Tired of your hometown ski resort that you’ve been skiing or snowboarding every season? There are hundreds of luxury mountain resorts across the world, waiting for guests to explore. Take your annual ski vacation to the next level and visit a world-renowned resort this season. Keep reading to find our top ski resort recommendations for the ‘22-’23 season.
Nestled in the foothills of The Matterhorn is one of the world’s first ski resorts: Zermatt-Matterhorn. The peak lies at 12,740 ft making this the highest mountain resort in Switzerland. Private cars will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the airport to take you to your 5-star accommodation. The Zermatt-Matterhorn resort and the connected Breuil-Cervinia resort have 148 ski runs and 54 lifts combined with guaranteed skiable snow conditions 365 days a year. And if you’re looking for the ultimate luxury experience, you can book a VIP package including helicopter tours and backcountry skiing guided adventures.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
At an elevation of 7,494 ft., Whistler Blackcomb is the largest mountain resort in North America. With over 8,000 acres of terrain and 200+ trails, you’ll never find yourself on the same run twice. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush off the beaten path, the resort also offers heli-skiing and snowboarding experiences. The resort offers easy access to the snow globe-themed village with ample accommodation options including ski-in-ski-out options. If you’re interested in breaking records, take the Whistler Gondola which is the longest and highest gondola in the world, and it takes you to the peak of Whistler Mountain. In the summer months, guests can challenge themselves and attempt a hike up to the peak of Blackcomb Mountain.
Niseko Ski Resort, Hokkaido, Japan
The Niseko Ski Resort is Japan’s top-rated ski resort and is comprised of four intertwined mountains. With an average of 50 feet of snow pack each year, beginners, intermediate, and expert skiers will find their niche at this resort. Niseko is famous for its terrain variety with open powder bowls, tree runs, and stunning views of the nearby active volcano, Mt. Yotei. There are several luxury accommodations to choose from including resort homes, apartments, and even traditional Japanese family-run pensions. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, the resort also allows guests to enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sightseeing at their ice festivals.
Lech Zurs Ski Resort, Vorarlberg, Austria
Austria has become a main attraction for the wealthy and famous from all over the world and Lech Zurs Ski Resort is at the top of the list. Lech Zurs is known for its powdery snow and bluebird days. This resort is known to be family-friendly due to the repeat customers who have been skiing these slopes since they were young kids. There are family-oriented hotels to choose from and unique huts directly on the slopes. With over 180 miles of ski runs spanning 87 lifts, there will be a favorite for every member of the family. After a day of enjoying the slopes, relax with a sleigh ride through the vast landscapes that Austria has to offer.
Breckenridge Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado
The tallest ski resort in the United States can be found in Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge Resort is known to be one of the most luxurious ski resorts in America, and rightfully so. The summit sits just below 13,000 feet with a drop to the base of 3,400 feet and 2,900 acres of skiable area. Breckenridge is a highly sought-after location for travelers due to the ski-in-ski-out hotels, incredible mountain views, and fine-dining options. Last season (‘21-’22), Breckenridge found itself in the top spot for most visited ski resorts in the U.S. The town of Breckenridge is also full of mining history, shopping, and energetic nightlife. There is something for everyone in town after a long day of skiing.
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