You rush around so much you make my head spin sometimes. I guess I’d better get used to it as it seems you’ve made me your personal travel agent!
Before I go into more detail about exclusive hotels in good skiing areas, have you seen the new Small Luxury Hotels of the World 2011 Directory? It’s a large luxurious hardback book which has just been launched – definitely a coffee table book. You’ll enjoy it, it’s a good read.
In our new SLH Directory you’ll discover that our small luxury hotels offer some big experiences, so I’m sure you’ll find a range to match the adventurer, gourmand, and even the romantic in you! So, to keep you happy and occupied in your new-found freedom, here are some suggestions for luxury ski vacations offered by the Small Luxury Hotels of the World family:
Take a look at the Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland, which has chic designer rooms and suites, panoramic views and an outstanding spa with indoor pool. It’s an elegant and rather grand hotel set in idyllic grounds in the glamorous alpine playground of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland. The region is one of the safest and largest skiing areas in Switzerland.
Warm thermal springs and seven chalets make up this unique Austrian spa village of Hoteldorf Grüner Baum in the Kötzschach Valley, Bad Gastein; within the Salzburg area. You’ll enjoy the beauty treatments; they’re based on the relaxing effect of herbs from the local mountains (a thermal spa is located in one of the chalets). You’ll find a broad range of ski slopes in the Gastein Valley: easy, intermediate, difficult, family-friendly, with deep-snow and mogul runs too.
These two suggestions are, as you can imagine, just the tip of our luxury ski hotels iceberg, so you’ll now have to plough through the SLH Directory yourself to find that idyllic ski hotel for your short break.
For some of the best powder snow in the world look at America where SLH has some beautifully appointed ski properties. You’ll find untamed terrain plus incredible skiing and snowboarding in ski resorts in Wyoming. There’s a giant ski slalom course in Italy; wonderful hotels with spas in Austria; and a huge variety of ski slopes in France – as well as heli-skiing for your adrenalin seeking skiing friend David.
Have fun, and do let me know how you get on.