- Airbnb Plus is a new premium tier of homes on the platform, offering properties that have been verified in person against a 100+ point quality checklist
- While Karuizawa in Japan is revealed as the top trending ski destination this winter with growth of 444%, European resorts remain popular
With ski season in full swing, Airbnb today reveals Plus Homes in popular European ski destinations that are now available to book for the first time ever this winter.
High quality, design-conscious Plus homes, with hosts known for great reviews and attention to detail, have been visited in person for a 100+ point quality inspection to ensure guests’ comfort, giving skiers added peace of mind this winter season.
Families can discover sprawling homes and wooden chalets in France’s Saint-Jean de Sixt, close to the slopes with local amenities for a stress-free break with the kids, while big groups can enjoy chalets with views of Mont Blanc such as this Skiers’ Paradise in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains. For couples hoping to hit the slopes around Valentines Day, there are numerous romantic, cosy Plus homes such as an alpine apartment in Essert-Romand, or this cosy mountain lodge in Portes du Soleil.
While Karuizawa in Japan is revealed as the top trending ski destination globally this winter, with growth of 444% bookings, Italian resorts remain popular and rank within the top 10*:
Karuizawa, Japan (444%)
Zhangjiakou, China (217%)
Great Smoky Mountains, TN (207%)
Lombardy Mountains, Italy (186%)
San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina (186%)
Poconos, PA (179%)
Whitefish, MT (171%)
Apennine Mountains, Italy (170%)
Eastern Townships, Canada (166%)
Snowy Mountains, Australia (165%)
No matter what the ski-cation this season, there is something for every skier on Airbnb Plus. Here are just a few examples of Airbnb Plus homes now available in European ski destinations for the first time this winter:
Skiers’ Paradise Facing Mont Blanc, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
All homes in this press release are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse these listings or any other homes on the platform.
*Based on global internal Airbnb data for YoY growth for bookings made for 2019 as of January 4, 2019 versus 2018 as of January 4, 2018 in ski destinations (as defined by having the most listings with ski in the description).