Best Ski Resort for Luxury Holidays
If you want to find the top 10 best ski resorts for luxury, then you are spoilt for choice. Most ski resorts will have their luxury apartments, chalets and hotels, but the one's we list have more than their fair share and attract the rich and famous due to the skiing, the sheer number of exclusive bars and restaurants and of course the fact they often own their properties!
The Best Ski resorts for Luxury
Depending on the depth of your pockets, you can find luxury in all the following resorts, but you will have to pay for it. Chalets costing upwards of £50,000 a week are not uncommon in any of the following ski resorts and trying to get yourself a meal in some of the restaurants could prove very difficult! So just join them in the bars and clubs but be prepared to pay £20 for a beer!
** These are not in any particular order
Zermatt is quickly establishing itself as one of the most popular resorts in the Alps. Sitting in the shadow of the Matterhorn, Zermatt offers awesome scenery, an enviable snow record, superb skiing and great nightlife. Zermatt is an attractive, compact, care free resort, full of horse drawn sleighs, luxury hotels and sublime skiing and boarding. But it's the luxury it does particularly well. The rich and famous frequent the slopes and bars and restaurants, so it's not a cheap week!
One of the world's most famous resorts with its lively feel and stunning views of Aspen mountain.With a huge choice of skiing for all levels, it extends across 4 mountains which are Aspen mountain, Aspen highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, all of which are covered by the same lift pass. Aspen is a vibrant town with boutiques, luxury dining and trendy bars. Frequented by actors and billionaires alike!
Famous for its luxury hotels, chic boutiques, friendly bars and fine dining Megève remains a charming, traditional Alpine resort that many overlook each winter. Just an hour away from Geneva airport it offers over 300km of piste, superb skiing and snowboarding for all levels. Long cruisy greens alongside exciting off piste black runs.The mountain restaurants are regarded as probably the best in the Alps.
Val d'Isere is regarded by many as the world's top luxury ski resort. With the Espace Killy with it's varied ski runs and a remarkable 10,000 hectares of off-piste it offers a truly amazing variety of skiing. Luxury ski chalets and hotels in Val d'Isere rival any other ski resort in the world. It also boasts a vibrant and varied après-ski and some superb restaurants that would challenge any fine dining experience in or out of the mountains!
Noth America's biggest resort and one of the best ski destinations in the world, with over 8000 acres of skiable terrain and more than 200 marked trails it's located just 2 hours from Vancouver. The accomodation is of a very high standard, with luxury chalets and hotels in abundance. The village itself is set around a cluster of small lakes and offers good shopping and apres ski. If you want luxury, you can find it here!
Located at the centre of the Arlberg ski-circus St Anton is firmly established as one of Europe's top ski resorts. The ski area is vast and offers some of Austria's most extensive and challenging skiing. The village itself has a traditional feel to it, with cobbled streets and plenty of expensive hotels, excellent restaurants and shopping opportunities. Luxurious chalets and hotels offer some great places to crash after a heavy day on the slopes - or in the bars!
A beautiful traditional Swiss village and a real favourite of A-list celebrities and royalty alike.The klosters, Davos rega ski pass gives access to a wonderful 310km of runs, an extensive lift system of cable cars, chair lifts, railways and drag lifts. This resort is very asscoiated with the 'jet set' yet despte this it remains a friendly Swiss village with picturesque chalets and horse drawn sleighs. There are a good amount of luxury hotels, chalets and bars and restauarants here!
One of the most snowsure resorts in the world, Mont Blanc ensures that 90% of its slopes above 2000 metres. It offers a huge variety of expert level terrain and powder descents but as a premium resort it is good for beginners and intermediates. Chamonix is a historic mountain town with a stylish atmosphere and blend of French charm with varied skiing and modern facilities that few other ski resorts can match. A regular for the rich and famous, there's a number of luxury apartments, chalets and of course hotels in this superb town!
Courcheval 1850 is widely recognised as now one of the most exclusive alpine ski resorts in the Three Valleys. There are all the facilities you would expect in a top quality resort and for real glamour head for Couchevel 1850 favoured by the rich and famous and now seemingly owned by rich Russians. Here you will find a great selection of luxury chalets, up-market hotels, top designer brand shopping and exclusive boutiques.
Located high in the Swiss alps, just 2 hours from Geneva airport, Verbier has first rate skiing and snowboarding terrain with 400km of terrain spead across 4 valleys. Fashionable and lively the resort has a varied nightlife as well as stylish bars, clubs and gourmet restaurants. Luxury chalets are very prevalent accomodating celebrities and VIPs from around the world.