Undoubtedly, there will be so much to do outside of your ski property, from cross-country skiing to fine dining to luxury shopping. But your ski home is important in and of itself.
You want your ski home to be more than just the place you rest your head. Ideally, you want your ski chalet to be somewhere you can truly and fully decompress. It should be somewhere you can take friends and family, for you all to enjoy, and for you to show off. From practical things like integrated home security to pure pleasure items like hot tubs, you can make your ski property a stand-out haven in the mountains.
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Make the most of modern technology
You can now control your home at the touch of a button. You can turn on the lights, put on some music, you can set the temperature to come on at certain times – from one device. Or even from voice control.
You could set it up so that your home is in the perfect condition for you to come home to after an exciting day skiing. Warm with dim lights and a playlist to set the evening mood.
An integrated home security system
Although crime rates are low in ski resorts, an integrated home security system will leave you feeling as safe as can be. A single integrated home security system can include lighting control, door entry systems, fitted alarm systems, CCTV, and window blinds.
If you are not planning on living in your ski property full time, these security systems enable you to check up on your home, which may provide some reassurance.
Underfloor heating is a standard for many homes but heated driveways, not so much. A heated driveway is useful for keeping your car in good condition in the cold weather.
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Separate the exterior from the interior
You don’t want to drag the snow deep into your ski chalet. You don’t want snow on the sofa or the bed. Furthermore, you also don’t want to be turning your home upside down looking for a single ski boot when it’s time to hit the slopes.
So, it’s essential to have a heated room to store your equipment in. This will be a transitional space between the brisk chill of the outside and the warm comfort of your ski home. Here, you can organise all your ski equipment neatly so that it is easy to find.
Outdoor hot tub
While it is fantastic fun, spending all day on the slopes can be exhausting. At the end of a long day, you’re going to want to nurse your aching limbs – even if it is just so that you can hit the slopes with more power tomorrow. With an outdoor hot tub, you’ll be able to feel the warm bubbles while taking in the beautiful scenery, be it the Swiss Alps or the Dolomites.
Hey, pair it perfectly with a glass of bubbles.
Another way to take care of your body after an active day would be to have a sauna in your ski chalet. You can close your eyes and feel your weary limbs warm up.
Show off your cooking skills by making your friends and family a delicious feast. You can also have a seating area with heaters and lights to enjoy your food outside. If you are quite the chef, you could even have an outdoor kitchen fitted. A barbeque will also be useful in the off-season.
Why not cosy up in front of your very own cinema? It’s the perfect way for the whole family to have some downtime together. You could even buy yourself a little popcorn machine. And, unlike in any cinema, you can bring your blankets and pillows to get as comfortable as possible.
Bring the bar to your home
While ski properties are often surrounded by delectable restaurants and bars, sometimes, you just want to stay in. If that’s you, then why not bring the bar into your home? You can have your very own cocktail bar. Stock it with your favourite drinks.
Wine is wonderful on its own. But wine cellars can be splendid showpieces. If you are having friends for dinner, a wine cellar is the perfect way to play the sommelier.
If you have the space, you could have a whole room dedicated to storing wine. Or a wine cabinet or wall. For something truly eye-catching, you can have a spiral cellar in the floor, with a glass casing.
To get the process of buying your ski property underway, why not take a look at our handy ski property buying guides? They lay out the buying journey step by step to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.