When it comes time to take a vacation, the general consensus is to pack up your bikini or board shorts and head to a tropical paradise. This is 100% understandable since there is nothing quite like sipping on mojitos while you get a nice bronzed tan from the radiating sun. If you’re up for a real adventure though, the best thing to do is head to the snow-covered mountains. 

There are so many mountain homes for rent around the world that are decked out in style and will leave you feeling cozy, refreshed, and ready to conquer the world when it’s time to head back to work. Anyone considering passing on the beach vacay in favor of a mountain getaway should check out the top 5 mountain resort destinations in the world. 

Sparkling Hill Resort, British Columbia

As one of the top snowboarding and skiing destinations in the world, Canada’s British Columbia is home to TONS of mountain resorts and cabins. The surrounding area is rustic and rugged, but the interior of Sparkling Hill has an air of elegance that sets it apart from other mountain resorts. 

It’s not just the sleek furniture or impressive architecture that gives off an elegant vibe; the indoor pool has a ceiling that is comprised entirely of Swarovski crystals, giving the illusion of a starry night sky. When you need a break from the snow and cold weather, you’ll have complete access to the aromatherapy sauna, steam room, and aqua meditation room. 

Four Seasons Resort, Wyoming

Four Seasons is a household name, but you’ve probably never experienced one quite like the one in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This Four Seasons sits at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain, surrounded by the stunningness of the Grand Teton Mountain Range. You definitely won’t experience even one second of boredom with access to helicopter rides, spa services, and outdoor sports of every kind. 

Wildflower Hall, Himalayas

You won’t see anything quite like the views surrounding Wildflower Hall, which is a mountain resort situated in the heart of the Himalayas. This resort is nothing short of a fairy tale with antique furnishings on the inside and lush green forests on the out. This is certainly not a skiing or snowboarding destination since it is near Shimla, India, but instead you can fill your time with rafting, hiking, and trekking. 

Explora Patagonia, Chile

This next one is not for the faint of heart. Explora Patagonia in Chile has it all, from plunging mountains to powerful rivers. The views around the resort are enough to take your breath away. The best way to experience them is by taking a ride on horseback with the local gauchos. 

The Little Nell, Aspen

Aspen, Colorado has no shortage of mountain resorts; it is one of the top destinations for mountain-loving vacationers from around the world. The Little Nell is the most luxurious of them all and has made it on the America’s Best Mountain Resort list several times. The ski-to-door access is a huge draw of Little Nell, but so are the swanky rooms featuring gas fireplaces and plush bedding.