As the Winter Olympic Games are running in full force in Beijing, let’s look at some amazing ski resorts around the world that are teeming with charm, luxury and fantastic skiing amenities.
1. Ultima Courchevel Belvédère in France
Ultima Collection’s highly anticipated luxurious ski and wellness resort, Ultima Courchevel Belvédère, was opened in December last year. Built right next to the ski slopes, the brand’s fourth Alpine property offers the experience of a 5-star hotel within the privacy of a chalet.
2. Ultima Gstaad in Switzerland
Also unveiled last December, Ultima Gstaad is a multi-award-winning, 5-star boutique hotel in the Swiss Alps. Sitting on the edge of the upscale resort town amid the dramatic mountainscape of the Bernese Oberland region, it offers a reimagined experience across its 11 newly designed suites.
3. Cheval Blanc Courchevel in France
Cheval Blanc Courchevel is located at the heart of the French Alps, within the prestigious Jardin Alpin. Designed as a high-altitude retreat, Cheval Blanc Courchevel is the epitome of ski-in ski-out, with 36 rooms and suites that offer direct access to Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world.
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4. L’Apogée Courchevel in France
Nestled into Courchevel 1850’s most beautiful peak in the heart of Jardin Alpin, L’Apogée Courchevel is designed with snow lovers in mind. Set at the top of a former Olympic ski jump, the views are spectacular and the slopes are an absolute paradise for families and seasoned skiers.
5. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in Switzerland
Winter pastimes in the Engadin valley are as wonderfully varied as the landscape. Since its opening in 1896, Badrutt's Palace Hotel has served as the alpine hideout of celebrities like Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin. Set 6,000 ft up the Swiss Alps with gorgeous views over the surrounding landscape, this is a hotel with extravagance around every corner.
6. Graubünden in Switzerland
With more than 40 ski areas, 2,200 kilometres of groomed ski runs and the breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped peaks, Graubünden is Switzerland’s top-rated holiday destination. Ski and snowboarding fans will have the perfect winter holiday for relaxation and unending fun.