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the new season starts Welcome to the new edition of

the facilities you need for a first-rate

InTheSnow Ultimate Guide To Ski

ski holiday.

Accommodation. Once again we’re pleased to present a selection of

Within these pages you’ll find brand

the finest ski properties, across

new complexes, with state-of-the-

more than 50 top ski resorts in

art facilities, next to equally well

Europe and North America.

equipped hotels, which may have been owned and run by the same

And by finest we certainly don’t

family over a century or more,

mean the most expensive, nor –

through four or five generations.

although many are – necessarily the most luxurious. Instead we mean

You’ll also find accommodation

the apartments, chalets and hotels

providing dining options that range

that are the most dedicated to

from self-catering apartments, to

providing the best service, and all

bed and breakfast establishments,


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here right through to hotels serving up to

resorts, or down in a centuries-old

a quick list of the major assets of

five course meals every evening.

village in a renovated chalet or old

each property, a fast and easy way

hotel full of character. Our quick

to narrow down your wish list to the

The properties are in ski resorts

guide to the property’s location in

accommodation that most closely

that range from some of the world’s

terms of proximity to the slopes and

meets your needs.

largest ski regions, like Les 3

the airport can also be helpful.

Vallées or the Portes du Soleil each

Wherever you end up staying for

with more than 600km off-piste

Of course this season, more

winter 2011/12, we wish you snowy

each, to small, atmospheric, ancient

than ever, we are all trying to find

slopes and your best ski holiday yet.

family-friendly resorts, such as Le

affordable accommodation in

Grand Bornand, rich in tradition and

these challenging economic times.

full of ambience.

To that end you’ll find a quick price guide next to each property

You can choose to stay at altitude

description, as well as key facts

on the slopes of high purpose-built

on transfers from the airport, and

Pat r i c k T h o r n e E d i to r


O.T St Martin de Belleville - Gilles Lansard

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FRA Highest Peak Mont Blanc

FRANCE

(4,810m)

Highest Lift Chamonix (3,842m)

Biggest Linked Ski Area 3 Valleys (600km)

For more than three decades

areas above; or you can stay right

now France has been the country

on the slopes, up at altitude in one

of choice for more British skiers

of the purpose-built ski villages for

and boarders than any other. It’s

which France is most famous, with

easy to see why – the country has

all the convenience of doorstep

more of the biggest ski areas, and

skiing. Decisions, decisions … and

huge lift-served verticals than any

then there’s the huge destination

other, and it’s easier to reach by

choice too.

road and rail from the UK too, with Winter Olympics Chamonix (1924) Grenoble (1968) Albertville (1992)

Currency Euro (€)

plenty of good air connections. You

Portes du Soleil

can choose between traditional,

One of the world’s largest ski

millennia-old villages, rich in

areas, with nearly 650km of

ambience and often linked by

mostly lift-linked runs connecting

state-of-the-art lifts to vast ski

a dozen resorts on both sides of


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REASONS TO SKI

FRANCE

O.T Chamonix - Patrice Labarbe

1. The world’s biggest ski areas. 2. Choice of functional altitude or characterful traditional resorts. 3. Easy to reach by rail, road or air.

the Swiss-French border. Choose from traditional villages like ultra

4. Massive verticals, served by fast, comfortable lifts. 5. Pain au chocolat, vin chaud and tartiflette.

Paradiski Facing each other across the valley,

family-friendly Les Gets; long-

Les Arcs and La Plagne had already

time British favourite Morzine,

grown into two of the world’s biggest

with its excellent facilities; or

and best ski areas over four decades,

high-altitude resorts like Avoriaz,

atmosphere, and is often more

and then the spectacular Vanoise

currently investing in great

competitively-priced than

Express double-decker cable car

improvements, including the new

the north. Serre Chevalier is

was built to link them at altitude,

Aquariaz mountain-top indoor

becoming increasingly highly

and create one of the planet’s three

water park opening next year.

regarded, while Alpe d’Huez

biggest ski areas with over 430km

remains popular thanks to its

of piste. Choose from around 20

Southern Alps

snow-sure conditions, backed by

different villages dotted across the

The Southern Alps offer sunshine

glacier skiing up top, and a huge

vast area, ranging from traditional

as well as snow, a laid back

vertical down to the resort below.

villages to high-altitude ski havens.


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FRA

FRANCE CONTINUED Espace Killy

needs little introduction. Best suited

selection of small-to medium-sized

The legendary ski area linking Val

to intermediate and advanced skiers,

ski areas, famed for their tradition,

d’Isère and Tignes is widely regarded

there’s something for everyone at

ambience, good skiing and good

as one of the world’s best, with two

this world-class destination. There

value. Val Cenis has been one of

of the planet’s best ski areas too.

are smaller villages nearby with their

the big success stories with its own

Choose between Tignes functional

own ski areas and a more relaxed

great ski areas, and centres like

altitude bases or authentic village, or

feel, while still having access to

Orelle linked to Val Thorens, and

Val d’Isere, which remains one of the

Chamonix’s facilities – Les Houches

freeride mecca Bonneval nearby.

world’s best ski resorts, a true classic

is a good example.

Les 3 Vallées

in every sense.

Maurienne

The world’s biggest fully lift-

Chamonix Mont Blanc

The Maurienne valley that runs along

linked area, with 600km of runs

Chamonix, the world capital of skiing,

the Italian border is home to a wide

connecting about 10 resorts; it is


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O.T Chamonix - Patrice Labarbe

a place of so many superlatives

Other Good Choices

Les Saisies is another good

it’s hard to know where to

For those who seek a “true

family-friendly ski area on a

begin. Val Thorens is Europe’s

French” ski holiday, they need

human scale, complete with

highest full-scale resort, which

look no further than Le Grand

traditional chalet architecture;

continually offers ever better off-

Bornand, which shares the

while La Rosière offers the rare

slope facilities, as well as superb

Aravis lift pass with La Clusaz.

chance to ski over the border into

snow-sure access; Courchevel is

Along with a wonderful family

Italy to access heli-skiing

a mecca for lovers of high-quality

ski area, and a reputation for the

(banned in France) if you wish.

service with, once again, superb

sport of biathlon, it’s also a good

Although its own ski area is large

skiing, and Les Menuires has

choice for those seeking out the

enough, it’s also well-placed

reinvented itself as a great value,

farming heritage of the French

across the valley from Les Arcs

family-friendly choice in this

Alps, particularly Reblochon

and close to Espace Killy if you

giant region.

cheese production.

fancy a day trip.


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SWI FRA 100 Miles

1 Min

“A blend of comfort and class” London Magazine Feb 10

SKI-BASe: chalet Chalet de la Cloche is situated in the

the top instructors in the Espace

heart of Les Brévières, one of the 7

Killy area.

villages that make up what is often Catered

Key Facilities

considered to be one of the greatest

The Ski-Base team have created

ski areas in the world, Espace Killy.

a wonderful chalet described by

Catered

Harpers Bazaar as a “haven of

Transfers Arranged Spa Facilities Heated Pool 5* Official Rating Free WIFI 2 Sun Terraces Large Open Fireplace

€ Prices Start From: £15,000 For Full Chalet

The region combines two of the

sensual indulgence”. It is one of

best resorts in France, Val d’Isère

Condé Naste Traveller’s top 10

and Tignes and offers an amazingly

chalets in the Alps, and was

diverse range of skiing. There is

shortlisted for the Design Et Al

something for everyone with over

International Hotel and Property

300km of marked pistes. Ski lessons

awards 2011. Specifically designed

or guiding can be prearranged with

and built to the most exacting

Chalet De La Cloche

+44 (0)203 432 8446


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de la Cloche

Val d’Isère

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SLEEPS 12-16

standards, the attention to detail is

memory foam mattresses.

sumptuous dinner created by the

obvious, even down to the elegant

After a tough day burning up the

in-house chef Ruben Montes, who

and contemporary interior where

slopes many people like to relax in

formally worked with Tom Aikens.

all the furniture has been designed

the spa with its steam room, pool

As well as Ruben’s wonderful food; canapés, champagne,

“Immensely Stylish” The Sunday Observer Oct 09

wine and drinks from the bar afterwards are all included. At the end of the day one can’t fail to relax and snuggle up in the

and made uniquely for the chalet. All

and outside hot tub, or massages

incredible 1000-count Egyptian

bedrooms have balconies, plasma

and beauty treatments can be

cotton sateen bed linen and the

TV’s, luxury bathrooms with Hermès

arranged. The evening doesn’t

goose down duvets to prepare for

amenities and super king beds with

end there; guests are treated to a

another day on the slopes.

info@ski-base.com

www.ski-base.com


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FRA 55 Miles

5 Mins By Bus

B&B

Key Facilities Located Near Main Street

HOTEL LE MORGANE Chamonix

The 4* Hotel Le Morgane successfully

The hotel offers superb, inventive catering,

combines the sophistication expected of a 4*

recently acclaimed by gastronomic critics,

hotel and the sporting nature of Chamonix,

thanks to the talent of the resident chef,

whilst the interior design brings together

Michaël Bourdillat.

contemporary styles with the natural materials of the mountains.

