Nestled between the peaks and valleys of the Alps, or perhaps further afield (in the Pyrenees? Wyoming?), the ideal chalet is a warm cocoon amidst the wintry chill for half a year – a base from which to head off and hit the mogul slopes or one where you can curl up with hot chocolate or fondue. And yet, in the summer months, it’s also a gateway to dramatic high passes and mountain meadows where you can hike for hours without seeing another soul.
In summary, a good chalet must be versatile, comfortable in both warm and cold weather, and have space for both accommodation and hiding. As such, it can be difficult to find the right balance without converting your chalet into a resort-style cabin. So here are some of the custom design options that will serve you well both in the off-season and when skiing.