You have done the drive from Geneva multiple times and that final approach to Chamonix feels like coming home. An avid skier and mountain enthusiast you’ve skied other resorts, but your heart belongs to Chamonix. It’s the buzz of the town, the variety of skiing and the staggering beauty of those snow-capped jagged peaks.
This year there is a new all singing, all dancing, all glazed marvel in town. Chalet Couttet has raised the bar for next winter. Sleeping ten of your nearest and dearest and showcasing stunning architecture and interior design in one of the most luxurious new chalets in Chamonix, we know it’ll be tough ever going anywhere else in the future. Your insatiable love for skiing, architecture, interior design and luxury will have you hooked.
Greeted by the team of friendly professional chalet staff and handed a glass of chilled champagne as you step over the threshold, you know you have found the one. Chalet Couttet’s position is hard to beat in a town full of chalets all vying for the top viewing spots. However, we challenge you to find a morning coffee, an afternoon dip in the twelve-meter outdoor pool or an afternoon tea on the vast terrace with a more astounding view. There really is no escaping from the tumbling glacier above you.
The interior of the chalet more than matches her superior position. The striking living area is dominated by sofas so plump you fear that you might have to stay there and admire the views forever. Which, we appreciate, when you have seven days and the luxury of time, will be an incredibly hard ask. The sofas are laid out around the focal point that is the suspended log burner, trying its best to steal your attention away from the angled panes of glass encouraging that view in. Flooded with light, this is a room that will be the heart of your favourite week. Whatever the time of day, Chalet Couttet’s dining table is perfectly positioned for sneaking a peak at the talents of your chef as your gourmet meals are assembled. You know that with the daily breakfast menu, a charcuterie and bread platter to accompany afternoon tea’s addictive sweet treats, a seven course Japanese tasting menu and five gourmet courses on the remaining evenings, you are in for decadent week.
If you can tear yourself away, the separate cinema room is calling you for an afternoon in with a classic movie and a big bowl of popcorn. Sink into the deep sofas, snuggle under a faux fur throw and drift away for a couple of hours. We won’t judge you that it is only 3pm. After all, you secretly hope for a white out afternoon when you are staying somewhere like Chalet Couttet. Time to be free of outdoor attire and slip into cashmere. Normally only allowed an outing on lazy Sunday afternoons at home but just such days in the Alps are designed for indulgence.
If that and the games room gets a little tiresome, how about a G&T in the hot tub on the terrace? We heard that you are rather a fan of your favourite botanicals enhanced with the latest elderflower tonic. You are constantly amazed at how word has transferred from your closest girl friend, to your SkiBoutique PA and into Chalet Couttet’s bar. Such wonders will never cease to amaze you.
Just like the ease of everything so far on your favourite week. From arriving and knowing there are two master suites, saving that awkward politeness between you and Susie, to Chalet Couttet’s yoga studio. Surely this will ensure that all good intentions of starting the day are continued, despite the slightly hazy head not being the greatest fan of a 7am limber up. Then there is the enviable location, with the centre of Chamonix and the Aiguille du Midi cable car just a mere five minute chauffeured drive away.
With a fresh dose of snow on its way, you were warned that it would be tough to even glimpse at another luxury chalet after a stay at Chalet Couttet.
Bedroom 1 - Double (super king) with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 - Double (super king) with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 - Double (king)with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 - Double (king) with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 5 - Twin/Double with en-suite bathroom
Nominee for World's Best New Ski Chalet 2017
Nominee for France's Best Ski Chalet 2018
No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful.
Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.
Enjoy a Champagne reception on your first night but when staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen.
Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights.
The chalet provides beer, house wines, soft drinks and mixers. The chalet has an extensive wine cellar and upgraded wines can be arranged as well as bespoke wine tastings.
The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children. You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.