Spinning through the snow – ski & casino resorts

Ski for the day, then play the night away at the casino in these top destinations A job at a casino guarantees that there’s never a dull moment. Occasionally our support agents double as agony aunts and travel consultants, as was the case with this query: “I’d really love a skiing break this holiday season but my husband isn’t interested; he’d rather just gamble away at a casino. I don’t know what to do… money is no object. What would you suggest?” We decided to join forces with support and the VIP team in looking up some destinations that combine the best of both worlds for this player and her hubby. Just another day at the office, then… which one would you pick for your break?

USA – Lake Tahoe Resort, Nevada

Lake Tahoe has it all – top-notch accommodation, numerous spas for unwinding after a day at the slopes of Squaw Valley or Northstar, and several 24/7 casinos with hundreds of slots to keep the other half entertained.

France – Casino de Saint-Gervais

Yes, there are giant casinos (with accompanying throngs of people) in Chamonix, Megève and near Courchevel, but those wishing to have a more quiet break will head to St. Gervais-Les-Bains where one will find the majestic Rhone Alps, two alpine spas and a small casino with a selection of casino games.

Switzerland – Casino St. Moritz

St. Moritz is a jet-set destination for both some serious skiing and après-ski gambling. Michelin-star restaurant? Check. Highest-altitude casino in Europe? Check. 88 runs and 350 km of pistes? You got it.

Austria - Casino Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel comes with 60 runs including the World Cup-famous Streif, 170 km of pistes and 450 hectares of skiable terrain. The casino, then, is located in an ancient (built in 1274) hotel in the city centre.

Germany – Spielbank Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Winter sports fans may be familiar with the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen…. Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitzeat, offers 17 runs of which 59% are advanced, and 49 hectares of skiable terrain with plenty of off-piste skiing. The casino is great for slots fans as there are 170 machines (and if those ever start to seem dull, you can always log in to play Euro Palace slots from your mobile!)

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