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What better after a day of action on the slopes than to return to a relaxing retreat where your every need is catered to. Whether you love hurtling down a black run or are simply happy enjoying the après-ski, these chalets will become the perfect base from which to enjoy a spectacular ski break.

LE CHALET DES FERMES DE MARIE
Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles are just two of the peaks visitors catch eye-popping sight of when staying in the village of Megève, nestled in Haute-Savoie. Here, the pace can range from exploring gentle slopes in snowshoes to ice climbing frozen waterfalls. The site housing Les Fermes de Marie hotel and its chalets is built from reclaimed farms, so it is authentic rustic charm meets all mod cons. A dedicated chalet governess and Maisons & Hotels Sibuet concierge services ensure everything runs smoothly, while the Pure Altitude spa offers traditional Japanese Ofuro-inspired soaking baths, Jacuzzis and saunas. Vitality programmes combine sports activities with a coach, too.

Chemin de Riante Colline,
74120 Megève,
France.
T: 0033 4 50 93 03 10.
www.fermesdemarie.com

Nov 22nd 2015
Travel
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LE GRAND JOUX
The hamlet of Graydon reveals this 100-year-old auberge in one of the world’s largest ski domains, Portes du Soleil. The lodge is so remote, a helicopter can land outside for those transferring from Geneva or looking to heli-ski in Switzerland. All-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles transport guests to the slopes, avoiding the busy ski lifts of central Morzine. The lodge sleeps 10 in five en-suite rooms across three floors of open-plan living. It comes complete with an in-house team including a ski planner, a chef and two spa therapists. A stay here includes ski passes, ski instruction/guiding, ski hire, in-resort chauffeur service and airport transfers, meals and spa treatments.

Les Bovis, Essert-Romand,
74110,
France.
T: 01202 203653
Le Grand Joux

CHALET ÜBERHAUS
Being in the heart of the Austrian alps, this World Ski Awards-nominated lodge in the Arlberg region already has the location sorted. St. Anton am Arlberg and Lech are moments away, especially if you are being whisked off for daily heli-skiing courtesy of Haute Montagne as part of its James Bond-themed retreat. Expect a paragliding flight, or a nocturnal flood-lit tobogganing session, along with access to an Aston Martin DB9 and a private chauffeur on call each day. The chalet, which can be reached via a private mountain tunnel, sleeps 10 adults and has a grand open-plan reception area, elegant rooms and high-tech gadgetry. A chef, chalet manager and housekeepers are on hand, and after an adrenaline-fuelled day, you can relax in the hammam, or soak in the outdoor hot tub. A private bar and cinema room are just a few more ways to unwind.

Oberlech 722, A-6764 Oberlech,
Austria.
T: 0041 445 864 994.
www.hautemontagne.com

CHALET N
Lech, where this chalet resides, is part of the stunning Arlberg region, where everything from heli-skiing (Mehlsack and Schneetalalm for expert and intermediate skiers respectively), to traversing across 30km of cross-country trails, is possible. The chalet is an impressive haven with nine suites complete with spacious bedrooms and luxurious living areas. The cherry on the cake has to be the option of a personal butler, an award-winning chef and an impressive wine collection. Soothe tired limbs by stepping into the spa for a hay or Finnish sauna or salt-cave steam bath.

Oberlech 50, A-6764 Lech,
Austria.
T: 0043 558 337 900.
www.chalet-n.com

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