Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Our Favourite Unique Luxury Ski Chalets in the European Alps

The European Alps provides some truly exceptional ski chalets built with traditional alpine materials combined with all the modern amenities to enable any stay is as luxurious and comfortable as possible. 
With incredible views of the mountainous landscape, stunning bedrooms, elegant bathrooms and open plan living. these properties are masterpieces within the surroundings they are set in.

However properties have every detail scrupulously looked at and give the chalet its own character and charm whether its through the exterior design or the decor inside.

Here are our Favourite Unique Luxury Ski Chalets in the European Alps

Chalet Marco Polo, Val d'Isere, French Alps

- 6 Bedrooms
- Indoor Swimming Pool, Solarium, Steam Room, Jacuzzi & Spa
- Centre of the Village
- Wine & Cheese Cellar
- Bar with Fireplace

You can view Chalet Marco Polo on our website for more details and images

Chalet Zermatt Peak, Zermatt, Swiss Alps

- 5 Bedrooms
- HD Home Cinema
- Sauna, Steam Rooms, Jacuzzi & Gym
- Stunning Floor to Ceiling Windows
- Set into the Mountain

You can view Chalet Zermatt Peak on our website for more details and images 

Black Pearl 1850, Courchevel, French Alps

- 8 Bedrooms
- Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi & Hammam
- Interiors of Black, Fuschia & Green Decor
- Pool Table
- Cinema Room

You can view Black Pearl 1850 on our website for more details and images

Eco Lodge, Chamonix, French Alps

- 5 Bedrooms
- Completely Green & Eco-Friendly 
- Barrel Sauna
- Panoramic Mountain Views
- 1km from Chamonix Village

You can view the Eco Lodge on our website for more details and images

Chalet Sagamarta, Verbier, Swiss Alps

- 6 Bedrooms
- Indoor Salt Water Swimming Pool
- Panoramic Views
- Sauna, Spa, Hammam & Ice Plunge Pool
- Central Feature Fireplaces

You can view Chalet Sagamarta on our website for more details and images

Chalet One Oak, Megeve, French Alps

- 6 Bedrooms
- Close to Megeve Centre & Ski Lift
- Outdoor Hot Tub 
- Glamourous & Unique Decor
- Panoramic Views
- Lavish Living Space

You can view Chalet One Oak on our website for more details and images

Chalet Varappe, Meribel, French Alps

- 5 Bedrooms
- Decorated with traditional English interiors
- Steam Room
- Central Location
- Outdoor Hot Tub

You can view Chalet Varappe on our website for more details and images

Chalet Maldeghem, Klosters, Swiss Alps

- 7 Bedrooms
- Romantic Style Interior
- Gym, Sauna & Jacuzzi
- Voted among the top chalets by the 'Daily Telegraph'
- Self-Contained Master Suite

You can view Chalet Maldeghem on our website for more details and images

Chalet Etesian, Gstaad, Swiss Alps

- 8 Bedrooms
- Stately & Grand Decor 
- Close to the Slopes & Lift
- Handcrafted & Original Artwork
- Hot Tub, Hammam & Spa

You can view Chalet Etesian on our website for more details and images

Chalet Uberhaus, Lech, Austrian Alps

- 5 Bedrooms
- Ski In/Ski Out
- Wine Cave
- Beautifully Contemporary Decor 
- Breath Taking Views

You can view Chalet Uberhaus on our website for more details and images

Have we inspired you to look into a skiing holiday in the European Alps?
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Friday, 5 May 2017

Our Top Reasons to Visit Zermatt

Thinking of an epic skiing holiday next year but you're not sure where to go?
The European Alps offer some magnificent views of truly spectacular mountains, amazing skiing and snow sports opportunities as well as the chance to indulge yourself in the culture offered. 

This week Zermatt is top of our list and we'll tell you exactly why you should consider this stunning Swiss resort for your next snowy getaway!

