Whether you’re a beginner, a novice, or an expert skier, a ski-style trip may be just what you need — even during the frostier months! When all you want to do is escape the cold, dull months of winter, you can warm up by skiing, snow tubing, or sledding. Or, you can cozy up with some hot cocoa and s’mores by the fire with your warmest fuzzy socks. And, what better place to do that than at a ski lodge? Vacationing at a ski lodge is an amazing way to embrace the winter while still enjoying your time before spring arrives. But, the ski lodge you choose to stay at can make or break your experience. There are so many to choose from, and it can get very expensive very quickly.
Luckily, we’ve picked out some of the best ski lodges around the world that are known for their luxury, convenience, and reasonable prices. So, read on and get your ski on!
Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse, Japan
When travelers think of skiing, Japan doesn’t normally first come to mind, but if you book cheap international flights to Japan during the winter, you’ll be treated to the beautiful, snowy views of Mount Niseko Annupuri, situated right by Niseko Village. In total, there are eight townhouses of Kasara Niseko and each is connected to the Village’s ski runs. The townhouses are decorated beautifully and each has its own Japanese flair, full of warmth serenity, and appreciation of nature. You’ll have access to all of the amenities, from your own dining room and washing machine to flat-screen and DVD options for those nights you just want to stay in. Enjoy reindeer sledding, snowmobile rides, snow rafting, and taking lessons at “Snow School”. Plus, you won’t have to worry about going hungry because there are tons of options. Enjoy locally produced wine, beer, and fresh Japanese seafood at one of the Village’s several restaurants.
Viceroy Snowmass, Colorado
Heading to the snowy slopes of Aspen? Viceroy Snowmass is located in the quaint Snowmass Village and is a wonderful option when you’re looking to make a reservation at one of the best ski lodges in Colorado. Rooms come with their own private sundecks, private kitchens, and more. You can also work out at the 24-hour fitness center, pool, spa, and of course, you’ll have magnificent mountain views. Best of all, the hotel accommodates pets! The rooms are designed with contemporary and modern vibes to keep you feeling comfortable and like you’re in the lap of luxury. Plus, if you go during the hotel’s event, Ullr Nights, you’re in for a wonderful winter wonderland.
If you’re not into skiing, you can go snow biking, ice skating, ice tubing, and even make some hot cocoa and s’mores by the fire! Activities are fun for the whole family, and there’s plenty of entertainment for the little ones. For the adults, you’ll find that the nightlife at Viceroy is thriving. Also, you’ll have no shortage of world-class restaurants to decide between, from Latin cuisine at Toro Kitchen & Lounge to healthy lunch options at Nest Bar & Grill. You can rent all of the equipment you need at the resort. But, don’t forget to take advantage of the ski lessons they offer.
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Nira Alpina, Switzerland
If you’re looking for a luxurious yet affordable experience, look no further than the scenic Swiss mountains of St. Moritz. Nira Alpina is a four-star resort, and each room has its own balcony leading out to the wonderful views of the Swiss Alps. You’ll find the accommodations to be both cozy and chic. When you work up an appetite after hitting the slopes, you can treat yourself to some delicious cuisine at the resort’s Pizzeria Stalla Veglia, delicious Asian fare at Stars, or let off some steam at the rooftop bar. Whichever restaurant you choose to eat at, you’ll get to dine in front of amazing views of the Alps.
Beginner and expert skiers will enjoy skiing in and out of the Corvatsch’s slopes. You can also have fun snowboarding, sledding, playing ice hockey, ice skating, hiking, horse riding, hang gliding, and much, much more. Whether you ski or not, you definitely won’t have to worry about getting bored! Prefer to relax? Treat yourself to the Finnish sauna and spa. But also, please take us with you!
Hyatt Centric, Utah
Utah’s Hyatt Centric Park City is a charming, historic mining town. The hotel is conveniently placed near the city’s restaurants, shops, and art galleries. But, you’re also right in the middle of Utah’s beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Don’t want to ski? Venture to Rockport Skate Park or Big Cottonwood Canyon for the day. Or, hang back and work out at the gym or take a dip in the pool. You’ll find the hotel to be safe, clean, sleekly designed, and full of everything you need from WiFi to cozy fireplaces. And, if you’re feeling extra adventurous you can use the hotel’s adventure guides to go on amazing excursions. Additionally, you can shop for any gear you may need at the hotel’s Aloha Ski & Snowboard Rental shop.
Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, Andorra
The Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa is a luxury resort nestled in the mountains of Andorra with gorgeous views of the Pyrenees mountains. In fact, it’s one of the largest resorts in the Pyrenees. Depending on your budget, you can either choose a cozy room or a glamorous penthouse. Either way, you’re in for a relaxing yet luxurious stay. Amenities include private ski lockers, golf courses, a Michelin-starred restaurant, golf lessons, spa access, and more. Enjoy world-class Japanese cuisine at Koy Hermitage or some amazing wine and dinner at Ibaya. Plus, the resort offers programs for kids, which means you get to relax for a bit!
The Sebastian Vail, Colorado
The magnificent Sebastian Vail lies in the heart of dreamy Vail Village. With jaw-dropping architecture and cutting-edge amenities, you’ll never, ever want to leave. Whether you opt for the 5,000-square-foot penthouse or the spacious standard room, you’re in for a stay filled with top-tier service, breathtaking views, and prime accommodations. Not only will you have everything you need at your fingertips, but you’re also in a dazzling location. Also, the Sebastian has its own ski valet, Base Camp. After all, what skier hasn’t dreamed of hitting the slopes of Vail?
But, you can also enjoy snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and even a horse-drawn sleigh ride dinner! Cozy up to a good book in the resort’s library, get your workout in at the state-of-the-art gym, or relax at the Bloom Spa. Plus, for an extra fee, your furry friends are allowed to lodge too! Cold after your time in the snow? Go ahead and warm up in the resort’s Jacuzzis and hot tubs. (And please, please take us with you!)
Are there other amazing ski lodges around the world that we missed? Tell us your favorite in the comments!