Formula One simulators and private pools: France’s best new luxury ski chalets

From Val Thorens to Val d’Isère, here are this season’s best high-end places to stay

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Chalet Rosière, La Rosière

Opening for its first winter season this December, this luxury lodge is a 10-minute drive from the resort of La Rosière, with views over the Tarantaise Valley, an outdoor spa, and space for 12 guests in the six bedrooms. It can be hired in its entirety, or you can choose one of the wellness retreats, such as the Ski Yoga package, which combines yoga, meditation, skiing and snowboarding with massages and vegan food (from €1,290pp for four nights).

One-week fully catered stays from £11,880, including airport transfers and chauffeur (07932 155 776; chaletrosiere.fr).

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Hit the slopes and then the mat with the Ski Yoga package at the Rosière

Chalet Rock n Love, Tignes-les-Brévières

Pro skier and rally driver Guerlain Chicherit is the man behind the latest addition to Tignes-les-Brévières, Chalet Rock n Love. The décor has a Seventies flavour, with grown-up toys including a jukebox, vintage vending machine and a pool table made from half a vintage Mini Cooper. Children’s beds, meanwhile are converted VW vans, and there’s also an indoor pool and outdoor hot tub. The chalet has five suites, sleeping up to 10 adults and three children. 

From £9,500 per week, fully catered with chauffeur, through Ultimate Luxury Chalets (01202 203 653; ultimateluxurychalets.com).

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Snap back into the Seventies at chilled out Rock n Love

Chalet Calistoga, Val d’Isère

Chalet Calistoga’s terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows let you make the most of the views over the slopes around Val d’Isère. You’ll also find a spa (complete with pool, sauna and massage room) for reviving weary muscles, while the breakfast menu comes courtesy of Tom Cenci, executive chef of Duck & Waffle; dishes will be adaptations of favourites from the London restaurant. The chalet sleeps 10 in five bedrooms.

One-week catered stays from £24,500 including chauffeur (020 3393 0833; consensiochalets.co.uk).

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Take in stunning views as you take a soak in the spa at Chalet Calistoga (andyparant.com)

La Datcha, Val Thorens

With a golf simulator, F1 simulator, cinema and spa, you certainly won’t be bored at La Datcha once you’re done on the slopes. Located right in the heart of Val Thorens, just 10 metres from the slopes, it also has a terrace, hot tub, sauna and steam room – and its own wine cellar. Sleeps up to 15.

From €58,000 a week, fully catered (00 33 6 88 08 29 58; ladatcha.com/valthorens).

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It’s hard to be bored at La Datcha, with all the entertainment on offer

Chalet Le Grenier, Méribel

The chalet, built last year across the road from the chairlift for Hulotte piste, has a new concierge service for this season, available to arrange ski lessons, book tables at top restaurants and more. Chalet Le Grenier also comes with a spa (including sauna and hot tub), gym, ski room and games room, plus high-spec tech such as Bose speakers, a PlayStation 4 and Apple TV. Sleeps 12 in six bedrooms.

From €30,000 per week, full catered, including chauffeur, through Meriski (01285 648518; meriski.co.uk).

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You can get away and still catch up on all your favourite shows at Chalet le Grenier (Jamie Curtis)

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