Peak Of Chic – Luxury Ski Hotels
Ski Independence are proud to offer some of the worlds most exclusive luxury ski hotels and chalets. This list is comprised of our top 5 European picks for this season.
Verbier has long been renowned as a place of luxury, but the addition of the Hotel W has taken standards to dizzying new heights. Arriving at Verbier’s only 5-star ski-in Hotel, the W’s attentive staff provide an unrivalled welcome with their ‘Whatever/Whenever’ service, which does exactly as the name implies.
This super stylish, urban Alpine property includes an 800m2 spa, with both indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fitness suite. Not a bad place to unwind after a hard day’s skiing. Once you’re finished in the spa, chose from one of four in-house restaurants, but a stay at The W wouldn’t be complete without a visit to CARVE; an exclusive underground nightclub.
A stone’s throw from the centre of Courchevel lies one of the latest and most notable additions to the world of luxury ski-in/ski-out hotels. Hotel Le K2 transcends the need to forfeit the little luxuries in favour of an incredible view or convenient location.
The stylish architecture and interior, inspired by the Himalayas, provides the backdrop for personalised service and state-of-the-art facilities; these include 2-Michelin star restaurant, Goji spa, hairdressing salon, Winston cigar club, kid’s and teen’s club and nightclub which doubles as a cinema. The spacious hotel rooms all feature iPad, iPod docking station and PlayStation 3, while the chalets come complete with full home cinema system, hammam, pool and hot tub.
Turning the final corner of the ‘Face de Bellevarde’, brings the stunning Hotel Les Barmes de L’Ours into view. After skiing straight to the door, you can choose to relax on any one of four floors, all luxuriously furnished in unique styles.
Personally, I’d be putting my feet up in front of the blazing fire in the modestly titled ‘Le Bar’, a spacious lounge area where families can socialise amongst a superb collection of art and literature and even play the piano. Alternatively, take some time-out at the stylish and contemporary spa, complete with hair salon. Later in the evening, a complimentary shuttle can be taken into Val d’Isère at your convenience, but if you’d prefer to eat in, you won’t be short of choice. Choose from succulent meats at ‘Rotisserie’, a decadent fondue experience at ‘Coin Savoyard’ or Michelin-starred fine dining at ‘La Table de l’Ours’. After waking up refreshed and ready for another day on the mountain, collect you equipment, warm and dry, from the in-house boutique pro shop.
Travelling along the edge of Lac Léman by Swiss Rail, you’d struggle to believe your surroundings could get any more beautiful. However, arriving at The Alpina Gstaad, perch upon a hilltop in Oberbort, really takes your breath away. The idyllic landscape is like no other, every detail is pristine and perfect, and as you enter the hotel the theme continues.
Asian meets Alpine throughout the stunning interior, but nowhere is this impeccable mix better showcased than in the spa. The spa provides an oasis of calm in which you can enjoy a plethora of world class facilities and treatments. The Asian/Swiss feel is continued in the in-house restaurants, were the staff work to create a totally unique experience for each guest in residence. The resort boast immaculate gardens and grounds, encouraging guests to really connect with their surroundings. The Alpina has succeeded in crafting one of the world’s most luxurious Ski and Spa experiences.
Normally, when ascending to 2634m, you are seeking a breathtaking panoramic view, not a 5-star luxury hotel. How generous of the remarkable Hotel Le Koh-I Nor to provide us with both! Skiing in and out at this altitude is an experience in its own right.
This property is unashamedly contemporary yet completely in keeping with its majestic Alpine surroundings. Floor to ceiling windows fill the rooms and facilities with natural light, while maintaining a warm, cosy feel. Two restaurants and a lounge bar provide atmospheric environments in which to enjoy the in-house food, drink and attentive service. Beyond the dining room the quality of service continues in the ski shop, were you can rent top of the range equipment to suit your needs. A beautifully designed spa with panoramic pool is the ideal place to unwind. If a room with a view is top priority, the Koh-I Nor is guaranteed to deliver.
To find out more about any of these luxury ski hotels and spa experiences call 0131 243 8097 and speak to one of our experts or click here to request a tailor-made quotation online.