Yeah, the local Best Western has a crowded pool and hot tub that will work. But if you want to take your ski resort pool hopping skills to the next level we have the list for you…
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa Interlaken – Switzerland
You might still be a bum for poaching, but you’ll definitely feel classy swimming in this place.
Matterhorn Focus Hotel – Switzerland
One night here might be equivalent to your ski bum’s season budget, so unless you find a sugar mama (or daddy), definitely sharpen your pool hopping skills for this place.
Leukerbad Spa – Switzerland
Any nagging poacher’s guilt will disappear thanks to Leukerbad’s medicinal spring waters – enjoyed by visitors since Roman times in the 2nd century A.D.
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Kulm Hotel St. Moritz – Switzerland
St. Moritz became a popular winter destination in 1864 when Kulm Hotel owner, Johannes Badrutt, made a bet with summer guests that December weather would be so good they could sun on the hotel’s terrace; if not, he would cover the cost of their vacation. He won. So if you’re ski bum identity isn’t discovered after a dip in the pool, venture onto the deck for some tanning action and celebrity mingling.
The Green Leaf Niseko – Japan
The “onsen” (hot spring) is fed by a clear mineral spring that emerges from the ground at 127F (53C) and is cooled to about 104F (40C) – deemed the perfect temperature for the body to benefit from the healing natural salts.
Copperhill Mountain Lodge – Sweden
Located in Northern Sweden at Åre Ski Area. Getting there might take awhile, so you better hope not to get caught.
La Grande Roche, Courchevel – France
This chalet pool has a swing. Enough said.
Portillo – Chile
Assuming you bummed your way to South America for two consecutive winter seasons, just make sure to take a shower before hopping into this incredible slopeside pool.
Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs – Canada
Snap a photo of yourself here and your parents might not begrudge you for your ski bum lifestyle.
Bagni di Bormio Spa Resort, Bormio – Italy
Two time host to the Alpine World Ski championships, Bormio has been a spa town since Roman times. Even Leonardo da Vinci poached their pools in 1493.
The Alpina Dolomites Hotel – Italy
Despite being slopeside to the Dolomiti Superski circuit – the biggest in the Alps, with 12 connected resorts and 758 miles of pistes – you might never want to leave if you manage to get into this pool.