24 November 2017
Embrace winter and take a ski break. Zoom down snowy slopes, skate across iced-over lakes, visit elegant boutiques, relax by log fires and more. Arrange your trip with Ski Independence and you’ll have experts on hand to create your ideal ski getaway with luxury accommodation!
You’ll be in safe hands with Ski Independence, who specialise in creating bespoke ski experiences. You can arrange trips to some of the world’s top ski destinations with these specialists, ranging from European nations like France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, to far-flung places such as Canada, the USA and Japan, with each providing different getaway experiences.
There are hundreds of hotels in over 50 resorts available to you. This includes the luxury chalets that Ski Independence recently opened in the high-altitude French resorts of Courchevel and Val d’Isere. Ski Independence have expert first-hand knowledge of the resorts and properties they offer, allowing them to tailor-make your dream itinerary. Here are some of the top ski resorts you can visit, along with suggestions for where to stay…
Adventurers should holiday in Whistler, a Canadian resort known for its challenging slopes, dramatic glaciers, rugged trails and ideal snowboarding terrain. Get close to the action by staying at five-star hotel the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Based at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, you can be on the slopes in seconds while you’re at this ski in-ski out property. Enjoy amenities including the outdoor heated lap pool with underwater music or the complimentary daily yoga classes.
Visit the award-winning Aspen Snowmass resort in Colorado and you can expect ideal skiing terrain, professional winter sports facilities and glamorous bars. Push the boat out by choosing The Viceroy, Snowmass, as your lodging of choice. This luxury property comes with a fine dining restaurant which serves sumptuous dishes like flat iron steaks and miso Alaskan cod. It also has lavish pool hot tubs and a 7,000-square foot spa where you can unwind with Thai massages, Vichy showers and more.
Jet off to the Japanese ski resort of Niseko for a memorable holiday, where you can ski across famously-powdery snows and relax in ‘onsen’ hot springs. Be one of the first to stay at the recently completed AYA Niseko, which is situated on the slopes of Niseko Hirafu village. This five-star hotel boasts an enviable location, just a stone’s throw away from the area’s shops, bars and restaurants, while providing uninterrupted views across the scenic Mount Youtei Valley. A ski in-ski out property, the AYA Niseko provides luxurious touches like ski valets and private onsen to make your trip unique.
In Europe's highest ski resort, Val Thorens, you can find skiing and suitable snowboarding for all abilities, alpine landscapes and chic gastro restaurants. Enjoy the quintessential ski holiday by lodging at Hotel Altapura. A firm favourite with the Ski Independence community, this five-star property boasts three elegant restaurants serving gastronomic delights such as traditional fondues prepared by a master cheesemaker, as well as indoor and outdoor pools and a specialised ski shop.
Soak up the laidback charm of top Swiss ski resort Verbier, while enjoying its first-rate powder skiing facilities and lively bars – which are often the home of wild après. Stay at Hotel W Verbier to experience the modern understated luxury the ‘W’ brand is famed for. At this award-winning hotel chill in elegantly-appointed rooms with complementary Wi-Fi, try unique activities like dog sledding with the ‘whatever/wherever’ service, and access slopes easily via the nearby Medran Cable Car!
Escape to the pretty Tyrolean town of Lech, Austria for a ski getaway to remember. Glide over snowy runs, complete the legendary 22km ‘White Ring’ ski circuit or try unique activities like Heli-skiing here. Enjoy an old-fashioned ski holiday by staying at the five-star, family-run Hotel Gasthof Post. Expect attentive, friendly service at this classically Austrian hotel, which has a Michelin-starred restaurant serving national delicacies like Tiroler Gröstl, as well as an in-house perfumery.
Nestled in the Dolomites, the picture-postcard village of San Cassiano is every ski enthusiasts dream, providing a myriad of skiing experiences. See the best of San Cassiano by booking a room at Hotel Rosa Alpina. Renowned for its impeccable service, the Hotel Rosa Alpina exudes timeless glamour with sophisticated and refined mountain-style interiors. Sample gourmet food at its Michelin-starred restaurant, or take advantage of its ‘Dine Around’ programme to find diverse culinary experiences.