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

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

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

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

Opened December 2021

Main photo credit: Das Gerlos, Austria / Dajoha Fotografie

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