Fancy a white christmas or simply want more from your holiday than lazing in the sun? Then check out one of these luxurious ski resorts for an exhilarating escape. Skiing, snow-boarding, spa services – need we say more?!
1. Green Leaf Niseko Village
Location: Niseko, Japan
With powder snow and affordable lift tickets, it’s no surprise aficionados rate Japan as among the best snow locations in the world. Located at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri, The Green Leaf Niseko Village is a must-visit, boasting ski-in/ski-out convenience and a fantastic variety of bar and dining options. However, it might prove difficult to drag yourself away from the hotel’s natural mineral rock pool – paradise after a day on the slopes.
2. The Westin Monache Resort
Location: Mammoth Mountain, California
With 28 lifts, 3,500 acres of trails, consistent snow, and mild, sunny days Mammoth Mountain lives up to its name and reputation for being one of the best ski playgrounds. Hit the slopes with ease at The Westin, thanks to their ski valet service, on-site rental shop, and central location just steps from the gondola.
3. El Lodge Ski Resort and Spa
Location: Sierra Nevada, Spain
Get ready to unleash your inner snow bunny at this Alpine-style boutique retreat. 45 pistes and six off-piste ski runs surround the hotel, while El Lodge offers everything from private lessons to equipment hire and a boot warming service. Round off the day soaking up the views of the snow-capped forest in one of the hotel’s heated pools, saunas or steam baths.
4. Hotel de Rougemont
Location: Rougemont, Switzerland
This new luxe chalet in the Pays-d’Enhaut area of the Swiss Alps is a snow lovers dream. The 33 rooms and suites are designed in a contemporary alpine style, with plenty of bleached wood, fur rugs, and fireplaces. The best part? The lounge area – featuring a stunning mountain backdrop and magnificent fireplace, it’s the perfect space for evening cocktails.
5. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Location: Whistler, Canada
Whistler offers an unbeatable combination of varied ski runs suitable for all levels, a scenic location and a lively après-ski scene. There are plenty of places to stay but you can’t go past the ski-in/ski-out hotel, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which defines mountain luxury. Non-skiers can enjoy the Vida Wellness Spa and complimentary yoga classes.
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