Garnering the very best alpine lodgings from hundreds of ski resorts, ski specialist SNO have the most comprehensive collection of 5-star hotels and luxury chalets across the Alps and North America. At the highest end of the scale, ski hotels have an array of amazing facilities presented in their own unique style.
“There are your usual 5-star ski hotels, which will tick the necessary boxes to earn their rating and stop there. Then there are the alpine elite, which constantly hone their hospitality. Some devote their attention to incredible mountain spas, enlisting top therapists and nutritionists and installing multiple pools, panoramic hot tubs and state-of-the-art saunas. They become just as much of a wellness destination as a ski destination. Others focus on epicurean pampering, with Michelin and Gault&Milau recognition, kitchen gardens and decadent dining rooms. The very best cover both areas tremendously as well as being located in ski resort centres or the edge of the piste.” Richard Sinclair, Founder of SNO.
While ski hotels can be found the world over, chalets are more of a European speciality. When it comes to the world’s most luxurious chalets, the best architects and interior designers in the business have collaborated to create truly magnificent mountain mansions.
“Private swimming pools and wellness centres are the norm – it’s their bells and whistles that set the most luxurious chalets apart. Chalets compete by installing smoke machines and DJ sets for mountainside pool parties and projector screens and sound systems for in-pool movie watching. In one particular property, the owner shipped in the ceiling of a Moroccan souk to put above the pool, and called in Christian Lacroix to do the décor (he installed goddess statues and tiled the pool with gold leaf).”
With other facilities including private cinemas, libraries and games rooms and features like grand pianos and sound systems, these properties are filled with every kind of entertainment.
Chefs trained in Michelin-starred kitchens take care of the menu, which is entirely tailored to the tastes of the guests:
“They’ll create a seven-course banquet shipping in your favourite caviar or wine, or cook up a classic family supper to be served in front of the TV”.
It takes time and expertise to find the right property in the mountains, which is where SNO come in.
“We’ll listen to your needs and do the legwork to secure your perfect ski property, adding any extras like private flights, helicopter transfers, mountain guides or private nannies to make your stay spectacular.”