Valmorel, France – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
In the 1970s and 1980s, French resort company Club Med practically invented the concept of barefoot luxury. In the ensuing years, they’ve quietly upped the ante with a private villas program and more exclusive “resort-within-a-resort” amenities, establishing a 5-Trident Luxury class of retreat. Case in point: The superb new Chalet-Apartments at the $130 million Club Med Valmorel in the French Alps. At $12,900 per person for seven nights, the 2,080-square-foot abodes feature ski-in/ski-out locations, dedicated butlers, mountain-view terraces, full kitchens and fireplaces to warm your spirits after a day on the runs.