From France to Chile, find the perfect ski holiday home on HomeAway.co.uk
Good news for ski enthusiasts around the world; the ski season is opening early this year in Canada and some areas of the Alps. Apartments and chalets in prime locations always get booked up quickly though, so those heading for the slopes should book now to secure the best accommodation. With thousands of properties in popular spots available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk
, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, it’s easy to find the ideal base, whether you’re looking for a budget apartment at the heart of the après-ski action, or a luxury chalet in a quiet spot on the mountainside.
Enjoy basking in a bubbling hot tub and nurse away weary limbs after a day on the slopes, or gather around the fireplace for some ‘vin chaud’ in the comfort and privacy of your own ‘home’. With many ski rentals offering extras such as private catering and cooks, a ski apartment or chalet rental is also an ideal, cost effective option for larger groups. For discerning skiers looking for the best chalets around, HomeAway.co.uk
has selected its top 10 favourite ski chalets available to rent in some of the most fashionable and diverse skiing destinations around the world.
From renowned trendy resorts, such as Chamonix
or Saas Fee
to more unusual locations in Chile
and New Zealand
, there’s plenty of choice on HomeAway.co.uk. Check out the top 10 below or browse the site for more than 45,000 ski properties worldwide
. Prices quoted are per property for the 2011-2012 ski season (unless otherwise specified) and were correct at the time of publishing on 01/11/2011.
Top 10 ski chalets on HomeAway.co.uk
Contemporary chalet at the foot of Mont Blanc with Jacuzzi & sauna
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £2,435 per week
The wonderful Chalet La Moraine is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc. Following a complete renovation, the traditional exterior has been maintained but hides a contemporary and chic interior. The large glass fronted lounge offers spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding Massif. The huge deck has a luxury Jacuzzi to help you recover from a day on the slopes; alternatively, you can head straight to the sauna. The stylish open plan living and dining area includes sumptuous leather sofas, a stunning glass sided wood burning stove and a Sony plasma TV with full Sky package.
Fully refurbished modern chalet in Argentiere
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £1,740 per week
Chalet l'Outa has been fully renovated to create a luxury interior mixing stylish design and furniture with traditional wooden features. The upper floor comprises a double bedroom, twin bedroom and shower room. The ground floor has a spacious living area with two large sofas and designer chairs, leading out onto an extensive terraced area with sunken hot tub. There is an additional self-contained studio on this floor. On the lower floor, there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a further twin room with adjacent shower room. The property is nestled in the hills between Les Tines and Argentière providing tranquillity, fabulous views and convenience being under 5 minutes drive from the Valley's most famous ski area, Les Grands Montets.
Traditional ski chalet a few minutes from Meribel centre
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. From £299 per person per week
Chalet Phoenix is a lovely traditional chalet, within walking distance to the ski lift. The property is over 200 years old and retains many of its original features, old beams, pictures and even the creaking floorboards add character to this alpine home. The five bedrooms are simply furnished but all benefit from en-suite facilities and are situated on three floors. The focal point is the cosy lounge area and its fireplace with a roaring open log burner - a great place to relax during winter evenings.
Luxury holiday chalet with sauna & whirlpool spa
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £2,605 per week
This luxurious chalet has recently been completely renovated to an exceedingly high standard. The property is set on three floors and features five balconies with large windows and spectacular views of the surrounding glaciers, mountains and valleys. The top floor with vaulted ceilings includes a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counter tops, with a free-standing fireplace and a very large oak dining table. There is designer furniture in the living room, a private Wellness with sauna and a Whirpool Spa off the master bedroom.
Modern and airy chalet with lovely mountain views
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9. From £10,094 for a catered week
The chalet is situated in the Winklematten area of Zermatt and you can ski to within 100m of the door. It takes three minutes to walk to the Klein Matterhorn ski lift and ten minutes to the centre of the village where the main bars and restaurants are located. The property features a spacious kitchen and dining area with an extendable teak table that can sit 12 guests. There is a lounge with TV, DVD, wireless internet access and an open fire. The lounge and dining areas have superb Matterhorn views and South facing balconies. The lower ground floor comprises of a sauna, massage and rainfall shower and relaxation area. This can be booked for private use.
Exclusive holiday chalet in dream location, Nockberge/Bad Kleinkirchheim
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. From £1,044 per week
The Panorama holiday chalet, built in 2007 is lit well by the sun and is exclusively furnished. There is a fantastic view out of all of the windows. The living room has a comfortable seating area with an original jockel table and wooden seating area for up to 12 people. The view sweeps over to a fully equipped open plan kitchen. The building technology, all from organic wood, and the designer stove will increase the cool factor. There are five wonderful bedrooms, two luxurious bathrooms, a loft gallery and a wellness centre with sauna and fitness room.
Exclusive ski chalet near Pretoro
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £808 per week
Recently renovated, the chalet has one beautiful appointed bedroom and two living rooms with three double sofa-beds. The property maintains a romantic-rustic charm with its wooden furniture, an open fireplace and a cosy, well-equipped dining area. The local area is famous for its skiing and the chalet is located only 200m from the ski lifts.
High-tech, environmentally friendly chalet in British Columbia
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22. From £6,472 per week
Embedded into the mountain's granite base and designed to be an extension of the mountain itself, the property follows the mountain's contour through its split-level plan. The chalet is built on three levels and features computer-integrated audio/video controllable from every room and geothermal energy that heats every surface.
Stunning rental chalet comprised of lower and middle level apartments
£1,938 per week for a 4-bedroom apartment
This property is set in the high Andes, just one hour drive from Santiago and comprises two four bedroom apartments which can be rented individually or in combination (to create eight bedrooms). Each apartment has large living room with large dining area and open plan kitchen, large balcony facing South and West, open air heated Sundance Spa Jacuzzi on the balcony, log burning fireplace and garage space for one car plus on street parking. Located on a ridge at the southern edge of the village of Farellones, with panoramic views on three sides, the chalet is a five minute walk from the ski lifts at Farellones and a five minute drive from the ski base at La Parva or El Colorado.
New Zealand South Island
High-end mountain retreat in Queenstown
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. £309 per night
This is a stunning, contemporary self-contained holiday accommodation located in Queenstown’s Arthurs Point overlooking the famous Shotover River. The house contains four double bedrooms and two bathrooms, with two living areas and a brand new kitchen. There is also a fantastic deck overlooking the Shotover River for you to enjoy your après ski drink whilst watching the jet boats go past. Riverview Retreat is located 4 minutes drive to Queenstown and 15 minutes to Coronet Peak Ski Field.