For hard-core skiers determined to make the most of every moment in the Alps, a home with immediate access to the pistes is a top priority. If you are heading to the Alps this Easter and need some inspiration, here are two examples of slope-side homes that should please even the most serious snow hounds. Ready, steady, SKI.
Courchevel 1850, France
A traditional Savoyard-styled home with Alpine chic interiors and a position directly among the fir trees that line the Pralong piste make Chalet Eglantier an exceptional winter home. Outside you are immediately connected into the Three Valleys, the largest linked ski area in the world with the restaurants and shops of the village centre an easy walk away.
Inside, the contemporary design and modern finishes ensure every après-ski comfort from an indoor pool, spa and steam room to a double height, open-plan living area perfect for entertaining. Ski-in-and-out perfection with five en-suite bedrooms, a well-equipped ski room and garage parking.
For sale priced €8,900,000.
This south-facing chalet ticks all the boxes for prime location. It sits at 1,400 metres directly alongside the piste that runs from Les Chaux down to the village of Barboleuse in the Le Frasses area of Villars. Geneva airport is within 90 minutes and the lakeside festival town of Montreux within 45 minutes.
The chalet was built in 2001, elegantly finished with top quality wood and offers elegant accommodation over three floors. There are five bedrooms, open-plan living rooms, a games room above the garage and excellent storage space along with wide terraces to enjoy those wonderful mountain and valley views.
For sale priced CHF 3,200,000.