The hills are alive with the sound of music, laughter, and the swooshing of skis in the fresh powder snow. The finest luxury ski resorts of Europe invite you to buckle your boots, and pull on your parka to come play in their backyard.
Located 93 miles (150 kilometres) from Zurich, Klosters is nestled in the breath taking romantic idyllic village-like region of the Swiss Alps. At 3868 ft (1179m) above sea level, Klosters is ideal for the intermediate skier or snowboarder. Not to worry though, the terrain also lends itself to the beginners and experts. The region features a diverse assortment of activities in summer and winter suited for couples and families with children. The exquisiteness of Klosters highlights 31 miles (50 km) of cross country ski trails, 2 terrain parks and a half pipe. Dotted with small Catholic churches and alpine Christmas villages the countryside is the kind of community found in fairytales and holiday stories. Keep your eyes peeled; you might catch a glimpse of His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales as he takes a cable car up to his favourite slope.
Come to the Matterhorn, no not the one in Disneyland. The village of Zermatt finds itself nestled in the shadow and magnificent views of the Matterhorn, a true icon of Switzerland. This old-fashioned village boasts car-free living, historical chalets and winding alleys. Do not worry for your feet will not get tired as they do offer electric vehicles and horse-drawn cabs. Zermatt rises to an elevation of 5276 feet (1608 meters) within a German speaking Swiss meadow in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Four and five star hotels offer all the luxuries anyone could hope for while on their historical chalets and winding alleys. Activities include nightlife, sports, shopping, local festivals, day trips, hiking, skiing, and more. So brush up on your German phrases and come sink into the luxury of Zermatt. Don’t forget your camera; these views are going to leave you breathless.
Come on, come all, come to Verbier where the elite, the royal, and premiere athletes come to play. A holiday resort and ski hamlet in the Swiss Alps, Verbier is one of the premiere “off-piste” (backcountry) skiing locations in the world with 254 miles (410 kilometres) of marked runs. Parts of the area are covered with snow all year. A common ski pass allows you to tour all the way from Verbier to La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, to Les Masses and back. Verbier is known for its luxury that includes 24-hour concierge services in many locations. As you swoosh down the slopes you may catch a glimpse of Prince Harry of Wales, Sarah, Duchess of York and her daughters, Diana Ross, Olympian Shaun White, and the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark.
A Bavarian heaven, Kitzbühel is a small medieval town in Tyrol, Austria situated in the Kitzbühel Alps about 100 kilometres east of the state capital of Innsbruck; it is considered the premier and largest ski region in Austria. Home to the World Cup ski races, the Austrian Open tennis tournament, the ITU Triathlon World Cup, Kitzbühel is one of Austria’s best-known and fanciest winter sports resorts, nestled between the mount Hahnenkamm (5616 ft, 1712 m) and Kitzbuhler Horn (6548 ft, 1996 m). Other than skiing, visitors can enjoy tennis, golf, mountain biking, hiking, swimming and curling. The people and culture of Kitzbühel cater to the high-end tourist and adventurer.
From the top of the world at 5978 feet (1822 meters) St. Moritz is the oldest winter holiday resort of the world found in the Engadine valley of Switzerland. Host of the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics, St. Moritz welcomes its visits into a lap of luxury, frivolity, and history. Travellers will enjoy comfortable climate fantastic skiing and snowboarding on 350 kilometres of superbly prepared runs, hiking, and the famous Cresta Run toboggan course. In the lap of luxury are the Big Five 5-star hotels designed with the needs of the elite traveller in mind. From the spa to the slope, St. Moritz is your place to escape in extravagance.