If you love skiing as much as I do, the time of year is irrelevant when it comes to our favorite pass time. There is always somewhere around the globe where you can find some powder white slopes, and I’m here to give you my favorites.
Whether your ideal ski vacation includes zipping down the slopes or curling up with a mug of spiked cider, there’s a resort with your name on it. Here, ten incredible options.
BEST VIEWS: AMANGANI HOTEL (JACKSON HOLE, WY)
This 40-room resort perched over Grand Teton National Park boasts some serious amenities. (Hi, heated beds.) Still, the real reason to go is the breathtaking views, which you can spot from your private suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows–as well as the slopes themselves.
Over 60 percent of the runs on this Colorado mountain are specifically designed for newbies, and ski instructors are on hand to offer private lessons in how not to crash into trees. In other words: bring your kids (or your klutziest girlfriend).
BEST FOR EXPERTS: THE OMNIA (ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND)
With its diverse terrain, high elevation and plentiful snowfall, Zermatt is a serious skier’s dream come true. The Omnia hotel is built into a rock 148 feet into the air, and a tunnel and elevator transport guests directly from the lobby to the slopes.
BEST FOR LOVEBIRDS: THE WOODSTOCK INN (WOODSTOCK, VT)
This picturesque New England B&B is a golf resort by summer and ski destination by winter. The rooms are elegant, the spa is luxurious and the quaint library is made up of wood-paneled furniture and stone fireplaces where you can canoodle to your heart’s content.
BEST FOR FINE DINING: FLOCONS DE SEL (MEGÈVE, FRANCE)
This small town near Mont-Blanc in the French Alps has recently become quite the foodie hot spot. The luxurious Flocons de Sel is home to chef Emmanuel Renaut’s three-star Michelin restaurant, where you can chow down on smoked free-range egg yoke with mushrooms or langoustines in a violet-infused broth.
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