When we travel to the mountains, we like to do it in style. Sometimes we want to trade the standard wooden chalet for something a bit grander. If there is one thing that we can find in the spectacular mountain resorts, it’s spectacular hotels. Here are some of our favourite, luxury ski hotels that will make you want to book your next ski getaway. With Michelin-starred dining and five-star concierge service, it’s easy to see why these are some of the best ski hotels in the world.
Taj-I Mah, Les Arcs
When it comes to this five-star luxury hotel in the snow-sure area of Les Arcs, it’s all about the location. Perched high up in the Paradiski ski area at the top of the Le Cabriolet lift, the Taj-I Mah offers panoramic views. If you can tear yourself away from the vista, next on your list should be the Taj-I Mah’s culinary attractions. Le Diamant Noir is a fine dining establishment headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Eric Samson. While the L’Atelier d’Eric, inspired by the vibrancy and cuisine of Tibet, serves contemporary dishes prepared in a rustic wood fire.
The Little Nell, Aspen Snowmass
Nestled at the foot of Aspen Mountain is the sparkling Little Nell Hotel. This world-class hotel has received one of the most prestigious certificates a hotel can receive, the AAA five-diamond award. The Little Nell is a combination of bright and spacious rooms that are designed in a modern fashion and filled with personality. The hotel also has private residences with gourmet kitchens, rooftop pools and private gyms. The Little Nell has a selection of brilliant restaurants ran by world-renowned chefs and chic bars to keep you entertained. Try a Wagyu steak at Ajax Tavern and then take a tour of the famous Element 47’s 20,000 bottle-strong wine cellar.
The Chedi, Andermatt
One of the best luxury ski hotels in the world, the chic Chedi Andermatt Hotel is a beautiful property located in the wonderful Swiss resort of Andermatt. This fantastic hotel comes from the creative mind of star architect Jean-Michel Gathy. Gathy designed the property in a unique style with an infusion of both traditional Alpine elements and a dash of Asian elegance. The hotel is furnished with dark wood, leather sofas and soft lighting to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The hotel has a great Japanese restaurant serving delicious sashimi as well as a Cheese room and a Wine and Cigar Library, perfect for enjoying a glass of vintage wine or a snifter of Cognac.
Les Fermes de Marie, Megève
Les Fermes de Marie, located in Megève in the French Alps, epitomises the idyllic, rustic ski lodge look. The five-star hotel is composed of a number of chalets, which gives it a friendly village atmosphere. Facilities include a world-class, full-service spa featuring both indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, steam rooms and Japanese Ofuro baths – deep wooden tubs designed specially for complete relaxation. The hotel’s rooms and suites exude a feeling of warmth and cosiness with plush cushions, throws and lamps. Sloping ceilings and wooden walls and floors create a magical setting to enjoy a drink in the evening.
Hotellerie de Mascognaz, Champoluc
An unspoilt Italian hideaway nestled in the mountains above Champoluc, Hotellerie de Mascognaz‘ remote location makes it one of the best ski hotels for a romantic break. When you’re ready to head to town, you can simply catch a skidoo for a 10-minute ride. There’s a 20-metre indoor pool and the chic modern spa offers views across the Plateau Rosa. Have lunch at one of the highest restaurants in the Alps, with two dining rooms to choose from. Each of the charming individual chalets has a different Alpine theme, all made by local craftsmen.
Le Refuge de Solaise, Val d’Isère
Le Refuge de Solaise is one of Val d’Isère’s most exciting additions. The property has been transformed from France’s oldest cable car station to one of Val d’Isère’s most luxurious residences. Perched upon the slopes of the Espace Killy ski area at an altitude of 2,551m, Le Refuge de Solaise is perfect for skiers looking to soak up views of the mountains. Le Refuge de Solaise is designed in a traditional chalet-style; built with both stone and timber materials. The hotel has a beautiful gourmet restaurant, a stylish cocktail bar and a relaxing wellness centre. Le Refuge has quickly become one of the best ski hotels in the world.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is one of Switzerland’s most luxurious Alpine properties and has one undoubtedly of the most impressive wellness centres in Europe. The Tschuggen Bergoase spa, designed by innovative architect Mario Botta, is a 5000 sqm peaceful paradise. The hotel has one of the most creative and contemporary interior and exterior designs to date, with beautiful and vibrantly furnished rooms. The Tschuggen has four different restaurants including La Vetta; a Michelin-starred restaurant offering artistic fine dining making this one of the best ski hotel choices for gourmands.
Montana Lodge and Spa, La Thuile
Situated at the edge of the pristine Italian ski resort of La Thuile lies the magnificent Montana Lodge and Spa hotel. Montana Lodge is a beautiful luxury ski hotel which brings together the best of contemporary design with a natural ambience. Some rooms are made to create the sensation of being in an Alpine forest; with floors made with naturally wavy parquet and timber walls. The Montana Lodge has a delightful restaurant ran by star Chef Stefano Granata. Enjoy innovative dishes that combine both traditional Italian tastes and a touch of modern elegance.
Aurelio Lech is certainly one of the best luxury ski hotels. Austria’s finest 5-star ski and spa lodge provides all the sophistication and comforts to be expected of a world-class hotel. Each of the 19 individually designed bedrooms and suites also has breath-taking mountain views and are the perfect embodiment of Alpine luxury.
The Spa at Aurelio Lech is the jewel in the crown of this beautiful hotel. Their holistic Day Spa features several saunas, aromatherapy steam rooms, a herbal bath & floral bath, experience showers, a cold plunge pool, and a relaxation area. The Aurelio Spa also offers spa treatments, a fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor activity pool, jacuzzi, extensive thermal suite, and a quiet area for relaxing in front of an open fire.
Hotel Das Central, Sölden
Hotel Das Central in the Austrian resort of Sölden offers the ideal place for a luxury break. A five-star hotel in the heart of the resort, it’s just 500 metres from the slopes. The ski hotel benefits from a private shuttle service available to transport guests to the lift.
Those looking for an incredible culinary experience will enjoy the hotel’s iconic ICE Q restaurant on the slopes. You’ll recognise this from the set of James Bond’s Spectre. In addition, the hotel offers a range of fine dining options, a spa with 10 types of sauna and other wellness experiences. Those looking for refined luxury at its best will not be left disappointed by this unique and stylish ski hotel.
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