The Top 6 Ski Resorts for Winter 2022
December is almost here, and with it, some well-deserved time for holidays. Why not consider a luxury mountainside break with the people you care about the most?
When it comes to resorts and entertainment, the selection becomes wider and wider each year. For ski lovers, of course, it is the snow that counts. But as a mainstream winter activity for the whole family, a seasonal trip should also involve other activities, such as gourmet food, cultural sights, and leisure events. The location remains an important choice, especially when expectations are high. It’s good to match everybody’s preferences to ensure everyone gets the best from this amazing but limited time.
To help you out, we selected six of the best “luxury ski” resorts, all easily accessed by private jet. Let’s have a look at what each of them has to offer.
Culture, history, and good food
This stunning village in Haute-Savoie, France, is one of the best choices for taking up your skis this winter holiday. Unlike the most trendy ski locations, you will find peaceful pistes and breathtaking views here. Great for those who want to avoid the crowds, Megéve has plenty of fine-dining options with many Michelin-starred restaurants and a lively cultural offer. From the beautiful view of Mont Blanc while skiing, to relaxing in the sauna, to a quiet walk in the medieval town center, you will have a real chance to enjoy quality time with loved ones at Megéve this winter.
La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc
For those who enjoy competitions and dogs, why not align your getaway with La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc, one of the world’s longest and most challenging dog sled races. Taking place from January 7, 2023, onwards, the race passes through 22 resorts in Savoie and Haute-Savoie. Attracting over a hundred thousand spectators annually, Megéve and other participating villages host a wide range of exclusive events, from exhibitions to screenings, during the 11-day race.
For glamorous winter holidays
The host of two Winter Olympics and five Alpine World Ski Championships, the town of St. Moritz is also famous for its social scene. This gorgeous Swiss town is Europe’s first winter resort, which means it has paved the way for many other towns. Great for winter sports lovers, those who are less active will enjoy the benefit of a great après-ski life, très chic. Offering many different ways to entertain oneself, even if you don’t ski, there is something for everyone in this lively town.
the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
For example, St. Moritz hosts the world’s pre-eminent snow polo tournament, the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz. Taking place each winter, riders play in the snow, surrounded by a gorgeous natural setting. Running from January 27 to 29, 2023 the several exclusive events coincide with the tournament, from gourmet dining to social parties – why not plan your stay during this spectacular tournament?
Winter resort for VIPs
Glitzy and glamorous, the Swiss village of Gstaad had been the choice of many VIPs, such as George Clooney, Valentino, Madonna, Paris Hilton, and Margaret Thatcher, for a winter getaway. A sports paradise in winter and summer, Gstaad offers a wide array of exclusive entertainment options, from high-end boutiques to fine-dining restaurants and cultural events. You are guaranteed the highest quality regardless of where you go or what you do.
an event by FRAUTSCHI Sports
Gstaad is also famous for its annual polo tournament, which takes place in late summer, next to its superb skiing options. Cross-country skiers are sure to enjoy participating in the annual winter event hosted by FRAUTSCHI Sports. Running from December 17 to 18, participants can see the latest trends and newest cross-country skiing equipment on the cross-country ski trail in Schönried.
The place for “serious skiers”
Part of Les 3 Vallées region in France, Courchevel is home to the world’s largest alpine ski area: 600 kilometers of interconnected ski runs accessed by over 160 lifts and ten summits over 2,500 meters. The yearly average of four meters of natural snow is perfectly maintained, and the off-piste skiing options are exceptional. Among the black runs, one is considered the most difficult in the world. Also praised for its high-quality après-ski scene, there are no less than seven Michelin-starred restaurants in the surrounding villages
the Andros E-Trophy ice race
Those who enjoy speed will get a thrill out of the Andros E-Trophy ice race. A high-speed ice-driving competition that tours the Alps, this prestigious racing series stages one race every season at the neighboring town of Val Thorens. This year’s race is a truly unmissable event that starts on December 3 – the perfect way to start your winter getaway.
Off-piste and contemporary art
A wide backcountry terrain and challenging off-piste skiing make this Swiss resort one of the best in the world for trained skiers. Verbier is part of the Four Valleys ski area alongside Thyon, Veysonnaz, and Nendaz. Together the area spans more than 410 kilometers of ski runs and 93 lifts, all of which are covered in a single lift pass. This resort is suitable for intermediate-high and high levels and will challenge most skiers.
New year celebrations
A place where environmental beauty meets contemporary art, thanks to the 3-D Sculpture Park, art lovers will enjoy exploring this museum without walls. The resort is also known for bringing the New Year in with style, as the town comes alive with celebrations. With fireworks, partying in the square, and flying Champagne corks, you will not want to miss out on this fantastic way to see the New Year in.
High-end lodging, yet discreet
Many royalties, celebrities, and Olympic ski champions choose Austria as their winter residence, in particular the remote and exclusive village of Lech. A tranquil, quiet location boasting a wide range of terrains, it is also extremely suitable also for families. Thanks to a solid offering of both high-end and budget-friendly accommodations, Lech remains a good option for all types of travelers.
New year celebrations
One of the best ski runs remains “The White Ring” in Lech Zürs, as well as a spectacular ski, run known as the “Run of Fame.” The annual speed race on “The White Ring” is set to take place on January 21, 2023, attracting a thousand participants from around the globe. Of course, beyond the ski slopes and cross-country ski trails, there is a wide range of possibilities to immerse yourself in, from tobogganing to horse-drawn sleigh rides and the annual Christmas Market.
Be sure to book your private charter jet to the resort of your choice a few days in advance to ensure the most cost-effective solution for your trip. Do not wait too long, as the most adequate aircraft for these short-run ski resorts are limited in supply. Please fill out the form below, and one of our account managers will be right back to you with the best private jet options for your luxury winter holiday.