Get together with friends and family on a snowy getaway in these luxurious chalets
Holiday like Sir Richard Branson at The Lodge in Verbier, one of his Virgin Limited Edition retreats. The stunning nine-bedroom chalet (plus a bunk room that sleeps up to six kids) has a heated pool, two Jacuzzis, in-house spa, dedicated party room and a staff of 15. Be prepared to ski hard and party hard. On a powder day, the off-pisting is incredible, while the bars and clubs attract the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law and Jamie Oliver. For some Alpine haute cuisine, head to Cordee des Alpes at Hotel Cordee. Book ahead for a seat at the chef’s table. A week's exclusive use of The Lodge starts from around USD125,000.
Just 50 metres from the piste, Chalet Genepi has panoramic views across the Meribel Valley that can be enjoyed from a glorious sun terrace with swimming pool. Let one of six staff members attend to your every need while you chill out in the sauna or get pumped up in the gym and games room. For skiing, Meribel is a haven for blue- and red-loving intermediates, but its location at the centre of the massive Les Trois Vallees region means hardcore skiers won’t get bored either. At around USD63,000 per week during peak season, and sleeping 15-plus guests, Chalet Genepi is one of the more affordable luxury properties.
Recently seeded the top ski resort in North America by Powder Magazine, Revelstoke, once the exclusive domain of heli and cat skiers, is fast becoming a must-go destination for powder fans of all abilities. And now, those in search of luxury accommodations are also catered for. North America’s first full-service private retreat, the gigantic Bighorn Lodge, has eight en-suite bedrooms, an indoor cinema, gadget-filled entertainment room, full gym, two massage rooms and an indoor plunge pool and outdoor hot tub. And the piéce de résistance? Its own helipad. Accommodating up to 16 guests, fully catered, it costs USD75,000 per week during peak season.