As someone who loves a bit of luxury and adventure, I’m here to serve up a piping hot dish of the creme de la creme when it comes to ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. Hold onto your ski poles, lads and lasses, we’re about to dive in headfirst into the powdery white, pristine slopes of these paradises.
The Aman Le Mélézin, Courchevel
Stepping into the Aman Le Mélézin, situated in the prestigious Courchevel, feels like being wrapped in a warm hug. Except this hug is made of 5-star luxury and unparalleled mountain views. The Aman is snuggled into the Bellecote piste, giving you and your skis prime access to the Trois Vallees. After working up an appetite on the slopes, tickle your taste buds at the hotel’s restaurant, serving up an intricate blend of French and Japanese cuisine.
“A truly unique blend of Alpine charm and Asian elegance!”
The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz
A royal experience awaits at the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in glamorous St. Moritz. Far from a bad rut, this place offers seven restaurants, including a two-Michelin-star eatery, Le Restaurant. I’m still dreaming about their Truffle Tagliolini. Once you’ve eaten your fill, St. Moritz has an alluring nightlife scene and an abundance of winter sports to offer. Or, you could simply soak away the evening in the hotel’s spa.
The Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz
Constructed in 1913 and still maintaining its Edwardian grandeur, the Carlton Hotel will transport you back to a more opulent age, while still keeping you firmly in the lap of 21st-century luxury. Think bespoke antique furnishings, silk-lined walls, and gloriously plush beds. The hotel offers a trio of enviable restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Da Vittorio. Take it from me,it’s quite the gastronomic treat.
The Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz
Continuing our love affair with St. Moritz, The Kulm Hotel represents the birthplace of winter tourism. Cultivating this spirit of adventure, the hotel offers five different restaurants, a sizeable wellness spa, and direct access to the Cresta Run. Not to brag on their behalf, but their hospitality was so good, it made me want to quit my job and become a permanent tourist.
The Dolder Grand, Zurich
Rounding off our tour of Alpine extravagance, we take a detour to the Dolder Grand in Zurich. Nestled in scenic hills, the view here is captivating. It toes the line between modern and classic, offering two restaurants under the guidance of renowned chef Heiko Nieder. And for you art enthusiasts out there, guess what? It houses its own strikingly curated collection of over 124 artworks. Talk about a feast for the eyes and the belly!
There you have it, folks! A quintet of fine Swiss ski resorts guaranteed to tickle your luxury fancies. Whether you’re taking to the slopes like a slippery salmon or simply soaking in a tub while gazing at snow-clad pines, these resorts will make sure you feel like royalty. Ready for your own Alpine adventure?
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