Mooney Road, Queenstown, New Zealand

73 Mooney Road, Queenstown, New Zealand, NZ$4.75m (US$3.7m)

Where In semi-rural Dalefield, 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand, 10km from Queenstown international airport.

Mooney Road, Queenstown, New Zealand

What A three-bedroom, two-storey contemporary home with a huge open-plan kitchen, living and dining area on the ground floor. The property comes with more than 27 acres, including a separate barn, which is fully refurbished and good for entertaining guests.

Why The house has fantastic mountain views and is just a short drive from Coronet Peak, which is one of the most popular ski resorts in New Zealand.

Who Sotheby’s International Realty,, tel: +64 3 450 0484


1580 Tiehack Road, Aspen, Colorado, US

1580 Tiehack Road, Aspen, Colorado, US, $22.95m

Where On the edge of the Maroon Creek golf course in northwest Aspen, three miles from the city centre and four miles from Aspen/Pitkin County airport, where flights to Denver international airport take 45 minutes.

1580 Tiehack Road, Aspen, Colorado, US

What A six-bedroom, 12-bathroom contemporary home with more than 14,000 sq ft of interior living space. The property has a double-height living room, a huge kitchen, a home cinema room and an indoor pool. The property also has a spa area along with a steam and exercise room.

Why The house has amazing views of Pyramid Peak, Aspen Highlands and Maroon Creek.

Who LuxuryEstate.Com,, tel: +1 970 925 6060


Chalet Hellebore, Verbier, Switzerland, €7.9m

Chalet Hellebore, Verbier, Switzerland

Where Overlooking the village of Verbier in the Swiss Alps, 75km from Montreux on the banks of Lake Geneva, and 80km from the Aosta Valley airport in northern Italy.

What A three-bedroom timber chalet with an open-plan living and dining area with hardwood parquet flooring and reclaimed stone fireplace. The house has a gym, sauna, indoor Jacuzzi, ski room and wine cellar. The master bedroom on the top floor has lift access, an en-suite bathroom, dressing room, exposed wooden ceiling and a private balcony.

Why At 1,500 metres above sea level, the Chalet Hellebore has far-reaching views to the south across Verbier to Le Grand Combin mountain range beyond. One of the most popular skiing destinations in the world, Verbier – which is under two hours’ drive from Geneva – is as famous for its high altitude on- and off-piste skiing as its party atmosphere and the year-round sporting and cultural events it hosts. From the top of Mont Fort – at 3330m the highest peak in the ski area – the views reach as far as the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

Who Savills,, tel: +44 20 7016 3740


Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa, R48m ($4.4m)

Where In the Boland, a South African region well known for its wine production, 10km from the centre of Stellenbosch, 50km from the centre of Cape Town and 30km from Cape Town international airport.

What A four-bedroom contemporary home with a private gym, entertainment room, outdoor pool and decked terrace. The property comes with 40 acres of grounds, more than eight of which are vineyards boasting the varietals Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Why The property, which is located high up in the Helderberg mountains, has excellent views down the valley, which is home to the Guardian Peak wine estate, as well as one owned by the South African golfer Ernie Els.

Who Savills,, tel: +44 20 7016 3740


Chalet Ecrin Blanc, Megève, France

Chalet Ecrin Blanc, Megève, France, €23m

Where Near the centre of Megève in the French Alps, an hour’s drive from Geneva and 15 minutes from Megève airport in southeastern France.

What Two contemporary chalets constructed in 2010, one for the family and one for guests. There are eight bedrooms in total. Added to that, the property features a home cinema room, a games room, disco, spa and indoor pool.

Chalet Ecrin Blanc, Megève, France

Why Chalet Ecrin Blanc enjoys spectacular mountain views across the peaks towards Mont Blanc, which is the highest mountain in the Alps and the European Union. For years a prime destination for the French aristocracy, Megève is still regarded as one of the country’s most exclusive ski resorts.

Who Sotheby’s International Realty,, tel: +33 4 50 91 74 38


Chesa Staz, St Moritz, Switzerland, €15.76m

Chesa Staz, St Moritz, Switzerland

Where On the edge of Lake St Moritz, a short walk to the centre of town and 200km from the city of Zurich, where there is an international airport.

What A six-bedroom, five-bathroom duplex apartment with an open-plan kitchen and dining room and separate drawing room, both with great views over the lake and the mountain ranges.

Why Home to some of the most picturesque ski slopes in the Alps – not to mention the best après-ski restaurants, clubs and bars – St Moritz’s eponymous frozen lake is the setting each winter for skating, curling, golf, horseracing, polo and even cricket.

Who Aylesford International,, tel: +44 20 7349 9772

Photographs: R. Ian Lloyd; CPL

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