The Top Five Luxury Alpine Ski Resorts in the World
If you’re a huge fan of alpine skiing, you already know how tired you can be after a long day enjoying the slopes. Fortunately, there are several luxury alpine skiing resorts located all over the world where you can participate in world-class skiing and retire to the lap of luxury when the day’s over. If you’re planning a alpine skiing trip and you want to take advantage of all these 5-star resorts have to offer, this list of the five top luxury alpine ski resorts in the world is designed to help you decide where to stay.
1. The Little Nell in Aspen, CO
Considered by many frequent visitors to be the place to stay in Aspen, The Little Nell is a 5-star and 5-diamond resort that has a longstanding reputation for offering over-the-top customer service, along with gorgeous rooms and suites, excellent amenities, and fine dining. In addition to hotel and ski concierge services, The Little Nell also offers luxury pet amenities, which includes eating from a special pet menu, providing a Puppy Jet Lag Kit, and walking them.
Here, the rooms range from 600 sq. ft. guest rooms with high-speed wireless internet, Video On Demand, a fully stocked refreshment bar, wool carpeting, a gas fireplace, soaking tub with separate shower, and heated marble floors and walls to a 3,525 sq. ft. residence with four bedrooms and bathrooms, custom furnishings, a 24-hour service team, access to the rooftop pool and water garden, and private chef cooked dinners.
In addition to the convenience of ski-in, ski-out on Aspen Mountain, the ski concierge team can arrange your trip to Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, business center, on-call physicians, personal and grocery shopping, packing and unpacking services, and too many more to name. Guests can eat at several on-site restaurants, including Element 47, known as “Aspen’s finest spot to wine, dine, and unwind.”
2. Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz Switzerland
Recently named the coveted “Hotel of the Year 2018” by Gault & Millau, the Kulm Hotel has been one of the upper class’s favored skiing resorts since 1856. This is primarily due to the hotel’s ability to effortlessly combine luxury and comfort with tradition. Accommodations range from standard rooms with large windows offering breathtaking views of St. Moritz Lake and Piz Nair, along with elegant bathrooms and the latest in technology to luxury suites that feature log fires, balconies, and a lounge/ dining room that is separate from the bedroom(s).
In addition to world-class skiing in the Upper Engadine, the hotel offers plenty more activities for guests to take advantage of, such as horseback riding, golfing, and swimming. At the Kulm Spa, guests can choose from numerous treatments designed for relaxation, detoxification, and regeneration.
There are several upscale restaurants to choose from in the hotel, serving everything from local cuisine to international haute cuisine. Private dining, including in an alpine hut at the Berninpass, is also available.
3. Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Whistler, British Columbia
Home to North America’s largest ski resort, the Four Seasons Resort and Residence is known for going above and beyond when it comes to customer service, while offering endless amenities, and luxury accommodations. Skiing is easy here, thanks to the always helpful ski concierge. However, there is much more to do here than ski. This includes golfing, working out in the state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming in the outdoor heated pool or hot tubs, attending daily fitness and wine tasting classes, and relaxing in the eucalyptus steam room. Guests can also take advantage of Canada’s #1 Hotel Spa, according to Travel + Leisure.
Accommodations range from expertly decorate guest rooms with private balconies to private residences that allow you to stay in a luxury home that provides all the domestic comforts of your own home. Guests can order 24-hour room service or eat in one of the hotel restaurants, such as SIDECUT, a modern steakhouse
4. Hotel & Chalet Aurelio in Lech, Austria
Although the Hotel & Chalet Aurelio is relatively new, it has quickly developed a reputation for combining the sophistication of a world-class hotel with the ambiance of a private residence. The hotel offers a wide array of 24-hour services, including helicopter transfers, limo service, personal trainers, babysitting, and llama trekking. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness center and indoor swimming pool.
There are multiple other high-class amenities also available for an additional cost, such as helicopter rides to the area’s top golf courses, cooking classes with an award winning chef (who also created the menus for the onsite restaurants), and intense language classes in English and German. The Aurelio Spa has a wide array of indulgent treatments to choose from, including herbal baths, sauna cabins, and vital sensory showers.
All rooms have been individually designed to feature a contemporary, elegant design. They utilize natural fabrics and stylish wooden furniture constructed by area vendors. All rooms include the latest entertainment systems and internet technology.
5. L’Apogée Courchevel in Courchevel 1850, France
Situated above the site of a former Olympic ski jump, L’Apogée Courchevel gives guests the chance to experience Olympic quality alpine skiing, while also guaranteeing they’ll be able to retire in luxury after a long day on the slopes. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness center, services available at the world-class Spa L’Apogée by La Prairie, and shopping at the boutiques located within the resort.
The 53 rooms in the resort have been individually designed and feature Bespoke Furnishings and luxuriant finishes. A penthouse and 2 chalets are also available. The chalets average 5,920 sq. ft., which includes a spa, home theater, and 24/7 butler and private chef services, among countless other opulent extras. All three provide access to the rooftop hot tub.