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Twelve Of The Best Ski Hotels This Season

From the Alps to the Andes, ski season offers a chance to discover some of the world’s most beautiful mountainous regions – and their equally impressive hotels.

Whether you’re an avid skier, or putting on boots for the first time, these twelve ski hotels will make sure your stay is as memorable as the powder. Be sure to step up your style as you ski with our ultimate ski style edit.

Alpina Dolomites Lodge & Spa, Italy

The Dolomites are one of the most sought-after skiing destinations in the world, enjoy them with a stay at the Alpina Dolomites Lodge & Spa. Carefully fusing sports and wellness in a luxurious setting, beginners and confident skiers can discover the beauty of the Alpe de Siusi and all its secret spots. Non-skiers will be just as delighted by the many treatments offered in their sleek and modern spa as well as by the views – whether it’s from the top of a mountain or a lounge chair on the terrace.

The Armancette Hotel, France

At the base of Mont-Blanc you’ll find the hidden town of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce. Armancette Hotel, an intimate and peaceful place to stay echoes the quiet charm and elegance of its location within the town. With 19 rooms and 3 standalone chalets, it’s ideal for a skiing holiday with friends. Just metres from the ski lifts, enjoy the slopes of the Evasion Mont-Blanc region before retreating back to the hotel’s luxury surrounds to end the day with dinner at its traditional French restaurant, La Table d’Armante. Don’t miss the opportunity to soak your ski-weary muscles in the impressive spa where treatment rooms sit side-by-side with a hammam, sauna and inviting indoor and outdoor pools.

The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

The Chedi Andermatt combines the brand’s elegant style with that of a small Swiss town. Blending the aesthetics of a mountain hut with a sleek Swiss-meets-Asian design, expect dark interiors, bedrooms with polished glass-fronted fireplaces and Balinese art dotted throughout. This is the place to stay if you like a little panache with your piste. The spa – with Finnish saunas and Balinese massages – is utterly indulgent, as is the hotel’s one Michelin star restaurant serving Japanese food alongside world-class sake. This is après ski at its very best.

Storfjord Hotel, Norway

If you have a penchant for the dramatic, head to the Sunnmøore region in Norway and check into the Storfjord Hotel. This cabin-like hotel with 29 rooms offers an intimate setting with spectacular views and is perfect for a romantic getaway. Besides skiing, enjoy a wide range of activities from hiking and kayaking, to touring the small towns of Alesund and Glomset. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, we recommend taking a cruise to the hamlet of Geiranger, one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway.

Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz is a staple destination for skiing experts and amateurs alike, and Carlton St. Moritz is one of the best places to stay in the region. This grandiose establishment is inspired by classic Swiss architecture and has truly incredible views across both the nearby mountains and frozen lake. Skier or not, you’ll love the hotel’s Moving Mountains spa programme (we certainly do, so much so it’s our Spa of the Month). But the hotel has plenty of other things to marvel at too, from the delicious menu with plant-based alternatives at Restaurant Romanoff and the two Michelin star awarded Italian restaurant, Da Vittorio, to torchlight hikes, tours of glacier caves, horse-and-carriage rides, and more. The list really does go on.

L'Apogée Courchevel, France

Step into one of the most exclusive Alpine retreats at L’Apogée Courchevel. This Oetker Collection hotel designed by India Madhavi and Joseph Durand will take your winter getaway to new levels. From the gorgeous rooms and chalets to the L’Apogée Spa by La Prairie, this luxury setting is the ideal place to sink back into after a day on the slopes. Skiers will love the hotel’s unique “ski & gastronomy” experience, where you can spend a day alongside world-renowned chef, Jean-Luc Lefrançois, learning his tricks in the snow – and in the kitchen. And, if skiing is not your priority the myriad of activities available – such as hot air balloon rides and walks around Courchevel – will keep you entertained for the entire holiday, regardless.

Rio Palena Lodge, Chile

Expand your skiing horizons by hopping on a plane to the Rio Palena lodge in Chile. The Andes’ mesmerising and untouched trails are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and this newly remodelled lodge in Patagonia is the thread that pulls it all together. Daring ski runs are beaten in the adventure-stakes only by heli-skiing, and time off the slopes is filled with fly-fishing, white-water rafting and waterfall hikes, so it’s safe to say that this is a ski holiday for those who dare. Downtime is equally appealing here too though, with homemade breakfasts and dinners, wood-fire hot tubs and local wine tastings, every activity is tailored to make your stay memorable. All this with the views across the incredible Patagonian landscape make this a ski trip to remember.

Gardena Grödnerhof Hotel & Spa, Italy

If you’re looking for iconic landscapes and hospitality, The Gardena Grödnerhof Hotel & Spa in the Dolomites is a first-rate choice. This 58-room heritage hotel has been in the same family for four generations, and has become a staple of the region, known for magical panoramas. When you’re not exploring the pistes of the Italian Alps, spend the day at the spa to enjoy a Finnish sauna, an aromatic steam bath, a bio sauna, the cold water pool and relaxation rooms. As the cherry on top, sit down to a delicious dining experience at Michelin-starred, Anna Stuben, serving South Tyrolian dishes made with local ingredients.

Arabelle At Vail Square, USA

The Arrabelle at Vail Square should be on your go-to list if you’re looking for an elegant and comfortable base just steps away from the lifts and the snow. With its design inspired by 19th century European mountain-villages, this hotel mixes elegant simplicity with comfort and practicality. Discover some of the most amazing ski trails in the United States before enjoying some après-ski relaxation at the RockResort Spa. For dinner, The Arrabelle offers a lovely French-inspired brasserie, Centre V, where you can dig into delicious plates of steak frites, soufflés and crepes in an intimate setting of exposed brick walls and wooden banquettes. The location combined with wide-ranging amenities – including a butler service and ski storage – make it a great choice for a family ski trip.

Portetta Hotel, France

If you love the slopes of Courchevel but want to escape the crowds, look to a stay at Portetta Hotel in La Vallée des Aval. With access to an impressive valley in the midst of the Vanoise National Park, this haven of peace is the perfect choice for those wanting to reconnect with nature in an authentic and intimate setting. The Portetta offers an inviting and warm atmosphere, from the restorative spa to the Italian-inspired restaurant Cucina Angelina, headed by none other than acclaimed UK chef Angela Hartnett.  Most of all, it’s the best place to take advantage of hidden, off piste routes such as La Brèche de la Portetta – the very same couloir Portetta is named after.

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Hotel Kitzhof, Austria

A perfect blend of modern and traditional alpine design, Hotel Kitzhof is a chance to discover the beauty and wonder of Austria. Located in the idyllic town of Kitzbühel, it offers luxury and comfort, plus panoramic views of the Kitzbüheler Horn and Hahnenkamm peaks. Step into the warm, bright atmosphere, before being dazzled by breathtaking views of the Austrian Alps from your room. For après-ski, stop by the walk-in wine cellar, Vinothek, and enjoy a glass or two while lounging on the expansive terrace overlooking the mountains.

Hotel D'Angleterre, Switzerland

Hotel D’Angleterre, a Swiss institution, just an hour away from Chamonix and Megève, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Start your day with a cultural experience such as traditional watchmaking or a day trip to Yvoire, Gruyere or Lausanne. Enjoy a relaxing lunch (complete with a delicious crêpe, of course) at the hotel’s Windows restaurant then spend the afternoon discovering the beauty of Geneva. End the day with a creative cocktail at Leopard’s Bar before retiring back to one of the Hotel D’Angleterre’s beautifully decorated rooms. Did we mention you can ski, too?

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