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Top ten must haves for a luxury ski chalet

November 13, 2020  · 
Top ten must haves for a luxury ski chalet

Choosing the right ski chalet is one of the most important parts of any skiing holiday. Having a cosy place to come home to after a busy day on the slopes is just as vital as choosing the resort itself. Whether your priority is picking the best panoramic views from your balcony, or looking for the perfect in-chalet spa facilities, there are plenty of reasons why the right chalet can make all the difference to your holiday. Here at Oxford Ski Company we’ve rounded up our top ten must haves for a luxury ski chalet, with each member of our chalet team sharing their most sought-after features from some of our favourite chalets.

Massage/treatment room 
“What better way is there to help soothe aching muscles and tired legs than having a relaxing massage in your private treatment room? Our chalets can be booked with a whole host of added extras, including a private masseuse to offer a variety of spa and massage treatments to you and your party.” Tim Newns – Senior Chalet Specialist

Outdoor hot tub 
“No chalet holiday would be complete without watching the sun set over the snow-capped mountains from the comfort of your private hot tub. Picture yourself with a glass of champagne in your hand and a magnificent view right in front of you. What more could you want? I love this one at Chalet Valentine in Meribel.” Alex Harvey – Senior Chalet Specialist

Well-stocked bar
“Many of the in-house staff from our range of chalets are skilled cocktail makers, and some are even mixologist trained. They will happily prepare an array of drinks suited to your tastes, and some local delicacies too.” Marcus Roberts – Senior Chalet Specialist

An incredible view
“Most of the time you are looking out from your chalet rather than looking in. Waking up to a gorgeous view of the surrounding snowy landscape is just priceless, and it’s the perfect way to start your day. One of my favourite views is this one from the terrace of Chalet Nyumba in Verbier, which offers panoramic views of Verbier and the valleys beyond.” Tim Newns – Senior Chalet Specialist

“There's nothing better than snuggling up by the fire in your slippers and dressing gown after a hard days skiing. Laugh about the day’s antics with your party, sip on a hot chocolate (or something stronger) and enjoy the warm flames of the fireplace as you relax in your new home away from home.” Alex Harvey – Senior Chalet Specialist

Good food
“After hitting the slopes, coming back to a delicious meal prepared by a professional chef is the ultimate end to a ski day. As part of our concierge service, our team can arrange private dining for you and your party in the comfort of your chalet. Why dine out when you can dine in? One of our fully catered chalets, Eden Rock in St Anton, does this exceptionally well.” Marcus Roberts – Senior Chalet Specialist

Driving service
Ski mornings can be a stressful affair, especially when you need to get to ski schools in plenty of time. A driver service takes this stress away; you don’t have to worry about carrying equipment or even picking your skis up, just jump in the van with your gear on and your driver will take you straight to the slopes.” Alex Harvey – Senior Chalet Specialist

Boot warmers
“Not the most exciting part of a chalet, but it makes a huge difference on a cold morning. It’s such a lovely feeling heading out from the chalet into the snow with cosy toes and warm feet” Tim Newns, Senior Chalet Specialist

Comfortable beds
“After all that skiing, and maybe even après ski, having a comfortable place to lay your head is paramount. All the mattresses in our chalets have been specially chosen for their comfort; helping you get a great night’s sleep before and after your time on the slopes.” Marcus Roberts – Senior Chalet Specialist

Outside space
“Having outside space to make your own après and soak up the afternoon sun is a real must have. Exterior terraces offer stunning mountain views, comfortable seating areas and plenty of space for outside entertaining. We highly recommend No14 Verbier – the perfect place for alfresco dining and watching the sunset over the mountains.” Alex Harvey – Senior Chalet Specialist

We are on hand to book your next luxury ski holiday and can help with choosing the perfect property from our extensive luxury chalet portfolio. For more information on all of our chalets, and our successful book with confidence campaign, please send an email to or give us a call on 01993 899 420.


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