The world’s best ski destinations

Our silver and red VistaJet fleet is often found touching down in some of the most luxurious and revered ski destinations around the globe, and as such our interest in ski culture has expanded over the years.

Our new Private World black book hospitality service features the VistaJet-to-Slopes collection – giving our members direct and exclusive access to some of the best ski resorts in the world with an unrivaled sense of privacy and safety. Indeed, as the world’s first and only global business aviation company, there is no one better placed to help you explore the greatest skiing treasures the planet has to offer.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a shortlist of the best places to ski – including our Member and personal favorites. We hope this gives you just a sample of the potential adventures that await you on the slopes with VistaJet.

Les Trois Vallees, France

With world-famous resorts like Chamonix, Tignes and Val d'Isère on the French skiing roster, it would be incredibly easy to simply put “France” on this list. Undoubtedly the home of the best ski resorts in Europe, it’s difficult to choose one resort or region as the absolute “must visit”, however Les Trois Vallees, or “The Three Valleys” – and more specifically the Courchevel resort found within them – would be our pick for seekers of true skiing paradise.

Despite its premium offering, Courchevel is actually one of the best ski resorts for beginners, offering variety and character in abundance as part of the world’s largest ski area. Away from the sport itself, the area is brim-full of engaging non-ski activities, events, and exceptional cuisine. What’s more, the remarkable L’Empyrée 1850 duplex penthouse found in the heart of Courchevel is available to our members through our Private World service.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Pipping Verbier to the title of Switzerland’s top-rated resort, Zermatt is without question one of the best places to ski in Europe thanks to its breath-taking views, world-class slopes, and general Swiss charm. With 360 km of well-groomed pistes and a 3,883 m peak on the Klein Matterhorn, Zermatt holds the title of Europe’s highest and largest high-altitude ski area.

Though generally suited for intermediate skiers, Zermatt’s expanse of mountainside means there are opportunities for all levels. To accompany off-piste adventures, there are a number of non-ski activities to partake in as part of the resort’s winter playground feel. Interestingly, the entire area is also car-free, making Zermatt a genuine getaway spot for those looking to escape the norm.

St. Anton, Austria

Those looking for the best ski resorts in Austria needn’t look any further than St. Anton - a challenging off-piste resort that has as much to offer après-ski as it does on its slopes. Travelers looking for a livelier getaway won’t go too far wrong here, with the area renowned for its hard-partying nature once the sun starts to set.

As far as skiing is concerned, beginners may be a little daunted by the world-leading off-piste terrain that is largely unmodified from its original setting. For intermediate and advanced skill levels, though, the 306km of untamed slopes present a mouth-watering prospect.

Aspen and Telluride, Colorado, US

Stepping away from a seemingly endless list of European ski utopias, globetrotters looking further afield may wish to head stateside to the adventurer’s state of Colorado, and more specifically the resorts of Aspen and Telluride.

The four mountains that make up Aspen’s ski offering can be considered the gold standard of American skiing, and the variation within them makes them an enticing prospect for all-comers. The illustrious Hotel Jerome, an Aspen landmark since 1889 and an unrivaled luxury accommodation, sits as part of our Private World package. The same goes for Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride – perhaps a lesser-known location than Aspen but an area with a legitimate claim to be the best skiing location in North America, having been voted as such repeatedly over the last decade in Conde Nast Traveller’s annual reader survey.

Discover the best ski resorts in Europe and beyond with VistaJet.

We’re as passionate as you about the world of skiing, snowboarding, and all things snow-related. Whether you’re booking directly with one of our exclusive luxury partners or wish to see the world on your own terms, we’re here to help you achieve your travel goals.

To find out more about our Private World member’s service or how to go about crafting your next adventure with VistaJet, get in touch today.

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