Our Top 5 Luxury Ski Chalets In Zermatt

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What are the best luxury ski chalets in Zermatt? This is a question we get asked all the time! Our concierge services are very popular and are often focused on advising customers where to find the best luxury chalets.

Zermatt has established itself as one of the most attractive, luxurious and popular resorts in the Swiss Alps since it offers everything skiers could ask for. From the pedestrianised village with its great après ski options, to the breath-taking mountain views of 38 peaks and 360km of pistes, skiers flock here year after year, often returning more than once.

There are many factors involved in deciding which chalet to lodge in during your skiing trip.  Do you want to be near the centre of Zermatt or further out in a quieter area? Do you want a top notch luxurious experience? Do you need it to be child friendly? How near to the piste do you want to be? These are the kind of questions we ask when we put together tailored holidays for our clients.

There are lots of accommodation options here in Zermatt, but if it’s luxury chalets you are after then it’s the place for you. Having lived here for years, we have seen so much of the accommodation on offer, first hand. Indeed, most of our accommodation is hand-picked and so we feel we are well placed to advise on the top luxury ski chalets in Zermatt.

So here are our top 5 picks!

1. Chalet McKinley

If you are after a luxury experience coupled with relaxation at its best, Chalet McKinley is the choice for you. Sleeping 10 guests in 5 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, Chalet McKinley is only a 5-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Zermatt centre and a 2-minute walk to the nearest ski lifts.

The chalet is luxuriously furnished with wood and natural colours as a feature, an open fire as the focal point of a cosy living area and bathrooms you can spend hours in. In addition, after a day on the slopes, you can drop your gear in the ski room, which comes complete with heated boot racks – heaven!

The winning addition to this chalet is its luxury private spa and wellness area on the second floor. Here you can relax and unwind in the spa’s plunge pool or sauna, sip tea in the wellness lounge, do yoga in the fitness room or order a massage in the comfort of your own chalet.

2. Backstage Chalet

We love Backstage Chalet for its quirky design which features floor to ceiling windows throughout, making the most of the amazing views out to the mountains and Matterhorn peak. Designed by celebrated designer Heinz Julen, the chalet sleeps 10 people in 5 double bedrooms and is furnished beautifully with pieces designed in the Heinz Julen studios in Zermatt itself. The open plan kitchen and living room has an open fire at its heart, a cosy corner sofa for snuggling up and a dining table that seats 12.

After you have dropped your ski gear off in the ski room (which comes with heated boot racks), you can relax at Backstage Chalet in the gym or sauna, or take a trip up to the top floor and experience the magnificent Whirlpool. At the press of a button, the roof will open and you will be lifted hydraulically above the roofline to take in the breath-taking views – you honestly can’t beat it!

3. Chalet Grace

If you want to be wowed by design every time you walk in, Chalet Grace is the accommodation for you – it’s one of the most spectacular chalets in Zermatt. One of 4 luxury 5-star ski chalets managed by Elysian Collection, this chalet features a dramatic vaulted interior, floor to ceiling windows looking out to the breath-taking views and a stylish open plan lounge complete with French stone fireplace and adjoining bar.

The chalet sleeps 12 and is the perfect entertaining space offering private catering options, a fantastic dining room for 14 and the all-important outdoor terrace with hot tub where you can chat and relax après ski taking in the Matterhorn views.

Chalet Grace wouldn’t be complete without a wellness room of course and so the accommodation comes equipped with a glass-fronted spa area including a sauna, massage room and gym.

4. Chalet Zermatt Peak

Voted “Best Chalet in Switzerland” at the World Ski Awards, Chalet Zermatt Peak takes the five-star chalet experience to new levels. If you want to be thoroughly looked after, then this is the luxury chalet for you. Zermatt Chalet Peak comes with a dedicated team of support staff including a Concierge, Chalet Manager, Hosts and a gourmet Chef. Its abundance of glass in floor-to-ceiling windows and glass roofing really brings the outside in, as you take in the magnificent views of the Matterhorn and surrounding mountains.

Sleeping 13 guests in its 5 bedrooms, this luxury ski chalet will deliver the holiday of a lifetime. As well as the usual open plan lounge / dining area and wellness spa, Chalet Zermatt Peak guests can also enjoy the addition of a walk-in wine cellar, a ski room, complimentary Zai skis, daily massages, UGG walking boots and a taxi service.

Located just a 5-minute walk from Zermatt centre with its village feel and numerous après ski options, the chalet just has it all for a luxury ski holiday and is one of our favourites!

5. Chalet Aconcagua

Chalet Aconcagua features in our top 5 luxury ski chalets due to its amazing central location, five-star interior and its suitability for families. Located just 50 metres from Zermatt’s restaurants and shops and 50 metres from the nearest ski lift, in a prestigious location, this Chalet combines luxury and convenience for its’ guests.

Sleeping 8 adults and 4 children across 3 floors of accommodation, Chalet Aconcagua is perfect for skiing families with a playroom and bunk room for the kids. A stylish living and dining area occupies the top floor with high ceilings and of course, jaw-dropping views to the mountains. The private wellness spa is also on the top floor comprising of a heated hot tub, steam room, sauna and lots of space to relax and enjoy those tranquil moments après ski.

Zermatt has so much to offer for skiing trips, whether you are a group looking to ski and lodge together, or a family skiing with the kids. At WA Destinations, we offer a complimentary concierge service to help you design the perfect holiday – and that includes the price! We have personal relationships with all the owners of the chalets we feature here and can negotiate excellent deals on your behalf.

So, book a concierge telephone appointment with us today and we can chat over your skiing trip requirements.