For a cosy yet luxurious mountain lodge feel, look no further than the Portetta. This excellent hotel is the epitome of rustic chic, decorated throughout with warm wood, stone and comfy furnishings.
At the heart is the huge lounge area, which is full of plush sofas, soft lighting and quirky features – including a collection of stuffed animals that were rescued from a local museum when it closed down. The roaring log fire completes the theme.
Next door, the cosiness continues in the bar and Cucina Angelina restaurant, which serves a simple yet delicious Italian/French menu designed by famed British chef Angelina Hartnett.
Come après time, the outdoor Fire & Ice terrace becomes the go-to place in 1650. Here, oversized sofas covered in furry throws are gathered around fire pits, and shots are served in glasses made of ice. There’s often live music too.
If peace and quiet is more your thing, you can head down to the wellness area to spend some time in the sauna, hammam and relaxation room.
As for the rooms, they continue the luxe lodge theme, with dark wood, marble bathrooms and high-quality furnishings.
And when you’re ready to hit the piste, you can ski right from the hotel to the lifts.
All rooms have a flatscreen TV, hairdryer and safe.
Twin or double room - sleeps 1-2: valley-facing room with a double bed or twin beds, private bath and WC.
Twin or double room - sleeps 1-2: double bed or twin beds, private bath, WC and balcony overlooking the piste.
Twin or double room - sleeps 3-4 (max 3 adults): double bed or twin beds, bunk beds, private bath and WC.