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A Massive Private Chalet in the French Alps

954d3f09eccee0d5ed0cc19709b0bd35b23d59e96 PhotosChalet Ormello
You’ve long said that every good ski trip really boils down to two key things:

1. Tons of fresh powder on the slopes
2. A private Michelin-starred chef waiting in your chalet

Which brings us to the Chalet Ormello, a new private ski villa at the Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles in the French Alps, booking now for the mid-December season.

Basically, this is just your typical humble chalet, outfitted with tiny luxuries like a Jacuzzi. Oh, and a full-length indoor pool. And a stocked wine cellar. From which you’ll pull a vintage Romanée-Conti on your way to the private movie theater. Like we said: just a humble, five-floor chalet.

When you finally feel compelled to wander outdoors, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a ski-in/ski-out villa, so you can wander straight from your screening of The Expendables to the Bellecôte slopes, where you’ll likely find yourself running black diamonds with exiled film directors and that oligarch who just bought the Nets.

Upon your return, you will have one critical decision to make: whether to have French chef Pierre Gagnaire serve you a hearty helping of duck confit or a plate of foie gras to accompany you into the hot tub.

Okay, so there are three key things.

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