Updated: Apr 11
Now that the new year is upon us, many exciting vacation possibilities and a new sense of freedom is awaiting us. The worst of the pandemic is over, and the gloomy last years have taken a back seat.
While it is still cold, we can either embrace the beautiful season of winter with lavish ski trips or chase the sun to exotic paradises. If you want to get ahead of your travel plans and explore different possibilities with friends or family for this year, Abeona is happy to provide you with some getaway inspiration. In our 2023 winter vacation guide, we have summarised our favourite winter destinations (or check out this guide for our top 5 warm destinations). Explore our meticulously curated guide of places that we have personally selected, screened and visited to be able to recommend them to our valued clients wholeheartedly.
Abeona values its close family of clients and invites you on a short journey to get to know this year’s most desirable winter destinations that you might want to explore this year.
Sonora Island, British Columbia
We often travel far and abroad to explore the beauty of nature in foreign countries when there is indeed rich and abundant beauty in our homeland, Canada. If you are looking for some luxurious wilderness, far away from all the hustle and bustle, we can recommend a visit to Sonora Island.
Sonora Island is nestled in the heart of the Outer Islands of the Discovery Islands archipelago in British Columbia. It is remote, close to Vancouver Island and features the Thurston Bay Marine Provincial Park, which can be accessed and explored by boat. Since the island has only two accommodation possibilities, it offers privacy and exclusivity to all its selected visitors.
The Sonora Resort is one of the two designated accommodations on Sonora Island. The exclusive resort is a member of the Relais & Châteaux family and offers an impeccable 5* resort stay. Culinary excellence, ecologically sustainable adventures in the surrounding nature and specialty therapies at the Island Currents Spa seek to soothe and revitalize body and mind.
Abeona is specialized in Canadian private jet travel, which is why we can offer you an excellent and comfortable journey to British Columbia with seamless transport to the Sonora Resort. Our favourite way to travel to the Sonora Resort is a helicopter ride from Vancouver that takes only 50 minutes and offers extraordinary scenery during the flight.
Aspen, Colorado, US
Aspen defies the ordinary. This destination is no secret among Northern Americans, but that doesn't take away from its beauty, broad activities and remarkable landscape. With many luxurious rental possibilities and a countless selection of amazing restaurants, Aspen is a wonderful all-year-round destination. In “good snow years,” Aspen becomes a winter wonderland and sports paradise for snowboarders and ski enthusiasts. From late November through April, you can plan your ski trip to Aspen.
The four world-class ski terrains, the Aspen Highlands, the Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and Buttermilk, offer different difficulty grades for all levels of winter athletes.
Our favourite resorts in Aspen are the Hotel Jerome, the Little Nell and the St. Regis Resort. All three resorts are beacons of astonishing service and offer great access to the gondolas and the lifts. If you are planning to travel to Aspen with friends or family, be sure to explore some of the beautiful and exclusive Airbnbs as well.
Abeona will be at your disposal to advise you on private jet travel to Aspen.
St. Moritz, Switzerland
For all our Europe enthusiasts, the destination of St. Moritz in beautiful Switzerland can not be excluded from our favourite winter destinations list. St. Moritz offers an eclectic mix of cultural, historical and luxurious aspects of winter holidays in Europe. It's the place to be when it comes to winter vacation and winter sports for Europe’s elite.
There are astonishing hotels and resorts that you can stay at in St. Moritz that just have this special, authentic European feel to them.
The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel dates back to 1896 and has views of the St. Moritz Lake. Furthermore, the Carlton Hotel is another favourite of ours; that is a palace-like resort with impeccably furnished rooms that feature European antiquities. The Carlton Hotel has views of St. Moritz Lake as well, and the hotel is close to the Art Museum Segantini.
Lastly, we acknowledge our clients that chase the sun all year round instead of packing up their ski equipment. We have you covered!
The Caribbean, be it the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, the Caymans, or St. Lucia, is a wonderful destination when the winter in North America makes us dream about the turquoise sea and palm trees. The different selections of islands and islets are scenic destinations that are best travelled between December and April.
Let us introduce you to the unique possibilities that a vacation in the Caribbean encompasses and how Abeona can assist you in meticulously curating your jet or yacht charter to explore the Caribbean.
Your Upcoming Winter Holiday
As Canada’s boutique travel solutions provider, Abeona will be delighted to consult you on your upcoming winter vacation. We are specialized in tailoring unique and once-in-a-lifetime aviation and private yacht experiences for our clients.
Whether you are looking to fly a specific flight route by private jet or helicopter within Canada or the US or to charter a yacht in the Caribbean, we pride ourselves in planning and executing unique and premium travel experiences for our clients, their families, friends or business associates.
Reach out to Abeona’s concierge specialists to discuss your 2023 winter vacation, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.