07/08/2013 10:06 BST | Updated 06/10/2013 06:12 BST

Five of the Coolest Ski Chalets Available to Rent

When most people are asked to picture a ski chalet they'll conjure up picture perfect postcard images of traditional wooden chalets. More and more contemporary properties are now being built in the mountains whether completely from scratch or by renovating traditional chalets and bringing them into the 21st century.

We all love looking at expensive real estate and drooling over stunning holiday destinations, so it only seemed fair to share with you some of the coolest chalets that are available to rent this coming winter.

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