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The 10 Best Summer Alpine Homes on the Market

Dreaming of a permanent gap year on the slopes?

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Alpine homes aren’t just for the winter… These are the best on the market that are just as beautiful in the summertime, from France to Switzerland and Utah. 

1. Chalet Coupeau in Les Houches, France

Chalet Coupeau French Entree

Built over 6 floors, this chalet is in an exceptional location with breathtaking views of the Mont-Blanc range and across the Valley. The property boats a ski room, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi which both look out over the slopes. The third floor comprises of a stunning glass-fronted dining room which opens out onto a covered terrace and a mature garden. This property is ideal for anyone wishing to escape city living and embrace rural alpine luxury. Available through French Entrée for €2.15m.

2. Chalet Rosa in Nendaz, Switzerland

Chalet Rosa Nendaz Savills

Chalet Rosa is a glorious alpine property situated right in the heart of Nendaz. The views across to Crans Montana are exceptional with the full range visible from the Chalet. The clever design staggered over four floors creates a lateral feeling that maximises the vaulted ceiling in the living areas of the upper two floors. There’s also a wrap-around balcony which is accessed by large glass sliding doors overlooking the garden, maximising the natural light flooding the property. Available through Savills for €1.45m

3. Villa in Gargnano, Italy

Villa Gargnano Sotheby's

This incomparable property has the most splendid views across Lake Garda, with the central manor house surrounded by a park of 14,000 square metres of olive trees, cypresses, roses, hydrangeas, limes, a lemon garden and a natural waterfall. A stunning infinity pool with a large solarium and breathtaking views makes this property one of the most desirable in the area. The beauty of this property, impeccable in the daylight, is truly magical at night. Available through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty for €6.9m

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4. Chalet in Montreux, Switzerland

Chalet Montreux Knight Frank

This property is set in a peaceful neighbourhood at an altitude of 1,200 metres between the Rochers-de-Naye and Montreux, whose centre is only 15 minutes away by car. Perfect for those wishing to hit the slopes this summer! This superb and recently built 5 bedroom chalet stands on a plot of 1,335 square metres. The exclusive use of the highest grade materials has given the property a quality that this magnificent setting deserves. With a wonderful view over Lake Léman towards the Alps, its westerly orientation puts it in a perfect position to admire the region’s unforgettable sunsets. Available through Knight Frank for CHF 1.79m.

5. Chalet Coverays in Chamonix, France

Chalet Coverays Chamonix Savills

Chalet Coverays boasts a magnificent open plan double-height living area and semi-professional kitchen, complete with an indoor barbeque grill on the ground floor. A triple-sided stone fireplace is the centrepiece of the living area, which has panoramic views of the mountains to the south-west. The master suite has a private balcony, a spacious dressing room and a central fireplace. The location of this property is exceptional, with easy access to both the centre of town and the slopes. Available through Savills for €3.249m

6. Alpine Retreat in Vaud, Switzerland

Alpine Retreat Vaud Christie's

This superb property with a living area of approximately 300 sq. m. stands in protected parkland in Vaud, Switzerland. Far from prying eyes, it covers two plots with a total surface area of 5,074 sq. m. giving you ultimate space and privacy. The property’s south-facing aspect gives it breathtaking views and unobstructed panorama. This chalet enjoys an exclusive and secluded setting with easy all-year-round access. The property was renovated in 2002 in a contemporary style with refinement and high-quality materials. Available through Christie’s International Real Estate, POA.

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7. Chalet Corbette in Chamonix, France

Chalet Corbette Chamonix Knight Frank

Chalet Corbette is one of the finest examples of modern alpine homes in the sought after ‘les Moussoux’ area of Chamonix. Completed in 2009, the chalet has been built to the highest standard and offers magnificent views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks, as well as a garden, sauna and garage parking. The ground floor comprises a spacious living area, with two glass walls and sliding doors that open onto an enormous double aspect deck with fabulous open views of the mountains. Available through Knight Frank for €2.295m

8. Sunrise Loop in Utah

Sunrise Loop Utah

Finding the perfect property, located near world-class amenities, yet being in a private location is not easy. Fortunately, this unique home is located on an exclusive development outside Park City where you can enjoy the panoramic Uintah and Wasatch mountains from every room. Utilise the facilities provided by the prestigious Promontory Club, which boasts access to 12 clubhouses including two championship golf courses, dining, equestrian and kid’s activity centres. Available through The Agency for $6.995m

9. Chalet Husky in Val d’Isere, France

Chalet Husky Val d'Isere

This striking Chalet offers vast accommodation with statement design in central Val d’Isere. This exceptional property boasts seven bedrooms, large garages, a pool and spa area, private lift, climbing wall and a stunning 200 square metre sitting room at the heart of the property. Val d’Isere has a reputation as one of the world’s finest ski resorts, with some of the world’s most exclusive alpine homes found here. Available through Free Spirit Alpine for €9m.

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10. Chalet in St-Luc, Switzerland

St Luc Chalet Knight Frank

This charming chalet is in the resort of St-Luc in the Val d’Anniviers with accommodation spread over two floors and a surface area of 110 sq. m. The ground floor comprises of an imposing entrance hall, a living/dining room with a restored fireplace and direct access to the terrace and garden, which offers impressive views of the valley. This property is ideal for a mountain getaway with family or friends, in both summer and winter! Available through Knight Frank for CHF 1.185m