There's no denying that Christmas and New Year are best celebrated in the mountains. Well perhaps we're biased... but most people would say it is pretty special. And because now really is the time to book, here are a few of the best properties available for Christmas & New Year, right now!
Chalet Mistral, Val D’Isere.
The quirky yet luxurious chalet Mistral offers space for 14 people; all rooms have a different style and feel to them and their own bathroom. With two hot tubs you’re spoilt for choice! Grab a glass of chilled champagne and head to the balcony for relaxation ‘Alps style’, enjoying the Christmas atmosphere or New Year fireworks. Since the chalet is full of nooks and crannies children will love playing around the space and for necessary film time there’s a gorgeous TV room to fit the whole party into. For equally necessary pampering time book one of the two physiotherapists Mistral has to offer in one of the two massage rooms and enjoy soothing tired muscles.
Christmas: 23rd to 30th December, £34,995
New Year: 30th Dec to 8th Jan, £49,000
Namaste, Courchevel 1850. In this chalet pure luxury meets everything a skier needs; from a heated boot room, it’s own private spa including it’s own pool and Hammam, to a wine cellar and a cosy wood burning stove. Namaste also offers a mini apartment either for staff or extra capacity for friends with a double room and all facilities one could need. Just in case it’s needed there’s also a bar built into the spa for added indulgence whilst enjoying serious relaxation! Picture a great day on the mountains in the famous 3 Valleys, possibly a vin chaud on the way home, and then settling in to celebrate Christmas or New Year festivities with all cooking done for you- all you need to do is enjoy all that this chalet has to offer to kick off 2017 in style!
Christmas: 19th to 26th December 2016, EUR 45,000
New Year: 26th Dec to 2nd Jan 2017, EUR 75,000
Chalet Milou, Verbier. Nestled above the Medran this chalet allows skiing right to the doorstep and an easy two-minute walk in the morning to catch the first lift… or maybe slightly later…?! Enjoy the balcony running the length of the chalet, particularly for the notorious Verbier fireworks over NYE, or of course from the hot tub with the most glorious views of the town and beyond. Why not open your stockings around the large open fire and return to your chalet after an exhilarating day’s skiing to a delicious afternoon tea followed later by champagne reception and Christmas supper? And in such a well planned and furnished chalet you will feel like you’re celebrating Christmas or New Year in a home from home, with all bedrooms boasting beautiful en suite bathrooms.
Christmas: 20th to 27th December, GBP, 49,800
New Year: 27th Dec to 3rd Jan 2017, GBP 84,000
Chalet Makini, Verbier. This chalet is rather special, since it uses the most sumptuous furnishings, with traditional rustic woodwork and oak or stone flooring but also incredibly cutting edge architecture and design. The chalet has two stunning living areas that open onto extensive balconies and terraces, where you can enjoy the chalet’s elevated position whilst gazing onto the striking landscape with a glass of champagne in hand, ringing in Christmas with true panache! Ski from this beautiful chalet through a meandering trail that traverses the Hameau village and leads you directly to the Le Rouge teleski from where the main ski area can be accessed. At the end of a festive day on the slopes (where you’ve skied back to the chalet as well) enjoy utter relaxation in Makini’s private spa to unwind and indulge. Prices on request.
Chalet Weiss Spa, Kitzbühel. In one of Kitzbühel’s most exclusive addresses this stunning residence offers 14 people the opportunity to enjoy an extravagant festive holiday in this most luxurious chalet. With seven en-suite bedrooms and a spa and wellness area including a 15m swimming pool you will feel utterly looked after with every need catered for before you’ve even considered it. The chalet boasts double height ceilings in the living room with floor to ceiling French windows giving a spacious and light feel, a roaring open fire to have Christmas drinks around before a fantastic dinner served by an expert chef.
