Three up-and-coming ski destinations for 2019:

“My clients love Switzerland for impeccable service, incredible food, and beautiful scenery – but most of all, the Swiss people. Andermatt, a lesser-known ski village, checks all the boxes for a luxury ski destination with its Chedi Andermatt hotel [pictured above]. Virtuoso tour operator Alpine Adventures ensures that your gear is taken care of – all you have to do is show up and hit the slopes.” – Stacy Hart, Boca Raton, Florida

Hakuda, Japan. [Photo: Getty Images]
Japan is a wonderful destination that not many Americans have discovered yet. I recently suggested it to travelers who are avid skiers, and we settled on Hakuba for the deep powder and Niseko for off-piste skiing. Remote Lands, a Virtuoso tour operator, has a beautiful 13-day itinerary featuring both areas, plus other Japan highlights for touring on your off days.” – Vicki Upchurch, Basalt, Colorado

A downhill run with a view at Lake Tahoe. [Photo: Jim Veilleux/Getty Images]
Tahoe is an awakening giant, thanks to its nightlife, the beautiful lake, and the Reno airport just a 30-minute drive away. Plus, it’s experiencing a luxury renaissance, with multimillion-dollar development projects. Travelers enjoy hot spots such as Lake Tahoe AleWorX for beer and wine, and the Y neighborhood, where a former factory outlet mall has given way to hip restaurants and bars.” – Vickie Love Greenlee, Ridgeland, Mississippi

[Top Photo: Courtesy Chedi Andermatt]