As first world problems go, picking where you’re going to spend your winter on the piste is a big one; coming just second to figuring out what you’re going to wear après ski, of course.

There is after all, no more glamourous, nor experiential holiday than a week on the slopes. But with so many resorts, not to mention luxury hotels, claiming to be the season’s chicest – how do discerning ski-addicts choose? All have pristine white pistes, cloudless blue skies and generally ooze in sophistication.

Us OutThere winter travellers know that it’s all about the hotel – nothing says jetset more than being seen at the right luxury property. Selecting the best hotel for you means striking a balance of on-piste action, the opportunity to rest and relax, access to jaw dropping, Instagrammable views and sublime fine-dining, not to mention other memorable experiences should you have enough (if that’s even possible) of swishing around in perfect powder.

So to give you the best advice we can, we turned to Preferred Hotels & Resorts the world’s largest independent hotel brand. They know a thing or two about ski-resort hotels, with some of the world’s best in their glittering portfolio of 650 distinctive hotels and resorts across 85 countries. They’re all about connecting discerning travellers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences – in this case, the perfect ski holiday. Plus, the iPrefer hotel rewards programme offer valuable benefits (earn points, room upgrades, early check in, late check out) for travellers seeking a unique experience.

There are 23 amazing ski and mountain resorts in their portfolio to choose from, but we’ve picked our favourite six below to whet your appetite.

www.PreferredHotels.com

The Capra Saas Fee

THE CAPRA SAAS FEE, SAAS FEE, SWITZERLAND

The Capra Saas Fee is a five-star retreat in Switzerland’s most unspoiled ski resort – Saas Fee – a car-less village with picturesque views…


Grand Hotel Zermathof

GRAND HOTEL ZERMATTERHOF, ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND

Step inside the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and be transported to a world where time takes on a whole new meaning. Here, they believe that time…


The Alpina Gstaad

THE ALPINA GSTAAD, GSTAAD, SWITZERLAND

The Alpina Gstaad invites you to visit a discreet and elegant home away from home committed to your pleasure and well-being. It’s a place…


Hotel Sassongher

HOTEL SASSONGHER, DOLOMITES, ITALY

At the Hotel Sassongher in Corvara you will be warmly welcomed by the family Pescosta, Francesco and the whole team. The enchanting beauty of the Alpine…


Burg Vital Resort, Austria

BURG VITAL RESORT, LECH, AUSTRIA

Endless slopes of deep snow sit alongside perfectly groomed pistes – the perfect way to get every skier’s heart beating just that little bit faster…


Hotel Waldhaus Sils

HOTEL WALDHAUS SILS,
SILS MARIA, SWITZERLAND

As you cross the threshold to this legendary hotel, you are following in the footsteps of many guests for whom the Hotel Waldhaus Sils and its surroundings…