Our Top Reasons to Visit Zermatt

It's the Highest Ski Resort in Europe

As a premier destination for skiers, snowboarders and fans of high altitude sports, Zermatt has the prize of 365 days of snow due to its high altitude. Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy the incredible skiing opportunities available and not many resorts can offer that year round experience. You can even ski from Zermatt into Cervinia in Italy for lunch and be back to Switzerland for dinner!

The Matterhorn

The icon of the Swiss Alps and one of the most photographed mountains in the world, it's not hard to tell why the Matterhorn is so loved by all in Zermatt. 
Standing guard over 3 countries - France, Italy and Switzerland- the grand rock face is an amazing sight to behold. 

The Scenery 

Obviously the Matterhorn is the centrepiece to the beautiful resort but don't think the rest of the scenery is anything less as the views are truly magnificent all year round.
Zermatt is a picturesque, 'chocolate box' resort and the strict building laws have maintained the traditionally Swiss feeling to the area as well as the architecture. Zermatt is also home to 94 natural water springs, trickling through the town and carving their way through the landscape over the years. 

Car Free

The village of Zermatt, in keeping with their environmentally friendly views, is a car free resort. This makes strolling through the streets and admiring your surroundings a lot less stressful. Horse drawn carriages were the main mode of transport until only 40 years ago. 

The Food

The people of Zermatt take their food and cooking very seriously and the quality can be seen through out the resort. Michelin star restaurants can be found on most streets and need to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. 
Eating chocolate, cheese fondue and sipping wine is all part of the experience!

The Non-Skiing Activities

If you're looking to relax and take a break from the slopes for the day, there are still plenty of things to do to keep yourself occupied.
Numerous bars, restaurants and cafes situate the area if you're after some fine dining opportunities. Horse drawn carriages can take you for trips around the village for a unique take on the scenery and the world's highest clay pigeon shooting range can be found here too!

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Take a cable car to altitudes of 3,883m and see the highest cable car station in Europe as well as the best views of the highest mountains in Italy, France & Switzerland.
Here you can see 360 degrees from the viewing platform at the highest glacier palace in Europe. The ski area on Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year and you can take in the sights of the ice sculptures, crevasses and slides in the ice tunnels. 

Mountaineers Cemetery 

This tranquil site features moving reminders of climbers who have tragically lost their lives in the mountains surrounding Zermatt. 


This gorgeous walk is one of the most popular hikes to do in Switzerland. The 5-Seenweg Walk or the Five Lakes Walk takes you past the wonderful lakes of Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grunsee, Moosjisee & Leisee which offer amazing scenic views and reflections of those exceptional mountains. 

Gorner Gorge 

A natural beauty featuring greenish rock surfaces that are over 220 million years old. At only a 15 minute walk from the Zermatt resort, the Gorner Gorge should be seen to be believed. The most impressive sights are in mid-September between 3pm and 4pm and the wooden walkways will lead you through the incredible rock face safely. 

The Chalets & Hotels

The traditional Swiss architecture combined with contemporary interior design are the main features of the chalets and hotels that reside in Zermatt, allowing you to keep warm and cosy whilst enjoying those amazing views and keeping close to the slopes.

Our experienced and knowledgeable luxury ski chalet experts are here to help you choose your ideal snowy retreat.
Contact them today:

+44 (0)1244 62 99 63

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Top Fitness Tips Ready for the Slopes!

Fitness is incredibly important before a skiing trip as injuries are common to the unprepared whether you're a beginner to the slopes or a more advanced skiing fanatic.
As skiing uses different muscle groups to more conventional cardiovascular exercise, it's good to know how you can prepare yourself and prevent an injury from ruining your Alpine escape.

Here are our Top Fitness Tips Ready for the Slopes!

The majority of experts would advise to start around 2 months before your trip to really build up your strength, stamina and techniques. Doing this will allow you to build up your general cardio fitness which will help your body deal with less oxygen at those higher altitudes.
Being generally fit isn't the only thing that will make the most of your time on the slopes but having ski specific fitness is a must.

