Winter’s here and the time is perfect to hit the mountains. Now that the Christmas rush is over, treat yourself, family or loved one with a little winter vay-cay. Here’s 10 supreme mountain resorts we’d suggest checking out:
1. Regis Deer Valley, Utah
This classic resort’s located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. The AAA Five Diamond retreat’s open all year and it offers many options for outdoor recreation. You’ll have access to the ski-in/ski-out, you can enjoy the slope side views, Ski Valet, there’s a private ski beach, as well as a split-level infinity pool, and spa. The Remède Park City Spa offers supreme services. The outdoor heated pools, hot tubs and a charming terrace with the magnificent view at the mountains will make you want to come back again. At the St. Regis Deer Valley, you can stay in guest rooms, suites or private residences. In all suite rooms, you can enjoy the St. Regis Butler service. The terraces promise an escape from reality with remarkable mountain views and patio dining. This is also a great place for a family vacation. If you want to experience the mountain town life, check out the vibrant Park City.
2. Salish Lodge and Spa, Seattle, Washington
What this magnificent lodge has to offer can hardly be matched. At this exquisite location just above the Snoqualmie Falls, this Washington State resort provides the magnificent view at the cascading waterfall. Besides the magnificent view, the luxurious Salish lodge has award-winning restaurants, its own honey bee apiary, a spa, as well as an ice-skating rink. The cuisine’s specific and authentic as local seasonal ingredients are used to spice up every dish. The spa offers a variety of treatments, including body therapies, massage, and skin care. The 84 luxurious guestrooms feature custom furniture, oversized jetted tubs, and fireplaces. After an exciting day of skiing or hiking, enjoy great food and magnificent views, head over to The Spa for relaxation, and then enjoy the luxury of the fireplace in your room.
3. Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
The luxury Whiteface Lodge’s located in Adirondack Park and it’s held up entirely by wood beams made of the surrounding area’s timber. It is considered to be one of the best hotels in the country in its category. This is a really good place for families and it offers a number of activities, such as ice-skating, bowling, canoeing, nightly campfire readings, as well as outdoor hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, fitness center, a full-service spa, a huge movie theater and an ice cream parlor. This recreational area in New York has six million acres of terrain and it’s continuously drawing all nature lovers to come and experience this supreme mountain resort fantasy. This Lodge in the park on Lake Placid offers old fashioned exterior, carpet-strewn sitting rooms, and cast iron fireplaces, but the service and the Kanu restaurant and lounge are definitely 21st century. This is a real natural sanctuary to relax, enjoy, have fun, and make memories that’ll last a lifetime.
4. Alpenpalace Deluxe Hotel & Spa Resort – South Tyrol, Italy
Located at the heart of the Ahrntal Valley surrounded by 3000-meter mountain peaks, the Alpenpalace Deluxe Hotel & Spa offers a supreme experience. In the summertime, the weather’s ideal for hiking and excursions, Nordic Walking tours, mountain biking, golf, climbing, paragliding, and rafting. In the winter, there are also amazing hiking tours, skiing, and tobogganing. After all this excitement, when you’ve exhausted all the possibilities for the day, head to the resort’s Luxury Spa facility to relax and soothe the body, mind, and soul. This five-star luxurious hotel’s a perfect place for recreation thanks to the numerous outdoor activities, and for relaxation thanks to the spa and the breathtaking nature. To improve your overall well-being, enjoy amazing wines and cuisine. An amazing place for adventure, family vacations, romantic getaways, and health and beauty treatments. The first-in-class La Prairie Cosmetics make this Spa Resort an exclusive beauty center and one of the best in the Alps. Another great fact’s that the resort’s pet-friendly so you don’t need to leave your pet behind anymore.
5. Amangani – Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Exclusive 5 Star Luxury Resort Hotel
The Amangani Jackson Hole Luxury Hotel in Wyoming lies across the raw Jackson Hole Valley and offers a view at the snowy mountain peaks in the distance. Besides the great view, the facility provides a number of activities and relaxation areas, including a large spa, steam rooms and two exercise studios. Here you can enjoy a range of holistic programs and rejuvenating treatments. There are early morning yoga and Pilates sessions, daily wildlife sightings, and great spa deep tissue massages and Himalayan salt scrubs. There are 2,471 acres of slopes for experts and beginners. A private ski lodge can offer activities such as snowmobiling and snowshoeing, as well as sleigh rides. Chef Evan Parker and his staff will welcome you with American regional cuisine featuring local ranch meats, fresh fish, and seasonal produce. You can have your meal served at the restaurant, in your suite by the fireside, on the sun deck, or by the pool. The 40 ultra luxury suites overlook the impressive Grand Tetons. There’s also a possibility of organizing private celebrations for every occasion and the expert organizers and decorators will make sure every detail is as unique as your experience.
