The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe
The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe

The 3 Most Luxurious Ski Resorts in Europe

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As September sun fades and the snow begins to fall, our attention turns to the 2016/2017 ski season. For families and groups of friends with a passion for the snow, there is no better way to enjoy time together than by renting a luxury ski chalet and indulging and all things alpine. Whether your preference is Italy, France or Switzerland, these three skiing destinations are among the most exclusive in Europe. 

Take a look at our top 3 luxury skiing hotspots for 2016/2017

Gstaad

 

Set in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Gstaad is a regular destination for discerning travellers and skiing enthusiasts, offering high luxury and a varied, extensive network of scenic pistes that extends for 200km. With 53 lifts and cable cars, the mountains surrounding Gstaad are easily accessed, and with many different kinds of slopes, every level of ability is accommodated for. In addition to great skiing, the popular ski resort offers visitors over 100 high quality dining options, including three Michelin-starred restaurants: Chesery, Leonard’s and Sommet.

 

Where to stay? Chalet White Ace is centrally located in Gstaad, yet the property’s wrap around terraces and private garden evoke the feeling of seclusion. The modern ski chalet indulges guests in ultimate luxury, with a cinema room, a spa with hammam, sauna and gym. The chalet sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 lavish bedrooms.

 

Courchevel 1850

 

The iconic skiing destination of Courchevel 1850 in the French Alps has been a go-to resort of the international jet set for decades. The illustrious ski resort is connected to the most expansive network of ski runs in the world – the Trois Vallées, which extends for over 600km. Courchevel offers visitors a selection of designer boutiques at which to shop, including Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada, Chanel and Hermes. Visitors to Courchevel 1850 are spoilt for choice of fine dining options, with many Michelin-starred restaurants: the inimitable La Bouitte boasts three stars, four further restaurants have been awarded two Michelin stars, and an additional seven enjoy the status of one Michelin star.

 

Where to stay? Rent Chalet Edelweiss to unwind in paradise once the day is done. Set over seven floors, the breathtaking ski chalet is services by a team of professional staff that is committed to ensuring you want for nothing. Sleeping in annexed accommodation, the chalet’s chef, butler and housekeeper, as well as other hosts, offer nothing short of sensational service at Chalet Edelweiss. Guests enjoy direct access to both the slopes and the town centre, yet the positioning of the property in a forested area emphasises the authentic alpine experience. Chalet Edelweiss accommodates 16 guests in 8 comfortable bedrooms of the highest standard. The chalet’s pool, gym and expansive dining table make for an unforgettable experience.

 

Cortina d’Ampezzo

 

The Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo is as picturesque as it is exclusive, with mountainous backdrops enhancing the town’s luxurious attractions and the Boite River flowing through the middle of town. Since 1956 when the resort hosted the winter games, Cortina has grown in prestige to emerge as Italy’s most celebrated luxury ski resort and appears in films, such as Cliffhanger and For Your Eyes Only. Cortina d’Ampezzo has a two Michelin-starred restaurant – St. Hubertus – and four Michelin-starred restaurants.

 

Where to stay? One of just three luxury chalets in an exclusive hamlet, Chalet Dolce Vita commands a fantastic position with a scenic view of the Dolomites. The chalet has a large indoor swimming pool, a cinema room, a sauna, a gym, a wine cellar, a children’s playroom and a stylish, contemporary interior. Chalet Dolce Vita sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 en-suite bedrooms – each of which indulges guests with a Jacuzzi bathtub.

 

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