Category: Ski Resorts Europe

Le K2 Altitude, Courchevel

Le K2 Altitude, Courchevel lies in the heart of the Savoie Region and within the world’s largest skiable area – Les 3 Vallées, with 600 km of marked runs, it’s the kingdom of skiing and the alpine lifestyle. Courchevel is one of the most famous and prestigious resorts in the world. Thanks to the airport located at an altitude of 2016 meters, with its permanent snow cleared runway and heliport, Courchevel is easily accessible. At dusk, when the snow-capped peaks take on magical tints and hues, discover the generous comfort of our rooms and suites, all with the latest technology, ... Read more

Hotel Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad

One of the oldest palace hotels in Gstaad, Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad re-opened under new ownership in December 2013 to introduce a funky, 57 room hotel with a bold color scheme, eye-catching prints and elegant furniture. They’ve got a superb Michelin-starred restaurant, an intimate 18-seater chalet restaurant in the hotel’s grounds and a decadent nightclub, bouquet. Well known for skiing in the winter, each summer sees the mountain town transformed into a wellness mecca, offering soaring views of alpine hiking, outdoor yoga, and spa treatments. With 57 elegant rooms, of which nine are sophisticated suites, Le Grand Bellevue offers unrivaled ... Read more

W Hotel, Verbier

W Hotel, Verbier invites you to cross the line into an extraordinary world where winters are white hot and summers always keep things cool. As W Hotels’ first alpine escape and only hotel in Verbier, get set for slope-side style centered around Place Blanche, the new heart of Verbier. Action packed days mirror energy fueled nights at this stunning Verbier ski resort, one of only five hotels in Verbier with ski in/ski out access. Daring design meets a sophisticated scene. With 123 rooms & suites and 4 W Residences, each with signature W beds and balcony, many with panoramic vistas, W Verbier ... Read more

Le K2 Palace, Courchevel

Le K2 Palace, Courchevel is comfortable, spacious and designed to turn your nights into precious moments of peace and relaxation, Le K2 Palace’s 29 rooms and suites give pride of place to wide open living areas and offer views of the surrounding massifs, the valley, and the neighboring forest. The alpine woodwork in the K2 style and matching bronzes evoke the distant lands of the Himalayas and combined with fabrics in warm shades, recall that in this setting, luxurious details quietly accompanies the original beauty of the natural materials. K2’s five exceptional suite-chalets are exclusive, luxurious and rare, providing all ... Read more

The Grand Hotel Riffelalp, Zermatt

The Grand Hotel Riffelalp, Zermatt celebrated its grand opening for summer tourism on 10th July 1884 and quickly became a playground for Europe’s high society. Today, Riffelalp Resort continues that great tradition with all the comforts of a modern five star hotel. As the Matterhorn sets the scene, raise your glass to the mountain-top holiday mood. To 300 days of sunshine a year, under the clearest of clear blue skies. And to wondrously clear nights under millions of stars, shining and sparkling like scattered jewels. Spa Glide into the water and forget all the pressures of everyday commitments. Enjoy all the benefits ... Read more

MGM Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix

MGM Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix has as a heritage of mountain DNA, that brought them to create an amazing structure right in the heart of Chamonix. “Le Cristal de Jade” presages a new perception of tourism residences. The residence is composed of three chalets, one is dedicated to your welcome and your relaxation with a private swimming pool and wellness center. “Le Cristal de Jade” offers 51 apartments combining space and comfort with a contemporary mountain spirit that reflects through the use of the best materials, natural and latest generation equipment and access to the beautiful surroundings through a ... Read more

Hameau Albert 1er, Chamonix

The Hameau Albert 1er, Chamonix, France offers luxurious hotel rooms with character; family suites; cozy, independent chalets; indoor/outdoor swimming pool and spa, facing Mont-Blanc; gastronomic Michelin** restaurant; traditional restaurant and seminar rooms promise a fabulous stay in the world capital of mountaineering.   Since 1903, the history of the 5-star hotel, Le Hameau Albert 1er and the affirmation of its mountain identity have been the foundations for its serene and stylish hotel rooms, where you can peacefully contemplate the Mont Blanc panorama. The chic hotel rooms in the main Albert 1er building and La Ferme, the Martine and Blaitière suites ... Read more

