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36 of the World’s Best Ski Chalets and Lodges to Visit Right Now

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The promise of fresh snowfall and all that soft white powder that piles on the mountaintops is setting our Alpine radar on high alert as we head into the winter season. While we love a day on the slopes as much as the next Olympian, we have even more love for the après-ski hangouts and hotels that offer cozy vibes, beautiful backdrops and design-savvy digs. Tag along as we traipse across the snowy globe in search of our next shred spot.
 
Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Location: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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Aman Le Mélézin learn more

Soak in your own personal cedar hot tub while gazing out at the ski slopes you’ll hit in the morning. Aman Le Mélézin is a star of the French Alps luxury ski resorts and with its plush accommodations, heated pools and gorgeous vantage point, it’s easy to see why.
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Rolling Huts learn more

Hit the Methow Trails for cross-country skiing and head to Rolling Huts to unwind and cozy up to your very own cottage in Washington’s Methow Valley.
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Villa Boréale

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
The minimalist chic cabin at Villa Boréale is big enough to sleep up to a dozen ski bunnies at a time and we can’t think of a better spot to relax and enjoy a beautiful fresh snowfall. Located in the heart of Quebec’s Charlevoix, this 4-bedroom cottage is at the top of our travel wish list.
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Scribner’s Lodge

Hunter, New York
Romance and comfort are the name of the game at this Catskills getaway. Scribner’s Lodge is known for its cozy rooms and easy access to the Hudson Valley’s many ski slopes.
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$309 avg. room rate
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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise learn more

Set right along Lake Louise, overlooking Victoria Glacier and Banff National Park, this Fairmont Chateau has winter wonderland written all over it. Skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice skating and snow tubing are just a few of the wintery activities you’ll have easy access to.
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Dunton Hot Springs learn more

We’ll admit it, a dip in the giant hot springs pool at Dunton is our highest après-ski ambition. Whether you opt to go heli-skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice hiking or dog sledding, the nearby San Juan Mountains prove a gorgeous wintery wonderland.
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Chetzeron

Crans-Montana, Switzerland
A ski-in, ski-out resort in Crans-Montana, this stunning Swiss getaway is a design-lover’s winter dream come true. With just 16 rooms and suites, you can bet you’ll be in one that overlooks the insane views of the Rhone Valley and Alpine peaks. Pop out to the heated outdoor pool if you’re feeling ready for a long, hot soak surrounded by stars and snow.
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The Cambrian learn more

The floor-to-ceiling windows at The Cambrian ensure you’ll see as much of the gorgeous Swiss Alps as possible during your stay. Après-ski, hop into the quaint bar for a warming whiskey or wander the winter gardens and sun terrace.
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Washington School House learn more

Formerly a schoolhouse, this Park City boutique hotel has post-ski coziness vibes woven into every room and shared space. Washington School House Hotel offers 12 gorgeous little rooms, fireplaces, ski valet, a heated pool overlooking snowy trees and a chic post-ski lounge zone.
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Spruceton Inn: a Catskills Bed and Bar learn more

Located just a couple hours north of NYC, this Catskills getaway offers really easy access to the surrounding mountains and ski slopes. Spruceton Inn is a “bed and bar” hotel that takes all the basic needs and makes them feel a little more cool.
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$324 avg. room rate
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WIESERGUT learn more

If you’re about that ski life but also travel mostly because you love designer hotels, Wiesergut has to be added to your bucket list. This 25-suite hotel is luxe, modern and sits just beside Austria’s largest skiing complex.
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Chalet Joux Plane

Morzine, France
Tucked away in France’s Portes du Soleil, Chalet Joux Plane is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “ski chalet.” This five-bedroom modern manse has multiple mezzanines, a library, an enormous living space with an open fireplace, a game room, an art gallery, a cinema, a spa and a balcony that looks out onto the surrounding mountains and valleys. Let’s call it très chic ski chalet instead.
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Coachman Hotel learn more

Considering a Tahoe trip with your homies? Look no further than the Coachman Hotel to have your back with cool accommodations and local happenings. You might opt to stay here while snowboarding Squaw Valley or Heavenly Ski Resort, or you may just want to check it out for the post-snow hang sessions.
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Summit Powder Mountain learn more

This Utah ski escape has 8,464 skiable acres, making it America’s largest ski mountain. Located just an hour outside Salt Lake City, Summit Powder Mountain is a community hub with various venues and gathering spots that are perfect for an après-ski hang.
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Firefly Zermatt

Zermatt, Switzerland
Settle in at the foot of Switzerland’s famed Matterhorn and experience skiing the slopes of the country’s tallest mountain. Check into Firefly Zermatt and book the skylight loft for a stay that’s blissfully chic and big enough to accommodate the whole fam.
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Brücke 49 learn more

We have a major design crush on this après-ski chalet in Vals, Switzerland. Brücke 49 is a boutique hotel that sits just along a river and offers easy access to nearby slopes for skiing, trekking or exploring.
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Hotel Alpaga learn more

If the views of Mont Blanc and the Michelin-starred restaurant aren’t enough to hook you into this Megève hotel, maybe the variety of ski trails and nearby resorts will do the trick. From Hotel Alpaga you can ski Rochebrune, Chamonix or even head to Italy or Switzerland for the day.
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Cheval Blanc Courchevel

