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Ski & Snow

World-class ski resorts await; from Europe’s charming Alpine allure to the expansive wilderness of Canada.

Megève, France / L’Alpaga

Simple understated luxury and tranquillity meet at this idyllic Alpine retreat where the service is attentive, yet discreet due to the high staff to guest ratio. Its 10 magnificent chalet buildings house rooms and suites linked by underground tunnels perched 1,100-metres high on the edge of Megève and boast unrivalled views of the spectacular Mont Blanc. A courtesy shuttle whisks skiers to the slopes and the village centre with its laid-back après ski scene.

To dine for

Those seeking gourmet excellence should look no further than reserving a table at Michelin star restaurant, La Table de l’Alpaga. Drawing inspiration from the Alpine environment, Chef Anthony Bisquerra strolls through mountain pathways sourcing ingredients from local producers to craft remarkable gastronomic menus guaranteed to tantalise all palates.

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San Cassiano, Italy / Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina

Deep in the Dolomites and offering a wealth of outdoor adventures come summer or winter, this family-owned spa retreat is the epitome of mountain dolce vita. With Superski Dolomiti, guests can enjoy 1200km of ski slopes on their doorstep and there’s a private cinema, library and a store selling an exclusive selection of luxury items. Evenings hold the promise of exquisite culinary delights within the three Michelin-starred St. Hubertus Restaurant.

Child-free tranquillity

Retreat indoors after a day on the slopes, where respite will be found in the adult-only spa wing with its bio sauna, Finnish sauna, hammam, yoga studio, cold plunge pool, indoor pool and relaxation area.

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Arosa, Switzerland / Tschuggen Grand Hotel

Early booking is recommended for this winter wonderland mountainside retreat that commands a superb location within the ski connoisseurs’ paradise of Arosa. Following an exhilarating day on the slopes, take the boutique-lined glass corridor bridge to the hotel’s pièce de résistance, The Tschuggen Bergoase Spa. Spread over four floors this award-garnering 5,000-metre square spa is devoted to a sense of wellbeing and inner peace.

Elevate me

When it’s time to hit the slopes, a touch of a button hails the hotel’s unique private mountain railway car – The Tschuggen Express. Marvel at the breathtaking panoramas from plush leather seats inside the two circular cabins as it propels skiers pistewards in less than four minutes.

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Val Thorens, France / Altapura

With direct access to the entire Three Valleys and ski-in, skiout convenience, Altapura perfectly combines a family-friendly vibe with a glittering social scene. There’s a kids’ concierge and a complimentary Children’s Area, as well as independent ski schools nearby that include a gentle introduction at the Snow Garden for children from three to four years, and junior competition training for ambitious older kids and teens.

Say cheese

Join a Master Cheesemaker for an experience in The Art of Cheese Fondue. Sample an exclusive menu of specially selected local blends made from Gruyère, Beaufort and Vacherin cheeses, with wine pairings chosen by the restaurant’s Sommelier.

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St. Moritz, Switzerland / Giardino Mountain

This is the place for those looking to experience a ski stay that’s a little out of the ordinary. Each and every room behind the façade of this 18th century Engadine building has been transformed into a unique, contemporary design. For families, there’s guaranteed interconnecting rooms, Kid’s Club and Teen Academy, while discerning grown-ups can enjoy Michelin-starred dining and exclusive access to St. Moritz’s most elite mountain club, El Paradiso Lounge.

Snow patrol

Home to an unspoken mantra of ‘trying something new’, team up with the highly motivated former Croatian triathlon coach, Vladimir Zic, affectionately known as the “Giardino Coach”. Consider Vladimir your sparring partner during the complimentary weekly schedule of activities including cross country skiing lessons, Nordic walks and snow-shoeing hikes.

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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland / Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa

Located just a short distance from the resort centre and with direct access to the slopes, families are ensured a warm welcome at this chic and cosy Alpine resort. Family snow adventures include ice skating, dog mushing and tobogganing on the 2km run. While indoors, there’s a Kids’ Club with daily activities, a game room for teenagers and a dedicated menu for little ones at Rochegrise restaurant. The whole family will adore the in-house cinema that screens current film favourites.

Slopeside gastronomy

Wood-fired raclette, fondue, croûte au fromage; just some of the traditional Swiss dishes that await you. Be picked up by snowmobile before arriving at a local rifugio where you will dine on homemade dishes while exploring the culture and history of the mountains.

