Having had a look at the many web cams that are now available to view, early conditions are looking very promising, so much so that many of the higher resorts will open this weekend (22nd Nov) for business. This is an exciting time for one and all in the ski industry and for our many clients who will be heading out to the Alps in the next few months. The following list are some ideas you may want to bolt onto your trip if you have already booked or if you have not why not consider trying one or two.
HIRE A PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR OR GUIDE
To really get the most out of your skiing, whether on piste or off! The advantages will far outstrip the cost as you will see immediate improvements. For off-piste skiers having a guide means you will not only be safer you will ski untracked powder all day. Besides, you will not have to wait in any lift queues and finding the best places to have a good lunch wont be a problem either.
For help in booking a private instructor or guide, just give us a call.
GET YOUR KIDS ON THE SLOPES
Skiing with your children is one of life’s real treats. Often we get asked what age should my child start skiing, well we say 3 ½ is probably the earliest. The progression is amazingly quick when children start early. There are many excellent ski schools in resorts which are child friendly, so again just call us and we can point you in the right direction.
STAY IN A LUXURY CHALET
Having developed a website totally dedicated to the top end of the chalet market, choosing a luxury chalet in your favourite resort could not be easier. Whether you want a private hot tub, swimming pool, chauffeur, chef, butler, heli-pad, ski guide…, it’s all possible! Simply go to www.alpineluxurychalets.com
STAY IN A BOUTIQUE HOTEL
It is quite staggering the rate at which many hotels have reinvented themselves. Most resorts now have such amazing hotels from the small and luxury, yet traditional style hotel to the modern chic minimalistic, let’s say more urban in style for the young and hip. We have our favourites to suit all styles so why not tap into our knowledge before you next book your Alpine hotel.
TRY A SKI WEEKEND
You can’t beat the Buzz of a quick fix in the Alps. We have been organising ski weekends for over 20 years now and know all the short cuts to finding something quickly and easily for you. Not all resorts are suitable but there are many little gems that we know of that work well. Call us if you are thinking of a ski weekend.
SKI IN THE FOLLOWING RESORTS
Most of our clients like the big ski resorts which tick every possible box, so no surprises there, however, if you have not tried these resorts we recommend you do –
ITALY – Ski in any of the resorts in the Sella Ronda, we also recommend Madonna di Campiglio.
SWITZERLAND – Engelberg, Laax, Lenzerheide, Grimentz and Zinal.
AUSTRIA – Lech and Kitzbuhel
FRANCE – St Martin de Belleville, Serre Chevalier, Ste Foy and Valmorel.
GRAB YOURSELF A LATE DEAL
If you are looking to book something last minute we have the best search engine on the planet. In fact booking a last minute catered chalet package holiday could not be easier and we guarantee huge savings to some fabulous chalets in some of the best resorts in the world. Simply keep an eye on our “CHALET DEALS” tab. Deals start to roll in about 4 weeks before you want to travel.
So as we look forward to another fun filled ski season we are on hand to find you some exciting ski ideas for your next ski holiday. Simply call us, as we do love to chat all things ski or simply send us an enquiry.
Happy skiing from all of us at Alpine Answers