Top 13 Best Ski Chalets in France

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Waking up to a snow-covered winter wonderland before heading onto the slopes is fantastic. But you can enhance the experience by staying in one of the many luxury ski chalets in France.

In this article, we will showcase the top 13 ski chalets in France. You will learn about the finest luxury ski chalets France has to offer, the chalet experience and the various ways you can enjoy them.

The Luxury Chalet Experience

Ski chalets in France have become one of the best ways to enjoy a stay in the Alps. The first chalet holidays became available in the 1930s, which included transport to and from the early ski resorts, food, and ski lessons. However, chalets were initially used to house cattle and goat herders and store farm produce. Therefore, chalet guests were not treated to the luxuries we enjoy today.

Modern ski chalets in France provide a much more refined experience these days. Of course, there are different levels of quality and service depending on budgets, but this article will concentrate on the very best ski chalets in France.

Luxury ski chalets in France can be enjoyed in a few different ways. Which you choose depends on the preferences of your group. Let’s take a look at the various service levels on offer:

Catered Chalets

Catered ski chalet holidays are the most convenient and offer a high level of service. This option includes your own private chef crafting culinary masterpieces while you bask in the après-ski glow.

With a catered chalet, there’s no washing dishes, no meal prep—just pure relaxation and making the most of your trip to the French Alps. It is the best way to treat yourself on your holiday. Turn up to a freshly cooked meal served at your table after a couple of après drinks, then head back into the resort or chill out in cosy surroundings; the choice is yours.

Your chalet staff will usually have one day off per week. Typically, most people have Wednesday off, which gives you the opportunity to eat in a local restaurant. It is best to choose and book a restaurant in advance to ensure you get a table.

If you prefer a little more independence but want a stress-free start to your day, why not consider booking a breakfast-only holiday? Your chalet chef will prepare a hearty morning meal and clear the kitchen so you can head off into the mountains without delay.

The flexibility of this option means you can be more spontaneous at the end of your day on the slopes. For example, you may want to sample the several restaurants around the resort or get carried away by the après scene.

France is home to undoubtedly the most beautiful ski chalets in the world, built in traditional style with local stone and wood. The views are generally not bad either…

Self-Catered Chalets

Some people like to cook their own meals on holiday. If this is you, you may prefer to book a self-catered chalet. These fully equipped chalets let you whip up your favourite dishes with an Alpine backdrop. The downsides of a self-catered chalet is that you need to go shopping and clear up yourself.

Ski resorts are full of excellent restaurants, so if you want to avoid cooking, you can always dine out every night.

From catered to self-catered, each level boasts unique services. Catered options come with dedicated staff, while breakfast-only provides a balanced mix. Self-catered chalets offer autonomy, perfect for those who prefer flexibility.

What To Expect From Luxury Ski Chalets In France

Beyond service, the facilities of the chalets in our list below make the difference. Most chalets feature private hot tubs, cozy fireplaces, and breathtaking views. Relax sore muscles in a soothing spa or bask in the warm glow of a fireplace after a thrilling day on the slopes.

As you plan your trip, keep in mind the check-in restrictions of most chalets. Rentals often operate on a weekly basis, with check-in on Saturdays or Sundays.

Top 13 Best Ski Chalets in France

Now you know what to expect, it’s time to go into the Top Best 13 Ski Chalets in France. Our website only features the best ski chalets in France. We can’t list them all, but we advise you to browse our selection and contact us for any questions or quotes.

Putting together a short list was challenging, but we based our choices on personal preferences, amenities, and locations. We are sure you will agree that these are among the best luxury ski chalets France has to offer.

Chalet Le Rocher “The Rock” in French, has been cleverly incorporated into the chalet’s stylish design as an imposing and stunning feature, connecting the surrounding mountains with the interior of the chalet

1) Chalet Le Rocher – Val d’Isere

  • 7 Bedrooms – sleeps 14

Chalet Le Rocher is the pinnacle of ski chalet perfection, seamlessly blending contemporary style with innovation. This seven-bedroom haven accommodates fourteen guests in ultimate comfort.

