The Ultimate Guide to the 5 Best Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt
For those seeking a luxury ski holiday in Europe, often the first question that needs answering is the question of destination. Home to both the Alps and the Dolomite mountain ranges, Europe isn’t short of luxury ski resorts. Crossing from Italy to Austria, France to Switzerland, the continent offers something for every kind of winter ski holiday, be it an off-piste adventure or a foodie retreat in premium slopeside dining destinations.
Yet for us here at The Luxury Chalet Company, there is one luxury ski resort that tops our wishlist season after season. Zermatt, Switzerland, is a winter wonderland tucked away at the upper end of the Matter valley in the western Swiss canton of Valais.
It has remained a steadfast favourite for many reasons, from the exceptional snowfall to the long sunny days, to its famous neighbour – the legendary Matterhorn. A large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak in the Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, the Matterhorn has a summit of 4,478 metres, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. Its towering peak is a constant presence in the town of Zermatt, enjoyed by the cosy Alpine restaurants, mountaintop bars, and if you’re lucky – from the private slopeside balconies of luxury chalets.
Skiing in Zermatt
Zermatt is the highest ski resort in the whole of Europe, making it a popular option for anyone seeking pristine slopes across a range of abilities. The runs here span across the breathtaking mountain, where white snow-capped peaks are often set against cloudless blue skies.
For the more advanced skiers, black and red runs crisscross the mountain – offering exhilarating skiing down steep narrow slopes and through the alpine forest. Mid-level skiers can also opt for the gentler red slopes, as well as long meandering blue slopes that lead from the cosy mountainside restaurants, and down the gondola below. And for beginners? There are the kindest of green slopes, as well as plenty of ski school options – providing the perfect ingredients to begin your skiing adventure!
Skiing in Zermatt is also made super convenient with the various ski hire options that are available in the town and by the slopes themselves. Here you can book in advance, or simply arrive on the day and have the helpful team set you up with the right equipment for your style and ability.
Apres and Dining in Zermatt
A luxury ski holiday in Zermatt is also as much about the entertainment away from the skis, as it is about your time gliding down the mountain. As one of Europe’s best luxury ski resorts – Zermatt has everything you’d expect of an idyllic luxury ski destination.
In the town itself, you’ll find a range of cosy restaurants and bars offering a relaxing atmosphere away from the party scene of the mountains. These dining destinations are ideal for those skiing with children or for couples too, looking for a quiet romantic moment in one of Europe’s prettiest ski towns.
Up on the slopes, you’ll also find a variety of fantastic dining and drinking options. Here too there is something for every kind of winter holidayer. Say for instance you’re seeking the lively and atmospheric vibe of an apres mountainside bar – then Zermatt will certainly deliver. And if instead, you’re after a more refined and sophisticated dining destination for your lunch on the slopes – then you won’t be disappointed either. Several slopeside restaurants and bars will provide you with a magnificent afternoon on the mountain – all you’ll need to do is decide which of them it is that takes your fancy!
The Five Best Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt
So, if all that talk of snowy Zermatt has left you convinced of its position as one of the best luxury ski resorts in Europe, well then now you’ll need a place to stay. Luckily for you, our collection of luxury Zermatt ski chalets is one of the best around. Spanning a range of slopeside properties, our premium portfolio includes a chalet for every kind of traveller – whether you are heading to the slopes as a group of friends, or as a family with younger children.
The tricky part is choosing which of these exceptional Alpine properties you want to make your home for a week. And make things a little easier, we’ve shortlisted five of our favourites. So, welcome to our Ultimate Guide to the 5 Best Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt:
Chalet Les Anges: A Luxury Zermatt Chalet for 14 Guests
Etched into the mountainside itself is the premium luxury chalet of Les Anges. This Zermatt property is somewhat of a favourite for our team here at the Luxury Chalet Company, its expansive rooms offering the perfect home-away-from-home for many of our guests during their luxury ski break to Europe.
The exterior of the slopeside chalet is typically Alpine, with timber trusses and a wooden veranda offering uninterrupted views out onto the mountain and to the Matterhorn itself which can be seen clearly to the east of the building. Inside, the story gets better still. There are no less than seven double bedrooms found within the walls of this luxury Zermatt chalet. Fitted with only the finest of interiors, these bedrooms are complete with king-sized beds, luxury bedding, fur rugs and many other luxury amenities that add to the immediate cosiness of the space.
Away from the sleeping quarters and into the living spaces of the property, you’ll find a large reception room where floor-to-ceiling windows offer some of the most magnificent views we’ve ever seen. There are plenty of seating options available, meaning guests can recline on a large comfortable sofa or sit snugly in the armchair taking in the sublime beauty of the surroundings.
There is also a hot tub, private chalet spa, steam room and birch-lined massage room so that guests can take care of achy muscles in the privacy of their own luxury Zermatt chalet. You’ll find a heated boot room on the property, meaning that your ski equipment will be perfectly dried and warm from one day to the next during your luxury ski break.
Because of its size and amenities, Chalet Les Anges is the ideal property for those travelling to Zermatt with a large group of friends. Perhaps to celebrate a special birthday or for New Year’s Eve, choose Chalet Les Anges for your next Zermatt gateway and it’s sure to be one to remember.
Chalet Zermatt Peak: A Luxury Zermatt Chalet for 10 Guests
With breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and perched centrally above the enchanting village of Zermatt, the exclusive Chalet Zermatt Peak pays homage to architectural design and luxury.
