Ski Retreats for Snow Lovers
Collected by Afar Magazine
These ski retreats may be cold-weather destinations, but they're guaranteed to heat your vacation up. Upgrade your next snow-filled adventure with a stay at one of these standout ski hotels.
4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
I love to ski, and the slopes here, in the middle of the mountains, are fantastic. The hotel is done all in wood, like a huge collage with gabled roofs. It attracts fanatical skiers. I saw people heading out at 6 a.m., which would never happen in...
238 Rue des Clarines, 73120 Courchevel, France
Opened by the owners of the nearby Kilimandjaro, K2 sets a new bar for mountain luxury. Hotel Le K2 dresses up its chalets with wall tapestries from the Charles Jouffre atelier. Every bedroom, lounge, and restaurant has vast views of the valley....
9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Think you can keep up with an Olympian on the slopes? Montage Deer Valley gives you a chance to try. New retreat programs include one day on the mountain with a US Olympic ski team pro. Terrain Guests have ski-in/ski-out access to more than 100...
Alpinastrasse 23, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland
Gstaad may not be as well known as St. Moritz but the rich and famous flock there just the same. The Alpine mountain village has a pedestrian-only central strolling area with lots of upscale shopping and eating options. Joe and I stayed at the...
Via dal Corvatsch 76, 7513 Silvaplana, Switzerland
Perched above the idyllic Swiss town of Surlej, near the world-renowned St. Moritz ski resort, this four-star glass-and-timber sanctuary offers a seductive mix of friendly service and cool design. Founded by award-winning hotelier Manvinder Puri,...
Gotthardstrasse 4, 6490 Andermatt, Switzerland
When architect Jean-Michael Gathy designed The Chedi Andermatt, located 90 minutes from Zurich in the Ursern Valley, he gave the Swiss chalet style a contemporary edge. Some elements, however, remain decidedly traditional—the warm woods,...
Dorfstraße 114, 6450 Sölden, Austria
Run by ski star Sigi Gruner, Bergland Hotel immerses guests in the active lifestyle of the Tirol mountains. The ski lift near the hotel entrance whisks riders to the Solden-Hochsolden ski area, and the in-house equipment shop and ski school tap...
7680 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village, WY 83025, USA
Most people visit the national parks during the summer, but winter provides a completely different wildlife- viewing experience. Guests at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole have multiple options for taking in a snowy Yellowstone. Get a bird’s-eye view...
200 Pipestone Rd, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada
The Post Hotel & Spa is set in the heart of the pristine Banff National Park, surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains and overlooking Lake Louise. The original log-walled lodge—opened in 1942 as the Lake Louise Ski Lodge—has...
315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The St. Regis just finished a comprehensive interior remodel in 2012 and it is gorgeous. Every guest room is beautifully appointed with spacious, marble bathrooms that have the bathtub separated from the shower. The room that I stayed in had...
7700 Stein Way, Park City, UT 84060, USA
The Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley Resort in Utah is no ordinary ski lodge. Built in 1982 and named after Norwegian Olympic Gold Medal skier Stein Eriksen, the upscale lodge brings a hefty dose of ski chic to Park City - features include a...
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