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From France to Chile: 10 great ski chalets

20th July 2010 Print
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With Eurostar recently opening ticket sales for its new services from London to the French Alps, now is the perfect time for ski lovers to book for the best deals. Apartments and chalets in prime locations also get booked up quickly, so travellers looking for a ski getaway should start looking now to secure their perfect ski holiday home.

With thousands of properties in popular spots available to rent on, it’s easy to find the ideal base, whether you want 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, this type of accommodation is also perfect for larger groups. For discerning skiers and inspiration, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has selected its favourite Top 10 ski chalets available to rent in some of the most popular and diverse skiing destinations around the globe.

From renowned resorts, such as Chamonix, Meribel or Saas Fee to more quirky locations in Chile and New Zealand, on there’s plenty of choice. Check out the Top 10 below or browse the site for more than 37,000 ski properties worldwide.

Prices quoted are per property per week unless otherwise stated and all properties still had good availability for the 2010/11 season at the time of going to press.

Top 10 ski chalets on


Contemporary luxury chalet at the foot of Mont Blanc with Jacuzzi & sauna
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £1,750 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. Property 67149

Architect designed chalet with spa, home cinema and wine cellar
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £2,500 per week
Les Glétières is equipped with a Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room each accommodating up to eight people. The open-plan kitchen is integral to the main sitting room, featuring a wonderful fireplace and being surrounded by terraces and an outdoor pond. The stunning interior features a spa with sauna and steam room, bedroom with en-suite spa, a spacious dining area and a home cinema with fold-away bed. Located in the small village of Le Freyssinet, the chalet is between Monetier Les Bains and Briançon, in Les Hautes Alpes. Property 466811

Traditional ski chalet a few minutes from Meribel centre
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. From £199 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. Property 470237


Saas Fee
Luxury holiday chalet with sauna & whirlpool spa
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. From £1,829 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. Property 63975

Modern and airy chalet with lovely mountain views
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £3,742 per 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. Property 431623


Exclusive holiday chalet in dream location, Nockberge/Bad Kleinkirchheim
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. From £708 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. Property 505090


Dolomites/South Tyrol
Charming and cosy chalet in the Dolomites
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. From £1,667 per week
This fully renovated luxury mountain chalet is ideally located for a skiing holiday in the middle of unspoiled nature. The establishment is over 300 years old but is state of the art offering contemporary amenities. The property has a large living room with fireplace and lounge, three bedrooms with bathroom that can host up to ten people, Sauna and Wellness area. Property 325479


British Columbia
Luxurious town home with private Hot Tub in Whistler, British Columbia
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. From £251 per night
This luxurious holiday chalet is split over two levels and features vaulted ceilings, river rock fireplace, heated tile flooring, fully stocked gourmet kitchen, spacious dining room area and private hot tub. The custom designed interior is beautifully furnished and will easily accommodate eight people. The property is located in Whistler, an all year round resort, voted the best skiing resort in North America with over 8000 acres of terrain. Property 458954


Stunning rental chalet comprised of lower and middle level apartments
From £2,152 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. Property 64439


New Zealand South Island
Chic chalet in Queenstown with beautiful views
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6. £230 per night
Situated minutes from one of New Zealand’s premium ski fields this property benefits from some of the best views in the Wakatipu basin while being just five minutes drive from central Queenstown. Accommodation comprises of three double bedrooms over two floors. The open plan lounge enjoys fabulous views over Coronet Peak ski field, the Skippers Canyon with the Crown Range in the distance. The property is finished to a high standard with modern bathrooms and kitchen. A spa pool set into the deck off the main living area is a welcome sanctuary after a day out skiing. Property 442840

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