With winter just around the corner, boutique travel company Indagare offers their recommendations for the best cozy winter destinations.
Indagare is a members-only company that designs bespoke journeys for its clientele, unlocking access to incredible locations, upgrades and experiences in some of the most interesting places around the globe. Indagare was founded by one of the leading travel experts in the world, Melissa Biggs Bradley. She and her team of Trip Designers have logged more than 1,000 hours in the air this year alone, scouting incredible and emerging destinations to inform their recommendations.
Here is their list of best destinations to enjoy the winter weather:
- St. Moritz - This picturesque Swiss resort town combines athletic pursuits with true pampering for families and couples alike, with its upscale hotels, slope-side restaurants, and state-of-the-art spas.
- Pro-Tip: A handful of stylish pop-ups appear at the top hotels like Badrutt’s Palace and Kulm Hotel each winter, so check to see their seasonal roster.
- Chilean Patagonia - This bucket-list destination is perfect for travelers with a sense of adventure and an appetite for exploration -- outdoor enthusiasts can trek, bike or horseback ride through mountains ranges and glacial valleys.
- Pro-Tip: The weather can change drastically in the course of a few hours, so on excursions bring extra layers in your daypack.
- Jackson Hole - The laid-back Wyoming resort town has some of America’s most stunning landscapes, which draw dare-devil skiers in the winter and nature enthusiasts in the summer. Jackson Hole is tucked into Wyoming’s national park system and is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land, where elk, moose and buffalo roam at the of feet of majestic mountains, from which waterfalls thunder down.
- Pro-Tip: For some R&R after the slopes, take a pause at the appropriately named, “Chill Spa” at Hotel Terra.
- Vermont - Easy for a weekend getaway for the East Coast set, the Equinox resort, nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains, boasts interiors that strike a wonderful balance of classic elegance and contemporary luxury. The hotel is perfectly situated near a range of top winter activities: two downhill ski resorts and cross-country trails are just a short drive away, and dog sledding, snowmobiling and tubing as well as off-roading in Land Rovers can be easily arranged.
- Pro-Tip: For a warming libation, stop by the Twin Farms for a fireside signature winter cocktail.
- Dolomites - The Rosa Alpina located in the heart of this European hideaway has been family-owned and run for three generations. Set against the craggy majesty of the Dolomites, Rosa Alpina is an intimate base for exploring the region’s incredible winter sport offerings. Here, guests can heli-ski, snow shoe and ice climb across the varied terrain, plus explore charming Italian mountain villages.
- Pro-Tip: Val di Fassa, Val Badia, Val Gardena, Arabba, Civetta, Marmolada, Pale di San Martino, Dolomiti di Sesto are some of the most well-known slopes to hit in the winter. You could spend weeks skiing a different slope each day without repeating a run.