Courchevel, France
This boutique museum meets luxury hotel meets culinary destination in the French Alps offers a little something for every winter traveling type. Fancy a ski? Trois Vallées awaits just outside your window.
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$499 avg. room rate
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The Ranch at Rock Creek learn more

Considering a ski trip with a crew in tow? This five-star guest ranch in the Montana mountains offers cottages, cabins and a quaint lodge so you can bring along all your friends for an epic wintery weekend.
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Lone Mountain Ranch learn more

YOLO, Yellowstone adventurers. This hundred-year-old saloon in Big Sky could be your home base for an epic week of downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding or exploring Yellowstone National Park. The log cabins are simply mountaineer perfection.
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$328 avg. room rate
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Viceroy Snowmass learn more

If the Rockies are calling your name, a trip to Colorado’s Viceroy Snowmass might be just what you’re after. Located in the heart of Snowmass village, this luxury ski-in and ski-out resort is all charm.
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$520 avg. room rate
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Giardino Mountain learn more

Head to St. Moritz to ski its Olympic scale mountains and stay for the gorgeous hot springs and accommodations. Giardino Mountain offers everything from skiing and snowboarding passes to relaxing spa treatments and yoga retreats.
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Montagne Alternative learn more

The Swiss Alps totally steal the show as the backdrop of this small mountain resort. Montagne Alternative is the kind of designer hotel where you can spend a whole week with your friends and family in tow, overlooking the most gorgeous landscape from the comfort of a chic multi-bedroom chalet.
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$925 avg. room rate
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Amangani learn more

Jackson Hole is one of those magical destinations that’s busy year-round, but winter in this special little village is particularly tip top. If luxury resorts make you want to pack your snow-ready bags, Amangani’s resort overlooking Yellowstone is an absolute must.
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$472 avg. room rate
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The Alpina Gstaad learn more

Alpine chic for the win, y’all. This Swiss Alps resort is all glam, in all the right ways. Splurge on the Panorama Suite and treat yourself to a stay in a three-bedroom apartment with incredible snowy mountain views through floor-to-ceiling windows and overhead skylights. You’ll be begging to get snowed in.
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$1,221 avg. room rate
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The Little Nell learn more

Aspen’s Little Nell is a ski-in and ski-out resort that also happens to be five-star. The mountain views are incredible and the rooms are oh-so-chic.
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$698 avg. room rate
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Stein Eriksen Lodge learn more

With ski-in and ski-out access, ski valet services and a heated pool overlooking the snowy mountains, Stein Eriksen Lodge is absolute powder paradise. Part of Park City’s Deer Valley, this spot is totally chill.
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Alaska's Ultima Thule Lodge learn more

The ultimate American destination for snowy days and snowy nights has to be Alaska. Head to Wrangell St. Elias National Park to check out this luxury wilderness lodge and you’ll be blown away by the cozy Craftsman style cabins and back country skiing and snowboarding terrain.
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$390 avg. room rate
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Nita Lake Lodge learn more

A favorite of the Whistler traveling set, Nita Lake Lodge is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and a glacier-fed lake. The luxury rooms and stress relieving spa packages will be a welcome change of scenery after a day of shredding on the slopes.
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$1,199 avg. room rate
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The St. Regis Aspen Resort learn more

Set at the foot of Colorado’s Aspen Mountain, this St. Regis ski resort is open for skiing and snowboarding sessions from Thanksgiving weekend through to the start of April. The rooms are undeniably chic, offering personal butler service and all the pampering you can handle post-slopes.
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Gstaad Palace learn more

Travel to Gstaad and you can live like an ice queen at this stunner of a palace. With your pick of two Swiss slopes to ski, be sure to pack your best snow-ready attire.
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$593 avg. room rate
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Teton Mountain Lodge learn more

Jackson Hole is known for its epic powder and easy access to the slopes is priority numero uno when selecting a ski resort in the area. Check out Teton Mountain Lodge if you’re looking for something that’s equally warm and welcoming.
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Chalet M

Montriond, France
Located just near Morzine’s ski lifts, Chalet M is an ultra-luxe mansion in the French Alps that sleeps up to 14 guests. With a steamy hot tub on the back deck and views of the most stunning snow-covered landscape, it’s a fab place to unwind after a big day on the slopes.
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Fjällnäs Est.1882 learn more

Alpine hikes, cross-country skiing and snowmobile adventures top the list of wintery Nordic activities at Sweden’s Fjällnäs resort. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reindeer on the horizon while staying at this après-ski chalet.
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$600 avg. room rate
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Lumiere Hotel learn more

Wake up, step out onto your deck and gaze at the San Juan Mountains that are covered with fresh snow. Lumiere Telluride is one of the area’s hidden gems, providing a cozy spot to stay between daily ski sessions.
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Hotel Das Rübezahl learn more

Located at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, Hotel Das Rübezahl is the kind of lodge you’ll want to head to when you’re ready to practice your freestyle skiing and want to be able to unwind in luxury afterwards. The views are incredible and the spa is top-notch.
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