The ultimate ski bucket list for 2018
From skiing on the same slopes as 007 himself to snowboarding in the beautiful Upper Engadine mountain range, here’s a collection of five trips that should be on every skier’s bucket list in 2018.
James Bond Ski Resort with Das Central Hotel in Soelden, Austria
Das Central and Europe’s highest gourmet restaurant, ice Q, offer a five-star modern Alpine escape in the Austrian Alps. As featured in James Bond, feel like 007 sipping martinis on their panoramic terrace with views across Germany, Italy and Austria. With an impressive ski season to match its movie magic location, they have it all. Just one hour from Innsbruck Airport, get from London to the slopes in less than 3 hours.
Location, Location, Location…. The glamour of Corvara with Hotel Sassongher, Italy
Hotel Sassongher is a traditional South Tyrolean hotel in the heart of glamourous Corvara, the jewel in the crown of the breath-taking Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site for its beauty. On your doorstep, you’ll find some of the best skiing in Europe with more than 1,200km of pistes offered by the Sella Ronda.
A foodie revolution in the Dolomite Mountains – Michelin-star ski break with Rosa Alpina Hotel, Italy
Rosa Alpina with Head Chef, Norbert Niederkofler from two Michelin-star, St. Hubertus are leading a foodie revolution in the Italian Dolomites. Located in the charming town of Alta Badia, which is known for having the most Michelin starred restaurants per square mile in Europe. Norbert is credited with bringing together chefs from the region with his philosophy ‘Cook the Mountain’ – cooperation, sustainability, seasonality and locally-sourced produce. Not to be missed, the annual Gourmet Ski Safari sees international award-winning chefs join forces in Alta Badia. Ski between mountain huts on some of the best slopes in Europe, sampling a unique gourmet creation with matching South Tyrolean wines in each one.
Pampering winter breaks with Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland
With a picturesque setting in the town of Arosa in the Swiss Alps, five-star Tschuggen Grand Hotel hosts a perfect getaway for both skiers and non-skiers. The hotel prides itself on offering outstanding hospitality, award-winning cuisine across five superb restaurants, an exceptional spa and wellness centre, stunning interiors designed by Swiss architect and designer Carlo Rampazzi, breath-taking mountain views and the luxury of the Tschuggen Express – a private mountain railway.
World renowned winter events at Carlton, St Moritz
The all-suite Carlton Hotel is based in St. Moritz. While those keen on winter sports have access to unrivalled skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of the beautiful Upper Engadine mountain range, guests can also enjoy a variety of events and excursions happening in this exciting area, including: Cricket on Ice, the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, White Turf and Night Turf.