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The World's Best Ski Resorts
Our favorite luxury ski resort recommendations!
The World's Best Ski Resorts - 2006

Dealing only with luxury hotels, we know a thing or two about luxury ski resorts. Luxury ski resorts offer not only world-class skiing - after leaving the slopes you'll return to the lap of luxury to warm those aching bones.

Here are Five Star Alliance's favorite recommendations for the world's best luxury ski resorts. Beware, however, that a trip to any of the following resorts will almost certainly result in a boycott of the local, short and icy hill you once enjoyed.

Badrutts Palace Hotel
St. Moritz, Switzerland

Possibly the world's most famous ski resort, St. Moritz can legitimately claim to be the birthplace of winter sports holidays, whether you are in Europe or abroad.

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Little Nell
Aspen, CO, United States

Nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Little Nell is located next to the Silver Queen Gondola and provides a free shuttle to the Highlands.

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Stein Erickson
Deer Valley, UT, United States

The first and only AAA 'Five Diamond' property in Utah, with ski-in, ski-out access plus luxury accommodations.

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The Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Whistler, BC, Canada

Voted the best Whistler Resort by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, the Pan Pac offers an intimate, boutique experience with all the amenities of a larger luxury resort.

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The Inn at Lost Creek
Telluride, CO, United States

Offers boutique luxury accommodations (there are only 32 uniquely designed suites!) and ski-in, ski-out access.

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Post Hotel
Lake Louise, Banff, Canada

The mountain resort hotel in the heart of Canada's most famous national park offers both skiing and the natural beauty of Banff.

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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa
Farmington, PA, United States

Although Pennsylvania isn't known for its extreme skiing, the Nemacolin Resort offers a great skiing experience. Mystic Mountain offers downhill skiing along with snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a half-pipe for snow boarding.

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Byblos Courchevel
Courchevel, France

One of the most sought after hotels in the Alps, with a cozy chalet-style decoration and feel, wonderful views over the Jardin Alpin, close proximity to the lively village of Courchevel and skiing directly from the doorstep. Don't miss rafting on Olympic Ski jumps, curling, or climbing the world's tallest icefall.

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Beaver Creek Lodge
Beaver Creek, CO, United States

A Conde Nast award winner, Beaver Creek has hosted the prestigious World Ski Championships and World Cup events.

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Hotel De Charme Les Airelles
Courchevel, France

This Member Of The Leading Hotels Of The World, Was The Home Of The International Olympic Committee During The 1992 Winter Olympic Games In Albertville.

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Topnotch Resort and Spa
Stowe, VT, United States

A past winner of Conde Nast's 'Best Ski Accommodations' and 'Best Service' awards, Topnotch Resort, located in the heart of the Green Mountains, treats all of its guests as family.

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Riffelalp Resort
Zermatt, Switzerland

The highest alpine resort in Europe, with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn - whether you are on the slopes or sitting by the fire.

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