Thousands of ski resorts now exist throughout the world, all offering to provide the pleasure that humans have sought for millennia. There are, however, considerably fewer that promise unrivaled luxury experiences. So, this winter, why not embark on a search for adventure as well as the finest in luxury?
Here are a few private luxury ski experiences.
Alaska: Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the oldest heli-ski lodge in Alaska. The heli-ski adventure packages, which start at USD 15,000 per person, are intense, making them perfect for experienced off-piste skiers. Every June and July, when Alaska has up to 22 hours of daylight, don’t miss the “Kings and Corn” event.
Alberta: Skoki Lodge is ready to welcome anyone brave enough to leave behind power, running water, and Wi-Fi. To get to this off-the-grid haven, guests must first complete a modest seven-mile ski excursion. A roaring fireplace, exquisite cuisine, and an immersive outdoor experience await travelers.
Austria: Alpaca meet-and-greets, heli-skiing, personalized sommelier experiences, Bentley shuttles, an immersive 10,000-square-foot spa, a Gault Millau gourmet restaurant, and more are available at the Hotel Aurelio in the ski resort of Lech Zürs. The private club and chalet may be more up to snuff if the property’s immaculately decorated 18 rooms and suites feel too public.
Colorado: Trapper’s Cabin, a four-bed, four-bath retreat, can accommodate up to ten people in absolute comfort. Mountain chic furniture, a huge fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub, and a personal cabin manager to care for all visitor requirements characterize this mountaintop ski lodge. On-demand services such as a private chef and ski training are also available.
Italy: One of the most unique ski experiences of 2022 is the five-day “Ski Safari” offered by the namesake local travel firm Dolomite Mountains. Guests ski from town to town over the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests spend each night at a different five-star hotel, such as the Rosa Alpina in San Cassiano or La Perla in Corvara.
Switzerland: St. Moritz is the leading European night skiing destination because it has Switzerland’s longest floodlit slope. For a unique “VIP Snow Night” experience, guests can reserve the run. Guests may take turns down the 4.2-kilometer-long course and lap the overhead cableway in perfect privacy before feasting in hors d’oeuvres and champagne, which are available Saturday–Thursday nights. The cost of the adventure begins at $5,400.
Utah: This season, The Lodge at Blue Sky has teamed up with Inspired Summit Adventures to offer everyone the opportunity to arrange a custom backcountry ski adventure. Snowmobile-access skiing is on the menu, with a qualified backcountry guide leading visitors into the Uinta Mountains on snowmobiles. The guide will next assist clients in transitioning to backcountry skis or split boards, allowing them to ride the mountain in complete solitude.