Posts Tagged ‘luxury ski holidays’
10 Ski Bucket List Experiences in Europe
The last couple of years have taught us just how important travel is for the soul. We all need a break from the everyday. The delight in being somewhere new, admiring spectacular scenery, sampling new food and exploring different terrain on your skis shouldn’t be underestimated.
With this is mind, we’ve put together a bucket list of top ski experiences in our European programme.
1. Marvel at the Mighty Matterhorn (Zermatt, Switzerland)
You’ve seen photos of this iconic mountain but have you seen it in the flesh? It really is as spectacular as it looks. Zermatt is a picture perfect resort and works well for skiers and non-skiers alike. The best views are from the top of the Gornergrat mountain railway at 3100m.Read the rest of this entry »
The Best Ski Hotels for Wellness
Soothing spa treatments, hot tubs with a view, a dip in a heated outdoor pool. Is there a better way to round off a day on the slopes? No luxury ski hotel would be complete without the finest wellness facilities – your après-ski sanctuary set against majestic mountain scenery.
If rejuvenation and restoration are key components of your next ski holiday, our Ski Specialists have put together their essential guide to the best ski hotels for wellness this winter.Read the rest of this entry »
Gstaad – A Picture Postcard Destination
For decades, the rich and famous have been flocking to the picture postcard Swiss resort of Gstaad. With exceptional levels of hospitality and a spectacular choice of luxury hotels, it’s no wonder that this charming village has been a long time haunt for the elite. Famous guests and residents have included Julie Andrews, Brigitte Bardot and none other than Mr Bond himself, Roger Moore. Look beyond the designer boutiques (of which there are plenty) and you’ll find that underneath the glitz and glamour, Gstaad is at its heart a traditional farming community with an extremely warm heart.
10 of the Best Luxury Ski Escapes this winter with Ski Independence
It takes a special blend of ingredients to create an unforgettable luxury ski escape. Beautiful surroundings, luxurious facilities, first-class service and outstanding food – to name but a few.
That said, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to luxury ski holidays. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway in an alpine village or an action-packed break in a lively resort, it’s all about finding the perfect 5-star ski holiday for you.
Why not take a look at our pick of the best luxury ski escapes this winter for a little inspiration?
Hotel W, Verbier
Best for: urban decor and stylish après ski.
The Best Ski Hotels Money Can Buy
Finding the right place to stay is one of the crucial ingredients in creating the perfect ski holiday; that’s why Ski Independence visit all of the properties we offer. We take the time to carefully hand-pick the very best ski hotels and residences in every resort that we feature, and every one has been experienced by one of our team of Ski Specialists. Below you’ll find our selection of the best unashamed 5-star luxury ski hotels from around the world, from unique family-run hideaways and beautiful home-from-home retreats, to the best-known global hotel brands. Needless to say, all offer outstanding surroundings, impeccable service and world-class dining, leisure and wellness facilities.
Fairmont Banff Springs
It may be the obvious choice, but just look at this place – the Fairmont Banff Springs is one of the most iconic hotels in North America! Read the rest of this entry »
Insider’s Guide to The Chedi Andermatt
In December, I was lucky enough to stay at the Chedi Andermatt and have to say I was utterly blown away by this hotel. What an amazing experience it was! For our clients who want the very best money can buy, this hotel ticks all the boxes.
Royal Honeymoon Ski Destinations
As the world celebrates the Royal engagement and bets are put on when it’s going to be and what colour hat the Queen will be wearing, we’re more interested in where William and Kate might go on honeymoon!
If it’s a March wedding, as some are predicting, then what’s not to say that they won’t take to the slopes. Both William and Kate are avid skiers, and whilst Klosters is their usual resort of choice, we thought that for their honeymoon they might choose somewhere a bit different.
Here are our royal ski honeymoon suggestions: Read the rest of this entry »
Going the extra mile
Following five successful seasons, Ski Independence Concierge will be back for the 2010/11 season, providing clients with the ultimate pre-departure service.
We are delighted to now offer over 60 Ski Independence Concierge properties throughout North America and Europe. Booking a Concierge property entitles guests to a complimentary pre-departure Concierge service which include making restaurant reservations, booking private instruction and activities such as dog sledding and hot air ballooning or organising the ultimate spa day. The properties in this group aim to meet the increasing demand from clients looking for those little extras that can make a great holiday even better! Whether guests are looking for a leisurely break or they are die-hard skiers/boarders, a family group or parties including non skiers, our ‘Concierge’ properties offer a level of luxury and an abundance of activities within the Concierge resorts to suit all tastes.
New ‘Concierge’ additions for 2010/11 include a luxury newcomer to the Breckenridge portfolio, One Ski Hill Place and the elegant Grand Hotel des Alpes in Chamonix.
One Ski Hill Place is an elegant, brand new lodging, in an enviable position at the base of the Peak 8. Imagine after a heart-pounding day on the slopes, unwinding with a tranquil massage, breathing easily through a relaxing steam and finishing the day with a well-mixed cocktail in the après-ski lounge! One Ski Hill Place joins Blue Sky and Crystal Peak Lodge in offering a new level of style and luxury to Breckenridge.