Christmas: 20th to 27th December, EUR 82,600
New Year: 27th Dec to 3rd Jan, EUR 107,700
W Verbier, Verbier. With that typically impressive, sleek design and elegant modernity of the W brand this hotel encapsulates all that is excellent about a luxury hotel in the Alps, with a cosy open fireplace in your own hotel room and balcony for enjoying the NYE fireworks and traditions, incredible food (think 2* Michelin chef Sergi Arola cooking your Christmas lunch- we know…), a range of bars and the jaw dropping AWAY Spa, Fitness Center with both indoor and outdoor pools. Then add to this list ski in/out access, it’s central location and attentive friendly staff and your Christmas or New Year is sorted.
Christmas: 19th – 26th December, CHF 5,691 for 2 people in a Cosy King Room (36 sqm) includes breakfast.
New Year: 26th Dec – 2nd Jan, CHF 9,100 fro 2 people in a Cosy King Room (36 sqm) includes breakfast.
L’Helios, Meribel. The boutique hotel is perfect for a getaway where all your skier/family/party needs are all met in absolute style and ease. The bedrooms are traditional yet sophisticated; with deliciously deep baths for the ultimate relax after a long day on the slopes and a balcony to enjoy the Alpine views. A private cinema for curling up and enjoying a favourite film is on offer or, of course, its stunning spa to be pampered in and sooth weary legs.
Christmas: 20th – 27th December, EUR 4,782 for 2 people in a Superior Room (31 sqm), includes Half Board.
New Year: 27th Dec – 3rd Jan, EUR 5,558 for 2 people in a Superior Room (31 sqm), includes Half Board.
Raffl’s Tyrol, St Anton. This funky eclectic hotel is bursting with character and charm, giving your skiing holiday an original twist, particularly to stay whilst the festive period is at large! Enjoy a range of furnishings and rooms that all vary slightly in design and vibe, all with their own balcony and modern bathrooms. Having skied to your hearts content on the renowned Arlberg slopes return to the lavish Raffl’s Spa which will relax and pamper with a choice of the Stuben sauna, Finnish sauna, sun bed, as well as salt and steam baths, or hop over to the 5* Raffl’s St Antoner Hof to have a dip in their pool. With a choice of two outstanding restaurants offering either Tyrolean specialties, international cuisines or raclette and fondue you will be spoilt for choice!
Christmas: 20th – 27th December, EUR 4,140 for 2 people in a Double Room (32 sqm), including Half Board.
New Year: 27th Dec – 3rd Jan, EUR 6,580 for 2 people in a Double Room (32 sqm), including Half Board.
New Year Luxury Ski Chalets!
Chalet Neuf du Tenne, Chatel. This ‘Ski In’ Chalet is perfect for families or a group of friends, wanting lots of indulgent comfort, great views from vast windows and excellent hospitality, it even has a pool for evening swims and games. Snuggle up by the fire, sneak up to the cinema room for some quiet time or just enjoy the beautiful scenery from the comfort of your own balcony- all activities needed at different points during the NYE week in between lively celebrations!! You will also receive a Champagne reception and expertly prepared dinner for six of the nights of your stay, how else would you want to see in the New Year!
New Year: 28th Dec - 4th Jan, Was EUR 21,000 , NOW EUR 16,800 with 10 hours private ski lessons!
Chalet La Petite Pia, Meribel. Sleeping up to 14 people La Petite Pia is a marvelous find and would give any family or friendship group an entirely memorable New Year location. Spend time soaking up the stunning views from the bubbling hot tub, or enjoying each other’s company and stories sat round a roaring fire. Kick back with champagne and canapés each evening, time to regale with skiing adventures and celebrate in a festive atmosphere. Each of the main five double or twin rooms has it’s own bathroom and dreamy Neal’s Yard products to unwind in comfort. This chalet would work well with a range of generations of a family, with the facilities for babies and baby-sitting.
New Year: 28th Dec to 4th Jan, EUR 2,550 per person or EUR 25,500 based on 10 x adults.
These properties are all available as of today but there is not a second to lose if one of them catches your eye! So please give us a call on 01993 899 420 or enquire here is you want to spend the festive season in the mountains.