We know that we’ve just returned from our winter holidays, but we’re already yearning for another break. It seems as though January has lingered on for several years now in our minds and escaping to a far-off, luxurious destination has never sounded better. Over the Christmas break, we wanted fun in the sun, pina coladas, and the beach. Now, we’re really, really craving the snow. Think about it. A serene, peaceful landscape where we can reset, unwind, and come into the New Year (well, the rest of the New Year) strong. While being in the cold doesn’t sound too appetizing at the moment, think about the following. Hot springs, cozying up by the fire, getting a nice spa treatment, the best skiing, and snowboarding in a foreign country? We’re so into winter travel destinations.
We here at Sporteluxe have outlined our top nine winter wellness destinations around the world so you can treat yourself, even when it’s not the summer season. Keep reading below for more!
The Vale Niseko offers holiday luxury. Nestled right on the ski run, Hirafu’s most desirable ski-in, the ski-out location delivers 2100 acres of sublime powder terrain and all village amenities literally on your doorstep. Guests can enjoy views of the slopes from the heated pool, soak away the day in the rich mineral waters of The Vale Onsen and re-live a day of skiing over a steak dinner at The Vale Restaurant before retiring to the comfort of their pillow-top feather beds.
Club Med Yabuli sits at an altitude of 1,640 ft, in the heart of a superb mountain chain covered with pine forests. The Yabuli Merge ski domain has 35 km of ski runs, providing great skiing for all levels of skill. Also, for days off the slopes, soak up the natural mountain landscapes among the various species of wild animals. You can also enjoy the specialty restaurants of gourmet cuisine. Worried about the kids? Let the little ones enjoy Club Med’s kid club activities. You make a visit to the Club Med Spa by L’Occitane.
Club Med Pragelato Vialattea is home to a charming hamlet of cozy chalets with snow-capped roofs in the foothills of the Italian Alps and on the doorstep of the Olympic site. Wake up to stunning mountain vistas and pack your days with unforgettable skiing. You can cross country adventures or go snowshoeing in Europe’s second-largest ski domain. Your little ones ski can learn to ski for the first time, learning from Club Med’s very own experts. Enjoy apres-ski treats and savor the Italian gastronomy at Club Med’s La Trattoria restaurant. This will be an incredible winter travel destination.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is straight out of a fairy tale. Dating from 1896, this luxurious 5-star hotel in the center of Sankt Moritz offers panoramic views over the Engadine Alps and Lake Sankt Moritz in beautiful Austria. It features 6 restaurants, an indoor pool, and more. Indulge in all of their wellness offerings after a day on the mountain.
The Chateaux Deer Valley is an incredible place to go to in North Amerca. It was recently recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as their #4 “Top Resort in the West”. s It’s an elegant hotel property located in the heart of the Deer Valley Resorts and offers gracious living, focused personal guest services and more. Like everything else at The Chateaux Deer Valley, the dining experience will exceed your expectations. Ski, snowboard, or just relax.
Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado is one of the most popular ski resorts in America. Not only does it offer plenty of great skiing, but there is a lot more you can do activity-wise (for those non-skiers out there). The resort’s Lakeside Village is home to the largest outdoor ice skating rink in America, and the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor rink anywhere in the world. You can enjoy gliding across the ice while gazing at the soaring snowcapped mountains as well as taking part in a host of other winter activities like horse-drawn sleigh rides, tubing, and even snow biking. Yoga, group exercise classes and more are also available to guests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a five-diamond mountain resort in Northern California. Discover the beauty of California, from Tahoe’s own crystal-clear lake to its legendary skiing, hiking and golfing. This luxury Lake Tahoe hotel provides endless possibilities. Featuring the only luxury ski-in, ski-out access in Lake Tahoe. It’s perfection with its mountain concierge services, a stunning slopeside spa, exceptional dining, and impeccable service.
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