Discover the Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in the World

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From the French Alps to Vail Colorado in the USA and around the world, there are many luxury ski resorts that attract popstars, millionaires, royalty, and ski lovers. So if you are looking to

Discover world-class ski resorts, luxury chalets, and hotels in our selection of the world’s most luxurious (i.e. expensive!) ski resorts. Running into someone famous is always a possibility when visiting one of these wonderful places!


The Best Luxury Ski Resorts for the Ultimate Vacation


ASPEN, COLORADO USA

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Aspen, CO (Photo by Adam Rinehart)

The “mountain town” offers quad-burning groomers and steep, gladed runs all leading to the heart of Aspen—where local and global culture merge in unexpected ways and the après scene is always on.

Aspen’s most luxurious ski resort, The Little Nell offers impeccable services and access to America’s most famous mountain town. At The Little Nell—a Relais & Châteaux property—you can enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere, haute cuisine, exclusive adventures, and the most luxurious amenities, all designed to energize your mind, body, and spirit. A must when it comes to incredible ski resorts!

BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO USA

The Pines at Beaver Creek
The Pines at Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is home to four village areas, each offering a unique experience, world-class restaurants, luxury lodging, endless shopping, exciting events, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

We suggest Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa offers guests a luxurious year-round escape in Colorado’s Vail Valley. Whether you’re planning an outdoor adventure or a rejuvenating escape,  our resort has something for every guest to enjoy. The ski-in/ski-out location is in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. When you’re ready to unwind, retreat to one of its luxurious accommodations with cabin-style décor.

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY

Cortina d'Ampezzo (Photo by Alessio Battistella)
Cortina d’Ampezzo (Photo by Alessio Battistella)

The ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy has long been one the most sophisticated centers for style and the outdoors in Italy. The skiing is diverse. Cortina Italy is as world-renowned for its perfectly groomed pistes for all levels, as for its superb tree skiing and multitudes of expert-only couloirs.

Cristallo Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is the number one luxury resort in Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy. The resort’s unique style envelops guests in sophisticated charm and modern amenities. Honoring Frank Sinatra and Peter Sellers, two Presidential Suites are apartment-like retreats that boast the highest level of comforts and private spas with saunas and Turkish baths. Personal butler service can be provided by the most exclusive guests!

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COURCHEVEL, FRANCE

Courchevel 1850 snow front and Chenus gondola lift, in Savoie, France (Photo by Florian Pépellin)
Courchevel 1850 snow front and Chenus gondola lift, in Savoie, France (Photo by Florian Pépellin)

Set in the French Alps, Courchevel can be described as “the place” for it has long been the flagship for exclusive ski holidays in France. It is at one end of the huge 3 Valleys ski area but couldn’t be more different from its neighbors Meribel and Val Thorens.

Courchevel boasts seven! Michelin-starred restaurants, at the Chabichou Hotel, Les Airelles, Le 1947, La Baumaniere , Le Kintessence, Le Montgomerie, and L’Azimut. Although the place to be seen is Le Cap Horn which is up on the slopes at 2,050m. From Le Cap Horn you can watch other diners flying into the tiny snow-covered Altiport airfield, right below the restaurant deck, for lunch with the rest of the Euro elite.

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND

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Tivoli Lodge Davos

The world-famous resort of Davos combines over 320km of marked skiing and an efficient free bus and train service links the six ski areas which include the royal Klosters and the Madrisa areas.

Tivoli Lodge is a fabulous, privately owned, and operated chalet. Just above Davos, set on a private road, lies one of the most exclusive mountain retreats. This is an intensely secluded and discreet location, yet it is ski in ski out and only a two-minute chauffeured drive from the center of the village. From the south-facing windows, gaze out across the valley towards the highest peaks of the Engadine.

DEER VALLEY, UTAH USA

St Regis Deer Valley
St Regis Deer Valley

Deer Valley has everything we want in a ski resort: excellent ski conditions, world-class service, award-winning dining, luxury lodging, and a gorgeous location in the mountains.

St Regis Deer Valley is an AAA Five Diamond mountainside retreat with access to a world of year-round outdoor sports and the vibrant town of Park City. Deer Valley Resort, slope-side views, split-level infinity pool, family activities, and more. It’s nature refined. Amenities also include the 14,000 square-foot Remède Spa.

GSTAAD SWITZERLAND

luxury ski resorts Alpina Gstaad
Alpina Gstaad

The destination Gstaad stands for a variety of winter activities. Skiers and snowboarders appreciate the diverse offer of the various ski areas. Kilometers of slopes, village ski lifts for families, and the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland – the Glacier 3000 – make Gstaad the preferred choice for snow lovers.

