Not only does doorstep skiing save you from lugging equipment about, make family holidays a breeze and give keen skiers their fill - magnificent mountain views are all but a given.
Wake up to your breakfasts prepared, glide straight onto the mountain and at the end of the day, ski right back to luxury trimmings like spas, fully stocked bars and gourmet suppers.
You can have every spa facility the world has ever known, but speedy access from your hotel to the slopes takes luxury hotels to another level entirely.
Hotels with the highest ratings tend to hog the best spots in resort, whether it’s right at the foot of the piste, in sight of a ski lift or slap bang on the side of a slope. Some are so close you can literally clip on your skis and swoosh from the boot room, while others will soon see you skiing after a minute or so’s walk. VIP services like chauffeurs and ski concierges make the journey to the piste even easier – in some hotels, staff will lay your skis out for you and see you safely clipped in before you scoot off.
Some of the finest ski resorts in the world also happen to have excellent doorstep skiing.
Take Whistler, constantly voted the world’s best place to ski, and home to big name hotels like the Fairmont Chateau at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain. Europe’s highest ski resort, Val Thorens, is completely ski in, ski out and has some of the most luxurious hotels in the Alps, complete with spas, swimming pools and gourmet restaurants. You’ll also find stunning slopeside properties in famously glam Courchevel and Meribel, both bang in the centre of the world’s biggest ski area.
|Hotel||Resort||Price (per person)|
|Hotel Koh-I Nor||Val Thorens||£1536|
|Taj-I Mah||Les Arcs||£969|
|Hotel Altapura||Val Thorens||£1309|
|Hotel le Fitz Roy||Val Thorens||£1343|
|Waldorf Astoria Park City||Park City|
|Fairmont Chateau Whistler||Whistler|
|Hotel Alpine Palace||Hinterglemm||£1692|