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SNO not only has a huge catalogue of luxury accommodation but has also collected the best brand new, high-end hotels opening this winter.

We have to start with this quote from SNO - a company dedicated to finding you winter sports lovers the perfect holiday in a top destination with the finest accommodation.

"If David Niven, yardstick of old-world charm and savoir faire, were still skiing today, he'd be staying in an exclusive ski hotel (though perhaps at the invitation of some glamorous European minor royal).

"Want a grand alpine lodging worthy of 007, but can't call Stephanie van Monaco to borrow her hotel?

"Peruse the finest selection of stylish luxury hotels in the world's most exclusive mountains."

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So, what makes a genuine luxury ski hotel?

It's so hard to know what you're doing over the internet, especially when the criteria for star-ratings varying from nation to nation.

We can't just take a 5* ranking at its word - and images can be so misleading.

Rely on globally-recognised awards, Michelin merits, personal reviews, and, of course, professionals such as Sno which has collected its luxury hotels very carefully.

Sno has the grand, old, classy hotels to modern and chic places.

It chooses its hotels on impressive architecture in the mountains, the best staff at every corner, a restaurant that's fully-booked, and the standard of the wellness facilities - so important during winter breaks.

Now we have an idea of what SNO will offer and that we trust its taste, let's get into it...

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New hotel openings for Winter 2018/19:

Le Refuge de Solaise, Val d'Isere.

Opening in December 2018, it's to be France's hotel at 2,551m.

A former cable car station has been renovated to create an impressive luxury spa hotel.

Located at the top of the Solaise Gondola, it's probably the nbest ski-in ski-out there can be.

Fresh tracks before breakfast?

34 rooms, three apartments and mega 360° views of one of the most famous ski areas in the world.

What beats the highest hotel in Europe? The highest penthouse of Le Refuge de Solaise.

The seven-bedroom penthouse accommodates up to sixteen people offering panoramic views, a gym and a cinema room.
 
Seven nights costs from £1,185pp on a B&B basis.

Includes Heathrow-Geneva flights with SWISS, shared transfers, based on two sharing.

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Hotel Daria-I Nor, Alpe d'Huez

This is a sister hotel to the award winning Koh-I Nor in Val Thorens.

The hotel is located in the Grandes Rousses Massif is opening this December 2018.

Each of the 45 rooms has a private balcony and you'll also find two restaurants, a spa with two pools, saunas and a hammam.

Seven nights available through SNO starts from £958pp.

This is on a half-board basis, and includes Gatwick-Chambery flights with Titan and shared transfers.

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CampZero, Champoluc

This hotel in Italy's Aosta Valley has recently opened and will host its first winter guests in December.

CampZero is a new five star eco resort that offers outdoor adventures paired with luxury and comfort.

It's situated just 600m from Champoluc and Frachey.
 
The 'eco resort' has been built with natural materials and is dedicated to preserving what is special about the mountains. 

The hotel has an internal rock climbing wall and ice climbing wall in winter, spa, sauna, steam room, pool and two restaurants.

Seven nights costs from £1,189pp on a B&B basis.

The price includes Gatwick-Turin flights with Titan and shared transfers.

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To find out more about the luxury hotels and their availability this season, visit Sno's website here.

On a different line, also new this winter is the Matterhorn Glacier Ride.

It's the World's Highest CS Railway and was built to improve the connection between Zermatt and Cervinia.

For that extra Zermatt pazzaz, Leitner Ropeways have partnered with Swarovski to create four 'Crystal Ride' cabins, which will be entirely encrusted in Swarovski crystals, with starry ceilings and glass floors.

Sno's job? To offer you luxury accommodation in the high-end resort:

How about Chalet Les Anges that sleeps 14, has a private spa and was crowned World's Best Ski Chalet in 2017.

Four nights available through SNO costs from £2,667pp (based on 14 sharing).

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