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13 Luxury Ski Lodges For Next Winter

With so many ski resorts around the world to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go. That's why we've put together a list of the top 13 ski resorts that should definitely be on your radar. From the luxurious Arabelle Vail to the cozy Madeline Ski Lodge in Telluride, there's something for everyone on this list. So grab your skis and get ready to hit the slopes at these incredible resorts.

1. The Arabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort

Located just a few steps away from the world-renowned skiing destination, in the heart of Lionshead Village, The Arrabelle at Vail Square is an exquisite and ultra-luxurious hotel that embodies the essence of Vail's alpine legacy and charm.


The hotel boasts 81 spacious and elegantly designed guestrooms and private residences that offer the ultimate comfort and relaxation to its guests.


For a truly rejuvenating experience, visit the onsite RockResorts Spa, which offers alpine-inspired treatments using natural ingredients. If you're looking for a place to dine, head over to Tavern on the Square, where you can relish comfort food in a casual and elegant mountain setting.


Please be advised that a separate resort fee of $90 per night will be charged to guests staying in the hotel & one-bedroom units, plus $50 per night for any additional bedroom. This fee is taxable and covers various services such as parking for multiple vehicles, ski/bike valet, in-room iPads, rollaway beds, cribs, additional guests, and more. Some limits may apply to certain services.

2. Carlton Hotel St. Moritz (Forbes Five-Star)

Experience the perfect blend of modern luxury and traditional elegance at Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, located just minutes away from the town center. In 2007, renowned interior designer Carlo Rampazzi transformed this 1913 grand dame into a stylish and colorful haven. However, what makes this hotel stand out from the rest is its south-facing all-suite accommodations that offer breathtaking views of Lake St. Moritz and the Engadine mountains.

The Carlton Hotel is a seasonal establishment that caters to guests from December to March. Discover the great outdoors with the help of your personal outdoor butler, Othmar Baggenstos. Being a local, he knows the area like the back of his hand and will happily arrange an alfresco adventure for you.


During your stay, indulge in the many perks, such as butler and 24-hour limousine services. The Bel Etage is the heart and soul of the Carlton, featuring two historic open fireplaces and serving as the hotel's pièce de résistance. The lively ambiance invites you to enjoy a pre-or post-dinner drink while listening to live music played on the grand piano.


For skiing enthusiasts, the Carlton has everything you need for a perfect day on the slopes. The hotel offers an in-house ski rental service and ski school and can even arrange your lift tickets along with complimentary shuttle service to Corviglia ski station. Enjoy a hassle-free skiing experience with the Carlton's excellent facilities.

3. Element 52

These artfully designed two-to-five-bedroom residences are perfect for adventure-seekers and families wanting to unwind. With ski-in, ski-out access, and all the amenities of a world-class resort at your fingertips, you'll feel right at home with relaxed slopeside living.


Nestled into one of Colorado's most beloved mountain towns, Element 52 is situated just steps away from the old Wild West. Telluride has a rich history and culture that dates back to its establishment as a mining camp years ago. The incredible beauty that surrounds the town is still an attraction to this day – from red rocks rising from the canyon floor to snowy San Juan peaks dominating the horizon. Telluride remains a breathtakingly scenic destination, with clapboard buildings and Victorian storefronts adding to its charm.


At Element 52, guests can enjoy luxury amenities such as exceptional cuisine prepared by renowned chefs and sumptuous spa services. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or exciting leisure activities, we have you covered! Guests can choose from various skiing packages, including private lessons catered to their skill level and exclusive lift tickets only available through the concierge team. Other alpine adventures like snowshoeing and ice climbing await those seeking thrills. Plus, their attentive staff will provide everything you need during your stay, ensuring an unforgettable experience for every guest.

4. Four Seasons Jackson Hole (Forbes Five-Star)

Experience the perfect blend of laid-back Western style and city sophistication at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole. Situated amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Teton Mountains, the resort offers ski-in/ski-out access to the area's world-renowned trails, as well as a dedicated ski concierge who assists guests with lift tickets, equipment selection, and trail recommendations.


The warm and welcoming rooms feature gas fireplaces and décor that subtly nods to the area's Native American heritage. Indulge in local specialties at the cozy Westbank Grill, where dishes like elk osso buco and Utah lamb two ways are sure to satisfy your appetite. Alternatively, you can head to the casual Handle Bar for hearty fare, such as elk chili with cheddar, scallions, and Fritos, or barbecue-braised short ribs.


If you're traveling with kids, they can take ski lessons starting from as young as three years old. Additionally, the resort offers a range of activities for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts, including an in-house safari to the nearby Grand Teton National Park and stargazing with an astronomer.


