Forget tired pine chalets and uninspiring interiors, our new ski collection is all about mountain boltholes with serious style – from hidden valley hideaways boasting magazine-worthy interiors and igloo-style eco pods allowing you to sleep slope-side under the stars, to decadent alpine lodges perfect for fabulous group escapes. Here we pick our favourites for some snow based inspiration.
Ski-lovers after something totally different will adore Whitepod – a remote eco-camp in Switzerland, offering stunning views and a real back-to-nature vibe. It comprises 15 uber-cosy, igloo-shaped pods (tents) with toasty wood-burners, fully equipped shower rooms and comfy beds, all clustered around a central Pod House (wooden chalet). This isn’t about noisy bars, busy streets and adrenalin junkies; it’s about getting away from it all and enjoying the pristine mountain surroundings. Best of all, Whitepod has private slopes suitable for beginner and intermediate-level skiers, delivering what feels like your very own ski escape.
Boasting the ‘sunniest terrace in the Trois Vallées’, Le Portetta is a stunning chalet-style hotel with an enviable piste-side position in Courchevel 1650. With family rooms and multi-room lodges, the hotel caters for families of all sizes – but don’t let the child-friendly tag fool you into thinking this hotels lacks finesse. Alpine-chic touches give Le Portetta an elegant feel throughout, and there’s a sophisticated on-site spa to ease aching muscles. The hotel has a prime ski-in/ski-out setting and there’s a children’s ski school a stone’s throw away, so it will suit skiers both little and large down to the ground.
A design-lover’s dream, this hidden mountain hotel in the French Alps is a temple to cool, contemporary design. From statement furniture and a striking open staircase to waterfall showers, digital art and designer lighting, this place is serious about style. There’s a state-of-the-art media room, salons with fireplaces, and a dining room where breakfast and dinner are served around a giant resin table. With just 5 rooms to choose from, peace and quiet come naturally here, whilst delicious food and easy access to the slopes (it’s located just 50m from the lift to Les Arcs) make it great for ski-lovers and tranquillity hunters alike.