Cardiovascular Fitness

Just 20 minutes to an hour's worth of decent cardio training 3 times a week will definitely build your general cardio fitness and you'll start to feel the benefit in approximately 6 weeks.

Cycling is a preferred method of training for World Cup skiers as not only is it great for raising your heart rate but it also provides great practice for balancing.
Cross trainers break up what can turn into a monotonous training regime with a bit of variety.
Circuit Training is fantastic for short bursts of high impact exercise and also brings a wide range of exercises so you won't get bored of the same things.

Running is great for a high paced aerobic workout but it can be high impact on knees and swimming focuses more on your upper body strength.

Core Exercises

Your core is also incredibly important whether you're carving into the slopes or just trying to keep your balance! Your abs, obliques, lower back and hips are all part of your core muscles and will need some attention before heading out on your trip. Balance training such as Pilates or balance ball exercises are great ways to build up your strength.


Colder temperatures, like the ones you'll experience in the European Alps, make muscles stiffer, lack the range of movements and are slower to react than when we're at a normal altitude. Regular stretching before your trip as well as any time you plan to ski will not only lessen your chances of injuries but will also improve your ski performance.

Strength & Power

Your quads (the front of your thighs) and gluteals (the back of your thighs) are your main power muscles during skiing or snowboarding.
Exercises to help you train up include lunges, split squats, step ups or cycling. Try to avoid wall squats as these can translate to you skiing with weight going into your heels.

Weight Distribution

Your weight should be balanced over the centre of your skis to avoid any loss of control or injuries.

1st Time Skiiers

For the beginner skier, the thought of zooming down snowy slopes can not only be incredibly exciting but also daunting! The sensation of standing on a moving object is quite a strange one and definintely takes time to adjust to. Activities such as ice skating or roller blading will make this movement a lot less confusing and will still help you with the stance and balance you'll need for a successful ski.

Balance Boards are also a fantastic resource to help you train up for the ski season. They can be easily made at home or from specialist stores.

Advanced Skiers

For the more advanced skiing fanatic, there are more than enough activities to keep your skills up to par. Horse riding, mountain biking or gymnastics help hone in on your co-ordination and of course, balance.

Dont' forget there's always a chance to ski all year round at indoor ski slopes which are an ideal way to practice and really develop your skills ready for a successful skiing or snowboarding trip.

Want to try out the slopes for yourself? Our experienced and dedicated luxury ski chalet experts are on hand to help you find your perfect property during your stayContact us today:

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A Look Inside A Luxury Ski Chalet

Here at Elegant Address Ski, luxurious chalets in the European Alps are where our expertise lies. We aim to bring you five star service and the very best properties to make your snowy retreat unforgettable.

A Look Inside A Luxurious Ski Chalet


First impressions are everything and ski chalets are no different. Using traditional Alpine designs, wooden beams and granite stone are a feature and make these gorgeous properties an inviting and welcoming retreat. 

Living Space

Many of the ski chalets available to rent are of open plan design, making the most of the space and giving you the room to live and relax comfortably. Wood burning fireplaces are an absolute must have feature along with the cosy furnishings, fluffy cushions and chunky throw rugs.


Who could resist wanting to cook on something as charming as this? One of the more traditionally designed kitchens, ski chalets also combine modern amenities with the authentic nature of the chalet itself. 


After a long day on the slopes, you'll be wanting to curl up in the most relaxing of settings. Bedrooms in ski chalets are high on the list of the most comfortable places to sleep, with large windows to see the exceptional views right from your pillow!


Does a relaxing bubble bath sound like heaven to you? Or maybe an immersive waterfall shower is just what you need after a tiring skiing day? These elegant bathrooms are something that need to be seen to be believed! Just like many of the other parts of the chalet, a mixture of traditional and contemporary designs are included in the interiors of the properties. 

