From the Rockies to the Alps, here are the top five most expensive ski resorts ranked by their ultra-prime prices for chic chalets and amazing apartments, alongside a favourite recommendation for each resort by Jeremy Rollason, Head of Savills Ski.
1. Aspen, USA – €42,200 per sq m
“Famed for its glamour and lively cultural scene, Aspen (above) is a magnet for wealthy domestic buyers. Visit the sublime Aspen Art Museum to appreciate the wealth of contemporary art in the unique purpose built museum. The mountain views from the rooftop café are not to be missed.”
2. St Moritz, Switzerland – €33,310 per sq m
“St Moritz (above) exudes old-world glamour and has hosted two Winter Olympic Games. Today it’s still one of the chicest Alpine ski resorts and boasts an extensive ski area. Spectate at a famous event on the lake in the backdrop of Badrutt’s Palace, such as the Snow Polo World Cup in January and the White Turf Horse Races in February.”
3. Courchevel 1850, France – €31,670 per sq m
“The largest of all the resorts in Courchevel (above), 1850 enjoys high-end restaurants, hotels and shops and offers easy access to a wide range of pistes. Enjoy a long lunch on the slopes on the sunny terrace of the renowned Cap Horn restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service are second to none.”
4. Val d’Isere, France – €29,760 per sq m
“A long winter season, excellent skiing for all levels and a lively social scene mark out Val d’Isere (above) as one of France’s premier ski resorts. Attempt La Face, the very steep and challenging piste, which was used for the men’s downhill at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympic Games and 2009 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.”
5. Vail, USA – €28,850 per sq m
“Taking inspiration from European resorts, Vail (above) offers alpine architecture and a quaint village feel, with heated pedestrian streets and world-class restaurants, shops and bars. Ice-skate with friends and family on the outdoor Alderhof Ice Rink in the heart of Vail Square, to take in the charm of the village.”
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