Ski season is upon us and Purple Ski, the premier luxury chalet operator, shares its top chalet choices across the French Alps. Available to book this season, these retreats offer Purple Ski’s outstanding service and gourmet quality cuisine. Furthermore, all ski chalets have access to a full team of staff, daily housekeeping, an in-chalet ski and boot fitting service and a private chauffeured minibus. A dedicated concierge service can organize private airport and helicopter transfers, restaurant reservations, ski lessons, childcare and various unique experiences.
The ski chalets within Purple Ski’s bespoke collection have been carefully hand-picked and offer first-class facilities.
Chalet Margaux, Courchevel 1850
Ski-in, ski-out Chalet Margaux is located in central Courchevel 1850, in the secure gated community of Le Hameau de Bellecôte. Its attracts immediate attention with its hand painted interior décor while traditional wood features lend it a timeless elegance. The retreat features six ensuite bedrooms that can sleep 12 guests, an additional master suite complete with lobby, study and bathroom, an inviting living and dining area with large fireplace, TV room, indoor hot tub and a well-appointed bar. A seven-night stay at Chalet Margaux, Courchevel starts from €52,900.
Chalet Lapin Blanc, Méribel Chaudanne
Boasting impressive views of the mountain and valley, Chalet Lapin Blanc is a ski-in, ski-out retreat nestled in the heart of Méribel. A mere stone’s throw from the resort’s main lift centre and ski school meeting points, the property is beautifully furnished throughout with local wood and stone and peppered with British and French aesthetics. It includes seven large ensuite rooms, an enormous sitting and dining room with central log fire, mezzanine study area, cinema room with bar, sauna and an outdoor hot tub on a secluded private south-facing balcony. A seven-night stay at Chalet Lapin Blanc, Meribel starts from €43,330.
Chalet Inoko, Val d’Isère
Overlooking Val d’Isère, Chalet Inoko is just a chauffeured minibus ride from the snow front and the resort’s famous shopping and restaurant scene. The stunning chalet can accommodate up to 14 guests across its six elegant bedrooms – two of which form a connected family suite along with an adjoining children’s bunk room. There is a grand wellness area with indoor pool, sauna, massage and relaxation area, spacious dining and living areas and a TV room. Outside on the terrace, a sunken hot tub and seating area with fire pit offers the perfect place from which to admire the views. A seven-night stay at Chalet Inoko, Val D’Isere starts from €45,420.
Chalet Iona, Le Villard, Les Allues, Méribel Valley
Chalet Iona offers amazing views across 13 pretty villages and settlements – stretching towards the Vanoise National Park and the magnificent Grand Bec mountain. Perfect for large groups, it can be joined with Chalet William, accommodating up to 20 guests in total. The chalet was completely rebuilt in 2017 and features two charming yet stylish master bedrooms and four twin or double guest rooms. The entrance opens into a large, high ceilinged living dining area featuring a dramatic, suspended fireplace and a huge, hand-made oak dining table close to the large east-facing panoramic windows. A second living room on the lower level with board games, large screen TV and an extensive selection of vinyl records are on offer for guests to enjoy along with the sauna and outdoor hot tub. A seven-night stay at Chalet Iona, Meribel starts from €29,880.
Chalet Arolla, Méribel 1650
Chalet Arolla is located in Méribel 1600 and boasts easy access to the renowned Three Valleys, the largest integrated skiing area in the world. The recently renovated alpine property includes five ensuite bedrooms, a spacious open plan living, dining and bar area with breath-taking views, an indoor steam room and superb outdoor jacuzzi, as well as a cosy TV snug where loved ones can hunker down after an active day on the piste. A seven-night stay at Chalet Arolla, Meribel starts from €19,250.
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