We are truly confident that there are some of you, guys, who fancy the winter sports and still do the research for the perfect location to go extreme this season. Also, if you really want to go somewhere nice to loosen up and you did not find the right place to spend your holiday with family yet, we have got you covered with our ultimate list of ski destinations in the whole world!
No matter if you’d like to dip into luxury with your partner or spend your weekend in a nice, quiet yet modern place with your entire family, we want to let you off from spending hours searching the web for the perfect place, so don’t hesitate getting through our guide below, concerning the top destinations to spend your winter getaway.
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Family Ski Destinations
1. Princesa Parc & Spa – Arinsal, Andorra
The Princesa Parc is a large, stylish hotel in an unbeatable location close to the main Arinsal gondola and only moments from the resort’s hub. There’s a spa and wellness area opened in recent seasons, which is perfect for soothing the muscles after an exhausting day on the slopes.
Moreover, the hotel stands on with a brilliant range of facilities to keep the visitors entertained, including a choice of bars, ten pin bowling alley and pool tables. The hotel also provides a free childcare service meaning you can head out onto the mountain safe in the knowledge your kids are in good hands.
2. Hotel Terra Nova – La Plagne, France
The Terra Nova has a superb location in Plagne Centre at the foot of the pistes so you can ski back to the door and, in the morning, provided with the chairlift right on your doorstep. You can be assured of a high quality, friendly service in a fantastic placement.
All meals are served in the hotel’s panoramic restaurant with stunning views of the slopes. The hotel offers an excellent range of rooms making it a good family option with both quad and interconnecting rooms available.
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3. Hotel Jagerwirt – Kitzbuhel, Austria
From the moment you arrive to the really popular Jägerwirt Hotel, the friendly team will have a smile ready and waiting for you. It’s a beautiful traditional hotel with Tirolean hunting lodge style decor running throughout. Children and adults can have a quick splash or get in a few early evening laps in the swimming pool and a separate wellness suite with Finnish sauna and steam room will help revitalise the body.
Although it’s only about a 10 minute walk to the Hahnenkamm gondola, the local ski bus stops right outside the Jägerwirt – from where you’ll be whisked quickly up in to the Kitzbühel ski area. It’s also about five minutes to the resort centre where you’ll find a great selection of boutique shops and popular bars for a spot of designer shopping, après ski or dancing until the early hours.
4. Hotel Planibel – La Thuile, Italy
The Planibel complex enjoys an excellent location close to the cable car and in an area which includes a varied selection of shops, restaurants and bars. The complex offers an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre. With superb views of the surrounding mountains and the ability to ski right back to the door, it is a popular choice with many Crystal guests returning year after year.
Luxury Ski Destinations
1. Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa – Soldeu, Andorra
The Sport Hermitage is not your typical ski hotel. It exudes charm, character and style, and is, without question, the most impressive hotel in the whole Andorra. It boasts luxurious bedrooms, impeccably attentive service, cuisine prepared by a Michelin-starred chef, an amazing spa and wellness area plus simple access to the slopes. You’ll want for absolutely nothing in this incredible mountain retreat.
For those travelling with children there’s also a free supervised kids club at the neighbouring Sport Hotel, leaving you plenty of time to ski, use the spa or kick back on the sun terrace to catch some rays.
2. Hotel Lux Alpinae – St. Anton, Austria
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you from Alexander and Sabine Kertess in the contemporary designed Lux Alpinae, one of St Anton’s most modern hotels. Innovative and stylish in concept, this hotel offers state of the art accommodation and high standards of service for the guest expecting that little bit more from their winter holiday. Lux Alpinae serves exquisite cuisine and is famous for its large selection of speciality Austrian wine.
Situated in an elevated position, Lux Alpinae offers spacious, south facing bedrooms with views over the Rendl Mountain. Conveniently located only 10 minutes walk to the pedestrianised centre of St Anton and 8 minutes to the Rendl gondola, with free ski and boot storage close to the gondola station, this hotel is an ideal choice for those keen skiers amongst you.
3. Arthotel Elizabeth – Ischgl, Austria
The Arthotel Elisabeth is a modern and stylish 4 star superior hotel with 5 star service. The rooms and many of the public areas have been upgraded to a very high standard. Stunning pieces of artwork have been placed throughout the corridors. Located directly opposite the gondola station and with skiing to the door, the Elisabeth has a superb spot.
The hotel is elegantly furnished with a beautiful lounge and open fireplace, and the penthouse pool is the perfect place to relax with excellent views onto the piste.
4. The Lodge at Vail – Vail, USA
The famous Lodge at Vail was the original Vail luxury property – the place to stay. And due to its continued excellent standards and unbeatable location it still is. You actually can’t beat its location – steps from Vail’s brand new high speed, heated gondola, and right in the heart of Vail Village.
The hotel rooms all look glorious, the restaurant is exceptional and the pool and hot tubs are tucked into the centre of the hotel – so when you are bobbing around with snow falling around you, you’d never know that one of the best après ski villages in the USA is just metres away.
Whether you would like to spend quality time with your family in a friendly place or to experiment some of the finest places to enjoy the cold season along with its winter sports, consider our selection above and you will not be dissapointed.