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A luxury chalet in the Alps for your family holidays this winter

Written on : 16 August 2018

Winter holidays... the ones we are all waiting for! Hot chocolate, family movies and ski from the top of the slopes, the christmas period is very often the time of the year to be with family in a warming and almost magic atmosphere. Before getting your presents, Villanovo invites you in the ideal destination for the season: the Alps. In France, in Switzerland or in Italy, the famous mountain chain provides various destinations for ski enthusiats. In an exceptional comfort and in the middle of an ultimate luxury, let yourself be amazed by our fabulous chalets in the Alps for a priceless family stay.

A tailor-made luxury

A tailor-made luxury

If it is natural that ski holidays are above all made to ski, coming back home at the end of such an intense day is just as important. While athletes will benefit from a fitness room with various equipments, the ones who think that holidays are also made to rest will relax in a wellness area with anything they can dream of. Hammam, spa, private heated pool or exterior jacuzzi… Everything’s there to make you forget daily stress and only savour a peaceful family stay. For excellent cuisine lovers, the possibility to get a personal house staff of quality is available to you in order to make you enjoy gastronomic meals well-deserved after a full day. Imagine: After a family day skiing, a heated exterior jacuzzi is waiting for you with a view on the mountains. Rested, all you have to do is treat yourself with a delicious meal in your magnificent chalet. Live like a lord and offer you the luxury of a tailor-made stay with Villanovo.

The joy to be in full nature

The joy to be in full nature

In addition to the material qualities a chalet offers, one of the main advantages of renting this type of property lies in the natural environment it provides. With gardens of tens hectares, on the foot of the slopes for the practical aspect and far from city nuisances, renting a chalet is the perfect option for all nature lovers. Indeed, despite its great urbanization over the last past years, the Alps protected its flora and fauna. Therefore, don’t be surprised to come across majestuous deers, cute hares or golden eagles. Regarding the flaura, it is beeches, raspberry bushes, scot pines and all kind of wild flowers that are waiting for you. Go out, smell the fresh air, indulge yourself with a nice hike and meet these animal and vegetal species  which will reconnect you with nature for a moment. Enjoy the variety of the alpine landscapes to hit the slopes, whether you are a beginner or a expert skier. Adapted to everyone, the Alps will offer you an intense stay full of emotions in company of the ones you love.

The French Alps, a choice of excellence

The French Alps, a choice of excellence

Although the landscapes of the mountain chain vary from one place to another, the French Alps remain the best destination to ski this winter, with over 325 ski resorts. Here are some of the most beautiful French stations, for an exceptional snowy stay surrounded by your beloved ones.

Chamonix

 
Unlike other ski resorts, Chamonix reunites four ski areas by itself (Le Brévent - la Flégère, Balme, les Grands Montets and les Houches), which promises you a stay without boredom within these four separate environments. If beginners will find their happiness on the domain of Balme, landscape lovers will prefer Brévent - la Flégère, which are listed among the most beautiful Alps domains. At the foot of Mont-Blanc, the station offers the possibility of trying all sports: ski slopes, snowboard, freeride, freestyle, snowpark, speedriding… you have the choice! And, if ski is not your favourite, you will be glad to learn that Chamonix also offers other very tempting sensational activities as well! Have a paraglider tour or a dogsled trek to fully enjoy winter sports without the need to ski! And if the weather does not allow outdoor sports, cinema areas, bowling or wellness aeras with hammams and spas will keep you warm while still entertaining yourself. We thought about it, there is not a single reason to miss it!

>>> Hit the ski slopes while staying in an incomparable property in Chamonix
 

Meribel


Unique in its kind, the station Meribel offers breathtaking views without any unsightly construction, and has a specific architecture: it is indeed made of a set of chalets with fronts of stones and wood. Divided in four areas, it is located in the heart of the 3 vallées and distinguishes itself by its access to a large variety of slopes thanks to its huge ski area, which is the biggest in the world and has a ultra powerful system of ski lifts. Benefiting from several tipping points in order to join the other slopes, don’t be afraid of losing yourself! To help you, the site makes available a guide with propositions of itineraries and other useful information for those who discover the 3 vallées. The domain also has a traditional snow park of 7 ha on 1200 m2 of length, set to snowboard in all safety. Regarding the after-ski, several options are available to you! Between Altiport for aviation enthusiasts, the Olympic park for those who enjoy restful vacations or cultural places such as the library or the guided visit of the museum of Allues, you only need to choose! Guaranty yourself a trip of intense emotions with the freedom of trying anything you’d like thanks to Meribel station.

>>> Book from now on your dream stay in Meribel
 

Courchevel

 
Split on 5 levels of altitude, Courchevel is not done surprising you. Indeed, each of them offers a different way of seeing the mountain. If the charm of Courchevel 300 makes it the most authentic one, Courchevel 1550 will seduce the youngest. While families will prefer Courchevel 1650, the ones seeking for pure luxury will find happiness in Courchevel 1850. You got it, the offer is large, and the choice depends on your own taste and request. Whatever your decision is, it is again the biggest ski area of the world, the 3 Vallées, which offers you to discover these 600 km of clean slopes well maintained. However, Courchevel also has a small advantage: It offers two ski areas. In addition to the slopes of the 3 Vallées, one can also enjoy the snow on Courchevel’s own domain, which also provides night ski classes on music every wednesday. Tempting, right? Apart from that, plane tour, hang-gliding, balloon ride or simply luxury shopping in shops of finest jewellery are part of these activities you will be able to do during your stay in Savoie. Head to the meeting of these huge panoramas which run over the Swiss and Italian Alps and benefit from a dynamic stay in one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Europe.

>>> All our chalets for luxurious ski holidays in Courchevel

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The Swiss Alps, between natural beauty and modernity

The Swiss Alps, between natural beauty and modernity

Zermatt

In the foot of Cervin, which is also the most photographed mountain in the world, Zermatt is situated in the Italian border. Offering ski and snowboard all year long, Zermatt benefits from one of the best layout in the world. Also having the privilege of being the highest domain of the Alps and with around 300 days of sun per year, it is not surprising that the place is today a must-do for both professionals and beginners! Indeed, the one that has been elected as best alpine domain in 2013 has a wide variety of options for those who like to try new experiences, including a very special one: the Matterhorn ski safari, to deeply explore the authentic beauty of the landscapes: And, because skiing requires energy, enjoy a refined and starred cuisine in luxurious institutions in line with the image of the country. At last, the different bars of the domain will animate your evenings with friends  for an unforgettable vacation in company of your loved ones.

>>> Your dream winter vacation in Zermatt 
 

Verbier

Constructed in harmony with the landscape, it is a domain full of charm that you will discover in Verbier. Sunny, charming and offering breathtaking views on the Swiss mountains, the domain is perfect for families thanks to the village Verbier and its ancient constructions. Also, located at the entrance of the domain of the 4 Vallées, you won’t miss a thing of these alpine landscapes thanks to its great ski lifts which will give you the panorama you’ve dreamed of. For the youngests, the snowpark and the boardercross of the slopes of La Chaux will be the spots not to miss. Regarding the after-ski chill, which is a true loved activity there, it is a cosmopolite population of all ages that you will meet within the station. Meet your friends in terraces and enjoy wonderful landscapes in a welcoming atmosphere, it is the promise of this authentic station of which the reputation is no longer to be made.

>>> Enjoy a prestigious chalet in Verbier