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Scott Dunn’s ski splurges

If you’re on the lookout for somewhere snow dusted and seriously special to spend a big birthday or a one-of-a-kind vacation with family and friends, then look no further. We know that sifting through endless chalets and hotels really takes the edge off the start to a vacation, so we’ve compiled the ultimate shortlist to help you find the perfect place for a splurge this ski season.

Chalet Husky – Val d’Isère, French Alps

Chalet Husky is the poster boy of our portfolio. Sleeping fourteen in seven en-suite bedrooms, the chalet is the ideal bolthole for an indulgent ski vacation with family and friends in Val d’Isère. Complete with our renowned flagship service, an incredible wellness area and a private driver, Husky is a seriously sophisticated chalet. Although that’s not to say that powder pups aren’t catered for too. The property is equipped with a fantastic games room which is bound to keep little ones amused after a day on the piste. Whether it’s taking on the indoor climbing wall or taking on each other in an archery competition, we’ve no stone left unturned when it comes entertaining younger guests. The only catch? You might never want to leave…

Hakuchozan – Niseko, Japan

Further afield, the Hakuchozan is a luxury chalet tucked away in the heart of Hirafu Village in Japan’s skiing mecca, Niseko. The envious location of the chalet grants you easy access to Niseko’s four main ski areas and miles of piste for all standards of skier. Off the slopes, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained too, whether it be an afternoon snowmobiling or a long hot soak in a nearby onsen. Non-skiers listen up. The chalet itself has got all bases covered for post-piste relaxation, warm up by the firepit on the jacuzzi deck, enjoy an après tipple in the bar or cosy up by the wood burning fireplace whilst the chalet manager, butler, chef and driver take care of your every need.

Chedi Andermatt – Andermatt, Swiss Alps

The Chedi Andermatt is an exclusive five-star resort tucked away in the charming village of Andermatt in Switzerland. The ultra-contemporary décor of the resort is a seamless fusion of Alpine chic and Asian flair, a nod to its locale and the Chedi’s eastern roots. Every square inch of this exquisite hotel has been given meticulous thought and attention to detail, ensuring that the design is as spectacular as its surroundings. From the private ice rink in its courtyard and 35-meter indoor swimming pool to the award winning spa and fine dining restaurants, the Chedi Andermatt is ski splurge at its most stylish.

Deplar Farm – Troll Peninsula, Iceland

As the rest of the ski season closes its doors, enter Deplar and a two month heli-skiing bonanza on Icelandic shores. Between the months of March and June, Deplar opens for business for the sole purpose of heli-skiing welcoming serious skiers to the luxury retreat for the vacation of a lifetime. For the adrenaline junkies amongst us, this is music to our ears, as a week can be spent traversing the miles of fresh powder, whooshing down untouched piste and haring from sky to sea at staggering speeds. Deplar is famed for its understated style and off the beaten track location. Something to shout about? We certainly think so.

Chalet Artemis – St. Anton, Austrian Alps

For a skiing vacation, Austria has it all. With direct access to the fabulous pistes of the Alps, St. Anton is a destination for snow bunnies and powder hounds alike. In this bustling resort, Chalet Artemis is our pick of the bunch and the perfect place to hunker down in with family and friends. With an indulgent spa area to rest ski weary legs, a private cinema to snuggle up in, and a rooftop balcony to relax on after a day on the slopes, a stay in Artemis is as good as it gets both on and off the slopes. With flagship Scott Dunn service, including chalet hosts and a private chef, you can guarantee that everything is taken care of whilst snuggling up in your very own alpine retreat.

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