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The best eco-conscious hotels for skiing

February 02, 2024  · 
The best eco-conscious hotels for skiing

Explore our collection of eco-conscious luxury ski hotels with a proven commitment to sustainability. With green credentials and eco-friendly practices, plan a sustainable ski holiday with Oxford Ski Company.

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Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomiti, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

An authentic Italian retreat in the mountains

With energy-efficient architecture and renewable energy sources, including a biomass furnace, Lefay Resort is supportive of continuous education around, and protection of, the natural surroundings of the Dolomites. From reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50% through the use of an onsite biomass powerplant that’s fed by woodchips, to sustainable waste management and water management, to the use of FSC-certified paper, this stunning spa resort has implemented robust initiatives to give back to the planet.

This approach facilitates 5,000 square metres of responsibly managed spa areas, with pools, treatment rooms, and fitness retreats that are unparalleled. With rainwater storage to save water consumption, and the installation of natural light sensors to maximise natural light and reduce energy consumption, the Lefay Resort and Spa devotes its resources to the wellness of its guests, while also making the preservation and protection of the stunning mountainous surroundings a top priority.

Hotel L’Apogee, Courchevel 1850, France

A five-star jewel in the Courchevel crown

Situated in the heart of Courchevel 1850, this stunning ski hotel stands out from the crowd with a five-star rating and countless luxury amenities to enjoy. This includes deluxe suites, penthouses, and a dedicated spa and wellness centre, complete with treatment rooms and a fitness centre. With four bespoke restaurants to explore, guests can dine in style with a choice between a sushi restaurant, bar and cigar lounge.

With a forward-thinking approach that’s committed to sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives, Hotel L’Apogee sources 50% of its entire electricity consumption from hydropower. With LED light bulbs, locally produced food, and sustainably-focused suppliers, this eco-conscious ski hotel also facilitates initiatives to reduce material waste with regular material donations to charities, including the Red Cross in Moutiers.

Cervo Mountain Resort, Zermatt, Switzerland

A sustainable Swiss alpine retreat

Cervo Mountain Resort is proudly affiliated with the Responsible Hotels of Switzerland, with several initiatives and partnerships driven by socially conscious practices. Working closely with local suppliers from the region to conserve resources and support local businesses, Cervo holds the IBEX Fairstay sustainability label, partnering with a wider collective that is wholly committed to sustainability in the accommodation industry.

With 99% of all energy consumption efficiently covered by their integrated energy and heat recovery system, Cervo aims to be 100% CO2 neutral.

Chalet del Sogno, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

Family-run boutique hotel with a sustainable ethos

This Italian ski chalet offers a luxury getaway in the stunning Madonna di Campiglio. Built in line with the principles of bio-architecture, this eco-conscious ski hotel has an accredited eco-label certification to attest to its commitment to sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Chalet del Sogno uses geothermal energy to thermally and acoustically insulate the hotel.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC, Canada

Exceptional ski hotel at the base of Blackcomb Mountain

Fairmont Chateau, in Whistler, BC, is a luxury ski hotel in Canada that implements numerous eco-friendly initiatives. Fairmont Chateau has curated a sustainable ski retreat, with eco-driven initiatives that span the breadths of the hotel’s services and infrastructure. These include:

  • Recycling and donation initiative for discarded soap and bottled products
  • Rooftop bee hives for pollination of the area in summer
  • In-room recycling, LED lighting and water-saving showerheads
  • Regional, organic, Fairtrade and sustainably sourced food wherever possible
  • Organic waste recycling initiative
  • Compostable straws

 

Hotel Valsana, Arosa, Switzerland

A charming luxury lakeside retreat

Hotel Valsana is a true pioneer in the field of eco-conscious ski hotels. The luxury hotel is 100% CO2 neutral, with an optimised infrastructure that invests in efficient energy uses across the entire hotel framework. This includes using geothermal energy and heat recovery via a revolutionary ice thermal storage system. This means the hotel can deliver heating and cooling throughout the entire infrastructure without using fuel or electric heating.

The innovative temperature converter, known as the ‘ice battery’, is central to the hotel’s environmentally friendly model. Hotel Valsana not only offers a luxury ski retreat nestled amongst the stunning Swiss mountains, but the hotel is also able to achieve carbon offsetting through robust sustainable initiatives, making this remarkable ski hotel a leading visionary for sustainable skiing.

Chetzeron, Crans Montana, Switzerland

Purpose-built eco-friendly hotel with staggering mountain views

Built on the foundations of an environmentally friendly approach, Chetzeron is proudly referred to as a sustainable building. Nestled amongst the mountains in Switzerland, the building is built from locally recovered stone and oak. The building sets a standard for cutting-edge energy management with 50m² of solar panels contributing to their energy efficiency and thermal insulation. With a heat recovery system and pellet boiler that generates 80% of the thermal energy needed by the building, The Cherterzon has incredibly low energy consumption, qualifying for the Minergie P.

The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland

5-star luxury hotel with eco-driven initiatives

The Alpine Gstaad is an upstanding sustainable figure in the luxury hotel space. Officially recognised as an organisation that conducts sustainable practices in its daily operations, the Alpina Gstaad was awarded the EarthCheck Gold Certification after a rigorous five-year process. Other environmentally sustainable initiatives include partaking in Climeworks, an organisation whose sole aim is to mitigate the carbon impact of ski resort cable cars. The Alpina regularly donates and partners with Climeworks to support efforts of CO2 capturing, to either store, filter or process the air to enable energy-efficient, carbon-neutral discoveries.

Hotel Hermitage, Cervinia, Italy

A sustainable retreat nestled under the Matterhorn

This stunning ski hotel, the Hotel Hermitage, is located in Cervinia, Italy, with a heavy focus on sustainability and renewable practices. Most notably, this sustainable ski hotel boasts two organic gardens, enabling the hotel to take a ‘km 0’ approach to sourcing food for its dishes, including organic vegetables, potatoes, herbs and flowers. Elsewhere the intelligent use of resources enables water to be collected from a natural spring, and sustainable energy use thanks to the hydroelectric systems and LED lamps.

Browse our entire collection of environmentally conscious ski hotels or get in touch with our team today to play your part in protecting our planet for years to come.

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