September is upon us! Autumn has arrived! Which means back to school, back to work… and on to the vital task of organising the annual Alpine ski trip. It can feel daunting when first faced with the job of finding a suitable chalet and resort to suit a large family or group of friends. It seems everyone has different needs and necessities, conflicting could-do-withs and can’t-live-with-outs. It’s crucial that there is enough room for everyone to relax in, easy ski access, and a lively town nearby with entertainment.
Our luxury chalet expert, Ultimate Luxury Chalets, has gathered together their recommendations for the ultra chalets best to accommodate large families, groups of friends, corporate groups, and for those who simply like to spread out! Read on for the ultimate selection of ultra chalets…
Arula Chalets, Lech
Next door neighbours, Arula Chalet 1 and Arula Chalet 2 sit in the mountain village of Oberlech, with incredible views of the valley beneath. Both seriously impressive, when they are rented together, they can sleep up to 29 fortunate guests. Ideal for a luxurious group ski holiday!
And this means twice as many facilities as a typical alpine chalet: two heated swimming pools, two saunas, two steam baths, and plenty of treatment rooms to go around.
Arula 2 has the added luxury of an outdoor ice rink, which will keep the kiddies entertained, and the grownups too! Separately or together, these chalets will undoubtedly offer a unique ski holiday experience.
Chalet N, Lech
Chalet N is the ultimate luxury group accommodation and sets the benchmark for luxury ski chalets in Lech. It is, without a doubt, one of the most luxurious and impressive chalets on the rental market. Sleeping up to 22 guests, Chalet N is the ultimate post-ski pamper and relaxation haven. Discover a cosmetic area, double treatment room, fully equipped gym, private hair stylist, large swimming pool, steam showers, ice fountain, dual outdoor hot tubs… and more. And more!
Chalet N is a great choice for a grownup group who want to spoil themselves.
Eden Rock, St Anton
If you’re looking for a large luxury chalet and a resort with world famous après ski, Eden Rock is the place to be. The chalet itself is situated in peaceful and tranquil Nasserein. But you are just a stone’s throw from St Anton, the lively après capital of Austria!
The chalet sleeps up to 20 guests and can be split into three separate apartments for privacy. Great for three families holidaying together, or families vacationing with older children.
No 14, Verbier
Not only is Chalet No 14 the epitome of modern alpine luxury, but it is also the largest catered chalet in Verbier. With a full range of wellness facilities, plentiful living space, a slouchy cinema room, and 13 bedrooms, this impressive chalet can comfortably sleep up to 26 guests.
No 14 could be the answer for corporate ski trips, as all the bedrooms can be turned into twins.
The Lodge, Verbier
If the Lodge is good enough for Sir Richard Branson, then it sure is good enough for us! His very own Swiss alpine chalet is simple stunning, and another great choice for large group ski holidays. The Lodge itself is a home away from home, while the staff ensure you don’t lift a finger from the moment you arrive, to the devastating time you leave. Sheer luxury.
This gorgeous group chalet can sleep up to 18 adults, and 6 more children in a kids’ bunk room.
Chalet Chouqui, Verbier
Conveniently located along the Chemin de la Bergerie, Chalet Chouqui is great for family ski trips. It can accommodate 16-20 guests in a master bedroom, 7 double bedrooms which can be turned into twins, and a quad bunk room (best for the children in the group).
The spacious terrace is sun-soaked by day, with comfortable seating to slouch on, and cosy fur throws to snuggle under then the temperature cools. The outdoor hot tub has some of the best views of the Alps, and the private swimming pool is one of the biggest in Verbier. We can’t think of any reason not to stay Chalet Chouqui!
Le Chalet Mont Blanc, Chamonix
Raising the bar for luxury chalets in Chamonix, Le Chalet Mont Blanc is vast, accommodating 26 guests over 1000m2.
This is a very practical chalet for corporate groups, as there are three separate lounges which also make good meeting rooms. The full wellness area with swimming pool, sauna, massage room and a gym are lovely treats. And the library, TV snug and extensive wine cellar, complete with a champagne station by Ruinart, are the icing on the cake!
If you are looking for the best group ski chalet in the French Alps, look no further than Le Chalet Mont Blanc.
Chalet Sun Arbois, Megève
Chalet Sun Arbois is without doubt one of the most exclusive ski chalets in Megève. Spread over four floors, it sleeps up to 26 guests in sheer luxury.
The ultimate party pad, the spa area includes an infinity pool Jacuzzi, sauna and hammam, massage room, hair salon… and a bar. So, you can go from pamper to party in a hop, skip and a jump! You can even see the indoor pool from your very own nightclub on the lower ground floor, making Chalet Sun Arbois the perfect venue to host a private party to celebrate a very special occasion!
Chalet Le Chardon, Val d’Isère
If you’ve settled on Val d’Isère for your group ski trip, but you’re still in search of the perfect accommodation, Chalet Le Chardon is undoubtedly one of the best luxury options. As it is in Legattaz, you have easy access to the piste, a short 50 metres from the chalet, which leads down to the Bellevarde and Solaise.
Chalet Le Chardon comes with an impressive 18ft outdoor swim spa, two indulgent hot tubs, and an array of other wellness facilities to treat yourself with. It sleeps up to 20 guests across ten spacious bedrooms in complete comfort.
Chalets Black and White Pearl, Val d’Isère
Here is another perfect pair of combination-chalets that work brilliantly for a luxury group ski holiday. This format is fantastic for groups made up of individual families, families with older children who prefer more independence, or groups of friends who like to holiday together without being in each other’s pockets.
The Black and White Pearl are two pristine chalets positioned between Val d’Isère and La Daille. They are almost identical (with a few subtle differences in furnishings), which saves any disputes over size or amenities. The chalets can sleep up to 20 guests between them: all 10 bedrooms are ensuite, spacious, beautifully designed, and can be arranged as doubles or twins. Very practical indeed!
If you’ve been allocated with the seemingly impossible task of planning your next European group ski trip, our luxury ski chalet experts are on hand to help. Ultimate Luxury Chalets portfolio of ultra chalets are second-to-none. Reach out here.