I am not a great skier, in fact that is an understatement … but I am happy to head up a mountain if it means that the family can ski and I can enjoy the sheer cosiness of a mountain chalet. You know, the roaring fire, a pile of good books, mugs of hot chocolate, warm socks, soft music and the occasional excursion for lunch on a ski slope…..
But oh my word, look how ski chalets have changed ….. the traditional french chalet was a lot of wood, gentle fabrics, greenery, red and white cross stitch, reindeer motifs …
[blank]but this year the chic chalet is wearing white, silver, grey and is draping itself in furs and high-tech gadgets ..[blank]
[blank]Board games are replaced by flat screens, chequered plaids on beds have moved over for fur covers, and there are indoor pools appearing all over, which I suppose puts an end to all that indulging in fondues and waffles …. times are a-changing, that’s for sure![blank]
all photos thanks to evasion megeve
Thank you for making the house photo transition from winter to spring so easy! When I saw the new home photo I thought, "Oh, no! She took down the wreath!" But the house still looks exquisite as does the blog. Living in the tropics I so enjoy seeing such a distinct contrast. Thanks again!
So lovely, not the Montana ski lodges that I remember! I would seriously love to see if I could still ski but most likely would be happy sitting inside with a book and a hot fire! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the dream.
Thank you Sharon for the lovely chalet pictures.can I please reserve the bedroom with the large bed with the fur cover. No TV for me, just lots of lovely magazines to browse through, board games & a pack of cards so we can all enjoy some mulled wine & chat together.
My dream is to live in a chalet in the mountains Sharon. Your stunning pictures are making me dream some more……! My daughter is at present working as a chef in the French Alps, in a stunning private chalet……so living my dream…….minus the slaving over a hot stove all day perhaps!? Can't wait to check out your chalet Pinterest board. Thank you for the inspiration.
Such a lovely place! I would love to spend a week or so here 🙂 I would love to go skiing and come back to this cosy place after snowy adventure, or I would love to wait for my kidos here with a cup of hot chocolate for everyone! Great feelings here, thank you for sharing Sharon, have a lovely weekend!
Such a cozy atmosphere. I would bring my knitting needles, stare out at the beautiful scenery, and surrender in the peacefulness.
What an adorable rocking chair!! But I have to say I love the furry throw as well:) Beautiful photos.
Hugs from Moorland Home
What a superb way of including modern necessities in a traditional setting. Those chalets show perfect style and understanding of what one needs while on holidays ; thanks for sharing !
Love the rocking chair and those cozy beds.
Oh I wouldn't mind spending a day or two….or ten. I am not a downhill skier, but I do love cross-country. I tend to knock people out of ski lifts…oops!
Love the new header. The other was great also, but this is really beautiful. I not much for all the fur, but this chateau is lovely.
OMG I have died and gone to ski chalet heaven!!!! These are simply amazing, that second and last picture has me dreaming of a European ski vacation PRONTO! I am like you…..I could take or leave the actual skiing but do love the outfits (call me vain its OK) and the "concept" of skiing, the beautiful white snow, sun kissed cheeks, fireside fondue dinners at the top of the mountain, cozy down filled beds in front of roaring fires…..THAT'S what I love most about a "ski" vacation! These are simply amazing!
I've never skied a day of my life…but I do know how to enjoy comfort and beauty. And I could make myself right at home in any one…just call me:)
Je ne raffole pas de la déco chalet mais celui-ci avec son petit coté comtemporain ne me déplairais pour passer quelques jours de tranquilité
I love that twin bed room with that one bunk over a bed, the rustic feel with all that natural, white and touches of red charm the room like none other.
Thank you for sharing inspiring beauty.
Forget the skiing! With a chalet like this I'd rather tuck in and enjoy the cozy surrounds… not to mention the Fondue and hot chocolate. Lovely.
Such a chic chalet. I like how they mixed the modern with the rustic. I would love to just stay indoors by the fireplace. The bedrooms look so comfortable. Seems like a relaxing weekend just to stay there.
ESTE LUGAR TRANSMITE MUITA PAZ E TRANQUILIDADE….LINDO! NA PRIMEIRA IMAGEM QUASE ME SENTEI NA CADEIRA DE BALANÇO RSRSRS.
BOM FINAL DE DIA E TENHA UMA LINDA SEMANA.
BJOS DA ELO
Coming originally from Colorado and a pretty darn good skier I might add, I do miss the luxury, the aroma of a log fire and the ambience of the ski resorts. I don't miss the cold though since now I'm in sunny warm Arizona. This has been a nostalgic memory for me Sharon and many fond thoughts I do have. The fur cover on the bed is gorgeous. These are very sophisticated and quite chic. Yes, the times, they are a-changin'
Wonderful photos, thank you!
Now, I'm thinking about living in one of those cosy chalets. Wouldn't it be nice to spend the rest of our life in those gorgeous places? Thank you for these lovely pictures. Would love to go on a ski holiday someday. 🙂
Really a great blog about French ski chalets. Thanks for sharing a such a nice blog!!
Ski chalets France
Could please let me know where to buy the red and white covers in the twin beds? Thank you