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The Best Ski Destinations To Travel To In 2018

If you’re planning an escape to the mountains in the new year, there are a handful of snowy hotspots that should be firmly on your radar. Here, Maxwell – Scott advise you on the best ski destinations to be seen at, this upcoming ski season…

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Severins The Alpine Retreat, Lech

Nestled within the Austrian ski resort of Lech am Arlberg, Severin’s luxury pine chalet offers a luxurious and warm haven to return to after a long day on the slopes. With nine super suites impeccably styled with a modern alpine aesthetic and a fine dining restaurant, relax in ultimate comfort and style before you venture out into the cold once again. Boasting a menu curated by Michelin-starred chef, Stephan Kriegelstein, fuelling for the mountains is bound to be a delectable experience.  This five-star hotel is ideally situated in the Stubenback quarter of Lech am Arlberg, just a few minutes walk to a chairlift, and features panoramic views of the breathtaking snowy landscape. Made from Tyrolean timber with a copper roof, Severin’s authentic facade blends perfectly into the Austrian mountainside, surrounded by vibrant pine trees and bright white snow. This prestigious ski resort offers three hundred kilometres of ski runs ranging from beginner-level to deep powder off-piste.

To book a suite, visit severins-lech/at/en.

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Hotel Tannenhoff, St Anton

Fusing a classic village ambiance with an international charm, the quaint and bustling resort of St Anton is a regular Winter haunt for avid skiers. With a particularly complex and challenging web of ski runs, this Tyrolean town is ideal for someone with an abundance of experience on the mountains. Built in 1925, the five-star Hotel Tannenhof became the socialite hotspot of the sixties. Steeped in tradition and bearing a sparkling reputation for impeccable service, this five-star hotel in the heart of the Austrian Alps is one of the most unforgettable chalet hotels you will ever visit. A chauffeur-driven Maserati takes you from the airport to the hotel entrance where you will be greeted with an open fire in the lobby and a VIP helicopter service is also available to pick you up from a variety of spots, such as Munich and Innsbruck. Headed by gourmet chef James Baron, the restaurant will delight your senses, offering hot steamy plates of alpine a la carte after an adventurous day on the slopes. If you decide to take a day off from the mountains, the hotel spa offers holistic treatments overlooking the panoramic views of the snowy peaks. The hotel’s seven lavish suites exude a traditional charm and boast extreme levels of comfort to help remedy your skiing aches and pains. Their pillow menu allows you to choose from specific pillow types, from a pure down option soaked in vitamin E for anti-aging to a cherry stone type that can be heated up to soothe back and neck aches and pains.

To book a suite, visit hoteltannenhof.net/en.

 

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Chalet Hotel Le Savoie, Val d'Isere

Just three minutes’ walk from the main Olympique lifts, the Chalet Hotel Le Savoie in Val d’Isere combines ski-in-ski-out functionality with an elegant and comfortable stay. Situated on the main street, the luxury alpine chalet is at the epicentre of the resort’s bustling village. Val d’Isere is the finest resort for off-piste terrain in the Savoie region of France, so if you’re looking to be tested on the slopes, it’s the best place to venture to for a week or so. The Chalet Hotel Le Savoie offers spacious rooms and suites to relax in after your days in the icy air. If you’re feeling extravagant, the luxury hotel also offers an exclusive penthouse suite on the entire sixth floor. As well as an in-house ski rental service, this authentic chalet boasts a spa with whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms – ideal to unwind on an evening. Known to its locals as ‘Val’, this famous and well-renowned resort offers an activity to suit all types of ski addicts, from a snowy cornucopia of lively bars to late night sweet-scented creperies. 

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