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Travels with Larry Olmsted: New Luxe European Ski Hotels

Alpina, Gstaad, Switzerland
Alpina, Gstaad, Switzerland

Winter will be here any day, but in Europe cold weather just means things are heating up for the traveler. While the coming ski season will not see a single new luxury hotel of note open at a major resort in this country, new openings are coming to the Alps at a frantic pace.

The fervor started last winter with the debut of the top tier Alpina Gstaad in one of Switzerland’s most venerated “old money” mountain towns, Gstaad, where chalets routinely run into the 8 and even 9-figures, yet there hadn’t been a new luxury hotel opened in over a century. Now deep pocketed visitors without their own home have a place to stay worthy of this see-and-be-seen destination. Read more at Forbes.com


larry  Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is a Contributing Editor to US Airways Magazine and Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com.

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