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Best Ski Resorts 2020: Top 10 Ski Lodges Around the World

Nothing beats a stylish ski break, and it's never too early to start planning a winter ski trip, as many of the best lodges book up months in advance. From rustic Western escapes to chic Alpine destinations, here are ten of Indagare’s picks for the best ski resorts across the globe.

Contact Indagare to plan a trip to one of the top ski resorts in the world. Our expert team of trip designers can match you with the right lodges and resorts, as well as arrange meals at top restaurants and special experiences.

Owned and run for three generations by the Pizzinini family, Rosa Alpina is one of those wonderful European hideaways where tasteful design, fantastic cuisine and heartfelt hospitality come together to create an extraordinary place. 

"It's hard to understand how great Rosa Alpina is until you go. The hotel delivers. From the food to the staff, everything is genuine." ~ Indagare's Melissa Biggs Bradley

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2. Little Nell, Aspen


’s most coveted address offers stylish rooms, a slopeside location and superb service. The town's only ski-in/ski-out resort has an enviable location at the base of Aspen Mountain, plus a see-and-be-seen bar scene.

“We had a wonderful time. The Little Nell was newly renovated, and our junior suite was spectacular." ~ Indagare member Michael Ryan

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3. Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Zigzagging along the base of Rendezvous Mountain, with large picture windows opening onto stunning panoramas of the Tetons, the Four Seasons is Jackson Hole’s most luxurious slopeside resort.

“For avid skiers and families who want to roll out of bed and be on the slopes, the Four Seasons offers a combination of location, service and amenities (including a wonderful spa) unmatched in Jackson Hole. "

~ Indagare's Simone Girner

4. Montage Deer Valley

This five-star ski lodge blends the grand ski palace tradition with a distinctly Western atmosphere and modern amenities to pamper even the pickiest families and couples.

"The Montage Deer Valley staff really know how to spoil its guests and cater to families." ~ Indagare's Melissa Biggs Bradley

5. Alpina, Gstaad (Switzerland)

The Alpina seamlessly mixes state-of-the-art amenities and decadent creature comforts into a relaxed but chic “Alpine Modern” setting.

"Alpina Gstaad is a beautiful modern mountain hotel; the service is of high quality without being too much. The alpine breakfast is delicious, [plus there are] beautiful scenic views, a great spa/pool area and close proximity to town." ~ Indagare member Camilla Locker

6. Almhof Schneider, Lech (Austria)

A family favorite located on the outskirts of Lech, the Almhof Schneider combines warm, friendly service with sophisticated accommodations and stylish design.

"The friendly owner, Frau Hannelore Schneider, makes her rounds at the restaurant every night, chatting for a few minutes at each table and discussing the news of the day." ~ Indagare's Caroline Hansen

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7. Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt (Switzerland)

Mont Cervin Palace

remains Zermatt’s most luxurious hotel, occupying a prime location in the center of town. The 150-year-old hotel is ideal for those who require the highest level of service available in Zermatt, a variety of room options, around-the-clock amenities and a lively lobby scene.

“Mont Cervin Palace's ski room includes a tricked-out shop, luxurious changing area and helpful ski concierges that offer white-glove but unfussy service, making gear rentals and transfers a breeze.” ~ Indagare's Lizzie Eberhart

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8. The Lodge, Verbier (Switzerland)

Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive-use chalet The Lodge offers luxurious accommodations for groups of up to eighteen. The over-the-top rental comes with an indoor pool, spa and mini ice rink—perfect for a lively group vacation.

9. L'Apogée, Courchevel (France)

Positioned above a former French Olympic ski jump, L’Apogee boasts über-luxurious accommodations, a slew of fine restaurants and a cigar lounge, plus a fantastic spa. As part of the esteemed Oetker collection, the 53-room hotel has some of Courchevel’s largest rooms as well as a private chalet next door.

10. Les Fermes de Marie, Megève (France)

Les Fermes de Marie

marries comfort with elegance, and feels undeniably Savoyard—with a touch of effortless Parisian style. Guestrooms,  spread throughout eight antique chalets, are warm and stylish, featuring a down-to-earth yet world-class vibe.

“The hotel is perfection. The spa is quite fabulous, and the food is beyond excellent. Except for us, almost everyone staying there was French, and yet the entire staff speaks perfect English and couldn’t be friendlier.  ~ An Indagare member

Contact Indagare to plan a trip to one of the top ski resorts in the world. Our expert team of trip designers can match you with the right lodges and resorts, as well as arrange meals at top restaurants and special experiences.

Published onNovember 10, 2019

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