The friendly staff is always on hand to help you create an itinerary tailored to your specific needs, whether you prefer to spend your time indoors at the Five-Star hotel or want to explore the great outdoors. With an in-house ski concierge to make hitting the slopes a breeze, you can focus on making memories that will last a lifetime.

5. Four Seasons Vail (Forbes Four-Star)

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail boasts a signature style that embraces natural elements in every aspect of its design, thanks to interior decorator Brayton Hughes. With its classic alpine lodge charm, the resort exudes an effortless elegance that belies its recent construction in 2010. The warm hues of brown, beige, red, and gold, combined with natural hickory wood accents and limestone adorning the floors, walls, furniture, and fireplaces, create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.


Upon entering the expansive mountain hotel, guests are greeted by an open bar and a grand window showcasing the stunning view of Vail Mountain. The hallways are wide and airy, and the stairways seem almost M.C. Escher-esque in their never-ending possibilities. After a long day of skiing, guests can enjoy the Five-Star spa's Vail River Stone Massage, complete with evergreen essential oils that evoke the sensation of zipping through a forest.


The resort offers several amenities designed to make guests' ski experience as seamless as possible. The ski concierge can arrange equipment rentals and lessons, provide maps and weather conditions, and even warm boots and wax skis before guests hit the slopes. A heated path connects the hotel to the ski concierge's three-story building at the base of Gondola One, making getting ready for a day on the slopes effortless.


Once back at the resort, guests can unwind in the heated pool or choose to soak in one of the two hot tubs. For more privacy, separate hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms are available for men and women at the spa. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail has everything guests need to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious mountain getaway.

6. Four Seasons Whistler (Forbes Four-Star)

Located at the base of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler provides a year-round getaway with the renowned Four Seasons service and style. Just five minutes away from the ski lifts and a leisurely 10-minute stroll from the village center, this resort offers the perfect location for a rustic adventure any time of the year.


The guest rooms are spacious, beautifully furnished, and decorated, while the dining room and lounge feature flavorful food, an extensive wine list, and specialty cocktails. After an adventurous day, relax at the Four-Star spa, offering body wraps, hydrotherapy, facials, and massages.


Unwind by enjoying locally sourced surf and turf at the hotel's signature restaurant, SIDECUT Modern Steak + Bar, located at Whistler's epicenter consisting of car-free villages such as Blackcomb Upper Village, Whistler Village, Village North, and Creekside Village. Complimentary shuttle service or walking paths from the resort make each village accessible.

For guests not interested in skiing, the hotel gym offers a full range of fitness equipment and downloadable personal training sessions, along with a yoga studio that hosts yoga, Pilates, aerobics, and stretching classes.


Guests are offered complimentary transport from the resort to the ski concierge and then onto Whistler Mountain. The resort features 273 rooms and suites, along with 37 private residences ranging from two to four bedrooms. These accommodations are housed in a private residential building that includes its own concierge, gym, and pool.

7. Four Seasons Megéve

The European Alps welcomes its first-ever Four Seasons property - the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Megève. Set on the slopes of Mont d'Arbois, this hotel offers ski-in and ski-out access and boasts an exclusive Ski Valet and Ski Concierge services that no other Megève luxury property can.


The French Alps' largest spa is also located here, offering guests stunning mountain views from its indoor-outdoor swimming pool and a variety of treatments from the property's onsite professionals. Delight your taste buds with Japanese-Alpine fusion at Kaito, or try the locally-sourced traditional French dishes at La Dame de Pic - Le 1920.


The spa covers an area of 900 sqm, with Olivier Claire providing indulgent treatments such as rejuvenating facials and detoxifying massages. Guests are welcome to enjoy the spa facilities, including the indoor-outdoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, and well-equipped fitness area, during their stay.


For younger guests aged 3 to 12, the Kids Kingdom offers a dedicated space supervised by staff who have curated exciting activity programs designed to educate and entertain during school holidays from 12:00 to 21:00. Older children can head to the Teen Zone for foosball, video games, and a home theatre. The spa even offers a range of dedicated treatments for children.

8. Airelles Courchevel, Les Airelles (Forbes Five-Star)

Les Airelles, located in the upscale ski resort of Courchevel 1850, is a hidden gem for ski enthusiasts. This ski-in/ski-out palace hotel boasts an Austro-Hungarian exterior resembling a winter palace from another era, complete with enchanting hand-painted frescoes and Bavarian-inspired decor. As the first hotel in Courchevel to receive the exclusive "Palace" status, Les Airelles offers impeccable service and amenities, including 32 cozy bedrooms and 15 luxurious suites.


