Top Luxury SKI RESORTS Around The World

The magic of winter is here and Holiday Spirit is present everywhere. Imagine a pristine mountain landscape blanketed with powdery snow and majestic pines. Discover a multitude of trails, breathing fresh air while snow is melting on your face, or just having a glass of wine in front of a fireplace in a cozy and charming atmosphere overlooking astonishing nature. We welcome you to the unveiling of our selection of the World’s Top Luxury Ski Resorts that will surely please all your senses. A combination of unparalleled services, luxurious and exceptional facilities, award-winning fine dining and incredible panoramic views surrounded by perfect white slopes as the snow converts those resorts into an ultimate ski experience.


STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE

Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah | Photography Courtesy STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE 

MOUNTAIN FAIRY TALE

Overlooking the astonishing Wasatch Mountains, Stein Eriksen Lodge gracefully sits mid-mountain in Deer Valley Resort. For more than thirty years this luxurious hotel situated in Park City, Utah offers an authentic European ski experience in winter along with first-class services and outdoor activities all year around.

Named after the legendary Norwegian Olympic Gold Medalist skier, Stein Eriksen, this five-star hotel continues to expand his passion for skiing and legacy of a warm, genuine hospitality reflected in an ultimate overall experience they offer to their guests.

From the moment you enter this prestigious establishment, the personnel greets you warmly with a smile, and you instantly sense that this is a happy place. The ultimate lodge encompasses charming and elegant interiors in wood, natural stone and Norwegian autochthon elements present around their public areas. Each suite comes with a fireplace and is unique in decorative style while maintaining Stein Eriksen signature in all of them.

Whether soaking morning sun rays at the Troll Hallen Lounge or indulging yourself at the award-winning fine dining Glitretind Restaurant, you will undoubtedly be satisfied. Guests experience easy ski-in and out access while enjoying breathtaking views and fantastic outdoor facilities. Stein Eriksen Spa embodies true luxury while magnificent natural surroundings, discreet and personalized service elevate your well-being making it Utah’s only Five Star Spa.

Bjorn Stova Gift Shop exposes all the medals and trophies of the legendary Stein Eriksen offering a variety of one-of-a-kind gift ideas and souvenirs from around the world while Bjorn Stova Boutique Clothing Store will outfit you with exclusive Norwegian fashion collection that will keep you warm and à la mode. Stein Eriksen Lodge aims to deliver an extraordinary alpine experience to individuals and families who want an authentic, memorable and luxurious living. This year they introduced Stein Eriksen Lodge expansion that is designed to ensure their guests the most beautiful memories and impressions. This ambitious project includes a new entertainment center for the whole family, a coffee bar, pool lounge extension, family pool, expanded ski locker rooms, expanded outdoor facilities and a theater room.

Concierge services offers ‘whenever’ and ‘whatever’ guests desire creating a tailored and unique experience. Through private guided hiking with White Pine Touring you will enjoy the beauty of Deer Valley Resort and learn about the exciting mining history of the area. In town, Park City holds a fascinating history museum with interactive exhibits and artifacts. Deer Valley Grocery Café offers a delicious hot chocolate perfectly combined with a walk on Main Street which preserves their original architecture built during a 19th Century silver mining boom. Utah Olympic Park, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics is still nowadays a permanent training facility to the American Professional Ski Team.

STEIN ERIKSEN RESIDENCES

Park City, Utah

STEIN ERIKSEN RESIDENCES Park City, Utah | Photography Courtesy STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE 

An extension of the Stein Eriksen Lodge unparalleled service and luxury experience are the new Stein Eriksen Residences. Consisting of 15 ultra upscale private homes and 39 condominium residences, it comprises a perfect blend of stunning nature, traditional architecture and outstanding contemporary amenities. The facility includes a state-of-art fitness center, indoor pool that transitions into an outdoor infinity pool with amazing views, an on-site Spa, a restaurant and a private owners club, just to mention a few. At Stein Eriksen Residences the homes have direct ski-in and out access onto Silver Dollar ski trail. Condominium residences are surrounded by ski trails and also offer access to the Silver Dollar ski trail from the ski lounge in the North Residences – Main Lodge.

