This ski season, book yourself into these luxury ski-in ski-out resorts, from the Swiss Alps to Niseko.
We’re proud to admit we’re all about convenience, all about efficiency, and all about luxury and nothing is more convenient, more efficient and more luxurious than a ski-in ski-out resort where the slopes are right out your front door and at your literal ski tips.
Who can say no to more time on the slopes, and less time on the road?
Four Ski-in Ski-out Resorts to Discover in 2023
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
Picture this: the sun’s just risen over Mount Yotei in Niseko and you unfurl yourself from the warm cocoon of your bed. You pour a steaming-hot cup of coffee and grab a buttery, flaky Pierre Hermé pastry from the first-floor Deli. Then, you pull on your ski gear, don your helmet and walk out the door. You clip on your skis and slalom your way down to the nearest chairlift. For hours you ski across spectacular landscapes and admire the stunning views across the Annupuri range.
After an exhilarating day on the slopes, you head right back to the hotel door, unclip from your skis and head straight to the onsen – the perfect apres ski activity in Japan’s snowy ranges – surrendering yourself to the volcanic hot springs and relieving any aches and tiredness from your muscles. Later, hot meals await at Robata (the name means “near the fireplace”) – grilled fresh seafood over crackling charcoal or a delicious Shabu Shabu made from the best Hokkaido beef and local vegetables served in a bubbly umami-rich broth. Re-energised, why not head out for another bout of night-time skiing? And every Saturday evening, look up as fireworks illuminate Hanazono’s night sky.
Unforgettable experiences such as these await at the Park Hyatt Niseko. We don’t know about you, but with just a few weeks left until Chinese New Year, this is where we’re going on our next flight out.
Cheval Blanc Courchevel, France
High on the slopes of Courchevel is the Coeval Blanc Courchevel, known for its bold design and modern art, a contemporary sanctuary that boasts the only three-star restaurant in Courchevel, Le 1947, under the helm of Chef Yannick Alleno. This winter, be prepared to obviously ski in and ski out as you please, but also to be completely charmed by the Cheval Blanc Spa by Guerlain, who has put together a new Feerie des Neiges ritual for their guests, dine in at Le 1947, and take in the snow-capped summits from the private jacuzzi on the terrace of your chalet. Tired of skiing? Take a moonlit ride on an electric mountain bike – the choice is yours.
Ultima Courchevel Belvedere, France
Ultima Courchevel Belvedere is made up of 13 ski-in and ski-out luxury residences right on the Belvedere slopes – and when they say luxury, they mean it. There’s nothing quite like ending a day on the slopes with mind-soothing treatments at their world-class spas, plus bubbling outdoor pools and private chef experiences all day, every day. No request is too spontaneous for the team of butlers, chauffeurs and personal chefs to handle. Each residence comprises of four to five bedrooms and can sleep up eight or 10 adults. The property is truly special, located amongst three different valleys, they are all connected to the upscale 1850 at the edge of the La Rosiere Forest.
Aman Le Mélézin, France
Aman Le Melezin celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – and there’s much to celebrate. The remarkable ski-in, ski-out destination is serious about the sport: they have an exhilarating First Tracks experience where experienced ski instructors will take the most advanced skiers to the highest point within the valley where they can attempt La Combe de la Saulire, a legendary ski run where fresh snow is sheltered year-round from strong winds and makes for an unspoiled descent. And being Aman, of course, you can expect the property to be as much a culinary and wellness destination as a ski retreat. After a day on the slopes, guests can head over to the spa and pools to relax. Or do it all in-suite, as new amenities including a healthy mini-bar and meditation corner make it easy for everyone to tune into their inner selves after all the adventures out in the snow.
(Header image: Ski valet service at Aman Le Melezin)