location makes it an ideal retreat for families and smaller groups who like to be close to the slopes. It caters for six adults in three double en-suite rooms and two children in a separate bunk room and has a rustic, understated feel that belies its luxury. After a long day exploring the slopes, come together around the living room’s stone fireplace, enjoy drinks on the south-facing terrace with its mountain views, cast away the chills in the private sauna, or pamper yourself with an in-chalet massage. Make use of Scott Dunn’s fully-qualified nannies who can babysit so you can explore Courchevel’s dynamic dining scene.