Gastronomic Restaurant

Green Globe Label 2010 24H Concierge Service Easy To Reach

€ Peak Season Prices From:

The hotel spa incorporates a lovely swimming pool, steam room, sauna and treatment

Hotel Renovated in 2007 16 Junior Suites (Ideal For Families)

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Located in the centre of town, the hotel has

rooms with the aim of taking you away from

a total of 56 rooms in four different categories:

your daily stresses and strains, awaken your

standard, superior, luxury and junior suites. All

senses, and reacquaint yourself with nature.

the rooms have a balcony with stunning views of either Mont Blanc or the Brévent.

Double: €420 p/night

Hotel Le Morgane +33 (0)450 535 715

reservation@hotelmorganechamonix.com www.morgane-hotel-chamonix.com


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HOTEL AIGLE DES NEIGES

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Val d’Isère

Located in the very heart of the old village of

services that you would find in an international

Val d’Isère, L’Aigle des Neiges hotel is among

hotel with a world-class reputation: porters,

the most fashionable hotels in the region.

room service, laundry service, safes, free WIFI access, the list goes on.

Perched at 1850m altitude, this hotel is

110 Miles

1 Min

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Newly Renovated Spa

superbly located just a few steps from the

L’Aigle des Neiges also has an excellent

snow, meaning you can save time and be on

spa providing guests with the opportunity

the slopes straight from your front door.

to relax at the end of a hard days skiing; and top-of-the-range and innovative dishes

The 109 rooms are spacious and comfortable,

in the restaurant, with a concept designed

seamlessly blending wood and natural

by “Pier Paul Jack”, will whet your appetite

colours. Here you’ll find all the equipment and

every night.

Hotel Aigle Des Neiges +33 (0)479 061 888

reservation@hotelaigledesneiges.com www.hotelaigledesneiges.com

New Swimming Pool 50m From The Slopes And In The City Centre Wide Ski Area 24H Concierge Service 2 Restaurants And A Bar Ski Shop

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €395 p/night


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FRA 97 Miles

HOTEL LE GOLF

3

Arc 1800

Perfectly located in the centre of the resort

The two restaurants offer a choice of cuisine

of Les Arcs and at the foot of the slopes, the

ranging from traditional to original. The hotel

Hotel du Golf lies in exceptional surroundings

bar offers guests a super relaxation area

facing Mont Blanc.

offering regular evenings of jazz music.

Teenage Multimedia Centre

The quality of service and comfort of the 246

By combining modernity and conviviality, the

Ski In Ski Out

1 Min

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Jazz Bar

modern and stylishly designed rooms offer a

Hotel du Golf is the key to a successful winter

The Biggest Hotel In The Alps

warm and welcoming setting making this one

holiday in Arc 1800.

Restaurants & Lobby Renovated in 2010

of the most noted hotels in the region.

2 Restaurants

Ideal for groups

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From: Double: â‚Ź220 p/night

Hotel Le Golf +33 (0)479 414 343

reservation@hotelgolflesarcs.com www.golf-hotel-lesarcs.com


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FRA

HOTEL LES BRUYERES

3

Les Menuires

The Hotel Les Bruyeres is superbly located

The warm and welcoming surroundings,

right on the slopes facing due south and

the beautiful fireplace and the panoramic

offers panoramic views of the slopes and

terrace of the bar Olympique really do make

mountain around.

for a superb hotel.

88 Miles

1 Min

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Ski In Ski Out

95 double, triple or quadruple rooms

The spa offers a sauna & hammam as well

with modern flat screen TVs and WIFI are

as massage rooms for those that really need

designed with comfort and space in mind.

to rest those aching muscles, & for the more

The rooms are modern, light and airy.

energetic of you there is also a fitness room!

Recently Renovated Beautiful View Swimming Pool Les 3 Vallées Ski Area Ideal For Families

With childrens playroom and the restaurant Le

Access to the local swimming pool is free

Frontenac offering traditional cuisine, The Hotel

for guests.

Les Bruyeres offers something for everyone.

Hotel Les Bruyeres +33 (0)479 007 510

reservation@hotelmenuires.com www.bruyeres-hotel-menuires.com

Peak Season Prices From: Double: €220 p/night


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FRA 55 Miles

5 Mins

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Swimming Pool Spa Facilities Restaurant Bus Stop To Entrance Free WIFI

Hotel les Aiglons Chamonix

Just five minutes from the town centre

As well as the French Restaurant open every

at the foot of the Midi summit, the Les

day for lunch and dinner, the lounge bar

Aiglons Resort & Spa has undergone a

with deep inviting sofas and an enclosed

full renovation and uses warm, modern

glazed fireplace offers the joys of alternative

colours, natural materials, glass & light to

afternoon snacks, from giant filled bread

create a smart harmonious environment,

slices to home-made soups. The hotel also

unconventional and nonconformist. And to

offers free access to the services of a genuine

be honest, it really works.

300m² mountain spa boasting an outside heated swimming pool, a steam room and

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €290 p/night Single: €220 p/night

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The Les Aiglons’ 107 rooms with LCD TVs

sauna in the garden, as well as a body care

and free WIFI attracts mountain-lovers and

centre and fitness area.

families all year round.

Hotel Les Aiglons Resort & Spa +33 (0)450 559 093

reservation@hotelaiglonschamonix.com www.aiglons.com


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FRA

HOTEL COURCHENEIGE

3

Courchevel 1850 At the top of the luxurious resort of

only the highest hotel in Courchevel 1850,

Courchevel 1850, the ultimate place to ski,

the Courcheneige also boasts excellent value

lies the Courcheneige. This large, chalet-

for money, in fact unrivalled in the resort. The

style family hotel has 86 rooms, and sits

warmth and friendliness of the surroundings

majestically at an impressive altitude of

characterises the hotel, and this unique feel

1900m, presiding over the whole resort with

makes it a home from home for its guests.

68 Miles

1-5 Mins

Half Board

Key Facilities Free Shuttle Bus Ski In Ski Out Beauty Salon

its large south-facing terrace.

Car Park

The hotel offers a range of early booking If you want ski in ski out, look no further;

discounts on a wide range of services. They

nestled on the Bellecôte ski slope, with direct

also offer ‘all inclusive’ weeks with ski lift

access from the hotel, you really are just

passes and equipment all included in the

a step away from your day out skiing. Not

room price.

Ski Hire Shop Wine Bar & Terrace Free Internet

€ (Half Board) Peak Season Prices From: Double: €350 p/night Single: €175 p/night

Hotel Courcheneige +33 (0)479 080 259

info@courcheneige.com www.courcheneige.com


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FRA 65 Miles

1 Min

Self Catering

Key Facilities Local Childcare

MH APARTMENTS

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These popular chalet apartments are located

accommodation the luxury ski chalets in

in the snow-sure resort of Plagne Montalbert,

Montalbert meet the highest standards,

one of ten villages making up the La Plagne

and all have breathtaking views across the

region and benefits from tree-lined, north-

Tarentaise Valley and/or the piste.

UNOFFICIAL

La Plagne

facing slopes, helping to retain its snow

WIFI (Varies)

throughout the season. Montalbert enjoys

Mountain Heaven offer a wide variety of

Lift Pass Collection Service

spectacular views with a wide selection of

self-catered chalet apartments throughout

restaurants and bars and plenty to see and do

Plagne Montalbert in a range of sizes from

away from the slopes.

one bedroom to four. All are fitted with

Ski Hosting Discounted Ski Hire

€ Low Season Prices From: £80pp p/week

all the modern conveniences you would All apartments are either Ski In Ski Out

expect to make your stay a truly relaxing and

or within only a minute’s walk of the

pleasurable one.

piste. As with all of Mountain Heaven’s

Mountain Heaven +44 (0)151 625 1921

info@mountainheaven.co.uk mountainheaven.co.uk


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FRA

THE PENTHOUSE La Rosière

4

UNOFFICIAL 80 Miles

SLEEPS 12-14

This stunning chalet is located in the Les

the main chairlift so there is no driving or

Eucherts area of La Rosière at a height

minibus transfers required.

