Best Ski Resorts 2016
There's something for all levels of slope expertise at the World's Best Ski Resorts. Stay in a luxury ski lodge, luxury condo, or luxury ski cabins. Ski-in, ski-out access, ski butlers, ski schools, equipment rentals, mountainside locations, and spacious accommodations with the full range of après ski activities are all on offer. Spa services, fine dining, and other wintertime activities abound, although many of these resorts are open year-round so you can enjoy those sweeping mountain views and luxurious accommodations no matter what the season. Enjoy the winter wonderlands and strap on your skis or snowboard.
This exclusive Cortina-area hotel dates back to 1901 and offers glamorous suites and maximum comfort. Cortina offers skiing 450 ski lifts for 1200 kilometres of ski runs. There are 72 runs served by 38 cableway systems, 1,715 metres of gradients, 95% artificially produced snow and 8 days of sunshine out of every 10. There's also Nordic skiing, free-riding, snowboarding, snow kiting, ice trekking, snow driving, and K-track snow-biking.
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the landmark ski-in ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler defines luxury. Naturally spectacular, The resort hotel delivers an ideal setting for skiing. More than 8,100 acres of skiable terrain and a rise of more than 5,200 feet on two magnificent side-by-side mountains have earned Whistler Blackcomb an unbeatable reputation. The Whistler Blackcomb ski conditions are some of the best in North America.
Surrounded by the famed Grand Teton Mountain Range and teeming with an array of wildlife, Four Seasons Jackson Hole offers a mix of rustic adventure and luxury accommodations. Ski, hike, bike, raft, and more at one of the premier resorts in Jackson Hole. The accommodations are generously sized mountain lodgings, complete with a gas fireplace, residential-style furnishings, dark wood and natural stone finishes with leather insets. Most accommodations open to...
Nestled within the wooded jewel of the Jardin Alpin, at the slopes' edge, the Hotel de Charme Les Airelles provides enviable access to the world's biggest skiing area, Les 3 Vallees. Guests can ski-in and ski-out. The hotel offers a ski valet, ski room, and a ski technician. Everything is designed around the pleasure of hurtling freely through wide open spaces. Les Airelles is a sumptuous place to return to after a vigorous day on the slopes.
Quality of life and lifestyle - The Kempinski Hotel St. Moritz is your Grand Hotel of Savoir vivre. The 5 star hotel stands out like a fairytale castle in this breathtaking Engadine countryside. Located in the sporting heart of St. Moritz, it offers luxurious bedrooms and suites, excellent restaurants, a contemporary and elegant lobby and bar and the High Alpine SPA.
Located on the of the French Alps, L'Apogee Courchevel crowns Le Jardin Alpin, the prettiest location of Courchevel 1850. With ski in ski out facilities, L'Apogee Courchevel is located on the top of the former Olympic ski jump, presenting clear view all the way down the valley. The restaurants offer relaxed, high class cuisine and the bars are casual chic. Le Spa de L'Apogee is divine and children will adore their dedicated club.
The ski jumps greets visitors as they enter the village of Lake Placid. Lake Placid Lodge has snowshoes and cross-country skis for guest use. Whiteface Mountain (30 minutes from the Lodge) boasts the longest vertical drop of any Eastern ski mountain. Whiteface is an exceptional place to ski: families will find gentle slopes; aficionados will love the difficult runs and wild terrain. Nearby Mt. Pisgah mountain offers day and night skiing.
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is one of the most luxurious retreats in the world. Perched on a mountaintop overlooking the magnificent Vail Valley and Sawatch Range, the Lodge was inspired by a chateau in Belgium, and offers views like no other. The 56-room Lodge continually earns accolades for its exemplary service, and is regularly voted among the Top 10 Spas in North America. Embrace the elegance of this intimate luxury hotel, honored as the #5 ski...
After a day of heli-skiing, give yourself a treat at Los Cipreses spa, gaze at the stars while you relax in the hot tubs and savor the exquisite culinary dishes at Alto Las Lenas restaurant. Activities offered at the luxury Chilean resort located on a nature reserve include mountain biking, heli-ski, rock climbing, skitouring, hikes through the Cachapoal valley, fly fishing, ski and mountain trekking with snowshoes throughout the Southern Cone.
Stein Eriksen Lodge boasts ski-in/out access to mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort. Located on-site, the Ski Valet service at the ski locker room creates an unparalleled ski vacation experience. Ski Valets welcome guests with hot drinks, prepped equipment, and run recommendations. After a day on the slopes, guests return their equipment for cleaning and storage. The sports shop offers ski rentals and repairs. Deer Valley is a skier only mountain.
The Little Nell is Aspen's only hotel with ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen Mountain. The dedicated Ski Concierge team provides assistance for all skiing needs. Service includes slope side service, boot warming, equipment storage, equipment repairs, equipment waxing, inter-mountain ski transfer to Buttermilk, Highlands, and Snowmass, morning beverages and snacks, lift ticket purchase, and ski instructions arrangements. Heli-skiing is also available.
With more than 80 modern railways and lifts, guests enjoy perfect winter sports pleasures on 260 kilometers of prepared slopes and over 180 kilometers of powder. Winter sports adventures include ski races with picnic in the snow, sledging evenings on the specially prepared and illuminated sledging run, paragliding, heli-skiing, snowboarding, carving, and cross-country skiing. Visit the sports and activity trainer for customized adventure activities.
Revel in the exhilarating guest rooms and suites of W Verbier, where vibrant decor, state-of-the-art technology, and visionary amenities elevate every stay. Indulge in a snack from the Munchie Box. Amplify downtime with in-room entertainment and connect with Internet access. Recharge with Bliss bath amenities. With 130 rooms, suites and residences, each with W beds, fireplace, and balcony, W Verbier is a fabulous retreat from the everyday.
Whare Kea's chalet, at 1750 metres above sea level on the slopes of Dragonfly Peak, makes an ideal base for heli-skiing and ski touring. The surrounding Southern Alps offer unspoiled powder, boasting 400 runs over 200 peaks. Wanaka is home to the Snow Farm - New Zealand's premier cross-country ski field. Cardrona Alpine Resort hosts 345 hectares of skiing terrain. Treble Cone has s 550 hectares of skiable terrain, the largest in the South Island.