10 Great Ski Chalets in the Alps

CHALET FLORALIE, ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE

A gondola rises from St Martin de Belleville to the giant ski domain of the Trois Vallées. Near its base, in what is the only authentically French village left in the area, lies Chalet Floralie. Last year it was a somewhat faded mountain home; now it is a...

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Chalet Chic, Best Insider Chalet addresses in the Alps

UBER STYLISH HIDEWAY

Pick of the bunch is Floralie, a vast and beautifully finished chalet, 50m from the base of the lift and right in the heart of St Martin. Far from the glitz of Courchevel and the boisterous Brits of Meribel, St Martin is actually the prettiest village in the Trois Vallées and home...

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Five of the best

In a plum location just two minutes from the lifts, with luxuriously stylish accommodation, delicious food and relaxed but efficient service, Chalet Floralie has it all.  The perfect chalet for a big extended family or couple of families, it sleeps 14 but can accommodate as many as 18 including the penthouse upstairs.  Lots of sink-into...

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Best for Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing, once you get the hang of it, takes you into secret corners of the Alps where ordinary hikers and downhill skiers simply can't penetrate.  It is particularly popular in the hidden-gem resort of Saint Martin de Belleville in the pristine Trois Vallées. 

A new snowshoe itinerary was added last season that links the authentic...

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St Martin, Chalet Floralie

Little known, St Martin is actually the prettiest village in the Trois Vallées.  It's also now the location of one of the most design-savvy chalets.  Smack-bang next to the lift, Floralie is owned by John Ayton and Annoushka Ducas, founders of Links of London and Annoushka jewellery.  The enormous central hub has stacks of different...

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For the Serious Skier

Complete with roaring fires, fabulous views of the Alps and an authentic rustic atmosphere, Chalet Floralie - owned by upmarket jewellery designer Annoushka - is tucked away in one of the great Alpine secrets, St Martin de Belleville, an unspoilt Savoyard village in the largest ski area in Europe.  The high-speed lift that whisks you...

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Cold Comfort Charm

Ski chalets and chic interiors rarely gotogether — but this family’s Alpine homeis the height of style.

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Paris Match

Logé au coeur du petit village de Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, le chalet Floralie a été conçu par ses propriétaires anglais comme une grande maison de famille douillette.

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