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Backstage Chalet

Zermatt

Chalet Capacity

10 Adults

1 Children

Property Highlights

Hot tub on hydraulics
Sauna & Cinema
Chic contemporary design
Close to lifts/town

Average Cost

High Season FROM 85,000 CHF
Mid Season FROM 50,000 CHF
Low Season FROM 50,000 CHF
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Overview

Have You Ever Moon Bathed?

You’re sitting back in the gold, sparkling whirlpool, music softly playing, jets gently massaging away the wear and tear of the last few month’s hard graft. Pressing the magic button, the glass roof above you begins to open and you raise your glass of champagne as the whirlpool begins its ascent, up, up and away through the open ceiling and out into Zermatt's moonlit sky. You’re no rock star, but shhh don’t tell anyone, this week you feel like one. 

Glamorous and completely unique, The Backstage Chalet will knock you for six; rock star or not. The bonkers creation of legendary Zermatt artist and designer Heinz Julen, his imagination knows no bounds. This striking, angular conception is based on an old Valais house with an ultra modern extension above made entirely of local larch and glass giving 360-degree views over Zermatt village, and her constant guardian the Matterhorn.

Slap bang in the centre of Zermatt you can explore the boutiques and bars of the iconic Swiss town at your leisure, and you’re just a snowball’s throw away from the Klein Matterhorn ski lift so you waste no time at all in hitting the slopes. The Backstage Hotel – big sister to your private chalet, is just a few minutes stroll away and as a valued guest you have access to all the hotel’s facilities – including their quirky, themed spa, and the designer cinema.

You really are spoiled by the facilities in your own chalet though – which also has its own dark, moody cinema on the ground floor, and a play area to keep children amused. You will find a sauna here too, so really do you ever need to leave? The internal lift ensures you need exert no more energy than you wish here, this echoed as you are expertly looked after by the team of staff. Even the bedrooms radiate old-school style and glamour, with hand-crafted wooden beds and over-sized headboards, the bathrooms sleek, pearlescent tiles adding a touch of sparkle.

Each day can begin with steaming mugs of tea and coffee in bed, before a decadent breakfast to set you up for a big day of skiing. Your own private ski guide can be arranged to greet you at the chalet and help you with your top-of-the-range ski gear – got to look the part. Speaking of looking every inch the rock star; take a scenic helicopter flight around the Matterhorn and the neighbouring high peaks; then stop off in Italy for a spot of lunch at Chalet Etoile. Very Mick Jagger.

The cuisine is exemplary in the traditional mountain restaurants, and every bit as good back at your swanky ski pad. Your private chef is highly talented and passionate about his craft. Each evening the culinary journey begins with canapés and champagne before the log burner, which gives a warming glow to the open-plan loft-style lounge. You are surrounded by glass on all sides making the most of your roof top views over the town, and up towards the iconic Matterhorn. The furniture is all Heinz Julen designed too of course; modern leather and cowhide sofas for you to recline on to soak up the views and the ever-changing night skies.

You might be sad to hear that chef does get one night off during the week; until you learn that the centre table at Heinz Julen’s ‘After 7’ Michelin starred restaurant is all yours – you have to keep up that rock star image after all. To that end, book a massage therapist or two to come and bestow indulgent treatments on your guests in the comfort of the chalet. Your chalet manager will see that you are looked after by the best. This is a master class in vacationing in style, and you’ve pulled it off with aplomb.

Matterhorn view from Backstage Chalet.
Light floods into the lounge area at the Backstage Chalet.
Unique hydraulic hot tub at the Backstage Chalet.

