There are five Four Seasons mountain hotels ideal for skiing or just looking out at the white stuff. We outline the best below. Sweep the family away to a cozy lodge-inspired room, suite, or private home nestled in mountainside shadows. Reconnect, explore endless festive activities or simply sip hot chocolate in the comfort of your room while snow falls softly outside.
Why Four Seasons?
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts are some of the best hotels in the world, so their ski hotels are fantastic too. Although Four Seasons doesn’t have a loyalty rewards program, we have outlined some excellent ways to get a discount at a Four Seasons hotel so you can always be sure of the best deal, whether you are visiting a Four Seasons for skiing, sunning, on business or just for a quick break.
1. Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Four Seasons Resort Whistler is the best luxury ski hotel in Whistler. Enjoy 8,000 acres of breathtaking ski fields across Whistler and Blackcomb’s two peaks.
Whistler is conveniently located just an hour and a half away from the international destination of Vancouver. The hotel is just a 15-minute walk from Whistler Upper Village, which has coffee shops like Starbucks, bars, restaurants, and an array of shops. The walk is through a terribly pretty forested area with a rushing mountain stream running through the center. If you prefer, a free Four Seasons shuttle will pick you up and drop you off.
The rooms are stunning and were recently renovated in 2019 and 2020 with a newly updated take on the classic mountain lodge, blending modern interiors with alpine style. Rooms combine elements of the traditional lodge, paying homage to the nostalgia of winter chalets while looking forward to new memories to be made.
Inside, the sweeping updates include all new furnishings, fixtures, and bespoke additions in guest rooms and suites. Clean, mid-century-inspired furnishings are featured prominently. Sleek, iron-frame leather chairs and ashwood credenzas are contrasted with warm, raw-edged coffee tables. Foregoing more traditional bed frames, beds are complemented with plush wallcovering in a rustic yet refined woven textile.
Each room at Four Seasons Resort Whistler features a balcony where guests can seize every moment of the outdoors. Inside, the view is highlighted with expansive windows opening up to forest-lined mountain vistas. A view that can be taken in perched on the window seats in each room. Modern granite fireplaces in every room at Four Seasons Resort Whistler mean guests can cozy up fireside long after the sun goes down.
I particularly like the freeform pool at Four Seasons Whistler with its heated decking, so it never gets icy. There’s little better than swimming in a warm pool or sitting in a hot tub with snow falling onto your hair.
2. Four Seasons Resort Megève
Situated in Megève in the French Alps, the Four Seasons Resort Megève is the only Four Seasons ski hotel in the European Alps. It is located on the slopes of Mont d’Arbois, five minutes from the village center. This is the latest addition to one of Europe’s most beautiful ski resorts.
Megève, which has long been the Resort of European elites, is better known as a winter destination, but the summer is equally special. Close to the hotel, you will find the Golf du Mont d’Arbois, hiking, climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, kayaking, and helicopter or balloon adventures, not to mention the shopping in town.
Other events not to be missed in Megève: the International Jazz Festival in Megève will welcome internationally renowned musicians between March 30 and April 1, 2018, and the Jumping International of Megève by Edmond de Rothschild, which takes place every year in July.
Megève is just 1 hour and 15 minutes by car from Geneva and is easily accessible from many European cities. Combine a stay here with a stopover at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, which is one of the best luxury hotels in Geneva.
3. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is nestled in a verdant mountain valley. This Five-Star alpine Resort is surrounded by some of America’s most rugged peaks, celebrated ski runs, and an inspiring array of wildlife in nearby Grand Teton National Park.
In winter, you can discover a huge 5,000 acres of spectacular terrain with a resort expert as your guide or embark on a sleigh ride through the national elk refuge.
Start the day with a hearty Four Seasons breakfast at Westbank Grill before your morning ski, hike, bike, raft – you name it – then return for a soothing massage in the Spa or a soak in the year-round, heated pool before meeting for dinner at The Handle Bar. In Wyoming, evenings are for kicking up your boots and gathering with friends and family around the fire.
4. Four Seasons Resort Vail
Four Seasons Resort Vail is situated in the year-round alpine Resort of Vail, at the base of Colorado’s legendary Vail Mountain. Explore the back bowls with customized gear from the Ski Concierge, recharge in the award-winning Spa – and cap off your days with an al-fresco swim under the stars.
If the mountains are calling, then Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail is the place to go. Nestled at the base of the world’s premier mountain resort, Four Seasons welcomes trailblazers from near and far to enjoy a limitless adventure on Vail Mountain’s 5,289 acres (2,140 hectares) of skiable terrain, complemented by off-mountain après-inspired experiences.
Flame Restaurant is where you want to spend your après ski and is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Relax on the terrace and take in the breathtaking views of Vail Mountain while enjoying a make-your-own Haute Chocolate bar, live music, and the Flame beverage menu, complemented by a champagne and oyster bar. If that isn’t fun enough, head down to the Spa Bar for blowouts that will be paired with a beverage such as prosecco with lavender, Mimosa, wine, or local libation.
Skiing is a must when in Vail, but choosing a day of wellness is just as important. A bespoke package at the Resort’s award-winning Spa includes a fitness class, spa treatments, and items off the spa-inspired food and beverage menu. A Spa Concierge will personally assist in helping design a day of wellness.
For dinner and Sunday brunch, head to Flame Restaurant, led by Executive Chef Simon Purvis. Guests will enjoy the signature Flame menu, but with an added bonus of a kitchen tour, a special dessert takeaway, and an invite back to enjoy Vail’s best-kept secret: the Burger Bar. The Remedy Bar at the resort is perfect for Apres ski, and it is open daily.
5. Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
You will find pristine and sunny trails offer fun terrain for all ages and levels at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. or glide through a winter wonderland of sparkling forests on a nordic skiing tour.
In the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the beauty of the Sante Fe terrain makes an enchanting transformation. At Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, a mountain valley oasis becomes a winter wonderland, where time spent in the 10,000 ft² spa feels perfect after hitting the slopes or hiking to frozen waterfalls.
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