The Best Ski Resorts for Luxury Holidays in Europe
As the ski season approaches, everyone is starting to finalize their vacations at their favorite ski resorts. The ski resorts in Europe are perfect for having a luxury holiday. With the wide variety of options available, it’s often hard to pick which resort to go to! Follow our guide highlighting the best ski resorts for luxury winter holidays in Europe.
If you are planning on going to Switzerland in the winter, Saint Moritz and Verbier are two ski resorts that undoubtedly top the list, with Klosters following in at a close third. As the most luxurious ski resorts in Switzerland, St. Moritz and Verbier have made their mark on the international jet-set scene. Moritz has hosted the Winter Olympics and has been featured in the James Bond tutorials, and its sister resort Verbier rolls out the red carpet for celebrities and big names. Both these ski resorts also cater to family getaways and chic ski trips with a myriad of après-ski activities available. The Swiss resorts offer top restaurants, endless bars and nightlife and high-end boutiques for a vacation you’ll never forget.
The Lodge, Verbier, is one of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition super luxury retreats. Recognised as one of the most luxurious chalets in the Swiss Alps, renowned for its stylish interior and exceptional personal service from its 13 person staff, The Lodge is a stunning 9 bedroom catered chalet, accommodating a total of 18 guests.
Cross over the Alps into France and you’ll discover the winter wonderland in the Three Valleys, home to Courchevel and Val d’Isère. Courchevel has some of the best slopes in the world which can be used by novice as well as professional skiers. The ski resort’s highest slope reaches 1850 meters. The place offers an absolutely divine skiing experience for tourists with an enjoyable nightlife as well. Val d’ Isere is one of the most expensive ski resorts in Europe. Skiing is possible throughout the year, however, in the summer months snows melts away revealing fantastic hiking trails among the lush mountains.
Chalet Pearl has an enviable combination where fantastic location meets jaw-dropping views. This exclusive chalet is Ski in/Ski out making it a prestigious location. Situated in the middle of the Nogentil area, in Belle Cote, above the centre of Courchevel it’s within easy reach of the action, but it also has far-reaching vistas across the Dent du Villard and is only 50m from the piste.
Next in line is Chamonix. This is a place which is not just a luxury resort for skiers; it has many other activities to offer as well. People from all across the globe head to Chamonix’s powdery slopes for snow parks, cross country skiing and boarder cross. Chamonix is a reasonably large town for entertaining kids of all ages and has a lively nightlife scene.
An outstanding luxury ski chalet, set in an extensive garden on the outskirts of Les Praz in Chamonix.
The chalet’s unique architectural design is a far cry from the typical Swiss style chalets that are seen all over Chamonix. The chalet sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms and has a large outdoor hot tub with stunning views of the Dru, Grandes Jorasses and Mont Blanc!
Zermatt is a village in the Swiss Alps. It is popularly known as one of the premier ski resorts in Europe. Despite being a tiny village, it manages to attract 20,000 guests every year during the winter months. The place has many things to offer tourists who can ski during the morning, have a light lunch in the afternoon and can then enjoy a hearty meal at Café DuPont, one of the finest restaurants of Zermatt. Meribel in the Alps is another European ski resort offering a luxurious winter holiday. Meribel has many activities to offer, including vibrant local festivals taking place regularly. It also has many sporting events which take place throughout the year. This place is bustling in the summer as well due to the musical festivals which attract many international visitors.
Zermatt’s internationally acclaimed architect, Heinz Julen, designed this extraordinary double-level 260m2 penthouse. Very airy in feel, due to the extensive use of glass roofs, the chalet has a unique bird’s nest view of the village and the Mischabel mountains. This exclusive chalet is also very spacious ideal for enteraining or a romantic getaway.
Last, but certainly not least, we have Megeve, one of the most beautiful ski locations near the Mount Blanc. Megeve has ski slopes for every level which makes it all the more exciting. Tourists can go to Megeve and ski all year round as snow cannons are used in addition to the natural snow. The ski school nearby provides basic skiing lessons so everyone can make the most of their skiing experience in Megeve!
La Ferme de Fedy is a state-of-the-art restoration. It is an authentic Megève 4 bedroom farmhouse that has been refurbished with a modern style that blends in harmoniously with the loft-like, sturdy wooden structure. Ski in/ski out along a beautiful path to the lifts 500 meters away.
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