At the next table you spot a famous actor, nearby in the beginners area there is a super model helping her kids try out their skies, and if you squint a bit you realize that a Royal Family member is skiing down the same piste you are on.
Think that there is not a chance? Well there is if you know where the celebrities head for their ski holiday and SnowTrex has created a list of the top eight celebrity skiing hotspots to make it easier.
One of the most prominent estate owners in the area of Kitzbühel is Ireen Sheer, who actually lives in Ellmau. Regular guests of this ski resort are for instance Prince Albert of Monaco and the German football legend Franz Beckenbauer, but also Robbie Williams has already spent some time here. Especially the “Hahnenkamm” race attracts many celebrities. The most popular accommodations here are the “Stanglwirt” in Going or the famous “Q! Resort”.
In days gone by it was the in-place for Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin, nowadays the Swedish Royal Family likes to visit, as well as the German chancellor Angela Merkel. The Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Máxima even spent their honeymoon here. Popular accommodations are for instance “BadruttsPalace“, “Sulvretta House“ or “Kulm Hotel”.
At least once per year this idyllic resort in Switzerland can enjoy a royal visit. Prince Charles has declared Davos Klosters to his preferred ski resort and has been returning here for more than 30 years. One of the cabins of the “Gotschna” gondolas has even been named in honour of the Royal Family, titled “Prince of Wales”. Prince William and Kate also come here to spend their winter holidays. A private chalet can provide a cosy accommodation here, as well as the hotel “Chesa Grischuna” or the “Walserhof”.
The Dutch Queen Beatrix has been returning to the noble resort Lech for a number of decades. Even though, in 2012 her son, Prince Friso, was buried under an avalanche and died earlier this year from the damage caused. Still the family returned in 2013 to spend their holiday here. The long-standing friendship to the owners of the “Gasthof Post” makes the resort special for them. Also the Spanish Royal family has been seen to spend time in Lech.
St. Moritz is the place to go to see and to be seen. Gstaad is more the place for a quiet retreat – is what they say. Especially celebrities of the previous generation turned Gstaad to one of the most popular places to be in the Swiss mountains: Roger Moore, Sophia Loren, and Liz Taylor. Also Princess Madeleine from Sweden has come to enjoy the benefits of this resort. Formula 1 chef Bernie Ecclestone has even acquired a complete hotel. Those who don’t possess a private chalet or hotel can reside in the 5-star superior hotel “GstaadPalace” or in the “Grand Hotel Bellevue”.
Society chick Paris Hilton celebrated her 26th birthday here, Dieter Bohlen refers to Ischgl as “Ibiza of the Alps”. Apres ski in Ischgl is legendary, just as the annual “Top of the Mountain” concerts featuring musical top acts – from Deep Purple, via Kylie Minogue, right up to Alicia Keys.
If you have approx. €60,000 to spare for a week’s holiday, you can enjoy a stay in Richard Branson’s estate “The Lodge” in Verbier. Dinner is served in the “La Vache” restaurant which is run by James Blunt. Hugh Grant has been sighted here, just as Prince Frederik from Denmark. And of course Prince Harry – snugging with his new girlfriend Cressida Bones in early 2013. This particular photo was the one to reveal them as a couple. If you don’t want to stay with Richard Branson, you can opt to book in the noble “Le Chalet d’Adrien”.
Hollywood must be completely empty in winter! Celebrities, such as Goldie Hawn (who also owns a chalet in Aspen), Mariah Carey, Melanie Griffith and Cindy Crawford go shopping in the many posh boutiques. Others spend their time on the pistes, like Melanie Griffith’s husband Antonio Banderas, or Paris Hilton. Those who don’t have their own residence to retreat to can stay in the “Ritz Carlton Club” or in “The Little Nell”.
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