Freezing temps are fine if you’re skiing.
And if your slope session is in the French Alps, and your après-ski entertainment includes a hot tub on the penthouse rooftop, then bring on the cold temps and the pistes.
You’ll find the snowy scene pictured above at L'Apogée Courchevel, the fancy French chalet that opened last month, providing travelers like you (and your lucky dates) with a private penthouse that takes up the entire top floor.
But there's more than just a view.
It also comes with four en suite bedrooms, a media room, and a butler who will serve up Michelin star meals right in your room. Caviar, s’il vous plait.
This ski-in ski-out resort sits at the top of a former Olympic ski jump in Courchevel, part of the world’s largest linked ski area, Les Trois Vallées. You’ll spend your days skiing like a high-class athlete with 600 kms of slopes connected by 172 ski lifts, donning crampons for a vertical ice climb and taking the Courchevel 1850 toboggan run.
Once you’re in from the cold, warm up in your penthouse's sauna, steambath, or Jacuzzi (a separate hot tub from the one on the roof, natch), or go unwind on your private balcony overlooking the valley.
Then on to the après après-ski entertainment.