| Sufiyeh Hadian

The Ultimate Sybarite Guide to Winter Escapes

Planning your next ski vacation or just in need of a winter escape? Enjoy more sunshine, whether on the slopes or the greenery of Tuscan countryside to soothe your city soul (and feet).  Take a look at our top picks for a winter holiday.

Chalet Rosière – Mountvalezan, France

The boutique lodge and retreat centre set in the heart of the French Alps specialises in retreats combining skiing, yoga and luxury wellbeing. Situated in a spectacular rural setting just a 10-minute drive from the charming resort of La Rosière, Chalet Rosière offers stunning views of the Tarentaise Valley and provides the perfect place to enjoy a guilt-free mountain adventure this season. Chalet Rosière can accommodate up to 12 guests, with 6 eclectic bedrooms all named after local totemic animals, filled with treasured antiques and travellers’ artefacts to give guests their very own Explorers’ Club feel.


Chalet Aurora – Verbier, Switzerland

In Verbier, we’ve found the perfect guide to accompany you on a day of ski touring. Take to the unexplored, powdery slopes with our local expert to enjoy the most beautiful, untouched pistes you have only dreamt of. Located in the exclusive Les Esserts area of Verbier, Chalet Aurora is an extraordinary find, boasting luxury design and focused on the personal wellbeing of its guests. Spread over four fabulous floors, the chalet offers uninterrupted views of the majestic Combins mountain range; an impressive spa, indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and massage area with inspiring artwork throughout – a winter dream.

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains – Saint Moritz, Switzerland

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains is your winter gateway to the spectacular St Moritz. Situated in the Upper Engadine and easily accessible by road or rail, the hotel offers five-star luxury in a breathtaking mountain setting. Enjoy dining at three gourmet restaurants, deep relaxation at the Kempinski The Spa, restful nights in the 184 comfortable rooms and suites and 27 luxury residences, and hundreds of miles of pristine slopes on your doorstep.

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa – Tuscany, Italy 

The five-star, 180 room resort is set within 600 hectares of luscious greenery, offering 360-degree views of the Tuscan region. Enjoy wine tasting at the local vineyard, taste authentic Italian culinary culture or take part in your own cooking classes at one of the three restaurants onsite staying true to the region’s gastronomic offerings. Only an hour from the authentic Italian towns of Lucca, Pisa and Florence, the resort offers a peaceful retreat away from hectic city lifestyle in an unexploited area of Tuscany complete with breathtaking views.



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