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An edit of exceptional resorts ideal for a luxury skiing experience.

Aman Rosa Alpina – San Cassiano, Italy

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The Why

This luxury oasis is hidden in the quaint mountain village of San Cassiano, Italy. Rosa Alpina is the ultimate skiing destination of the Dolomites, located between the peaks of Lavarella and Conturines. This family-run hotel delivers nothing but luxury and comfort making for the ideal getaway for skiing. Described as a home-away-from-home, the resort features 52 spacious rooms and suites, a three-bedroom penthouse and the three-bedroom Chalet Zeno, as well as four unique dining venues, meaning there’s something to suit every- one. Best of all, Rosa Alpina is on the doorstep of the slopes of San Cassiano with access to 1,200km of slopes and 450 lifts.

The Must-Try

Whilst being the go-to place to visit for skiing season, Rosa Al- pina also has a key focus on wellness. The resort’s spa is the perfect oasis to escape to after a long day on the slopes. With a number of treatments on offer, each is tailored to suit the needs of the individual allowing for complete immersion and relaxation.

 

aman.com/resorts/rosa-alpina

Gstaad Palace – Gstaad, Switzerland

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The Why

As one of the only family-run hotels in Switzerland, it’s been a hub for celebrities and notable figures during peak ski season throughout its 108-year history. Vintage glamour is at the heart of this hotel and even highlights its notable guests through the years including Roger Moore and Louis Armstrong. The expansive hotel has 104 rooms including 25 suites and one penthouse with 125 miles of Gstaad’s slopes just steps away from the resort.

The Must-Try

When it comes to apres-ski, the Gstaad Palace has you covered across all bases. With four dining concepts featuring Swiss specialities to international haute cuisine, there’s something for every- one. There are also two bars with live music for those who like to enjoy a casual nightcap and for others that like to keep the party going until the early hours of the morning head to the hotel’s very own nightclub, Greengo, which has been the go-to place in Gstaad since 1971.

palace.ch/en

Aman Le Mélézin – Courchevel, France

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The Why

Located in the heart of Les Trois Vallées, in Courchevel, France, the Aman Le Mélézin offers one of the most exceptional ski experiences you can find. The hotel has just 31 rooms making it ultra-exclusive and luxurious. The resort is located right on the Bellecôte ski slope and to ensure you have the most luxurious experience there are ski butlers on-hand to ensure your ski equipment is handled with care and delivered directly to you.

The Must-Try

Skiing isn’t the only snow activity to do at this resort. For those feeling adventurous, view the Alpine landscape via a helicopter or paraglider. The resort can also organize self-piloted dog sledging sessions to make you feel like you truly are in a winter wonderland. However, for those who prefer to relax apres-ski, the luxury Aman spa awaits you.

aman.com/resorts/aman-le-melezin

The Little Nell – Aspen, USA

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The Why

The Little Nell is Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond, ski-in/ ski-out hotel. Embodying true mountain luxury, the hotel features 92 rooms, all of which feature a unique floor plan and gas log fireplaces with views of Aspen Mountain, Red Mountain, the Continental Divide, Durant and Spring streets. There’s no shortage of dining options for guests either, with two restaurants and three bars at the resort.

The Must-Try

Ski, ski and ski. Described as the “nirvana” of the snow in the USA, The Little Nell in Aspen plays host to some of the best skiing you’ll find across the globe. Ensuring guests only experience five-star service, the resort has its very own ski concierge ready to cater for all skiing needs including boot warming, tune-ups and equipment storage to arranging adventures, lessons and tours.

thelittlenell.com

Carlton Hotel St. Moritz – St. Moritz, Switzerland

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The Why

Experience the joie de vivre of Switzerland’s skiing during a stay at the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz. Embodying a true ski chalet vibe, the resort features 60 rooms making for an uber-exclusive stay. Complete with two restaurants and one bar, the hotel offers nothing short of a luxurious experience.

The Must-Try

Explore the wonders of the Enga- dine with the bespoke service the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz has to offer. From December to March the Carlton Outdoor Butler is there to cultivate an individual winter programme for guests, whether that be skiing, winter exploration, hiking and more.

carlton-stmoritz.ch/en

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – British Columbia, Canada

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The Why

Located in Canada’s biggest ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler boasts an impressive 519 rooms, but delivers only the best, particularly when it comes to an all-rounded ski experience featuring some of the best snow Canada has to offer.

The Must-Try

Take a break from skiing and visit the resort’s health club. Bask in the views of snowy sur- roundings and relax in one of the three outdoor heated whirlpools. The health club also features a dry sauna, two eucalyptus steam rooms and two winter barrel saunas and a fire pit. All are there to reinvigorate and re-energize you ready to enjoy another day on the slopes.

fairmont.com/whistler

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