One of the greatest luxuries of any ski holiday is being able to step outside your chalet, clip your skis on and go. Being able to skip queues at the ski lifts or bus stops and avoid carrying heavy ski equipment around is high on our client’s wish list, so it is no wonder that ski-in/ski-out chalets are in demand in the French Alps. With this in mind, we’ve asked the World’s Best Ski Travel Agent, Leo Trippi, to recommend five of their favourite ski-in/ski-out chalets in some of the top ski resorts in France.
Our Favourite Ski-In Ski-Out Chalets
in the French Alps
Val d’Isere, France
Located in Le Legettaz area of Val d’Isere, this beautiful six-bedroom chalets displays superior craftsmanship and superb mountain views. Positioned directly next to the slopes, accessing the extensive ski area couldn’t be easier, whilst the village is just a five-minute drive away. At the heart of the chalet is the stunning open plan living area on the top floor, complete with pendant lighting, double-height windows and breathtaking views.
Sleeping up to 14 guests, the chalet has plenty to keep you entertained during your stay, from the dedicated cinema room with smart TV and surround sound to the tranquil spa area with its indoor swimming pool, sauna, massage and yoga area.
Nestled in the forest, this idyllic chalet can be found at the foot of La Gelinote piste that leads directly to the Chaudanne and centre of the resort. Newly renovated in 2019, the chalet’s traditional wood and stone exterior belies an elegant, refined interior. Set over four floors, Alya’s open-plan living area with wood-burning fireplace is the perfect place to relax after exploring the Three Valley’s ski area.
A large terrace provides magnificent views of Mont Vallon and a chance to soak up the sun. An indoor swimming pool with large bay windows offer an opportunity to unwind whilst the teens get competitive over a game of table football.
Chalet Alya accommodates 12 guests across five beautifully-appointed bedrooms.
Courchevel 1850, France
Located in the exclusive gated Hameau de Cachemire, this newly renovated six-bedroom chalet provides direct ski-in/ski-out access to the green Bellecote piste, leading directly to the heart of Courchevel 1850 and the main ski lifts. Four floors of luxury includes a spacious double-height living and dining area, an indoor swimming pool with mood lighting plus a hammam, sauna and treatment room for post-ski recovery.
You are sure to sleep well in the sumptuous master suite with the children enjoying sleepovers together in delightful cabin bunk beds. The chalet is available fully-serviced with a private chef and chauffeur.
Courchevel 1650, France
Set beside the slopes in the Belvedere area of Courchevel 1650, this desirable chalet has a sleek, contemporary look with hues of soft grey and vibrant burnt orange. The spacious open-plan living area provides ample space for up to 14 guests to relax and socialise together.
With a colourful playroom and table football, youngsters will be kept well-occupied whilst the older generation relaxes in the TV lounge or spa area, complete with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and hammam.
Nestled in the exclusive area of Mont d’Arbois, this ski-in/ski-out chalet enjoys incredible panoramic views across the valley. If you are looking for pure luxury then Izoard offers it in spades. From the state-of-the-art amenities to the refined atmosphere and elegant mountain features, this chalet certainly has the “wow” factor.
Sleeping 12 adults and 6 children across six large en-suite bedrooms plus a dormitory, Izoard is popular with larger groups. With an indoor pool with adjustable depth as well as an outdoor pool (for summer use) and Størvatt hot tub, not to mention a sauna, steam bath and massage room, the spectacular wellness area is a true highlight. A superb TV/bar/games room provides further opportunities to unwind and relax in each other’s company.
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Verbier is a fantastic resort for couples, as well as also being home to some of the finest luxury chalets in the world. Whether you are looking for an incredible spa, ski-in/ski-out access or a beautiful mountain home to relax in with your family, in Verbier you are spoiled for choice. Read more here.