A luxury ski vacation is about more than the slopes. From indulging in spa time to rock climbing and parties, there is something for everyone off-piste. If you’re looking for the best in après-ski at Europe’s top ski resorts, look no further than these three amazing ski getaways. We are highlighting the best of the best in après-ski resorts.
Nestled in the Dolomites mountains of northern Italy, Cortina d’Ampezzo is the perfect getaway for those that want to explore both on and off the slopes. In addition to family-friendly ski runs perfect for beginners and intermediates, guests staying at the Cristallo Resort & Spa are in for a treat. The resort’s Ultimate SPA is a wellness experience like no other.
Enjoy the panoramic view from our swimming-pool and our luxurious Sauna and Turkish Bath. Indulge in the sophistication and the authority of a great Swiss brand and enjoy a complete experience, focused exclusively on wellness and beauty.
The resort also offers a whopping four fine dining experiences: La Veranda, La Stube 1872, Il Gazebo and The Chef’s Private Table. All four restaurants are overseen by Executive Chef Marco Pinelli. Each serves up the amazing northern Italian wine and cuisine you’d hope for in this part of the country. This just adds to the reasons this resort tops our list of the best in après-ski.
St. Anton am Arlberg
St. Anton am Arlberg is often thought to be the best skiing in Austria. It’s definitely the largest contiguous skiing area in Austria. The resort offers skiing for all levels and an extraordinary range of aprés-ski activities. From rock climbing to dance clubs, St. Anton offers it all. For a unique experience in St. Anton am Arlberg, stay at the Raffls Tyrol Hotel. This laid-back addition to our list of après-ski resorts prides itself on offering a bit of the unexpected while pampering guests.
Certainly, there are many excellent hotels on the Arlberg. But surely there is only one Raffl’s spirit. That sparkling mix of a pinch of flower power, hellishly weird ideas, extravagant designs and a lot of Tyrolean cosiness.
Guests at Raffls are treated to five-star pampering without a stuffy environment. While staying at Raffls Tyrol Hotel, be sure to explore the numerous rock and ice climbing areas nearby. The resort is also well-known for its lively party atmosphere with DJs and live music many nights.
There are many reasons to ski La Clusaz in France. The resort offers varied pistes, fantastic lift-accessed off-piste, epic remote backcountry, and some of France’s best natural freestyle ski areas. Its proximity to Geneva makes it convenient as well as having the best in après-ski. The resort is a hidden gem. While other French ski resorts are overrun with international tourists, La Clusaz is mostly frequented by the French. Visit during the French school term and you’ll find you have the resort almost to yourself! Choose a stay at the rustic Au Cœur du Village Hôtel & Spa for a ski vacation you won’t forget.
After a vigorous day on the slopes, relax in the superb Cristal Spa where, in addition to the fantastic treatments, guests can enjoy the hammam, sauna and pool. Gourmets will adore Le 5 restaurant, which offers dishes made from responsibly sourced local and regional products. After dinner, cap the night off with a cigar in the English-style smoking room before retiring to a rustic but refined guest room.
Regardless of whether you prefer a relaxing experience with saunas and massages or an adventurous off-piste ice climb, you’ll find the best in après-ski activities when you visit these indulgent resorts. For more ski themed vacation ideas, explore 5 Luxury Resort Towns to Visit for Spring Skiing. So, tell us, which of these après-ski resorts will you visit?