5 Best Ski Hotels for the True Adventurer
Posted: Jan 26, 2020
Skiing is not just a hobby; it is an experience that can be further elevated by residing in a praise-worthy ski resort. Among various resorts promising to provide a good cultural experience, only a handful succeed in not only providing a great experience but other important facilities such as shuttle services, chair lifts, economical skiing passes, and a cozy environment to relax.
Whether you want to ski in winters or skateboard in spring, we have compiled a list of top five ski resorts that come in various styles and price points. So, let us begin:
1. Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz, Switzerland
St. Moritz in Switzerland majorly caters to the A-listers and royalty alike due to its ultra luxuries ski resorts combined with a champagne climate. St. Moritz faces direct sunlight throughout 322 days every year which creates crisp and dry air leading to perfect skiing conditions. St. Moritz offers 58 lifts that cost around $45 to $100.
Although St. Moritz offers world-class hotels and ski resorts, Badrutt’s Palace takes the cake as it does not fall short on luxury and provides all the perks one could expect from a place like St. Moritz. A go-to place for royal family members and celebrities, Badrutt’s Palace is a prime example of luxury with its turrets and towers, snowcapped peaks, cozy retreats, and a restaurant that offers some of the best foods one could think of.
If Badrutt’s Palace is not your cup of tea, you can visit the newly renovated Kulm Hotel for a somewhat similar experience.
2. Schlosshotel Fiss in Laurschweg, Austria
If you want to experience luxury with your family and kids, Schlosshotel Fiss may be the best option out there. This luxurious ski resort offers ski-in and ski-out experience that is situated directly at the base of the Fiss slopes. It comes with a chairlift facility that takes eager skiers from the base to the top of the skiing slopes which have an altitude of 1,436 meters from the base. Since this ski resort caters to children, it offers various children-centric activities and fun playrooms along with special slope reserved only for beginners and kids alike.
The highlight for children at this ski resort comes in the form of a waterslide pool. The ‘Splash Zone’ offers a thrill to energetic children by offering a curly sliding area complete with powerful streams of water and flashing lights. This area is sealed off from the rest of the facilities providing accompanying adults with other facilities such as pools, sauna, and relaxation areas to cool off.
Schlosshotel Fiss is a luxurious hotel that not only caters to adults but also provides various fun activities to keep the children busy while their parents have a blast.
3. Almhof Schneider in Lech, Austria
A combination of the best Alps, layers of snow, and different levels of slopes make Lech the most desirable place in Austria. Apart from the picture-perfect mountain ranges, Lech offers the Alps that reach 2039 meters in altitude and provides desirable skiing conditions throughout every season.
Snuggly situated in the Lech Alps is a luxury/chalet ski resort that offers ski-in, ski-out, and other great facilities. Only a few steps away from the main village, Almhof Scheider is a prime example of the ultra-luxe chalet which boasts a helpful staff that is ready to unpack your sporting gear and bring you whatever you need whether it is available on the menu or not.
A combination of luxury with modernism, Almhof Scheider offers a pool area, children care, equipment storage, playrooms, cinema, smoker’s lounge, ski room or gear deposit, and more. This ski resort is a bit on the expensive side; however, the rates get low during the start and end of the main skiing season. So, if you manage to book a room during this period, you may experience luxury at suitable rates.
4. Hotel Talisa in Vail, North America
What began as the Vail Cascade Lodge has been transformed into a luxury skiing resort on the North American side. After a hefty investment of $60 million in renovations, Hotel Talisa has slowly started to make its name in the Starwood’s Luxury Collection.
With much of the renovations aside, Hotel Talisa has kept much of its older structures such as the chair lift, old Cascade, and trail access making it the only North American resort to provide a ski-in and ski-out resort. Thanks to its desirable location in the Cascade Village, Hotel Talisa has become the most popular ski resort; however, it is slightly at a distance from the main attractions of the village it is situated in.
A self-contained resort, Talisa offers ski rental shops, concierge services, a restaurant, round-the-clock fitness center, health club, spa, and gender-assigned locker room facilities complete with hot pool, steam room, sauna, and a pool complex.
5. Moiwa Ski Resort in Niseko, Japan
Most people associate Japan with robotic toilets, weird vending machines, flashing pachinko parlors, and various other oddities. However, one could never think that Japan would be home to some of the most unusual and best ski resorts or hotels.
Concluding this article is a resort from the folds of Niseko that offers one of the best experiences to skiers and skateboarders alike. Known for its fine powdered snow, Moiwa is a great place for novices who wish to escape from the daily grinds of their lives. However, it does offer a variety of different skiing ranges such as the Giant Run and Shirakaba Slope that provides advanced skiers with the perfect conditions to further enhance their skills.
Nestled at the base of the skiing slopes, Moiwa ski resort opens from early December and remains open till early April. It offers easy shuttle services to the slopes and provides other facilities like pair lift, quad lift, and other restaurant facilities. Coming back to the slopes, Moiwa offers a four-hour lift pass which costs around 3000 Yen for adults and another one-day lift pass which retails for 3,900 Yen.
This is just our take on some of the best ski resorts in the entire world. All of these resorts are situated near adventurous yet inclusive slopes that cater to not only the advanced-level skiers but also to beginners who are just looking to have a fun time.
Whether you want St. Anton ski holidays or want to slide down the treacherous slopes of Face de Bellevarde in France, there is always a resort available to cater to your needs.
While we have covered only five ski resorts, there are tons of other high-standard resorts that provide its occupant with some of the best skiing experiences. So, if the above-mentioned resorts are not your cup of tea, worry not since there are tons of other resorts that provide a perfect amalgamation of luxury with adventurism.
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