With so many alpine resorts to choose from, it can feel a little overwhelming. Resorts come in all shapes and sizes: secret off-grid gems away from the crowds; resorts shrouded in old school glamour with a dollop of serious après; resorts with the perfect nursery slopes to set beginners on their way; snow-sure havens from December to late April; and resorts offering world class skiing with a serving of world class cuisine on the side. Whether you go for chalet chic or swish alpine hotel, we can promise you that we have the perfect ski resort recommendations to suit everyone – and best of all, our knowledgeable complimentary concierge team are on hand to ensure that you make the most out of whichever resort you choose.
Have a look below for some of our favourites and please get in touch so we can discuss exactly what you’re after. We love nothing more than a bit of match making, and we’re jolly good at it.
Best for small groups or couples
The perfect answer for those who don’t want or need to take a whole chalet: a shared chalet. We open up select catered chalets which you can book by the room, meaning small groups, couples or individuals can still enjoy a chalet experience – at a snip of the price. Sprawling, Savoyard-style Chalet Iamato is one of our larger chalets and with six en-suite bedrooms perfect for sharing, while L’Ours Rouge a great option for those seeking a little style and contemporary luxury.
Best for families
Ski at Easter! As Mums ourselves, we can’t recommend this time of year enough for those with younger families. Warm, sunny days and plenty of snow at higher altitudes, this is the winning formula for fledglings just starting out. And whilst we love a chalet, we understand why the allure of an alpine hotel’s slick service, attention to detail and the all singing all dancing kids clubs can be all too tempting. Have a look at Schweizerhof in Zermatt or Altapura in Val Thorens.
Best for ski in/ski out
Sitting pretty piste side, Chalet Trois Ours is one of our favourites for effortless ski access boasting quite possibly one of the best ski-in-ski-out locations in Méribel – and that is some claim! We pick our alpine hotels because they all have excellent locations but Le Yule in Val d’Isère has to be one of the top for ski in, ski out. Slope side this Scandinavian beauty is located at the foot of the Belleyard Olympic and Solaise slopes, just a few metres from the ski lifts, ski school and nursery slopes.
Best for value
The first week of the ski season (from 9th December) comes before school holidays so pistes are untouched and uncrowded, and prices low. Our chalets are an absolute steal – have a look at Chalet Le Cygne or Chalet du Vallon – both still available. And for those staying in one of our catered chalets in January, as well as select weeks in March, you can snap up complimentary Three Valley Ski Passes. We’re talking HUGE savings of up to €4,900 (£4,262) on your ski holiday depending on the size of your party!
Best for Après
Nothing better than dancing your ski boots off after a day of high-octane fun on the slopes! Folie Douce, Rond Point and Lodge Du Village some of our favourites in Méribel – in fact you could hit all three of these on your way home! Verbier takes après to another level with Experimental Chalet (sister hotels in New York, Paris, London, Venice and Ibiza says it all) and its sophisticated Farm Club – the beating heart of Verbier’s nightlife for over 40 years – and the party atmosphere at uber glamorous W Hotel.
Best for remote
For some, heading to the alpine peaks is all about escapism. If this is the case you will love our remote mountain refuges. Refuge de la Traye in Meribel has just seven bedrooms and is tucked in away in the forests above Les Allues, accessible only by collection, on foot or touring skis which makes it feel so secluded. Or what about former lift station, Le Refuge de Solaise is the highest hotel in France reachable only by bubble, skidoo or ski tour.
Best for food
We pride ourselves in serving some of the best chalet cuisine in the Alps. All our chefs have restaurant experience as well as training with a Michelin starred chef so you can expect a truly exceptional gourmet experience in any of our catered chalets whether Chalet Le Koissou or Chalet Trois Ours. And we can’t talk about food without touching on the spectacular Italian Dolomites– whether Michelin Starred or simple seasonal produce all tastes out of this world – The notorious Rosa Alpina is currently undergoing a face lift and due to reopen for the 24/25 season, but the Dolomites is not short of options and Alpine Dolomites is one of our favourites.
Best for scenery
At the foot of the majestic Matterhorn, the car-free traditional fairytale village of Zermatt is nothing short of spectacular with views to take your breath away. The six serviced apartments at Chalet La Vue – as the name suggests – is positioned on a rocky spur above Zermatt with exceptional panoramic views perfectly framed by its vast floor to ceiling windows. At FORESTIS in the Dolomites, you will feel quite literally on top of the world in every sense. The rooms here come with a serious view and the spa is a spectacular place to enjoy the scenery from.
Best for short travel time
Just a little over an hour from Geneva, and you come to Megève. This glamorous ski village is full of old fashioned charm: a place where only Parisians in the know have been visiting for years. Families will love the many gentle runs and L’Alpaga will bend over backwards to welcome little ones. Chamonix is just around the corner and equally appealing for easy access. Family run Le Hameau is always a winner.
Best for living the high life
Oh Courchevel we do love you – five very different villages and one of the largest linked ski areas in the world thanks to its high speed snazzy lifts and network of pistes. 85% of the area is above 1,800m combined with one of the largest snow making operations in France, makes Courchevel snow sure. Its north facing slopes offer some of the best snow in the entire Three Valleys from early December until late April – Hotel Annapurna and La Portetta are both faultless and firm favourites.
Best for non skiers
It’s definitely not all about skiing! Base yourself at M Lodge & Spa in the very pretty St Martin de Belleville and you can go dog sledging, ice skating, cross country skiing with a guide or snowshoeing by night followed by dinner in a sweet mountain hut. Or take refuge from the world at CERVO in Zermatt where The Mountain Ashram Spa is a welcome retreat, inspired by Japanese onsen, Bhutanese hot stone baths, and the Northern European art of sauna.