This post was posted by thehipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on January 15, 2016.
Planning a luxurious winter vacation? Slumber slope-side at one of the world’s best ski-in, ski-out hotels. These prestigious spots offer up the best of snow sports on your doorstep, along with five-star facilities, restaurants, spas, pools and more.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
One of the premium Hipmunk hotels in Whister, BC, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort sits at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain on the edge of Whistler village. Relax in the al fresco spas and heated indoor/outdoor pools, work up a sweat in the gym, pamper yourself in the Vida Spa or dine in one of six delicious restaurants.
The Little Nell
Located at the base of Aspen’s Silver Queen Gondola, The Little Nell is a chic boutique hotel with spectacular views and a gas log fireplace in every room. The hotel is well equipped for après ski drinks, with four upmarket bars on the premises, two restaurants and of course a heated pool.
Stein Eriksen Lodge
Check out Hipmunk’s Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah for Norwegian-style charm without leaving the country. After a day playing in the powder, curl up with a book in front of one of the lodge’s many stone fireplaces, soak in the heated outdoor swimming pool, have an après ski fondue in the Troll Hallen Lounge, or enjoy the facilities and treatments of the 20,000-square-foot Spa.
It doesn’t get much more alpine than Goldener Berg in Lech am Alberg, Austria, which sits on a mountain between Mittagspitze and Warth-Schröcken ski resorts. If you don’t feel like skiing, you can take in the view with a glühwein in hand, dine in one of the hotel’s restaurants, or take advantage of the full-service spa, pool and hot tubs.
Hotel Koh-l Nor
Do ski-in, ski-out with modern French style at Hotel Koh-l Nor in Val Thorens. This striking hotel affords stunning views of the alps, contemporary interior design and all the luxury you could need. Two restaurants, a full service spa and indoor pools ensure you’ll be sufficiently pampered when you step off the slopes.
Copperhill Mountain Lodge
Instead of going “Scandinavian-style,” go straight to the source at Copperhill Mountain Lodge, one of many Hipmunk hotels in the Swedish resort town of Åre. Among the pines of Mount Förberget, you can spend the day exploring ski runs, go heliskiing or find a comfy spot in the Fireside lounge and bar. You can also enjoy the pool and spa or taste some traditional Swedish delicacies in Niesti restaurant.