Step out of the lift on the second floor and be welcomed by the grand living area with its vaulted ceiling, chic decor, and log fire. There is also a private bar, ideal for pre-dinner cocktails. Alternatively, you can enjoy a glass of Champagne in the cedar hot tub on the balcony before dinner.

The master suite is one of the largest in Val d’Isere, featuring his and her dressing rooms for the ultimate luxury. The seven ensuite bedrooms are decorated with reclaimed Mongolian wood and intricate furnishings.

Le Rocher is also an excellent chalet for well-being. Here, you will find a 7x4m indoor pool with a jet stream, a hidden steam room, a cinematic spa with a gym, and more.

This chalet offers so much that you’ll struggle to find a reason to leave. But if you decide to head out, you are only 400m from the slopes and village centre.

The extraordinary Chalet Marco Polo, in the heart of the village center of Val d’Isère is a truly world class chalet

2) Chalet Marco Polo – Val d’Isere

  • 6 Bedrooms – sleeps 10 adults and 4 children

Chalet Marco Polo is in the heart of Val d’Isere and just 200m from the slopes. Even though it is in an incredibly convenient location, it is set back from the main road for privacy and tranquillity.

This award-winning luxury ski chalet is perfect for 10 adults and 4 children across six beautiful ensuite bedrooms. Boasting over 1000m² of Alpine elegance, this masterpiece harmonises contemporary and traditional design for a chic but authentic ambience.

The sprawling living space is an excellent place to be after a day on the mountain. It features an open-plan lounge, bar and dining area centred around a warming fireplace. The large balcony has an outdoor kitchen and heated seating, offering panoramic views of the La Face de Belvarde piste.

Chalet Marco Polo offers everything you need to relax and take a moment for yourself, thanks to the hot tub, hammam, and gym. You can also revitalise in two massage rooms and use an automatic hydro massage machine. Alternatively, enjoy the games room with a pool table, darts, an interactive racing car game and a biathlon laser shooting game.

Chalet Marco Polo has a few unique features that make it one of the top ski chalets in France. For example, its underground cave and fromagerie are perfect for wine and cheese tastings. Its ski boot room is also a ski lift cabin.

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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Lhotse - 6 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère

Chalet Lhotse’s spa facilities are phenomenal. Located on the ground floor is a large indoor swimming pool with a state-of-the-art projector screen descending at the touch of a button, along with a massage room, sauna, Hammam, gym and indoor Jacuzzi. 

3) Chalet Lhotse – Val d’Isere

  • 6 Bedrooms – sleeps 12 adults and 2 children

Chalet Lhotse is built to accommodate 12 adults and 2 children in total comfort. Set in the centre of Val d’Isere and just 200m from the slopes, Chalet Lhotse provides convenience and a feeling of exclusivity.

The expansive floorplan incorporates 6 ensuite bedrooms for adults and a bunk room for 2 children. A grand piano graces the bar in the open-plan living area with a cozy fire, perfect for après-ski gatherings and pre-dinner drinks. When it’s time to dine, meals are served in the spacious dining area that overlooks La Face Piste and the old part of the village.

As you would expect from a chalet of this quality, Lhoste has a fantastic spa. Here, you can enjoy an indoor pool with a projector screen, massage room, sauna, Hammam, gym, and indoor Jacuzzi. But if you want to feel the cold mountain air while you relax, an outdoor hot tub beckons from the front bedroom terraces.

Kids can hang out in the mezzanine lounge, boasting a widescreen TV and games console. On top of this, each bedroom has TVs linked to a multi-media system.

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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Hotel La Mourra - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère
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5***** Chalet Chene - 7 Bedrooms - Val d'Isère

Chalet Chene is located in the little hamlet complex of the beautiful 5-star Hotel La Mourra, allowing first-class services, amenities and facilities with convenient access to the hotel through the underground.

4) Chalet Chene – Val d’Isere

  • 7 Bedrooms – sleeps 14 adults and 2 children

Chalet Chene is a 550 sq m oasis of luxury with 7 bedrooms accommodating 16 guests (14 adults + 2 children). All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and a warm and cosy atmosphere, perfect for recharging your batteries for the following day on the mountain.

