The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. Whether you’re going for a luxury getaway or local charm, here a whole bunch of inspiring interiors and exteriors from the most bad-ass hotels to stay at while hitting the slopes.
1. Hotel Firefly: This charming, family-run chalet is tucked into one of the prettiest ski towns in Switzerland, where the only transportation is horse-drawn sleigh. Aside from the luxurious private suites, the dedicated staff truly makes this hotel feel like a home away from home.
2. Mineral Lodge: The lodge is a an architectural masterpiece. Stone and wood combine into a modern creation that blends perfectly into its location.
3. Le Kilimandjaro: Courchevel, France, is one of the poshest ski towns you’ll ever visit. It might be the only place you can wear fur and fit right in. The luxurious Le Kilimandjaro has an exceptional spa. Got big bucks? Splurge on their famous caviar facial.
4. Custom Residences: Located 20 miles from Yellowstone National Park in Montana, this exclusive resort is both rustic and glamorous and has “Sugar Shacks” where you can enjoy homemade pastries and espresso when you need a break from the slopes.
5. Walserhof Hotel: Thanks to William and Kate’s first demonstration of PDA, the town of Klosters, Switzerland, has enjoyed steady popularity. Although not the hippest destination, the hotel has an old-world charm that comes from having as regular guests.
6. Hotel Cordee des Alpes: Part glamorous hotel, part museum, when you check in you will see authentic ice climbing tools from last century, when every climber arrived in the Alps in an attempt to summit the Matterhorn.
7. The Sebastian-Vail: A charming boutique hotel in Vail, Colorado, with turndown service that may or may not include little treats like chocolates or biscuits. (It definitely does include those things.)
8. Igloo Village: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can’t get much more slope-side than nestled in a pod on the ski hill. These igloo villages are extremely popular in the Swiss Alps. Each pod is made out of insulating fiber and has a cozy fireplace.
9. Aurelio Lech: Located in Austria, this hotel is full of charm with an eclectic collection of antique and modern furniture. The rooms are decorated in subtle shades of cream, and the wood accents provide a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.
10. Les Fermes de Marie: Equally rustic and glamorous, these chalet-style cabins in France are part of a luxurious spa where you can lie suspended in flotation beds, get wrapped in a variety of clays, and receive massages with semi-precious stones.
11. Alpenresort Schwarz Hotel: If cross country skiing is more appealing to you, the beautiful lakeside Schwarz Hotel in Austria is tucked next to extensive trails. Their spa is famous for its invigorating baths and moor peat water treatments.
12. La Pleta Hotel: Located in Baqueira, Spain, this mountain refuge offers a relaxing oasis tucked in the rugged Pyrenees with a wide variety of activities from dog sledding, snowmobiling, and caviar tasting.
13. Stein Eriksen Lodge: Combining Nordic style with traditional American touches, this resort in Park City, Utah, offers some of the best skiing in the world, as well as heated sidewalks, ski valets, and boutique shopping.
14. Alpine Lodge Trubsee: Panoramic views of the Alps and glaciers, all from the comfort of the sleek and minimalistic Lodge Trubsee in Switzerland.
15. Alpaga: A charming boutique hotel where velvet, cashmere, and faux fur combine for the ultimate in cozy decor.
16. Dunton Hot Springs: Offering cross country skiing and heli-skiing in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, these historical bungalows have heated slate floors and piping hot mineral water delivered directly from the natural hot spring to your tub.
17. The Cambrian: Every room has breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, and after a day on the slopes, enjoy the best apres-ski bar in town, which is right on site.
18. The Spire: Chic and modern, the clean lines of this hotel will be a welcome respite from all the adrenaline-pumping activities you will be doing if you visit New Zealand.
19. Lagacio Mountain Residence: The suites are almost as large as the views at the stunning Lagacio hotel in Italy. Dedicated to environmental sustainability, the hotel ensures that the wood, slate, and linen they use are all are local materials.
20. Wiesergut Hotel: Located in Austria, this hotel is a memorable getaway for ski enthusiasts. Not only is it mainly composed of glass, but the interior is bright and cheery thanks to minimalist decor and the abundance of natural light.
21. Amangani Hotel: Amangani translates to “peaceful home” and is a cozy oasis amid some of the most acclaimed ski runs in Wyoming. There is a large spa menu, offering all kinds of treatments to cure those aches from a long day of skiing. (via Home Dsgn)
22. Chalet Brickell: This French chalet fits in perfectly with the environment, the subtle combinations of natural materials with elegant accents ensure that a night here will be unforgettable.
23. Altapura Ski Hotel: Would you even bother going out if you had a view like this from your bed? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
24. Le Kaila: The name of the town this stunner is located in is Meribel, which means beautiful view. This rings true for both the natural view and super stylish hotel in France.
25. Jagdgut Wachtelhof Lodge: Officially a hunting lodge, this remote mountain retreat offers skiing, hiking, and spectacular scenery of Austrian Alps. The ski runs are right outside your door, and the concierge welcomes you back with espresso and warm boots. If you can bring yourself to leave your cozy room, there are yoga lessons, massages, and ski safaris.
26. Chedi Andermatt: This contemporary hotel in Switzerland makes great efforts to blend seamlessly with the incredible surroundings while maintaining every luxury imaginable.
27. Hotel La Ferme: Located on an actual working farm, this mountain stunner in Quebec, Canada, hosts a farmers market in the summer months.
28. Bavarian Chalets: Known as one of the most romantic getaways in the United States, these chalets in New Mexico bring a hint of Europe to the American Southwest. The slope-side cabins are chic, but still cozy and only a few hundred feet from a ski lift.
29. Chalet Black Pearl: With an urban feel, this inviting chalet in France was designed with the highest standards of luxury and comfort.
30. Alpina Hotel Gstaad: This luxury hotel prides itself on creating a fresh interpretation of “Alpine chic” and is another gorgeous example of European craftsmanship.
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