Top 5 facilities now found in luxury ski chalets

Luxury hotels in ski resorts have always come packed with facilities to entertain and pamper their clients.  Now that there are a more and more clients looking for the privacy and flexibility a chalet can provide, the top end lodges are having to up their game to compete but how much more than a Jacuzzi can we now expect?

Swimming pools

These used to be located in basements with no natural light if found in a chalet at all. However now any self-respecting owner renovating or building a new property will design and build the chalet around the spa area which will include a full length pool. One of the latest I have seen, was tiled with gold leaf in a design by Christian Lacroix with a descending screen and projector so you can watch a movie while doing your laps.

Chalet White Pearl


There is nothing better than snuggling down to watch a movie with all the kids after skiing, now you can expect to find a home cinema complete with projector and large sofas with drink holders which will seat the everyone in the chalet, just bring your popcorn.



Not so much in Europe but are now found especially in Canada. Your chalet/lodge is not complete without your private heli-pad enabling you to waste no time in getting to the powder.


Massage and beauty

Massage rooms have been provided for quite some time in top end chalets, however some chalet companies have now taking this a bit further. They have teamed up with top spa brands and you can expect to find in-house beauty therapists along with separate treatment rooms using these products to provide manicures and facials. Also if you are wanting to return with an all over tan rather than just panda eyes you may well find your own sunbed.



You would think that we would get enough exercise from skiing all day but more and more clients are expecting a fully equipped gym to be available complete with a pilates/yoga instructor. The best I have seen is one with two machines of each type to enable you to work out with your partner alongside an old fashioned leather pommel horse and medicine ball!


Ceri Tinley is the Co-Founder and MD of Consensio Holidays.

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