It's that time of year once again as we start to think of Winter and everything that comes with it. Besides all the merry making, there's also Winter breaks to think of. So if you are someone who likes the colder things in life, ski season will come as a true delight. With that in mind, here are some of the finest, most luxurious skiing holidays for the Winter season ahead.
The Six Senses Residences Courchevel
If you are really serious about your skiing then buying a chalet at the Six Senses Residences Courchevel is the ideal investment for you. So much more than an ordinary chalet, the Six Senses Residences Courchevel is the ultimate in luxury. With boutiques including Prada and Gucci on your doorstep, the residences suit pretty much every need ranging from one beds to five beds with private balconies and terraces and even private wine cellars. As if all this is not enough, each of the residences boasts stunning scenery and a private, luxurious spa to massage your aching muscles after a hard day on the slopes.
The Glass House, Japan
For those of us coming from Singapore, Japan is the obvious choice for skiing holidays. Known for it's fantastic powder and wide runs, if you're looking for a quick Winter getaway, then Japan is the place for you. And if you are headed over there, then The Glass House in Niseko is one of the finest you can find, especially if you are headed over with little ones. Boasting five bedrooms, this sensational chalet is situated on a cliff with suberb panoramic alpine views, has a private concierge to pick drop you off and pick you up from the slopes and will even book and plan your time off piste.
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Another one in Courchevel is the four-bedroom Chalet Marmotte. No ordinary chalet, it comes with a top of the range in-lodge sauna and relaxation room to help you rest those aching muscles. Sleeping eight, if you wanted to take a larger party with you, there's even the Petite Marmotte next door, a more private little chalet perfect to sleep two more guests.
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Bighorn Revelstoke in Canada was voted 'World's Best Ski Chalet' at the World Ski Awards three years running and after a peek inside, it's not hard to see why. Sleeping up to sixteen people in eight stunning bedrooms, Bighorn comes with roaring log fires, traditional wood furniture and glistening chandeliers to give off a true, traditional feel. With your own private chef, you can work off the sumptious breakfast by taking a helicopter from your private helipad up to the mountains before coming back to relax in the hot tub as you wait for your four-course evening meal, cooked to perfection by your in-house award-winning chef.
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The Alpina Gstaad
Why not take a trip to Gstaad and ski with the British Royal family? While you are there, The Alpina will take care of your every wish and whim. The first five-star hotel to be built in Gstaad in 100 years, this stunning hotel has just about everything you could wish for. Multitude of fine-dining restaurants? Check. Spa? Check. Kid's activities? Check. Panoramic views and easy access to the slopes? But of course.
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