The Top Alpine Ski Resorts for Discerning Travellers
While the weather is windy and rainy in the UK, now is the perfect time to plan your next skiing trip. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the slopes or you are a complete beginner, there is no reason why you couldn't be spending a luxurious week skiing in the Alps.
There are plenty of incredible destinations to choose from. They all come with breath-taking views, exhilarating slopes and exquisite luxury, so our Leisure Travel Manager, Klara Marxtova, has developed this fantastic trio of Alpine ski resorts for you to visit.
We had to put Verbier first on our list because of its unique, quaint charm. With a particularly vibrant après scene, as well as high quality skiing, Verbier is a versatile skiing destination that attracts a largely French-speaking Swiss and international audience to its slopes.
When it comes to places to eat, you are well and truly spoilt for choice in Verbier, with premium eateries like Cordee des Alpes at your doorstep.
With an authentic atmosphere provided by the flagstone flooring, wooden beams and sophisticated leather booths, diners searching for a truly Swiss experience are well catered for. We recommend one of their special dishes: Courgette Six Ways: creamy, grilled, croquette, stuffed, courgette flowers crispy and farcie.
Other favourites include the contemporary Restaurant Arola and the classic Millenium Restaurant. If you would like us to arrange a culinary tour of Verbier, our Leisure Travel Managers can arrange that for you with ease.
History tells us that whenever a location becomes too popular, it loses its exclusivity, and therefore its appeal to discerning travellers, who will then leave in search of less spoiled destinations.
This is exactly what led to the creation of the Megeve resort. A French alternative to the over-the-top and glitzy St Moritz, Megeve was conceived in the 1920s, and was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps.
When it comes to accommodation, we recommend Le Lodge Park, a Mr & Mrs Smith luxury hotel with brilliant dining facilities and a playful, elegant style. The restaurant offers some extremely fine dining, with an interior excitingly described as offering ‘fur, feather-trimmed curtains, wood, horn and leather'.
After you've enjoyed a perfect night's rest in your luxury suite, hire your ski kit and take to the slopes. Then, head to the Place de la Resistance and enjoy the outdoor skating rink. Finally, and especially if you are on a romantic trip, enjoy an evening horse-drawn carriage ride around the town and valley. We assure you that this is the perfect way to enjoy the sights.
Our third and final suggestion has to be the glamorous, world-renowned Courchevel 1850. If you are looking for premium luxury matched with pistes for all abilities then 1850 is the place for you.
For beginners, there are plenty of wide, open pistes for you to perfect your technique, for intermediates, try Folyeres, a tree-lined run that leads to the small village of La Tania, making for the perfect morning ski. Advanced skiers have the whole of Les Trois Vallees to explore. Be sure to challenge yourself on the Grand Couloir – a marked off-piste run!
For lodgings, we promise you that you will not do better than the impressive Hotel Le Lana, which comes with 2 unbelievable apartments, 28 lavish suites and 55 spacious rooms, each decorated with sophisticated chic and professional elegance.
These are three of Switzerland's finest skiing resorts and there are plenty more out there for you to discover. Our Leisure Travel Manager, Klara, will tailor-make a skiing holiday to your exact specifications.
So, whatever your skill level, wherever you want to spent the night, and whatever your daily itinerary, we can ensure everything is perfect. Call us today on 0203 535 9290, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.