Details

The quoted costs are inclusive of the following features and services:

Catering

  • Early morning tea/coffee served
  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Afternoon tea
  • Champagne & canapés served on arrival day
  • Complimentary spirits bar
  • Children's high tea - 6 nights
  • 4 course dinner with selection of wines - 6 nights
  • Can cater for special dietary requests

Features

  • Sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Elevator
  • Cinema room
  • Kid's playroom
  • Open fireplace
  • Ski room with boot warmers

Staff

  • SkiBoutique PA (pre-arrival)
  • Chalet Concierge
  • Chalet Host
  • Chef
  • Housekeeping

Amenities

  • Luxury bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Music system
  • WiFi throughout
  • Plasma TV

Luxe Services

  • SkiBoutique PA
  • Fresh flowers

Floorplans

bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 2  - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 3  - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 4  - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 5 - Double with single bed on mezzanine level & en-suite bathroom

Additionally - Cinema room can be made into double with en-suite bathroom

Reviews

FROM THE PRESS

“Heinz Julen’s Backstage Chalet makes a striking architectural statement with its larch wood features, dramatic glass walls, and unique design innovations. Exclusively decorated with furnishings manufactured by Julen himself, the property boasts a spectacular living, dining and kitchen space above which lies a state-of-the-art pool. When the weather permits, the retractable roof can be open, letting the pool lift above. A private home cinema along with games room, sauna, and children’s playroom complement the outstanding facilities of this luxurious chalet with majestic views of Zermatt and the stately Matterhorn”

Luxury Accommodations

“This accommodation is a one-off, much like its designer and owner Heinz Julen, an architect, artist, sculptor and all round creative genius. Who on earth would ever have thought of a hot tub that rises up through the ceiling, into the night sky, above the rooftops of Zermatt? only Heinz. That feature is worth the admission price alone. The rest of the chalet is populated with artefacts and interesting objects fashioned by his own hands. A stay in the Backstage is more than a vacation, it’s an event.”

The Hedonist

WHAT WE THINK

Heinz Julen is a personal friend of mine and I'm privileged to know him. He really is the darling of Zermatt and his creativity and imagination know no bounds. We're lucky to have him in resort conceiving such masterpieces such as the Backstage Chalet - you're lucky enough to get the chance to stay there.

DANNY FRITH, CO-FOUNDER, SKIBOUTIQUE

Location

Chalet Location

Piste 3 min walk
Ski Lifts 3 min walk
Resort Centre 3 min walk

Nearest Airports

Sion (SIR): 1h 30m / 80km
Milan (MXP): 3h / 175km
Geneva (GVA): 3h 15m / 240km
Zurich (ZHR): 3h 40m / 260km

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Gastronome

Do you love food? I don't know many people that don't - there is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. But when that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience of high end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We hand-pick our chalet partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered ski chalets: 

A perfect start to the day

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? Full breakfast is served every morning. So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. 

 

High tea temptations

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.

 

Celebrate with Canapés 

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. 

 

Serving up a sensuous feast

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. 

 

Let the good times flow 

The chalet provides beer, house wines, a drinks tray of 3 bottles of house spirits and mixers. Champagne is served with canapés on 6 nights of your stay.

 

 

Children & dietary requirements 

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.

Availability

Winter 2017/2018 - NEXT SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
December 2017 09 Dec 2017 CHF 42,500
16 Dec 2017 CHF 50,000
23 Dec 2017 CHF 68,500
30 Dec 2017 CHF 85,000
January 2018 07 Jan 2018 CHF 26,500
14 Jan 2018 CHF 33,000
21 Jan 2018 CHF 33,000
28 Jan 2018 CHF 33,000
February 2018 04 Feb 2018 CHF 50,000
11 Feb 2018 CHF 58,000
18 Feb 2018 CHF 49,000
25 Feb 2018 CHF 34,000
March 2018 04 Mar 2018 CHF 34,000
11 Mar 2018 CHF 34,000
18 Mar 2018 CHF 34,000
25 Mar 2018 CHF 34,000
April 2018 01 Apr 2018 CHF 34,000
08 Apr 2018 CHF 30,000
15 Apr 2018 POA
22 Apr 2018 POA
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