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Seven of the best ski-in/ski-out hotels around the world

For ski and snowboarding enthusiasts, there is no better way to maximise time spent on the slopes than opting for ski-in/ski-out accommodation.

The luxury of just slipping into your gear and gliding straight out is unparalleled. From Aspen’s five-star, five diamond hotel, The Little Nell, to sleek family-friendly property in Niseko, read on to discover seven of the best ski-in/ski-out accommodations around the world to get your powder fix.

North America

The Little Nell, Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Set at the base of Aspen Mountain, and one of the town’s only ski-in/ski-out accommodations, five-star, five-diamond The Little Nell offers refined luxury in every sense from Michelin star-dining at Element 47 to a recently renovated spa and wellness facility. The spa’s menu features a variety of integrated rituals, bodywork and skincare solutions, perfect for relaxing after a busy day on the slopes. Positioned beside the Silver Queen Gondola, the hotel offers the perfect base for exploring Aspen Mountain’s brand new terrain, Hero’s, opening in December 2023. www.aspensnowmass.com

One Ski Hill Place, Breckenridge, Colorado

When visiting a world-class ski resort, staying in world-class accommodation is a must. Nestled under Breckridge’s Peak 8, One Ski Hill Place is a luxury ski-in/ski-out property at the base of one of the Rockies’ most popular ski resorts. The hotel offers different types of accommodations, ranging from studio units to five-bedroom condominiums which are ideal for groups of friends or families. The venue boasts bars, restaurants, a bowling alley and a stunning spa (perfect for a post ski soak), all within walking distance of the lifts. Seasonal gondola access is also available making the heart of downtown Breckenridge easy and accessible. www.colorado.com

Montage, Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Located at the top of the mountain and offering breathtaking views, the Montage provides ski in/ski out access to guests making exploring Deer Valley’s amazing 2,000 acres of mountain a breeze. After a long day of hitting the slopes, guests can also enjoy luxury offerings from the onsite spa – which is the biggest in Utah – test out the bowling alley or tuck into a delicious meal at any of the five restaurants. Skiers to Deer Valley can also get excited as the resort recently unveiled its ‘Expanded Excellence’, a transformative project enhancing its legendary ski experience which will double the skiable terrain and introduce a new base village. Deer Valley is available on the Ikon Pass, offering unlimited access along with 16 other North American ski resorts.

The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth Lakes, California

Sitting just steps away from the village Gondola, The Westin Monache Resort is a charming hotel with all the amenities for guests to enjoy when they aren’t out on the slopes. Visitors can enjoy fine dining or meals fireside in the privacy of their suite as well as a heated pool and hot tubs, plus a kids club, and on-site ski and snowboard rental. The hotel is also in close proximity to The Village’s many restaurants, shops and nightlife options, and the hotel runs a free shuttle service for guests. www.visitmammoth.com

Everline Resort & Spa, North Lake Tahoe, California

Situated in the picturesque mountain surroundings of Olympic Valley, Everline Resort & Spa is a luxury resort uniquely positioned near the location of the 1960 Winter Olympics and a short distance from North Lake Tahoe.  As a family-friendly destination, the resort offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain, catering to both skiing enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxed atmosphere. Throughout the year, Everline Resort & Spa serves as a hub for various activities in Olympic Valley, featuring a cross-country ski centre, fly fishing centre, ice-skating rink, heated swimming pools and much more. www.visitcalifornia.com

Japan

NEW: Niseko Kyo, Niseko, Japan

Due to launch in Q4 2023, ahead of the 23/24 powder season, Niseko Kyo is set to become Hirafu Niseko’s only ski-in/ski-out property. Suitable for families and groups of up to 14, the property houses 22 luxury residences, most being equipped with their own in-room private onsen. Combining luxury with the natural beauty of Hokkaido, Niseko Kyo is located right in the heart of Hirafu, with room options that overlook Hirafu’s Ace Family Run or the majestic Mt. Yotei. The property seeks to convey a sense of home with hospitality at its core, featuring a 24-hour concierge service and ski valet available to all guests. www.japan.travel/en/uk

Europe

Chalet Trois Ours, Méribel, France

Sat in the heart of Méribel, Chalet Trois Ours stands as a luxurious alpine retreat, offering an exceptional ski-in/ski-out experience. With direct access to the slopes, this chalet seamlessly blends traditional Savoyard charm with modern amenities. Trois Ours boasts spacious and elegantly furnished interiors, creating a cosy haven for apres-ski relaxation. The chalet’s large windows provide breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-covered landscape, while the private balconies offer a serene spot to enjoy the alpine scenery. With its prime location, exquisite design and proximity to the vibrant Méribel village, Chalet Trois Ours ensures an unforgettable and indulgent mountain retreat. www.meribel.net/en

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