Spending winter and summer vacations at exclusive ski resorts are something that many people dream of. Not only are most ski resorts extremely expensive, but partaking in the sports offered by ski resorts requires expensive gear and equipment. Not only are ski resorts a great place to spend your vacation taking part in some extreme sports, but they also offer the opportunity for you to rub shoulders with the rich and famous and build your network.
There are many ski resorts that are very famous around the world attracting people from everywhere. As a result of their popularity, they can be very crowded and unappealing for the discerning business mogul. The more exclusive the ski resort the more expensive it is. Also, ski resorts that are well-kept secrets only for the elite few who can afford to holiday there offer much more privacy and more intimate activities. Are your peers going on and on about Aspen or Vermont? Are you looking for an exclusive ski resort that will give you a unique vacation experience? Then check out the list here and decide for yourself.
Treble Cone in New Zealand
The Lord of the Rings trilogy has made it quite clear that New Zealand is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world that allowed the movies to look completely out of this world. Among this lush and sparse country is nestled one of the newest and most exclusive ski resorts. Although the slopes of Treble Cone have been open since 1976, the exclusive Oakridge Pool & Spa Resort Hotel located at Lake Wanaka was recently opened to the public. This ski resort is one of the best-kept secrets of New Zealand and offers a wide range of relaxation activities and services.
The resort was designed with a slightly glam feel that is reminiscent of the 70s and consists of 189 deluxe luxurious rooms. You can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains while enjoying a drink or a meal at the on-site restaurant and bar. Its Sanctuary Day Spa is very famous for its beauty treatments and is so relaxing that you won’t feel like doing anything else.
St. Moritz in Switzerland
Switzerland has always been synonymous with skiing and ski resorts. The utterance of the word Switzerland itself conjures up images of snow-capped mountains and slopes with white show. The country is chock-a-block with ski resorts but St. Moritz is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world. The slopes of St. Moritz have some of the most exclusive and high-end designer stores and restaurants that are Michelin-starred and you often have to book months in advance to get a reservation at the hotels and restaurants in St. Moritz.
One of the most glamorous hotels in St. Moritz is Badrutt’s Palace Hotel where one look around the place will transport you to some old Hollywood glamor movie. The chandeliers in the rooms themselves cost way more than what it costs to stay in the rooms. Want some old school drama? Then this is the place for you, but you will have to book ahead as it is very exclusive. The hotel consists of a private skiing school, a driving range, world-class restaurants, a cinema and even a world renowned spa – the Daniela Steiner Spa.
What do you think of when you hear the name Italy – excellent food, fast cars, and high style? Then there should be no doubt about the fact that the country is also home to one of the finest ski resorts in the world. Cortina d’Ampezzo, located in Northern Italy, is one of the top skiing destinations in the world. The Dolomite Mountains surrounding this ski resort also offers some breathtaking views. Want to mingle with Italy’s rich and famous? Want to be surrounded by glamorous celebrities from around the world? Then Cortina is the place you need to be.
One of the best hotels here is the Hotel & Spa Rose Alpina. This property is chic and very glamorous and is part of the Relais & Chateaux chain of hotels. Although the rooms are done up in a lodge style, each one is unique and different and is warm, yet elegant at the same time with wood furniture and marble flooring. The rooms scream comfort with the most expensive linens, fabrics and furniture and the hotel is also home to the famous St. Hubertus Restaurant. You can sample some of the finest Italian food and wines here and if you are not up for it then you can spend your time relaxing at the Daniela Steiner Spa.
Bad Gastein in Austria
The unfortunate name should not deter you from visiting this charming ski resort in Austria. It is located over 3000 feet above sea level and is nestled right in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park. It is also one of the top skiing destinations and attracts some of the top skiers in the world. If you are looking for a ski resort that gives you the feel of living in a cozy Austrian village, then you must stay at the HotelDorf Gruner Baum. With a bar, library and activities that include yodeling, you will feel like you are living in an authentic Austrian village minus all the hardships. The resort also has a golf course, restaurant, and a Shiseido Spa.