2 Mins

of 1850m. La Rosière is described by the Where To

Catered

The Penthouse is a large chalet set over

Ski And Snowboard Guide 2011 as having

Key Facilities

two floors with stunning views down the

“The sunniest slopes in the Tarantaise, but

Local Childcare

valley from the beautiful lounge / dining room.

also the snowiest”. La Rosière is part of the large Espace San Bernardo, linked to La

Boasting six en-suite bedrooms, three are

Thuile in Italy. The area has 150km of pistes

doubles and three twins. Perfectly located in

with 73 runs ranging from easy beginners to

a very quiet area with uninterrupted views

challenging blacks.

over the valley, it is still only 200m away from

Mountain Heaven +44 (0)151 625 1921

Hot Tub Free WIFI Lift Pass Collection Service Arrange Lessons Discounted Ski Hire

€ Low Season Prices From: £399pp p/week

info@mountainheaven.co.uk mountainheaven.co.uk


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FRA 84 Miles

2 Mins

Full Board

Key Facilities

Le Chardon Val d’Isère

SLEEPS 20

Le Chardon is undoubtedly one of the most

The large private terrace is a fantastic place

desirable and exclusive chalets in Val d’Isère.

to hold fabulous barbecues while, in the right

Resting elegantly on the side of the Solaise

conditions, drinks are served from a hand

Mountain, it is a haven for keen skiers of all

crafted snow bar.

abilities. Each of its ten en-suite bedrooms

Slopeside Satellite TV WIFI Resort Chauffeur Open Bar Concierge Service

has floor to ceiling windows offering

With 2 chefs, 1 manager, 3 hosts and a

uninterrupted views of the Manchet Valley

private chauffeur, rest assured you want for

and Vanoise National Park.

nothing. Whether you prefer a gastronomic

Outdoor Swim Spa

delight or a simple supper our chefs will

Travel Insurance Private Chef

€ Prices From: Peak: £2795 pp p/week Low: £995 pp p/week

With two separate living areas, large TV room,

design a menu specifically for you, and our

study and dining room Le Chardon is the

concierge team will create your holiday of

ideal location for larger groups and corporate

a lifetime!

parties to soak up the magical atmosphere.

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges +44 (0)845 092 0350

info@lechardonvaldisere.com www.lechardonvaldisere.com


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FRA

le Kilimanjaro Val d’Isère

84 Miles

SLEEPS 8

On entrance into the beautiful Kilimanjaro you

all three bedrooms on this floor. The second

are drawn into an exquisite winter retreat on

floor is dominated by a huge, open plan

which the emphasis is luxurious comfort and

living area, its grandeur encapsulated by the

sumptuous homeliness. Travetino marble

high vaulted ceiling and solid beams. Yet for

steps take you up from the ski fitting room

all its size it loses nothing of the warmth and

Key Facilities

to the main entrance of the chalet, elegantly

homeliness created by deep sofas, a roaring

Satellite TV

finished with warm Italian tiles and 200-year-

fire and soft textured furnishings. With an

Resort Chauffeur

old reclaimed wood.

understated elegance throughout the chalet

Concierge Service

2 Mins

Full Board

Slopeside

you would be hard pushed to find a more The private terrace and hot tub are

luxurious alpine retreat.

accessed from the main hall, as well as from

WIFI Open Bar Outdoor Jacuzzis Travel Insurance Private Chef

€ Prices From: Peak: £2795 pp p/week Low: £995 pp p/week

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges +44 (0)845 092 0350

info@lechardonvaldisere.com www.lechardonvaldisere.com


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FRA 84 Miles

2 Mins

Full Board

Key Facilities

La Bergerie Val d’Isère

SLEEPS 10

La Bergerie is located on the site of an old

additional single interconnecting bedroom,

“Bergerie” or shepherd’s hut, dating back to

ideal for a child or nanny and a sixth bedroom

the 17th century. This unique chalet has been

with its own private bathroom. Every room

renovated using many of the original features

has an individual sense of style and character

blending traditional wood and stone with

which makes them all an equally attractive

modern facilities. Decorated with care, there

retreat after an active day.

Slopeside Satellite TV WIFI Resort Chauffeur Open Bar Concierge Service Outdoor Jacuzzis Travel Insurance

is a prevailing sense of calm and tranquility, helped by its location in a private enclave

The modern interiors of La Bergerie and the

in Val d’Isère.

state-of-the-art cinema and Nintendo Wii

Private Chef

€ Prices From:

room makes La Bergerie a haven for people La Bergerie boasts four en-suite twin or king-

of all ages.

size bedrooms, one of which has a small

Peak: £2795 pp p/week Low: £995 pp p/week

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges +44 (0)845 092 0350

info@lechardonvaldisere.com www.lechardonvaldisere.com


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FRA

Lafitenia Val d’Isère

84 Miles

SLEEPS 12

Situated in a private enclave in Val d’Isère

to the private terrace or balcony. The large

Lafitenia is a six bedroom chalet boasting

south-facing picture windows give all rooms

breathtaking uninterrupted views down

a light and airy feel, which complements the

the Manchet Valley. Combining luxury and

sumptuous fabrics and comfy homeliness

comfort with traditional touches and warm

that is characteristic of this chalet.

2 Mins

Full Board

Key Facilities Slopeside

furnishings, the chalet is a cosy haven ideal

Satellite TV WIFI

for families. Lafitenia is an ideal chalet in

With your own personal chef, manager,

Resort Chauffeur

which to base your Val d’Isère holiday, and

host and chauffeur, rest assured you’ll want

Concierge Service

once you have stayed there, you will not want

for nothing. Like all our staff at Le Chardon

to stay anywhere else.

Mountain Lodges, our chefs are chosen for their skill, passion and adaptability and will

All six bedrooms have en-suite bath or

create a menu especially for you.

Outdoor Jacuzzis Travel Insurance Private Chef

€ Prices From: Peak: £2795 pp p/week

shower rooms, and the majority, access

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges +44 (0)845 092 0350

Open Bar

Low: £995 pp p/week

info@lechardonvaldisere.com www.lechardonvaldisere.com


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FRA 84 Miles

2 Mins

Full Board

Key Facilities

Mistral

Val d’Isère

SLEEPS 14

The entrance to Chalet Mistral, with its quirky

luxurious en-suite that has been designed

beams and high ceilings is demonstrative of

with a combination of Savoyard wood and

the comfortable and airy ambiance that is

Italian marble to create a sense of tranquility

prevalent throughout. The relaxing living room

and serenity. 

is the epitome of cosy warmth, with a large

Slopeside Satellite TV WIFI Resort Chauffeur Open Bar Concierge Service Outdoor Jacuzzis Travel Insurance Private Chef

€ Prices From: Peak: £2795 pp p/week Low: £995 pp p/week

open log fire and floor to ceiling windows

With your own personal chef, manager, host

framing the spectacular view of the Manchet

and chauffeur, rest assured you will want

Valley and beyond.

for nothing. Whether you prefer relaxing in

 

one of the outdoor hot tubs with a glass of

Each of the seven bedrooms has character

champagne, or a full body massage, our

and individuality, all having access to either

concierge team will create your holiday of

a sunny south-facing terrace, mountain view

a lifetime.

or a balcony. Every bedroom has its own

Le Chardon Mountain Lodges +44 (0)845 092 0350

info@lechardonvaldisere.com www.lechardonvaldisere.com


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FRA 40 Miles

1 Min

Half Board

Key Facilities

LA Marmotte

4

Les Gets

La Marmotte is located in the charming

The fire in the spacious lounge offers the

village of Les Gets one of the connected

perfect relaxation area and the restaurant has

ski resorts making up the ‘Portes du Soleil’

a superb range of cuisine courtesy of the in-

area. Situated in the heart of the resort at the

house chef.

bottom of the slopes ideal for ski and golf, La

Swimming Pool & Spa Ski In Ski Out Free WIFI Garage Parking Satelite TV Kids Games Room & Restaurant with Free Winter Baby Sitting

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €460 p/night

Marmotte is everything its name promises:

The superb spa offers jaccuzzis, Hammam,

cosy and friendly with a warm atmosphere,

sauna, special Vichy showers, comfortable

beautiful antique furniture and attentive

relaxation lounge, herbal tea room and

service. Here you will find the ambiance of a

floating beds.

traditional chalet in the 48 guestrooms: wood panelling & warm fabrics create a really cosy

The superb cosy restaurant “La Païka”

atmosphere. All rooms are unique

welcomes guests from lunch until the slopes

& equipped with modern amenities.

close - perfect!

La Marmotte Chalet Hotel & Spa +33 (0)450 758 033

info@hotel-marmotte.com www.hotel-marmotte.com


29

FRA

lES CHALETS DE PHILIPPE

5

Chamonix

Les Chalets de Philippe comprises a small

services provided include hammam, hot tubs,

cluster of eight wooden chalets on a south-

sauna and massage treatments. A chauffeur is

facing plateau with spectacular views of Mont

available and cuisine is prepared in your chalet

Blanc and the surrounding area. It is located

to Michelin-starred standards.

in a quiet corner of the hamlet of Lavancher, a

50 Miles

10 Mins

Catered

Key Facilities WIFI

short drive from the centre of Chamonix.

