Best new ski chalets for winter 2016/17

Roshina Jowaheer

Ski season is almost upon us and a whole host of beautiful new chalets are opening in the world's best ski destinations this winter, perfect for travellers who are all about the skiing and even those who come just for a snowy escape.

Checking in to a chalet rather than a hotel offers you freedom and privacy on your ski holiday, as well as a wonderful home from home for a big family or group of friends.

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Whether you're after a chalet that encompasses al-fresco living, a family-friendly space with Nintendo Wiis and a private cinema, or an over-the-top chalet with its own spa in the basement, these are the impressive chalets you'll want to call home this ski season.

Luxurious, cosy and fun, our pick of the best new ski chalets offer private Jacuzzis, heated boot lockers and swimming pools fit for an Olympic athlete. Some of them come with wine cellars, many with private chefs and others have a pool table and bar.

They won't all break the bank either as one ski chalet in Chamonix offers amazing views, custom-made furniture and a lovely terrace for just £74 per person per night. For those looking to splurge, an extravagant new opening in Courchevel will set you back £6,860 per person per week to indulge in its gold bath tub, hammam and Russian glamour-inspired rooms.

Browse our pick of the world's best new ski chalets for the 2016/17 season...