The hotel's common areas are just as captivating, featuring three onsite restaurants, a cozy lounge with wood-fed fires, a La Mer spa, a chic boutique, and a convenient ski room. Les Airelles' enviable location on the Jardin Alpin slope makes it ideal for those seeking a ski adventure or simply looking to flaunt their stylish winter attire.


Families are more than welcome at Les Airelles, with a daily kids' program that includes everything from dogsledding to cooking classes, plus an ice-skating rink, arcade, and a heated treehouse that will surely make adults envious. Guests can choose to traverse the resort in style, with options such as a Rolls-Royce Cullinan or a horse-drawn carriage outfitted with Hermès leather interiors.


Ski butlers are also on hand to carry your skis and even heat your boots before you hit the slopes. The traditional Alpine design and decor of Les Airelles evoke a fairytale wonderland, complete with carved wooden balconies, antique cuckoo clocks, and turrets.


Guests can indulge in half-board dining and choose from six varied restaurant options. The mini-bar is stocked with complimentary organic treats by the French brand Leamo. Les Airelles is open seasonally from December through spring, so book now to experience the magic of this hidden gem.

9. Goldener Hirsch

The Goldener Hirsch Inn is the only family-owned hotel at Deer Valley, run by the philanthropic Eccles family since 1992. The Eccles family's Utah roots date back to the late 1800s and have been part of the development of Utah ever since. According to Hope Eccles, the President, 'Over the past 20 years, we have all been involved with the Goldener Hirsch, choosing the furniture, antiques, and art objects together, overseeing the exceptional service that is our hallmark and tasting the wonderful creations of Chef Ryan to ensure that our guests experience warmth and attention of visitors to our home.' The inspiration for the Inn comes from the original Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria, which the Eccles family visited multiple times. The Goldener Hirsch Inn at Deer Valley is a boutique hotel situated mid-mountain in the heart of the Silver Lake Village, pampering every guest with superior service in a charming Austrian elegant atmosphere. The Inn was voted United States' Best Ski Boutique Hotel in 2013 and 2015. The Eccles family presents their vision for the new Goldener Hirsch with utmost pride.


The exceptional cuisine choices at the Goldener Hirsch Inn include the award-winning Goldener Hirsch Inn Restaurant offering a delicious contemporary Alpine cuisine with a seasonal American spin. The hotel's 20 rooms feature European King-sized beds, hand-painted furnishings, fluffy terry-cloth robes and slippers, private balconies, and wood-burning fireplaces. Guests can also enjoy the hotel's hot tubs, sauna, exercise equipment, and Continental and American fare from its restaurant, which has earned "Extraordinary" ratings from Zagat and Four-Diamond recommendations from AAA.


The hotel has received multiple awards for its accommodations and personalized service since opening in 1991, including "Extraordinary" ratings from the Zagat Survey and "Four-Diamond" ratings from AAA for the past 12 years. The Goldener Hirsch Inn is a ski-in/ski-out luxury accommodation located just steps from the ski runs of Deer Valley. This hotel is home to a European environment in an unparalleled natural setting, featuring a renowned full-service restaurant and lounge.


"We take the small village, small hotel experience of the European Alps and make it a reality here in Deer Valley," says Eccles. "Ours is a truly warm experience, where you can share special evenings with your loved ones and meet fellow guests also enjoying a special stay with us. When you stay at the Goldener Hirsch Inn, you're sure to have a fully satisfying, one-of-a-kind experience."


The Goldener Hirsch Inn has won numerous awards, including being voted the country's "Best Ski Boutique Hotel" in the World Ski Awards for the second time in three years. The World Ski Awards, part of the World Travel Awards, also recognized Deer Valley as the Best Resort in North America. Both were crowned this past weekend at a three-day awards ceremony in Kitzbühel, Austria—just 50 miles from the Goldener Hirsch's namesake and inspiration, the Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria. Hope Eccles, the president of the Goldener Hirsch Inn, expressed her delight about the win, stating that the award is a testament to the friendliness and professionalism of their staff, who make every stay special, and to all their wonderful guests. She adds, "We are delighted to be part of Deer Valley, the Number One Ski Resort in the US!"

10.Madeline Ski Lodge, Telluride

Discover the ultimate base for exploring the abundant outdoor attractions and world-class dining of the region at Madeline Hotel and Residences. As part of the renowned Auberge Resorts Collection, this landmark hotel boasts an authentic mountain spirit and unsurpassed service that sets it apart from other luxury hotels in Telluride.


Nestled in the heart of Mountain Village, Madeline Hotel and Residences offers the best of both worlds - a secluded retreat amidst unspoiled beauty, yet still within reach of exciting activities. The Diamond Madeline Hotel and Residences welcome guests with inspired alpine architecture featuring native Colorado stone and warm timbers. With 96 luxurious rooms and 29 condos, guests can enjoy stunning views of Mountain Village or the San Juan Mountains.


