It is said they contain the memory of the world. Irascible, marvelous, silent yet somehow eloquent, glaciers are stewards of ancient secrets. We would do well to treat them with respect while we have the chance, to appreciate that even to walk upon their surface is a rare and exquisite privilege.
Breathe in the icy air, ski, stroll amidst the drifts, unplug and steep yourself in the mountain atmosphere. Here are twelve warm, welcoming Relais & Châteaux properties in Europe’s peaks and valleys, offering sparkling winter days and nights.
Set outside under different skies, the terraces of the world open up a destination to us, with sometimes grand and celebrated views. Take our hand and explore these ten terraces—from New York to the French Riviera, the Cappadocia to the Caribbean.