Accessing to Stein Eriksen Lodge and Stein Eriksen Residence is very easy and convenient with the exceptional services of Snow Country Limousine. Just a 45-minute ride from the Salt Lake City Internationa Airport or a 20-minute ride from Heber City Municipal Airport, if you arrive via private jet, and you are in a mountain fairy tale.

GSTAAD PALACE

Gstaad, Switzerland

GSTAAD PALACE Gstaad, Switzerland | Photography Courtesy GSTAAD PALACE

GLAMOROUS HIDEAWAY

Nestled in a sweeping, snowy valley below the Alps, Gstaad Palace is one of Switzerland’s most glamorous ski hideaways. The Saanenland region is a world-renowned winter sports destination, boasting picturesque trails for every skier from beginner to expert. Options include skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and even sledding. Thrill-seekers can also participate in heli-skiing for some adventure-packed time on the slopes. The helicopter settles guests onto powdery-white mountaintops filled with breathtaking runs. After a day on the mountainside, guests can unwind with a visit to the intimate and upscale Lobby Bar for après-ski drinks or with a luxurious two-hour journey of relaxation at the property’s Hammam at the Palace Spa.

Gstaad Palace has long been a favorite address for international travelers, royals, and celebrities. Located in the Bernese Alps, the Palace is settled in a charming chalet village where the wealthy live and escape to, and is one of the last family-owned Palaces since opening in 1913. There are 104 guest rooms with 26 suites including two Tower Suites and a Penthouse Suite. The property boasts five restaurants, one which is seasonal called La Fromagerie and serves a decadent Champagne and Truffle Fondue (before it became the restaurant, this space used to house Swiss gold during WWII)! You can fly into Berne or Geneva, but they also have a private airport nearby in Saanen which is only a few miles from the hotel.

Gstaad Palace also offers Helicopter Lunch Experience. Guests can board a helicopter for a 60-minute sightseeing flight to Zermatt that includes a lap around the Matterhorn and lunch at 3,000 meters (9845 feet) above sea level. After this circumnavigation, the pilot – Thomas Kohler from Air Glaciers – lands the helicopter on the glacier for a Champagne aperitif overlooking a staggering panorama that includes the Matterhorn. Guests then enjoy alpine culinary treats at the ‘Refuge l’Espace’ before returning to the airfield in Saanen that neighbors Gstaad.

GRAND HOTEL KRONENHOF

Pontresina, Switzerland

GRAND HOTEL KRONENHOF Pontresina, Switzerland | Photography Courtesy GRAND HOTEL KRONENHOF

TIMELESS LUXURY

The architecture of Grand Hotel Kronenhof makes it one of the most splendid hotels in the Alps. This heritage-protected luxury-class establishment is located in the heart of the idyllic Engadine village of Pontresina, only six kilometers (three and a half miles) from St. Moritz. The only 5-star superior hotel in the town, it boasts some 112 spacious rooms and suites as well as the large and well-equipped Kronenhof Spa and several very notable restaurants.

Guests have the opportunity to shred through fresh, powdery white snow at Pontresina’s legendary ski resorts including Diavolezza, Corviglia, and Corvatsch. Known as a winter destination for skiers and snow adventurers, Grand Hotel Kronenhof also has a multitude of fun indoor amenities for guests to enjoy while venturing into the Alpine world of Switzerland. Perfect for parties, events, and celebrations, guests can lace up their shoes and visit the hotel’s bowling alley for an afternoon of food, drinks, and entertainment. In combination with a dinner for eight or more, external guests are also welcome to stop by the hotel for a bite and some light bowling competition. On April 1, 2019, Kronenhof’s crowning season finale brings an exclusive and secluded atmosphere darting down Corvatsch’s 2.6 miles slope, making it an unforgettable nighttime skiing experience.

