In our opinion, you can experience luxury without spending a fortune – provided you are treated exceptionally well in an outstanding place. When you are looking for luxury, be sure to choose somewhere that provides these top five must-haves to make your stay, well, luxurious!
1. Arrive in style or book an all-day heli-ski day
Planning the ski trip of a lifetime? Want to go all out? Why not look at helicopter airport transfers for the ultimate James Bond Arrival. Many resorts have their own altiport and many companies offer transfers to these aerodromes. For a truly exceptional day out why not book yourself a heli-ski day and go off-piste with experienced tour guides.
2. Choose a catered ski chalet
Most catered ski chalets will have their own Chalet Host and Chalet Chef as a minimum, throughout the duration of your stay. The more luxury you look for, the more staff you’ll have. A Chalet Host will look after you, clean the chalet every day, provide fresh towels, and even top up your drink! A Chalet Chef is even better as the Chef (depending on company) will usually produce top quality food and you’ll experience fine dining right in the comfort of your temporary holiday home. You’ll be able to enjoy your skiing or snowboarding holiday without worrying about making dinner reservations or cooking for the evening.
3. Spa/fitness facilities
After an active day on the slopes, you’ll want to put your feet up, maybe soak in a hot tub, or immerse yourself in a sauna. Many Chalets have hot tubs but a luxury chalet will set itself apart with a sauna, massage room, indoor swimming pool and even fitness rooms. For those seeking luxury, relaxation and tranquillity, these facilities are a definite must-have.
4. Absolute comfort and luxury décor
It is popular for many chalets to combine traditional alpine décor with contemporary interior designs. Luxury chalets will accentuate this theme, winning awards and appearing like beautiful, exclusive show homes. When you arrive at a ski chalet that seems to have jumped out of a home & interior design magazine, you know you’ve arrived at luxury.
Spending a week in alpine luxury without spending a fortune isn’t an impossibility; there are some beautiful catered chalets at affordable prices across the Alps. Meribel and the Three Valleys are ideal resorts to begin your luxury search.
5. Ski apparel to make your friends green with envy!
Skiers and snowboarders love to look good on the slopes, just about as much as they love to have the best and latest in ski tech. A young entrepreneur from Jersey, Channel Islands is soon to launch the much talked about Linkpro Explorer 1 helmet, goggles and accessories. The helmet is primarily for safety but also combines the added functionality of headphone, volume control buttons and a voice controller. Keeping in contact with your friends and family while out on the slopes will never be the same again.
Anne Wooley is Owner at Ski Cuisine.