SUMMIT RETREATS IN THE PRESS
6 Of The Most Romantic Ski Chalets
Log fires, mountain views, great skiing, a dip in a hot tub – nothing is quite as romantic as spending a snowy Valentine’s weekend in your own luxury chalet.
Chamois Lodge, St Martin De Belleville – Fur throws, cowhide walls, Alpine touches aplenty and stunning mountain vistas and views of the old villages, this beautiful new property strikes the perfect balance between modern ski chalet and traditional ski lodge.
THE PEAK OF PERFECTION
Verbier – Chalet Dent Blanche: Dent Blanche is the place to stay in Verbier. Although its only a short walk away from the centre, the chalet enjoys uninterrupted views down the valley… The chalets interior blends modern art and beautiful artefacts, with contemporary design to create the height of alpine chic.
The Russian Aren’t Coming.
When launched, Chalet Edelweiss set a new benchmark for luxury in Courchevel 1850.. The Chalets owner is a self-confessed compulsive art buyer and the result of his addiction, (Dali, Miro and Picasso among them) litter the eight bedrooms, multiple dining and living rooms, nightclub and bar.
Swish Swiss Precision
The Evening Standard profiles one of the hottest chalet launches of the 2014/15 season, Chalet Sirocco in Verbier. “The exterior is traditional alpine chalet style with lots of lavish textures inside – fur throws on beds, velvet covered seating, layers of wood and stone, and a wood burning fireplace”.
I can’t survive the ski season without.. The High Life
Live like a king, in Chalet Le Petit Palais in Courchevel 1850, located on the slope of the Bellecote Piste, where every room in this ski in, ski out chalet is fitted with only the highest spec in technology. From the down stairs nightclub equipped with professional DJ decks, sound system and lit dance floor and casino area, to the state of the art cinema. There’s also a 14m swimming pool, hammam and pool table.
Issues 29/ 30/ 31
Summit Retreats were featured in 3 issues of Tempus magazine, focusing on Swiss, French and Austrian chalets respectively. “One of the UK’s leading luxury boiutiquye ski agencies, Summit Retreats offer truly out of this world accommodation options with some of the most quirky chalets offering everything from golf courses to ice rinks, learning the art of wood chopping to indoor archery ranges, and even fully equipped casinos and night clubs.
20 Coolest Ski Chalets
Chalet 11 Degrees East, Obergurgl – The only luxury chalet in Obergurgl, 11 Degrees East is a great choice for families, as the house is right at the foot of the piste, right next to the children’s ski school. From £14,000 per week, chalet board for 10 with Summit Retreats
Ski – Social, Courchevel
Courchevel does many things well, manicured ski slopes, glitzy boutiques, michelin stared restaurants, and it excels at ultra luxury chalets. However, when Chalet Edelweiss opened last winter, it surpassed even Courchevels ‘normal’ levels of excess. Summit Retreats offers Chalet Edelweiss from €100,000 per week.
Best for Off Piste – Verbier
For the hardened snow adventurer its all about the off piste action, and in the Alps, the go-to resort is Verbier. For those looking for virgin snow the other side of the piste posts you could do a lot worse than stay at Virgin honcho Sir Richard Branson’s digs, The Lodge.
Where to Ski This Winter – Morzine
There are dozens of chalets to choose from in this perennial favourite resort. Morzine is great for families but also has lively apres ski. The many good beginner and intermediate slopes connect to more adventurous parts of the Portes du Soleil. Summit Retreats have a good selection of properties, including the impressive Chalet iGloo.
Arrivals, Chalet Chic
“Grand Designs fever has infected the slopes. Ski lodges now resemble anything from Manhatten Lofts in Zermatt, to modernist cubes with flourishes including art galleries, nightclubs and hammams. One of the more groundbreaking is Chalet Himalaya, a former monastery where 17th century details are juxtaposed with glass-sided bathrooms, a cinema, and glass sided lap pool.”
The Super Hot Ticket
“Looking for a seriously sumptuous place to bed down in? Chalet Edelweiss is your ticket, humming with seven floors of grown-up gloriousness, a giant in-house cinema, nightclub and parking for 36 cars – yes, you heard us right – and walls dripping with Picasso prints and Hirst originals. This is less of a chalet, more of a palace. Well, it is Courchevel.”
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The Next Big Thing
“A crackling log fire, a reindeer skin rug and a mug of hot chocolate after a hard day on the slopes just don’t cut it anymore. What todays chalet-dwellers want, apparently, is steam rooms, cinemas, nightclubs, wine cellars, cigar rooms, swimming pools and even squash courts. In Zermatt, the Heinz Julen Loft is a symphony of glass and steel, offered by Summit Retreats.”
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The Hot List
“The launch of new luxury agent Summit Retreats comes with a twee free guarantee: these pads look more like Manhatten lofts than slope side cabins.”
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The Coolest Chalets On The Slopes
“Billed as the most anticipated new chalet this year, Edelweiss, which is spread across 3,000 sq m and over seven floors, is set to be the biggest chalet in the Alps. It sleeps only 16 guests in 8 bedrooms, so whats the rest used for? Well, theres a nightclub, bar, cinema, wine cellar, pool and spa with hammam.”
Zermatt Resort Guide
“Summit Retreats has 24 properties in the resort [Zermatt]. The smartest is Chalet Zermatt Peak, where the average weekly cost is £5,750 per person per week.”
“These days, one needs ones own private nightclub – the USP of the latest luxury chalet opening in Courchevel 1850. Chalet Edelweiss has its own pool, library, gym, spa, and nightclub – with a capacity for more than 100.”
No Business Like Snow Business
Summit Retreats director Robin Quarrelle offers his views on the state of the luxury ski market since the 2008 global recession. “Customers are being far more careful about what they book, and pay more attention to value and the particular chalet. The experiences on the trip have almost overtaken the skiing as the most important element, with food, wine and health and wellbeing playing very important roles”
“Summit Retreats is a new luxury ski chalet specialist, with properties from Chamonix to Chatel. They include the fully catered Chalet Silver in Verbier, which comes with a hot tub and private chauffeur.”