We work with some of the finest hotels in the world across our ski, sun and adventure holiday collections and our Original Skiing programme plays host to some magnificent five-star hotels in stunning mountain locations.
For a truly opulent ski holiday this winter, be inspired by our recommendations for five of the best five-star hotels across the Swiss and Austrian Alps and the Italian Dolomites; complete with mammoth wellness areas, the finest gastronomy and full Powder Byrne in-resort service to create the ultimate seamless luxury ski holiday.
The Waldhaus is a truly grand and majestic five-star hotel located in its own private fairy-tale forest of snow-dusted pine trees and surrounded by high mountain peaks. Experience the utmost in Swiss hospitality in one of four unique restaurants that cater to a wide variety of sophisticated palates with fine international cuisine, or relax and rejuvenate in the 3,000sqm world-class spa, a haven of relaxation and tranquillity. The Waldhaus has played host to royalty, television series and even famous works of art.
Best for: Secluded forest location and old world grandeur
Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa
A contemporary yet family-friendly wellness hotel with its own private mountain railway and Michelin-starred cuisine. Internationally acclaimed architect, Mario Botta, designed the Tschuggen Bergoase spa as a peaceful paradise in harmony with the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains. This is complemented by the distinctive interior of the hotel designed by Carlo Rampazzi to create light and spacious rooms for an accommodating stay.
Best for: Health and wellbeing with four floors dedicated to wellness
Stay from £2,590 per person on bed & breakfast for a week before Christmas
The exclusive Zurserhof offers an intimate and cosy atmosphere just 300m from the high-altitude slopes of the renowned Arlberg ski region. Elegant and family-friendly accommodation affords panoramic views over the neighbouring mountain landscapes, with the high level of attention to detail and service making the Zurserhof the benchmark for Austrian hospitality. The Zurserhof has been at the forefront of vision and style since it was built, introducing private bathrooms with golden taps in the 1920’s, a novel concept for the time.
Best for: Ski-in/ski-out location and intimate, cosy atmosphere
From £6,375 per person on a half board basis for a week at New Year
Fanes Dolomiti, San Cassiano
So luxe it boasts its own heliport, the Fanes benefits from its elevated position in the heart of the Dolomites with a panoramic sky pool that makes the most of exceptional views. Gourmet food is served from breakfast to dinner and the hotel's impressive wine cellar has a sommelier on hand to recommend the best wines. You’ll reach the slopes of the vast Dolomiti superski area in just five minutes in one of Powder Byrne’s resort shuttles. The hotel even features the original front door from the 16th century, which is now located next to the restaurant’s stube.
Best for: South Tyrolean hospitality and incredible wine cellar dining experience
£4,195 per person on a half board basis for a week at February half term
Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt
Opened in 1852, Mont Cervin Palace is one of the most historic buildings in the traditional mountain village of Zermatt and perfectly blends old and new to create an atmosphere of timeless luxury. From arriving at the hotel in a horse-drawn carriage to enjoying the stunning views over the Matterhorn from your suite, Mont Cervin Palace is elegant, warm, welcoming and ever so grand. The hotel features iconic turrets which hint to its history as one of the first hotels in Zermatt and was the base for well-known musician Passenger when he played at the most recent Zermatt Unplugged festival.
Best for: Iconic views of the Matterhorn and a traditional alpine experience
Stay from £5,620 on a half board basis for a week at February half term
Call our travel consultants on 020 8246 5300 or enquire online to book your most luxurious ski holiday yet.