Seven New Ski Stays We Can’t Wait to Visit

From a Japanese wellness retreat to a design-led Swiss hideaway, these are the boltholes worth waxing your skis for

When we first saw the snaps of some of our favourite ski resorts sans snow, we felt as weak at the knees as we do after a day spent racing down the slopes. With warmer temperatures forcing some hotels to temporarily shut their doors, our choice in accommodation has never felt more important. Spanning a Japanese wellness retreat to the Austrian hotel powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, plus The Hoxton's first-ever alpine address, these are the stays you're going to love, rain or shine (and, hopefully, snow, too).

The coolest new ski stays for 2023

Hox Chalet, Morzine


Hox Chalet

Morzine, France

Just when we thought we couldn't fall any harder for The Hoxton, we caught wind of the group's debut on the powdery pistes of Morzine. Set in Portes du Soleil, the three-floor abode, which sleeps up to 12, marries the traditional spirit of alpine adventure with chic, Hox-from-home touches. You and your gang will enjoy regional specials from a private chef, a stellar sauna - perfect for steamy nights beneath the starry sky - and cosy living quarters decked out with bespoke king-size beds, snug log fire-facing sofas and en-suites filled with refillable Blank toiletries. Oh, and did we mention the well-stocked cocktail bar, courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka? Après never tasted so good.

Opening March 2023


Morzine, France

Faern, Crans-Montana


Faern Hotel Crans-Montana Valaisia

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

If you haven't yet heard of Faern (which means "celebrate"), kindly let us introduce you to the guys championing cutting-edge design across a collection of properties dotted around Switzerland's snowiest peaks. The countdown is on, because next month, the newest Faern will throw open its doors in Crans-Montana, offering skiers a wellness hub in which to relax and recharge. Post-piste, you'll find us wandering around the airy spa in our robes and pit-stopping at the plunge pool, before rewarding ourselves with a sauna sesh. Five room types span spacious singles to family suites, all characterised by blonde woods and landscape prints. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the tailored itineraries, packed with local recommendations of lesser-trodden hiking trails and exhilarating runs.

Opening February 2023


Route de Vermala 10-12, 3963 Crans-Montana, Switzerland

M Lodge Spa


M Lodge

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France

Yep, you're right. M Lodge received a shout-out in our hottest hotel openings round-up, but one glance at its dazzling dining room and you'll understand why we couldn't resist helping ourselves to a second serving. Sitting pretty in the tranquil town of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, 25 guest rooms feature timber furnishings, stone floors and huge windows flaunting dramatic mountain views. You'll also find purchasable artworks by native artist and gallerist Amélie du Chalard scattered around the property, along with the sort of playful light installations you can't help but photograph. Before slipping into your salopettes, head downstairs to the slick spa, where a well-equipped gym, sauna, heated pool and treatment rooms scream "morning pamper". Come sunset, return for a warming concoction at the elegant bar, where marble walls, mirrored ceilings and an exceptional drinks offering await.

Opened December 2022


555 Rue Georges Cumin, 73440 Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France


Hotel de LEN

Dolomites, Italy

Cortina is one of the world's most glamorous white-powder destinations, so it makes sense that it should be home to a bolthole as remarkable as Hotel de LEN. Once the tired Hotel Impero, a recent refurbishment saw the 22-key stay transformed into something of a sustainable sanctuary. Design details draw a connection to the surrounding scenery through the use of locally sourced pine wood - a material that has been proven to both improve the quality of sleep and provide protection from pollutants. The rooftop spa has us obsessed: expect undisturbed vistas of the Dolomites and a dedicated team crafting tailor-made treatments. The nature-led theme continues in the in-house restaurant, whose regional, seasonal menus are sublime.

Reopened March 2022


Via Cesare Battisti 66, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Setsu Niseko, Japan


Setsu Niseko

Niseko, Japan

Ready to explore one of the best ski destinations on the planet but unsure where to make tracks to? Look no further than the town of Niseko. A well-established Japanese ski hotspot, thanks to its 30 runs, 16 lifts and guaranteed snowfall, the resort is being discovered by a new generation of skiers, thanks to the arrival of the sparkling new Setsu Niseko hotel, located just a short stroll from vibrant Main Street. Its 190 guest rooms impress with their Japandi-style interiors - all crisp linens, clean lines and pale woods. The real showstopper, though, is the spa, where treatments including herbal healing practices and full-body programmes are brought to life through a collaboration with award-winning skincare brand Lapidem Tokyo.

Opened August 2022


Hokkaido, Abuta District, 044-0080 Kutchan

Pendry Park City, Utah


Pendry Park City

Utah, US

Utah's Canyon Village got a major upgrade when hotly anticipated ski-in, ski-out hotel Pendry arrived late last year. Set across three buildings, the slopeside hideout is delivering the foodie goods with four destination restaurants, including a Japanese kitchen and a traditional American diner. There'll be no rumbling stomachs around here, with the likes of shrimp tempura, miso soup, chicken wings and wood-fired pizzas on the menus. Bedrooms are just as satisfying, with brass standing lamps, upholstered armchairs and minimalist marble bathrooms. Hitting the piste is suddenly looking like our back-up option.

Opened February 2022


2417 W High Mountain Rd, Park City, Utah 84098, US

Das Gerlos, Austria
Photo credit: Dajoha Fotografie


Das Gerlos

Gerlos, Austria

At first glance, this Austrian oasis appears somewhat out of place alongside its traditional neighbours, but, powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, it makes a sustainable addition to the local accommodation offering - it even has a rooftop garden for growing produce in the warmer months. Its exterior, which resembles a ship, ditches wood and instead uses a mish-mash of soft-grey brick and glass panelling. Inside, light-filled bedrooms with a pared-back aesthetic make for a comfortable set-up. It's the breakfast that we're most excited about, though: think plate-sized omelettes, syrup-drizzled pancake stacks and glass jars stuffed with fresh fruits.

Opened December 2021

Main photo credit: Das Gerlos, Austria / Dajoha Fotografie

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