When bidding to host the 2018 Olympics, the Annecy team selected two of Philippe’s

Rescued by passionate Frenchman

properties among three in the area suitable

Philippe who has dedicated himself to their

to host guests of honour – kings, queens,

preservation and renovation, the chalets host a

princes, princesses, presidents. Philippe is also

collection of Alpine antique furniture perfectly

your host and never too busy to direct you to

mixed with contemporary features such as

the best ski area in the Chamonix Valley.

flat screen TVs and WIFI throughout. Spa

Les Chalets de Philippe + 33 (0)607 231 726

contact@chaletsphilippe.com www.chaletsphilippe.com

Spa Jacuzzi Professional Chef Chauffeur

€ Peak Season Prices From: Call for latest prices


30

FRA 50 Miles

7 Mins

Fully & Self Catered / Chef Service

Key Facilities

Chalets 1066 Les Gets

Les Gets is a beautiful mountain village,

For self catered accommodation a range

regularly winning awards as one of the best

of ‘hotel’ services is optionally available, all

traditional ski resorts in the world where

at very reasonable prices: fresh bread and

Chalets1066 run a group of spacious,

croissants delivered to your door in time for

apartments and Chalets.

breakfast, a chef service, ski/boots fitting at the chalet, ski pass delivery to the chalet and

Beautiful Village Excellent Snow Record Family Run Flexible Optional Chalet Services Ski Back (usually)

Both catered and self catered

lifts for children to ski school.

accommodation is offered and all are within a short walk of each other. The accommodation

Chalets1066’s catered chalet provides

offered ranges from standard apartments

outstanding value, wonderful views,

Peak Season Prices From:

to large luxury Ski In Ski Out chalets with

5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, 3 course meal

Chalets1066 staff available 24 hours for

including wine, hearty breakfasts, afternoon

all accommodation.

tea with cake and great hosts.

Chalets 1066 +44 (0)121 288 0586

sue@chalets1066.com www.chalets1066.com

2 Bed Apartment: €590 p/week F/Catered: €400 per adult p/week


31

FRA

SOJOURN

40 Miles

Portes du Soleil Nestled in the mountains of the Portes du

comfy sofas. While sampling a selection of

Soleil, Sojourn is a premium alpine ski chalet,

quality wines, guests may also take in the

sleeping comfortably up to 10 guests, in 5

beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

5 Mins

Catered

guest rooms. The Sojourn team are all trained experienced

Key Facilities Guest Driver Service

Sojourn is located just 5 minutes from the

individuals in the catering and hospitality

centre of Morzine, providing easy access to

industry, ensuring guests receive a unique

over 650 km of ski terrain, including, Les Gets,

professional service. To enable guests to

Morzine, Avoriaz and Châtel.

experience French cuisine at its very best,

Spa Treatment Room External Hot Tub & Sun Deck Ski Guide Service Free WIFI Equipment & Boot Fitting Service Private Airport Transfers

the chalet has its own in-house professionally Inside guests can relax in the large open plan living area, with a central log fire and large

qualified chef. The menu is sourced locally with a focus on quality and freshness of produce.

€ Peak Season Prices From: €4,750 Exclusive Use

Sojourn +33 (0)450 924 811

enquiries@sojournmorzine.com www.sojournmorzine.com


32

FRA 50 Miles

5 Mins

B&B / Half & Full Board

Key Facilities Restaurant Bar

LE VERT HOTEL

3

Chamonix

Le Vert Hotel combines tradition with

Le Vert is at the forefront of Chamonix’s music

contemporary design to create a unique

& action sports scene. At weekends they

Alpine experience. One of the oldest yet most

feature international DJs & live acts. The hotel

cutting-edge hotels in Chamonix, Le Vert is a

includes a fully equipped Pro-Shop for all

new concept in the area, fusing comfortable,

professional advice, hire & equipment needs.

flexible and affordable accommodation.

On-Site Equipment Hire

They also specialise in catering for group

Resort Transfers Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: €40 per p/night based on 2 sharing

Managed by a professional, yet friendly hotel

bookings & can organise fully catered

team, Le Vert is run for & by people who

holidays including airport pick-ups

share a passion for the mountains, providing

& in-resort transfers.

unrivalled local knowledge & access to the best guides, instructors, equipment, world-

Experience the best this valley has to offer

class skiing & snowboarding.

with Le Vert.

Le Vert Hotel +33 (0)450 531 358

reservations@verthotel.com www.verthotel.com


33

FRA

Chalet des Neiges Hermine Val Thorens

68 Miles

SLEEPS UP TO 14

Built on a site chosen for its altitude and its

Its popularity with families is due to it’s

orientation, Chalet des Neiges Hermine is

peaceful location, yet still close to all local

probably the most popular Chalet des Neiges.

shops and facilities and just 100m from

This small but luxurious residence of 19

the slopes!

apartments combines traditional architecture

10 Mins

Self Catered

Key Facilities

with modern facilities, with superb south

The tasteful décor of warm colours creates

facing views of the slopes.

a snug and cosy atmosphere, and with free access to the private heated indoor pool,

Built using traditional wood & stone materials,

sauna and fitness room, these apartments

these stylish apartments are fitted with all

offer everything you need for a great

modern amenities perfect for the families.

ski holiday.

Private Parking Satellite TV Ski Shop Swimming Pool Sauna Fireplace Bread Delivery

€ Peak Season Prices From: 12-14 People: €5236 p/week

Chalet Des Neiges +33 (0)479 390 290

info@chaletdesneiges.com www.chaletdesneiges.com


34

FRA 68 Miles

10 Mins

Chalet des Neiges plein sud Val Thorens

SLEEPS UP TO 14

Val Thorens is superbly located at 2300m

This is a high quality residence offering all

offering a superb snow-sure ski holiday in the

the usual benefits of a Chalet des Neiges

heart of Les 3 Vallées magnificent ski area.

property as well as LCD TV and DVD player.

The Plein Sud is a new impressive residence

The Chalet also contains a beauty salon

with 12 luxury apartments offering direct

offering massages, relaxation and body

access to the slopes, and located only two

treatments, a fitness room and a sauna ,

minutes away from the centre of the resort’s

perfect for those end-of-days aches.

Self Catered

Key Facilities Private Parking Satellite TV Spa Sauna Fireplace Bread Delivery Ski In

shops, ski rental shops and restaurants.

€ Peak Season Prices From: 14 People: €6272 p/ week

Chalet Des Neiges +33 (0)479 390 290

info@chaletdesneiges.com www.chaletdesneiges.com


35

FRA

Chalet des Neiges Oz en Oisans Oz en Oisans

62 Miles

SLEEPS UP TO 16

The irresistible charm of this village could have

A Ski In Ski Out residence located next to

come straight out of a fairy tale. In fact once

the ski school and only 1 minute away from

you visit you might not want to go home!

the nearest ski lift – it doesn’t get any better than this.

1 Min

Any One Meal / Half Board / Full Board

The vast Grandes Rousses ski area offers the opportunity to explore the Alpe d’Huez,

Built in typical mountain style with extensive

a beautiful sunny resort, with snow

use of stone and wood, the residence is

guaranteed by 700 snow cannons.

made up of six attractive large chalets.

Key Facilities Swimming Pool Sauna Restaurant Fireplace Bread Delivery Ski In

Chalet des Neiges is ideally located in the

And after a long day on the slopes, relax in

centre of the village, just a minute’s walk from

the private indoor heated swimming pool

the shops, bars and restaurants.

or sauna.

€ Peak Season Prices From: 14-16 People: €5901 p/week

Chalet Des Neiges +33 (0)479 390 290

info@chaletdesneiges.com www.chaletdesneiges.com


36

FRA 78 Miles

1 Min

Either Lunch or Dinner / Half Board / Full Board

Key Facilities

Chalet des Neiges cime des arcs Arcs 2000

SLEEPS UP TO 10

Inside these apart-hotels, which are so

Located right on the pistes and very close

well integrated into the landscape that

to the ski lifts this is a typical wooden ski

they look as if they have grown out of the

residence which blends beautifully with

slopes, you will find all the authenticity of

the environment.

a mountain residence. Cime des Arcs is equipped with an indoor

Private Parking Satellite TV Swimming Pool Sauna Restaurant Bread delivery Ski In

4

Right on the doorstep of Paradiski, offering

heated swimming pool and fitness room

probably the best ski area in Europe, the

with sauna. Non-skiers in particular can

Cime Des Arcs provides everything you

enjoy a bowling alley, a restaurant and

need for a great holiday.

many other shops.

Chalet Des Neiges +33 (0)479 390 290

info@chaletdesneiges.com www.chaletdesneiges.com

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From: 10 People: â‚Ź4830 p/ week


37

FRA

Chalet des Neiges arolles Arcs 2000

78 Miles

SLEEPS UP TO 16

At an altitude of 2000m and on the doorstep

Residents are also offered a private heated

of the Paradiski ski resort with 420km

indoor swimming-pool, a sauna, hamman and

of slopes at your fingertips, the need for

fitness room.

1 Min

Either Lunch or Dinner /

escapism will quickly take hold, particularly as

Half Board / Full Board

everything is arranged for children to have fun

Then hit the mountains leaving your

putting their parents minds at rest.

comfortable surroundings for some of the best skiing in the Alps.

Key Facilities Private Parking Satellite TV Swimming Pool Sauna

With the slopes right on the doorstep of

Hammam

this residence of apartments between 45m2

All apartments are fitted and furnished to a

and 155m2, here you can enjoy en-suite

very good standard providing comfort

bathrooms, cosy sitting rooms some with open

and convenience.