At Madeline Hotel and Residences, guests are pampered with sensational dining options at the Timber Room, cocktails by the fire in the Black Iron Kitchen and Bar, relaxing spa treatments, ice skating on their rink, and invigorating swims in their new heated outdoor pool. This resort truly represents the pinnacle of the Colorado experience.

11.Montage Deer Valley (Forbes Five-Star)

Montage Deer Valley, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, is a skier's paradise with ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley's top-notch slopes. You can easily purchase lift tickets and rentals at the onsite Compass Sports, where the friendly staff will warm your boots and offer hot apple cider and freshly baked cookies upon your return. If skiing isn't your thing, the hotel offers plenty of other activities, such as hiking, biking, golfing, and fly fishing. Be sure to pamper yourself at Spa Montage, which offers custom treatments using botanical and herbal ingredients for a holistic experience.


The luxurious resort boasts an indoor lap pool and an outdoor pool with a sundeck, both of which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel also has plenty of amenities for families, including the Paintbox Club and complimentary s'mores on the Vista Terrace. Additionally, Daly's Pub and Rec offers fun activities like four regulation bowling lanes, billiards, darts, old-school arcade games, and four Nintendo Wii stations to entertain kids.


If you're a foodie, the hotel's Five-Star restaurant, Apex, serves mouth-watering farm-to-table meals and even offers cooking classes, wine tastings, and artisanal cheese tastings. Don't forget to take advantage of the hotel's house car service, which will take you to Park City's Historic Main Street for shopping and sightseeing. Keep in mind that Deer Valley Resort's 100 trails are exclusive to skiers, so snowboarders will need to visit Park City Mountain instead.

12.Sebastian Vail

Sebastian Vail is an 84-room boutique hotel that offers luxurious rooms and suites designed to entice guests. Along with this, they also offer 37 luxury private residences that offer unmatched comfort and relaxation. The resort has won numerous awards, including the Travel + Leisure award for being an exceptionally rated resort, making it one of the best places to stay in Vail.


One of the highlights of Sebastian Vail is the signature spa treatments and high-altitude therapy offered at Bloom Spa. Guests can unwind and rejuvenate with the help of experienced therapists who provide personalized treatments using organic and natural products. Additionally, guests can also enjoy exclusive ownership and social membership in The Summit Club, a private residence club that offers unparalleled access to top-notch amenities and services.


For food and drinks, guests can indulge in intriguing mixology at Frost, known for its creative cocktails and eclectic atmosphere. Leonora, the in-house restaurant, offers exquisite cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients.


Ski enthusiasts will love Sebastian Vail, as it offers slopeside ski valet service at The Sebastian Base Camp, located at the foot of Vail Mountain. This ensures that guests have easy access to skiing and snowboarding, making it the perfect destination for a winter vacation.

13.The Little Nell (Forbes Five-Star)

The Little Nell, a Five-Star hotel nestled at the base of a mountain in Aspen, provides an ideal location for skiing or exploring the town's latest fashion trends. The rooms and junior suites, renovated in 2017 by Champalimaud Design, and the six luxury suites, redesigned in 2014 by star designer Holly Hunt, are luxurious cocoons complete with fireplaces, plush furniture, and opulent bathrooms. Some suites offer vaulted ceilings with stunning mountain views, while others overlook the charming former mining town. Guests can enjoy the well-equipped gym, outdoor pool, and hot tub. Despite providing top-notch service, The Little Nell maintains an unpretentious atmosphere.


The hotel's Adventure Program offers experiential activities such as fly fishing, off-road tours, and snowcat powder skiing. The Little Nell exudes a boutique hotel feel, creating an intimate ambiance that can be felt throughout the lobby and cozy Living Room, where guests gather to chat and enjoy a drink. Due to its unique shape, each room has a distinct layout and design, with custom touches like original artwork, live plants, and decorative pillows, lending a welcoming and homey vibe.


For those who may feel overwhelmed by the hotel's wine collection of 20,000 bottles, the wine director or one of the numerous on-staff sommeliers can suggest pairings. The Little Nell is often sold out, particularly during holidays, so it's best to book in advance to secure availability and a variety of room options. Although the hotel doesn't offer a full-service spa, the Health Center features luxuriously appointed locker rooms, showers, and steam rooms, and massages can be arranged in-room or in one of the facility's three treatment rooms.


The Little Nell is famous for its Petiquette program, making it a pet-friendly retreat that welcomes dogs in the lobby, Living Room, and pool and courtyard areas, eliminating the need to find a sitter for furry friends.

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