Cinema Room

If you're taking a break from the slopes for the day, there's still plenty of activities to do in the chalet.
Viewing some of the film industry's classics might be on your to-do list and you can do that in style with top of the range technology at your fingertips. 


The ideal finale to an idyllic snowy ski day is a session in the spa. Maybe a full body massage will help loosen out those muscles and let you unwind after your energetic day?

Hot Tub

Want to relax but don't want to be stuck inside? An outdoor hot tub sounds the solution to your problem. Sit back in the swirling water, let the bubbles make your aches wash away and have something just as bubbly to sip as you wind down from the day's adventures.


And last but certainly not least, why go to the Alps if you can't appreciate the spectacular views?
With balconies and private terraces, you can soak in the snow-topped mountains and forests surrounding you in your own space and your own time. 

Have we persuaded you to have a look into our luxurious ski chalets in a bit more detail?
Why not speak to one of our specialist ski chalet consultants today:

+44 (0) 1244 629 963 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Our Top Reasons to Visit Megeve

The beautiful picture postcard location of Megeve, situated in the south east of France near the Italian & Swiss borders and became more popular in the 1920's as a luxury ski resort.Retaining the old fashioned and traditional charm whilst offering its high end and glamorous position, this stunning village is completely worthy of its hidden gem status. If luxury, sophistication and fantastic food are you idea of paradise then Megeve may be the ultimate ski destination for you!

Here are our Top Reasons to Visit Megeve

It's the 3rd Largest Ski Area in France

Sitting at the heart of the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area, Megeve stretches over 445km and contains 220 slopes, 107 ski lifts and 5 incredible snow parks as well as 5 nursery parks for beginner skiers

The area is a great place for all skiing abilities whether you're brand new to the slopes or an advanced snow sport pro! 

The Magical Village Centre

Unlike other larger ski resorts in the European Alps, Megeve has historically shunned the party scene and keeps to the quiet and peaceful side of life. There is lots of space on the glorious pistes around you and you'll never need to worry about the town being packed to the brim.
The charming atmosphere of the village's centre is something to behold. It's car free and has plenty to see and do. Every year, local artists are commissioned to decorate a gigantic Christmas tree in the centre. Locals also take tourists for scenic rides on horse-drawn carriages. 

Its Natural Beauty

Rather than having completely mapped out slopes, Megeve boasts ski slopes with far more intimidating and challenging experiences. You'll be going past stunning rock formations as well as fairytale like woodlands with trees bending under the weight of freshly fallen snow.

Try the High Altitude Dining

Megeve features some truly amazing high altitude Michelin-star restaurants that not only offer some delicious cuisine but also adds in the experience of 360 degree views of the mountains surrounding you. Some of the highly esteemed restaurants include Le 1920, Flocon de Sel and L'Alpette.

It Offers Incredible Five Star Luxury

Balancing the Alpine charm with contemporary design, Megeve features a range of major French designer shopping including Hermes & Faconnable as well as other retail therapy opportunities to suit every taste.

There's Plenty of Activities for Non-Skiers

There are a wide range of off-hill options for any non-skiers in your party and retain the fun and excitement of the Alps. Ice skating, tennis, climbing and swimming as well as the previously mentioned shopping opportunities can all be on your agenda if skiing isn't your plan for the day.  The casino and the famous Cinq Rues Jazz Bar are popular late night attractions for the area. 

Some Fantastic Events Exclusive to the Area

Megeve have a long standing history with the equestrian industry and hold annual events including the Polo Masters Cup which sees the horses and riders play on snow and ice as well as the International Jumping Competition.
Winter Golf is also a major event in Megeve and is home to the annual Snow Golf Cup.
National and international championships for figure skating and ice hockey at the Palais des Sports Stadium.

Thinking of a snowy trip to the European Alps?
Contact our dedicated luxury chalet and apartment specialists today:

+44 (0) 1244 629 963