Choosing the ideal resort for the winter holidays depends on what you’re hunting for: silence and discretion, meeting new people and partying, discover undiscovered places? Or perchance skiing and letting the mountains take you in, or simply relaxing with your friends?
the undecided decide ski resort
Silence and discretion, meeting new people and partying, discover undiscovered places? That’s a question we need to ask for winter holidays hunting
Simply relaxing with friends and family or perchance skiing and letting the mountains take you in.
The ideas that I’m going to provide , tick off almost all of these aspirations, and the extra details will help the undecided decide. The quest for authenticity will somehow give you a great boost in taking into consideration a glamorous Chamonix scenario, the magical atmosphere of Courchevel during Christmas times, or, why not, the high-class Saint Moritz resort town from Switzerland. Look high and low, and leave no stone unturned.
All of these mythical settings are part of a dream that, in our opinion, should happen more than just once.
Courchevel, a myth and luxe symphony
Situated in the Les Trois Vallées ski area, which includes Meribel, les Ménuires and Val Thorens – Courchevel is formed out of 5 villages. The name dates back to 1850, being one of the largest linked ski areas in the world.
Courchevel is the ideal place for ski, party, and just during the entire year, there are many events to keep a close watch on. I
should definitely mention the BMW Polo Masters or the Olympics (held in 1992).
Also offers a lots of renting or different categories of hotels !
Between 1910 – 1920, the Baroness Noémie de Rothschild decided to build up a resort that would compete with Saint Moritz, sheltering wealthy individuals. Today, people like Nadine, Michel Sardou and Hubert de Givenchy are flirting with the beauties within this holiday resort. Belonging to the Evasion Mont Blanc region, which includes 162 ski tracks, this area distinguishes itself by offering visitors an unimaginable landscape over the roof of Europe. It’s very easy to get there if you fly to geneva only 40 min drive . From my point of view it’s a good escape for a weekend and for kids to ski only.
Chamonix, Mont Blanc
This resort is the one you’re searching for when you think about “the best”: it has five 5-star hotels, including the famous Hameau Albert 1er, where you’ll spend between €200 and €1 500 per night, at best. Flirting with Mont Blanc’s intimacy is easily possible thanks to the comfort and warmth the visitors will encounter, whilst leaving all the worries apart and:
- relaxing at spas
- tasting local and international specialities at delicious restaurants
- engaging in fitness activities, ski horse riding, tennis, swimming
- trying out their luck at the Barrière casino
In 2014, Julie Andrews, who was among the first movie stars to descend on Gstaad in the 1960s, proclaimed it “the last paradise in a crazy world.” And while the planet only has gotten crazier since then, the idyllic Swiss ski village, 58 miles east from Geneva, whose slogan is “Come up — slow down,” remains an unspoiled, understated retreat for the Hollywood set, not to mention industrialists and royalty. Amid the farmhouses and such fashion houses as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Brunello Cucinelli hidden within chalets, Salma Hayek, Anne Hathaway and Valentino (who has owned a home here since the late ’70s) .
Gstaad is very easy to reach by train 2 hours and 30 min , by car or private plane as they have the airport there .
If you like to ski is the good spot for any level of skier .
Saint Moritz, Davos and Zermatt (Switzerland)
Looking for sunshine? If so, Saint Moritz is the only right answer. Being the oldest among the famous ones known for their splashes of daylight, the resort hosted Nietzsche, Proust and Karajan. Its 350 km of tracks are everything that’s needed to organize events such as The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (the next one will take place in 2017). Except skiing, Saint Moritz also attracts:
- a huge number of people searching for thermal water (3 000 years of thermal history);
- polo enthusiasts that can practice on frozen lakes (especially during the St. Moritz World Cup on Snow, sponsored by Cartier)
Davos is the famous for World Economic Forum Annual Meeting .
The Swiss ski resort of Davos is the highest town in Europe and was one of the first ski resorts in the world, and although it’s not the prettiest town by a long way, spread as it is along a long, flat valley and busy with traffic, the skiing on the broad peaks on either side is extensive, varied and excellent.
The skiing is in five separate areas of which the largest is the Parsenn sector shared between Davos Dorf and Klosters. Jakobshorn is reached from Davos Platz, the Rinerhorn is a short distance from Davos above Glaris, and Pischa is also above Davos Dorf. The fifth area is Madrisa on the far side of Klosters.
The Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah is a Swiss-inspired luxury resort nestled in Utah’s beautiful Wasatch mountains. It’s a fun year-round resort for families or for romantic …
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