Waking up to views of towering Mont Blanc is a pretty magnificent way to start the day. With thick blankets of powder snow against rugged mountains and deep forests, it’s a scene you won’t be able to help falling in love with. But it has beauty and convenience, for the hotel is in an ideal spot for winter sport junkies who can’t wait to take to the slopes (a shuttle ride away) but who also need to luxuriate in comfort after the day’s exertions. Wannabe ski junkies can get up to speed quickly too – ski and snowboard lessons with a trained instructor are available.
Nira Montana in La Thuile, Italy. niramontana.com