Whether you're a ski buff or not, these ski lodges offer thrilling ski runs, breathtaking views and fantastic amenities.
1. Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC
The resort rests at the base of the breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Non-skiers can relish the Vida Wellness Spa and the Chateau Whistler Golf Club.
2. Hotel Goldener Greif, Kitzbühel, Austria
This beautifully restored hotel dates back to 1271 and features Tyrolean-style guest rooms. After a long day on the slopes, relax by the large fireplace or try your luck at the in-house casino.
3. Riffelalp Resort, Zermatt, Switzerland
The Riffelalp Resort is the highest alpine resort in Europe and has guest rooms that offer magnificent views of the Matterhorn.
4. Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah
With its great reputation in skiing, Park City hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The lodge is a full-service, four-diamond hotel with a health spa, ski valets, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, and award-winning restaurants.
5. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff National Park, AB
Home of the 1988 Winter Olympics, Banff National Park four unique ski experiences. The hotel is styled after a Scottish castle and is within driving distance of all four ski runs. It also has a world class European-style spa.
6. Le Hameau-Albert, Chamonix, France
The hotel is located minutes away from a resort town at the base of Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps. After a day on one of the world’s longest ski runs, the Vallée Blanche, satiate your appetite with amazing food at one of the hotel’s best restaurants.
7. Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, VT
Operating for over 150 years, the inn gives guests a choice of staying at the inn itself or in town houses. Located minutes away from the biggest vertical drop in New England, it also features a heated pool and two restaurants.
8. Fairmont Tremblant, Mont Tremblant, QC
With a ski lift right at the door, it’s clear that the hotel intends to serve skiers. The hotel has 314 guest rooms and 62 suites. There is a spa, several restaurants, and an arcade of shops and boutiques in the pedestrian-only village.
9. Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Situated in park-like grounds not far from Cortina, the five-star hotel has elegant rooms and a restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine. A courtesy shuttle ferries guests between the hotel and the village where the can arrange bobsledding, snow rafting and high-speed tobogganing.
10. The St. Regis Resort, Aspen, CO
Aspen’s four mountains can accommodate skiers of all abilities. The St. Regis Resort offers 179 rooms and suites, a spa, and a heated outdoor pool when you’re not on the slopes.
Source: National Geographic