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Whether you're looking for a sleek 5-star hotel or a hip boutique hideaway, if it’s luxury you’re after, these gems are well worth discovering.

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Ski Independence has been creating tailor-made luxury ski holidays for 25 years. That’s over two decades of tailor-making holidays. Whether their Ski Specialists are finding your dream hotel, recommending the best après-ski or taking care of your travel upgrades, let Ski Independence take care of every detail...


The Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland 

Details, details. This stunning recent addition to the five-star resort of Gstaad has been designed with a huge attention to detail. The rooms are beautifully decorated, while the public areas are wonderfully stylish. There is an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and a spa, plus three restaurants, two of which have been awarded a Michelin star. Included in your stay is a food and beverage credit which can be used at any of the hotel’s bars and restaurants, allowing you to sample anything from Swiss specialities to Japanese cuisine.


The Capra Hotel, Saas Fee, Switzerland

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Thanks to its understated elegance, the 5-star Capra is the ideal place for a relaxing Alpine getaway. Situated in a quiet location, just a few minutes’ walk from the village’s shops, restaurants and bars, it retains a relaxed and cosy chalet-like feel. After a day on the slopes, unwind in the Capra Spa, before heading to the hotel bar and lounge. A range of rooms and suites are available, offering well-appointed and modern amenities including a private balcony from which to admire the stunning surrounding vistas.


Hotel Les Fermes de Marie, Megeve, France 

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Rated as one of the 50 Greatest Hotels in the World, in 2016, Hotel Les Fermes de Marie blends tradition with contemporary style to offer supreme luxury accommodation. Located 700m from the centre of the charming resort of Megève, this chic and rustic hotel is made up of nine chalet-style lodges, made from locally reclaimed timber, set in three acres of grounds. Facilities include a spa with two indoor pools, Jacuzzis, steam baths and saunas, as well as a library, two restaurants, a luxury ski shop, and a dedicated Kid’s Concierge.


The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt, Switzerland

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Combining authentic Swiss Alpine chic with sleek Asian influences, the Chedi is enticingly opulent. What else could it be when it boasts a wine and cigar library, plus a 5-metre high cheese cellar where the in-house sommelier will pick the perfect cheese to accompany your wine, and Ski Butlers who will ensure your boots are pre-warmed and your route for the day is mapped out? Add two restaurants providing European and Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine, and a magnificent spa and health club.


Hotel Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano, Italy

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We’re talking gourmet luxury at this understated but elegant hotel in the spectacular surroundings of the Italian Dolomites. The Rosa Alpina offers a choice of three restaurants, the 2 Michelin Starred St Hubertus, a fondue restaurant and the informal Wine Bar & Grill. Other facilities include an indoor pool and spa, a library, billiards room and cinema room. Suites here also have their own fireplace or tiled stove! The Alta Badia ski area is a short hop away using the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service.


Hotel Kristiania, Lech, Austria 

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This stunning boutique-style hotel in one of Austria’s most chic resorts even comes with its own private art collection. Located just a ten-minute walk away from the resort centre and ski lifts, the hotel offers excellent personal service, including a shuttle bus service between 7am and 10pm, and an In-Room Spa Service where a therapist designs a programme specific to each individual. When it comes to dining, again choice is everything, with the Kristiana offering exquisite Austrian cuisine and fine wines in three restaurants.


Le Chalet at Hotel Au Coeur du Village, La Clusaz, France

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As if the 5-star Hotel Au Coeur du Village wasn’t luxury enough, now you have this stunning, private chalet, which sleeps 8, sitting alongside and combining spacious luxury with all the services of a 5-star hotel. Facilities include a huge lounge with fireplace, a children’s area and a curved TV with home cinema. The chalet also boasts its own private sun terrace. Guests have free access to all the hotel facilities, which include a concierge and free shuttle service as well as two restaurants, a bar, ski shop and extensive spa area.


Take the trip

All these hotels are bookable through luxury ski specialist Ski Independence. They will guide you through the best travel options, the best destinations – even the best mountain restaurants, après-ski and fine dining options, as well as all the little extras that can really make your luxury ski holiday, such as Fast Track security passes, airport lounge access, upgraded transfers, or pre-booked ski lessons.

To book your luxury ski holiday, call Ski Independence for a tailor-made quotation on 0131 243 8097 or visit


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