Holiday hotspots in the Alps

Offerings include super-cool Terminal Neige Refuge in Chamonix and a number of select chalets from Ski Verbier Exclusive

Four-bedroom Rosalp 4 chalet from the Ski Verbier Exclusive portfolio is open for summer-season bookings
Four-bedroom Rosalp 4 chalet from the Ski Verbier Exclusive portfolio is open for summer-season bookings

Last month in Chamonix – like the rest of the Alps, an increasingly popular summer destination – French hospitality scions the Sibuets debuted Terminal Neige Refuge (refuge.terminal-neige.com; from £130), a redesign of the original 66-room Grand Hotel du Montenvers, the refuge built in 1880 to house the first alpinistes to explore the Mer de Glace. Blonde wood and hefty woollen textiles abound, but don’t expect too much in the way of gemütlichkeit: this is Sibuet done city-style and the cool factor is high.

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Over in Verbier, meanwhile, villa specialist Ski Verbier Exclusive (skiverbierexclusive.com) has opened a select number of chalets in its portfolio for summer-season bookings, so guests can take advantage of the outdoor fun, music and equestrian events. Villa No 14 (from £30,700 a week) has 13 ensuite bedrooms, a spa with a 10m pool, and a terrace with two hot tubs and a staggering view over the Combin Massif; the more intimate, four-bedroom Rosalp 4 (from £6,250 a week) has an open-plan kitchen-sitting room and a nest of cosy bunks for kids.

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