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5 of the Best Traditional Ski Chalets

Take a look at five of the best traditional ski chalets for a quintessential alpine experience

Published at: 23 Mar 2021
Last updated at: 9 Nov 2023

With exposed timber beams, ancient stone walls, wood panelling and open log fires, the traditional ski chalet offers that quintessential alpine charm and chocolate box 'look' that everyone has come to associate with a luxury ski holiday. However, traditional chalets are certainly not outdated; many now have modern facilities such as spas and cinema rooms as well as state-of-the-art technology and designer furnishings. Take a look at five of the finest traditional chalets in our portfolio.

Alicia Bryan
Alicia Bryan

1. Chalet Bear, Klosters

Luxury Chalets in Klosters

One of the last remaining log chalets in Klosters, Chalet Bear is a picturesque Swiss chalet complete with breathtaking views and a welcoming interior. Maintaining traditional features, Chalet Bear has been refurbished to an exceptional standard and has elegant furnishings, cosy fireplaces and a state of the art kitchen.

With four stunning bedrooms all with their own bathrooms, this luxurious ski chalet is able to accommodate eight guests in complete luxury and provides beautiful views from the balconies and terrace.

2. San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, Kronplatz

Luxury Chalets in Kronplatz

Dating back to the 16th Century, San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is a superb mountain retreat surrounded by the untouched forests of Val Pusteria. Passionately restored by its owners, the lodge retains classic features including its traditional Tyrolean “stube” yet brings a touch of modernity with its own private helipad for easy access.

Able to accommodate six adults and four children across four stunning bedrooms, San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge has a dedicated wellness area on the first floor with a finish sauna and a whirlpool and has its very own wine cellar stocked with over 1,500 bottles of the finest wines.

3. Chalet Pelerin, Le Miroir

Luxury Chalets in Le Miroir

Found in the traditional farming village of Le Miroir in France, Chalet Pelerin offers an authentic taste of local life with a rustic interior and wood throughout. Set over three floors, this traditional ski chalet is able to accommodate 14 guests and has a great location with access to five nearby ski resorts, as well as three heli-ski bases across the Italian border.

Set over three floors, the chalet has a wonderful open plan kitchen, living and dining area for guests to enjoy.

4. Chalet des Fermes, Megeve

Luxury Chalets in Megeve

Full of traditional charm and authenticity, Chalet des Fermes is situated in the heart of Les Fermes de Marie hamlet in Megeve and offers three levels of luxurious living with a spa. With refined décor, Chalet des Fermes is full of beautiful furnishings and hand-crafted antiques, as well as reclaimed wood cabinets and a stunning fireplace.

Providing magnificent views of the Massif du Jaillet, guests staying at Chalet des Fermes have access to a sauna, jacuzzi and massage room, as well as several hotel services at Ferme de Marie.

5. Chalet Maria Schnee

Luxury Chalets in St Anton
Bedroom at Chalet Maria Schnee in St Anton

A fine example of traditional Tyrolean craftsmanship, Chalet Maria Schnee enjoys a private spot close to the centre of St Anton. When snow conditions allow, it is possible to ski within a short stroll of the chalet. Built in 1978, this inviting family-friendly chalet has undergone a complete refurbishment whilst still retaining many of its original features including Tyrolean woodwork, 300-year-old oak floors and antique carvings.

With seven en-suite bedrooms, the chalet is perfect for groups of friends or families looking to holiday together. With a grand drawing room, library, cinema room and sauna, Maria Schnee is the perfect base to enjoy all that the Arlberg has to offer.