7 Designer Ski Chalets We Dream of Staying In
The antithesis to the classic rugged ski chalet—complete with bear skin rugs and snowshoes—this 6,000-square-foot Big Sky, Montana home marries chalet construction (a quarried stone fireplace and timber beams) with modern furnishings. Hide rugs and furry pillows and throws make the space the perfect place for a family of skiers to unwind after a long day on the slopes.
Located in Megeve, France’s exclusive Mont d’arbors area, this chalet, Chalet Angora, is nothing short of supreme. Its interiors have a rustic-meets-glam aesthetic with timber ceilings and copious amounts of furry material. If the plush interiors don’t woo you, surely the large indoor pool, jacuzzi, and sauna will.
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The home of sculptor and furniture designer Othmar Prenner, this chalet in northern Italy was remodeled to give it a more modern aesthetic. One of the focal points is a suspended fireplace which is backed by floor-to-ceiling with a stunning and serene snowy view. Though, we’re not keen on having a work space in our dream ski chalet, we do love that his desk has a view of the mountains—and is cantilevered over the staircase.
Conceived by Studio Scofield, this Aspen, Colorado home elevates alpine style to great new heights. The double-height living room is the center of the home: expansive mountain views are of course the focal point, but luxuriously upholstered furniture completes the space. We especially love how throughout the home, the walls are a mixture of polished wood panel and stone.
Designed by Parisian decorator Caroline Sarkozy (yes, that Sarkozy—daughter of Paul, sister to Olivier), this Aspen, Colorado chalet stands out from the rest with its cheerful and tasteful pops of color. It's comfortable, warm, and modern—with a hint of traditional style—without being too fussy.
Located in Les Cerniers, Switzerland, near renowned ski resort Villars, Whitepod is an eco-luxury hotel, and what we’d call an alternative chalet experience! The resort is composed of eco-friendly geodetic pods, which are individual suites with their own wooden stoves, private views, and all the comforts of a traditional hotel. The pods’ eclectic chic interiors are the icing on the cake of this cozy and breathtaking environment.
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Just back from a trip to the mountains, I've got ski getaways on the brain… and I can't help but imagine what my dream ski chalet might look like. To get a little inspiration, I've rounded up some of my favorites below. Read on and start planning your own winter vacation home.