The French Alps are one of the best ski areas in the world and are easily accessible for the British ski market with excellent and efficient transport links. If you are looking for a luxury ski holiday in France there are four unique and distinctive ski resorts that stand out for their selection of luxurious chalets and hotels. Iglu Ski has an excellent selection of luxury ski chalet deals and hotel offers in France.
Val d'Isere in France
Val d’Isere is a stunning alpine village well-known for the famous World Cup piste. The Espace Killy ski area has 300km of snow sure extensive pistes and two fantastic and challenging glaciers suitable for intermediates and experts. Val d’Isere comprises three main areas: La Daille (providing easy access to the Funival funicular), Val d’Isere Centre and Le Fornet, all linked by a very frequent free bus service. Val d’Isere Centre is the place to be for exclusive boutiques, exciting nightlife and gourmet restaurants. An exciting development for 2016 is the 4 million euros Solaise gondola which replaces the old Solaise Express chairlift.
The centrally located, platinum property is the Chalet Hotel Le Savoie. Enjoy complete relaxation with top quality luxury service with the onsite spa and beauty rooms fitted with hot tub, steam room, indoor pools and much more. This is one of the only chalets in the French ski resort that offers a penthouse suite. Guests know they are in for the ultimate stay at Chalet Hotel Le Savoie.
Undoubtedly one of the most desirable ski chalets in Val d’Isere, Chalet Le Chardon combines both elegance and grandeur in a sophisticated alpine style. Discretely located in private grounds, Le Chardon rests elegantly on the side of the Solaise Mountain, the perfect ski in – ski out location to access the vast and beautiful terrain of the Espace Killy
Chalet Val Pierre has been furnished to a traditional French style with exposed stone brick walls and large wooden beams. Guests can enjoy the classic yet luxury living area whilst comforting up to a large wood fire or enjoying the onsite sauna room for deep relaxation after a hard day skiing the nearby slopes.
For stunning views right from the centre of your living room Chalet Lafitenia is the place to stay. This luxury chalet was designed for home and comfort with traditional yet modern décor. The large open windows in each room give spectacular views of the Manchet Valley. For lazy apres-ski evenings guests can enjoy the cinema room which is perfect for the whole family. For luxury hotels in Val d’Isere we recommend the centrally located Hotel Christiania or the Aspen Lodge.
After a day exploring the pistes of the Espace Killy enjoy the culinary delights Val D’Isere has to offer. Considered Val d’Isere’s finest restaurant is La Grande Ourse. It opened its doors in 1936 when the resort was on a smaller scale with only one lift. If you looking for fine haute cuisine then Michelin starred La Table d’Ours is a true gastro experience. It is one of the three restaurants in the five star Les Barmes de l’Ours hotel.
As both a winter resort and a summer destination, Chamonix ensures you are truly spoilt for choice on holidays here. The terrain is suited to intermediate and advanced skiers, making it a great skiing holiday for groups with a little bit of experience. Hotel Heliopic has stunning views of Mont Blanc together with modern furnishings and an extensive ski area. The large reception room welcomes guests with superb customer service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the bedroom’s decor is designed for comfort and relaxation.
With large bay windows with outstanding views, Chalet Lumiere is a fantastic choice for a luxury ski holiday in Chamonix. The chalet is perfect for families with children with the onsite children's playroom and cinema while the adults will enjoy the gaming room fitted with a pool. The outdoor hot tub is especially popular with the guests of all ages.
A rival to Chalet Lumiere is Chalet Serena which is also enjoyed by large groups and families. The outdoor tree lined swimming pool and sauna is popular with guests throughout the whole season with its spectacular snowy backdrops. The chalet even has its own indoor slide which makes getting to the games room a whole lot quicker!
With its beautiful, traditional streets and its diverse range of activities and local events, Chamonix is a very picturesque and cultural town. If you would like to discover this rich and very pretty resort, the Hotel Mont Blanc would be a perfect choice.
Chamonix offers a range of restaurants in resort and your taste buds will not be disappointed with the culinary offerings. Worth a visit includes the seafood specialist “Cap Horn” on the Rues des Moulins and enjoy a post dinner tipple at the wine bar downstairs in “Les Caves”. The Hotel Morgane is home to “Le Bistro” a Michelin starred restaurant- definitely worth a visit for a special treat and get your table booked in advance via their website.
Courchevel is famed for its V.I.P. status. Filled with boutique shops and gourmet restaurants, Courchevel is the ultimate luxury ski resort. Skiers enjoy the beautiful slopes surrounded by numerous pine trees at Hotel Des Trois Vallées. Aside from being a cosy and pretty ski resort, Courchevel is great for intermediate and advanced skiers.
Located right on the Bellecote piste with ski in ski out facilities is the Hotel Carlina. The hotel has panoramic views of the surrounding village and mountain backdrops. The piste side sun terrace can be enjoyed by guest throughout the entire day by catching rays on bluebird days or enjoying an après-ski beverage. The heated indoor pool is the perfect place to relax the body after a long day of carving the slopes.
Also located at the foot of the Bellecote piste is Hotel Le Lana, built in 1958 is makes Le Lana one of the oldest hotels in resort. Guests can enjoy a relaxed après-ski by enjoying the gentle music of the piano bar and lounge rooms whilst the kids can take full advantage of the hotel’s children’s activities area. Hotel Le Lana has an extensive wellness area, complete with an indoor swimming pool, hot tube and spa room.
To add to the glamour and glitz of your holiday book an evening out in Chabichou for a culinary experience not to forget. A gastronomic journey awaits you led by Michelin starred chefs.
Located in the heart of the 3 Valleys, Meribel is well-known for its charming and traditional French village. Meribel is one of Iglu Ski’s best-selling resorts, attracting thousands of British skiers and snowboarders every year.
Hotel Kaila provides guests with ultimate luxury throughout their entire stay. The spacious lounge area with a private bar is the perfect way to relax after an afternoon of skiing and snowboarding. As the only five star hotel in Meribel, Hotel Kaila has really pulled out all the stops to be the best.
Take a look at our selection of five star catered chalets in Meribel: Chalet Brioche, Chalet Mariefleur, Chalet L'Ancolie and Chalet Lou Trave. Fine wine and dining can be enjoyed at Le Grand Coeur which is located in the centre of the resort and will be a refined gastronomic experience.