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The most expensive ski hotels in the world

Last Update: February 13, 2013

When it comes to luxury ski resorts, no one tops the Aurelio Lech in terms of exclusive price tags. Situated in Lech am Arlberg in Western Austria, the Aurelio Lech has secured the top spot as the world’s most expensive ski hotel in a new survey conducted by

This distinction was made after compared all luxury hotels located within ski resorts. Specifically, the site looked at each accommodation’s average rate for a standard double room. The time period spanning January to March 2013 served as the basis for comparison.

Just how much will a winter stay in the Aurelio Lech cost travelers? According to the survey, guests can expect to pay an average of $201 nightly. Not too far behind in the second-place slot is the French Alps’ Suites de la Potinière. This ski resort hotel in Courchevel will set guests back, on average, $1878 per night this winter.

Following are the full rankings for the 20 most expensive luxury ski hotels in the world. The rates listed are based on the average price for a standard double room for the period spanning January 14 to March 31.

Rank   Name of Hotel   Location Avg. rate/ night
1.   Aurelio Lech   Lech am Arlberg, Austria $2011
2.   Les Suites de la Potinière   Courchevel, France $1878
3.   St. Regis Deer Valley   Park City, United States $1243
4.   Almhof Schneider   Lech am Arlberg, Austria $1225
5.   The Ritz-Carlton Residences   Vail, United States $1214
6.   La Palace des Neiges   Courchevel, France $1665
7.   Amangani   Jackson, United States $1113
8.   La Sivoliere   Courchevel, France $1064
9.   Le Melezin   Courchevel, France $1063
10.   The Little Nell   Aspen, United States $1037
11.   The St. Regis Aspen   Aspen, United States $984
12.   Montage Deer Valley   Park City,United States $982
13.   Carlton Hotel   St. Moritz, Switzerland $937
14.   Suvretta House   St. Moritz, Switzerland $935
16.   Gasthof Post   Lech-Arlberg, Austria $881
15.   Kulm Hotel   St. Moritz, Switzerland $873
17.   Saint Joseph   Courchevel, France $869
19.   Kempinski Grand Hotel   St. Moritz, Switzerland $864
18.   Le Chabichou   Courchevel, France $837
20.   Badrutts Palace   St. Moritz, Switzerland $823

About the Methodology:
In conducting the survey, only luxury hotels inside ski resorts were considered. For each hotel, the average rate for its standard double room was established for the period spanning January 14 to March 31. The rates were determined in early January directly from the respective hotels' websites, or they were requested via phone.

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