Announcing the World Ski Awards’ Best Ski Chalets for 2019

(2019-12-13 09:37:50)


The World Ski Awards is an annual red carpet event, showcasing and awarding the ski industry’s very finest hospitality brands. Ski resorts, hotels, chalets, tour operators, travel agencies, and more from across the world feature throughout the 3-day event – with a special nod to those leaders and innovators who have contributed the most to the continued success of the winter sports industry as a whole.

It’s the only event during which international ski industry leaders join together to share knowledge, innovation and details of best-practise on a global level. This year was the 7th in the event’s history, taking place in the 5* A-ROSA spa resort in the traditional and beautiful Alpine town of Kitzbühel in Austria. You can take a look at the full roundup of 2019’s runners up and winners across all the categories on the World Ski Awards’ 2019 winners page.

The World's Best Ski Chalet 2019

In the Best Ski Chalets award, nominees came from far-flung destinations including New Zealand, Slovenia, Germany, Canada, Andorra, Austria, Japan and Norway – but there could be only one winner. Top prize went to the opulent chalet Les Anges in Zermatt. Chalet Les Anges welcomes 14 guests in the height of luxury, with three floors of panoramic windows offering breathtaking views over Zermatt to the world-famous peak of the Matterhorn. Features include sauna, hammam, relaxation area and massage room. Outside the chalet, the 3-metre heated plunge pool is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of Champagne in hand. It’s worth noting that not only did the Les Anges scoop the coveted World's Best Ski Chalet award for this year, but it also picked up the gong for Switzerland's Best Ski Chalet 2019.

World Ski Awards winner Les Anges in Zermatt

France's Best Ski Chalet 2019

In the ski chalet stakes, competition across the French Alps is tough – but the winner for 2019 was the beautiful Shemshak Lodge in Courchevel. The Shemshak Lodge was constructed for the winter 2010/11 ski season, and has been turning heads in the ski industry ever since it was completed. This ski in/ski out treasure of a chalet accommodates up to 13 guests across 5 en suite bedrooms, with only the finest fixtures and fittings throughout. Aside from the aesthetic, the Shemshak Lodge comes with a level of guest service rarely seen – with a dedicated team on hand to ensure guests’ every expectation is met and surpassed.

World Ski Awards winner Shemshak Lodge in Courchevel

Austria's Best Ski Chalet 2019

Austria’s best ski chalet 2019 is the Hahnenkamm Lodge in Kitzbühel, a piste-side jewel of a property set a mere 50 metres from the start of the Hahnenkamm – where the annual World Cup alpine ski race takes place. The Hahnenkamm Lodge boasts an elegant blend of Alpine timber and stone, with contemporary touches to ensure guests’ relaxation and enjoyment. 5 spacious and welcoming suites accommodate a total of 12 guests in the lap of luxury, with the spectacular slopes of Kitzbühel right on the doorstep.

Italy's Best Ski Chalet 2019

In Italy, top prize was taken by the White Deer, one of the San Lorenzo Mountain Lodges –nestled within the pristine pine forests of Val Pusteria in the Dolomites. Dating back to the 16th century, this historic hunting lodge has undergone a complete transformation, and today takes pride of place at the top of Italy’s ski chalet accommodation offerings. Inside the property, vaulted ceilings offer a wonderful feeling of light and space, and the fine furnishings invite guests to relax and unwind. The 4 bedrooms are all decorated differently to offer something new to each guest, with uninterrupted views over the pristine forests and snow-capped peaks.

Heavy snows are blanketing the Alps ahead of winter 2019/20, and it’s looking like an amazing start to the ski season. If you’re considering a trip to the Alps and looking for something truly special, perhaps one of these worthy World Ski Awards winners will meet your requirements. For more details on these, and other luxury chalets and hotels in your ski resorts of choice, we’re here to help on 0203 0800 202.