St. Moritz and Zermatt may be Switzerland’s top ski resorts, but Crans-Montana, perched high above the Rhône valley in the French-speaking Valais, offers some of the best slopes and views extending from Mont Blanc in the west. East to the Matterhorn.Relaxing, groomer-rich terrain and plenty of facilities for toddlers, including: snow island, a kids zone with a magic carpet lift for beginners, make this resort a great place for families. 300 days of sun add to the charm.
Besides skiing, there is tubing and tobogganing.ice skating and curling at equal center; dog sledding At the Plaine-Morte glacier. Snowshoe tour to the village of Aminona. And when you come on a holiday, Etoile Bella Louie The Festival of Lights features nightly entertainment and a mile-long illuminated path that winds through the trees.
For hotel chains in Thailand Six Senses will open its ski-in, ski-out hotel in February, bringing a brilliant new brand of hospitality to this pocket of Switzerland. Known for its wellness programs and his 3-to-1 ratio of staff to guests, this luxury group aims to “bring in the outside” through designs reminiscent of alpine forests. Pierre de Valse’s stone and wood lobby, for example, is like a cave under a canopy of trees with light streaming in through glass panels, just like in nature. The 78 rooms are quietly and elegantly furnished, with organic bedding, rough-wood walls and textured stucco finishes, oak parquet floors, and Leda his Amarou-designed leather furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer rugged, snow-covered views.
The spa is the heart of the building, with a striking sculptural ceiling made of 15,000 wooden battens reflected in the swimming pool. I have a So Sound lounger chair. Finnish sauna, rock sauna, bio salt sauna. stretch pods; and a biohacking recovery lounge with infrared heat and vibration treatments.
Other ideas for embracing the cold:
8 New Hotels for Winter Lovers in the US and Europe: New and reimagined hotels in New England, the Alps and beyond offer stylish accommodations near the snow.
The quiet thrills of winter wildlife viewing: Birds and other animals stand out against a snowy backdrop in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Even if you can’t see them, their footprints let you know you’re nearby.
Learn to love Apero at Club Med Ski Resort: Will the company’s all-inclusive approach work in the North American market? Avid skiers venture into Quebec’s Charlevoix Massif.
take back the mountains: Big resorts are crowded, expensive and exclusive. But some skiers and snowboarders are trying to bring the sport back by building a more inclusive and sustainable culture.
Enjoy the slopes from the first day When it comes to designing terrain and learning experiences, the resort has finally started thinking about beginners.
Faster Rides, Shorter Waits: New Ski Lifts Will Change U.S. Slopes This Winter: A number of notable new chairlifts and gondolas have opened this season as construction continues at major ski resorts.
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