As winter weather starts to blow in, it stirs the desire to plan an escape to snow-capped mountains. If a luxurious winter getaway is in on your mind, be sure to check out five new and improved classy, alpine-themed resorts that offer high-end accommodations.
Hotel Barriere Les Neiges
Nestled in Courchevel, France and characterized by elegance, this contemporary hotel features 42 luxury rooms and suites with white marble, silky fabrics and in-room fireplaces. With the ease of direct access to the slopes, a spa, pool, private cinema room, and dining onsite, this luxurious hotel will run you $1,200/night.
For the most modern, 5-star accommodation – and the only ski-in, ski-out option in St. Moritz, Switzerland – this hotel is surrounded by natural park landscape and provides its guests with access to its new Tesla house car. The 105-year-old hotel offers traditional rituals like “five o’clock tea” with a suggested dress code for gentlemen in the evenings. Boasting 181 rooms and suites (only half will be renovated this season) starting at $290/night.
This 80-room hotel in Taos, New Mexico is part of a long-awaited $300 million base-area revitalization. The hotel’s influences are reminiscent of the tapestry of Taos – elemental, cultural, and sustainable. Opening in February, with lifts adjacent to the alpine guesthouse, well-appointed rooms start at $249/night.
If you’re looking for an authentic, comfortable, Alpine-style chalet, look no further than this new 131-room hotel located in Gstaad, Switzerland. Nestled in the Bernese Alps and just a mere two miles from the Schonried and Gstaad lifts which boast the best ski terrain in the world. Rooms start at a modest $152/night, which leaves you feeling fresh to explore the more than 150 miles of slopes and trails right from the hotel.
Coming off a rebranding – previously the Vail Cascade Resort – this relaxing yet refined 285-room, alpine-inspired hotel offers unparalleled mountain experiences with on-site access to the Cascade chairlift. Located at the base of Vail Mountain, there are plenty of soaring evergreens and aspen to explore. Accommodations coming soon.
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