Best luxury resorts in Europe

Skiing holidays have long been considered one of the finest, most luxurious and also most exciting ways to spend either a short weekend break or an entire three week long vacation. Europe is the home to some of the best international ski resorts, as well known for their gourmet restaurants, designer boutiques and world class hotels as their pistes.  At First Luggage we transport our customers’ precious items to some of the finest ski resorts in the world.  Here are some of our favourite European ski locations;
Zermatt, Switzerland

Tucked away in the south of Switzerland you will find Zermatt, surrounded by astonishing mountain vistas – such as the Matterhorn – and plenty of high altitude skiing. There is no shortage of choice in luxury accommodation in and around Zermatt. Notably, the Mont Cervin Palace, situated in the centre of the village, has an international reputation for excellence and is within short walking distance to local shops and some of the finest skiing Europe has to offer. For a fresh gourmet dining experience, you may wish to consider dining at The Omnia, which as well as gourmet serves a la carte and fine vegetarian cuisine. Ski luxury travel luggage delivery with a company like First Luggage is a great idea, as the area can only be accessed by train.

Courchevel 1850, France

Within Les Trois Vallées, situated in south-east of France and north of Marseille, Courchevel 1850 is, for many people, the last word in luxury skiing. It can boast of being part of the largest interconnected ski area in the world, as well as being home to no less than four Michelin restaurants with two stars and three with one star. You can soak up the genuine alpine dining experience at La Table Du Kilimandjaro while sampling the notoriously exquisite wine collection. In keeping with the luxury of its surroundings, Le Lana is one of the many notable five star hotels that attract visitors back time again.

Cortina, Italy

As well as being the most fashionable ski resort in Italy, Cortina has breath-taking views of the Dolomite mountains and plenty more to offer than simply adrenaline on the pistes. LP 26 Prosciutteria is one of the resort’s busiest restaurants due to the popularity of its many different types of prosciutto (cured ham) which is said by many to be unparalleled. Luxury accommodation is similarly well catered for, with the Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf a great base from which to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

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Our top ski resorts in the USA

The adrenaline rush of gliding through picturesque mountain valleys is something everyone should experience at some point in their lives. First Luggage is a luxury travel luggage delivery service to ensure that you have one less thing to worry about when jetting off to your ski destination.

Here are our top pick skiing destinations in the USA for adrenaline seekers:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole has been ranked one of the best skiing destinations in the United States. During winter, snowfall is usually guaranteed, so booking in advance won’t be a problem. Corbet’s Couloir is the resort’s most famous ski route, consisting of a steep, narrow chute. The destination is great for beginners and intermediates due to the variations in terrain.

If you are feeling peckish, there are plenty of restaurants and food outlets to grab a bite. Couloir Restaurant and Bar is the most exclusive eatery on the complex, with stunning views to match. If you have a sweet tooth, Corbin’s Cabin sells delicious waffles.

Lake Tahoe, Nevada/ California

Lake Tahoe is a must-visit for families with plenty to do around the area, so boredom will never be an option. Resorts in Lake Tahoe to visit include Heavenly, Squaw Valley and Northstar. The resort consists of granite mountains and crystal clear waters, as well as fantastic shopping districts and nightlife, hot air ballooning and scenic cruises.

Breckenridge, Colorado

Essentially for beginners, this destination is great for those getting their first taste of skiing. There are a number of nursery slopes and chair-lifts to ensure that you are not too out of your depth. If there intermediate skiers in your party, there are also facilities for them. The Victorian-style town has a number of shops, bars and restaurants to explore in the evenings. On the resort itself, there are a number of fine dining options including ‘Seven’; an old-world inspired cuisine with an outdoor area to sit and take in the views. There are also on-site spas to relax in at the resort.

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