Here are ten of the best chalets for sale on the Alps
In October 2012, The Times named Chalet Craganmore 'the coolest chalet on the slopes' and with reason. This stunning homes combines dramatic views across Mont Blanc and the Aiguille Dru Dru with striking contemporary interiors by interior designed Jennifer Martin and architect Renaud Chevallier - think glass-encased hallway, vaulted spiral staircase and a bespoke, suspended wood burning stove. Home cinema, massage room, sauna and hot tub are also at hand to ensure you relax after a hard day's skiing. Through Knight Frank. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chalet, Tignes, France
Owned by a renowned skier, this extraordinary chalet oozes contemporary style. The top floor in particular features a cutting-edge kitchen with breakfast bar, which opens onto the dining and living areas and a panoramic balcony with views across the village and the pistes. Downstairs, the lavish, two-bedroom master suite has direct access to the terrace with hot tub. Through Home Hunts. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Le Domaine D'Aventurine, Megeve, France
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Megeve, Le Domaine D'Aventurine is the perfect Alpine refuge. The main chalet reinterprets mountain style in a contemporary key, especially in the vast salon and dining area, which centres around a stunning, streamlined hearth. The lavish master bedroom has direct access to the indoor pool with spa. Guests can stay at the smaller chalet, which is full of exposed beams and Alpine charm. Through Savills. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chalet Alaska, Espace Killy, France
Eight exclusive chalets make up the Chalet Alaska estate. They are all beautifully appointed and luxurious, but none is more indulgent than the magnificent Chalet Husky. Along with seven bedroom and a contemporary Alpine decor, it has a hammam, sauna, massage room and ice grotto. Through Erna Low. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chesa Cherina, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Chesa Cherina is the epitome of luxury, as befits a chalet that's located on the most exclusive slope of Europe's most exclusive retreat. The main house, which is stretched across five floors, has a quintessential Engadine flavour with a profusion of wood: beautiful panelling, timber floors, warm fireplaces and the traditional stuva, little bar. But the rustic style goes hand in hand with contemporary comforts, particularly in the wellness centre, which is equipped with gym, sauna, hammam, massage room and indoor swimming pool. Through Christie's International Real Estate. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chalet Mont D' Arbois, Megeve, France
No creature comfort is missing from this huge chalet, set in one of Megeve's most sought-after locations. It comes with six bedrooms, a swimming pool, a wellness centre with sauna and hammam and verdant views across Mont D'Arbois and Roquebrune. Through Savills. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chalets la Sittelle et Le Picotin, Verbier, Switzerland
Set in the heart of exclusive Verbier, this double-chalet estate has been beautifully designed in contemporary Alpine stylewith plenty of old wood, traditional shutters and exposed stones but also BOSE home cinema system, state-of-the-art kitchen and a hammam bath to relax tired muscle after skiing. Through Savills. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chalet Atka, Verbier, Switzerland
This traditional wooden chalet is the ultimate in Alpine indulgence - especially the panelled, cosy master suite which comes with fireplace, hammam and a balcony to take in the stunning mountain views. Through Aylesford. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chalet Poinsettia, Verbier, Switzerland
Situated in a peaceful hamlet just outside Verbier, Chalet Poinsettia enjoys postcard-perfect views of the town and the majestic Grand Combin mountain range. However, the luxurious interiors rival with the panoramaexposed old timbers, Alpine style and a stone fireplace give it character while the latest technology, from underfloor heating to Lutron lighting unobtrusively provides comfort. A yoga and massage room, sauna and steam room promise apres-ski relaxation. Through Savills. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
Chesa Staz, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Magnificent lake and mountain views meet statement interiors at this large apartment in Europe's most sought-after resort. The property is arranged across two floors and the blue staircase that links them sets the contemporary tone for the decor. Downstairs, a cutting-edge kitchen opens onto the stunning dining room with its magnificent wooden table. Upstairs, the large living room with streamlined fireplace is an oasis of calm, while the master bedroom, with its ensuite Jacuzzi, makes the most of the panorama. Through Aylesford. For more great properties visit the site of our sister magazine, Country Life.
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