There’s no better place to embrace the cold than in some of the world’s best winter hotels. So get prepared to be snowed in as we take a look at some Winter Wonderlands that will have you wishing you could freeze time.
Nestled deep in the Swiss Alps, The Cambrian is surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, looking out on to the village of Adelboden. Whilst The Cambrian offers some of Switerland’s best ski slopes, it’s also an ideal location in Summer with hiking trails right outside the door.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
A culturally sensitive hotel set in rugged surroundings, Rooms Hotel Kazbegi certainly puts the Caucasus Mountains on the map. A sweeping sun terrace provides a place to relax and the open fire keeps you away from the winter chill.
The infamous apres-ski at Hotel Zhero is well deserved after a day on the pristine powder. Combining smart contemporary design with home comforts, Hotel Zhero achieves the perfect mix of sophistication and relaxation.
Set at 1,649 metres above sea level, The Omnia offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountain peaks, sitting serenely in the shadow of the Matterhorn. Featuring a high altitude spa retreat and private balconies overlooking the car-free town of Zermatt, The Omnia truly is a Winter Wonderland.
Wiesergut is a masterfully renovated 14th century family estate, nestled in the mountains and valleys of the Kitzbühel Alps. Featuring floor-to-ceiling window frames, the hotel is an oasis of light, nature and fresh air.
Le Val Thorens
France Val Thorens, France
This legendary establishment has welcomed many mountain enthusiasts thanks to its warm hospitality and ideal location. Combining vintage touches with contemporary design, Le Val Thorens is a traditional chalet with modern flair.
Washington School House
Park City, United States
Although the location is a year round destination, Washington School House offers world class skiing at its doorstep. The hotel features a carefully curated collection of antiques and fine artwork, sealed with reclaimed Utah wood flooring in a nod to the classic schoolhouse style.
Crans Montana, Switzerland
It’s hard to believe that Hotel Chetzeron was once an abandoned gondola station and restaurant. The hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Rhone Valley and the surrounding majestic peaks, from Matterhorn to Mont Blanc.
Vigilius Mountain Resort
Italy South Tyrol, Italy
Located 1,500 metres above sea level, Vigilius Mountain Resort is an eco-friendly refuge by architect Matteo Thun offering majestic views of the surrounding Dolomites.
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