From Michelin-star dining to five-star concierge services and once in a lifetime experiences, when we ski, we like to do it in style.

Europe’s ski hotels go above and beyond when it comes to Alpine luxury. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious place to rest your head after spending the day exploring the mountain, to kick back and relax in a state-of-the-art spa, or sip the afternoon away with champagne at aprés, we’ve searched the snowy Alps for Europe’s best ski hotels.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland

If you’re looking for a ski hotel with an iconic design and an enormous spa, we strongly recommend checking into the Tschuggen Grand Hotel. Nestled on the mountainside on the edge of the Arosa forest, it’s a dreamy location for a romantic ski getaway.

Relaxation is guaranteed in a spa that’s to die for. Set across four floors, within the hotel’s iconic sails rising from the mountainside, book in for a spa experience tailor-made for you.

For the full VIP experience, there’s even a private mountain railway to take you straight up the mountain in four minutes. With no lines or waiting, it’s a skier’s ultimate luxury.

Where: Arosa, Switzerland
Website: www.tschuggencollection.ch

Das Central, Austria

If you’re after a wooden ski chalet, then perhaps Das Central isn’t for you. The hotel’s ultra-modern building is made of glass and steel, set against the backdrop of the Austrian Alps like something straight out of a spy movie.

Inside, the décor is pure Alpine luxury, with a host of different room designs to choose between, from modern and minimalist to rustic and charming.

The hotel is best known for its restaurant, ice Q, one of the highest located gourmet restaurants in the world, sitting 3,048 metres above sea level. Book into the all-glass restaurant for panoramic views of the Ötztal mountains as you indulge in innovative Alpine cuisine.

Das Central’s three-storey Venezia spa is the ultimate relaxation, and time unwinding in one of its ten saunas is an absolute must after a long day of skiing.

Where: Sölden, Austria
Website: www.central-soelden.com

Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Overlooking unbeatable views of the majestic Swiss Alps, Gstaad Palace looks like it’s been taken straight out of a fairytale.

The hotel’s elegance extends to its accommodation, where 90 rooms and suites have their own signature style, furnished with a touch of alpine chic. If you’re travelling in a group, you can even book the entire penthouse suite, which boasts spectacular 360-degree mountain views.

If you’re peckish, restaurant La Fromagerie opens during the winter months, where you can indulge in a delicious fondue. It’s set in a former bunker where a Swiss bank stored gold during World War Two.

They go above and beyond when it comes to Alpine luxury.

Where: Gstaad, Switzerland
Website: www.palace.ch

Hotel Chalet al Foss, Italy

Hotel Chalet al Foss is the dream ski hotel every Instagram influencer flocks to. The unique location and infinity pool makes it a true gem for taking photos in front of the snowy mountains as you soak up the spectacular views.

The hotel goes one further by offering heaps of unique mountain-side experiences, including floating breakfasts served in the infinity pool; a breakfast with hotel alpacas Happy & Bernard; and the ‘Foss Breakfast’, a heated bed immersed in the show for a once-in-a-lifetime breakfast in bed experience.

Where: Vermiglio, Italy
Website: www.hotelchaletalfoss.it

W Verbier, Switzerland

W Verbier sits within the stunning Verbier ski resort, just steps away from the main ski lifts, with ski in/ski out access. Considered to be one of the best luxury mountain hotels in Europe, this contemporary hotel offers 123 stylish rooms, each with its own fireplace and private balcony.

Guests can also enjoy the on-site Away Spa, featuring two pools, nine treatment rooms and state of the art gym facilities.

If you’re looking for the experience of a lifetime, the hotel is renowned for its Whatever/Whenever service, turning your dreams into reality – whether that’s a yoga session on the mountains, parachuting, or a sledge ride with Huskies as you sip champagne.

Where: Verbier, Switzerland
Website: www.marriott.co.uk

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Switzerland

Welcome to the most iconic hotel in St. Moritz. All rooms at Badrutt’s Palace have been uniquely designed, incorporating the very best of Alpine décor with modern amenities. A stay here in one of their cosy, luxurious rooms will feel like a home away from home (a fancy one at that), with a breathtaking view of the lake and village centre.

As for luxury spas, Badrutt’s boasts the Palace Wellness facilities designed to enhance your state of wellbeing for the ultimate relaxation, with indoor and outdoor pools perfect for a late afternoon dip. The panoramic views of the surrounding Alps and gorgeous frozen lakes are an added bonus.

With thirteen on-site bars and restaurants, including Andreas Caminada’s Michelin-starred IGNIV, it’s the ideal ski hotel for foodies.

Where: St. Moritz, Switzerland
Website: www.badruttspalace.com

Aman Le Mélézin, France

This is an Aman hotel, so you already know it’s going to be extraordinary. This ski-in/ski-out hotel has all the traditions of a fine French châteaux, and you’ll enjoy spectacular views of snow-covered mountains and crystal clear Alpine skies from your private terrace hot tub in the heart of Les Trois Vallées.

Book into Nama while you’re there to enjoy exceptional Japanese cuisine at one of the area’s most acclaimed restaurants. There’s also a spa with a swimming pool, fitness centre and hydrotherapy area spread across two of the hotel’s four floors. It’s one of the most fabulous hotels in France.

We recommend making the most of your stay and booking an experience. The hotel offers stunning vantage points of the mountains from a helicopter, paraglider, or hot air balloon at sunrise.

When we ski, we do it in style.

Where: Courchevel, France
Website: www.aman.com


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