Fireplace Bread Delivery

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From:

fireplaces, and each apartment has a balcony.

14-16 People: â‚Ź6083 p/week

Chalet Des Neiges +33 (0)479 390 290

info@chaletdesneiges.com www.chaletdesneiges.com


38

FRA 40 Miles

2 Mins

Self Catered

Key Facilities Pool, Sauna & Hammam Luggage Room Laundry Service Underground Parking Bakery & Deli Services Baby Kits (Booking Req) Free WIFI

LE VILLAGE DE LESSY

4

LUXURY

Le Grand Bornand, Aravis Le Village De Lessy, a prestige residence

Everything has been designed for you to

ideally located in the centre of the Chinaillon

relax after a hard day of skiing. The private

is close to the ski runs and lifts. Built for

indoor heated swimming pool enjoys views

Winter 08/09 by the acclaimed mountain

over the ski area, and the Jacuzzi, sauna,

architects MGM, this 4* residence offers

steam room and fitness room are available

luxurious apartments combining traditional

free of charge. For even more pampering the

Savoyard architecture with high standard

Spa and Beauty Care Centre Ô Des Cimes,

modern facilities. All apartments have

Spas d’Altitude offers a whole range of

balconies and most enjoy wonderful views

massages and related treatments (payable).

of the ski area and Aravis mountain range.

Prices From: Apartments p/week: 1 bed: £746 - £1749 2 bed: £896 - £2106 3 bed: £1363 - £3188 4 bed: £1540 - £3597

Peak Retreats +44 (0)844 576 0179

www.peakretreats.co.uk reservations@peakretreats.co.uk


39

FRA

Les Chalets de Flambeau

4

LUXURY

Val Cenis, Maurienne Valley Les Chalets de Flambeau prestige residence

apartment has an individual ski locker with a

is ideally located in a sunny setting at the foot

heated boot rack. You will also enjoy bread

of the slopes, close to the Pré Novel chairlift,

delivery and deli services (payable) and

and midway between the village centres of

wireless internet access.

Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard.

65 Miles

2 Mins

Self Catered

Key Facilities Pool, Sauna & Hammam

Within the Leisure Centre you can relax in

Free WIFI Luggage Room

Built for winter 11/12 by the acclaimed

the free private indoor heated swimming

Payable: Spa & Beauty Centre

mountain architects MGM, this brand new

pool and paddling pool with Jacuzzi, saunas,

Underground Parking

residence offers 97 luxurious apartments

steam room and fitness room. You may also

Bakery & Deli Services

combining traditional Savoyard architecture

find time to be pampered in the superb Spa

with high standard, modern facilities. Les

and Beauty Care Centre Ô Des Cimes, Spas

Chalets de Flambeau has a lounge area with

d’Altitude where a selection of massages and

Apartments p/week:

open fireplace and a games room. Each

beauty treatments can be arranged (payable).

2 bed: £928 - £2060

Peak Retreats +44 (0)844 576 0179

www.peakretreats.co.uk reservations@peakretreats.co.uk

Laundry Service

€ Prices From: 1 bed: £746 - £1664


40

FRA 57 Miles

Doorstep Skiing

Self Catered

Key Facilities

Le Hameau du Beaufortain Le Hameau du Beaufortain is a luxury

lounge area with open fireplace and billiard

self-catering residence located 2km from

table. Within the Leisure Centre you can

the resort centre in a tranquil forest setting

relax and enjoy free use of the private indoor

offering superb views and very convenient

heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi, sauna,

doorstep skiing.

steam room and fitness room. You may also find time to be pampered in the superb Spa

Luggage Room Underground Parking Bakery & Deli Services Baby Kits (Booking Req) Free WIFI

€ Prices From:

LUXURY

Les Saisies, Mont Blanc/Val d’Arly

Pool, Sauna & Hammam Laundry Service

4

This MGM built residence is a hamlet of 7

and Beauty Care Centre Ô Des Cimes, Spas

chalets offering a total of 126 apartments. It

d’Altitude where we can arrange for you a

combines traditional architecture from Savoy

selection of massages and beauty treatments

with high standard and modern facilities.

in advance (payable).

Le Hameau du Beaufortain has a spacious

Apartments p/week: 1 bed: £746 - £1664 2 bed: £903 - £2000 3 bed: £1371 - £3076

Peak Retreats +44 (0)844 576 0179

www.peakretreats.co.uk reservations@peakretreats.co.uk


41

FRA

Le Cristal de l’Alpe

4

LUXURY

Alpe d’Huez

Le Cristal de l’Alpe in Alpe d’Huez is a brand

Facilities at Le Cristal de l’Alpe include a large

new MGM built self-catering residence

reception area, heated indoor swimming

offering 71 tastefully decorated and well

pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, steam rooms, gym,

equipped 1–4 bedroom ski apartments. The

underground parking & ski lockers. You

architecture is typically Savoyard with the use

may also find time to be pampered in the

65 Miles

5 Mins

Self Catered

Key Facilities Pool, Sauna & Hammam

of traditional stone and wood.

superb Spa and Beauty Care Centre Ô Des

Free WIFI Luggage Room

Cimes, Spas d’Altitude where a selection

Payable: Spa & Beauty Centre

Ideally located in the heart of Alpe d’Huez,

of massages and beauty treatments can be

Underground Parking

Le Cristal de l’Alpe is 100m from the lifts

arranged (payable).

Bakery & Deli Services

and shops. There is also a free shuttle bus

Laundry Service

which can take you to the slopes.

Prices From: Apartments p/week: 1 bed: £1096 - £2095 2 bed: £1361 - £2609 3 bed: £1953 - £3829

Ski Collection +44 (0)844 576 0178

www.skicollection.co.uk reservations@skicollection.co.uk


42

FRA 73 Miles

2 Mins

Self Catered

Key Facilities

L’Orée des Cîmes

4

LUXURY

Peisey-Vallandry, Les Arcs L’Orée des Cimes in Peisey-Vallandry is a

very high standard of comfort & convenience.

luxury self-catering residence located in the

L’Orée des Cimes boasts a Spa & Beauty

heart of Vallandry village with panoramic

Centre with free access to the indoor heated

views over the Tarentaise valley. Positioned on

swimming pool, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam

the edge of the slopes, close to the Vanoise

rooms & fitness room. Numerous facial & body

Express it is an ideal base to explore the

treatments & massages are available at the Ô

Paradiski area.

Des Cimes, Spas d’Altitude (payable).

Built by the acclaimed mountain architects

A brand new MGM built residence

MGM, L’Orée des Cimes is composed of 5

L’Orée des Neiges, is close by and is

traditional style chalets incorporating 108

also decorated to a high standard in

apartments in total. All the stylish apartments

a contemporary style with traditional

at L’Orée des Cimes are fitted & furnished to a

Savoyard touches & modern facilities.

Ski Collection +44 (0)844 576 0178

www.skicollection.co.uk reservations@skicollection.co.uk

Pool, Sauna & Hammam Free WIFI Luggage Room Payable: Spa & Beauty Centre Underground Parking Laundry Service Bakery & Deli Services

€ Prices From: Apartments p/week: 1 bed: £888 - £1881 2 bed: £1100 - £2480 3 bed: £1638 - £3708 4 bed: £1848 - £4203


43

FRA

Le TÉlÉmark

4

LUXURY 85 Miles

Tignes

Le Télémark in Tignes Le Lac is a luxury self-

Le Télémark boasts a Spa and Beauty

catering residence, situated at the entrance of

Centre with free access to the private indoor

the resort offering doorstep skiing and quick

heated swimming pool, Jacuzzis, saunas,

access to the Espace Killy ski area.

steam rooms and fitness room. Numerous facial and body treatments and massages

5 Mins

Self Catered

Key Facilities Pool, Sauna & Hammam

Built for the winter 09/10 ski season by the acclaimed mountain architects MGM,

are also available at the Ô Des Cimes, Spas d’Altitude (payable).

Le Télémark Tignes is a new residence

Free WIFI Luggage Room Payable: Spa & Beauty Centre Underground Parking Laundry Service

composed of 1 chalet-style building and

Other 4* Luxury residences available in Tignes

offers 52 luxurious apartments. The

include Le Nevada, La Ferme du Val Claret,

residence is decorated to a high standard in

and the brand new residence Le Jhana. All the

a contemporary style with traditional

residences are built by MGM and have high

Savoyard touches and modern facilities.

standard facilities and apartments.

