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The coolest ski chalets on the market

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So you bet big on Brexit, took profits after Trump and cleverly circumvented a China-related market clobbering in the first quarter. Now to stop your end-of-year reward from burning a hole in your wallet, you could consider snapping up one of CNBC's top picks of the coolest ski chalets on the market this winter season.

Verbier, Switzerland

Courtesy of Knight Frank

You could quite feasibly stay in this property – one of Verbier's largest single homes – and not bump into some of your fellow guests given it encompasses a staggering 13-bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and two reception rooms. The main terrace has been built at an angle which allows one to simultaneously indulge in the downtime activities of basking in the sun and staring at the stunning mountain peak view.

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Courchevel, France

Courtesy of Knight Frank

How do you like to relax after tearing up the slopes? Sauna or a steam room perhaps? Flopping onto a massage table or an invigorating dip in a chilly swimming pool or sizzling hot tub? Fortunately, the buyer of this 5-bedroom chalet in France's exclusive Courchevel 1850 won't need to decide as the property squeezes all of those features onto its four floors.

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Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

Courtesy of Christie's Real Estate

This eco-friendly house incorporates an energy-saving biomass boiler, solar panels which produce hot water and rainwater collection facilities used for irrigation and the bathroom. Among its more seductive enticements, the 9-bedroom Italian chalet features a Turkish bath and multi-sensory showers as well as a climbing boulder - just in case the surrounding Dolomite mountain range doesn't offer sufficient scope for burning calories.

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Whistler, Canada

Courtesy of The Whistler Real Estate Co.

Taking full advantage of the world's most common substance in its various formats, this 11-bedroom property sports an outdoor infinity swimming pool, steamy hot tub, 40-foot waterfall and dazzling views over Whistler's ice-capped mountains. Work up an appetite in the well-equipped (and mirrored) gym before indulging in wine from the vast temperature-controlled cellar and fare from the chef-style kitchen or outdoor wood burning stone fireplace.

Price: $10.2 million

Mountain Village, Colorado, USA

Courtesy of Christie's Real Estate

You can ski straight from the indoor ski-room on to the slopes from this 5-bedroom stone and timber chalet which comes replete with a grand chef's kitchen big enough to cook up a storm for a small army. And if your legs give up after a bruising day on the mountain, why not just jump in the elevator to get to the property's movie theater or wet bar-enhanced billiards room.

Price: $7.3 million

Meribel, France

Courtesy of Savills

With its snazzy interior combining wood panels, glass,chrome, stone and sophisticated lighting, this 4-bedroom French Alps chalet looks like it could be a suitable mountain hideaway for a glamorous James Bond – or Bond girl - type. Luckily the elevated height of the property means the expansive windows of the cavernous main room are better suited to looking outward from inside than vice versa.

Price: $4.8 million

Telluride, Colorado, USA

Courtesy of Sotheby's Intenational Realty

A risk of many ski sports is giving your legs far more of a workout than your arms but the design team at this 9-bedroom Telluride property has sought to manage that by installing a bowling alley complete with 10 jazzily brightly colored bowling balls. Other pursuits possible within the games room of the estate are a turn at billiards, a flutter on the card table or propping up the bar with a vintage wine selected from the generously sized cellar.

Price: $22 million

Haute-Savoie, France

Courtesy of Knight Frank

The minimalist elegance of the décor is so chic and perfect that the thought of throwing a messy red wine and cheese fondue after-ski party suddenly loses a lot of appeal. Which is a shame as with 10 bedrooms, a hot tub and a large dressing room for putting on your party robes, the property lends itself rather nicely to a blowout celebration. Perhaps take a gentler post-sports wind down in the private cinema, indoor swimming pool or hammam instead.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Courtesy of Sotheby's Intenational Realty

No squabbling over who gets the presidential suite with its king-size double bed, antechamber, hot tub, walk-in closet and study given this Cortina property features no fewer than three such rooms. The regular service offered somehow manages to shoot above the normal 5-star spectrum by claiming to be worthy of no fewer than 7-stars. Ponder that as you paddle in one of the two swimming pools or kick back in the soundproofed private cinema.

Price: $18.0 million

Aspen, Colorado

Courtesy of Knight Frank

The interior of this 6-bedroom chalet resembles a mini forest with gigantic log beams propping up the lofty ceilings that extend to double height in the main living room and allow for a majestic view over the ranch town of Hayden. A steep stone chimney running the full way up the living room wall also competes with an extravagant chandelier for attention in the centerpiece room.

Price: $16.0 million