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5 Great European Ski Chalets

Zermatt Omnia Mountain Lodge

Photo: Christian Grund/Courtesy of THE OMNIA, Zermatt

The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland

Sitting above one of Europe’s most celebrated ski villages, the Omnia forms an angular wood-and-glass apex that echoes the Matterhorn just beyond. A Modernist take on mountainside log cabins, the hotel is the vision of New York–based architect Ali Tayar, who also designed the interiors and much of the modular furniture. To add a dash of MoMA-approved flair, Tayar tossed in pieces from iconic masters (Mies van der Rohe; Saarinen), which complement the cool, egg-shaped fireplaces in many of the rooms. Après-ski, enjoy cocktails on a sheepskin-covered chair at the outdoor terrace lounge. Auf dem Fels; 41-27/966-7171; the-omnia.com; doubles from $400.

Don’t Miss: Take a guided four-hour hike up to the solar-paneled Monte Rosa hut—a futuristic, crystal-shaped base camp for mountaineers.

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