Author Archive for Dan Frith

Dan Frith is the Owner of SkiBoutique and SunBoutique. SkiBoutique was founded in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength. SunBoutique opened its doors for business in 2019. Dan specialises in high-end, luxury ski chalets in the Alps and luxury villas in several locations around the Mediterranean. Dan also ski guides in Zermatt, his winter home. Dan spends his summers in Mallorca so it’s fair to say he has his finger on the pulse of both winter and summer destinations. Dan is very much hands on with his clients and quite a few have become close friends. Dan is always looking for new properties that meet the high bar he has set for both winter and summer accommodation.

5 great rides in Mallorca

5 great rides in Mallorca

Cycling is big business in Mallorca and is actively encouraged, promoted and supported by the Mallorquins.
6 of our favourite Mallorcan restaurants

6 of our favourite Mallorcan restaurants

Mallorca has it all, 262 beaches washed by the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterannean, picture perfect villages in stunning mountain locations
5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

5 car-free Swiss ski resorts

Here are five Swiss villages that might just make you consider a car-free ski trip.
Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Zermatt is the highest resort in Europe and its highest lift station tops out at just under 4,000 metres. At this height some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness typically occurs only above 2,500 metres, So clearly 4,000 metres is well above the comfort zone. You can get altitude sickness if you travel to
Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

Top 5 Alpine chalets with private cinemas

The facilities in the most luxurious chalets are pretty impressive. Wine Caves, Heated Indoor Pools, State Of The Art Gymnasiums, Heli Pads, Mini Nightclubs with sprung dance floors, the list goes on. One provision that any self respecting luxury chalet must have is a home cinema. Cosying up after dinner with the family to watch
Top 5 après ski bars in Val d'Isere

Top 5 après ski bars in Val d'Isere

Après ski bars can become legendary venues in any given resort. Given the nature of employment in the ski season, the best bars attract a regular cast of characters, ski bums, seasonaires, ex-pats and residents who are loving the vibe of a lively bar with a reputation for being the place to see and be
7 reasons this is the most expensive chalet in the Alps

7 reasons this is the most expensive chalet in the Alps

Here at SkiBoutique we are rightly proud of the properties we present. We set the bar high in the selection process and rightly so after all we’ve positioned ourselves as providers of the very best luxury chalets that the Alps have to offer. Even so, occasionally a property will come along that is exceptional in
5 delicious après ski drinks suggestions

5 delicious après ski drinks suggestions

Après ski, those magical hours when a day to remember on the slopes is suitably complimented by the social activities and entertainments that follows. You have waited all year for the afternoons to roll into the evenings when you can reflect on a fabulous day on the mountain and indulge in your favourite après ski
5 things to do in Palma de Mallorca

5 things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Since the advent of mass tourism in the 1950s, Palma has been transformed into a tourist destination. This has contributed to a huge change in the city’s traditions, its language, and its economic power. The boom in tourism has caused Palma to grow significantly. In 1960, Mallorca received 500,000 visitors, in 1997 it received more
Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

Top 5 mountain restaurants in the Trois Vallee

One thing is certain, if you spend any amount of time on the slopes at altitude, you’re going to develop a healthy apetite. With that in mind, you’d want to find the perfect spot for lunch. If you’re skiing in the Trois Vallee area, here are five suggestions you might like to try. I’ve lunched
5 top Mallorca wedding venues

5 top Mallorca wedding venues

In today’s secular times, when traditional religious ceremonies have fallen like dominoes, weddings have increasingly become ad hoc affairs. My brother married his betrothed on a beach in Koh Tao. They made their own vows and rituals to make it meaningful to themselves and the friends and relatives who attended. The ceremony ended in a
5 stunning Mallorcan villas with a pool

5 stunning Mallorcan villas with a pool

You may not know it but Mallorca has 262 beaches, so in theory you could book a luxury villa anywhere on the island and be within a short distance of a beach and the shimmering azure waters of the Mediterranean. But get real for a minute, why would you not want a pool with your
5 fun things to do in Mallorca

5 fun things to do in Mallorca

Mallorca really does have it all. With no less than 262 beaches to choose from with a total length of 50 km, Mallorca boasts an amazingly diverse coastline to gladden the heart of every beach lover. Deserted calas, white sandy family beaches or rocky bays… take your pick. Then there’s the Sierra Tramuntana, a spectacular
Top 5 ski resorts for Michelin-starred restaurants

Top 5 ski resorts for Michelin-starred restaurants

Like a moth to a flame, restauranteurs are inclined to go where the money is. It makes sound business sense. There’s no point opening a swish establishment and employing a top rated chef if the clientele isn’t there to support the venture. It’s no surprise then that most of the Michelin starred restaurants happened to
Wow! A £25 million luxury ski chalet for £700 per night!

Wow! A £25 million luxury ski chalet for £700 per night!

Sounds too good to be true? That’s because it is. But these are the type of listings you will now find frequently on well known globally trusted accommodation web sites. It’s a growing problem in our industry. Alongside these fake listings on authoritative booking sites there also a number of phoney websites sprouting up on
And the winner is... the 2020 World Ski Awards

And the winner is... the 2020 World Ski Awards

Every year the ski industry get’s into a tizzy as the results of the 2020 World Ski Awards are eagerly awaited and announced. In an industry that has an absolute plethora of fabulous luxury ski chalets and hotels situated in even more fabulous locations the judges are spoiled for choice. But, make a decision they