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More Top Ski Resorts in the World

As one of the oldest ski resorts in the world, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains boasts both glamour and adventure with its elegant accommodations and neighboring world-class ski opportunities

Even if the snow is powder, the weather gorgeous and the lift lines short, a ski vacation can still not make the grade due to bad accommodations. Skiers want to minimize time and effort schlepping gear from room to slopes. And since their days require all of their energy, their nights need to be restful. There should also be activities for those who prefer hot toddies over black diamond runs. With this in mind, we have collected top ski resorts around the world, making sure they offer proximity to the slopes, pampering, gourmet food, fine wines and even a world-class art collection. You've seen our Top 10 Ski Resorts in the World. Here are additional top choices.

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ARGENTINA

Patagonia
EL CASCO Art Hotel

The EL CASCO boutique hotel is unique, and not just due to its great location, on the shores of Patagonia's Lake Nahuel...Read the full review.

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AUSTRIA

Lech
Kristiana Lech Hotel

Calling itself a "non-hotel" and striving for the feel of a private residence, the Kristiana Lech succeeds with 29 super stylish...Read the full review.

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CANADA

British Columbia
Fairmont Chateau Whistler

With its fairytale setting at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler spoils guests with first-class...Read the full review.

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ITALY

Cortina d'Ampezzo
Grand Hotel Savoia

In the heart of Italy's Dolomites, Cortina d'Ampezzo is one of the world's most prestigious international destinations...Read the full review.

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SWEDEN

Åre
Hotel Diplomat Åregården

www.diplomathotel.com

Sweden's Hotel Diplomat offers a pretty place to relax after enjoying the location's many fun-filled snow attractions
Bottom line: This hotel is downright pretty, with its clean, countrified Scandinavian style. It opened in 1895 and is situated in the main square of Åre, one of Northern Europe's most popular ski resorts. On the slopes you're bound to find lots of fun-loving, partying Swedes, but the hotel itself is classy and subdued, with a wonderfully quiet ambience. Its Restaurant Bakfickan serves modern Swedish dishes in what was Åre's first bank. And it is close to the ski lifts. Among Åre's many snowy attractions is a World Cup downhill run.

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SWITZERLAND

St. Moritz
Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains

The exclusive resort town of St. Moritz in the Swiss Engadine Valley has been drawing glamorous jetsetters since the late...Read the full review.

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UNITED STATES

California
Truckee
The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton chain brings its sophisticated style to California's Lake Tahoe region with the opening of this luxe...Read the full review.

Colorado
Telluride
Lumière Telluride

First impressions matter, as the Lumière Telluride well demonstrates. From airport pickup in a luxury hybrid SUV...Read the full review.

New Hampshire
Bretton Woods
Mount Washington Hotel

www.mtwashington.com

Mount Washington Hotel, nestled in the historic Bretton Woods, provides a sense of old-America elegance
Most mountain resorts embrace a casual, laid-back, slope-friendly lifestyle. But it's an old-fashioned formality that gives this property its charm — colonial-style décor in the bedrooms, and jackets required in the Dining Room, where an orchestra serenades diners. After two years of construction by 250 master craftsmen, this hotel opened in 1902; today it's a National Historic Landmark. The hotel is part of the Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods where right outside the door are hundreds of acres of ski terrain. You'll find 101 trails and glades (including plenty of black diamond glades), White Mountain National Park for cross-country skiing, high-speed quad lifts and a gorgeous landscape for night and Nordic skiing.

Vermont
Stowe
Topnotch Resort & Spa

Given this resort's name, expectations are high. Fortunately, they are also met. This New England retreat offers an...Read the full review.

 


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(Updated: 11/19/13 CT)


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