Ski Chalets for Rent in Austria

With more than 400 ski resorts, reliable snowfall and a strong après scene, Austria is a true winter paradise, with some of the most stunning slopes in the world. From the majestic Alps to the rolling hills of Tyrol, the prosperous country has something for every type of skier – whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro hoping to take your winter holiday to the next level. If you’re considering renting a ski chalet in Austria to be close to the mountains and enjoy the countless sporting and wellness activities the area offers, here are some of the most popular places to consider.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Tyrol, western Austria

Tyrol in the western part of Austria and sandwiched between Bavaria and Italy is an excellent area for outdoor enthusiasts, as it has five glaciers, including Zillertal‘s Hintertux, and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, as well as charming villages and cities such as Innsbruck –  a gorgeous city full of elegant streets and squares lined with brightly painted houses and backed by majestic, snow-capped mountains. The slopes are well-maintained and offer a variety of terrain, from wide-open runs to winding moguls, making it easy to find something to suit all levels of skiing ability. When you’re looking for some well-deserved relaxation after a full day in the snow, you’ll also love the abundance of wellness centres offering first-class wellness and spa treatments, as well as plenty of bars for some après-ski fun.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Austrian Alps, northern Austria

The Austrian Alps are home to some of Europe’s most renowned ski resorts, such as St. Anton, Kitzbühel, and Ischgl among many others. Each of these resorts has something unique to offer, from long, wide-open slopes to challenging runs and terrain parks. But the Austrian Alps aren’t just about skiing – the area is also home to some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery, with numerous breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, forests, and lakes which you can enjoy all year round. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll through the snow-covered villages or a more active experience such as snowshoeing or snowmobiling, these astonishing mountains provide plenty of opportunities for an adventure. In addition to the great skiing and scenery, the Australian Alps are home to a variety of traditional villages and towns, full of history and charm, many of which feature unique restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, making them ideal places to explore after a long day spent cruising down the pistes.

Ski Chalets for Rent in France

Skiing in France is an incredible experience – the country is renowned for its stunning resorts, excellent snow conditions and a wide range of runs to suit all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Whether you’re looking to master your parallel turns or float through pristine powder before settling into a long lobster lunch, spending your winter holiday in an upscale ski chalet in one of France’s enchanting mountain villages plucked straight from a postcard is an excellent idea.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Maribel, French Alps

Maribel is located in the Haute-Savoie region in the Tarentaise Valley, the largest ski area in the French Alps. This means that there are plenty of pistes to choose from, ranging from beginner to advanced – perfect if you’re planning to bring the entire family along. The ski area is divided into two sections: the Les Marmottes area and the Lac des Marmottes, both with their own ski lifts making it effortless to get around and with breathtaking views of the Alps from every angle.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Courchevel, French Alps

Skiing in Courchevel, France is an experience like no other. Located in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps, Courchevel is one of the world’s premier ski destinations with over 600 kilometres of ski runs and a dizzying array (150km) of slopes. If you’re a true winter sports enthusiast, spending a week or two in Courchevel is the perfect choice to enjoy thrilling winter holidays with all the amenities of a five-star hotel. Courchevel is divided into four villages, each with its own distinct character, offering a unique experience for visitors – expect everything from high-end shopping, a top-notch dining scene and easy access to ski lifts.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Chamonix, French Alps

Dubbed the winter sports capital of Europe, Chamonix is set in the shadow of the world-renowned Mont Blanc, with an abundance of natural beauty and stunning scenery all around. Skiing here is practically a religion, with plenty of blues and reds for the most advanced skiers and snowboarders and easier trails for beginners.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Val Thorens, French Alps

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, boasting a crop of Michelin-starred restaurants, fresh-faced hotels and some of the best snow and terrain in the whole of the French Alps. It’s also the first to open and last to close each season, meaning that winter sports are on the agenda, even in late spring. The resort’s reputation as a party town is here to stay, meaning there’s a sufficiently rowdy après scene for those looking for it, yet there are also many spa and wellness centres for those wishing to enjoy a restorative holiday.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Val d’Isère, French Alps

Val d’Isère has all the captures of a perfect winter sports resort: world-class skiing, buzzing nightlife and charismatic snow-dusted chalets alongside traditional restaurants. The season stretches from late November to the beginning of May, meaning there’s enough time in the year to properly discover everything this snow-sure resort has to offer. And while it’s probably not the top choice for first-timers, wide-eyed experienced skiers can get their fix on demanding black runs, waist-high moguls and steep couloirs. There’s a serious foodie scene too, so expect to tuck into all the regional delicacies.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Megève, French Alps

Nestled in the Haute-Savoie region of France, the car-free and cobbled Megève has always been one of France’s most exclusive and idyllic ski resorts. In its heyday, Megève was a stomping ground for rich, well-connected Parisians; today, it lures visitors from all around the world and remains the perfect jumping-off point for intermediate skiers looking to cruise along gentle tree-lined runs. It’s the perfect place if you’re looking for a more laid-back experience, with easy access to slopes and over 200 kilometres of ski runs.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Switzerland

If you’re looking to rent a cosy, wooden chalet with top-notch amenities at your doorstep near the mountains in Switzerland, you won’t be disappointed. Skiing in Switzerland is an experience like no other – the breathtaking mountain scenery, the fresh powder, the excellent food and the abundance of slopes make it one of the best places in the world to enjoy a winter holiday. The quality of the skiing is unparalleled, with resorts ranging from beginner to expert and with so much to do and see, a ski trip to Switzerland is sure to be full of amazing memories.

Ski Chalets for Rent in the Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps offer a wide variety of runs and terrains for every type of ski level. From the long, winding runs of the Jungfrau Region to the steep, technical runs of the Bernese Oberland, the slopes of the Swiss Alps are well-groomed and ideal for carving turns and taking in breathtaking views, while offering plenty of après-ski fun. In addition to skiing, the mountain range is full of other activities and attractions, from snowshoeing and sledging to ice skating and snowmobiling, perfect for children and beginners. Shopping and dining in the local villages and towns is also a great way to experience the local culture, and you can expect delicacies such as Raclette, Swiss hot chocolate and Rösti – a flat, hot cake made of grated potatoes and butter – served alongside traditional schnapps.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Valais Canton, southwestern Switzerland

Located in the south of Switzerland, Valais Canton is one of the most popular ski destinations in Europe thanks to its excellent snow conditions, spectacular ski resorts with over 300 kilometres of pistes and more than 100 lifts. The ski season runs from November to April, so you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of all that this stunning region has to offer – and in summer, there’s a plethora of hiking trails taking enthusiastic outdoor lovers through the country’s green, varied landscape. There are also other activities on offer – from ice-skating and sledging to wellness and horse riding – so if you choose Valais Canton as the destination for your holiday, you’ll be truly spoiled for choice here.

Ski Chalets for Rent in Sierre, Swiss Alps

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps and easily reached from Geneva, Sierre is home to some of the most breathtaking ski resorts in the world, with 200 kilometres of ski runs ranging from beginner to expert and over 50 ski lifts. No matter the season, the villages of Sierre are fantastic for exploring the mountain range’s varied landscape, whether it’s skiing and snowboarding in winter or hiking in spring and summer. In addition, the lovely villages, fantastic cuisine and a plethora of wellness and spa centres make Sierre a location you’ll love coming back to every year.

If you require any help with your luxury ski holiday, please do not hesitate to contact us today at or 0333 242 2994

The Palmer & Parker Team

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