The ample open-plan living space incorporates a beautiful living room and dining area warmed by an open fire. Chalet Chene offers the opportunity to relax in the private cinema room or unwind in the spa—complete with an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, and massage cabin.

Another feature of staying at Chalet Chene is that it is linked to the 5-star Hotel La Mourra. Here, you can enjoy light bar selections, a child menu, and exquisite Japanese-inspired cuisine for dinner. Additionally, you can take advantage of the 24-hour room service for late-night snacks.

The chalet is set in a small hamlet made up of four chalets in total. The neighbouring chalets— Ambre, Sequoia, Ebene, and La Grange are excellent alternatives to Chene. Ideal for large groups and extended families who want to connect while still enjoying some privacy.

Dominating high above the rest of the village, Chalet Ô Valala is the pinnacle of a French Alpine luxurious traditional chalet with all the 5-star facilities you could possibly imagine

5) Chalet Ô Valala – Val d’Isere

  • 6 Bedrooms – sleeps 12 adults and 1 child

Chalet Ô Valala is an exquisitely catered luxury chalet between La Daille and Val d’Isère village centre. Accessed by a short private chauffeur ride to the lifts and slopes, offering tranquillity and easy access to everything you need.

Offering 6 bedrooms, this traditionally styled chalet spans 4 floors, accessible by stairs or elevator. Each of the 6 ensuite bedrooms boasts a balcony with breathtaking views of Val d’Isere and ski slopes.

The open-plan living area welcomes you with a roaring fire and views through expansive windows. Here, your private staff serve pre-dinner Champagne while you get comfortable on plush sofas.

Chalet Ô Valala is a great place to spend time after a day of skiing or on snowy days. The outdoor 7-seat Jacuzzi sits at the edge of a forest, offering a unique and relaxing experience with stunning views. Alternatively, take full advantage of the private hammam and massage room. You can also keep up with your fitness regime in the 8mx3m indoor swimming pool.

Charlie is a private chalet, but guests can take full advantage of Black Diamond Residence’s shared amenities. There is an indoor pool, hammam, sauna, relaxation area, and gym.

6) Chalet Charlie – Tignes

  • 7 Bedrooms – sleeps 12 Adults + 4 Children

Chalet Charlie is a 600m² gem within the exciting Black Diamond Residence, incorporating chalets Ubud and Tango. The Black Diamond chalets’ proximity means you can book them together if you are hosting large groups. All three chalets offer a high level of luxury and convenience, as the residence is a mere 50 meters from Tignes Les Brévières and 100 meters from Brévières and Sache lifts via a pedestrian gondola.

Charlie is a unique chalet thanks to its incredible and quirky style. It comprises 6 double bedrooms and a quad bunk room for the kids. The large entertainment space encompasses a snug and games room all wrapped around a Nord Noratlas 1950s military aircraft. It even has a games console inside the aircraft’s nose. The games room also doubles as the children’s bedroom.

The quirky and contemporary style continues throughout the chalet. But it is blended with traditional wooden panelling to create a cosy alpine environment. On milder days, you can enjoy stunning views of Tignes Les Brévières from the terrace and balconies.

Charlie is a private chalet, but guests can take full advantage of Black Diamond Residence’s shared amenities. There is an indoor pool, hammam, sauna, relaxation area, and gym.

You don’t get much more traditional wooden chalets than the Chalet Makalu and its 3 sister chalets Or Blanc, Chalet “S” & Chalet “M”. Those wooden chalets are so cosy and simply stunning.

7) Chalet Makalu – Courchevel

  • 5 Bedrooms – sleeps 8 Adults + 2 Children

Chalet Makalu brings together cosiness, authenticity, and luxury. This beautiful 270 square-meter chalet has unmatched mountain and valley views and accommodates 10 (8 adults + 2 children). Its 5 gorgeous bedrooms have top-tier bathrooms with unique decor that compliments the chalet’s style.

The sprawling lounge is warmed with an open fire and has fabulous views of the alpine landscape through picture windows. But you may want to relax in the cinema room, which also features a cosy bar and ample seating. On top of all this, Chalet Makalu has a lovely Jacuzzi, ideal for soaking aching muscles after exploring the 3 Valleys.

