Ski Buzz: Top New Resorts and Packages

Now is the time to hit the slopes and enjoy the winter sport season. Below Luxury Travel Advisor shares some the top places to ski this winter and where to stay while doing it.

Photo by Tordrillo North at Winterlake Lodge

Alaska, Tordrillo Mountains

For advanced skiers in for a thrill

Located about 75 miles northwest of Anchorage, the Tordrillo Mountains give skiers a chance to access snow that is pristine and mostly untouched.

Winterlake Lodge, a family-run resort, has launched a week-long heli-ski package that runs in March and April.

The lodge uses a Eurocopter to give skiers a chance to heli-ski to access the best runs. A (recommended but optional) guide is included in the price, as well as 15 hours of helicopter time, safety equipment, meals, lodging, down-day activities and more. The package can accommodate groups of eight to 12 guests. 

Rates start at $16,600 per person, per week for groups of eight, and $12,900 per person, per week for groups of 12. Other customized packages are available beginning at $150,000 per week. 

La Thuile
Photo by Aosta Valley

Italy, Aosta Valley

For intermediate to advanced skiers 

Design HotelsNira Montana recently opened, and it is the perfect resort to stay at during a ski vacation in Italy.

The resort is located in the city of La Thuile, which has about 100 miles of ski runs that range in difficulty. Visitors can purchase one pass to get access to 38 lifts on either the French or Italian slopes. Lines move quickly on the slopes, thanks to the state-of-the art lifts.

To complete the experince snowboarding, Nordic skiing, winter walking and snowshoeing are also available.

Kitzbuehel // Photo by Heribert Pohl via Flickr

Austria, Kitzbuehel 

For beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers 

For a family ski trip abroad, head to Kitzbuhel in the Tyrol province of Austria and the Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol. This luxury hotel is located in the Austrian Alps and has direct access to the Kitzbuehel skiing area with ski-in / ski-out service. The hotel also has a sport shop and ski school to get guests prepared for the slopes.

There are more than 100 miles of slopes in Kitzbuehel that range in difficulty. But “The Streif,” which is arguably the most difficult downhill ski run in the world, offers the biggest challenge. An alternative to “The Streif” is the “Family Streif,” which gives skiers the chance to ski two easier gradients.  

Deer Valley
Photo by Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah

For beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers

The St. Regis Deer Valley is offering guests a specialized ski package until April 12. The “Glamour of Skiing” package celebrates the resort’s partnership with Volant skis, which are made by hand in limited quantities each year. However, now guests of the resort can rent two styles of Volant skis during their stay.

The “Glamour of Skiing” package includes:

- Overnight accommodations with signature St. Regis touches and bespoke experiences. Guests will enjoy slope views, a private ski beach, ski valet, split-level infinity pool, family activities and more.

- Daily lift tickets to Deer Valley Resort, along with St. Regis Deer Valley’s distinctive slope side, ski-in/ski-out access to the Wasatch Mountains

- Daily ski demo package with customized Volant skis

- Four-night minimum length of stay required. Rates start at $1,250 per night.