6. Badrutt’s Palace – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 5 Star Luxury Resort Hotel
We are all well aware of the luxury Switzerland has to offer, and the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz is a prime example of traditional elegance and splendid luxury. The hotel’s a member of Leading Hotels of the World, Swiss Deluxe Hotels, and Swiss Historic Hotels, and has a total of 159 room and suites. It’s a real celebration of style, fashion, sports, and cuisine. Located in one of the most challenging ski areas in the world, and offering a number of summer alpine activities, it’s a perfect destination both in the winter and in the summer season. The 5-star hotel offers a panoramic view of the Alps and Lake Sankt Moritz has a magnificent indoor pool, 4 restaurants, and beautifully decorated rooms. There’s also a free shuttle service to the Corvatsch Cable Car. If you’re staying two nights or more, you get a free ski pass in the winter season. There’s also an ice rink available in the winter, tennis court in the summer, a spa and fitness area. The staff’s very friendly, the front desk’s open 24 hours, there’s valet parking, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV.
7. Carlton Hotel – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 5 Star Luxury Ski Resort
The Carlton Hotel was built in 1913 on a prime location overlooking Lake St. Moritz and the Swiss Alps, but after the $59 million renovations was over in 2009, this hotel has redefined the meaning of luxury and style. It features 60 spacious suites with great panoramic views of the lake and the mountain, decorated with prime fabrics, soft furniture, and with large bathrooms. There’s a private butler service, a gourmet restaurant, 3-floor spa area, a 24-hour Bentley limousine service. The large spa has 1200 square meters an outdoor pool, a sauna, and offers a number of treatments, including a range of massages, as well as beauty treatments. The Lounge & Bar has two fireplaces and a sunny terrace overlooking the scenery. As for the activities, there are Olympic ski runs and cross-country trails, as well as a variety of sports events, cultural and social events. There’s also a ski school on the property.
8. Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, Canada – Luxury Resort Hotel & Spa
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Canada sure knows big. This amazing luxury resort hotel and spa features 768 rooms and suites! The hotel’s located in the heart of Banff National Park, it was open in 1888, and it’s styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle. The onsite resort facilities also include 12 restaurants and lounges, two golf courses, a spa, a kid’s club, a bowling alley and a shopping center. The Stanley Thompson Golf Course’s one of the most popular courses in the area. But the Hotel itself probably isn’t why you’d go on a vacation in the mountains. There are many options for authentic experiences either by enjoying on-site getaways, or exploring the Canadian Rockies. If you want to live the authentic atmosphere of the mountain town of Banff, it’s only a short walk away. The Fairmont Banff Spring’s a National Historical Site of Canada, and a great place for ski holidays, family holidays, golf getaways, weddings, and much more.
9. Grand Tirolia – Kitzbühel, Austria – 5 Star Golf, Spa & Ski Resort
As opposed to the previous resort, this is a smaller one, but equally luxurious. The Grand Tirolia Kitzbühel in Austria has a total of 82 rooms and suites and it’ll make you feel right at home. The perfect combo of luxury, tradition, and coziness will make you want to stay longer. There are 9 different types of rooms and suites with panoramic views so individual needs are easily addressed. The ambiance of the rooms is very well set, with the perfect lighting, colors, details, and only high-quality materials. This is a perfect getaway place when you need to rest from the modern life fuss and stress. As for the outdoors, there are a lot of open spaces and lots of green. If you’re a passionate golfer, you’ll love it here. There’s also 168 km of ski runs for everyone, starting from nursery slopes for children to steep racing pistes for experienced skiers. The freestylers can practice their tricks at Boarders Paradise on the Kizbueheler Horn. There are 56 modern ski lifts, and free ski buses connect the slopes in the area. In addition to all this, Tirolia features a 1500 square meter spa with indoor and outdoor pools and a cardio area. The open show kitchen offers Tirolean, Mediterranean, and international dishes.
10. Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 5 Star Luxury Resort
The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in Upper Engadine, Switzerland, is conveniently surrounded by mountains and neatly tucked in between the woods and the areas for outside sports. This castle emerging from the scenery combines the old-fashioned elegance and modern style. The harmonic hotel has 184 rooms and suites that enchant all the guests who stay there. All rooms have spacious bathrooms, balconies, TV, video and free Internet access. The award-winning restaurants offer exquisite cuisine that incorporates fresh local ingredients in the reinterpretation of classic recipes. The Spa within the complex has great relaxation, beauty and fitness programs. If you need a getaway from everyday stress, this is a perfect place to rest and refresh your body and your spirit. The fitness area’s excellently equipped and offers a beautiful panoramic view. For all those who love skiing, there are hundreds of miles of slopes, and you can also enjoy tobogganing, winter hiking, and mountain biking. Summers here are also perfect for windsurfing.