The chalet is spacious and laid out over six opulent floors, including five deluxe double bedrooms, ceiling-to-floor windows, sky observatory roofing and an indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi. The spacious open-plan living areas spill out onto the generous wrap-around balcony, all framed by the most envied view in Zermatt.
And after a long day on the slopes, what better way to unwind than in the chalet’s own private wellness centre? The Wellness Centre offers the perfect combination of style and relaxation to restore your inner balance and peace of mind. Guests can enjoy either a dry Finnish or a wet Swedish sauna, a bio steam in the hammam, or relax in the bubbles and jets of the indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi. Without the need to leave the Chalet, and in complete privacy, guests have the opportunity to dedicate quality time to their personal well-being.
As far as service is considered, those arriving at this luxury chalet in Zermatt won’t be disappointed. That’s because the award-winning Swiss Chalet Team offers a truly unique and highly personalised experience. The in-house award-winning Gourmet Chef takes guests on mesmerising culinary journeys and will assist you in navigating our carefully curated wine cellar: it is why Chalet Zermatt Peak continues to attract loyal guests from around the world.
Chalet Aconcagua: A Luxury Zermatt Chalet for 10 Guests
Chalet Aconcagua is ideally located in the centre of the village of Zermatt, in immediate proximity to the shopping, nightlife and the main railway station. The Sunnegga funicular is only a short stroll from the chalet and takes you directly up to the ski slopes in minutes.
Chalet Aconcagua is one of seven sumptuous rental chalets that comprise the 7 Heavens project: one of the most prestigious private chalet developments in the Alps. The 7 Heavens share an impressive entrance hall leading into the lobby and central living room where guests are invited to relax and unwind with a drink from the bar.
Set out over four floors, ultra-modern design has been seamlessly fused with traditional alpine features including all the latest sound and vision features appealing to even the most discerning client. This magnificent 550m2 chalet faces due southwest with extraordinary views of the Matterhorn.
Sumptuous and elegant furnishings and fixtures create a warm, refined atmosphere in which to unwind in front of the fire and savour the infinite enjoyment of relaxing after wonderful days on the slopes, never tiring of the ever-changing mountain scenery. The fantastic service that Haute Montagne offers will only enhance this exquisite experience.
Chalet Aconcagua can sleep up to to 10 people, making it a fantastic option for those seeking a luxury ski chalet for family or for a group of friends. Chalet Aconcagua can be rented in conjunction with Chalet Elbrus to sleep a combined total of 24 people in ten en-suite bedrooms. All guests can eat together in one of the properties.
Chalet Elbrus: A Luxury Zermatt Chalet for 12 Guests
The exquisite Chalet Elbrus is one of Zermatt’s finest private luxury chalets. Proudly positioned in view of the iconic Matterhorn, in a world-famous Swiss resort acclaimed for its epic skiing, Chalet Elbrus is a private residence allowing you to discover the true beauty and outstanding service.
Another of the seven sumptuous rental chalets that comprise the 7 Heavens project: is one of the most prestigious private chalet developments in the Alps. This luxury Zermatt chalet sleeps up to 12 people and is set out over five magnificent floors.
Authentic timbers and woods have been harmonised beautifully with plush furnishings to create the ultimate alpine residence. Picture windows open onto the balcony and perfectly frame the enchanting panoramic views beyond. Step into your very own private spa and wellness area on the top floor and you will be transformed into another world. There is a large indoor hot tub and sauna here.
Moving downstairs to the second floor of the property you will find the two master bedroom suites, facing southwest, with wonderful views of the mountains. The first master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom room and the second equally elegant bedroom has an en-suite shower room. All the bedrooms in Chalet Elbrus have flat-screen TVs and integrated sound systems.
Equipped with everything you need for a wonderful luxury ski holiday in Zermatt, Chalet Elbrus is sure to provide the perfect home-away-from-home whether you are travelling as a group of avid skiers or as a large family.
Chalet Mckinley: A Luxury Zermatt Chalet for 10 Guests
Proudly positioned in view of the iconic Matterhorn, Chalet Mckinley is another of seven sumptuous chalets that comprise the 7 Heavens project which is also home to Chalet Aconcagua, Chalet Elbrus, and Chalet Denali. Together they form one of the most prestigious private chalet developments in the Alps.
This incredible private chalet sleeps a total of ten people over four floors. The first floor sets the scene of a tranquil mountain sanctuary. There is a simplicity in design which is perfectly harmonised with cosy, alpine-inspired features. There are three double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms. Two of the bedrooms have small dressing rooms, and all feature private balconies which open up to the wonderful views of Zermatt.
Wellness is at the heart of Chalet Mckinley and ideally positioned between the first and second floor you will find the impressive private spa. Sensitively lit and sumptuously designed, there is every feature you could wish for from your private in-chalet spa and wellness area. There is a large indoor hot tub, sauna, hammam and plunge pool. A wonderful seating area provides the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of champagne and relax with friends.
Gazing over Zermatt, the top floor provides an idyllic platform for experiencing panoramic views of both the village and the majesty of the surrounding mountains. Floor-to-ceiling windows open out onto the large balcony, which has a stylish seating area perfect for enjoying an aperitif while watching the sun go down in the evening. Undoubtedly one of the most memorable moments during a luxury Zermatt ski holiday – this is the spot of winter dreams.