If you love winter wonderlands, cosy up at the world’s most amazing ski chalets you need to see and experience to believe!

Just imagine it: fire blazing, fresh snow falling and an outlook on to a magical winter wonderland that would make all of your worries instantly disappear. This feeling is exactly what you’ll experience from the most luxurious ski chalets around the world.

Here you’ll be amazed by what these chalets have to offer: from stunning views and private spas to gourmet cuisine and personal concierges. So get ready to pack your bags and book your flights, because these are the world’s best ski chalets and lodges that redefine beauty and luxury.

<strong>Akasha</strong>, Canada
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Akasha, Canada

In ancient folklore, a red cedar is the gateway to Akasha, the spiritual seat of higher realms. Today, the 400-year-old cedar is the central feature in this astonishing accommodation, which also features five bedrooms, a media room, exercise room, indoor pool, indoor waterfall, heated floors, hot tub, heated deck, sauna and the option of chef service. Located in British Columbia in Canada, a getaway to Akasha is sure to be the luxury ski chalet experience you’ve been dreaming of!

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British Columbia, Canada
<strong>Bighorn</strong>, Canada
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Bighorn, Canada

The mantra at the luxury ski chalet at Bighorn in Canada is simple: unsurpassed quality, supreme comfort, unbridled enjoyment. In fact, Bighorn has so many draw cards it is impossible to say no: a helicopter, a chef, fully staffed and some amazing views. The Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the only ski resort in the world to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base. Voted the World’s Best Ski Chalet at the World Ski Awards for the past four years, the remarkable mountainside resort at Bighorn delivers a blend of luxury and adventure not to be missed!

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Revelstoke, Canada
<strong>The Cambrian</strong>, Switzerland
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The Cambrian, Switzerland

The towering Alps are a national treasure in Switzerland, and no one celebrates them better than The Cambrian. While this technically is not a chalet, The Cambrian could not be left out of our list of the coolest ski lodges in the world. This spectacular accommodation has 360 views of the Swiss Alps, access to skiing on the slopes of the Bernese Oberland and state of the art facilities. The suites are luxurious, the dining is world class, and the views are to die for at The Cambrian.

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<strong>Chalet Dolce Vita</strong>, Italy
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Chalet Dolce Vita, Italy

Embrace the sweet life with a visit to Chalet Dolce Vita, one of the best luxury ski lodges in Italy. Chalet Dolce Vita is a chalet in a small Italian village of Ampezzo Dolomites providing stunning views of the high peaks of the Mount Cristallo, Faloria, Cinque Torri and Tofane. Across the four floors, Chalet Dolce Vita include seven bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi with waterfalls, a massage room, a private fitness area and even a home cinema. Refined luxury in the snow has never been as sweet as spending a night or two at Chatlet Dolce Vita.

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Ampezzo Dolomites, Italy
<strong>Chalet Le Chardon Mountain Lodges</strong>, France
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Chalet Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, France

On the Solaise Mountain in the French Alps township of Val d’Isère sits Chalet Le Chardon. This glamourous chalet delivers guests with the finest catering, service, atmosphere and comfort in the French Alps across the four traditionally designed lodges that include two outdoor hot tubs, large sitting rooms with open fires, ski in/ski out access onto Espace Killy, and even a wellness suite. So, if you’re after a stunning and refined ski chalet in France, look no further than Le Chardon Mountain Lodges.

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French Alps, France
<strong>Chalet Maria Schnee</strong>, Austria
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Chalet Maria Schnee, Austria

Only a few minutes’ walk from the lift station and nestled between the towering mountains of St. Anton is Chalet Maria Schnee – the epitome of any Austrian skiing experience. This three-level chalet sleeps 15 people and features a simmering sauna, spa, cinema room and views you’ll never forget. And with a beautiful interior that combines contemporary furnishing with stunning antique carvings and character features, you’ll never want to leave Chalet Maria Schnee in Austria.

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St. Anton, Austria
<strong>Chalet Shemshak Lodge,</strong> France
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Chalet Shemshak Lodge, France

A stunning chalet situated on the pristine French ski fields, Chalet Shemshak Lodge is a world class snow resort that delivers an unrivalled experience. This luxurious ski chalet in France sleeps eight adults and five children in Alpine chic interior design, with added luxuries including a large, heated swimming pool with panoramic views of the valley, a separate jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, massage room and a private gym. This ski in/ski out resort also has a fully equipped team including the chalet manager, chef, chauffeur, host and daily housekeeping – all to make your stay that much easier. So put up your feet near the fire at Chalet Shemshak and enjoy winter in style.

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<strong>Chateau of Breckenridge</strong>, United States
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Chateau of Breckenridge, United States

While you wouldn’t normally expect luxury in the Rockies of Colorado, that’s exactly what’s on offer at Chateau of Breckenridge. With amenities including a library, home theatre, piano, wine cellar, ski room, outdoor fireplace and steam shower, the Italian stylings of Chateau of Breckenridge is more than just a pretty face. The chateau is perfect for big groups, as it can fit up to 24 people, has ski-in/ski-out access to the 4 O’Clock Run at Breckenridge Ski Resort and close proximity to the township of Breckenridge. Perfect your American skiing trip with a stay at Breckenridge Chateau.

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<strong>Phoenix One</strong>, Japan
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Phoenix One, Japan

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Pheonix One has set a new standard for luxury ski lodges in Japan. While it’s not as large as other snow lodgings that make this list, this beautiful chalet in the snowy Hakuba region is modern, chic and located perfectly near the ski lift, restaurants and bars and the local town. The three storey villa houses 10 people, is crafted from Japanese cedar, has hydronic floor heating, a gymnasium, an infrared sauna and an infinity-edge granite bath. A haven of luxury and privacy, get a little closer to a loved one with a night at Pheonix One ski chalet.

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Hakuba, Japan

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof, Switzerland

There are few ski chalets as romantic as the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Switzerland. As part of their accommodation, The Romantik Hotel offer three separate chalets in the heart of Grindelwald, a town with panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. There are options to reserve a complete chalet, or only one floor. The chalets, Rotstöcki, Mittellegi and Ostegg are unique, each featuring three levels with modern luxuries and amenities, including a treatment and wellness area, several fine dining restaurants and bars, a bowling alley with a rustic alpine hut and, of course, a fireplace lounge to warm up after a cold day at the slopes. One of the world’s best ski chalets.

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This article was first published on January 20 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on June 20 2023.