Higher Powder: Top New Ski Retreats

L’Apogée Courchevel, the newest member of the prestigious Oetker Collection of hotels, has opened in the exclusive French ski town of Courchevel 1850.

As a steady blanket of white descends upon some the world’s most famous peaks, ski pros and snow bunnies alike begin readying themselves for the slopes. This year, the quest for perfect powder is even greater, thanks to a handful of new mountain retreats promising exceptional accommodations and stellar service just steps from the ski lifts. Whether your ideal snow conditions are in the Swiss Alps, the French Alps, or the Colorado Rockies, the following five properties are sure to impress—on and off the slopes. 

The Chedi Andermatt arrives as the crown jewel of a $1.9 billion Alpine development near Zurich. Why Go: The Ursern valley is one of the coldest places in Switzerland with heavy snow for skiing in...
L’Apogée Courchevel, the newest member of the prestigious Oetker Collection of hotels, has opened in the exclusive French ski town of Courchevel 1850. Why Go: Courchevel 1850 draws an international...
Gstaad’s oldest palace hotel reemerges as Le Grand Bellevue for a new generation of luxury travelers...
A main-street fixture for 123 years, Hotel Jerome has been a hub of Aspen’s social scene since the 19th-century mining days. This winter—after joining Auberge Resorts and closing for a four-and-a-...
I am standing in the shadows of the 11,000-foot-high Tête du Ruitor, staring down a spectacular powder ribbon along the French Alps’ Invernet Glacier.