Bakery & Deli Services

€ Prices From: Apartments p/week: 1 bed: £1216 - £2328 2 bed: £1512 - £2895 3 bed: £2167 - £4256 4 bed: £2549 - £4914

Ski Collection +44 (0)844 576 0178

www.skicollection.co.uk reservations@skicollection.co.uk


44

FRA 49 Miles

1 Min

Hotel au coin du feu Chilly powder

3

Les Portes du Soleil

Chilly Powder offer cosy, luxury, well located

the Chilly Powder chalets or you can take

ski holidays in Morzine with top quality food

them for sole use.

and wine. Their hotel and separate chalets Half Board

Key Facilities

have a ski-to-the-door location and are just

The emphasis really is on a ‘home-from-

opposite the main cable car to Avoriaz.

home’ atmosphere in all Chilly Powder

Cable Car Opposite

accommodation, with friendly, knowledgeable

Creche Ski In Fine Wines Short Tranfers Spa Family Bedrooms

Bedrooms are individually designed and

staff. Chilly Powder also offer on-site

decorated, and range from double en-suite

childcare, spa and massage facilities and

rooms to large two bedroomed family sites.

convenient airport transfers.

You can book individual bedrooms in any of

Peak Season Prices From: Adult: €971 Child: €825

Hotel Au Coin du Feu, Chilly Powder +33 (0)450 747 521

info@chillypowder.com www.chillypowder.com


Les Gets Morzine Chamonix La Clusaz Le Grand Bornand Three Valleys Portes du Soleil Val Isère Tignes

Chalet Jamoo

Chalet Aventure

A traditional farmhouse stylishly furnished and ultra cosy, located in a quiet spot with stunning panoramic views across the valley, ensuring the kind of holiday that lets you quickly unwind.

Large catered Chalet ideal for a group or two families, located next to the Pistes. The outside hot tub surrounded by snow is a great way to relax at the end of each day.

Chalet La Ferme

Chalet La Vieille

Luxurious Chalet La Ferme is a traditional early 19th-century Savoyard farmhouse that’s been lovingly restored to provide a comfortable and relaxing base.

This luxury farmhouse chalet has been stylishly modernised, with great attention to detail, whilst retaining its alpine charm. Geared for comfort and cosiness it’s even got a Hammam!

info@clubchalets.com

www.clubchalets.com


46

FRA 64 Miles

2 Mins

Half Board

Key Facilities

Chalet Jamais Bleu

4

Courchevel

Chic Chalet offers exceptional home

touches to make your holiday special.

comforts, outstanding cuisine of restaurant

Chic Chalet prides itself on its service and

quality and the highest level of service, in an

attention to detail. As soon as you book,

informal warm environment in one of the best

a small team based in the resort will deal

ski areas of the world, Les 3 Vallées.

directly with you from start to finish. The

Ski In Ski Out

chalet staff are friendly yet professional,

Resort Chauffeur Fully Stocked Open Bar Hot Tub And Spa Treatments Free Wifi Satellite Tv Ski Hosting Service

Chalet Jamais Bleu in La Tania is in an

with a passion for cooking and entertaining,

unbeatable position, just metres from

delivering a high level of customer care they

the piste and less than 2 minutes from

will ensure you want for nothing.

the bubble. Welcoming and comfortable, complete with roaring fire, fabulous views of

For a holiday with a difference, Chic Chalet

Peak Season Prices From:

the Alps, all mod-cons, a hot tub on the sunny

welcome you to the perfect winter retreat in

£679 pp p/week

south-facing terrace and those little extra

the Les 3 Vallées.

Chalet Jamais Bleu +33 (0)631 129 981

info@chic-chalet.com www.chic-chalet.com


47

FRA

Chalet Hotel Les Rhododendrons Plagne 1800

Ideally situated next to the slopes in snow-

coffee, and private wash facilities to ensure you

sure Plagne 1800, this family run chalet-hotel

have comfortable stay. Other facilities include

offers comfortable, great value half board

a sauna, massage room, table tennis, lounge

accommodation. Its high altitude location

rooms, fitness, WIFI and much more. Many

makes it the ideal place for families and groups

dates offer children’s places half price.

73 Miles

1 Min

Half Board

Key Facilities Proximity To Slopes

of mixed abilities – not only do you have the ski

 

school meeting point just a stone’s throw from

The friendly welcome and attention to

the front door, but the chair lift next to the hotel gives you easy access to the rest of Paradiski.

detail by the staff at Les Rhododendrons will ensure that you have an unforgettable holiday enjoying one of the world’s best ski

Every bedroom is equipped with a TV, tea and

areas – La Plagne, Paradiski.

Discounted Ski Hire Sauna Massage Room Fitness Room Table Tennis Rooms With Balconies & Mountain Views

€ Prices From: Low: £197 Mid: £395 High: £650

Chalet Hotel Les Rhododendrons +44 (0)208 144 2264

info@hotel-laplagne.com www.hotel-laplagne.com


48

FRA 40 Miles

5 Mins By Bus

2 x Catered 4 x Self Catered

Key Facilities Sensible Pricing Hour from Geneva Plenty of Food, Unlimited Wine Ensuite Rooms

Host Savoie Ltd Portes du Soleil

Good price, plenty of homecooked food

snow-sure slopes of neighbouring Avoriaz,

and flexible hosts who will go the extra mile

which has one of the best snow records in

to give you a great holiday… a simple but

France. Chalet Chery des Meuniers and Chalet

effective formula! Host Savoie opened its first

Perrier can be booked by the room for full

chalet in 2005 and has expanded ever since,

weeks or short breaks, with huge discounts

focussing on delivering value-for-money

available for group bookings and children.

chalet holidays with the personal touch, at the heart of one of the world’s greatest ski areas.

Flexible Dates Near Bus Stop or Piste

Host Savoie also offers a selection of selfcatered apartments to suit all group sizes and

650km of Skiing

Two spacious and homely catered chalets

budgets, including the Les Crets residence –

sleep 32 guests and both are well located

a beautiful Savoyard barn conversion, and the

(Catered) Peak Season Prices From:

within the charming town of Morzine. They

superb Apartment Rossin in a picture-postcard

have been selected for easy access to the

Ski In Ski Out location.

Host Savoie Ltd +44 (0)771 450 8395

sales@hostsavoie.co.uk www.hostsavoie.co.uk

£345 pp p/week


49

FRA

HÔTEL DE CHARME NEIGE ET ROC

3

Avoriaz

The 3* Neige et Roc hotel run by the Richard-

The Neige et Roc’s restaurant has a roaring log

Taberlet family has a friendly Savoyard

fire and serves fine gastro French cuisine as

atmosphere. Located in a tranquil, natural

well as Savoyard specialities.

43 Miles

Ski In Ski Out

B&B/ Half Board

setting in Avoriaz, a few minutes drive from the village of Morzine, the Neige et Roc is located

The Refuge Bar has been built in a traditional

next to the cable car station and is ski in, ski

warm wooden mountain style and has a sunny

Key Facilities Heated Pool

out, offering 650km of piste at your feet.

terrace facing the foot of the World Cup ski slope for après-ski.

Ski In Ski Out Sauna and Massage Popular Bar Great Food Cosy Rooms Free Bus To Morzine (5 mins)

The hotel’s 30 cosy and wooded rooms equipped with private facilities, bathroom or

There’s also a heated swimming pool, hydro

shower, direct phone, TV with international

indoor swimming pool and sauna, with

channels, safe and balcony.

massages and beauty treatments available.

Hôtel De Charme Neige Et Roc +44 (0)450 790 321

info@neige-roc.com www.neige-roc.com

€ Prices From: €85 - 175 pp p/night


50

FRA 65 Miles

10 Mins

B&B / Catered / Half Board

Key Facilities Rooms With Balconies

Boutique B&B: Mountain Maison Paradiski

Enjoy log fires, delicious organic food and

a deep double-ended bath, or chat around

stylish ensuite rooms in Mountain Maison,

the fire with a glass of wine in one of the

a luxury farmhouse ski chalet in Paradiski with

spacious sitting rooms. There’s also a sauna,

a friendly yet affordable boutique hotel feel.

hot tub and candlelit dining room.

Stay B&B or catered all year round, with a minimum stay of just two nights in winter.

Flexible Breaks

at the heart of the 420km Paradiski domain,

Free WIFI Hot Tub & Sauna Ski In Stay Out Courtesy Resort Shuttle Free Airport Transfers

€ Peak Season Prices From:

Located in a quaint village in Peisey-Vallandry,

Stylishly renovated to combine alpine charm

the farmhouse is just a short transfer from the

with modern comforts, and with just

Eurostar station (courtesy pick up service),

9 bedrooms, Mountain Maison is the perfect

and 2 hours from Geneva (free transfers for

place to relax and unwind. Sink into comfy

groups of 6 or more).

beds with feather duvets, take a long soak in

Double (B&B): £95 p/night Catered: £495 pp p/week

Mountain Maison Boutique B&B +33 (0)626 807 767

info@hiddenalps.co.uk www.hiddenalps.co.uk


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hÔTEL LA MAISON DU BEZ Serre Chevalier

Maison du Bez offers a warm and personal

visit the cosy lounge bar to enjoy your

atmosphere, great food and ensuite

apres-drinks. Share your day with other

accommodation in a fantastic location.

skiers in front of the fire, or outside on the sunny terrace. The Swedish owner and her

At the back of the hotel you can step right

friendly staff will also be happy to share

into your bindings and ski down to the

their skiing stories and maybe even some

Pontillas lift station. The ski area boasts

powder secrets.