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Finnish Lapland / Jávri Lodge

Those visiting this former presidential retreat-turned-eco-enclave only need to look out onto the plains of Lapland’s astonishing wilderness to enter a higher sense of being. An adult-only escapists dream, local host Juha and his versatile team are united by a love of artic nature, culture and wellness, and deliver highly exclusive, personalised Nordic experiences to their guests.

A true icon of Lapland

Follow in the footsteps of Finland’s indigenous people, the Sámis, and embrace an unforgettable sleigh ride through ancient snow-laden forests where the only sounds you’ll hear are the jingle of reindeer bells breaking the magical silence. Afterward, listen to fascinating reindeer stories in a cosy ‘Kota’ tepee over a heart-warming beverage.

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Switzerland / The Chedi Andermatt

This hotel is as wonderfully gorgeous as its Alpine setting, with its Swiss-Asian styling and cosy ambiance, thanks to the fireplace-warmed communal spaces. Ski Butlers will assist with your equipment needs as well as provide insider tips to help you find the perfect powder and there’s complimentary transport to the slopes and village for guests. The award-winning spa with Tibetan-themed relaxation lounge will soothe your soul; slopeside wellness doesn’t get any better than this.

Gotthard Deep Snow Experience

A Porsche will whisk you off to Hospental. There, a PistenBully will drive through the deep snow up to Gotthard Pass where you will strap on your showshoes for a discovery hike through the pristine winterscape. Guests are given exclusive avalanche training before going off in search of ‘hidden treasures’. Enjoy a hot mulled wine while taking in the stunning views, before a delicious four course lunch is served in the warm bunker.

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Austria / Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol

Just a ten minute drive from the medieval cobbled streets of Kitzbühel, this ski-in, ski-out resort exudes Tyrolean charm. For families, there’s the complimentary Kempinski Kids Club for children from three with oodles of opportunities for painting, playing and dressing up; whilst additional organised activities include woodland walks, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding and snowman building.

Snow angels

Children aren’t left out of the action at Snow Academy Jochberg. With exclusive services for hotel guests, the ski-school ‘s Kinderland offers dedicated courses for little ones, a magic carpet, leisure land and a free ski lift on the beginner hill.

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Canada / Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler’s flagship ski-in, ski-out hotel is mountain luxury personified. For an extra special stay, we recommend opting for a Fairmont Gold Room or Suite; enjoy personalised service and the benefits of a dedicated concierge. You’ll also have access to the exclusive Gold Lounge, serving complimentary breakfast, snacks and treats.

Whistler Experience Guide

Your host for discovering all that Whistler has to offer, Fairmont’s exclusive Experience Guide provides a local’s perspective on adventures off the beaten path. Available to all resort guests, daily outings include uncovering Blackcomb’s best snow in winter, and hikes through ancient cedar forests during summer.

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Italy / Cristallo, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and nestled in the peaks of the Dolomites mountains, this luxurious hotel is a coveted destination for ski and snow lovers. A shuttle bus serves the centre of Cortina, boasting 70 blue, red and black runs, as well as off-piste skiing. After working up an appetite on the slopes, relax in the cosy and unique La Stube 1872, only open in winter, enjoying locally sourced cuisine.

Making tracks

A longstanding tradition of the hotel, as winter rolls round, an eco-friendly ice rink is installed on the panoramic terrace. With complimentary skating and skate hire for hotel guests, you can enjoy gliding round the rink with sweeping viewings of the Dolomite mountains.

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Switzerland / W Verbier

Set in the upmarket Alpine village of Verbier, this contemporary meets traditional Swiss hotel sits just steps away from the main ski lift. Action packed days can be spent on over 400km of skiing terrain before you retreat to one of six signature venues for après ski and tasty cuisine from innovative menus. Recharge at the renowned  AWAY® Spa  with everything you need to help you feel rejuvenated.

Attention to detail

Make the most of your time on the slopes with a 3-hour private guided ski session. Whether you choose to work on bad habits or take advantage of skiing with an instructor to explore Verbier’s exhilarating off-piste terrain, you can discover the best runs in the resort.

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France / Portetta Hotel and Lofts

Nestled at the foot of the slopes of Courchevel Moriond, Portetta Hotel and Lofts is in a prime location for a spellbinding snow adventure. Fit for all the family, there are slopes to cater for all levels and abilities – kids can learn to ski at the school next door, whilst the more adventurous skiers can head off-piste and try something a little different. End your day cosying up in front of the fireplace before indulging in an evening feast made with locally sourced ingredients. 

