It’s not always possible to camp out in the backcountry and as so, if you’re going to be booking a room, it may as well be the best of the best. These 10 luxury ski resorts hotels are for the VIP’s, special events, and whatever occasion brings you into town.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland
Overlooking Lake St. Moritz, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel lies amongst the Engadin mountain peaks. In operation for more than 115 years, common guests include athletes, actors and various other famous people. And it is apparent why this hotel attracts some of the population’s wealthiest, Badrutt’s offers leisure pursuits include: bobsledding, bridge lessons and horse racing- skiing while being pulled by a horse. High tea and piano entertainment as well as gourmet dinners and of course, chocolate festivals are a few of the select tasty delights that occur amongst the classical Engadin style furnishings. Relax during the day at the palace spa or dance at night in the King’s Club for further entertainment.
Le Chabichou in Courchevel, France
Located in Trois Vallees, near the Italian border, this hotel features doorstep skiing to one of the world’s largest ski area. Le Chabichou offers eight different styles of luxury rooms all complete with Wi-Fi and satellite television. After a tough day of powder dusting, enjoy a gourmet meal, or possibly a French cooking class. Soothe sore muscles at the spa and once restored, shop at the gourmet food or souvenir store. Organized themed trips are available to guests. This is Europe’s premier ski resort where the Alps are nature’s playground and the resort is a park for entertainment and indulgence.
St. Regis Aspen in Aspen, Colorado
Aspen is known for it’s skiing, and St. Regis is known for grandeur and culture. This massive, redbrick hotel comprises of 179 luxurious rooms complete with in-room movies and digital music. From state-of-the-art equipment in the fitness center to an exquisite spa that contains a confluence waterfall, oxygen lounge, steam cave and cold plunge. And if this is not luxurious enough, call the St Regis Butler to service requests day and night. Eat in ambience by the Chef’s Club featured by FOOD & WINE from specialty dinners to cocktails.
Adara Hotel in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
This trendy, cosmopolitan hotel is located in the heart of Whistler village. The hotel features 41 rooms as studio, one or two bedroom suites equipped with television and music entertainment and a floating fireplace. This pet-friendly hotel features an outdoor pool/hot-tub, gear storage and complimentary morning coffee located in the lobby. Guests have access to discounted ski rentals and full-service physiotherapy and massage therapy.
Mountain Lodge Telluride in Telluride, Colorado
This luxury ski resort is located midway up Telluride mountain and features slope-side convenience with ski-in, ski-out access. The hotel consists of three log-and-stone buildings and one main lodge, which offer panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains. In addition to amazing skiing this hotel provides heated pool, Jacuzzi, gym and steam room. Spa services are also available including but not limited to: injury, sports, Thai and structural massage, Japanese hot stone and trigger point therapies. Mountain Lodge is pet-friendly and was ranked #23 for the “Best places to ski and stay in North America” on the 2010 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award. Rooms, suites and cabins are available for booking including the luxury condominiums, which features a gourmet kitchen, fireplace, private balcony and jetted tub.
Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa in Cortina, Italy
Located in northern Italy, Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa is surrounded by the Dolomites Mountain. This 5-star hotel features invigorating workouts and relaxing spa treatments, which was voted “winner” of the 2010 Conde Nast Reader’s Spa Awards. Dress in your best Chanel inspired gear in the deluxe room or suite before heading out for a fun-day of skiing and recreation. Come home hungry for an exquisite Italian meal.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City Utah
This European style, ski-in/ski-out hotel features 180 rooms or suites and a 23,000 square foot spa. This year-round resort was named after Norwegian skier, Stein Eriksen. Enjoy world-class dining, 24-hour room service, homemade chocolates and the 10,000 square foot on-site wine cellar. For those who cannot travel to Europe, can find this European getaway a skier’s delight that include rentals, repairs and lessons.
Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort in Treble Cone, New Zealand
Located in the southern lakes region of New Zealand’s south island, Treble Cone is approximately a 50-minute drive to Queenstown. Explore the luxury and friendly kiwi hospitality in modern guest or apartment style rooms. Wanaka is the entranceway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Ski by day; relax in outdoor heated baths by night.
Amangani Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Located on the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte, the hotel is situated at the gateway of neighboring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. Amangani offers 29 scenic suites comprised with fireplaces, minibar, internet and television entertainment. This luxurious, red-wooded “wild-west” style hotel features a wellness studio, fitness classes and spa treatments.
Fairmont Mont Tremblant Resort in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
This ski-in/ski-out resort features 94 first rate runs and 600 acres amongst the Laurentian Peaks. This elegant hotel offers 314 rooms or which 62 are spacious suites. Relax and soothe sore muscles in one of the two outdoor Jacuzzis or the 400 square foot therapeutic hot tub. In addition, dry sauna, steam bath and a heated indoor pool are available for use. Ski by day and eat, shop drink and dance. Enjoy other winter activities including dogsledding, snowshoeing, ice climbing and more.