Already tired of hot sun and foot burning sand? Or maybe you are just a winter person? There is still a solution for you. Here are some World’s Most Exclusive Ski Resorts, where you can enjoy your stay in perfect accommodation for you.
Zermatt’s Winter Wonderland
The sharp peak of the Matterhorn provides visual drama to the backdrop of Hotel Matthiol, which is nestled among evergreens on the periphery of Zermatt, Switzerland. The stone-and-timber exterior evokes storybook Alpine chalets; inside, select items of furniture, fireplaces, and even animal busts gleam as if dipped in silver. Relax at the sauna, where the hot rocks are doused in essential oils, then dine on Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at Restaurant Matthiol.
Mountain Luxury in Courchevel
Opened by the owners of the nearby Kilimandjaro, K2 sets a new bar for mountain luxury. Hotel Le K2 dresses up its chalets with wall tapestries from the Charles Jouffre atelier. Every bedroom, lounge, and restaurant has vast views of the valley.
A Stay in the Mountains
On the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, Amangani offers 360-degree views of the Grand Teton mountains and the Snake River Valley. The resort’s 40 suites feature fireplaces and windowside daybeds for taking in the landscape. Winter activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge.
Montage Deer Valley
Fans of the Montage brand’s Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills flagships will love this mountain translation, a ski-in, ski-out hotel wedged into the head of Empire Canyon where a silver mine once stood. The sprawling Craftsman-style manor debuted in 2010, solidifying Deer Valley’s standing at the top of the list of North America’s most luxurious ski resorts. Service shines, starting with a “Mountain Host” who greets guests in the lobby rotunda, majestic with a wood beam ceiling and wrought iron chandelier. Up the grand staircase, the full-service Vista Lounge acts as a communal living room, with leather furnishings gathered around limestone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Montage Deer Valley displays a museum-quality collection of Western art, including Carl Rungius panoramas, John James Audubon prints, and Frederic Remington portraits.
Over-the-top Alpine Chic
This chic five-bedroom lodge offers a fresh take on the classic Savoie region ski chalet. Wool throws woven at a local mill and French sofas and armchairs complement the large stone fireplace and other rustic details. Customize your adventure—heli-skiing, mountain biking, hut-to-hut trekking—with the help of the chalet’s expert guides. An indoor saltwater pool, a Finnish sauna, and a private chef and sommelier are added perks for alpine thrill-seekers who also appreciate extreme pampering.