Posts Tagged ‘val d’isere’
Ski & Spa – Heaven!
What could be better than a nice soothing massage, to ease away the aches and pains away after the day on the slopes? In my opinion, not much and it seems that I’m not the only one. We are receiving more and more requests for clients looking for properties where there are spa facilities.
In France, many of the new self catered residences now offer such services as well as indoor heated swimming pools and hot tubs, popular choices are the Residence Les Chalets de Jouvence in Les Carroz and Résidence L’Orée des Cimes in Peisey-Vallandry.
There are also a couple of spa towns in France, which are also ski resorts such as St Gervais and Brides Les Bains, close to the 3 Valleys. The Thermes du St Gervais Les Bains and La Grand Spa des Alpes in Brides Les Bains offer a great choice of treatments which can be booked online prior to arrival in resort.
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 »
Looking for a change next season?
It can often be a habit for us winter sports fanatics to veer towards going on holiday to a well known and well advertised resort.
These big resorts, with the examples of Val d’Isère, Courchevel, St.Anton, Zermatt and Vail, are top places with excellent ski areas but some of their smaller neighboring resorts can also reveal very much hidden gems in both terrain and atmosphere. Small resorts doesn’t necessarily mean small ski area; take Les Coches or Peisey Vallandry in the Paradiski area, or St Martin de Belleville within Les 3 Vallées. Smaller resorts which do have a smaller ski area, such as Les Saisies or Chinaillon, tend to be less busy over peak times, which means less time in queues, more time on the slopes! It is also worth saying these lesser known destinations can be much friendlier on your wallet in terms of buying an après ski drink or going out for a meal and if it is quieter slopes during the peak periods you want, these may fit the bill.
Here’re a few examples of this type of resort and their main benefits along with some ideas for accommodation:
Top 10 Mountain Restaurants
As the days become longer, the temperatures slightly warmer & the terraces of mountain restaurants busier with skiers enjoying their well earned “steak frites” and beer, we thought we’d share with you our top 10 mountain restaurants across Europe & North America.1. Cloud Nine – Aspen
1. Cloud Nine – Aspen
Dine at 10,740 feet at Cloud Nine, the former Highlands Ski Patrol hut on Highlands Mountain. Chef Andreas Fischbacher and his staff prepare gourmet meals with a European flair including fantastic raclette & fondue and more unusual osso bucco of elk among other daily specials, all to be finished off with a healthy shot of schnapps or two! This is undoubtedly one of the best mountain restaurants we’ve ever experienced!