Purple Ski, the premier luxury chalet operator has reveled its chicest chalets across the French Alps for the 2023/24 ski season. Whether skiers are seeking a multi-generational family escape, a corporate retreat or a resort that caters to all abilities, when combined with Purple Ski’s outstanding service and gourmet quality cuisine, each property promises a true winter wonderland escape.
Guests of Purple Ski will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and afternoon tea each day and an extravagant four course dinner six evenings out of seven, exquisitely prepared by a private chef. Fine chateau and domaine-bottled wines and unlimited champagne are also on offer to tantalise palettes.
All chalets have access to a full team of staff, daily housekeeping, an in-chalet ski and boot fitting service and a private chauffeured minibus, as well as a dedicated concierge service to cater to every guest’s wish. From organising private airport and helicopter transfers to restaurant reservations, ski lessons to childcare and the unique experiences which make a holiday extra special – the Purple Ski experience provides it all.
CHALET MARGAUX, Courchevel 1850
(Sleeps 12+2 in six bedrooms)
This six-bedroom Chalet Margaux boasts a highly enviable location in Courchevel 1850. With a central position beside the Cospilotpiste, the chalet still somehow feels secluded, nestled amongst the trees in the secure gated community of Le Hameau de Bellecôte.
In the vast Three Valleys ski domain, Courchevel welcomes skiers of all levels. Beginners and the less confident skiers can explore a wide array of gentle slopes, while intermediates will enjoy cruising around the extensive network of long, wide blues and reds. For experts, thrilling black runs like Le Grand Couloir and endless off-piste terrain await. The Three Valleys and Courchevel offer limitless adventures, and with a ski-in, ski-out location, Chalet Margaux makes for the ultimate base.
Margaux’s hand painted interior décor and traditional wood features lend it a timeless and charming elegance and its ornately carved wraparound balconies offer stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The homely retreat features six en-suite bedrooms, an additional master suite complete with lobby, study and bathroom, an inviting living and dining area with large fireplace, TV room, indoor hot tub and a well-appointed bar.
BOOK IT:A seven-night stay at Chalet Margaux, Courchevel starts from €46,870 (£40,366*) on a catered basis.
CHALET HARMONY, Méribel
(Sleeps 14 +1 in seven bedrooms)
Chalet Harmony in Méribel is the latest addition to Purple Ski’s luxurious portfolio. The brand-new build, which sleeps up to 15 in seven bedrooms, will be available for stays from December 2023.
Enjoying a privileged position in Méribel’s central Dou du Pont area, the opulent four-story property presents a rare opportunity to combine luxury and complete privacy with proximity to the Alpine resort’s charming centre, with its bustling shops, bars and restaurants as well as the main ski lift area.
The chalet’s entire first floor is devoted to post-ski relaxation and entertainment, boasting an impressive cinema room with tiered seating, perfect for the whole family to escape to after a tiring day on the slopes. Next door is the beautifully appointed wellness area, where guests can warm up in the hot tub, ease sore limbs in the sauna or steam room, work out in the fitness room or simply relax by the large indoor swimming pool.
Comprising an elegant master suite with its own floor and six further en-suite bedrooms including one with an additional children’s bunk area, the chalet is the ideal choice for families and groups of friends alike.
BOOK IT:A seven-night stay at Chalet Harmony starts from €41,955 (£36,112*) on a catered basis.
CHALET LAPIN BLANC, MéribelChaudanne
(Sleeps 14+1 in seven bedrooms)
The perfect pick for groups of friends and corporate getaways, the striking Chalet Lapin Blanc sleeps up to 15 guests across seven large ensuite bedrooms. With all bedrooms of a similar size, there’s no need to toss a coin for the best bed, ensuring plenty of room to spread out.
Complete with an enormous sitting and dining room with central log fire, mezzanine study area, cinema room with bar (just the ticket for a post-piste movie marathon!), sauna and an outdoor hot tub on a secluded private south-facing balcony, this alpine bolthole will feel like the ultimate home-away-from-home.
Enjoying a central location in the heart of Méribel, and boasting enviable views of the mountain and valley, this ski-in, ski-out chalet is one of the most luxurious and best located in the valley. Buzzing restaurants, bars, shops and more are available in Méribel Village so there’s plenty to explore – if guests can tear themselves away from their private winter wonderland.
BOOK IT:A seven-night stay at Chalet Lapin Blanc starts from €44,630 (£38,613*) on a catered basis.
CHALET IONA, Le Villard, Les Allues, Méribel Valley
(Sleeps 12 + 3 (India) in six bedrooms)
Set in its own secluded orchards, Chalet Iona offers unparalleled views across 13 pretty villages and settlements – stretching towards the Vanoise National Park and the magnificent Grand Bec mountain. With an open plan layout that is perfect for large groups and multi-generational families, Iona also has an annexe property for use -Chalet India- and can also be joined with Chalet William, and thus accommodating up to 20 guests in total.
Completely rebuilt in 2017, there are two charming yet stylish master bedrooms and four twin or double guest rooms. The entrance opens into a large, high ceilinged living dining area featuring a dramatic, suspended fireplace and a huge, hand-made oak dining table close to the large East-facing panoramic windows. A second spacious living room on the lower level with board games, large screen TV and an extensive selection of old school vinyl records are on offer for guests to enjoy along with the sauna and outdoor hot tub.
BOOK IT:A seven-night stay at Chalet Iona, Meribel starts from €25,190 (£21,693*) on a catered basis.
CHALET INOKO, Val d’Isère
Sleeps 12+2 in six bedrooms
Overlooking Val d’Isère, Chalet Inoko’s location tucked away in the trees is immensely private and yet just a short, chauffeured minibus ride from the snow front and the resort’s famous shopping and restaurant scene. With reliable snowfall all season long and countless challenging slopes for all levels of ability, the vast resort of Val d’Isère is the top choice among the most diehard of skiers.
Commanding splendid views and a snowy forest backdrop, Inoko seamlessly blends traditional alpine touches with a modern design and state-of-the-art facilities. The stunning chalet comprises six elegant bedrooms – two of which form a connected family suite along with an adjoining children’s bunk room – a sumptuous wellness area with indoor pool, sauna, massage and relaxation area, spacious dining and living areas and a TV room. Outside on the terrace, a sunken hot tub and seating area with fire pit offer the perfect place from which to admire the views.