The chalet is nestled within a private gated area 250m from lifts and just 100m from Courchevel Village (1550) centre. You may also want to check out Makalu’s sister chalets, Chalet Or Blanc, Chalet “S”, and Chalet “M”. These offer excellent alternatives to Chalet Makalu but are just as luxurious.

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Located on the edge of Bellecote Piste, Le Petit Château is a rare ski-in, ski-out lodge, giving you the ability to ski from your front door to the incomparable slopes of Courchevel 1850.

8) Chalet Le Petit Chateau – Courchevel

  • 7 Bedrooms – sleeps 10 Adults + 4 Children

Chalet Le Petit Chateau provides the ultimate luxury for visitors to the world-famous Courchevel 1850. It has 7 ensuite bedrooms accommodating 14 guests, each elegantly decorated, adding to the luxury experience.

Guests at Le Petit Château can expect 7-star service, including culinary delights prepared by our Gastro Chef and a dedicated butler to ensure you have everything to make your holiday perfect.

Le Petit Château has elegant living spaces with modern furnishings that blend style and comfort. These spaces include a lounge, TV room, and dining area with a fireplace and kitchen, where your chef will work their magic. There is also a private bar and cinema room for relaxing and entertaining, and the wellness centre features a Jacuzzi, hammam and gym.

One of Le Petit Château’s characteristics that make it one of the best ski chalets in France is its location. It sits on the edge of the Bellecote Piste, making it ski-in-ski-out, offering slopeside living. It is also within a five-minute walk or ski to the centre of Courchevel 1850.

Le Petit Palais has been exclusively designed by an inspiring world class designer creating an opulent palace with decadent detailing and luxury finishes, expanding over 6 floors.

9) Chalet Le Petit Palais – Courchevel

  • 7 Bedrooms – sleeps 13 Adults + 2 Children

Le Petit Palais is a ski-in-ski-out chalet on Bellecote Piste, Courchevel 1850. This chalet brings comfort, style, and service together over 6 floors, making it a haven for 13 adults and 2 children.

The top floor has a spacious, stylish living area with a lovely lounge and dining room. Here, you can warm up in front of a sizeable crackling fire with a drink from the bar while your private chef creates culinary masterpieces. There is also a TV lounge, library and wellness centre for relaxation. At the other end of the spectrum, you can dance the night away in your own private nightclub.

Le Petit Palais is one of the most luxurious ski chalets France has to offer. Its elegant decor and staff create a fantastically opulent experience fitting with the stunning resort of Courchevel.

Chalet Azuite is one of three chalets within Hameau des Plan, an exclusive complex within walking distance of Chamonix centre. This high end chalet has been carefully built to incorporate the rustic materials alongside the contemporary design, creating the perfect blend of alpine tradition with a modern twist

10) Chalet Azurite – Chamonix

  • 6 Bedrooms – sleeps 12 Adults + 4 Children

A trip to an iconic ski resort is even better when staying in an iconic chalet. Chalet Azurite is one of three chalets within the brand-new Hameau des Plan, a premier complex just a few steps away from the centre of Chamonix. This stunning chalet spans three floors and sleeps up to 16 happy and comfortable guests.

Chalet Azurite blends rustic materials with contemporary design. High vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and a central fireplace define the main living space. The open-plan kitchen and dining space has a large table for family meals and a breakfast bar for socialising.

Guests love to soak up the sun from the large south-facing terrace with panoramic views and an alpine-themed cedar hot tub to unwind in after tackling Chamonix’s challenging terrain.

As mentioned earlier, Chalet Azurite is set in Le Hameau des Plans. This means it can be combined with sister chalets, Alaska and Saphir, to host up to 41 guests. The chalets are a short stroll to Chamonix city centre and 300m to Le Brévent – La Flégère ski slopes via the Le Savoy ski slope. Therefore, you can experience luxury and convenience wrapped up in an elegant package.

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Suite Prestige Edelweiss - Refuge de la Traye
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Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel
Refuge de la Traye - Méribel

Le Refuge de la Traye in Meribel is a real hamlet in the heart of a mountain range, it offers every comfort imaginable for a stay with friends or family. Without doubt one of the best refuges in the world.

