Top 5 Luxury European Ski Resorts for 2023

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Every year between December and April, thousands of Britons hit the slopes of some of Europe’s best-loved ski resorts. With so many resorts offering luxury shopping experiences, relaxing spas and Michelin-starred restaurants, the choice can be overwhelming - especially for those new to the ski world!

If you are looking to book a private jet charter for your upcoming ski trip, take a look at our top five destinations to discover the luxury resort that best suits you.

Kitzbühel, Austria

Kitzbühel, Austria

Surrounded by a panorama of gorgeous mountain scenery, Austria’s world-renowned Kitzbühel resort offers impeccably groomed and reliably snow-sure slopes from December to April.

With 233km of slopes, accessed using an impressive state-of-the-art lift system, there’s plenty of piste for skiers of all abilities. Experienced skiers can test their abilities on the Hahnenkamm Streif, considered one of the world’s most challenging race pistes.

Off the slopes, explore the cobbled streets of the charming medieval village home to designer boutiques, fine dining, trendy cafes, and authentic Austrian bars.

Kitzbühel is easily accessed by private jet charter to Munich Airport, located just an hour and a half away by car. Another great option is the smaller and quieter Oberpfaffenhofen Airport, providing more convenient access for private aircraft than Germany’s major commercial air hub.

Courchevel, France

Courchevel is the most popular ski destination request we receive every year. The largest ski resort in the Savoie region offers 600km of stunningly varied terrain, from beginner-friendly slopes close to homebase, to ambitious tree-lined runs testing the most experienced skiers.

Nestled in the resort are six beautiful villages including the sublime Courchevel 1850, a popular choice with private flyers. A hub of luxurious five-star hotels, up-market restaurants and soothing spas will have you indulging in life’s finer things post-piste.

Chambéry Airport is a popular entry point thanks to easy vehicle access. However, due to heavy slot restrictions and weather dependency, it may not always be your best option.

Although located further from the resort, Grenoble and Lyon are good backup alternatives. The latter offers more of an exclusive service for private aviation.

Enquire today to explore your ski travel options with our team.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Recommended for intermediate and advanced skiers, Zermatt is home to the iconic Matterhorn peak, an unforgettable backdrop to Europe’s highest slopes. The resort, a picturesque town brimming with luxury shops and hotels, connects 360 kilometres of thrilling on-and-off-piste ski runs with ultra-modern lifts and cable cars.

These provide access to three major ski areas including the Italian border in Cervinia, allowing skiers to tackle two countries in a single trip.

High pistes and advanced snowmaking systems ensure the most reliable all-year-round skiing in the Alps. Around town, gorgeous wooden chalets and horse-drawn sleighs are set amongst opulent hotels and high-end outlets.  

Sion Airport is our recommended entry point for private jet charter as it offers exclusive service and the utmost convenience for travellers.

Geneva Airport is another good choice, particularly for large jets. However, it’s busy on weekends during the ski season, and runway slots are more restricted than in Sion.

St Moritz, Switzerland

Considered a classic, this historic resort attracts thousands of visitors every year to its idyllic location, groomed slopes, and glamorous nightlife. With 300km of snow-sure pistes over three ski areas, there are plenty of long runs and challenging terrain.

Thrill-seekers should try their hand at the infamous Cresta run, the world’s oldest Bob Run and the only one made from natural ice.

Non-skiers will enjoy many activities including 200km of cross-country track taking you high above the resort’s large frozen lake.

Located just ten minutes by car, Samedan St Moritz Airport provides excellent access to the resort. Milan Airport is also a popular choice for customers who want to spend a few days in the fashion capital before hitting the slopes.

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Framed by the majestic peaks and stunning landscapes of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Italy’s most upmarket resort is one of the oldest in the Dolomites.

As host of the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympics, Cortina boasts 120km of on-piste trails that take you through magnificent mountain scenery, providing plenty of engagement for beginner and intermediate skiers. Some of Europe’s most challenging couloirs and black runs promise to test the abilities of advanced skiers.

Non-skiers will equally enjoy the stunning views surrounding the resort town, home to excellent après nightlife courtesy of top-quality bars and restaurants.

Due to its location, Cortina lacks the convenient travel connections of other resorts. Fly into Austria’s Innsbruck Airport for a two- and half-hour drive, or the smaller Bolzano Airport for a slightly shorter journey. But for many, the allure of high-alpine Dolce Vita justifies the travel time.

Choose Air Partner

Wherever you decide to travel this ski season, Air Partner will be with you every step of the way. Experience ultimate comfort and convenience with a private jet charter.

To enquire about your ski travel, get in touch with our Private Jet team today.

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