68 Miles

Ski In Ski Out

Half Board

Key Facilities Ski In Ski Out Warm and Personal Atmosphere Excellent Food Cosy Salon, Open Fire

250km of all level pistes, as well as easy-

Sunny Terrace With Bar

access off-piste through the famous larch

The highlight of the day is the exquisite

tree forest.

evening meal served in the rustic vaulted cellar, prepared by the very talented chefs.

When you have skied back to the hotel at the end of your skiing day, you can

Bienvenue à la Maison du Bez!

Hôtel La Maison Du Bez +33 (0)492 248 696

ski@hoteldubez.com www.hoteldubez.com

17th Century Village 250km Piste

€ Peak Season Prices From: €475


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FRA 40 Miles

4 Mins

Chalet Symphony Morzine

Chalet Symphony is a truly lovely chalet, a

Food and drink is an important part of Savoie

place where you can relax, make friends and

Flair’s ethos, our professional chef creates

enjoy the fabulous views over the valley.

delicious canapés, served with champagne,

Half Board

Key Facilities Owner Run Spacious & Modern Private Bar Outside Hot Tub All En-Suite Rooms Professional Chef Fine Wines

€ Peak Season Prices From: £525 pp p/week

4

followed by an amazing 4-course dinner Situated in a pretty hamlet close to Morzine

accompanied by a selection of fine wines and

and the main lifts, Chalet Symphony has a

a digestif.

large, welcoming lounge where you can enjoy a drink from the bar in front of the open log

To ensure you take advantage of the

fire or unwind in the outdoor hot tub. The

wonderful skiing on offer we provide a

chalet offers 6 ensuite bedrooms (sleeping

flexible, private minibus service to and from

up to 16 people) with full-length bath, shower

the bottom of the lifts or après-ski bars.

and toilet facilities.

Chalet Symphony +44 (0)800 032 0473

enquiries@savoieflair-morzine.com www.savoieflair-morzine.com


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Rider: Julian Ball, Photo: Damian McArthur

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Alpoholics

67 Miles

Plagne 1800

Alpoholics is an owner run catered chalet

Features include a hot tub on the huge sunny

company now entering our 2nd year of

terrace 21m2 and we are also the only official

business. We have moved from low lying

test centre for Bataleon snowboards and their

Morzine to the snow-sure heights of La

awesome, patented Triple Base Technology.

Plagne 1800 where we have a better

Check out our website www.alpoholics.co.uk

1 Min

3 Course Evening Meal

Key Facilities 4 En-Suite Rooms

chalet, just metres from the lifts and bars.

for prices, availability and to read our guest

All bedrooms are ensuite and our chef has

reviews from last year. Also, new for this

been plucked straight from Oxford’s leading

season we have an brand new HD camcorder

5* hotel. Our philosophy is simple: a hugely

and can film memorable parts of your holiday

personalised, professional but fun service at a

and send you home with a fully edited DVD

fraction of the price.

of your trip.

Metres From Ski Lift Bataleon Test Centre Outdoor Hot Tub Playstation 3 Satellite TV WIFI Internet In-House Ski Servicing

€ Peak Season Prices From: £409 pp

Alpoholics +44 (0)7576 033 332

info@alpoholics.co.uk www.alpoholics.co.uk


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FRA 49 Miles

4 Mins

La Ferme a Mamy Morzine

A stunning 240-year-old farmhouse awaits you

This luxury farmhouse chalet is located in

at La Ferme a Mamy offering a sense of luxury

a quiet back road, but is an easy 4 minute

and an atmosphere rarely found in chalets.

walk to the centrally located Super Morzine

Fully Catered

Key Facilities Ensuite Bedrooms Bathrobes & Slippers Hot Tub Sauna Bar & TV Area Games Room WIFI & Guest Computer

€ Peak Season Prices From:

gondola giving easy access to the heart of This 18th century Savoyard farmhouse, fully

the Portes du Soleil region. We also offer a

refurbished, retains all of its original features

minibus service to take and pick you up from

– slate floors, ancient beams, open log fire,

the lifts, saving the need to walk anywhere.

rustic walls, and spacious rooms. Standing beneath the beams of this historic building

La Ferme a Mamy is equipped to a level that

you will be taken aback by the level of

should be expected of a luxury chalet of the

comfort, space and luxury on offer.

highest standard.

La Ferme a Mamy +33 (0)683 734 137

info@rideslide.co.uk www.rideslide.co.uk

£445 per person


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FRA

HOTEL CHRISTIANIA

2

Haute Savoie

The Hotel Christiania is a traditional alpine

service and have an enviable reputation for

hotel situated in the very heart of the beautiful

our excellent cuisine and extensive wine list.

45.5 Miles

1 Min

French alpine village of Les Gets. The ski in ski out location makes the hotel the perfect

Our cosy fireside lounge and quiet bar is

destination for quick access to the vast the

always popular at the end of the day or

Portes du Soleil ski area. There are 19 ensuite

guests can relax in our reading lounge and tv

Half Board

Key Facilities Ski In Ski Out

bedrooms in total, a mix of twins, doubles

room. Two outdoor hot tubs, sauna, ski room,

and family rooms. At the Christiania we

heated boot room, kids playroom and creche

pride ourselves on an extremely high level of

add to the hotel’s facilities.

2 Outdoor Hot Tubs Transfer Service Heated Boot Room Bar & Fireside Lounge Satellite TV Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: €125 pp p/night

+44 (0)1738 840888 +33 (0)450 758 244

info@hotelchristiania.com www.hotelchristiania.com


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SWI FRA 68 Miles

5 Mins / 1 Min Chauffeur

Alpine Escape – La Tania, Courchevel & Les 3

Fully Catered

Key Facilities

Be truly spoilt by Alpine Escape

area in the world.

this winter – choose from one of

Relax and let us look after you

our four beautiful ski to the door

– after a hard day on the piste,

chalets in the picturesque snow-

unwind in the hot tub with a glass

sure resort of La Tania, in the heart

of bubbly, and let our professional

of Les 3 Vallées, the largest skiing

chef prepare a sumptuous four

Alpine Escape

+33 (0)625 335 118

4 Luxury Chalets Ski In Ski Out Complimentary Bar Professional Chefs Hot Tubs & Sauna Ski Hosting Service TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence Concierge Service

€ Peak Season Prices From: £599 p/person p/week


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Luxury Ski ChaletS VallĂŠess course meal, accompanied by

to create a tailor-made perfect

carefully selected wines that will

holiday for you. We can organise

compliment your dinner perfectly.

everything from ski guides and

We are a small dedicated company,

restaurant bookings to qualified

so from your initial enquiry through

nannies and that all-important end

to the end of your stay we will help

of the day massage.

info@alpine-escape.co.uk

www.alpine-escape.com


O.T Morzine

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FRA 29 Miles

10 Mins

Half Board

Key Facilities Adjoining Ski Hire Shop WIFI Lively Bar Easy To Find Close To Super Morzine Gondola

The Ridge Hotel Morzine

The Ridge Hotel in Morzine is a fun and

there is a wide variety of accommodation

stylish place to stay, with its own ski hire

to suit all sizes of bookings, from twins and

shop right next door to take care of all

doubles to a four bed family room, and a

your winter sports needs, and its own

seven bed room for people seeking extra

Wintersteiger Tuning Centre. The hotel bar is

value for money.

a popular place for a drink and there is also a games room and big screen televisions.

€ Peak Season Prices From: 7 Nights: €300 p/person

The Ridge can be booked by the room, by the floor, or on an exclusive basis for total

Outdoor Sun Terrace Flexible Booking

2

Located close to the Super Morzine

privacy. The hotel also offers flexible arrival

gondola, The Ridge has a total of 30

and departure dates so you don’t have to

bedrooms all with ensuite facilities. The

arrive on a set day.

contemporary interior design is chic, and

Morzine Lets +33 (0)676 830 177

info@morzinelets.com www.morzinelets.com


O.T Morzine

59

FRA

The Rhodos Hotel

2

Morzine

The Rhodos Hotel in the centre of the

that includes traditional snacks and pizza.

traditional ski resort of Morzine has been

Live music nights attract a great crowd of

totally refurbished to provide excellent

people, and throughout the winter season

accommodation at the heart of this

there is plenty of entertainment including

buzzing French town. Located opposite

games nights.

the town hall, the Rhodos has a total of 16

29 Miles

10 Mins

Half Board

Key Facilities Central Location WIFI Live Music

bedrooms with accommodation to suit all

An added benefit is that the free shuttle

sizes of bookings, from doubles and twins,

bus stops right outside the hotel, giving

triples and a five bed room for people

guests fast access to the slopes of Avoriaz,

seeking extra value for money.

