A version of this post was originally published on the TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals Blog. The post has been repurposed and edited, with permission, for Holiday Lettings.
Whether you’re taking a ski holiday this year isn’t so much an if as it is a when. Rally up the family and head to the slopes for an incredible week of fresh powder and pure adventure.
If you’ve been booking multiple rooms in a hotel or resort, spending a fortune and battling crowds, long chairlift lines and over packed trails – you’re doing it wrong. No trip may be better suited for a holiday rental than a winter escape. Perfect for families, couples or groups of friends, a rental provides extra living space and incredible amenities like a hot tub, cinema, wine cellar and outdoor balcony for an al fresco glass of wine after a tiring day on the slopes. With ski-in/ski-out access, nothing is stopping you from the run of a lifetime.
And if you’re really spoiling yourself, you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up 20 of the world’s most spectacular ski chalets available to rent on Holiday Lettings. These stunning mansions are almost unbelievable. You’ll feel like you’re dreaming when you gaze out the window at the French, Swiss or Italian Alps. You’ll need to pinch yourself after walking into a 10,000 square foot estate perched on one of Colorado’s, Utah’s or California’s famed mountainsides.
So, what are you waiting for? Your once-in-a-lifetime ski chalet can be booked today!
This modern mountain retreat is pure luxury in one of America’s most popular ski destinations. If the immaculate finishes and contemporary furnishings don’t impress, the stunning views of Palmyra Peak certainly will.
This stunning French country-style villa comes with a private driver to take you directly to Whistler’s finest ski trails. Rustic charm, soaring ceilings and imposing stone accents are reminiscent of a stylish European estate.
Skiing the Swiss Alps is a once-in-a-lifetime endeavour, so why not stay in an equally incredible accommodation? The home’s amenities, decor, furnishings and convenience to the slopes create a vacation experience you won’t believe. Just remember: while gazing out at The Matterhorn from the porch, you’re not dreaming.
Situated between stellar Snowbird Ski Resort and Alta Ski Area, this trendy chalet offers ski-in/ski-out access to intermediate trails from December to March. With six bedrooms able to accommodate up to 18, Blackjack Ridge retreat is perfect for a large-group winter escape.
Lake Tahoe is one of the premiere outdoor recreation destinations in all of America. And during the winter, that means some serious skiing and snowboarding. This beautiful mansion was a finalist for the design award in Tahoe Quarterly and considered for a feature in Ski Magazine. You’ll be just minutes from California’s famous Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
Chalet Les Anges is one reason why Zermatt may have the most amazing ski rentals on the planet. But it’s no surprise, as the classic après-ski town is consistently rated as one of the world’s best. The views are unreal from the outdoor patio, and there’s no better way to wind down after a day on the slopes than dining al fresco in the crisp mountain air.
Set in the middle of a lush pine tree forest, this chalet is just moments from the gondola to some of Colorado’s premier ski trails. Breckenridge is sure to attract crowds, being a top US ski destination. So skip the chairlift lines and rent this magnificent ski-in/ski-out lodge instead of a hotel or resort.
Cortina is one of Italy’s most popular ski towns, sitting in the heart of the Dolomites portion of the Southern Limestone Alps. Spend your winter getaway in the region that hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics, also home to the stunning Villa Maria Luisa – complete with impeccable mountain views.
This stunning ski-in/ski-out modern mountain home was crafted with specialty reclaimed barn wood and Canadian wood beams to accent its rustic luxury furnishings. The gorgeous floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, rustic artwork and grand windows line the living room and offer views of the amazing Colorado landscape. The lodge is located directly on the Snowflake Run trail of Breckenridge Ski Resort, so all you need to do is strap in and take off.
Brighton Chalet is a colorful abode where the stylish interior makes an impression as soon as you walk through the door. Imagine this: you wake up, open the shades to sweeping mountain views – fresh powder covers the staggering peaks. You enjoy breakfast, a cup of coffee in the gourmet kitchen, and then strap on your boots and ski directly to the base of Alta Ski Area. Now that’s a dream winter vacation!
Designed by award-winning architect Renaud Chevallier, this Rhone-Alpes chalet continues to architecturally push modern and contemporary style. It’s a unique slopeside retreat, located just minutes from Le Brévent Ski Area – and it comes with a personal driver to take you there. The interior amenities are the icing on the cake and include a home theater system, sauna, relaxation and massage area and innovative geothermal heating. Outside, there’s a rooftop terrace, hot tub, balcony and heated swimming pool.
High in the Rocky Mountains sits this gorgeous ski-in/ski-out rental, as unique as it is masterful. Over 10,000 square feet of living space provides the ultimate group retreat, with direct access to the trails of Mount Werner, part of Steamboat Ski Resort.
Rent out one of the individual cabins or book the whole collection, accommodating up to 50 people! Just minutes from the nearest ski lift at famed Les Grand Montets and boasting amenities like a pool, hot tub, sauna, cinema room, games room, wine cellar, Nespresso machines and free Wi-Fi during your stay – there’s no doubt this will be a trip to remember.
The grand Akasha Estate stands in the midst of over 200 marked trails at Whistler Blackcomb Resort, the largest ski area in North America.
This uniquely designed home sits in the Austrian Alps, specifically the Tyrol Schistose Range, where major ski area Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser/Brixental is just minutes from your front door. On the inside, it’s all about the shine: interior accent materials include Swarovski crystals, marble, granite and noble woods.
The best skiing in the French Alps is literally at your fingertips – er, feet – as soon as you walk out the door. Spend the day shredding Courchevel Ski Resort, then hit the chalet’s spa room, massage room or hot tub for recovery and relaxation.
Bring the kids on this ski trip. Chalet Day Johns has a deluxe entertainment room with 65-inch television, a spa room and full gourmet kitchen. The interior stone accents combined with trendy décor create a welcoming atmosphere only upstaged by the incredible mountain views out the window. Some of Utah’s best skiing can be accessed right from the chalet.
Christmas comes early with a stay in Roaring Brook Cabin, perched in one of North East America’s best ski destinations. Vermont is known for fresh powder and stellar trails for all ages.
This majestic mansion is ski-in/ski-out to the amazing slopes of Le Jaillet Ski Resort, a Rhone-Alpes gem that’s usually less crowded than the other major ski spots.