Top 5: European Ski Resort Destinations


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InterContinentalDavos, Switzerland

This cylindrical sculpture, called an architectural marvel, doubles as a luxurious Ski resort.  The inspiration for the eye-catching Swiss Alps structure – the pinecone.
Baslerstrasse 9, Davos Dorf, 7260, Switzerland; tel: 41.81 4140 400; www.ihg.com. Rates: from CHF162


The Furka Suite at The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy luxe aesthetic creates a serene abode within the Chedi Andermatt.
Gotthardstrasse 4, Andermat, 6490, Switzerland; tel: 41.41 888 7488; www.ghmhotels.com. Rates: from CHF8,000


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Hôtel Des Trois Vallées, Courchevel, France
Hôtel Des Trois Vallées 1950s post-war ski resort is one of the first lodgings to undergo renovations with results of a luxury property in current-day Courchevel, it’s about time.


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Nira Montana, La Thuile, Italy

London-based Nira Hotels & Resorts launched just five years ago but the boutique group has already developed impressive openings in Mauritius, St Moritz and Edinburgh, with Zanzibar slated for next year. The soon-to-open Nira Montana located in the ski town of La Thuile is a 55 room property close to the French border.


The cabin, named after French glaciologist and traveller Charles Rabot - the first to map out the region in the 17th century - was designed by Oslo-based architecture practice Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter (JVA).

Rabothytta, Okstindan, Norway
Rabothytta, a reclusive self-service hiker’s cabin located 1,200 meters above sea level, is tucked away in the secluded area around the Okstindan glacier in northern Norway.
The north side of the Okstindan mountain range, Hemnes, Norway; tel: 47.90 69 31 10; www.rabothytta.no. Rates: from NKR150


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