Every year, holidaymakers look for luxury winter resorts for skiing or snowboarding.
Exclusive resorts lure with their amenities, range of services, perfect wellness, the opportunity to enjoy privacy in beautiful mountain panoramas, top cuisine, luxury shops, or even by a private heliport. Which winter resorts are considered a delightful destination for wealthy tourists who want to pamper themselves and enjoy winter fun in a luxurious environment?
Switzerland: Tschuggen Grand Hotel
The hotel adorned with five stars is a destination for tourists who want to enjoy privacy or shop in luxury stores. It is located at 1800 meters above sea level and is connected to a steep road that closes at night. Guests have at their disposal a futuristic glass cable car that reminds of sci-fi movies. This way, they can get to luxury restaurants or shops. One hundred twenty-eight rooms overlook the surrounding mountains, and the guests can enjoy the hotel specialties in 4 restaurants. If they want to take a break from downhill skiing, they can book a romantic balloon flight and see the snowy peaks from a bird’s eye view.
St. Moritz and a Hotel with a Long Tradition
Another luxurious and popular Swiss winter resort is undoubtedly St. Moritz, which is located at 1843 meters above sea level on the upper stream of the Inn River and on the shores of St. Moritz Lake. The resort is famous for its trails, beautiful views, and sunshine; the sun shines here 322 days a year. The five-star Carlton Hotel can be a luxury retreat for wealthy tourists. You can stay in design rooms, a fusion of modern attitude and respect for history; the hotel has more than 100 years of tradition. It offers beautiful views of the romantic landscape; your taste buds will be jumping with joy in two restaurants with Michelin chefs. Guests can relax in the wellness area and enjoy a sauna or massage service, and there are also indoor and outdoor pools, of course, heated.
Courchevel France: Mountain Villages
Courchevel in France consists of five villages in the Trois Vallées, a popular destination for winter fun lovers. The affluent tourists always aim at La Sivoliére complex. Although it may not look so luxurious at first glance, the first impression is deceiving. In fact, shop windows aren’t inlaid with diamonds or chandeliers as in royal palaces because the emphasis is on coziness and harmony with nature. La Sivoliére is located at the end of the road in a pine forest and fits into the natural scenery because it is built of wood and stone. There are 35 apartments and rooms, which are decorated in Alpine style.
The ski slope is, of course, a short walk from the hotel, and there are top-groomed 600-kilometer long slopes. After a sports day, you can unwind with one of the Odacité’s natural spa treatments or enjoy a Michelin-starred menu. Local desserts are exceptionally famous. Courchevel 1850 is the highest Alpine village, which is not so popular with skiers as lovers of expensive brands and shopping and tourists who prefer to enjoy wellness relaxation rather than sports. Celebrities from all over the world go to Courchevel every year.
Eagle Point Resort in Utah: A Private Ski Slope
The ski resort in Utah, USA, has 600 acres, featuring dozens of groomed pistes. What makes this resort an exciting place is the possibility to rent it for $ 10,000 a day. You can enjoy downhill skiing without a crowd of other people, ride on the cable car without worrying that some stranger will get on the cablecar with you, and enjoy mulled wine on the slope accompanied by your close friends. There are also bars and outdoor hot tubs throughout the complex.
Klosters: Hollywood on the Rocks
The Swiss Klosters is a popular resort, visited by many celebrities. It was a favorite place of Greta Garbo, Gene Kelly, or Gregory Peck. Today, Klosters is a popular winter holiday destination for the English royal family. Celebrities and wealthy tourists spent their holidays mostly at the Chese Grischuna Hotel. There are many well-known names in the guest book; therefore, this place was nicknamed Hollywood on the Rocks.
Text: Linda Vojancová Photo: Pixabay.com, Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Hotel Carlton