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3 European Ski Chalets That Ooze Class, Style and Lavish Amenities

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Frith

There are ski chalets and then there are luxury ski chalets, you can usually tell the difference the moment you walk through the door. I get a little bit giddy when I find something special, a fabulous residence that I can get excited about, a gem amongst gems. I see a lot of really lovely ones, but some just stand head and shoulders above the rest. Here are three of the world’s best chalets in Europe:

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5 of the Most Lavish Luxury Ski Hotels & Resorts in the Alps

Mar 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Dan Frith

There’s a lot to be said for the independence and freedom that comes with hiring a luxury ski chalet when visiting the Alps. Other times, you may be wanting more of a true hotel experience. For those who prefer the latter, there are plenty of options in the area ranging from grand and elegant five-star luxury properties to intimate boutique-style establishments. Here are five beautiful hotels that have proved very popular with Swiss snow bunnies:

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Moving Mountains Specializes in Catered Chalet Concept For Custom Colorado Vacations

Mar 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

To a skier on vacation, luxury means not having to leave your hotel to take on the snowy roads, be it to get to the slopes or to find a great restaurant at the end of a long day. We recently experienced one of the best ski trips we’ve ever taken, thanks to Moving Mountains’ (MM) catered chalet package. Based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, MM offers luxury vacation lodging and hospitality services.

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5 Resorts Perfectly Primed for Your Late Season Ski Holiday

Feb 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Spring is officially less than a month away and soon these dreary, bone-chilling days will be a thing of the past (even though East Coasters may beg to differ). But before we say goodbye to winter, there’s still plenty of time to hit the slopes for to enjoy late season skiing. With extended daylight hours, warmer weather, fewer crowds and longer lift opening times, this is one of the best times to pack up your gear and head to the mountains. Here are five ski resorts for March and April ski holidays:

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The Sebastian Gets a Much-Needed Makeover After Being Open Only 4 years

Feb 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

The Vail Valley is known for its fantastic slopes, walkable downtown district and luxury shopping. And its fine dining establishments, annual festivals and concerts bring a worldly crowd to this mountain oasis. In the hustle and bustle city, The Sebastian hotel debuted back in January 2011, and this year re-emerged as the a boutique hotel and private residence club.

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Meet the $75 Million Members-Only Hermitage Club in Vermont

Feb 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Opened late last year, the East Coast finally got its first exclusive, members-only, private ski resort in Southern Vermont. Located on a private mountain, The Hermitage Club hopes to provide the classic New England lifestyle with a sophisticated, understated vibe. Originally opened in the 1960s, Haystack Mountain ski area has evolved into an elegant, yet comfortable destination. 

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Why Leave the Slopes When You Can Have Veuve Clicquot & Caviar Right On the Snow?

Feb 5, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While skiing in Aspen enjoying the fresh powder, have you ever thought to yourself, “You know, I could really go for some Champagne right about now”? If not, then you’re doing it all wrong. Returning this year to the one of the nation’s best ski towns is Oasis, said to be the world’s first pop-up Champagne and caviar bar. 

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Defying Gravity at St. Regis Deer Valley: Trampoline Snowboarding, Elevated Cuisine and a Bear of a Spa Experience

Jan 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

I couldn’t resist the idea of joining an anniversary party, especially since this was the celebration of the high-altitude, high-end St. Regis Deer Valley. It is just 39 miles from Salt Lake International Airport and one mile from Park City’s historic Main Street. Being nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, I felt as if I were in another world; lighter, away from the pull of gravity.

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All-Inclusive Chalet Pelerin Includes Heli-skiing on the French Alps

Feb 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Nestled cozily beside the French Alps’ hillside village of Le Miroir in Tarentaise valley is Eleven Experience’s new Chalet Pelerin—a year-round respite for nature-lovers all of ages. The recently opened villa straddles the French/Italian border and is only a two-hour drive from Geneva, welcoming skiers, hikers and bikers from across Europe and the world over.

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Ski the French Alps at the Private Chalet Princesse in Megeve, France

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tucked away in the French Alps in the charming town of Megeve, Chalet Princesse is a historic villa dating back to 1897. Designed as a ski lodge, the chalet boasts a perfect snowy holiday destination or a relaxing summertime retreat.

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Journey Between St. Moritz & Zermatt on a 7.5-Hour Scenic Train Ride, Plus Accommodations

Nov 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Winter is coming. No seriously, it’ll be here before we know it. And luckily (for those of you who got that previous reference), it’s not bringing death and doom with it, but rather white wonderlands in some of our favorite ski destinations.

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Celebrate 150 Years of Winter Tourism in St. Moritz With Badrutt’s Palace Hotel's 7-Day Ski Package

Oct 21, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It’s hard to believe that back in September 1864 Johannes Badrutt made a bet with his English summer guests that resulted into a 150-year-long history of inviting tourists from all over the world to the Swiss Alps. History has it that when Badrutt challenged his guests to visit St. Moritz in the winter, he offered to pay their travel costs had they not found glorious sunny weather. If they enjoyed their time, he would invite them to stay for as long as they wished.

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Park City's Washington School House Makes Going Back to School Cool Again

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

This fall, I went back to school (sort of).  As September's crisp breezes brought the first fall of snow to Park City, Utah, I hunkered down in one of the town's newest boutique hotels, the Washington School House.

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Vacations That Keep You Moving: 5 Resorts for Active Travelers

Sep 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Ardent sporting enthusiasts demand vacations that match their passions. Skiers, golfers, hikers, scuba divers and other athletic travelers won't settle for a day by the pool whiling the hours away sipping mai tais. Their vacations mean action. So below are five resorts that offer activities for the active traveler.... Read More

Ritz Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe, Unveils Inaugural Summer Season of Activities

Jun 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Summer fun is just heating up at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe, which has announced a full season of activities.... Read More

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