While many of us are already looking at warm destinations to visit this spring and summer, we cannot forget that this is a prime time to enjoy some incredible skiing and take advantage of these amazing resorts ready to cater to your every need. From Europe to Asia and throughout Colorado, we have developed this collection of 5 ski experiences that we highly recommend. Pack your bags and get your skis ready for at least one last unforgettable ski getaway this season…
Austria: St. Anton am Arlberg
Hotel: Mooser Hotel
When you are fortunate enough to hit the slopes in Arlberg – the birthplace of alpine skiing – an equally impressive place to call “home” while in Austria is a necessity. Look no further than the Mooser Hotel, a boutique travel experience where nothing is overlooked, and the bespoke amenities and services make for a heavenly Austrian ski holiday. Beyond the ski-in and ski-out location, the spa and restaurant are what keeps guests coming back year after year. Relax in the outdoor heated infinity pool that has been expertly built into the rock of the gorge, and further unwind in the infrared sauna, dry heat sauna, rock sauna, steam room, or with the help of the trained hands of the massage therapists.
- Rooms: 17 Rooms/Suites
- Address: Unterer Mooserweg 2, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
- Hotel Website: https://www.mooserhotel.at/en
- Destination Website: https://www.stantonamarlberg.com/en
Hotel: Hilton Niseko Village
Perfectly located adjacent to the Niseko Gondola that takes skiers directly to the top of Mount Niseko Annupuri, Hilton Niseko Village is a favorite luxury resort for guests wanting both luxury and convenience. Even for those of you who might not be regulars at the spa, I encourage everyone to visit the hot springs for a localized and culturally rich experience – the Niseko Higashiyama Onsen is part of the historical Niseko Onsen Village, and has a wide outdoor bath along a pond that has once-in-a-lifetime views of Mt. Yotei. Ski Valets at the hotel make sure you start and end your day on the slopes in style, and the level of local shopping and dining is unequaled. Discover traditional Japanese favorites alongside new fusion and international cuisine served at the stunning dining outlets conveniently located in and around Niseko Village. The locally produced sake, Hokkaido wines or brewed beers are also not to be missed.
- Rooms: 506 Rooms/Suites
- Address: 048-1592, Abuta-Gun, Niseko-Cho, Higashiyama Onsen
- Website: https://www3.hilton.com/en
- Destination Website: http://niseko-village.com/en
Hotel: Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort
Switzerland is always a popular winter getaway, and Zermatt has everything necessary for that quintessential Swiss ski holiday. We are fans of the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort, which overlooks Zermatt, and even includes views of the Matterhorn. The 36 rooms are divided among eight separate chalets arranged in a enchanting little community that includes two restaurants; and with the distinction of being the only ski-in ski-out resort in the village of Zermatt, après-ski is an art that Cervo has perfected – enjoy a sophisticated menu of beverages and tapas on the large sun terrace while admiring the Matterhorn in the distance. The rooms are not posh, but the space and common areas provide guests with an intimate chalet feeling, along with personal spas in each of the chalets… and of course, all the services and amenities that come with this five-star hotel experience.
- Rooms: 36 Rooms / 8 Chalets
- Address: Riedweb 156, PO Box 388, CH-3920 Zermatt
- Website: https://www.cervo.ch/en
- Destination Website: https://www.zermatt.ch/en
United States – Colorado: Telluride
Hotel: Lumière with Inspirato
Telluride is always another favorite destination in Colorado with incredible mountain landscapes, vast amounts of ranchland just outside of town, and picturesque mountain passes. Only a short 13-minute gondola ride or drive separates Telluride from Mountain Village, but Mountain Village is ideal for the best of both worlds. Down in Telluride, there are numerous shops and restaurants, along with a rich history that reminds you that you are walking the streets of an old Western mining town, whereas Mountain Village is a modern-day ski resort village with a touch of refined elegance. Located slopeside in Mountain Village, Lumière with Inspirato is the ideal ski-in/ski-out home base for winter sports enthusiasts, and is authentic Telluride right to its core. An added bonus are the incredible Forum Retreat Packages that they now offer in connection with Telluride Ski and Golf that provide bespoke local experiences for small groups – definitely look into these as an option for you!
- Rooms: 18 1-5 Bedroom Residences and 6 Deluxe Studios
- Address: 118 Lost Creek Lane, Telluride, CO 81435
- Website: https://www.lumierewithinspirato.com
- Destination Website: https://www.tellurideskiresort.com
United States – Colorado: Vail
Hotel: The Arrabelle at Vail Square
As the largest ski resort in the United States, Vail provides skiers of all levels an amazing ski experience with endless trails and adventures. However, the villages of Vail and Lionshead are what make this destination so special – where you feel like you have stepped into a storybook with friendly locals and a charming Alpine village with mesmerizing views… and let us not forget the great local restaurants and international boutiques. The Arrabelle at Vail Square has accommodations to meet every desire and demand – 81 well-appointed guest rooms; 22 luxury residences ranging from one to five bedrooms; premier chalets; and several other incredibly exclusive private residences in the area. Regardless of where you decide to stay, you will have access to the hotel’s spa, restaurants, ski valet services and other luxurious amenities – not to mention the conveniences of the hotel’s après-ski deck (a local’s favorite) on-site, and the Eagle Bahn Gondola being just steps away from the hotel. Prepare to fall in love with this property, and the villages of Vail and Lionshead.
- Rooms: 81 Rooms/Suites
- Address: 675 Lionshead Place, Vail, CO 81657
- Website: http://arrabelle.rockresorts.com
- Destination Website: https://www.vail.com