Spring is just around the corner and with it brings a whole host of skiing events in the Alps to get excited about. As the days get longer and brighter, skiers can experience what the Alps have to offer while being spoilt rotten back at VIP SKI’s chalets.
Ski enthusiasts who aren’t satisfied with just downhill skiing themselves can watch or take part in some of the biggest races and competitions in the Alps from arduous cross-country skiing to exhilarating free-riding. In the mean time, skiers can après ski to the max at one of the biggest music festivals in the Alps while ladies relax with some restorative well-being activities designed just for them.
The girlie getaway
From Monday 7th March, this week is all about the ladies. The Morzine Loves Women week in the Portes du Soleil ski area will see women flock to the resort for some well deserved pampering. In addition to skiing to their hearts’ content, ladies can take part in a selection of workshops such as Yoga, Tai-Chi and Qi-gong to mentally and physically relax themselves while away. A number of beauty experts will also be on hand to make women feel extra glamorous while on the slopes.
With VIP SKI the pampering continues at the chalet. Ladies can stay at Nebraska Lodge, which boasts a wet suite with hot tub and sauna. A relaxing girls’ night in is made even more entertaining in the chalet’s cinema room, ideal for watching romantic comedies. For ladies who like to party, this chic town house chalet is in the very centre of Morzine, close to the resort’s best bars and restaurants.
A week’s stay in Nebraska Lodge from 6th March is priced at £1,009pp including accommodation, all meals, flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers and VIP SKI’s chalet service.
Feel-good festival break
After the success of Snowboxx festival last year, this alpine music festival is back and has found a new centre stage. This year skiers and revellers will head to Avoriaz where they will discover the ’Snowboxx Village’ in the heart of this modern, car-free resort. From 12th March, Snowboxx promises an entire week of impressive acts, top tunes and sensational après ski.
For a luxury festival experience, Snowboxx goers can stay in one of VIP SKI’s three brand new penthouse apartments from £1,089pp. No. 1 Penthouse Suite offers three en suite bedrooms which all have flat screen TVs and sleeps 6-7 while couples will enjoy an intimate stay in No. 2 Penthouse Suite which sleeps 4. Larger groups can relax after they party in No.3 Penthouse Suite sleeping 6 to 10. Price includes a week’s catered accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers and VIP SKI’s chalet service.
Spectate and ski
From 27th February, freeride fanatics can watch and admire the 120 riders who will take part in the Bruson Freeride contest in the Verbier region. Freeride skiers and snowboarders will compete on two runs down the steep faces and mixed rocky terrain of Six-Blanc and Pointe de Sesal under the watchful eyes of the judges. The post-competition Yeti Party will take place in Le Châble and is certainly not to be missed. Spectators can stay in VIP SKI’s Refuge Darbay in Verbier from £1,139pp arriving 21st February. This cosy, alpine chalet sleeps 4 to 6 guests, located 100 metres from the Medran lift. Price includes a week’s catered accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers and VIP SKI’s chalet service.
Family fun and friendly competition for kids
Les Cristaux, taking place in the family-friendly resort of Alpe d’Huez, will provide children with a chance to compete in downhill, slalom and cross-country races throughout the first weekend of March. Brothers, sisters and school friends aged 4-12 years old can take part in this friendly rivalry which will encourage them to develop their skiing abilities from a young age. Families and large groups can stay with VIP SKI for the competition in Chalet Chapelle which sleeps 14. A week’s stay arriving 28th February is priced at £1,169 while the following week costs £1,039. Price includes a week’s catered accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers and VIP SKI’s chalet service.
For more information visit www.vip-chalets.com or call 0208 875 1957