Luxe skiing is the best kind of skiing. In the sybarite spirit, journalist Alesandra Dubin shares four ski resorts that exude luxury below. ⛷🏂 ❄️
5 Stars | Website | Sion Airport (SIR)
95 | 2 swimming pools; Fitness center; Spa; Ski rentals | 5
Gstaad Ski Resort; Zuckerli Ski Lift; Geitschirm Startplatz Wispile Est; Ice Rink
This famous hotel sits on a hill with sweeping views of the sublime Swiss Alps. The privately-owned property has 90 luxurious accommodations — including the most luxe penthouse suite ever offered at an Alpine resort. Its wow-worthy spa includes a fireplace lounge, hammam, and a 200-foot-long granite wall for a distinct alpine vibe.
5 Stars | Website | Aspen-Pitkin County Airport
92 | 1 swimming pool; Fitness center; Spa | 1
Aspen Mountain; Silver Queen Gondola; Aspen Alps Park; The John Denver Sanctuary
This ski-in/ski-out hotel next to Aspen Snowmass is one of the town’s most luxurious. You can catch many celebs at this Relais Chateaux property. Oh, and the wine cellar at restaurant Element 47 has over 20,000 bottles in it (the perfect ending to a day on the slopes!).
5 Stars | Website | Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
40 | 1 outdoor pool; Fitness center; Sauna | 2
Jackson Town Square; Snow King Resort; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort; Grand Teton National Park
If celeb spotting is a selling point — and if you have the cash — this ultra-luxurious resort offers a wildly sophisticated and design-minded ski lodge nearly alone in its class domestically, with access to some of the best ski terrain on the continent. Situated in the foothills of the Grand Tetons near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, there’s even a dedicated ski concierge so you can skip the crowds and go straight to the slopes.
5 Stars | Website | Bolzano Airport (BZO)
52 | Fitness center; 2 indoor pools; Pet friendly | 3
Alta Badia Ski Resort; Pragser Wildsee; Val Gardena; San Cassiano Resort
Rosa Alpina offers ideal access to the UNESCO-protected Dolomites. The hotel dates back to a humble beginning as a parish priest house in 1850. Over the years its status soared, becoming a five-star hotel with the three-Michelin-starred restaurant St. Hubertus. New for 2021, come for a unique tour to a vast ice wall rising from a secret location — a flawless place for an aperitivo.
5 Stars | Website | Locarno Airport (ZJI)
155 | 2 swimming pools; Spa; Room service | 11
St. Moritz Dorf-Chantarella; Chantarella-Corviglia; Corvatsch; Diavolezza
Now a two-time winter Olympics host, St. Moritz only gathered steam as a winter destination for the rich and famous after hotelier Johannes Badrutt beckoned guests here in the 1800s. Now Badrutt’s Palace is celebrating its 125th anniversary after an extensive renovation. Situated 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps, the 156-room luxury hotel offers an utterly indulgent Alpine escape.