When winter comes, the stars flock to some of the most luxurious ski resorts in the world. From impeccable service to top-tier skiing, these five resorts offer an experience like no other.
Enjoy the thrill of rubbing elbows with the famous, as well as the extra amenities, like luxurious lodging and a superb selection of slopes. So if you're looking for a winter getaway that offers the same quality experience as the stars, read on to find out which ski resorts the rich and famous love to frequent.
Whistler ski resort, the largest ski area in North America, is a haven for all levels of skiers. From the Beckham family learning to ski on the beginner slopes to Tom Cruise's expert moves, the resort is sure to have something for everyone. For après-ski fun, visit The GLC lounge bar for live music, poutine, and breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs.
Vail ski resort is the USA's premier celebrity ski destination, boasting 5,000 skiable acres and a world-class selection of spas and restaurants. Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday here in 2017, and in 2015–2016 Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris were seen making snowmen. You'll even have the chance to ski alongside the Kardashians, who have been visiting since Kim was a child. If you're looking to ski with the stars, Vail ski resort is the place to be.
At Verbier, a top celebrity spot in Switzerland, aprés skiing is a must. The renowned Farm Club has welcomed guests such as David Bowie, Diana Ross, Madonna, her family, magician David Blaine, and James Blunt, who is also a co-owner of La Vache restaurant. For over 40 years, Farm Club has been a popular destination for the famous and affluent.
At the base of the majestic Mont Blanc lies the charming medieval market town of Courmayeur. Its narrow alleyways offer a perfect place to escape the paparazzi. This renowned ski resort boasts impressive pistes with slopes for all difficulty levels, reaching heights of over 2,500 meters.
Gourmet extraordinaire, Heston Blumenthal, visited the Aosta Valley and was captivated by its rustic cuisine and marvelous wines. For a taste of local culinary delights, be sure to make a stop at Chiecco, a mountainside restaurant that serves dishes such as wild boar ragù with polenta.
At Courchevel Ski Resort, located in the Les Trois Vallées area, you can find four distinct villages, each named for its altitude in meters, ranging from 1300 to the highest, and most exclusive, 1850. Here, celebrities such as Prince William and George Clooney can often be spotted. After a day on the slopes, join DJ David Guetta and singer Taio Cruz for signature cocktails at L'Apogée Courchevel or try one of the 12 Michelin-starred restaurants for an outstanding meal.