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  • Push the boundaries- reach your skiing potential!

    Monday July 30, 2012 by Grace Scott

    Push the boundaries- reach your skiing potential!

    We've spent a lot of time this summer meeting up with some very interesting people who only ever leave the mountaints when there is absolutely no chance of skiing left at all!

    Some of the best ski schools in the Alps have been to visit us recently to introduce their new and exciting plans for next season. Following this, we wanted to remind you that ski schools do not exist solely for an introduction to a steady snowplough. Whilst ski school instructrors are very good at helping beginners when they topple off drag lifts, they are also expert skiiers with the capability to teach even the most confident skiier a thing or two!

    Still not convinced? Why not have a go at New Generation's Ski Race Camps (available in the 3 Valleys)? Run by two passionate Italian race coaches on selected dates throughout the season,  these camps give you the chance to learn from some of the best in the business. They'll be able to monitor your progress with their video footage and there's a competition at the end of the course.

    TDC Ski (in Meribel, Val d'Isere and Tignes) is a ski school that does exactly what it says on the can. Short for 'The Development Centre', any skiier will be sure to improve their technique during a clinic here. Try their 5 day early season clinics for an exceptional price!

    For teenagers who have outgrown those kiddie lessons, send them off on a teen clinic with Progression Ski (Val d'Isere and Tignes), who will show them how to tackle parks and jumps under the watchful eye of their instructor.  They will even start the clinics later to allow time for a lie in!

    Finally, following last season's spectacular snowfall, off-piste adventure camps are springing up all over the place. Call our office on +44 1993 899 420 to book your instructors now and challenge yourself this winter!

  • Snow and sushi - what a combination!

    Thursday July 26, 2012 by James Brook-Fox

    Snow and sushi - what a combination!

    Do snow and sushi mix?

    One's thoughts might first turn towards images of Japanese men and women in flowing kimonos on top of Mount Fuji, intricately preparing tuna maki rolls and salmon sashimi for the masses...then again, perhaps not.  Either way, you no longer need to head all the way over to Japan for an exquisite encounter with a Japanese sushi master!

    Now you can look forward to a truly memorable short stay in a top luxury chalet whilst learning the way of the Sensei! We are offering an exclusive  4 night stay in Val d'Isere with sumptuous 5* food and faultless service.

    Enjoy 3 days of quality skiing in one of Europe's highest resorts with an experienced ski guide, before heading back to the chalet for professional sushi making lessons with a top sushi chef from Your Sushi.  Learn traditional Japanese sushi recipes using top grade sushi fish and vegetables and come away with a life-changing skill. Then enjoy champagne and canapes, followed by a delicious dinner. Who else can say that they have been away skiing and come back with a truly impressive talent that transcends the barriers of those that ski and those that do not?

    Available from 4th - 8th December for only £995 per person including morning ski guiding, full catering and sushi workshops  - spend a pre Christmas break in a spectacular resort in luxury accommodation! Please call our office on +44 1993 899 420 and speak to one of our Private Travel Consultants to book.

  • Coming soon...

    Monday July 23, 2012 by Harriet Tetlow

    Coming soon...

    There's something pretty special about to hit our portfolio - details are being unveiled very soon! Think Verbier, think big and think luxury and you'll be along the right lines!

    We are always looking for ways to keep our portfolio the best in the business and luckily, we know that it is!  With the boundaries of luxury being pushed year on year, its difficult to keep track of the ever changing luxury chalet market.  We never fail to be impressed by the new chalets which are built, the old chalets which are re-built and those chalets which are just so perfect that they don't need changing at all.  We don't mean just a hot tub that's thrown in here or there....we're talking art galleries, retractable swimming pool floors and glass elevators. If you think you've seen it all, the chances are you haven't! Keep your eyes firmly fixed on our website and we'll show you the next big thing.

    Want to be inspired? Call the chalet team for more details +44 1993 899 421

  • Infinity Lodge - a unique location

    Thursday July 19, 2012 by Sarah Kitching

    Infinity Lodge - a unique location

    I am pleased to present an exciting new addition to our portfolio near the fabulous, all-year-round resort of Chamonix! Infinity Lodge is in a unique location with breathtaking views over and down the Chamonix Valley.

    Situated in the lovely village of Les Houches just a stone's throw from Chamonix, this traditional Savoyarde farm building, first built in the 1800s, has been lovingly restored and transformed into an idyllic, chic Alpine hideaway. Set within 13 acres of private woodland and fields, the lodge is full of rustic charm with original oak beams, a huge log fire and infinite views of the valley and peaks via the double height living area windows. With excellent service to boot, the chalet team here make sure your every whim is catered for!

    The Chamonix Valley is a very accessible and exciting location, just a one hour drive from Geneva airport and eight hours from Calais (if you prefer to drive all the way.) It's often thought of as the skiing and climbing capital of the world and boasts the highest cable car in Europe - the Aiguille du Midi. Have a go at skiing the world famous Vallee Blanche - a 26km stretch of scenic glacier skiing.

    Whether you seek high adventure or a well earned rest, the stunning Infinity Lodge provides the perfect setting amidst truly breathtaking surroundings. Call us on +44 1993 899 420 to find out more!

  • Canadian Luxury and Adventure!

    Wednesday July 18, 2012 by Karen Cabena

    Canadian Luxury and Adventure!

    Are you looking for something that little bit special? The stunning, luxury, Chalet Bighorn in Revelstoke, Canada is usually available for exclusive use only. However from 12th - 19th January 2013 the chalet is being offered on a room by room basis.  For those of you not familiar with the resort of Revelstoke, it is situated in the Canadian Rockies, approximately 200 miles west of Calgary.  The resort is world-renowned for its heliskiing and boasts North America's highest lift-serviced vertical ski run. It is also the only resort worldwide to offer lift, cat, heli and back country skiing from one village base. 

    While there are many, fully catered, luxury chalets available in Europe (as you'll have seen on our website), this is sometimes a rare concept in North America and we're happy to report that Chalet Bighorn is a superb exception! This stunning 8 bedroom property has everything you would expect from a top class chalet with an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, cinema room,  and spa - it even has its own helipad! So if you've tried catered chalets in Europe and fancy something different, go one bigger and head to the Rockies!

    Prices start from CAD $8,000 (approx £5,000) for a bedroom suite to CAD $9,000 (approx £5,500) for a master suite. The price includes 7 nights accommodation with cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails & canapes, 4 course gourmet dinners with specially selected wines and all drinks (beer, house wine and open spirits bar).

    For more details call our North American specialists (Karen & Ellie) on +44 1993 899422 to discuss this further.

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