Whilst choosing accommodation for your ski holiday, how often have you lingered longingly over images of luxury chalets and apartments, before settling on a tiny two star apartment or dated chalet because that’s all your budget can stretch to? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Believe it or not, a luxury chalet with a gorgeous spa doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re savvy with your choice of resort and dates, your budget can get you a lot more luxury than you might think.
Here are ten luxury apartments that can be yours for less that £180 per person/per week. All prices are based on maximum occupancy of an apartment.
Les Chalets d’Angele is a stunning four star property in the charming traditional village of Châtel. This fantastic residence was newly built for the start of the 2012/13 season and offers spacious and well-equipped luxury apartments which are perfect for families.
Built to blend in with the village’s traditional buildings, the residence offers the perfect combination of rustic charm and contemporary luxury, and boasts stunning views of the surrounding mountain scenery.
After a day spent exploring the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, unwind in the residence’s indoor pool and spa with sauna, steam room and gym, or kick back in front of the fire in the lounge.
Book a 7 night stay at Les Chalets d’Angele arriving 22nd March for only £153 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment.
A stay at Les Alpages de Champagny is perfect for those who want to enjoy the massive Paradiski area whilst staying in a luxurious lodging in a picturesque traditional village.
The old village of Champagny-en-Vanoise existed long before the purpose built resorts of Les Arc and La Plagne but now finds itself perfectly positioned to access both.
The residence itself offers luxurious four-star chalet style apartments in a scenic and tranquil setting. The plush interior and excellent facilities, which include an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, spa, gym and lounge with fire, will make you reluctant to leave, but a free shuttle bus to take you to the village centre and gondola will make it that bit easier.
Book a 7 night stay at Les Alpages de Champagny arriving 22nd March for only £119 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment.
Situated near the centre of the pretty village of Les Carroz, part of the enormous Grand Massif ski area, Residence Les Fermes de Soleil offers spacious, attractive and well-furnished luxury apartments.
The property also has superb facilities to help you unwind after an exhilarating day on the slopes, or keep non skiers entertained. Relax in the fantastic indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna or indulge in one of the many treatments available in the spa centre. If you’ve still got energy to burn there’s also a well-equipped gym. A large communal lounge area with fire and pool table also provides a comfortable and inviting place to socialise.
Book a 7 night stay at Les Fermes du Soleil arriving 22nd March for only £127 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 1 Bedroom Alcove Apartment.
The picturesque resort of Sainte Foy is often described as the best kept secret in the Alps - something which could also be said for luxury residence, Eco le Ruitor.
Located right by the slopes, this fantastic property offers the ultimate in comfort and convenience, and provides the perfect base from which to explore the delights of Sainte Foy and the rest of the Tarantaise valley.
After enjoying the resort’s excellent terrain you can ski directly to the back door, leave your boots in the heated boot room and head to the residence’s beautiful indoor pool and spa to unwind.
The lavish apartments are spacious and well equipped, and combine traditional alpine charm with contemporary chic. Each apartment also has its own private balcony or terrace where you can enjoy stunning views over the valley.
Book a 7 night stay at Les Fermes du Soleil arriving 22nd March for only £98 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment.
Residence Les Chalets de Flambeau is a luxurious alpine retreat located in the heart of the idyllic resort of Val Cenis, between the unspoilt villages of Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard.
The residence’s spacious contemporary apartments ooze sophistication while rustic features evoke a traditional alpine atmosphere. You’ll also have the luxury of ski in/ski out convenience thanks to a nearby cable car which accesses the entire ski area.
After exploring the slopes of the Maurienne Valley, unwind in the residence’s gorgeous glass fronted Ô des Cimes spa, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Facilities include a large pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms where you can enjoy a range of massage and beauty therapies.
Book a 7 night stay at Chalets de Flambeau arriving 22nd March for only £157 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment.
This cluster of luxury chalets are built in the authentic style from wood and stone but finished with elegant fittings and furnishings to ensure that your alpine holiday is spent in the utmost comfort.
Located in the ancient hamlet of Les Houches at the entrance to the Chamonix Valley, and only 300m from the cable car, these fantastically appointed apartments offer both convenience and tranquility.
You’ll also have easy access to a fantastic spa, which looks out onto the surrounding scenery and has all the facilities you’d expect from a luxury four star complex.
Book a 7 night stay at Le Hameau de Pierre Blanche arriving 22nd March for only £159 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment.
The stunning Fermes de Sainte Foy offers everything you could possibly want from a luxury skiing holiday. Occupying an enviable slopeside location, only minutes from both the ski lifts and resort centre, the residence also offers incredible views of the surrounding scenery.
With comfortable, spacious and well-equipped apartments, this is the perfect retreat for families or those who want to make the most of the fantastic ski area whilst also having a luxurious base to return to.
The property’s excellent facilities ensure that relaxing is a certainty. Your only difficulty will be choosing whether to unwind in the superb pool and spa area or kick back in front of the open fire in the spacious lounge, taking advantage of the complimentary newspapers and Wi-Fi.
Book a 7 night stay at Les Fermes de Sainte Foy arriving 22nd March for only £125 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment.
If you’re after high end ski accommodation in a quiet and attractive location which also offers easy access to some of the world’s best skiing, look no further than La Reine des Pres in Samoens.
This stunning contemporary chalet style property occupies an enviable location in the beautiful resort of Samoens, just 300m from the cable car that accesses the enormous Grand Massif ski area, and close to the medieval village centre.
The apartments are spacious and comfortable, but there’s also a large and inviting communal living area with open fire for you to enjoy, in addition to a wonderful pool and spa with jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness centre.
Book a 7 night stay at La Reine des Pres arriving 22nd March for only £163 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment.
For accommodation that offers luxury, convenience and excellent facilities at an affordable price, you can’t beat Les Hauts Bois in La Plagne. Located right next to the piste in Aime La Plagne, these stunning apartments offer direct access to the enormous Paradiski area and are also only minutes from the resort centre.
When not exploring the extensive ski area, take advantage of the residence’s fantastic leisure facilities, which include a swimming pool, spa and gym. Or sink into one of the plush sofas in the grand wood paneled living area with a drink from the bar.
Of course, with comfortable, spacious and well-equipped apartments, it’s distinctly possible that you won’t even want to venture too far from there!
Book a 7 night stay at Les Hauts Bois arriving 22nd March for only £176 per person, based on 6 people sharing a 2 Bedroom Superior Apartment.
‘Five star luxury’ and ‘affordable’ don’t usually go hand in hand in Chamonix, but you can have both by opting to stay at the Residence & Spa Vallorcine Mont Blanc, just down the road.
This impressive five star resort sits in the small, unspoilt village of Vallorcine, just 15km from Chamonix. Guests can choose to either enjoy the quiet slopes and selection of amenities on their doorstep or take the free bus or train to one of Chamonix’s other world-renowned ski areas, or the town itself.
However, you may well find yourself loathe to leave the comfort of your luxury apartment or the tranquility of the residence’s gorgeous Cinq Mondes spa, with its pool, 2 saunas, fitness room and extensive range of treatments.
Book a 7 night stay at Residence & Spa Vallorcine Mont Blanc arriving 22nd March for only £131 per person, based on 5 people sharing a 1 Bedroom Cabin Apartment.
Posted on Monday 27 Jan 2014