Ski-in, Ski-out hotels: cool up-market accommodation on the slopes.
What can be better after a tiring day on the slopes than skiing straight up to the entrance of your hotel? If you hate loading your gear into the car at the end of the day, we can suggest the very best of the ski-in, ski-out hotels, from a list by the Daily Telegraph.
For those who have a weakness for Italy, the La Perla Hotel (00 39 0471 83 10 00, hotel-laperla.it ) in the village of Corvara in the Alta Badia, will not disappoint. Not only is it right next to the Col Alto ski lift but it also has other draws. Firstly it is home to the excellent Michelin-starred Stüa di Michel restaurant, whose ‘right on’ chef uses locally sourced, organic, Fairtrade ingredients to whip up succulent food. Cool diners often arrive on skis. Secondly the hotel may be up a mountain, but it has one of the largest wine cellars in Europe, with at least 4,000 vintages. The L’Murin Après Ski Bar is also hugely popular.
Finally the family run hotel offers impeccable service and a truly welcoming atmosphere, with each guest receiving individual attention from the staff and three brothers who run it. There’s a ‘kitchen party’ once a week, where guests and staff get together in the kitchen to chat over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The rustic hotel, with wood-panelled décor, is undeniably charming and has a spa with indoor and outdoor pools, Turkish baths, saunas and massage rooms. Doubles start from around £270.