Our Favourite Luxury Ski Resort Hotels
or the snow-sport enthusiasts looking ahead to a less restricted winter 2021/22 season, and fervently readying themselves to travel again, we have compiled our pick of the world’s best luxury hotels that not only put you on the slopes, but also package a wealth of amenities.
Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles, France
Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles, the first hotel in Courchevel to gain palace status (the prestigious distinction awarded only to France’s most exceptional properties) is elegantly positioned in the pine forests and snow-capped peaks of the world’s largest ski area, Les Trois Vallées and lacks nothing in terms of style, service and amenities.
The magical Austro-Hungarian exterior houses 48 rooms and suites, a Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurant with two Michelin stars, and a sumptuous La Mer Spa. There’s also a four bedroom ‘Private Apartment’ where guests have at their disposal a butler, chauffeur-driven Bentley, private spa, bar, home-cinema, and a terrace with its own al fresco jacuzzi.
Suiboku Hirafu, Niseko, Japan
Suiboku, proudly positioned on a main street in Hirafu, the biggest village in Niseko (roughly two hours from Sapporo) plays host to ten exquisitely crafted lofts. Its name refers to a type of Japanese ink-wash monochrome painting, and the color palette is reflected throughout the property.
Each industrial inspired loft features framed views of Mount Yotei, ofuro-style granite baths, mushiro straw-mat rugs, down futons, Nara wood floors and bamboo screens. Niseko is blanketed by an astonishing average of 15 metres of winter snowfall each year so guests who make the journey here will inevitably be rewarded beyond the hotel amenities.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, Canada
Nestled at the base of Whistler Blackcomb (North America’s largest ski resort), the Four Seasons offers Whistler’s largest guest rooms, suites and residences – all with a fireplace and balcony. Guests can ski in and out with the ski concierge, cocoon at the award-winning spa, and rest in one of the newly renovated 273 guest rooms, suites, townhouses, or 20 luxurious private residences.
Madeline Hotel and Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, Telluride, Colorado, USA
Madeline Hotel and Residences is located in the ski village of Telluride, residing conveniently at the base of the lift. Furnished like a rarified ski home, the lodge combines ski-in, ski-out access, plentiful hotel amenities and personal services. Suites have kitchenettes and are equipped with artisan teas, and balconies overlook Mountain Village in the ski area. There are also fireplaces to reinforce the cabin feel.
Telluride is an advanced skier's haven, known for some of the steepest and most diverse terrain in North America and sublime weather conditions that include an average annual snowfall of 7 metres and 300 days of sunshine.
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Written by Ian - Chief Revenue Officer