There aren’t many things that are more luxurious than an exclusive, high-end ski resort. Private cabins and chalets, butlers on hand, and everything your heart could desire is the norms at these resorts.
These resorts have been the ski destinations of choice of celebrities, billionaires, and royalty. With the price tags for a night that some of these resorts are sporting, we aren’t surprised. If you have the money, you can easily rub shoulders with the elite.
Klosters, (pronounced Clawsters) in Switzerland is the playground for many English celebrities and royalty. This resort is where Prince William and Kate Middleton had their first public appearance. This was also the favored resort of Prince Charles for many seasons.
This calm, relaxed resort is home to the Casa Antica nightclub, which was a firm favorite of Princess Diana for many years. The discrete club will keep a bottle of vodka for you behind the bar until it’s finished, small touches you can’t help but love.
The rooms and suites look like something out of a movie, the epitome of luxury, words don’t do them justice, but luxury is the order of the day, every day, all day.
Deer Valley Ski Resort, in Utah, is one of the most well kept, well-groomed, and most luxurious resorts in the United States. The resort has the most perfectly manicured runs, heated sidewalks, some of the best food you will ever eat, and boutique shopping for those days where retail therapy is needed.
Deer Valley makes itself even more exclusive, by limiting the number of tickets it sells per day, meaning overcrowding and waiting in lines is never an issue. In January, the area is home to the Sundance Film Festival, meaning rubbing shoulders with celebrities is as easy as leaving your resort room in the morning.
Courchevel 1850, France, is one of the most exclusive resorts in France. A favorite of David and Victoria Beckham, F1 drivers, as well as the wealthier F1 owners, spend their days relaxing at the resort and hitting the slopes every now and then.
Stay at one of the many 5-Star Hotels, enjoy a delicious meal at the 2-Michelin star restaurant, Airelles. Top your night off with a visit to the Les Caves nightclub, where champagne is the number one drink of choice, of course.
Telluride, in Colorado, has very often been compared to Aspen. But there is one difference that many people agree on. Aspen is the place where people go to be seen, whereas Telluride is way more low-key, and attracts the celebrity crowd who just want to ski.
Many celebrities visit Telluride regularly, including Tom Cruise and Oprah, while the many film and music festivals make this a popular destination for skiers, to celebs and music lovers alike.
With many high-quality restaurants and 5-star hotels, you are sure to find luxury no matter where you look.
No list of luxury would be complete without mentioning St Moritz. Found in Switzerland, St Moritz is the winter version of Monaco. The very exclusive and high-end resort boasts everything a wealthy skier will need.
Stay at one of the incredibly luxurious 5-star hotels, dine at some of the best restaurants in the country, and shop at high-end boutiques all day long. Ivana Trump, Liz Hurley, and a plethora of billionaires make St Moritz home for a few weeks every ski season.
Dubbed as Austria’s most exclusive ski resort, Zurs is the more low-key version of St Moritz or Courchevel. The resort itself is more like a collection of hotels, but the slopes and runs are still some of the best in the world.
If you are looking to live the life of a movie star while you stay at Zurs, the Royal Suite at the Hotel Zurserhof is the room for you. Two bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace, a steam/sauna cabin, as well as your own personal butler. Elegance and luxury are everywhere.
The nightlife is also pretty low-key at Zurs. Most of the resort patrons choose to stay at the hotel or got to the piano bar for cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere at the Hotel Montana, and enjoy delicious food at the Hotel Zursehof.
Zermatt in Switzerland is not only one of the most luxurious resorts in Europe it also has the highest density of gourmet restaurants in the world. This luxury skiing destination is a food lover’s dream, as well as a skiing paradise.
Many celebrities choose Zermatt as their skiing destination of choice, and there are also some that call Zermatt home. But for you, take a guided food tour, exploring the various restaurants and delicious cuisine Zermatt has to offer.
At night, take a trip to The Vernissage, a cinema, bar, gallery and restaurant all rolled into one. Start the night with a relaxed drink, and spend the night taking in the music, art, and the people, the music stops at 4 am, giving you ample time to explore.
Chalet Zermatt Peak is the ultra-exclusive private catered residence at the resort. The chalet boasts a walk-in cellar, an HD movie cinema, and a wellness centre. All-time great French footballer Thierry Henry is a regular patron and lover of this glorious Chalet.
Even though some of these resorts are made for the rich and famous and may seem out of reach for some, they are still worth a visit, if you are able to get a ski ticket for the day, we suggest visiting some of these resorts, as they truly are some of the best resorts in the world.
If you are someone who can afford these resorts, we hope you take full advantage of the exclusivity you are about to be exposed to. These resorts will give you everything you may need and want, and a whole lot you never knew you needed. Eat breakfast with movie stars, ski with royalty, and end the night partying with billionaires.