This winter VIP SKI introduces new opportunities for guests to customise their chalet dining experience, from welcoming a talented private chef for the week, to ending the stay with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot on the balcony. The luxury chalet company invites whole chalet bookings to elaborate their holiday with an upgrade, or refine their stay to suit their preferences with VIP SKI’s delicious switch menu.
Upgrading from the dedicated service to outstanding platinum service
Return air travel from the UK, coach transfers to and from the resort, linen and towels are already included in a normal VIP SKI chalet booking – not forgetting VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service. The dedicated chalet service is no ordinary half-board. It comprises of daily breakfast, afternoon tea and three-course evening meal with wine, cheese, coffee and mints, provided on six days of the stay.
The Platinum Service is VIP SKI’s most decadent upgrade with a list of exclusive benefits including: valet parking in the UK, private taxi to resort, wine upgrade, port and chocolates, unlimited mini-bar, bathrobes, slippers, and even fresh flowers. What’s more, breakfast and evening meals are prepared by a chef and are offered for the full seven-day week NO – still one night without dinner. Bookings of six or more adults can add the Platinum Service from £300-£500 pp depending on dates, and be sure to receive the most indulgent and personalised stay.
Guests might be familiar with VIP SKI’s platinum service, but now they can also choose from the NEW chef service, platinum taster, special occasion upgrade, and beverage upgrade variations. These new options allow guests to add a flourish to their stay without having to go the whole hog!
Upgrade your ski holiday: NEW chef service and platinum taster
Experienced chefs are usually reserved for platinum service guests, as well as VIP SKI CLUB accommodation, but now on request the culinary masters will grace small chalets across all of VIP SKI’s resorts.
For those that are interested in the sound of high-end, highly-personalised, meal plan VIP SKI is now offering a chef service as its own add-on. The brand-new chef service option incorporates all of the beverage and fine dining upgrades of the platinum service over the six-day private chef plan. Without the travel and robe upgrades the chef service is great value for foodies. Bookings of six or more adults can add the chef service from £180-£250 pp depending on dates.
For guests wishing to sample a fine-dining treat, there is the platinum taster upgrade which welcomes a private chef to the chalet for one evening to deliver a bespoke menu. It includes a wine upgrade, aperitif and canapés, cheese, port and after-dinner chocolates. The platinum taster is similar to the chef service in that it will appeal to food-lovers who are happy to forgo the travel upgrades.
Bookings of six or more adults can add the platinum taster service for only £50 pp depending on availability.
Small indulgences: NEW aperitif upgrade and special occasion treats
Starting this forthcoming winter season, guests across all of VIP SKI’s operating resorts can tuck into daily nibbles, savour an aperitif before dinner and make the most of unlimited lager with the beer and aperitif upgrade. Whole chalet bookings of any size can add the beer and aperitif upgrade for just £35 pp.
VIP SKI has some new tricks up its sleeve for special occasions, and what better way to personalise a ski holiday than with a special gift to a loved one. Guests can buy hand-made chocolates from £25 for a 250g box, or £40 for 500g. Guests can end their holiday with a Champagne toast, be it a Veuve Clicquot for £40 per bottle, or a Dom Perignon at £100. Fresh cut flowers look beautiful against the backdrop of a luxury chalet and make a beautiful birthday present from £35 for a small arrangement or £55 for a large bouquet.
Customise your ski holiday: switch menu, and wine list
Guests who don’t wish to upgrade needn’t worry about lack of choice when it comes to their evening meals. VIP SKI’s trained chalet hosts provide high-quality catering and will go above-and-beyond to fulfil guest specific requirements. Thanks to VIP SKI’s switch menu guests can still amend their week of tasty dishes.
VIP SKI’s switch menu was designed to provide guests with an alternative lighter evening meal and is particularly popular with skiers who enjoy a hefty late-lunch on the mountain. Much like the usual menu the light options take inspiration from a range of global cuisines, from local French to contemporary Asian dishes. Why not swap a succulent ‘Teriyaki Beef, served with Coconut Rice & Stir-fried Vegetables’ for a lighter ‘Pan-fried Sea Bream with sizzled ginger, chilli & red onion’ completely free of charge? The group can tailor their week of meals into a delicious combination of light and hearty options as VIP SKI allows dishes to be swapped on a one for one basis.
Chalet hosts provide one main dish for the group per evening so in order to take advantage of the switch menu guests would simply need to collectively agree on which meals they would like and advise VIP SKI at least two weeks before arrival.
New to the forthcoming winter season holidaymakers can choose their own wine to accompany their meals. All of VIP SKI’s wines are selected by its experienced Chalet Sommelier, Xavier Rousset who was announced the Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year in 2002. He pairs them to complement the flavour of each dish, so for guests taking advantage of the switch menu or chef options it makes sense to re-match the wine. It’s as easy as a short phone-call with a member of the VIP SKI team, a minimum of two weeks in advance, to plan a chalet-specific wine choice. The price for this service is solely dependent on the difference between the wine ordered and the wine that is usually included. If the guest merely wishes to rearrange which wine is on which evening, there will be no supplementary cost.
For more information visit www.vip-chalets.com or call 0208 875 1957