Our ski travel experts know that finding luxury lodging, après ski and
on mountain dining at ski resorts with good snow and terrain can be a mountainous task. We have traveled the globe and skied at hundreds of resorts,
stayed at the best luxury mountain lodging, along with a few ski
hotels that were
not top notch. Our ski editors find the most luxurious ski lodging for you, the best location,
ideally ski in ski out, to
help you plan where to ski and stay, from first tracks to après ski and spas,
for your best ski vacation.
at Luxury Ski Trips take ski vacations as serious business. No snow job is too big or too small, and no ski mountain is too close or too far. We personally visit ski resorts, review their finest
lodges (all for you), and ski first chair to last call to discover the best
ski vacations. Here is your guide to the best ski vacation destinations
and snowboard resorts.
For our editor and lifetime skier,
Heather Burke, the perfect ski day is first tracks on perfectly groomed cord,
or heli skiing with the boys, then some glades and steeps, a
sit down lunch in a mountaintop restaurant overlooking the slopes. For après ski,
a drink with the locals at a mountainside pub, then back at the slope-side hotel or condominium - a Jacuzzi or spa treatment is just the ski ticket. Then it’s time to hit the ski town.
Shopping for a new ski outfit, what Heather calls retail therapy,
Heather loves ski attire, or finding the best new skis - see our ski
reviews. Skiing works up an appetite and a thirst for
après ski cocktails, dining in a romantic ski cabin or gourmet restaurant in ski country is a
must. Or a wild western saloon serving the best
burgers in ski country works too. Heather loves a posh pillow after a day of
powder skiing - in a grand hotel, a castle or a romantic inn near the ski slopes.
Heather Burke has been writing about skiing for two decades. Her weekly ski columns appear in New England newspapers
and major regional news sites. She writes about luxury ski vacations all over New England, the Rockies,
Europe and Canada, for high end magazines and travel publications. Heather is an award-winning, nationally accredited ski journalist with
North American Snowsports Journalist Association and North American Travel Journalists Association. She also writes about family ski vacations and teaching the kids to ski on her site,
Check out Heather's ski blogs.
Ski photography and
videos on our luxury ski vacation site is provided by Greg Burke. Greg Burke is a nationally accredited NASJA photographer. His
and ski videos depict the back bowls of Vail in a foot of fresh powder and sun-soaked glade skiing, to 5-star lodging at
Austria or Aspen. Greg is an expert skier, and former professional ski instructor, so no ski slope is too steep and no ski resort is too remote to capture with digital ski photography.
He's the modern day Warren Miller. Greg travel and skis the globe seeking out the finest ski images. He has photographed the US Ski Team, Bode Miller on the downhill course,
Simon Dumont setting world records at Sunday River,
Heli Skiing in the Canadian Rockies, as well as alpenglow from the
Hotel Mount Washington.
Greg’s idea of the ultimate luxury vacation is waking to a beautiful sunrise over the ski mountain, loading first chair to ski fresh powder. His perfect ski day ends after taking
hundreds of ski pictures, and tracking 30,000+ vertical feet on his ski altimeter. You will find him soaking in an outdoor hot tub, with an
après ski beer, unless he’s
capturing sunset over the Rockies, or alpenglow on the Alps. His perfect ski photo shoot is untracked powder at an exclusive high-alpine location like
Yellowstone Club in Montana and
Hermitage Club in Vermont,
off piste in the Alps of Austria or
or heliskiing in BC. Check out luxury ski trips
photo galleries or visit
our family ski site.