Sexiest Ski Chalets
Once you've tired of slaloming down the world's greatest ski slopes, why not retreat with your sweetie to one of the world's sexiest ski chalets? Here you can pour champagne -- or better yet, have your personal chef pour it for you -- cuddle up by a fireplace with views of Alpine valleys, and indulge in a 5-star romantic experience sure to heat up even the chilliest mountain night. Here, we've sought out the world's sexiest ski chalets.
Be sure to take a dip in the chalet's hot tub at sunset, so you can watch the sun slip below the Rocher du Charvet mountain from the bathroom windows. Sore from your day on the slopes? Plan a couples’ massage with the chalet's own private masseuse, before dining on a sumptuous, 5-course meal prepared by your own private chef.
When hunger strikes, your private chef will whip up a gourmet meal at your request, and, if you'd merely like, a glass of fabulous wine or a cocktail, which can be mixed up for you as well. If for some reason you can tear yourself away from the Eagle's Nest, a chauffeured car service is at your beck and call to take you into Val d'Isere.
The Hidden Dragon chef whips up tasty Eurasian cuisine and a nightly selection of wines to compliment the meals. Take a break from the slopes with your partner for an afternoon to enjoy the spa, which features a sauna, meditation room, yoga deck and massage therapy. Later, as your day winds to a close, cozy up in the chalet's private cinema to watch a selection of films.
Designed by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, the 3-story, 5,700-square-foot home features smoothed cement floors, a striking oxidized, open-air steel and concrete staircase, and a stone Jacuzzi room overlooking the wilderness. After loosening up in the Jacuzzi, lie in one of the ultra-mod ottomans set before a suspended fireplace, or slip into one of the beds built to hover over the floor. Chalet purists will appreciate that the exterior still maintains the traditional lines, stonework and sloped roof of an alpine chalet.
Should you decide to tear yourself from the luxe bedrooms, you may find yourself sipping a glass of sommelier-recommended wine from the confines of your terrace overlooking the breathtaking Val de Bagnes nature reserve.