There’s no avoiding the real issue of availability for this coming season. With so many guests eager to return to the slopes, combined with those who have deferred their escapes over the past two years, pressure on options has never been so great.
Whether it’s taking the chance to witness some of the most breathtaking scenery the world has to offer, thrusting yourself into thrilling winter sports or simply relaxing and being pampered, there’s something refreshing about starting the winter with a luxury holiday. With VIP SKI, guests can be certain of a fabulous start to this winter season. Here are just five of the best reasons to book that holiday now.
Christmas – no cooking required
With Christmas being such a hectic time for everyone, it’s important not to forget the youngsters need to get away from it all too. Of course, they also need somewhere that’s close to all local amenities and that offers a range of activities to keep them entertained. The French resort of Arc 1950 boasts
a pedestrianised village where the little treasures can run around and play quite safely. Experience various non-skiing activities such as sled dog outings, visits to the legendary Igloo Village, free daily entertainment or descents on the Rodeo Luge toboggan run. Childcare is also available with VIP SKI for that much needed ‘me time’ for grown-ups too. At the giddying altitude of 1,950 m, VIP SKI’s brand-new complex is located on the piste, next to the ski lifts and a short walk across the slope to the centre of the village. Bear Lodge features family rooms or adjoining rooms for mum, dad and teenage kids. This 30-bedroom hotel includes a proper sized pool you can swim in, a spa with plenty of steam, piste-side kid’s space, gym and cinema. A seven-night stay, from 22 December 2021, costs from £5,297 for a family of four in a family suite with twin beds and a bunk bed den. This price include cooked breakfast and dinner with choice of menu on seven days and return transfers from Geneva Airport. Childcare from £279 for five and a half days childcare. VIP SKI (0203 892 4060, www.vip-chalets.com )
New Year – no planning required
Christmas and New Year are all about meeting up with family and friends, sharing stories and enjoying some food. When the party’s been that good, why does it need to stop? Take a New Year break with VIP SKI and head to Les Gets. It’s a superb, peaceful resort, with a local ski area that is relatively quiet, allowing skiers to enjoy the ambience of this spectacular mountain location. However, it also offers easy access to one of the world’s biggest ski areas, Les Portes du Soleil, which spans across a staggering 650km. There’s truly something for skiers of all abilities, from piste chargers to pure beginners. Stay at VIP SKI’s piste side VIP CLUB Altitude Lodge in the main Les Gets ski area of Chavannes and kick back after skiing and enjoy the sauna and outdoor hot tub as well as a massage with incredible views. A seven-night stay, from 29 December 2021at VIP CLUB Altitude Lodge, costs from £1,949per person. Price includes chalet-board accommodation (cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, three-course evening meal on six nights and canapé reception on six nights), coach transfers, and VIP SKI’s chalet service. VIP SKI (0203 892 4060, www.vip-chalets.com )
January – A short break romantic ski getaway – no family required
When the hectic schedule of family and festivities comes to an end, then the thought of getting away somewhere with a loved-one is all too enticing. For magnificent romantic views, stunning peaks and slopes – not to mention some of the more rustic mountain restaurants, head to Avoriaz. It’s a vast and endlessly varied playground, boasting 197 ski lifts, 650km of pistes, 10 terrain parks and oodles of off piste in between with a trans-frontier alliance and access to a dozen ski villages in France and Switzerland. To boot, Avoriaz 1850 is notorious for its snow record with approximately 8 meters a season. It’s perfect for that getaway for two, all with comfort and luxury courtesy of VIP SKI. Chalet Kobuk could not be more convenient for the lifts, in fact it is offers ski-in – ski-out convenience. With spacious open plan living / dining area which sits on top of the chalet with splendid mountain panoramas, it’s an extremely decadent space in which to relax after a day on the slopes. The chalet comes complete with flat-screen TVs in every bedroom, open fire, music system, boot warmers and balconies from where guests can ponder the latest skiing fashions as they slide past on the piste outside. A four-night stay, from 05 January 2022, at, Chalet Kobuk costs from £779 per person. This price includes cooked breakfast and dinner with choice of menu on seven days and return transfers. VIP SKI (0203 892 4060, www.vip-chalets.com )
Learn to Ski in 2022 – no excuses required
The New Year is always a great time to consider taking up something new. So why not consider taking to the slopes? You’ll need a resort with snow-sure nursery slopes and longer runs to progress as a skier . . . and there’s nowhere better than the French resort of Morzine. Here VIP SKI has accommodation to suit all tastes, while the beginner slopes, with English speaking ski-schools directly outside, make it the perfect place for your first fun as a skier. It’s no doubt, that opting for a catered chalet (nobody goes on holiday to cook) allows guests to enjoy that family bubble getaway that many will be looking for this year. VIP SKI offers a wide choice of chalets, with the perfect two-bedroom chalets for a family of four looking for their own space. This suite is spacious and entirely self-contained, comprising of an open plan living area with contemporary furnishings and two quiet en suite bedrooms to the rear of the building. The south facing balcony is perfect for soaking up the apres-ski high street buzz. A seven-night stay, from 09 January 2022, at the Valdez Suite , costs from £1,289 per person. This price includes chalet-board accommodation (cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, three-course evening meal on six nights) and return transfers. VIP SKI (0203 892 4060, www.vip-chalets.com )
January Blues – no bad mood required
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then there’s probably nothing more appealing than a start of the year getaway that is full of energy, fun and non-stop action. If this sounds like you, then there’s only one place to be. The French resort of Val d’Isere offers stunning peaks, challenging slopes, long-bump runs, off piste – and a vibrant nightlife for when you’ve had your fun on the slopes. No 8 Club Bellevarde A week’s stay, arriving 16 January 2022, is priced from £1,549 pp based on two sharing. Price includes chalet-board accommodation (cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, three-course evening meal on six nights and canapé reception on six nights), coach transfers, and VIP SKI’s chalet service. VIP SKI (0203 892 4060, www.vip-chalets.com)