Luxury lofts

Families will love the opulent penthouse lofts with open log fires and balconies offering enthralling views over Courchevel Moriond and beyond. The warm rugged interiors and the added element of privacy make the lofts the perfect setting to return to after a day on the slopes.

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Switzerland / Badrutt's Palace Hotel

Radiating a timeless charm, Badrutt's Palace Hotel is the epitome of sophistication and splendour. Celebrities and royalty have been visiting this iconic hotel since 1896 – and it’s not difficult to see why. The neo-gothic arches, hand-carved wood and antiques ensure a distinctly elegant atmosphere, whilst the impeccable service offers the utmost comfort. It’s no surprise that Alfred Hitchcock had some his best ideas whilst holidaying here. 

One step ahead

Determined to ensure that the hotel offered the best kids’ programme in the area, the staff hired a Junior General Manager – a lively eight year old called Anna – who visited for a few days to assess the hotel’s kids' club and the kids' concierge as well as sampling the kids’ cocktails and food menu. With Anna’s help, the hotel has ensured that its younger guests have an incredibly memorable experience.  

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France / Au Coeur du Village Hôtel & Spa

A tranquil haven exuding Alpine charm, this chic and sophisticated property will transcend all your expectations. Renowned for being the only 5 star property in the traditional French village of La Clusaz and surrounded by the snow-covered Aravis slopes, this is the ideal setting for a ski and snow escape. Following a day of exploring the vast terrain, savour authentic cuisine made with herbs and flowers from the mountains, handpicked by the chefs themselves.

Family favourite

There’s something for all the family to enjoy at this world-class resort. Visit the village’s celebrated outdoor ice rink or discover the Beauregard gondola in the heart of the town, offering panoramic views of the vast mountain range. For the less experienced skiers, the ski school meeting point is just steps from the hotel.

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Switzerland / The Capra

The high altitude snow-sure slopes of the eco-friendly hamlet Saas-Fee ensures exceptional snow conditions through to late Spring. Here, winter sports connoisseurs can indulge in discreet understated elegance at this intimate chalet-style abode complemented by comforts of a luxury Alpine hotel. Enjoy a culinary journey of exquisite gastronomy in the 15 point Gault&Millau, Fine Dining Restaurant while The Brasserie showcases uncomplicated farm-to-table produce.

Peak performance

Unlike other offerings in the Swiss Alps, unique holistic winter retreats led by leading global practitioners are quintessential for those seeking to reset their current lifestyle that will last well beyond their stay. Find a renewed level of energy, improve sleep quality and enhance mental focus through inspiring talks, brain-boosting cuisine, restorative meditation and outdoor alpine activities.

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France / L'Apogée Courchevel

The attentive butler service in the dedicated ski room will ensure guests are piste ready at Oketer Collection’s ski-in, ski-out masterpiece. Revelling in an exceptional location above a former Olympic ski jump in the lofty heights of Courchevel 1850, L’Apogée offers an unforgettable winter experience for couples and families alike. A beckoning spa offers an irresistible array of soothing treatments by La Prairie® with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and salt sauna providing further relaxation.  The exceptional Mini VIP 1850 and Free Style 1850 entertain children and teenagers.

Earthly treasures

Descend the dramatic double staircase of L’Apogée’s most exclusive setting, Le Comptoir de L’Apogee to unearth the secrets of the legendary Black Truffle. Exclusively reserved for up to six guests this rare experience is hosted by three of the finest gourmet talents on the mountain who reveal their gastronomic technique for harnessing its wild, gamey distinctive flavours complemented by wine pairings.

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Alberta Adventure

Experience a spellbinding snow adventure in Alberta, Canada – whether you’re looking for exhilarating off-piste terrain to challenge your ski abilities or a more relaxed winter experience away from the slopes. Your itinerary begins at Fairmont Banff Springs for four nights. This palatial property has been a landmark in Banff for over 125 years with its vast stone structures, grand chandeliers and heraldic shields. Skiers will love Delirium Dive, one of the top 10 off-piste destinations in the world, whilst non-skiers can enjoy activities such as a romantic sleigh ride along the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

Check out of Fairmont Banff Springs where you will be transferred to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Before arriving at the hotel, guests will go on a private tour of Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles which includes a helitour over the Canadian Rockies and a scenic showshoe tour followed by a hearty Canadian lunch complete with Maple Snow Toffee.

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