11) Le Refuge de la Traye – Méribel

  • 5 Bedrooms + 1 Suite Chalet – sleeps 14 

Le Refuge de la Traye is a unique haven in Méribel, providing a blend of authenticity and refinement. Built in 1982 and rejuvenated in 2019, its natural setting near Col de la Lune mountain gives you a private and secluded experience with panoramic mountain views.

Le Refuge de la Traye offers beautifully authentic living spaces, five bedrooms and a suite. But the unique thing about it is that you can book the whole hamlet, an individual chalet, or suites. This means you can customise your stay to suit the needs and size of your group.

However you choose to book Le Refuge de la Traye, your group will be looked after by a dedicated team that ensures an at-home feel. The wellness centre enhances the relaxing style of staying here, featuring innovative equipment, massages, treatments, and sauna.

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5***** Le K2 Palace - Courchevel 1850
Le K2 Palace Courchevel 1850
5***** Le K2 Palace - Courchevel 1850
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Chalet Baltoro
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Chalet Baltoro
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Chalet Baltoro
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Chalet Baltoro
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Chalet Baltoro
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Chalet Baltoro
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Chalet Abruzzes
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5***** Le K2 Palace - Reception
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5***** Le K2 Palace - GOJI SPA

The 20 000 sqm of the luxury hotel Le K2 Palace are composed of a main building with 29 rooms and suites connected with 4 prestigious chalets. NEW From December 2023, 5 brand-new suites-chalets of around 300 m² are introduced for an exceptional stay in Courchevel 1850

12) Hotel Le K2 Palace – Courchevel 1850

  • 5 to 7 Bedrooms (4 different chalets) – sleeps 10 to 14 

Le K2 Palace presents an exclusive blend of spacious private chalets with the impeccable services of a luxury hotel. The four Chalets at Le K2 Palace are nestled beside the piste and interconnected through a passageway; these chalets offer tranquillity and indulgence. Staying here is also convenient as the chalets overlook the valley, have ski-in/ski-out access, and are only 5 minutes from the resort centre.

Spanning 480 to 650m² across multiple floors, each chalet is a world unto itself, featuring a swimming pool, hammam, or hot bath, ski room, 5 to 7 rooms, and a sun-drenched terrace. Whichever one you choose, you can expect a grand lounge illuminated by natural light, a dedicated TV area, and an elegant dining room, all adorned with the highest level of luxury.

The Chalet Bellarossa, nestled in the heart of unspoilt nature on the Pralong piste in Courchevel 1850, features a modern and sophisticated architecture without losing its mountain look.

13) Chalet Bellarossa – Courchevel 1850

  • 5 Bedrooms + Cabin – sleeps 10 Adults + 4 Children

Chalet Bellarossa is an architectural marvel set at the side of Courchevel 1850’s Pralong piste. It provides guests with high-end services, exceptional leisure spaces, and direct ski slope access for an unforgettable stay.

With room for 10 adults and 4 children, this chalet offers a blend of modern sophistication and mountain charm. This is thanks to clean lines and wooden accents that create a modern yet rustic ambience. Large windows frame the snowy landscape, welcoming natural light into the chalet’s spacious interior.

The chalet measures 320 sqm across 4 levels accessible by a lift. It has 4 double bedrooms, a dormitory bedroom, and a sumptuous master suite. The wellness area is perfect for unwinding after exploring the world’s largest interconnected ski area. Here, you will find a swimming pool and sauna. Alternatively, you can head to the Jacuzzi and outdoor sauna on the terrace.

A stay at Chalet Bellarossa is a serene one, assured by a dedicated staff, including a housekeeper and chef. Therefore, everything will be just how it should be.

Final Thoughts On The Top 13 Best Ski Chalets In France

There are thousands of high-end ski chalets in France offering a luxury alpine experience. We offer many of them to our guests, but there are so many we couldn’t fit them all into this list. Therefore, we urge you to browse our other offerings in other ski resorts, too. For example, Megeve has some of the finest catered ski chalets France has to offer.

If you need more help choosing the perfect luxury ski chalet, don’t hesitate to contact our travel experts. We will be able to advise you and take care of everything to ensure you and your group have the best possible experience in the French Alps.

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