When it comes to ski holidays, Switzerland has something of a reputation as the playground of the rich and famous. Whether this is down to its cinematic appearances (Heidi, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), its clientele (the Beckhams being one recent example), its stunning, majestic scenery or its prestige (St. Moritz has played host to ski holidays since 1864), it’s hard to say. Whatever the reason, the Swiss Alps are the location of choice for the skiing connoisseur. As a result of this, there is a healthy supply of luxury ski chalets available in any of the top-name Swiss resorts. For those who have never experienced a luxury ski holiday, a luxury ski chalet typically comes with a personal chef, a full-range of technological treats (iPods, HD TVs) and mod-cons (saunas, hot tubs) and a chauffeur. Chaperones may be available to escort children to ski school if on a family ski holiday and plenty more besides depending on your requirements. Think of it as staying in a 5 star hotel where you’re allowed to raid the fridge. St. Moritz is one of the headline Swiss ski resorts, having not only been open since 1864, but having hosted the Winter Olympics in both 1928 and 1948, whilst Zermatt offers the most spectacular scenery, sitting as it does in the shadow of the imposing grandeur of the Matterhorn mountain. At a close second, Saas Fee offers 13 peaks reaching 4,000 metres above sea level for some more outstanding scenery. In the sort of surroundings that only the Swiss Alps can offer, and with a long and prestigious history of providing for the rich and famous, whichever resort you end up in will turn a group ski holiday into a luxury ski holiday. Nick Lewis writes for Eclipse Ski, a Brighton based ski holidays agency. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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