Welcome to The Ski Edit. This is the ultimate destination for mountain lovers and adventurers – from seasoned pros and powder hounds to those who are totally new to the world of skiing. Whether you are in it for the thrill, the après or the scenery, you’re in the right place.
In the Pocket Wanderings Ski Edit, you’ll find useful information and adventure inspiration to help you plan your next ski holiday or snowboard trip, or simply refine the details. From the best ski resorts and practical information to hand-picked hotel guides and restaurant recommendations. The mountains are calling – let’s go!
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These ski resorts have plenty to offer beginner skiers, with world-renowned ski schools and forgiving beginner slopes. Look out for wide open pistes, English-speaking ski schools, and a good number of green and blue slopes. For more ideas, have a read of my guide to the best ski resorts for beginners.
Wide open slopes and excellent ski schools.
Two beginner areas & plenty of runs.
Discover gentle runs in this Colorado resort.
ALPE D’HUEZ, FRANCE
Large nursery area & excellent weather.
Discover the freshest, fluffiest powder against a backdrop of spectacular scenery on your next ski holiday. These are the best ski resorts for pro skiers looking for powder.
Best for ski touring & backcountry skiing, perfect for powder hounds.
Arguably the most famous and renowned off-piste ski resort in the Alps.
Steep slopes, challenging moguls and thrilling off-piste opportunities.
Extreme off-piste, challenging chutes and great snow conditions.
Skiing in in these exclusive resorts offers the ultimate luxury & opulence. From stunning hotels and Michelin-star restaurants to world-class hospitality, discover the world’s most luxury ski resorts for your ski holiday.
Austria’s most exclusive and prestigious ski resort.
World-renowned ski resort with a luxury lifestyle.
One the most respected ski resorts in the world.
World-class resort with seven Michelin star restaurants.
Nowhere does après quite like these ski resorts. From lively mountain parties and dancing on tables in your ski boots to more traditional events, these resorts know how to party. Discover more of the best ski resorts for après.
The ultimate party ski resort with a lively nightlife.
Choose from a staggering 150 bars in this Italian resort.
Glamorous après and home to the original Folie Douce.
Open air terraces, live music, hearty food, and a lot of fun.
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With an abundance of exclusive ski resorts and well-heeled visitors from all over the world, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to high-end hotels and chic chalets in Europe. Think world-class service, fine dining and sumptuous spas. Here is my pick of the best luxury accommodation in some of Europe’s best ski resorts:
A classy five-star hotel with beautifully chic interiors, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and a luxurious ski lodge feel.
A luxurious palatial hotel with panoramic views of the Italian Dolomites, a sumptuous spa and delectable fine dining.
A superior 5-star hotel in Sölden, Austria, with exceptional service, award-winning cuisine and a focus on wellbeing.
A prestigious hotel that’s steeped in alpine history. Discover the ultimate luxury in the heart of pretty Zermatt.
Discover world-renowned hotels with an air of exclusivity alongside rustic boutique hotels with a relaxed charm. Whatever your preference, the North American ski resorts offer something for every taste. Whether you’re heading to Canada or the US, discover some of the best luxury accommodation options for your ski trip.
THE LITTLE NELL,
The only five-star hotel in exclusive Aspen, offering luxury suites alongside world-class service and hospitality.
A luxury mountain residence with exceptional service, inviting spa facilities, and stunning mountain views.
An innovative four-star hotel with rustic but contemporary interiors, offering unrivalled service and modern luxury.
A luxury ski-in ski-out hotel in the perfect location at the foot of the longest vertical ascent in North America.
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