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The top 4 mountain restaurants in Zermatt

The top 4 mountain restaurants in Zermatt

Obviously, the overwhelming reason why visitors flock to Zermatt in winter is for the fabulous and varied skiing to be experienced there and part of that experience is a spot of lunch or perhaps a drink, or three in one of the great restaurants to be found on the piste above the resort. Here’s a […]

A 5 star sheep's barn

A 5 star sheep’s barn

There are plenty of beautiful luxury ski chalets to choose from in the Alps; in fact, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice and if you want to go one better and you have a healthy budget you could spend a couple of weeks living like royalty; but if it’s something a little different you’re looking […]

Top 5 luxury chalets to spend a magical Christmas

Top 5 luxury chalets to spend a magical Christmas

In most peoples’s mind’s eye the quintessential christmas would include traditional elements such as deep snow, a roaring log fire, a Heidi chalet somewhere in the mountains and a deep sense of contentment that the right ambience and the right interiors can engender. Throw children into the mix and the full magic of christmas can be seen […]

5 of the best luxury ski hotels in Europe

5 of the best luxury ski hotels in Europe

Skiers visiting the Alps by and large usually prefer the independence and freedom that a luxury ski chalet provides, however one mans meat is another mans poison, some prefer the hotel experience. For those that do prefer to stay in a hotel there are a wide range of options, from the cosy and intimate small […]

Top 5 ski chalet swimming pools

Top 5 ski chalet swimming pools

It’s pretty counter intuitive to be packing your thong along with a pair of budgie smugglers for his lordship when you’re off to the Alps, after all you’re going skiing, it’s not a beach holiday but a growing number of luxury ski chalets are including a pool, indoor or outdoor, sometimes both, as this particular […]

A luxury ski chalet built for Royalty

A luxury ski chalet built for Royalty

Klosters has long been a favoured retreat for the aristocracy, movers and shakers and major movie stars and the uber luxurious Chalet Eugenia is one of the reasons why. When Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist, Rolf Theiler first laid eyes on Chalet Eugenia it was love at first sight, he pursued his interest in the property […]

Luxury ski chalet Olympics

Luxury ski chalet Olympics

There’s a competitive streak afoot in the luxury ski chalet world – it was ever thus, every year, someone with more money than a lottery winner ups the ante, adds a new “wow” factor feature to an already amazing residence and raises the bar, newly defining what constitutes the ultimate luxury accommodation. There are no […]

5 of the best ski chalets for a Summer holiday

5 of the best ski chalets for a Summer holiday

When the snow melts, revealing a lush green world and totally transforming the vistas that had skiers giddy with excitement, a whole new world awaits the summer visitor as the mountains metamorphose into a playground for activities of a different kind, which don’t all have to be energetic, the roof of the world is a […]

Top 5 celeb houses for rent

Top 5 celeb houses for rent

Ok, you’ve made your pile through sheer talent, skill, luck, inheritance and you’ve acquired the des res of your dreams, would you want to rent it out to the hoi poloi? One can only guess at the motives of the following celebs who have done just that, do they have an urge to demonstrate to […]

5 of the most expensive sports items in the world

5 of the most expensive sports items in the world

We all start off enjoying sports and making do with whatever comes to hand to emulate our childhood sporting heroes, a rolled up rag for a football, a garden cane for a Javelin, a brick for a shot put, childhood imagination knows no bounds in the pursuit of fun and games. The rude awakening comes […]

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

You’ve booked the chalet, the flights are organised, likewise the ski hire and lift passes. It’s all very exciting and soon you’ll be on the slopes having the time of your life. One aspect sometimes taken for granted is the actual location, the mountains. One of the great things about a ski holiday in the […]

The first ever hot tub among the stars

The first ever hot tub among the stars

“All aboard starship hot tub” is a phrase you’re not likely to hear when stepping into any Jacuzzi anywhere in the world. Hot tubs are heavy items and containing upwards of 2,000 litres of water, not to mention eight adults, the weight is somewhere in the region of half an elephant; a fully grown African […]

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

Top 5 luxury ski chalets for families

It’s no accident that half term is one of the busiest periods for the ski industry. It’s an opportunity for parents to take their children for a weeks skiing and a lot of parents do just that, creating a mini boom, mid-season. One thing guaranteed to make that week a success is a family friendly […]

10 essential elements that make for the perfect luxury ski holiday

10 essential elements that make for the perfect luxury ski holiday

You’ll probably have you own ideas of what constitutes the ideal ski break. It could be that a trip to the Alps isn’t complete without your pooch, your favourite pillow, perhaps your own library or maybe a suitcase full of Baked Beans, Sliced bread and Marmite. Leaving your idiosyncrasies to one side, I think it […]

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

We take a look at some seriously attractive luxury ski chalets with price tags that won’t break the bank but will elevate you to millionaire status for the seven precious days that you are there. Skiing is definitely not a poor man’s pastime – everybody knows that – it’s pretty much a case of supply and […]

One night in a Palace

One night in a Palace

The Gstaad Palace is Switzerland’s only family run five star hotel and has a reputation for the finest luxury service and attention to detail, your intrepid reporter was about to find out if the Palace lived up to it’s regal billing. I was going to make the most of my stay here. I was booked in […]