Guarda Golf Hotel & Residences, Crans Montana

Close your eyes and imagine an ambiance in which you can rediscover yourself and the weightlessness of feeling free. Your mind is picturing the Guarda Golf Hotel & Residences, Crans Montana where the meaning of the word “guest” is taken to a new level. The North-Facing Rooms benefit from all of the luxury features, such as solid wood furniture, high-quality decor, bespoke paintings and state of the art technology, over 20 square meters. The bathroom in these rooms is finished in a champagne-colored Italian limestone and feature a shower and Bulgari toiletries. Apartment Suites Imagine walking into your own living room, high ... Read more

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St. Moritz

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains The lush Alpine settings, unspoiled nature and Swiss peacefulness combined with world-renowned events and elegant lifestyle – St. Moritz is simply not comparable to many other places in the world. Sitting at 1,800 m above average, surrounded by the Upper Engadine’s lakes and mountains, St. Moritz offers never-ending options for any kind of sports and recreation, from the first-class skiing area with 350 km of piste to scenic winter walks through snow-covered forests and over frozen lakes. Not to forget the impressive variety of luxury boutiques and local shops. Located in the sporty heart of ... Read more

How To Test Skis – Top Pros Test Best New Skis 2017 – 2018 Season

How to Test Skis and find the Best New Skis 2017 – 2018 Season. Finding a ski you love it is key to having a great time on your ski vacation. Many people don’t really know how to test skis. SNOW Magazine held a ski test on Aspen Mountain in Colorado at the end of March. We gathered a group of top ski pros, ex racers, equipment buyers, and other ski fanatics to test the Best New Skis 2017 – 2018 Season. Each tester had something different to say regarding how to see if a ski will make the cut and ... Read more

Nira Montana, Courmayeur, Italy

Nira Montana, Courmayeur, Italy in La Thuile, the heart of Europe’s highest mountains. Outside, restore your relationship with nature. Explore 160km of skiing in Italy and France. Go snowboarding, trekking, rafting and fishing. Inside, return to comforting, laid-back luxury. Find sanctuary in our soothing SPA. Savor the finest Italian cuisine. Relax. Renew. In the morning… back to nature. With Mont Blanc as a towering backdrop, Nira Montana sits at the edge of La Thuile, a sports-focused ski resort in the northwestern part of the Aosta Valley, close to the French border and neighboring Courmayeur. Nestled at 1441 meters above sea ... Read more

Les Fermes de Marie, Megève

Les Fermes de Marie, Megève is where authenticity meets with the exceptional, offering elegance, calm and distinction. Les Fermes de Marie is made up of authentic alpine farmhouses, rescued from ruin high up in the hills of the French Alps. These buildings, were taken apart beam by beam, numbered and put back together piece by piece in a 3 acre park in the heart of Megève. Enjoy a getaway in a place full of history where every stone, every beam, every object tells a story…  In the winter at Les Fermes de Marie you will experience the magic of snow ... Read more

Hotel Altapura, Val Thorens

In Val Thorens, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in the Alps, Altapura has access to the 3 Valleys’ 373 miles of ski routes. Altapura, the 5-star hotel will have you under its majestic spell. Generous and elegant volumes recall the panache of the great palaces, a Nordic chic atmosphere and a design centered around the nobility of wood and stone. Altapura plays up the contrasts between understated cosmopolitan atmosphere and festive ambiances. From the sweet serenity of your room, to the soothing spa sessions to warm exchanges at the restaurant, relaxing moments in the lounges or on the ... Read more

Rosapetra Spa Resort, Cortina

Just minutes from the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, Rosapetra Spa Resort, Cortina has just 29 delightful rooms and a superb spa with a pool, saunas, a Turkish bath, external black sauna a massage zone and a fitness room. The resort places an emphasis on well-being and provides a broad range of treatments from thalassotherapy to Hatma massa. With a beautifully decorated dining room, that serves local cuisine accompanied by fine wines, and a range of sports on offer, this is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The atmosphere ... Read more

Hotel Aurelio, Lech

The Hotel Aurelio, Lech is Austria’s newest and most luxurious ski and spa hotel, located in the exclusive resort of Lech am Arlberg. Take a break from your daily life and enjoy the breath-taking mountain scenery of the Arlberg region with high-class gourmet dishes as well as our exclusive Aurelio SPA. All the bedrooms and suites are individually designed and while each is sympathetic to the heritage of the local alpine region, the décor is contemporary and elegant. Natural fabrics complement stylish wooden furniture, creating a look that is fresh, clean and sophisticated, as well as feeling more like home than ... Read more