Verbier is first and foremost a luxury ski resort. One could even say it is THE luxury ski resort since many tourists would claim that there is no other like it. Being graced not only with the presence of celebrities such as James Blunt or Richard Branson, but also with that of British Royal Family members such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, together with their cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York, Verbier is a top choice when it comes to looking for a chalet location in the Alps. While its popularity amongst royals and celebrities is a factor to consider when thinking of purchasing a luxury chalet here, there are plentiful of reasons why it should be your first pick.
Why choose Verbier
First, as a luxury ski resort par excellence, Verbier offers some of the best ski slopes in the world with snow lasting most of the year. Up to 1999, one could even ski here during the summer. Nowadays, this is no longer possible, but Verbier is also a busy resort in the summer with amazing outdoor activities such as mountain biking, paragliding, hiking, etc.
Second, ski pistes aside, Verbier also offers some great opportunities for off-piste skiing. So all the powder hounds looking for hidden and untrodden skiing locations should consider Verbier with the backside of Mont Fort or the valley of Vallon d'Arby with its tree skiing and steepy and bumpy itineraries.
Third, facilities are paramount when looking for an alpine location since most people look for easy-access to slopes and effortless post-skiing relocation. Moreover, great luxury restaurants and nightclubs are not a bonus, but a necessity to most luxury skiing lovers. As such, Verbier lands on both feet with a great plethora of the world’s finest dining experiences and excellent facilities.
Last, summer activities abound in Verbier and for someone looking to make the most out of his or her investitions, this makes the location ideal for buying alpine property. Amateurs or daredevils will be both satisfied by the Verbier Bike Park with 12 km of downhill tracks, 213 km of enduro and more than 500 km of cross-country tracks. If biking is not quite your thing, you might consider hiking. With lifts taking you to the remotest of places, you can enjoy hiking trails that would otherwise be more cumbersome. Add to that a summer pool, golf, or paragliding and you have all the reasons to take a look at our top picks for luxury ski chalets in Verbier, which you can find below.
An exclusive development, found in the heart of Verbier, Valentine 210 benefits from the private facilities of the ‘Victoria and Valentine complex’ - a Spa area, complete with sauna, Hammam, gym and a games room.
If you’re not a fan of properties that span in height and prefer one-floored ones, then Valentine 210 is the choice for you. All the more so if you have a family, since out of the three bedrooms, one is a quad bunk room. While bunk rooms aren’t synonymous with luxury, the minimalist and clean touches of the old wood finish created through masterful carpentry all throughout the chalet and most notable in the kitchen, will make you feel like the privileged patron of coziness.
The open plan living, invaded with natural light through the French windows hosts a modern fireplace, ideal to sit in front of while sipping hot cocoa topped with lavish marshmallows. If the preferred environment for hot cocoa tasting is the ravishing scenery of the Alps, then the roomy wrap-around terrace offers an unhampered view of the mountains.
The apartment also comes with 2 internal parking spaces, cave and ski locker, ensuring facilities are topmost on the list of priorities when it comes to chalet features.
Le Fayard is a luxurious abode, accessed via a private flight of stairs and bathed into a crisp and clean white colour, reminiscent of traditional German homes. Tradition however, blends seamlessly with modern touches and finishes. The up-to-date furniture mixes with cozy sofas and classic wooden pieces to create a wonderful blend of new and old.
A spacious living area boasts plentiful of light coming in through the ceiling-to-floor windows and an impressive stone fireplace that has a unique and modern structure. Add to that the terrace with panoramic views of the mountains and there’s little left to be desired.
No mountain vacation is complete without the privacy of an en-suite bathroom, and the master bedroom features a stunning wooden barrel-style bathtub and a separate steam/Hammam shower.
But the crowning feature of this ski chalet is represented by the heated boot-warmers that greet you in the hallway when preparing to leave the house for an energizing ride down the slopes.
The crown jewel of renowned “Les Trois Rocs” residences ensemble, located in the heart of Verbier, the Agate Penthouse will satisfy the pickiest of luxury lovers. The duplex penthouse apartment occupies two floors and, even though not technically a chalet, does feel like one, and a roomy one at that. With 5 en-suite bedrooms and a private sauna for the master bedroom, Agate Penthouse features more luxury and space than most chalets, even those of Verbier.
Sometimes space is the epitome of luxury, other times it’s the closeness. Agate Penthouse mixes the two with full-height ceilings and colossal, exposed roof ruses and the proximity of the ski slopes which are a stone’s throw away.
Accessibility is also a feature of the house indoors, with the vast wrap-around terrace reachable from most of the rooms. This same terrace, together with the entire house, benefits from abundant sunlight, due the SW orientation.
Natural stone and old wood use creates a unique experience throughout the house and adorns the carefully-crafted living room fireplace. And if you are wishing for the same kind of coziness, but whilst waking up or going to bed, Agate Penthouse does not disappoint with an intimate fireplace in the master bedroom that will put you to sleep in no time.
Add to that your own private spa area, Hammam and shower, and private ski room and your skiing and mountain vacation desires are fully-satisfied.
A family chalet first and foremost, Chalet Vermont is located in the region of Patier, very close to the centre of Verbier and with easy access to the Navette bus which will take all ski lovers to the best pistes.
Since no one would even think of calling a small wooden cabin a luxury chalet, luxury means space. And Chalet Verbier has that plentifully. With 4 bedrooms equipped with ensuite showers or bathrooms, you get both privacy and room for a wholesome mountain experience. The spa/TV room inside the chalet could also be employed as a 5th bedroom, so if unexpected friends drop by, there will be nothing to worry about. A worriless life is also indicative of luxury. While we can’t guarantee you will be worry-free year-round, your stay at Verbier should pose little problems in terms of stress.
All the more so since you will benefit from your own private garden terrace, complete with a sunken hot tub and some breathtaking mountain views which you can enjoy while being surrounded by warm water or while lounging on the balcony. Speaking of balconies and windows, space is nothing without light. And so, while you are warming up in front of the centerpiece fireplace in the living area, you will be bathed in light coming in through the generous windows. Chalet Verbier is your very own sun trap.
A sumptuous property, in the vicinity of the Savoleyres lift station, Chalet Corniche is the epitome of luxury, cabin-style. 3 floors snugly fitted with wooden panels, together with a separate ski-entrance, a boot room, and a guest toilet, make this space the ideal one for having friends staying over or just popping by for a quick change before heading to one of the restaurants downtown.
En-suite showers for the four bedrooms and an en-suite shower and bathroom for the master bedroom will guarantee privacy and enough room for you to feel quite at ease and unencumbered by worries or shabby fittings. And there’s nothing shabby about the stunning dining room and fireplace that warms up the entire house.
But we’ve saved the best for last - your very own private spa, found on the lower floor, where you can also enjoy some steam in the sauna. A Hammam, a gym and a ten-metre pool with swim jets top this luxury chalet in Verbier.
If you enjoyed our pick of the luxury ski chalets of Verbier, revisit our article from time to time as we will be updating it with our most desirable and attractive alpine properties.