Welcome all lovers of luxe. This ultra high-end, toy-looking town made of chalets attracts an international crowd that’s ready to indulge in all its Alpine exclusivity. While the skiing is just fine as Gstaad is located at a lower altitude in comparison to other European ski towns, the scene simply can’t be topped. Gstaad is the perfect destination for those who like to ski, but love to aprés-ski. If that sounds like you, then you’ve found your little slice of upscale, wintery heaven.
Pro tip: whether staying at the Palace or not, you haven’t been to Gstaad until you’ve seen the Palace lobby.
Gstaad Palace, The Alpina, Le Grand Bellevue, Ultima, and Park Gstaad
Cappuccino (lunch), La Bagatelle, Chesery, Megu, Gildo’s, Le Grand Restaurant, Le Grill, Leonard’s Cellar
Snoasis, The Eagle Club (members only), Refuge l’Espace, Mojo
Gstaad Palace Bar, GreenGo (night club), The Bar at The Bellevue