4 Top Ski Resorts

Confused about where to go this winter on your ski holiday? Read our guide to resorts in Austria, France and Switzerland and see if we can provide you with a little inspiration.

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Planning your ski trip to the Alps can be complicated. Getting the right equipment and choosing the right time of year are important to your skiing experience. Just as important is finding the best resort to stay in. Choosing a resort that has the right blend of function and luxury is critical to your ski trip. These four resorts are excellent options for any skier visiting the Alps.

Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl Austria

Located at the far end of the Otz Valley, the Hotel Edelweiss is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and glacial valleys. The slopes surrounding the Hotel Edelweiss includes both blue and red ski runs. Located close to the village of Festkogel, visitors to the Edelweiss have shopping and entertainment just a short distance from the resort.

The resort itself features luxurious rooms and services. Visitors have their choice of 130 rooms, including single and two bedroom suites. The Edelweiss boasts a chalet style hunting lodge, ski shop, and gym complete with pool, sauna, and steam room. Breakfast buffet and a four-course dinner are offered to guests daily. So grab a great ski deal in Austria this winter.

Why not ski Austria this winter?

Alpe d’Huez, Chalet Sarenne

The Chalet Sarenne, located in the centre of the Alpe d’Huez resort, offers unparalleled access to some of the
best ski runs in the Alps. The resort is a perfect choice for those new to skiing as the slopes offer a wide variety of green runs. The central bowl is divided into many different zones, each providing a different experience and challenge level.

The Chalet Sarenne is a recently renovated resort which has added all the modern amenities expected of a first class ski resort while keeping the original charm. Guests have access to the provided lounge and hot tubs, with views overlooking the surrounding peaks. Located centrally, this chalet offers quick access to the shops and restaurants of the Alpe d’Huez resort.

Check out our Alpe D'Huez Resort Guide

Badrutts Palace Hotel St. Moritz, Switzerland

The Badrutts Palace Hotel is located in the gorgeous Swiss Alps just above the village of St. Moritz. The resort offers ski runs of any difficulty level, from beginner to expert, on its varied slopes. The surroundings also offer access to a multitude of other outdoor activities, from cross country skiing to snowboarding. The nearby St. Moritz provides easy access to restaurants and night life for visitors.

The Badrutts Palace is a merging of traditional style with modern luxury. The resort consists of 165 rooms and suites, each with a unique and varied design. Each room features marble bathrooms and modern, designer amenities. The hotel provides guests with access to many indoor recreation activities as well, with an indoor gym, tennis court, and ice skate rink.

Why not check out St Moritz this winter?


Chalet du Mont d’Arbois, Megeve France

The Chalet du Mont d’Arbois is located high in the French Alps. One of the oldest resorts in France, the Chalet opened its doors in the 1920s. Snow is plentiful and a wide variety of ski runs and lifts are offered to visiting skiers.

The Chalet du Mont d’Arbois has a reputation for luxury, with many famous guests over its long history. The exquisite rooms are designed as freestanding, cabin-like apartments with every amenity from fireplaces to leather furnishings. Guests have access to five on-site restaurants and a gym complete with spa and pool.

Read our ski guide for Megeve

By Will Smith