Luxury Ski Resorts in Europe
Speak to any of the world’s most prominent chalet companies and they’ll tell you the same – the best luxury ski resorts on the face of the earth are right here in Europe. You only need to briefly lay eyes on the most spectacular luxury chalets the Three Valleys have to offer to fully understand how seriously ultra-exclusive skiing is taken in this part of the world. Each of the most prominent and popular resorts may have its own unique charms, but most are equally desirable and worth checking out to say the least.
So for those still to decide on their chosen spot for the coming season, here’s a quick rundown of five of the best luxury ski resorts in Europe:
Quite simply the epitome of all things luxurious and exclusive, Courchevel 1850 is the kind of place where it’s common to see the McDonald’s drive-through line populated exclusively by Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Courchevel 1850 has become synonymous the world over with the super-wealthy and is literally a resort in which spending over a million euros in a single day would not be difficult at all. Extraordinarily expensive it may be, but when it comes to pure luxury ski resorts in Europe and enjoyment, it really is one of a kind.
Famed the world over as the home of the Matterhorn, its privileged geographical position made Zermatt an absolute favourite among high-end ski vacationers pretty much from day-one. These days, Zermatt is likewise a famed hotspot for everything opulent and a little OTT where supercars are the order of the day and low-budget living standards are totally off the cards. Beautifully maintained, car-free and everything the ultra-premium ski fan could ever wish for.
With such an incredible setting right next to a beautiful lake, there was no way St Moritz wasn’t going to become an incredibly popular and supremely exclusive winter destination. It probably isn’t quite up there in terms of heavy pricing and frivolous spending with the likes of Courchevel, but when it comes to luxury ski resorts in Europe, it certainly ticks all the right boxes.
Quite simply, the luxury ski chalets in Meribel Village today are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and well-equipped you’re ever likely to come across. Of course, the fact that Méribel occupies a prime plot right at the heart of the world’s largest ski area also serves as something of a bonus – over 600km of runs right there on your doorstep. Meribel does exclusivity beautifully, but without the pretentiousness.
Last but not least, Verbier quite often tends to be the first result that comes to mind when dreaming up luxury skiing in the Swiss Alps – and for a very good reason. It’s gigantic, it’s beautiful, it’s a playground for the rich and famous and for those with deep pockets, absolutely nothing is off the cards. Pure winter paradise in absolutely every respect…at least, for those who can afford it!
Europe boasts the finest luxury ski resorts in the world, and it’s time you visited one of these fine resorts sooner rather than later. Take a look at the availability of our gorgeous, luxury ski chalets in Courchevel and Meribel and make your booking with Alpine Infusion today.
Photo sources: Alex Grechman – Chris Schaer – Philip Larson