No one wants to arrive at their ski resort and find green fields where the runs to the village should be! These days we all need to be snow sure before we book, and our son Gurus are here to help with their list of the best hotels in snow sure resorts.
Our selection of the best hotels in snow sure resorts includes recommendations in resorts from Val d'Isere to Zermatt and Val Thorens; but all our choices guarantee snow throughout the season!
Val Thorens is an obvious choice when it comes to the best hotels in snow sure resorts. At 2300m it’s Europe's highest resort - though sometimes the extreme weather, think high winds and white outs, can make it feel dramatic too!
Our pick of the best snow sure hotels in Val Thorens is the Hotel des 3 Vallées. Situated in the heart of the resort it’s perfect for families and offers great value for money.
Just over the mountain in Courchevel 1850 we can recommend Hotel les Monts Charvin - a rare find in this most expensive of resorts: a boutique B&B in the centre of town that does not cost a fortune! And definitely one of the best hotels in snow sure resorts if you’re looking for great views, roaring fireplaces and traditional alpine comfort and luxury.
If chocolate box prettiness is on your list of criteria when it comes to the best hotels in snow sure resorts then Zermatt is for you. With the Theodul Glacier ensuring skiing all year round.
The Rifflealp Resort, situated above the town is only accessible by rail or mountain path and is Europe's highest five star - so it definitely deserves to be on the list of the best hotels in snow sure resorts.
At the other end of cost spectrum, is Le Petit Hotel; an affordable town centre base and perfect for those who want to spent all day on the piste and all night on the tiles! Doubles start from just £50 per person per night B&B.
And down the road in Zurs, where you can ski all the way back to the door of the Thurners Alpenhof after a day out with the in-house ski or snowboard instructor!
If our selection of the best hotels in snow sure resorts doesn't provide you with the perfect property, then take a look at our suggestions in Les Trois Vallées, search by your chosen snow sure destination or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Perfect small family hotel in the middle of the resort, with wonderful service and food. A cosy cocoon perfect for families with its four family suites, gargantuan breakfast buffets and set three-course dinners. Great value for money.
Much loved 5* luxury hotel in the centre of town; Le Blizzard is a bit of a Val d'Isere institution. Its bar is legendary and the vibe relaxed. Rooms are sumptuous; beautifully decorated and all with balconies boasting great views. Relax in the spa and enjoy fabulous food. Mountain perfection.
57 rooms from $491
Skiing - Situated at the foot of the Bellevarde. Ask at the hotel for organising lessons, guides and heli-skiing.
Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor Pool at the foot of the Bellevarde slope
Accessible only by mountain rail or path, the Riffelalp is Europe's highest five star resort. Traditionally styled rooms feature pine clad walls and large glass windows. Expect a unique and breathtaking panorama facing the Matterhorn, plus three restaurants, spa and luxury as standard.
72 rooms from $383
Spa breaks - Pamper and indulge in the on site spa with schonbiel cave, Finish sauna, massages and Chriiter-Grotta.
Active Holiday - Endless adrenelin fuelled activities in the surrounding area plus many inhouse activities.
Traditional Alpine mountain inn accessible only on skis or by foot. Great value for money and perfect for groups - you can choose between four bed rooms or dormitories. Ideal as an overnight stop off on your way to another peak, Fluhalp is perfectly suited for the outdoor enthusiasts.
4 rooms from $95
Groups - Fluhalp has a variety of acccommodations ranging from 4 bed rooms to dormitories - ideal for trekking groups.
Value chic - Providing excellent rates in an expensive area
The Tschuggen Grand has much going for it: award winning dining, outstanding views, luxurious rooms & suites, children's activity programme for all ages and to cap it all a private mountain railway to whisk you up to the slopes.
130 rooms from $454
Skiing - Private mountain railway delivering guests directly to the slopes.
Restaurant - Four different restaurants to choose from
Traditional family run luxury hotel with plenty of wooden panelling, hunting trophies and antiques. Brand new "Badehaus" spa with outdoor heated panoramic pool & wide range of treatments, plus Michelin starred dining in the Post Stuben.
37 rooms from $280
Swimming Pool - Heated Outdoor Pool with Views and Indoor Pool
Great walks - Both winter and summer hiking from the door.
Exclusive family owned mountain hotel where pampering is paramount, from the in-house ski & snowboard instructor to the spa whose staff will devise a personal programme for your stay. On top of this enjoy afternoon tea taken in the lounge and gourmet 5 or 8 course dinners every night.
14 rooms from $550
Skiing - Ski back directly to the hotel door! In-house ski/snowboard instructor.
Views - Stunning views of the surrounding mountains.