2020 Top Ski Lodge & Resort Picks
It's ski season and it’s never too early to start planning your winter ski holiday! Many of the best lodges and resorts will be at peak capacity again this year, with bookings being confirmed months in advance. So be sure to contact us to curate your luxury ski holiday and have us match you to the perfect destination, access the best restuarants in town and arrange unique experiences. Here are our my top picks for ski destinations across the globe.
SCARP RIDGE LODGE - Crested Butte, CO
Don't let the former Croatian saloon facade fool you. This charming boutique flagship property from Eleven Experience wins my top pick this season for it's rustic luxury and access to the world's most exclusive skiing, where each morning a custom-designed snowcat oufitted with every cool amenity possible awaits to privately transport you to over 1,000 acres of exclusive ski terrain. With only 5 uniquely designed king rooms it is perfect for a buy-out and can be combined with it's neighboring property Sorpis House for 3 additional king rooms.
MONT CERVIN PALACE - Zermatt, Switzerland
Built in 1852, Mont Cervin Palace stands as the oldest hotel in Zermatt, and remains a client favorite for their exquisite level of service and rooms with stunning views of the Mattehorn. Ski enthusiasts love the no-car town accessed accessed by the hotel's signature covered horse-drawn carriage. Winter brings tobogganing, ice climbing and 220 miles of piste play; the summer season offers glacier skiing, hiking, biking and golf. Return for a steam bath and herbal massage, followed by Michelin-star Mediterranean fare at Ristorante Capri or perfectly prepared steak at Grill Le Cervin.
THE LITTLE NELL - Aspen, CO
Stay at The Little Nell, Aspen's most legendary hotel, and indulge in exquisite five-star service and access to America's most famous mountain town. As the town's only ski-in/ski-out resort, guests will enjoy exclusive privileges to access the slopes and experience one of the most lively apres ski bar scenes in town.
ROSA ALPINA - Dolomites, Italy
This hidden gem of a destination is well known among chic European ski travelers and after visiting I know why. Rosa Alpina enjoys a stunning location in the heart of the Dolomites, a natural paradise classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site - with 860 miles of ski runs that will challenge ski lovers of all levels. After a day on the slopes guests may sink into Beauty Spa Rosa Alpina beauty treatments or cozy up in their peaceful, rustic and chic bedrooms with artful Italian furnishings. Foodies will delight in the Michelin-star restaurant or enjoy casual dining with homemade pasta at the Wine Bar & Grill.
ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY - Park City, UT
Luxury and adventure meet on the slopes of the majestic Wastach Mountains at The St. Regis Deer Valley. Combining understated elegance with mountain ambiance in the private Deer Crest community, The St. Regis pampers guests in an impressive setting with effortless access to luxury ski-in, ski-out impeccably groomed slopes and the vibrant town of Park City.
L’Apogée Courchevel is a cocoon of luxuriant warmth immersed in a pristine snowy panorama. This 53-room property is part of the exquisite Oetker Collection and claims some of the most luxurious rooms in Courcheval. Perched above a former French Olympic ski-jump, skiers will delight in their day in the brillian white snow and then return to a deeply comfortable home which is somewhere authentic, with an easy sophistication.
THE LODGE - Verbier, Switzerland
Sir Richard Branson's exclusive use private luxury Alpine retreat The Lodge, is a nine-bedroom mountain hideaway perfect for families or group ski holidays. After a day on the lifts, The Lodge, has no shortage of things to do — bask in the indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, steam room and spa, or enjoy the party room with its plasma-screen television and games console.