Our in-house ski expert has compiled her list of the ten most luxurious ski hotels in the world to help you decide on your dream winter destination.
The season of crisp air, powdered mountains and warmed wine is nearly here. From Verbier to Courchevel or Whistler to Aspen, it’s time to plan your Winter getaway. Our in-house ski expert, Lowri Williams, has compiled her list of the ten most luxurious ski hotels in the world to help you decide on your dream destination.
The elegant Rosa Alpina retreat lies in the charming mountain village of San Cassiano in the heart of Italy’s spectacular Dolomites. With unparalleled access to the slopes, a renowned three Michelin-starred restaurant and a fully equipped luxury spa, this family-run hotel is the perfect base for exploring the spectacular views.
2. Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
This authentic blend of Alpine chic and Asian expression sits at the heart of the Swiss Alps. With 123 elegant rooms and suites, five outstanding restaurants and bars, a modern Health Club and exceptional spa area, the Chedi Andermatt will captivate you from the moment you step inside.
3. Das Central, Solden, Austria
Surrounding by breathtaking mountain scenery of the Ötztal Alps, Das Central in the heart of Sölden, Austria wins the top spot on ski-expert Lowri’s list. The multi-award winning five-star hotel combines alpine luxury, gourmet cuisine and blissful wellness with genuine Tyrolean hospitality. Experience the spa’s three-storey Venezia water world, with saunas, steam baths and jacuzzis and enjoy a range of indulgent treatments from across the world.
Rooms and suites surprise with their varied styles and classy interiors, perfect for truly relaxing after a day in the Örztal mountains.
4. Hotellerie Mascognaz, Champoluc, Italy
The stunning Hotellerie de Mascognaz is tucked away in the heart of the Italian mountains high above the resort of Champoluc. Accessible by skidoo, the beautifully restored farmhouses are hidden away from the outside world, offering the ultimate rustic-chic experience with exposed wooden beams and roaring log fires. Though not a ski-in ski-out property, the Hotellerie de Mascognaz offers a truly unique experience for the adventurous luxury traveller.
5. Omnia Zermatt, Switzerland
The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland combines stunning location, architecture and design with flawless guest services. A contemporary interpretation of the classic mountain lodge, the hotel blends effortlessly into its European surroundings with impressive warm-toned rooms and suites, carefully-selected photographs and design classics, Aesop care products and unique views of the Matterhorn.
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6. The Little Nell, Aspen, USA
As Aspen’s only five-star ski-in ski-out hotel, The Little Nell is a luxurious gem, favourited by many. This detail-driven hotel features sophistically tailored rooms, suites and residences, fully-personalised service, breathtaking mountain views and world-renowned dining.
Sample farm-fresh Italian cuisine at the Element 47 restaurant with wine suggestions from a master sommelier or visit the Ajax Tavern for a Franco-American bistro-style menu with daily specials.
After a day of skiing, soak in the hot tub, relish a swim in the outdoor pool, schedule a workout with a personal trainer or sink into a massage from an expert therapist.
7. Four Seasons Whistler, Canada
A contemporary resort surrounded by Olympian-worthy slopes, spectacular glaciers and glassy lakes, the Four Seasons Whistler is the epitome of Canadian mountainside luxury. Wake up to breathtaking views from your private balcony before hitting the slopes and famous après bars in the village. Return and savour the hotel’s unique spa treatment beginning with a Canadian-maple-syrup and brown-sugar scrub, followed by a clay body wrap and Argan oil hair treatment, finishing with a full-body massage using organic body butter.
8. M Lodge and Spa St Martin de Belleville, France
This refined and luxurious hotel in the Savoyard resort of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville lives at the foot of the slopes and features 25 mountain-view rooms and suites, an unforgettable spa, 16-metre pool and two private chalets complete with chef, driver and butler. The five-star M Lodge effortlessly integrates the cosy and luxurious feel of a boutique hotel with the Rocky mountains, respectfully admiring the environment.
9. Refuge de Solaise Val d’Isere
The world-class resort of Val dʼIsère, known best for its challenging slopes and renowned French après, is home to the luxury Refuge de Solaise. With a 25m swimming pool overlooking the valley, two restaurants, a children’s playground and the spectacular Refuge spa, there is something for everyone in the deluxe retreat.
10. Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada
In the heart of Canada’s Banff National Park sits the glorious Fairmont Banff Springs, built in 1888 and styled after a Scottish Baronial castle. Offering everything from cosy rooms tucked away in quiet corners of the castle to spacious suites with sweeping Alberta mountain views, you’ll be sleeping just minutes away from numerous world-class ski runs.
An indulgent soak awaits at the resort’s Willow Stream Spa where you can unwind amidst crisp mountain air and cascading waterfalls.
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