There are many draws to a mountainside skiing getaway, obviously including practicing the aforementioned snow sport. But, don’t forget beautiful snow-blanketed chalets, après-skiwear, and the opportunity to re-create *that* scene from Dumb and Dumber.
Plus, in your regular day-to-day life, it’s not so easy to just go skiing whenever you want—and that reality adds a bit of magic to the whole thing (even if you’d rather stay inside, by a fire, swaddled in the coziest fabrics to make all your hygge dreams come true).
Across the country, continent, and world, endless ski towns are brimming with snow-dusted magic that’ll fulfill your wanderlust. From Airbnb, these are some of the most bookable spots where you can stay.
Keep scrolling to see the snowy locales.
For those who want all the features of a ski vacation minus the actual skiing part, this cozy home is close to the heart of town, which offers many activities for the less athletically inclined.
Part of the culture in this ski town is hitting an outdoor hot tub after a day of snow sports. This home is modern yet cozy, and its amenities include a hut tub and a heated pool.
Inclusive of all of the modern and minimal design you’d expect of a German home, this Airbnb also features a log-cabin sauna, which sounds like the perfect place to relax your muscles after a day of hitting the slopes.
Nestled into a mountainside and facing the Mont Blanc mountain, this five-bedroom home in the French Alps is an ideal place to have your hygge-filled family reunion.
Basically all of Switzerland is absurdly picturesque, but Zermatt is a whimsical mountain village that looks like it was plucked straight from the pages of Harry Potter book (you can get in the mystical spirit and wear your Hogwarts-themed athleisure). The local hosts seasonal activities that run the gamut from the expected (skiing, snowboarding) to the more unique (public outdoor ice-skating and curling rinks).
You can ski directly in and out of this Quebec gem, which is pretty much the ultimate snow-bunny dream.