Category: Austria

Combining luxury and adventure in Austria

Combining luxury and adventure in Austria

The pursuit of skiing and of luxury go hand-in-hand for many winter sports aficionados. Austria always fits the bill, combining a thrilling, slope-based experience with spellbinding scenery and equally stunning accommodation options – not to mention top-class cuisine. With an array of indulgent Alpine experiences at your fingertips, we’ll help narrow your search with a […]

The World Ski Awards Best Ski Chalets

The World Ski Awards Best Ski Chalets

The World Ski Awards were launched in 2013, with the aim to reward the best in each category as voted for by travel professionals and skiers across the globe. They vote for their favourite ski tourism products and brands or chalets and hotels, whilst the audience who gather for the unveiling of the winners serve […]

Our favourite gourmet ski hotels

Our favourite gourmet ski hotels

If your holiday involves taking to the slopes in style, food and drink can add a luxurious finishing touch to your trip. After working up an appetite on your favourite runs, there’s nothing quite like descending the mountain knowing a 5-star meal awaits you. Here are a few of our favourite hotels for a dining […]

6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

6 luxurious self-catered accommodation options for your next ski trip

For those who are used to all-inclusive, the freedom of self-catering can be a treat in itself – particularly when you have a luxury apartment to come back to after a day on the slopes. Without being tied to set meal times, you can do as you like. Dine at gourmet restaurants or bring home […]

Europe's 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Europe’s 5 best gourmet restaurants for après-ski dining

Après-ski is no longer simply about sipping cocktails and glasses of well-chilled Grüner Veltliner on sun-soaked chalet terraces. Today, it can also include some of the world’s finest dining experiences. Even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has noted his appreciation for Alpine restaurants, particularly in Courmayeur. While most of Europe’s resorts have a tantalising selection […]

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

It can be hard to clear your head at home, even when you take time out from work. Sometimes you need to get away from reality for a few days to completely escape your worries, and embarking on a luxurious retreat is a great way to alleviate stress. Here you can discover our pick of […]

Snow scene ski town Austria

5 of the best European ski destinations for 2018

January is over and the winter blues should be beginning to clear, however, if you’re still feeling like your summer holiday is a long way off why not consider a short winter break? February is a great time to book a last-minute getaway for some fun and excitement on the snowy slopes on Europe’s Top […]

Geilo, Norway

The top 5 European ski resorts for couples

Heading away on a ski trip together with your loved one is guaranteed to be romantic. Discover snow-covered, enchanted kingdoms and let the open fires and candlelit dinners work their magic. Here are our top five European destinations to fall in love with. Escapism in Geilo Skiing in Norway is more relaxed than much of […]

6 luxurious trains that'll spoil you

6 luxurious trains that’ll spoil you

Trains are one of the oldest means of long-distance travel. They do a good job of providing an uncluttered, simple and straightforward travel experience where the problems are few and the advantages many. However, for those of us who’d like a touch of sophistication added to this seemingly simple mode of transport, what are the […]

Viennese Modernism Highlights: Wiener Secession

10 Viennese Modernism gems for art fans

At the turn of the 19th century Vienna’s art scene was packed with aesthets, geniuses, revolutionaries and psychos. Together they created the Viennese Modernism that still enthuses art fans around the world. Exactly 100 years after its key protagonists Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele, and Otto Wagner died, what are the must sees of […]

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Austrian mountains’ Summer paradise: cut price luxury and adrenaline adventures

Ultimate luxury at bargain prices. Temperatures breaking 30 Centigrade. Dare-devil thrills for adrenaline junkies. Hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails. So, why do the herds head for the Med in summer? No queues at the ski-lifts, no jostling crowds at the bar, no battling for restaurant tables with a view. Civilised airports, lower […]

Dance opportunities in Vienna: Ball at Hofburg Palace

Top classical and retro dance places in Vienna

With carnival in full swing Vienna is all singing all dancing. While Austria’s capital is famous for its elegant winter balls, classical and retro dance events take place throughout the year. Here are the top five opportunities for ballroom and modern dancers in Wien: Classical balls Since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 elegant ballroom […]

Meribel in the snow

Top 5 authentic Alpine ski resorts

You’ve waited all year, the snow has started to fall, the resorts are opening, one by one, it won’t be long before you arrive at your chosen destination. If you’re an old hand and you’ve been going to the Alps for several seasons you’ll already have your preferred choices, however if you’re new to the […]

Vienna Winter Sports: skiing close to Vienna

The best Winter sport places in and around Vienna

Vienna may not be the obvious winter sports destination. For a break from sightseeing, however, a few excellent places in and around Austria’s capital invite for ice skating, ice curling, tobogganing, cross country skiing and even Alpine skiing. Ice skating Since Vienna hosts several excellent ice skating places this is the easiest winter sport to […]

Skiing on the glacier high above Tignes

Top 5 resorts for glacier skiing

Over the last few ski seasons, in the Alps, the snow down at lower altitudes has started showing up later than expected. Is this a natural cycle, or is climate change the culprit? That’s a debate for another day. Thankfully the snow always shows up but it’s squeeky bum time for anyone who booked the […]

Pila Italy

Top 5 hidden gem ski resorts in the world

What could be more luxurious than having your own slice of ski heaven? Quiet slopes are just as important as perfect powder and first-class services, which is why we’ve put together our top five secret ski destinations in the world. Pila, Italy Pila has the sought-after combination of being both lively and intimate: its small […]

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