While many might be lamenting the freeze and the slushy, sloppy snowstorms that are about to hit in the coming months, others might see it all as an opportunity. Vacations around this time of year are always a toss-up between the beach and the mountains, but for those snow bunnies who choose to travel somewhere chilly, they might as well go all out. Retreating to the Dolomites or the Swiss Alps in Europe can turn winter into pure magic, especially if you splurge on a private chalet rental. After a long day on the slopes, imagine retiring to an expansive, pinewood-bedecked abode and putting your feet up in your very own infrared sauna or near a cozy outdoor fireplace. It’s entirely possible at these seven incredible retreats. Bring on the après-ski.