7 of the world's most jaw-dropping chalets

Pack your bags and your coziest sweaters, because we're heading away this winter

Whether you're an avid skier or a snow bunny, there's nothing quite as magical as a ski town during the holiday season. Festive holiday lights, rich hot chocolate and spectacular views only add to that excitement of a seasonal adventure. No matter the location, from Colorado to British Columbia to the Swiss Alps, each mountain town features its own charm.

But where you stay can make or break the experience. Ditch the hotel this vacation in favor of one of these jaw-dropping chalets, all available through TripAdvisor. Trust us, your vacation days should not be wasted on anything less. 

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Chalet Perla (Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy)

Can't beat that view. This gorgeous chalet comes with a gym, spa, home theater, indoor pool, Turkish sauna, butler service and more. So when you're done hitting the slopes, there are so many ways to get in that much-needed R & R. 

4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, sleeps 15
Rates from $271 per person per night

Chalet Couttet (Chamonix, France)

Located in the French Alpine town of Chamonix, this classic ski lodge is the epitome of cabin luxury. With expansive views of the mountains through it's ceiling-high windows and rustic beams, this chalet is a must for all visitors looking to get away. 

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Rates from $148 per person per night

Heinz Julen Mountain Exposure Loft (Zermatt, Switzerland)

You haven't skied until you've skied the Swiss Alps. A modern interior, floor-to-ceiling windows, minimalist furniture and wrap around terrace make this unit in Zermatt one of a kind. 

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Rates from $114 per person per night

Altitude Luxury Ski-In/Out Condo (Mont Tremblant, Quebec)

This cozy luxury condo is in the heart of the popular Domaine de la Foret neighborhood, offering its guests the best of Tremblant's exquisite nature at an affordable price. 

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7
Rates from $32 per person per night

Crux Penthouse (St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria)

Enjoy one of the Alp's finest ski towns in this sprawling penthouse, complete with a chef-catered breakfast and dinner, sauna and private spa. 

5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Rates from $560 per person per night

Chalet 1551 (Oberlech, Austria)

Located in the heart of the exclusive ski resort Lech, this cozy and luxurious chalet is fit for royalty. Plus, interior design nerds will get a kick out of the sprawling home pioneered by CasusCasa. 

5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sleeps 12
Rates from $2,405 per person per night

Chalet Marco Polo (Val d'Isere, France)

This stunning chalet makes for the perfect lodge mountain escape to the French Alps.  WIth a game room, indoor pool and jacuzzi, fitness center and many fire places, you'll never want to leave! 

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 14
Rates from $270 per person a night

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