Tired of all the standard Brit pack ski destinations? Know all the hotels in the Three Valleys and Espace Killy like the back of your hand? Why not choose somewhere a little off the beaten track? Somewhere less ‘been there, done that… got the T-shirt’.
We are not talking the unchartered territory of the Norwegian fjords or a remote ski outpost in Switzerland, we are talking must try destinations, with fantastic luxury ski hotels, perfect for the discerning British traveller.
Our list of handpicked luxury ski hotels offers you something with a difference:
Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf, Cortina – 5* Deluxe – Italy
The only 5* Deluxe hotel in the Dolomites, the Cristallo Hotel Spa and Golf offers refined hospitality in a stunning setting with luxury spa facilities. Just two hours from Venice, Cortina is the perfect, crowd free, family destination. Renowned for its glitzy town with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants it is also great for non-skiers. Ski over 125km of piste in the Cortina area alone or taxi round to San Cassiano to join the vast Dolomiti Super ski region.
Hotel Rote Wand, Zug – 4* – Austria
A hidden gem, the Hotel Rote Wand is a lovely 4* family run hotel. Tucked away in the charming hamlet of Zug over the hill from the exclusive resort of Lech, it is part of the fantastic Arlberg ski area. The staff are extremely accommodating with pre-departure organisation and the stylish yet relaxed environment sees clients returning time and time again. The hotel’s own ‘Red Kids Club’ makes it perfect for families.
Hotel Bella Tola, St Luc – 4* – Switzerland
Lovingly restored, this 19th Century residence is a real find and one of the most charming and traditional ski hotels in the Alps, perfect for those looking for a secluded get away. The quiet and relaxed atmosphere, lovely modern spa and fantastic food will ensure you leave utterly refreshed but possibly a little under skied! Don’t be fooled though, as the picture postcard area of the Val d’Anniviers boasts 220km of piste to test both on and off piste enthusiasts.
Au Coeur du Village Hotel & Spa, La Clusaz – 5* – France
The stunning new alpine luxe Au Coeur du Village is La Clusaz’s only 5* hotel. This small boutique property has beautifully furnished spacious suites with all the mod cons and is a great romantic ski getaway. The resort of La Clusaz is just an hour or so from Geneva and still maintains a feel of untouched French charm. Perfect for beginners and intermediates the Massif Des Aravis Ski Domain has 132km of piste and will be more than enough for a week’s skiing.
This list is not exhaustive and Alpine Answers has a huge range of fantastic luxury ski hotels in less familiar destinations that we have not highlighted here. A couple more worth mentioning include the romantic and traditional Swiss Hotel Schweizerhof in Grindelwald and the lovely family run Mainsee, St Christoph in Austria.
So that’s it, we hope you feel it’s time to broaden your horizons and ski into unknown territory, as we realise you may be bored of the overpriced luxury Courchevel hotels and are looking for something extra special for your next dream ski holiday.
Feeling inspired? Need more information? We would be delighted to have our knowledge put to the test. Feel free to give our friendly team a call on 020 7801 1080 or drop us an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.