Recent Press Coverage

Late is Great!

The sun returns soon to the snowy Alps, and this is the time that canny skiers love - few crowds, sunshine skiing, no lift queues, longer daylight hours and lifts open longer.

"Offering a good price, great service and for the last few weeks Val d'Isere has some of the best high-altitude skiing combined with the right attitude and altitude to the very end", says Rupert.

Chalet Shemshak sleeps 13 people and is alpine chic at its best.

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Fabulous Luxury Family Ski Breaks This Easter

Easter ski breaks are an ideal getaway option for the family... Here at House of Coco we have teamed up with our friends at The Oxford Ski Company to showcase just a few choice selections from the luxury ski specialist in the know!

Chalet Gemini, Zermatt
Set into the hillside and encompassing all three of the resort's ski areas, Chalet Gemini offers a spectacular bird's eye view of the village and the surrounding mountains from its balconies and terraces.

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Escape to the French Alps This Spring

... with the current good snow conditions across Europe and a weak Euro, now is actually a very good time to make that booking...

Elephant Blanc
Our third chalet is perhaps one of the most sought after chalets in the resorts as it has ski in, ski out access to the Blue Solaise Piste, which opens up onto Val d'Isere's expansive ski area.

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Group Travelling Made Easy

Taking the family away for Easter? Find a place with room to spare, says Melissa York.

Tivoli Lodge, Davos
If you're looking for seclusion, this privately-owned chalet is set in a discreet location that's still only a two-minute drive from the village.
...a dining room overlooking Davos Valley, where you can enjoy meals created by your personal chef... expansive living space includes a library, wine cellar and spa complex.

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Six of the Most Romantic Ski Chalets

Log fires, mountain views, great skiing, a dip in a hot tub - nothing is quite as romantic as spending a snowy Valentine's weekend in your own luxury chalet.

Le Crans
Built in chalet style, this hotel provides a relaxing and luxurious treat including pool, spa area, fitness centre and restaurant.

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Luxe Extreme

There should be more than utter decadence to a luxury vacation home; there needs to be something special about the mountain scenery and nearby town...

In that perfect S-Magazine world, a tour of top mountain enclaves would include:

Verbier - Sirocco:

"...sets a definitive standard of luxury."

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The Oxford Ski Company's Top Ten Ski Schools

With the help of Rupert Longsdon, the Founding Director of The Oxford Ski Company we bring you suggestions for the Top Ten Ski Schools on offer this ski season.

...The Oxford Ski Company offers the finest in ski holidays. Their unrivalled knowledge provides impartial, honest advice and personalised concierge style.

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Eating up the Mountain

Appetites don't come bigger than those built up in the Alps. Lucky, the mountain range is home to some of skiing's best restaurants, says Gabriella Le Breton.

...Oxford Ski offers seven nights' half board at the ski in, ski out five-star Hotel Altapura in Val Thorens from £2,175pp, including flights and transfers.

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Blow the Bonus

This month's pick is Le Petit Palais (guess what that translates to?) in Courchevel 1850 which, along with the inevitable private luxury spa, indoor heated pool, private gym, cinema and massage room features its very own nightclub, bar and casino.
The chalet's dozen guests (and any non-resident guests they care to invite) can dance the night away while a DJ spins the disks on the twin turntable decks, the sound supplied through some of the world's sexiest speakers.

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Slope off in Real Style

"Chalet" doesn't quite do justice to what is actually an extensive property that wraps its arms around 16 people and cossets them in full-on, unashamed luxury.
The living spaces are open, quirky and contemporary, with the walls and surfaces adorned with expertly curated modern art...
...every aspect - from housekeeping right through to your chauffeur service to the slopes - is taken care of, intuitively and unobtrusively.

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Skiing in Style: Family...

There's something about a grand hotel like the St Regis that captivates children like little else. The sparkling chandeliers, roaring fires, dapper bellboys and dainty footprints in fresh snow that lead to steaming hot tubs create memories that last a lifetime. Combine with learning to ski in one of the world's most iconic resorts and you'll also create the habit of a lifetime.

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Europe's Best Luxury Ski Chalets

The most exclusive places to hang your skis after a long day on the slopes, as chosen by Beyond Bespoke. 

Chalet Edelweiss, Courchevel 1850
Officially the largest and most luxurious chalet in Courchevel, with waterfall swimming pool, multi-aspect rooms and faultless staff.

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Rise of the Super Chalet

Welcome to Europe's most exclusive slope-side escapes, where casinos, climbing walls and cinema rooms come as standard.

Chalet Uberhaus 
Impressive skiing access is quite a draw for those passionate about the slopes, while an extensive games room has ultimate apres-ski appeal.

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Chalet Porn! Skis at the Ready

Prepare to be gobsmacked. Chalet N is a whopper, sleeping 24 people and providing the services of precisely 26 staff. There's a ginormous swimming pool, wine cellar, a whole floor devoted to a spa, two dining rooms, an ice bar, a cinema, two hot tubs - the list goes on. And on. There are also bullet-proof windows (you never know) and rooms complete with monogrammed pillow cases.

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The Russians Aren't Coming...

One of the few chalets to rent in St Moritz, ... Chesetta achieves a true sense of homeliness. However, the gym, steam room, cinema and services of Daniel, a former butler and valet to the Queen, ensure you won't forget you're in St Moritz.

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