If you didn’t manage to get down to Queenstown, New Zealand for a spot of summer skiing this year, you will be pleased to know that the ski season across Europe and the United States is a mere ten weeks away (depending where you go).
From the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps, to the highlands of Aspen, there are ski resorts available to suit every budget and every level of expertise, but if you would like to get up close and personal with the rich and famous this winter, you might want to head to our Top 3 World’s Most Exclusive Ski Resorts!
1. Lech / Zürs am Arlberg
We may be a little biased, but we think the multi-faceted winter wonderland of Lech and Zürs in Vorarlberg, Austria, earns its place at the top of our list.
With guaranteed snow, world-famous hospitality, super luxury Spa hotels, and some of the best après-ski one could possibly wish for, this magnificent (if a little pricey!) ski resort has welcomed members of both the British and Dutch Royal Family, and A list celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger.
2. Whistler, Canada
Whistler is a great resort for families, and offers an action-packed winter itinerary to keep the kids occupied while their parents enjoy the pristine slopes. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, this Canadian wonderland offers Heli-skiing, Zip lining and Snowmobiling, so there is really something for everyone.
A resort that is also popular with the young ‘hip’ celebrity crowd, you could well bump into Justin Timberlake, Katie Holmes or supermodel Heidi Klum.
3. Aspen, Colorado
Our list of the world’s most exclusive ski resorts just wouldn’t be complete without the renowned Colorado slopes of Aspen. Since the first ski lift opened shortly after World War II, this popular winter holiday resort has never looked back, and attracts millions of travellers each year.
Aspen attracts those at the ‘high end’ of the world’s rich list, such as Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Depp, and Michael Douglas, but as it offers a fantastic selection of accommodations, those on the ‘not so rich list’ can still enjoy the resort too!