North America and Europe are home to some of the most luxurious (and absurdley expensive) ski resorts in the world. While there are some travelers who’d rather blow cash on a week sailing in the Maldives or snorkeling in St. Barts, a lot of the world’s wealthiest people are much happier dropping $100,000 on a private ski chalet for the week in Switzerland.
And I guess after a frigid day of snow sports, why not have a private staff wait on you hand and foot at your private spa? Here are seven ski resorts and crazy chalets around the world you can easily spend a years worth of college tuition on in a stay.
Big Sky, Montana, yellowstoneclub.com Known as “the ski resort for the rich,” Yellowstone Club is a private, members-only ski and golf community nestled amidst the Rocky Mountains of Montana. The 13,600-acre property is the world’s only private ski and golf community, just to give you an idea of how utterly swanky it is.
Courchevel 1850, France,hotel-la-sivoliere.com If you want to rent out the Chalet at Cheval Blanc in the famous Courchevel 1850 region of France, you’ll be spending about $42,000 a night. This is the same place where its hotel lobby decor has even included a reindeer sculpted entirely from Louis Vuitton handbags.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT
Jackson Hole, Wyoming,fourseasons.com/jacksonhole The great part about staying at any Four Seasons property is you know what you’re signing yourself up for (yes, the nightly rate is absolutely worth it.) But its ski resort in Jackson Hole is beyond lux. Between the mountain views of the Grand Tetons from the presidential suite and the decadent restaurants it boasts, it’s anything but a dingy cabin in the woods.
Aspen, Colorado hoteljerome.com.aubergersorts.com
The famous Hotel Jerome has been wooing travelers from all over the world to Aspen since the 1890s. The redbrick building is less than a 10-minute walk to the base of Aspen Mountain ski resort. It’s definitely one of the most luxurious ways to stay in Aspen.
STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE DEER VALLEY
Park City, Utah, steinlodge.com
About 30 miles away from Salt Lake City lies the famous skiing town Park City, which happens to be one of the best places to visit in 2016 according to The New York Times. And if you’re looking to do an incredibly upscale ski weekend there, the famous Stein Eriken Lodge Deer Valley is worth the money. A one-night stay though will easily set you back about a grand.
CHALET ZERMATT PEAK
This has to be one of the craziest chalets I’ve ever seen. Chalet Zermatt Peak is located in the heart of Zermatt (you know one of the world’s most desirable ski locations), and costs around $185,000 per week during high season.
St. Moritz, Switzerland, suvrettahouse.ch/ Right in the center of Moritz lies the Suvretta House, a private stone chalet built in 1912 that looks like it came out straight of a postcard. Between the insane pool with a slate waterfall and a chairlift that puts you 7,000 feet above the ground and takes you to the iconic Restaurant Trutz, you truly feel like royalty.
Nicole Theodore is the Girls co-editor at Playboy.com. Follow her on Twitter.