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October 2018

The world’s most luxurious ski destinations

Hit the slopes with NetJets
One of the highlights of the winter season is weeks spent skiing on the world’s most striking slopes, relaxing in the most exclusive resorts around. From the Swiss Alpes, to the mountains of Aspen, there is no shortage of incredible locations and ski resorts on either side of the Atlantic to keep you busy this winter.  

Skiing is linked with luxury and the world’s most wealthy – and the following seven ski resorts are no different. Not only do they offer access to the world’s most incredible slopes set against stunning scenery, but they boast luxurious five-star resorts, Michelin-starred restaurants, and much more.

Getting to the slopes has never been easier than with NetJets. Our fleet of world-class jets are on hand to deliver you to seamlessly to even the most remote destinations, ensuring you have nothing else to think about than your performance on the mountain.

Here are seven of our favourite luxurious ski destinations to visit:

Courchevel, France

Courchevel belongs to one of the largest skiing areas in the world called Les Trois Vallées, boasting summits to suit every level and taste. With around 600km of pistes linked by 165 lifts, it truly is a skier’s paradise. While the off-piste terrain is enough to keep the experts busy, beginners and intermediates can enjoy up to 150km of manageable slopes.

The area is made up of four towns (named after their altitudes) - Courchevel Le Praz (1300), Courchevel Village (1550), Courchevel Moriond (1650) and the most luxurious, and highest of them all, Courchevel itself (1850).

One of the most luxurious winter destinations, Courchevel hosts a number of exclusive events over the calendar, including championship sporting events, fine dining and entertainment.

Nearest NetJets airport: Chambéry, Annecy, Grenoble

St Moritz, Switzerland

St Moritz is one of the famous skiing destinations, recently celebrating 150 years of winter tourism and hosting not one, but two Winter Olympics. Synonymous with luxury, style and elegance, St Moritz is the epitome of winter decadence and entertainment.

Found in the Graubünden region, it is home to some of the best skiing in the Alpes. With a number of world-class events hosted here throughout the winter, including the famous polo tournament, be sure not to miss out.

Nearest NetJets airport: Samedan, Altenrhein, Bergamo, Zurich

Zermatt, Switzerland

Charmingly rustic and peaceful, Zermatt is the home of Alpine class and panache. Dating back over 500 years and offering stunning scenery of the Matterhorn, Zermatt boasts 360km of pistes and lifts to enjoy. With absolutely incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and a number of diverse routes, enjoy the slopes before settling into one of the many superb mountain restaurants.

With charming cobbled streets, romantic, candlelit restaurants and a number of buzzing bars, Zermatt has it all.

Nearest NetJets airport: Sion, Geneva, Bern

Cortina, Italy

Surrounded by the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo is fortunate enough to enjoy one of the world’s most stunning backdrops. Skiing takes place across four different sections: lifts rise out of town to Faloria and Tofana, while Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi are accessible by vehicle. With differing elevation, terrain, and aspect, each area is unique and exhilarating.

While the skiing is excellent, this is Italy, and the exquisite food and wine, along with ample napping time, is considered just as important as the sporting side. Enjoy the town’s offering of incredible restaurants, cosy wine bars, and independent boutiques.

Nearest NetJets airport: Venice, Bolzano

Whistler, Canada

Whistler attracts skiers from around the world with its two amazing mountains and world-famous resort. Nestled in the Coast Mountains just 120kms north of Vancouver, Whistler offers facilities that are second to none. The area has over 8,000 staggering acres of slopes to explore, full of spots well-off the beaten track that your guide will be able to show you.

Frequently ranked as the number one ski resort in North America, enjoy the numerous restaurants, shops and hotels.

Nearest NetJets airport: Vancouver, Seattle, Bellingham

Aspen, USA

Aspen has four mountains offering an enormous diversity of terrain and activities. The famous town is home to some of the best hotels, restaurants and shops of any North American resort. With over 300 days of sunshine and a largely flawless snow record, it is easy to see why Aspen is so popular with the world’s elite.

Nearest NetJets airport: Aspen, Eagle

Jackson Hole, USA

Jackson Hole in Wyoming attracts some of the best skiers in the world and is one of the most luxurious areas around. With beautiful scenery, a vast amount of wildlife and a charmingly authentic town, it is easy to see why this county boasts more billionaires per capita than any other in the USA.

With a large number of art galleries, boutiques and gourmet restaurants, the entertainment is good enough to rival the skiing and natural beauty of the area.

Nearest NetJets airport: Jackson Hole, Idaho
If you’re planning a ski break at any of the above destinations, or others, make your life as easy as possible by travelling with NetJets. Our world-class fleet is available to start your holiday off on the best foot possible as our world-class service will ensure you arrive relaxed and ready to hit the slopes.  With a number of private jets to choose from, your experience will be tailored to your needs and desires from start to finish and down to the smallest detail.

While ski resorts are often difficult to access and travel frequently has to take place during inhospitable winter weather, we treat safety with the utmost importance and priority at NetJets. Find out more on our extensive safety measures here.