White Powder with Royalty

If money is no option, Courchevel 1850, the highest ski resort in France’s Courchevel region, is for you. Scattered along its slopes of glistening white crystals lie chalets valued at a mere $52,800 a square meter. With an altitude of 1850 meters, it is perhaps not only one of the loftiest, but the most expensive ski resorts in Europe. Pick up some swank gear from Dior, Chanel, Armani, and Gucci to sport down the black diamond and run past Russian billionaires, George Clooney, and Victoria Beckham.

If slopes of a royal blood strike your fancy, Meribel may just be your destiny. A favorite among Prince William and Harry, it’s not only known for its dashing British clientele, but majestic vistas as well. Park your private jet or helicopter on the resort’s altiport and enjoy Meribel’s 250 runs.

If Madonna and Liz Hurley speak snow bunny language to you, check out Switzerland’s St Moritz. At 1,850 meters play James Bond along 88 runs at one of the most famous ski resorts. The town appeared in the popular Bond flicks Goldfinger and For Your Eyes Only.

If life and death situations are a precarious stimulation, Chamonix France is your haven. Described by visitors as the “death-sport capital of the world.” Enjoy the world’s longest run at 24km. Chamonix shares the summit of Mont Blanc. Make sure to bring your fountain pen for your $8m chalet on the millionaire’s row Les Bois.

Via: Wealth Bulletin