Dazzling snowscapes and untouched powder banks
The ski season has arrived, with powder already falling in many resorts around the world.
And with the change of season, AirbnbThe recently added ski-in/ski-out category of accommodation has been slaloming on travelers’ radars.
1. A chic stay in this glass case in Quebec City
About 25 minutes from Old Quebec, Chalet Le Mica is a snowy refuge in the heart of the Maelstrom Forest offering a unique Canadian getaway. Minimalist design, panoramic views and tons of natural light await you in this upscale two-story, two-bedroom cabin. Surrounded by 20 km of trails accessible year-round, the house is less than 10 minutes from the Le Relais family ski resort where there are trails for all levels.
Stays from 1,077 Dh per night.
2. Epic views from this Norwegian birdhouse
For a stay in the heart of nature, this small cabin that looks like a nest box offers many mountain landscapes. A 15-minute walk from the Langeland ski resort in Norway’s Sunnfjord region, this secluded getaway offers breathtaking views, untouched powder and a well-stocked fridge stocked with Norwegian delicacies. There’s no Wi-Fi either, making it perfect for an off-the-grid winter getaway.
Stays from 1,206 Dh per night.
3. Sub-zero igloos in Lapland
For an authentic Finnish experience, this snow igloo in the winter wonderland of Pelkosenniemi in the Arctic Circle is the perfect place to stay surrounded by mountains. About two hours from Rovaniemi airport and 10 km from Pyha ski resort, snow igloos are built every season. Inside, expect sub-zero temperatures, real beds and warm sleeping bags, with a heated house nearby where the bathrooms and kitchen are located. It is the perfect base for exploring the Lapland wilderness and the views of the Northern Lights from here are phenomenal.
Stays from 507 Dh per night.
4. Cozy A-frame cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
Travelers to the United States have no shortage of options, with most desired Airbnb stays located in the United States. It’s easy to see how an A-frame cabin in the Rockies made the cut, with its off-the-grid location surrounded by acres of hiking, snowshoeing, and tobogganing trails.
Dogs are welcome in the wooden cabin, which has two bedrooms, a fireplace and a traditional wood stove. A composting bathroom is just steps from the main cabin and there are hot showers in a nearby shared house. Skiing options abound, with powder runs on the Elk Run Trail, nearby Routt National Forest and Mount Zirkel Wilderness.
Stays from 407 Dh per night.
5. Rustic farmhouse in Poland
Nestled in the island Beskids mountain range and just 50 meters from the Limanowa ski resort in Mordarka, Poland, this rustic farm stay offers panoramic views under the shade of a century-old lime tree. Located in a forest valley, Lipowe Wzgorze can accommodate up to three people on the lower floor of a traditional-style house. Surrounded by fresh mountain air and slopes perfect for winter sports, there is a cozy fireplace and a wooden sauna for travelers who need to warm up, as well as a pool table and fitness equipment when they stay indoors.
Stays from 148 Dh per night.
6. The Family Escapes to Big Sky Montana
With a hot tub, outdoor fireplace, wrap-around porch, and gorgeous views of Lone Peak – Big Sky’s most renowned mountain – this hideaway has everything you need for a luxury ski-in ski-out getaway. It sleeps up to eight people, with super cool bunk beds and a slide for the kids. There’s a spacious living room, family dining room and modern kitchen, plus the occasional elk roaming the gardens. It is also within ski distance of Big Sky Resort, one of the largest ski destinations in the United States.
Stays from 3,436 Dh per night.
7. Rustic Colorado Retreat
Private, peaceful and completely rustic, the Fox A-frame cabin in the Rocky Mountains sleeps six in two bedrooms and a spacious loft, making it an ideal candidate for family ski trips. It’s in Summit County, which is known for its natural beauty and fabulous local ski resorts, and is surrounded by woods with powder snow right next to it. It is also only five minutes from downtown Breckenridge for restaurants, bars and cafes.
Stays from 661 Dh per night.
8. Bryce Mountain Retreat in Virginia
In the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, this renovated mountain home is an ideal winter vacation getaway and offers picturesque views from every floor. It’s also a five-minute walk to a ski run at Bryce Resort where there’s family skiing and runs for everyone from beginners to experts. Able to accommodate up to 10 people, it has a huge living room with a working fireplace, five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Stays from 2,550 Dh per night.
9. Scenic California Mountain Getaway
Resembling a scene from a Christmas card, this boho-style A-shaped cabin in Running Springs, California is a wooded sanctuary just five minutes from Snow Valley Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino National Forest. Equipped with everything necessary for a luxury stay, it can accommodate three people.
You can enjoy an outdoor terrace surrounded by fairy lights, make yourself comfortable in front of a fire with a good book or watch a Christmas movie on the big screen via a digital projector.
Stays from 1,551 Dh per night.
10. Cabin with hot tub in the Catskills of New York
Located in Elka Park in New York’s Great Northern Catskills, this home comes with all the modern conveniences needed for a luxury winter getaway. There’s super-fast WiFi, underfloor heating, smart TVs and an outdoor hot tub with stunning views of the woods. It’s also just seven minutes from Hunter Mountain and its busy ski resort where there are beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain.
Stays from 2,128 Dh per night.
Updated: December 21, 2022, 2:29 p.m.