The most luxurious ski hotels to book this season
Tempus teams up with Ski Solutions to bring you the cosiest, most indulgent mountain retreats from across the globe
There are few things more romantic, cosy or even exhilarating than hiding away among the rugged mountains of a ski region in a luxurious hotel. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and the confines of a gorgeous hotel room, these superb hotels are the perfect place in which to rest and relax between rigorous sessions on the pistes.
As such, Tempus has teamed up with ski tour operator Ski Solutions to bring you the finest ski hotels available to book this winter, featuring decadent gourmet restaurants, cosy après ski bars, luxurious spas, and even a wine cellar and bespoke cheese room.
Regarded as one of the best five star deluxe hotels in Switzerland, this hotel combines Alpine luxury with Asian interiors. With five restaurants and bars, a health club and luxury spa, guests are never short of luxurious comforts to indulge in throughout their stay.
Complete with its own 6,000 bottle wine cellar and bespoke cheese room, guests are able to immerse themselves in the true Alpine lifestyle and sample some of the best wines and dishes the upscale resort has to offer, without needing to leave the four walls of their hotel.
Named Hotel of the Year in 2017, The Chedi is a true example of exceptional luxury at its best, with no extra touch forgotten about. After enjoying a day out on the mountain, guests are invited to unwind in the 2,400m2 spa area with both indoor and outdoor pools and indulge in an impressive array of treatments.
Hotel Das Central in the Austrian resort of Sölden offers the ideal place for a luxurious break. A five star hotel in the heart of the resort, it’s just 500 metres from the slopes and benefits from a private shuttle service available to transport guests to the lift.
Guests’ each and every need is taken care of to ensure their stay is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Those looking for an incredible culinary experience will also not be left disappointed by the hotel’s iconic ICE Q restaurant on the slopes, which can also be recognised from the set of James Bond’s Spectre.
Offering a range of fine dining options, a spa with 10 types of sauna and otherworldly wellness experiences, those looking for refined luxury at its best will not be left disappointed by this unique and stylish pick.
Combining traditional French interiors with Alpine chalet style, this hotel prides itself on a homely and welcoming feel. With communal lounges featuring open fire places, wooden beams and comfy sofas, this is the perfect option for those looking for small-scale, classic French luxury.
With both indoor and outdoor pools as well as wooden hot tubs on the decks, guests are able to make the most of the last of the day’s sun whilst unwinding from a day on the slopes, before heading out into the upscale resort of Val d’Isère to make the most of the fabulous fine dining restaurants, cocktail bars and array of shops on offer.
The Fairmont Chateau, one of Whistlers largest and most recognisable hotels, really is the pinnacle of winter luxury. With roaring open fires, plush decor and extensive in house facilities for guests to enjoy, this hotel provides every amenity for the most comfortable of stays.
Boasting a true ski-in ski-out location, at the foot of multiple ski runs and lifts, this hotel really affords its guests the ability to maximise their time on the slopes and enjoy all that the world-renowned pistes of Whistler have to offer. After a day on the slopes, guests are able to unwind and relax in one of the hotels own indoor or outdoor swimming pools, or the luxurious spa before heading to one of the multiple onsite restaurants to enjoy an array of delicious dining options in the formal dining rooms or more relaxed après ski bar.
The hotel even has its own fondue menu and horse drawn sleigh ride experience to give guests a truly authentic winter wonderland feel.
Boasting a ski-in ski-out location, Riffelalp Hotel is the perfect example of small-scale luxury with only 40 bedrooms in total, perfect for those looking for a low-key, laid back ski holiday.
Now a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, the hotel offers guests a variety of on site restaurants, a spa, and even a bowling alley. Fans of the hit TV-show The Night Manager might recognise the hotel as one of the filming locations used in the series.
One of the most impressive features of the hotel is the spectacular views of the famous Matterhorn Mountain, which can be seen from each of the rooms so guests can enjoy breath-taking views from wherever they stay in the hotel.
Set in the heart of the luxurious resort of Courchevel, the charming Hotel Portetta has ski-in ski-out access, perfect for families due to its relaxed atmosphere, yet also close to the hustle and bustle of the resort.
The in-house luxury spa hosts extensive treatments, sauna hammam, relaxation zone and a gym, the perfect opportunity to feel totally at ease. Portetta’s cuisine consists of classic and modern French food using fresh local produce.
The hotel’s flagship restaurant ‘Cucina Angelina’ is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef, Angela Hartnett and well-known in the resort. For lunch or après drinks don’t miss a visit to the hotel's own ‘Fire & Ice' bar, home to the largest terrace in Courchevel and based right on the piste outside the hotel. The bar features huge log burning fires, snug fur blankets and a wood-fired pizza oven; the perfect place to unwind.