Category: Resorts

Ski Québec

Stay in style, whatever style you fancy. There has never been a better time to ski Québec. From cozy cabins to regal room service, convenient condos and friendly B+Bs, Québec has you covered. Across three unique and snowy ski regions, lovely lodgings suit every taste and budget. In Québec, skiing is unique. A land of unforgettable landscapes and nearby ski mountains, gourmet locally-sourced food and legendary après-ski, with a winning mix of European and Québec cultures brought to life by approachable, warm people. Mountain resorts are conveniently close to one another, turning a ski vacation into a road trip to ... Read more

Vorarlberg Austria Skiing Adventure [Magazine Article]

Vorarlberg A powder-rich adventure through the idyllic Vorarlberg Austria skiing region. By Andrew Findlay I wake groggy from jet lag and peer out a window of my suite in Mittelberg, an idyllic mountain village in Kleinwalsertal, a Vorarlberg Austria Skiing region snugged up against the German border. Fat snowflakes drift lazily and the industrious Austrians are already busy blowing snow and plowing streets blanketed with what appears deliciously to be a foot and a half of powder. Being Sunday morning, the bells of the Catholic Church are tolling to summon the faithful. But for me, it’s like the sound of ... Read more

PLAY – The Québec Way

Photo:  Mont Sutton Ooh la la, it’s time to après-ski the Québec way December 22, 2017 Winter in Québec offers truly magical moments. With a glorious combination of glittering snowy landscapes and a unique mix of European and Canadian cultures, skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are only the beginning of the celebration. Whatever you do day or night, you’ll inevitably punctuate your time with unforgettable cuisine and hospitality—and some seriously merry après-ski. With no fewer than 10 must-try ski resorts dotted across three stunning regions, your holiday can become a magnificent ski adventure filled with variety and joie de vivre. ... Read more

Verbier’s Cabane Mont-Fort

LUNCH EN HAUTE MONTAGNE AT VERBIER’S CABANE MONT-FORT. Sometimes cheese is not enough. Perched on a privileged peak among Switzerland’s most magnificent mountains, this remote high-alpine refuge offers both cozy alpine atmosphere and an embarrassment of cheesy diversions. Fondue forks en garde! Verbier’s Cabane Mont-Fort is a lunch stop worth dueling for. Verbier attracts a sportif crowd, from Richard Branson and Jude Law to the young London royal set, so avi packs and fat skis rub alongside the occasional Brit in a collared shirt at this classic pit stop. After a morning skiing the powder of Vallon d’Arbi or the ... Read more

Fun at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

It’s true that as the snow blankets down, the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains becomes a picture postcard of smiling skiers and snowboarders and glittering peaks. But when the afternoon light begins to soften in the western sky, a whole new world awakens at the fairytale castle that is Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Winter doesn’t sleep when the sun sets. Relax and Recharge Located in Banff National Park, about two hours from the international airport at Calgary, Alberta, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers a bevy of ways to relax and recharge — from night-owl snowshoeing beneath the stars, to ... Read more

Les Étoiles De Courchevel

Courchevel France harbors the who’s who of the international jet set in more five-star hotels than most world capitals. By Leslie Woit From the travails of war, a gilded cage is born, Courchevel France in Trois Vallées is one of the world’s most glamorous ski resorts — the winter retreat of kings, queens, and oligarchs. Yet its plans were hatched not in a glittering salon, but behind the barbed wire of an Austrian camp for prisoners of war. As an architect, town planner, keen skier, and visionary, Laurent Chappis completed his doctorate during his incarceration at a prisoner-of-war camp in Austria. Sardonically, Chappis referred to his stalag camp ... Read more

Whistler – A chateau of one’s own

Whistler – A chateau of one’s own The Fairmont Chateau Whistler A chateau of one’s own, what could be lovelier? Appointed in sumptuous high-alpine style and occupying a prime ski-to-the-door slope-side location at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, the elegant Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers refined, personalized service to ensure the comfort of their guests at their mountain home-away-from-home.   Gorgeous new Alpine Suites offer an intimate abode ideal for couples who appreciate elegance and spaciousness. Each lavish 600 square foot suite boasts a luxurious king bed, fireplace, and beautifully appointed bathroom with spa shower. Top-floor elevations reveal sparkling views over Whistler’s ... Read more

Your Whistler, Straight Up

Photo: Whistler Heli-Skiing / Neil Brown Why shouldn’t the journey be as enjoyable and luxurious as the holiday itself? Transfer from Vancouver International Airport in high style by taking a private luxury SUV along the breathtaking Sea to Sky Highway, or begin your vacation with an awe-inspiring, 30-minute helicopter ride from Vancouver. Your first glimpse of the magnificent Coast Mountains is only the beginning. Those seeking excellence will find it in Whistler. North America’s largest ski resort has everything you need plus more than your heart desires. Skiing its beautifully groomed trails is just one of a day’s many attractions. ... Read more

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