The Best 2023 European Ski Resorts by Private Jet

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The Old Continent has magnificent ski resorts, especially those spread between the Alps and the Dolomites. The increased popularity of private jet use has led to many ski enthusiasts being able to travel far more frequently, without unnecessary stress, to some of the most picturesque and luxurious ski locations around Europe. 

Private jets provide luxury and comfort you will not experience with a commercial flight. The main advantage of private flying is the convenience of direct flights to or near ski resorts without going through crowded airports and long security lines. Especially when planning a short ski, travelling by private jet will ensure you do not lose precious time in airports or taxis so that you can enjoy more time on the slopes. 

Jet charters can also be arranged to accommodate any size group so you can travel with your friends or family. 

Read our article and discover our ultimate list of the best European ski resorts you can access by private jet.

Courchevel by Private Jet (France) 

Set high in the French Alps, Courchevel is one of the world's most glamorous ski resorts. It is difficult to resist the charms and splendour of this site. Beyond its Michelin dining, decadent hotels, splashy nightclubs and apres ski to match, the Trois Vallées ski region boasts 600 km of pistes and over 160 lifts, with trails for all. 

Closest private jet airport to Courchevel: Chambery 

  Transfer between Chambery or Geneva and Courchevel: 

  • Transfer between Chambery and Courchevel by car - 1 hour drive 

  • Transfer between Geneva and Courchevel by car - 2 hours' drive 

Zermatt by Private Jet (Switzerland) 

The ski resort of Zermatt is located at the foot of the emblematic Matterhorn, at an altitude of 1600 metres. An authentic ski resort with more than 200 km of slopes, Zermatt has managed to retain its charm and splendour over the years. Chic and sober, this resort distinguishes itself from other Swiss villages for its discretion and its preserved traditional architecture. The wealthy can stay in peace and quiet while enjoying the luxury boutique on Bahnhofstrasse. 

Closest private jet airport to Zermatt: Sion 

Transfer between Sion and Zermatt  

  • by car - 2 hours drive (80 km)  

  • by helicopter - 15 min. flight* 

*All helicopter transfers are always strictly subjected to weather conditions. 

Kitzbuhel by Private Jet (Austria) 

Kitzbühel is a lively and sporty resort in Austrian Tyrol. The scenery around Kitzbühel is breathtaking, including the Schwarzsee lake in the middle of a beautiful mountain setting. This tiny pearl of the Austrian Alps owes its fame to its diversified ski slopes and the brilliance of its luxury hotels and exceptional restaurants. 170 km of slopes are spread around the town, including the famous Streif descent. 

Closest private jet airport to Kitzbuhel: Innsbruck 

Transfer between Innsbruck and Kitzbühel: 

  • by car: 1 hour 15 min. (95km) 

  • by helicopter: 25 min. flight* 

*All helicopter transfers are always strictly subjected to weather conditions. 

Cortina d’Ampezzo by Private Jet (Italy) 

Known as the jewel of the Dolomites, Cortina d'Ampezzo is a ski village with a luxury twist. Many visits this ski location for the 120 km of slopes, but it is not for skiing that the European aristocracy moves to this northern Italian resort. Its historic centre is packed with designer boutiques and top-tier restaurants, while its slopes offer world-class skiing and incredible views. If you're looking for an unforgettable getaway, this mountain town offers everything you could ever want in a luxury resort: from skiing to spa treatments and an elegant hotel.  

Closest private jet airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo: Venice  

 Transfer between Venice and Cortina d’Ampezzo: 

  • by car: 1 hour 55 min. (148 km) 

  • by helicopter: 25 min. flight* 

*All helicopter transfers are always strictly subjected to weather conditions. 

St Anton by Private Jet (Austria) 

A famous and trendy ski resort located at the western end of the Tyrol, St Anton offers sprawling pistes with a traditional and lively resort centre that boasts world-class mountain restaurants and bustling nightlife.  

This is a destination for serious skiers, with an assortment of a dozen super-expert runs and over 200 off-piste runs for advanced skiers. Located in Arlberg, ski lifts connect St. Anton with high-end resorts like Stuben, Zur and Lech on the other side of the Flexen Pass. 

Closest private jet airport to St Anton: Innsbruck 

Val d'Isere by private jet (France) 

Val d'Isere and Tignes, located in the French Alps, have joined to form one of the most gorgeous ski areas in the world. A favourite with British skiers, Val d'Isere, offers impressive topography across a vast area, including renowned off-piste skiing. It is a popular location for a luxury break on the slopes. Its high altitude means it often gets the first snow and maintains good cover throughout the season. Set at the head of the Tarentaise Valley with modern chairlifts, fantastic après-ski bars, and exceptional restaurants.  

The area offers a wide range of luxury hotels where visitors can recharge their batteries, surrounded by extravagance and comfort. Le K2 Chogori, Hôtel de Luxe Val d'Isère is one of the region's best five-star hotels offering modern decor and sophisticated suites. Larger groups can choose from a range of luxury chalets with open fires and plunge pools. 

Closest private jet airport to Val d'Isere: Chambery 

 

Chamonix by private jet (France) 

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, with five interconnected ski resorts, offers the perfect winter getaway. It is one of the most expansive and luxurious ski resorts in Europe; Chamonix is situated at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. It is known for its hundreds of world-class ski runs. Many consider the Chamonix Valley the best freeride resort area in the world. The principal, 20 km long ski route wraps around the valley, offering some of the most breathtaking Alpine views. 

Chamonix can be approached by private jet, flying into Geneva, which is about 80 km away from the ski location. There are also helicopter rides to the area, which significantly shorten the journey. * 

Closest private jet airport to Chamonix: Geneva 

*All helicopter transfers are always strictly subjected to weather conditions. 

St Moritz by private jet (Switzerland) 

St Moritz is the most popular ski resort among European private jet setters. St. Moritz is located high in the Engadin Valley, in the southern part of Switzerland. The location attracts thousands of visitors every season with a mix of slopes and cross-country skiing. St Moritz is as renowned for its Cresta run as its exclusive hotels, shops and thrilling nightlife. It is also home to the iconic Snow Polo World Cup set each January, played on the frozen lake and attracting an elite international crowd.  

The closest commercial airports are Innsbruck and Milan, which are around three hours away by road. This is one of the reasons why flying by private jet to this location is so popular. When chartering a private jet, the nearest we can get you is Samedan Airport, around ten minutes from St. Moritz.  

Closest private jet airport to St Moritz: Samedan 

With stunning scenery and world-class skiing slopes, these destinations offer something unique for everyone. You can be assured of a more restful and relaxing trip when you fly privately, ensuring you arrive at your ski resort refreshed and ready to hit the slopes!

For those looking for luxury ski getaways this season, contact SHY and book your next winter escape today.

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