Luxe snow stays (no skiing required!)
Keen for a snow break this winter but don’t want to compromise on comfort? Good news. We’ve picked out some pretty special properties in Australian ski regions that will keep your toes nice and toasty.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the snow. But there’s nothing worse than coming back to your accommodation after a long day of skiing, to a lukewarm shower and uncomfortable sleep. No offense, but it was cheap for a reason. Spending the extra cash on a more luxurious option is well worth it in my opinion. It means that you’ll feel refreshed in the morning and ready to spend another day on the slopes without falling over with exhaustion.
And if you’re not a snow bunny, don’t stop reading! If your idea of a winter getaway features more rest and relaxation than skiing and snowboarding, Australia has some fab snow region hotels that are perfect for not only hitting the slopes but having a luxe getaway too.
From Thredbo to Falls Creek, here are my top picks for luxury stays this winter:
Warning: you may not want to leave the hotel.
New South Wales
The Denman Hotel Thredbo – by 8Hotels
Located just steps away from the chairlifts, The Denman Hotel is smack-bang in the middle of Thredbo Village, meaning that you’ll be able to conserve your precious energy for the slopes, and not waste it on getting there.
Boasting a stylish cocktail lounge, a fully-licensed restaurant and an indulgent day spa, The Denham is the perfect escape for both those who ski and those who would rather spend their time in the very capable hands of a masseuse. And with complimentary gourmet breakfast offered with most room bookings, this luxe hotel is a no-brainer.
Elevation Thredbo Apartments
Did somebody say three bedroom penthouse apartment? At the snow? Yes indeed! Elevation Thredbo Apartments offers a top notch self-contained alternative, located right in the middle of Thredbo Village.
With features like fully equipped designer kitchens, gas fireplaces, heated floors (you know you want to), spa baths and private balconies with spectacular mountain views, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re tucked into the foot of the Swiss Alps.
Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Nestled in the Thredbo Valley, on the border of the Kosciuszko National Park, Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is a stunning property that offers a tranquil winter escape.
Whether you want to travel to one of the nearby ski fields (Thredbo and Perisher are only 15 minutes away on the Ski Tube), or you want to stay local, the resort has all your needs covered including an onsite day spa and acclaimed waterfront restaurant to make your getaway absolutely perfect.
QT Falls Creek – formerly Quay West Resort & Spa Falls Creek
Unleash your inner snow bunny at QT Falls Creek, conveniently situated at the base of the main ski runs. Live it up in the penthouse (there’s no shame in being a little bit spoilt every now and then!)
Catch some R&R at the onsite spaQ Day Spa, dine at ALTA restaurant, sip some gluhwein at tomdickandharry’s bar, or kick back in the hot tub on your private terrace.
Huski Luxury Apartments
Located high in the Alpine National Park in North-Eastern Victoria, Huski Luxury Apartments are the perfect destination for a winter spa-cation.
Every beautifully appointed apartment has heated marble floors, free wifi, and fully equipped kitchens. Although you’ll be excused for not cooking as hatted Sydney favourite, Three Blue Ducks calls the property home over the winter months. Luxe accommodation, gourmet food and great coffee? Yes please.
Get your fave winter woolies ready, and get booking your luxe winter escape here.