KULM HOTEL ST. MORITZ

St. Moritz, Switzerland

KULM HOTEL ST. MORITZ St. Moritz, Switzerland | Photography Courtesy KULM HOTEL ST. MORITZ

STUNNING PERSPECTIVE

With its prime location 1,856 meters (6089 feet) above sea level in the heart of the Engadine, the luxurious 5-star, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is the perfect destination to travel this winter season. Offering stunning views of Lake St. Moritz, guests can enjoy the fascinating scenery from their hotel suite. Known as the cradle of winter sports, Kulm Hotel offers a wide variety of activities including snowshoeing, snow trekking and more, allowing guests to experience an authentic après-ski experience. After a long day of fun in the snow, the Kulm spa offers a multitude of relaxing treatments and detoxes for guests to wind down and enjoy beautiful Switzerland. Additionally, placing a significant focus on modern technology, Kulm Hotel is also equipped with its in-house film studio and drone workshop for guests to channel their inner director and film their videos. Exclusive for Kulm and Kronenhof guests, ski enthusiasts can enjoy a full moon private descent on Diavolezza’s slopes under the night sky.

ARLBERG HOSPIZ HOTEL

arlberg1800 resort, St. Christoph, Arlberg, Austria

ARLBERG HOSPIZ HOTEL arlberg1800 resort, St. Christoph, Arlberg, Austria | Photography Courtesy ARLBERG HOSPIZ HOTEL 

TRADITION AND ARTS

Home to the iconic Arlberg Hospiz Hotel, originally built in 1386 as an inn, arlberg1800 RESORT has been owned and operated by three generations of the Werner Family, who are keen patrons of the arts. The Arlberg Hospiz hotel witnessed the birth of Alpine skiing and was soon part of the flourishing winter sport in one of the world’s most beautiful regions. People of distinction flocked to St. Christoph, to one of the region’s first 5-star hotels. For almost 700 years, the Hospiz has cocooned its guests in a delightful atmosphere of warmth during the traditional winter ski season.

St. Christoph offers some of the best off-trail terrains anywhere in the world and has an enviable snow record. At 1800m (5905 feet), and located in the most significant snowfall region in the Alps, St. Christoph is often deep in snow; with an average of seven meters each winter. Ski Alberg – Austria’s largest skiing resort and one of the five largest skiing areas worldwide – skiers can explore 305 downhill skiing kilometers, 200 kilometers of deep snow skiing and 88 lifts and cableways, as well as the spectacular Run of Fame skiing round. Guests staying at arlberg1800 RESORT will have access to the resort’s five restaurants, outstanding wine cellars, from a large-bottle cellar to a wine cellar dating back to 1386, extensive sports area, children’s club, and a large state-of-the-art spa.

HOTEL QUELLE

St. Magdalena, South Tyrol, Italy

HOTEL QUELLE St. Magdalena, South Tyrol, Italy | Photography Copyright  Michael Huber

MAGICAL HOLIDAY

Set within the snow-covered valleys of Casies, Pustertal and Gsies in South Tyrol, the 5-star Hotel Quelle Nature Spa is the perfect setting for a winter holiday that all the family will enjoy. A free 30-minute shuttle ride will take you to South Tyrol’s number one ski area – Kronplatz, Plan de Coroner’s and 185 km (114.954 miles) of slopes. Then, just 1 km (0.6 miles) away from Hotel Quelle is St. Magdalena – a small, sunny mountain ski lift with its ski school and ski rental, ideal for beginners, children and families. Hotel Quelle also offers more than 42km (26 miles) cross-country trails accessible directly from the hotel. You can snowshoe through the forest, cross-country ski and toboggan or hike up to dine in Hotel Quelle’s traditional mountain hut. Your efforts will be rewarded when you return to the warm hospitality, generous alpine rooms and delicious South Tyrolean and Italian cuisine at HotelQuelle. Relax tired muscles and reenergize in Quelle’s fabulous Nature Spa which offers seven indoor and outdoor pools, ten sauna experiences, kneipping and a whole host of natural therapies and beauty treatments, including a dedicated family spa! The nearest airport is Innsbruck – a two-hour drive away.


Header Photography ARLBERG HOSPIZ HOTEL arlberg1800 resort, St. Christoph, Arlberg, Austria