As the nights draw in and the mercury drops, your mind may turn to getting away from it all for a while. If that sounds like a plan to you, and you truly want a winter break to remember, then look no further than a trip to one of the most exclusive, luxurious skiing resorts in the world.
Skiing has been a popular pursuit of the rich and famous for years, bringing a touch of glamour and the unmistakable promise of luxury from the most famous resorts. You can spend your days A-lister spotting on the slopes, testing out your Obermeyer ski clothing and enjoying the incredible scenery, before heading back to your chalet for a relaxing, warm evening while the snow falls outside. Bliss.
For the ultimate in luxury skiing vacations, look no further than these resorts…
Klosters in Switzerland has long been the chosen destination for the British royal family, so if you want to mingle with the blue bloods, then this stunning Alpine region should be your first choice. In the 1950s, Klosters gained a reputation as “Hollywood on the Rocks” thanks to the star power that descended on the resort during the winter months, and the town retains all of its bygone day charms, and adds a touch of luxury you won’t be able to resist.
Eagle Point Resort, Utah, USA
Value your privacy and got cash to burn? Then you’ll love Eagle Point Resort in Utah, where you can quite literally have a mountain all to yourself. The resort offers luxurious facilities, a range of ski runs, and — outside of resort staff — complete privacy on the mountain itself if you so choose.
If you don’t wish to pay the eye-watering $10,000 a day fee to guarantee total privacy on the mountain, there are more affordable options available in and around the nearby town of Beaver. These options are still indulgent, give access to challenging ski runs, and offer a great touch of winter luxury that you won’t want to miss.
Klosters includes a variety of ski runs that are suitable for all levels, a charming friendly atmosphere, and facilities that are — quite literally — fit for royalty. Just remember to book ahead; the resort is so popular, you might want to think about booking for next winter if you want to visit.
There is no doubt that the Italian resort of Cortina features perhaps the best scenery on this list; you could look at the view above for the rest of your life, and never tire of its wonder. As well as the view and full range of ski runs available, Cortina also offers a touch of the high life that you will want to take advantage of.
You can choose from one of the many glorious five-star hotels in Cortina, then travel directly to each of the four ski regions in the resort from the center of town. Faloria and Tofana are each accessed by lifts; while the challenging Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi require a short bus. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be guaranteed a great day on the intermediate level slopes, and a relaxing evening surrounded by luxury when you return to the town.
Which of the above resorts do you think might be able to tempt you to a visit?