Ski Retreats to Swoon For

Presidents Weekend! In all places where enough snow has collected, so too collect the skiers who wait for this 3-day weekend to hit the slopes. In honor of these intrepid, who will surely fight traffic, volatile weather and crowded lifts, we offer a look into the world of luxury ski chalets around the world. You know the ones: they come with private access to the Earth’s best skiing... not to mention hot tubs, pools, 20 foot ceilings and panoramic views.

Enjoy a vacation (stay-cation?)  at these high, high-end ski chalets, 100% free—with no traffic or crying kids or depressing long lines. All you need is a love of alpine beauty and perhaps, of fantasy.

We start in Vail, Colorado for breakfast on a patio overlooking snow-dusted mountains. Here we see our view. 

 

 

After a day of skiing, we travel again, then repair to our theater in Deer Valley, Utah, for private screenings of as many ski-realted movies as we can stand.

 

Luxury Ski Condo

 

Then we’ll rest our head in this ridiculously gorgeous bedroom, because we need a good night’s sleep before our journey tomorrow.

 

Deer Valley Ski Condo

 

In the morning, we fly to Chamonix, France, for martinis and snowboarding in modern luxury.

 

French Alps Ski Condo

 

From there, it’s a short hop to the Switzerland, so we’ll stop over to ski the Matterhorn views generally  indulge ourselves.

 

Swiss Alps Ski Condo

 

Finally, back to France, for a massage, a French gourmet meal, and an overnight in Chalet Atlantique in Courchevel, resting on the a fesh, unsullied blanket of snow some 1850 meters above sea level.

Here’s our bedroom:

French Chalet

 

Well, back to reality, sadly. But even if we don’t get to look forward to a night in the …., at least we can look forward to a four day work week.  Happy Presidents Day Weekend from ZipRealty!