Austria is home to some of the best skiing in the Alps. It is a more casual atmosphere than Switzerland and France. The ski scene in Austria offers plenty of old-world charm, with trail and lift networks linking small Alpine villages. You can ski all day from most of these cosy villages without ever repeating a run. Austrian terrain ranges from some of the world’s steepest runs to gentle slopes and trails perfect for beginners. However, our collection includes some of the best chalets Austria has to offer. So whether you are looking for ultimate luxury or ski-in ski-out simplicity, we have you covered. Keep reading to explore our favourite luxury ski chalets in Austria.
House Hannes Schneider, Stuben
The childhood home of famous ski instructor Hannes Schneider. Schneider is famous for creating the Arlberg instruction technique. This chalet has been carefully restored and transformed into a highly luxurious place to stay. Situated only a few moments walk to the nursery slopes in Stuben. The chalet gives guests direct access to the Albona chairlift. This chalet sleeps twelve guests and all six suites have been well designed with attention to detail. In addition, the entire ground floor is an open plan living space, with a kitchen, dining and living area with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Chalet 1597, Lech
Originally built in 1597, this unique and enchanting property has been lovingly restored. This chalet retains many original features and has incredible new luxuries. Chalet 1597 is set over three floors, sleeping a total of 12 guests in five spacious en-suite bedrooms. Situated in the Stubenbach area of Lech, this is the perfect chalet for more adventurous skiers. You can access the chalet via a marked off-piste route within the Rüfikoft ski area. Likewise, on the south-facing side of the property, the terrace enjoys sun all day long and is ideally situated to take in the breathtaking views. In addition, the chalet boasts a spa area with a bio sauna and a relaxation area for guests to enjoy a post-ski massage.
Skyfall Penthouse, St Christoph
Situated on the road into St. Anton, St. Christoph is an exclusive hamlet that offers access to Austria’s most extensive ski area. The ski resort has 88 lifts and more than 300km of skiing. Skyfall Penthouse is located at the top of the chalet and provides ultimate luxury. Skyfall Penthouse sleeps eight guests across four exclusive suites. This wonderful home successfully fuses both a modern interior and a traditional alpine setting. Set over two floors, Skyfall Penthouse is a true ski-in ski-out property. However, its unique mountainside location allows returning skiers to ski right to the front door.
Villa Villekulla, St. Anton
Villa Villekula is a super modern chalet situated in a prime ski location outside the centre of St. Anton. It is only a few moments walk from the Skiroute Osthang 3 piste, allowing guests to maximise time spent on the slopes during their stay. This pristine chalet rivals some of the most luxurious chalets in the Austrian ski resort. The chalet boasts incredible mountain views and has the capacity to sleep up to 12 people in six luxurious bedrooms. The open plan living, dining and kitchen areas provide beautiful spaces for groups to gather. The chalet is complete with large floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for beautiful natural light during the day. A fireplace lights up Villa Villekulla in the evening, adding to the cosy factor. Additionally, guests will find the ski room with boot warmers and an excellent sauna.
Crux Penthouse, St. Christoph
This stunning penthouse apartment is situated in the exclusive hamlet of St. Christoph, located just outside the ski resort St. Anton. This chalet is ideal for skiers looking to hit the slopes early. The St. Christophbahn lift is just 150m from the front door, from which guests can reach the top of Valluga. The Crux Penthouse is the highest apartment within the chalet offering stunning views of the Arlberg mountains. There are five beautiful en-suite bedrooms in the penthouse. The penthouse offers a large living area and the interior embraces contemporary features and ensures maximum luxury for all guests. The use of authentic woods and timbers create the perfect alpine-inspired ambience throughout.
Sweet Little Home, St Anton
It is said to be the most photographed chalet in St Anton, Sweet Little Home is a unique and historic alpine chalet that has undergone complete modernisation since being built in 1911. This chalet offers five beautiful en-suite double rooms perfect for families. The chalet is located towards the quieter end of the main street. It is only moments away from the hustle and bustle of the infamous après ski, nightlife, restaurants and shopping that St Anton offers. In addition, a highlight of the chalet is the terrace where you can enjoy an outdoor sauna and hot tub. This is one of the best luxury ski chalets in Austria.
Chalet Eden Rock, St Anton
Split into three large apartments Chalet Eden Rock, combines traditional local styling with a contemporary finish. When you walk into the Chalet Eden Rock lobby area with its log fire and bar area you instantly know this isn’t a normal chalet. Each of the three apartments provides plentiful space with large bedrooms and all rooms with en-suite facilities. A highlight of the property is the luxurious wellness area in the lower part of the building. During your stay, you can enjoy a fantastic pool with a whirlpool; there is also a counter-current for getting some post-ski swimming laps in.
Chalet Narnia, St Anton
Sitting at an altitude of 1450m, Chalet Narnia is situated in a gorgeous tranquil location among snowy pine trees. It is opposite an area of woodland, known to St. Anton locals as ‘Narnia’, just a 10-minute walk from the centre of town. Chalet Narnia sleeps up to 12 people in five spacious bedrooms and one master suite complete with a Jacuzzi bathtub. Contemporary interiors and finishes compliment the traditional wooden floors and luxurious local soft furnishings, giving Chalet Narnia a very cosy and bespoke feel. Facilities include a wood-burner and a delightful wellness area including a whirlpool and also a fabulous sunroom. On the ground floor is a heated ski and boot room. If you are looking for a true Austria experience this is certainly the perfect luxury ski chalet.
Antoinette, St. Anton
The Antoinette is a delightful alpine penthouse which is located on the top floor of the stylish chalet Austria in St. Anton. It is perfectly located near a ski lift and has incredible mountain range views you can admire from the windows and balconies. Put your feet up and unwind after a day skiing by the fireplace. You can truly relax in the chalet’s spa too, perfect to loosen up those muscles. Enjoy the Arlberg ski area in style by staying at the Antoinette.
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