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Best Ski Resorts 2014

Our collection of the 20 World's Best Ski Hotels and Resorts isn't just about the world class slopes. We've rounded up the most luxurious options for enjoying this wintertime sport. There are luxury ski resorts in the Alps, the Northeast United States, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Japan. There are luxury ski lodges, condo rentals, and luxury ski cabins. There's something for all levels of expertise at these ski-centered hotels and resorts: Ski-in, ski-out access, ski butlers, ski schools, equipment rentals, mountainside locations, and spacious accommodations with the full range of après ski activities. Spa services, fine dining, and other wintertime activities abound, although many of these resorts are also open year-round so you can enjoy those sweeping mountain views and luxurious accommodations no matter what the season. Whether you favor Black Diamond or bunny slopes, here's where you'll find the 20 world's best luxury ski resorts and hotels.
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Beaver Creek Lodge | Beaver Creek, CO, United States

At the base of Beaver Creek Mountain in Colorado—one of the world’s top ski resorts—Beaver Creek Lodge offers a sublime retreat of mountain chic luxury. Enter a setting of AAA Four-Diamond excellence, nestled within a charming alpine village steps from shopping, dining and entertainment. Newly renovated suites and condominiums...


Cristallo Palace Hotel and Spa | Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy

Cristallo Palace Hotel and Spa is nestled in the Italian Dolomites at the premier ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.It has always been a destination for international high society and is now the location of the Cortina d’Ampezzo Yacht Club, the “highest” mountain yacht club. The history of the Cristallo Hotel has been...


Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Whistler, BC, Canada

Beyond the hustle of the city life, past the crowded streets, escape to luxury on the doorstop of adventure at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Soothe your soul year round, business or pleasure...anytime is the perfect time to visit The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia. Recently rated the #1 Ski Resort Hotel...


Gstaad Palace Hotel | Gstaad, Switzerland

Over the years the Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivalled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality, and has always welcomed the most discerning international clientele. Set on a hill overlooking Gstaad, the resort is privileged to offer a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps. The 104 tastefully decorated rooms...


Hotel De Charme Les Airelles | Courchevel, France

Nestled within the wooded jewel of the Jardin Alpin, at the edge of the slopes, the Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles provides enviable access to the biggest skiing area in the world, Les 3 Vallées. You can leave and return with your skis on ! Ski valet, ski room, ski technician… At Les Airelles, everything is designed around the pleasure...


Hotel Le K2 | Courchevel, France

A concept inspired by a land of legendary peaks where truth is found in wisdom. Hotel le K2 originated in the desire to meet a challenge and realize a dream. Located close to the center of the resort and the Croisette, the hotel is composed of 29 rooms & suites and 5 suite-chalets of exceptional quality. Like a prestigious...


Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol | Kitzbuhel, Austria

Next to the famous golf and ski resort in the breathtaking landscape of Tyrol, the Hotel stands for its modern and luxurious amenities with a fine Tyrolean touch and its unique location directly at the ski piste. The Kempinski Hotel das Tirol is the only Leading Hotel of the World by Kitzbühel. The Kempinski Hotel Das...


Kulm Hotel St Moritz | St. Moritz, Switzerland

Enter a world of uncompromising luxury at the exquisite Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. Situated in the heart of St. Moritz as part of the Upper Engadine this 5-star unique hotel offers stunning views over Lake St. Moritz. An incomparable aura of over 150 years of traditional excellence combined with refined elegance which turn every stay...


Lake Placid Lodge | Lake Placid, NY, United States

Lake Placid is the jewel of the Adirondacks, clear, cold and strewn with leafy islands; Lake Placid Lodge stands upon its emerald shore. A majestic hotel, built by hand in the Arts and Crafts tradition, is perfectly at home in its lakeside setting. There are thirteen sumptuous rooms and seventeen luxurious cabins at the water’s...


Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa | Lake Placid, NY, United States

Located just 30 minutes from I-87, in the majestic Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York and the Olympic village of Lake Placid, the Mirror Lake Inn is a gracious traditional Inn on the lakeshore with all the amenities of a modern resort. Warm mahogany walls, polished walnut floors, marble and stone fireplaces, antiques, and chandeliers...


Post Hotel | Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Perched at 1500 metres amidst the natural wonders of Banff National Park you will find this cherished Alpine chalet. Canada’s largest ski area is just minutes away and the abundance of snow is just one reason a growing number of European skiers visit the area each winter. An award winning wine list, and fresh market cuisine are...


Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe | Truckee, CA, United States

Featuring a mid-mountain location on Northstar California, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first and only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California. Highlights of this year-round luxury resort include: luxurious guestrooms and suites with in-room fire places and floor-to-ceiling windows, a 17,000 sq ft slope-side spa with...


Snake River Lodge And Spa | Teton Village, WY, United States

Snake River Lodge And Spa Features 131 Beautifully Appointed Guest Rooms And Suites. This Luxury Full Service Hotel Is Located Slopeside At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Guests Enjoy Access To The New 17,000 Square foot Avanyu Spa And Fitness Center And Fine Dining At Gamefish. Area Attractions Include Grand Teton And Yellowstone...


Sonnenalp Resort of Vail | Vail, CO, United States

As one of the best hotel in Vail, CO, the Sonnenalp Hotel offers exceptional dining, outstanding shopping and the pristine ski slopes of Vail steps away in the heart of Vail Village. With the pampering spa facility, private 18-hole golf course and superb concierge service, they strive to make your visits to Vail and the Sonnenalp...


Stein Eriksen Lodge | Park City, UT, United States

The Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts and a member of the exclusive international association of independent luxury hotels and resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Providing guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, Stein Eriksen Lodge offers world-class...


The Hotel Telluride | Telluride, CO, United States

The Hotel Telluride is the premier Telluride hotel for the foremost in hospitality and comfort. Nestled in the heart of historic Telluride, Colorado, The Hotel Telluride offers our guests the best in service, convenience and accommodations. Guests can find everything they need during a ski vacation at The Hotel Telluride. Outdoor...


The Little Nell | Aspen, CO, United States

The Little Nell is Aspen's only Forbes/Mobil Five Star, AAA Five Diamond award winning hotel. Three bars and two restaurants feature award winning cuisine served by Executive Chef Robert McCormick. Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis oversees a wine program that is a perennial winner of Wine Spectator's Grand Award. The Ski Concierge...


Thurnhers Alpenhof | Zurs, Austria

Thurnher's Alpenhof is the most exclusive address in the Alps with just 14 luxury rooms and 24 suites. Located in Zurs and owned by the same family since 1964, Thurnher's Alpenhof is true winter sports hotel - only available from early December to mid-April each year. For 45 years, Thurnhers Alpenhof has graciously offered...


Topnotch Resort | Stowe, VT, United States

Minutes from both the charming village of Stowe and Stowe Mountain, Topnotch Resort provides an awe-inspiring setting for your Vermont experience. This Preferred Boutique, AAA Four-Diamond, 120-acre resort offers distinctive accommodations, incomparable dining, a "Top 10" spa and world-class service. Here, guests unwind, explore...


Whare Kea Lodge and Chalet | Wanaka, New Zealand

An exclusive retreat awaits you overlooking beautiful lake Wanaka. Whare Kea Lodge is a private luxury lodge nestled amongst the mountains of New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps. Supremely peaceful, Whare Kea Lodge is situated on 70 acres of private farmland with direct access to Lake Wanaka. Whare Kea (pronounced far-eh-kee-ah)...