The best destinations to enjoy your winter holidays

Written on : 23 October 2017

Discover our favourite destinations to enjoy your winter holidays in the snow

This winter, you want to escape but you do not know where to go? We recommend a family getaway in the mountains. Enjoy a breath of fresh air and a stay in a luxurious setting in the ski resort of your choice. France, Switzerland or Austria? You just have to choose the destination and let us do the rest.

Over time, Villanovo have collected a selection of luxury and absolutely unique chalets that are available for rent for winter holidays in the most attractive ski resorts of the French Alps, the Swiss Alps and the Austrian Alps. Our portfolio includes chalets in Savoie in Méribel, Courchevel, Chamonix, Val d'Isère but also in the Valais in Verbier, Zermatt and finally in St Anton in Tyrol.



In the heart of the Trois-Vallées ski area, this resort is ingeniously organised around 4 main villages; Courchevel Le Praz, Courchevel Village, Courchevel Moriond, and Courchevel 1850. The resort has more than 600km of accessible trails for all levels. It is the most chic and elegant winter destination in the French Alps, with its luxurious resorts, gourmet restaurants, unique landscapes all dominated by Mont Blanc.

Its dazzling International Fireworks Festival, which brings together fireworks from several countries, remains a reference in Europe. Thus, a stay in Courchevel for your winter holidays rhymes with luxury and comfort. Whether you are with friends or family, this ski resort is a destination of choice for your winter holidays.

>>> Discover our upscale properties in Courchevel


Succumb to the incomparable charms and authentic character of Val-d'Isère! This Savoyard village located in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, in Haute-Tarentaise, remains a place of relaxation and leisure particularly appreciated by families. As an internationally renowned ski resort, Val-d'Isère offers a full range of tourist services accessible to all, so if you do not like skiing, you can however enjoy the charms of the resort.

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The Tyrolean massif is a succession of peaks and valleys that form a sublime and breathtaking landscape. With no fewer than 80 ski areas, snowboarders will be delighted to stay in a luxury chalet in this sublime region of Austria.

You will be amazed by the beauty of the surroundings, especially in winter when the imposing mountains have put on their white coat. Perfect to forget the hassle of everyday life with friends or family.

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Chamonix is a family destination par excellence. This legendary resort will make you think without hesitation of a collection of poems mixing sumptuous landscapes and thrilling entertainment.

The opportunity to admire the Mont Blanc from the window of your luxury chalet, to experience the unique climb to the top of the Aiguille du Midi to observe an incredible panorama at 3,842 metres above sea level, observe the Sea of Ice , one of the largest glaciers in France, enjoy the miles of slopes whatever its level... there are still many good reasons to visit Chamonix for your winter holidays so do not hesitate any more and contact us!

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For all winter sports enthusiasts, the Verbier ski area has more than 150km of pistes. Located in the South of Switzerland, the village also gives access to the 400km of the 4 Valleys. Accessible winter amenities include the snow park, toboggan run and night hiking trails. It's impossible to get bored during your holidays if you decide to explore this magical part of Switzerland.

The ski resort is one of the most incredible in Europe, so you will always find an activity to keep you occupied or relax in the resort. Enjoy the great Swiss air to forget all your daily worries during your winter holidays.

>>> All our prestige chalets in Verbier


Nestled in the valley of Mattertal, at about 1,620 metres above sea level, Zermatt welcomes you to the Italian border of Valais. Framed by Alpine peaks over 4,000 metres, this Swiss resort offers a breathtaking decor. Families will definitely appreciate this destination for their winter holidays, as well as groups of friends who want to get away from routine and have a good time together.

After a few descents, do not hesitate to stroll through the old village, imbued with alpine romance, with its old houses dating from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Then take comfort in our fully equipped chalet rentals in Zermatt. Just a stone's throw from the centre or in the surroundings of the resort, they offer you divine comfort, refined decoration and splendid views of the Matterhorn from their balconies and terraces.

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Come relax in the middle of authentic stone chalets that make the charm of Méribel. This resort received the "Famille Plus" label in 2013, which certifies the excellent quality of the welcome and family activities on the estate, especially with the Kenothèque, ideal for young children.

So be sure to enjoy your holidays between adults, by entrusting your children to this toy library in the heart of the Olympic Park. Hiking, board sports... there is a lot of infrastructure on site so it's impossible to get bored for a single second. You can even visit one of the many wellness centres or enjoy one of the private spas in your rental chalet.

>>> Learn more about the luxury chalets of Méribel