Find out why this Swiss cabin has been named the world’s best ski chalet – again
South China Morning Post: Find out why this Swiss cabin has been named the world’s best ski chalet – again
Mon 04 February 2019
The chalet is in Zermatt, a ski town in the southern, German-speaking part of Switzerland, just north of the Italian border.
The chalet is available for rent in week-long increments, according
to its website. While the chalet is booked up for many of the remaining
winter weekends, it is still available for some at a cool starting price
point of US$45,000 a week. The World Ski Awards looks at the best ski chalet – among other
categories, like Best Ski Resort – in each of the world’s top 25 ski
tourism countries. Votes are then cast by professionals working in the
ski industry. Chalet Les Anges, with its 2017 and 2018 wins, unseated
the 2016 winner, Canada’s Bighorn Revelstoke.
Here's a look at the Swiss chalet:
The Chalet Les Anges is located in Zermatt, a famous ski resort town in the Swiss Alps.
It offers spectacular views of one of Europe’s most iconic peaks, the Matterhorn …
… The three-storey chalet is noteworthy in its own right.
It features reclaimed wood throughout its design …
… and an open living space for entertaining.
Joanne Healy, sales and marketing manager for the Elysian Collection,
says the busiest times for families to visit the chalet are at
Christmas, New Year, Easter and during school breaks.
“There really is no off-season in Zermatt, apart from May and
October/November”, Healy says, noting that the chalet is often rented
out for summer weddings.
The chalet can be rented out for week-long increments from US$45,000.
The chalet can sleep 14 people throughout its seven en suite bedrooms …
… six of which have private balconies – and views of the Matterhorn.
The chalet also features a large terrace that looks out onto the village, an internal lift, and a massage room …
… not to mention service that includes six dinners prepared by a professional chef and an open bar.
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The Zermatt ski area offers 365 days of skiing and
snowboarding a year, in addition to other winter activities such as
sledding, heli-skiing, ice skating and paragliding.
The Chalet Les Anges is only the second property to win the title in
the World Ski Award’s 6-year run. Previously, it was held by Canada’s
Bighorn Revelstoke, which is recognised as the heli-skiing capital of