The Alpina Gstaad is unique and very exclusive. This luxurious 5-star hotel in Gstaad was built in elegant Swiss Alpine style, featuring natural materials like marble, sandstone, and aged wood. Further, the Six Senses Spa can be used for free by guests and features holistic treatments. Restaurants include the Megu which serves Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy their dinner overlooking the Bernese Alps.

JACKSON HOLE, WY USA

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Amangani Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has consistently been voted the best ski and snowboard destination in the U.S. And with luxury hotel Amangani nearby in the foothills of the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole becomes a true luxury ski resort town.

The stunning property looks out across the mountains and plains of the Snake River Valley. Evoking the pioneering spirit of the Old West in its redwood and sandstone architecture, the all-season retreat invites guests to discover outdoor adventure and extraordinary natural beauty. Moreover, here you can experience world-class skiing, a hot air balloon over the valley, and a four-wheel-drive safari into Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

luxury ski resorts vacations Hotel Kulm St Moritz
Hotel Kulm St Moritz

There are many beautiful chalet-style luxury ski resorts in Switzerland, however, the two most exclusive are a little different. “The One” is the incomparable St Moritz in the Graubünden region. The skiing is great, but the people watching combined with the off-mountain activities make it a mind-blowing destination. Go in February to do the Cresta Run and see the horse races. 

Other top luxury hotels in St Moritz are the five-star Hotel Kulm, the stylish Hotel Schweizerhof, and the Club Med St Moritz, by the lake in the town center.


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VAIL, CO USA

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The Arabelle at Vail Square (Photo Courtesy Vail)

The Vail Valley is surrounded by nature and offers so much to do and see year-round. For example, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating, and snow tubing are available in the winter. When the weather warms up, camping, rafting, hiking, and fishing are all extremely popular activities.

Set in the notable Vail Village, a European-inspired hamlet known for its world-class restaurants and upscale boutiques, is the ultra-luxury Arrabelle at Vail Square. Further, just five minutes away is the Grand Hyatt Vail, a sports-focused luxury resort nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, designed in an alpine style with ski-in, ski-out access, a world-class spa, and a fitness center.

Amid the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains, one can also find The Ritz-Carlton Club®, Vail. Located in a Bavarian-style building in the quainter Lionshead village and with The Ritz service and style, luxury awaits! The Four Seasons Vail is also of course a great lux choice!

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND

Verbier, Switzerland (Photo by Sebastian Staines)
Verbier, Switzerland (Photo by Sebastian Staines)

Known as the playground for the rich and famous, Verbier year on year is THE location for royals and celebs to go skiing with many having their own luxe chalet to stay in. Located in the Four Valleys, the resort has the highest price premium of all resorts. This not only means pricey accommodation but pricey après ski too! Its combination of world-class ski terrain and legendary après ski and nightlife is what makes it such an attractive resort and an elite and glamorous ambiance. But the rich and famous go here as they can go under the radar when they are out and about as there are lots of people around. 

The centrally located Hotel Vanessa offers comfortable and spacious rooms, a ski room with boot heaters, a sauna and jacuzzi, and an à la carte restaurant. Delightfully luxurious accommodations also await at the W Verbier, The Lodge Verbier, and Le Chalet d’Adrien, making Verbier one of the luxury ski resorts to have on your list!

WHISTLER, CANADA

luxury ski resorts vacations Four Seasons Whistler (Photo by Christian Horan)
Four Seasons Whistler (Photo by Christian Horan)

Discover the unique mountain culture at an extraordinary luxury retreat. Relax in elegant accommodation. And allow private guides to show you the best skiing and riding Whistler Blackcomb has to offer. Browse exclusive shops and galleries and indulge in world-class spas, dining, and nightlife in Whistler Village.

Nita Lake Lodge is a delightful property in Whistler. Relaxing atmosphere. Boasting an on-site spa, this lakeside Whistler hotel is just 500 m from Whistler Mountain and Creekside Gondola. A gas fireplace is featured in all units and ready for you to get cozy by post-skiing! The Fairmont Chateau and the Four Seasons Whistler also offer up luxury accommodations at this top-notch ski resort destination.

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND

luxury ski resorts View of the Matterhorn from Zermatt (Photo by Daniel Cox)
View of the Matterhorn from Zermatt (Photo by Daniel Cox)

Zermatt is one of the top luxury ski resorts in Switzerland and all of Europe, for a good reason. With its extensive ski piste (200 km across its three connected areas), guaranteed snow coverage all around the year, the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants in the Alps, and the majestic Matterhorn that dominates the region.

We suggest The Mont Cervin Palace who has been welcoming guests for more than 160 years. A member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, the 5-star Mont Cervin Palace was opened in 1851. It is situated in the heart of Zermatt, 300 meters from the train station.

Words by Maria Ines Romba


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