Ardent and Pleney. There is flexible booking

French Style Bar Outdoor Sun Terrace Modern Restaurant Flexible Booking

so you can arrive midweek and take The Rhodos bar is a great place to meet,

advantage of cheaper flights into Geneva.

drink and eat. It has a popular bar menu

Morzine Lets +33 (0)676 830 177

info@morzinelets.com www.morzinelets.com

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From: 7 nights: â‚Ź380 p/person


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FRA 55 Miles

On-Piste

Catered

Key Facilities Ski In Ski Out Hot-Tub Free WIFI iPad

CHAM CHALET Chamonix

Cham Chalet has the prime location in

cold evenings. Chamonix is only 1 hour drive

Chamonix for keen skiers. We are situated on

from Geneva airport, an easy transfer, offering

the sunny side of the Savoy piste, opposite

a perfect base for both skiing and boarding,

the Brevent lift station, making us probably

plus the opportunity to ski Italy & Switzerland

the only fully ski in ski out chalet in Chamonix.

in the same week.

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains from our luxury hot-tub.

Boot Drier

while being only a 5 minute walk away from

Up to 8 Guests

€ Peak Season Prices From: €700 pp p/w

Our chalet enjoys a truly panoramic setting

Managed by the owners, we hope to share

the town centre. We cater for up to eight

our passion for Chamonix. We have four

guests with delicious meals & carefully

bedrooms & three bathrooms with plentiful

selected wines included.

hot water and a wood-burning stove for those

Cham Chalet +44 (0)207 193 0648

info@chamchalet.co.uk www.chamonixskiout.com


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FRA

HÔTEL BELLECÔTE

3 71 Miles

Paradiski

The Hôtel and Restaurant Bellecôte is

of the region. The Hôtel Bellecôte’s wellness

perfectly located at the heart of the giant

centre and fitness rooms are a particular

Paradiski region which links La Plagne

asset for guests who receive inclusive

and Les Arcs at Montchavin Les Coches.

access to these facilities, which include a

The 3* hotel, sitting at 1250m, epitomises

hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi.

1 Min

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Superb Location

pure mountain charm with the convivial atmosphere of a typical Savoyard mountain house, warm like its decor of natural wood.

Wellness Centre

Easy to reach by road, rail or air – with a choice of Chambery (115km), Grenoble (195km), Lyon (202km) or Geneva (148km)

Fitness Centre Spa Facilities Family Rooms Available Ski Passes, Ski Lessons Transfers On Demand

The family-friendly ambience of the hotel

to fly in to, the hotel has its own minivan

extends to its first class restaurant facilities

service which will collect you from your

Half Board Prices From:

where the creative kitchen serves up the

station or airport and bring you straight to

authentic flavours, perfumes and specialties

the hotel by prior reservation.

Hôtel Bellecôte + 33 (0)479 078 330

hotelbellecotelaplagne@wanadoo.fr www.hotelbellecote.fr

Double: €162-€240 p/night Single: €95-€160 p/night


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FRA 70 Miles

15 Mins

B&B / Half Board

Hotel La Petite Auberge

1

Les Arcs

Robin and Becky welcome you to Hotel La

Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosière, Tignes and Val

Petite Auberge, a peaceful retreat where

d’Isère), you would be forgiven for believing

weary skiers can end their day with a hearty

that you were in the heart of the countryside

meal and a good night’s sleep.

in such a tranquil environment.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the town,

We pride ourselves on a very warm

our quaint rustic-style hotel is uniquely

welcome and clean, comfortable and

situated, with stunning views of the

affordable accommodation.

Key Facilities Restaurant Car Park Discount Ski & Boot Hire Free WIFI Easy Access To Val D’isere, Tignes, La Plagne & La Rosiere Quiet Location Mountain Views

mountains hosting the stations of Les Arcs. Our cosy hotel is also home to the excellent

Despite being located only seconds from the

Restaurant La Petite Auberge, providing the

Peak Season Prices From:

main Route National (RN90 - gateway to the

very best of local and regional cuisine.

€45 p/room p/night

Haute-Tarentaise ski stations including Les

Les Chalets de Philippe +33 (0)479 070 586

reservations@hotellapetiteauberge.com www.hotellapetiteauberge.com


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FRA 60 Miles

1 Min

B&B

HOTEL SLALOM

3

Les Houches, Chamonix Hotel Slalom is superbly situated next to

Offering completely refurbished rooms in

the world-famous Kandahar downhill run

a contemporary style with Egyptian cotton

opposite the main lift in Les Houches,

linen, plasma TVs & DVD players, the

within the stunning Chamonix Valley.

hotel has WIFI throughout & sleek modern bathrooms in 10 en-suite bedrooms.

Key Facilities Ski To The Door Childcare Facilities Ski Lessons Pre-Booked Ski Hire Organised Library Of Books & DVDs Ski & Boot Room Transfers Organised Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From:

This ski to the door hotel prides itself on its personal and friendly service. Relax with

Just one hour’s drive from Geneva airport

music or the occasional live sports event

with a variety of restaurants, ski hire &

in the Slalom Bar after a hard day’s skiing,

village shops on your doorstep, the free

whilst taking in the amazing views of the

Chamonix shuttle bus service stops just

Mont Blanc Massif.

over the road for the ski areas of Brévent/ Flégère, Les Grands Montets & Le Tour.

Room: €128 p/night

Hotel Slalom +33 (0)450 544 060

info@hotelslalom.net www.hotelslalom.net


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FRA

The Lodge Morzine

4

Haute Savoie

The Lodge Morzine is the best place to

luxury apartments of 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms

stay in the fashionable resort of Morzine.

accommodating from 2 to 8 people. The

50 Miles

10 Mins

apartments have been built in a traditional When it comes to luxury alpine

alpine style which gives a warm and cosy feel.

accommodation The Lodge Morzine is the

Self Catered

Key Facilities

place to stay whether you wish to stay for a

Each apartment is furnished to a very high

weekend or a mid-week break – minimum

standard with modern bathrooms, open

stay 3 nights.

plan living areas, spacious bedrooms with balconies & spectacular views, fully

Table D’Hote Menu Jacuzzi, Sauna, Gym, Traditional Alpine Restaurant Bar with Pool Table Sky TV Terrace Disabled Access Apartments

Just 1km from the centre of the village,

equipped kitchens include hob, fridge/

accessed using the free bus that stops

freezer, combination oven/microwave &

right outside. The Lodge was originally

dishwasher. The apartments offer Freeview

Peak Season Prices From:

built as a hotel in 1932 & is now twenty

TV & free WIFI access.

€459 pp p/week

The Lodge Morzine +33 (0)450 797 434

info@thelodgemorzine.com www.thelodgemorzine.com


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FRA 30 Miles

5-15 Mins

Self Catered

Key Facilities

More Mountain Apartments Morzine

More Mountain have created seven

property on arrival & is on hand throughout

premium self-catered apartments in

your stay. A complimentary welcome

central Morzine. All are new developments

pack is provided as are linen, towels

or have undergone high-spec renovations &

and toiletries. We can arrange “Gourmet

comfortably sleep 4-6 people.

Meals on Wheels” to be delivered to your

Central Morzine

apartment, discounted airport transfers & ski

Free Parking In Resort Concierge  Newly Built / Newly Refurbed Properties Spacious ,Contemporary and Stylish Interiors  Free WIFI

Featuring mountain views, spacious

passes, plus ski hire delivered to your door.

communal areas, modern contemporary interiors, free WIFI, Bose iPod docks,

We also have three large 8-12 person luxury

Nintendo Wii, UK satellite TV, flatscreen

catered chalets in central Morzine. Airport

Discounted Lift Passes

TV’s, Egyptian cotton linen, luxury

transfers & a daily “pick up & drop off”

Peak Season Prices From:

L’Occitane toiletries & log fires. Our in-

service, to & from the ski lifts in our Landrover

€1600 p/week

resort concierge will greet you at your

Defenders, are included in the price.

More Mountain Apartments +33 (0)686 021 805

info@moremountain.com www.moremountain.com


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FRA

Hôtel Les Grands Montets

3

Haute-Savoie

At the bottom of the legendary ski area,

the bottom of the slopes and ski passes on

come and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of a

sale at the reception desk.

62 Miles

2 Mins

real mountain style chalet, where most of the rooms and the facilities are facing Mont Blanc:

Rooms are spacious and very comfortable,

indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna,

with a balcony or a terrace overlooking either

B&B

Key Facilities Facing Mont Blanc

steam room, gym and massage room.

Mont Blanc or Glacier. Warmly decorated with personalised fabrics, duvets and assorted

Facing the highest summit of Europe,

cushions, all rooms are different. On the Mont

spend relaxing hours on the terrace, by the

Blanc side, double, triple or duplex “Mountain

open fireplace of the lounge or at the bar.

Spirit” rooms and suites. Doubles, twin or

Everything has been thought out to make you

triples, the “Classics” can all be adapted to

have an unforgettable stay in the mountains:

suit couples, friends or families.

ski lockers, laundry, WIFI, covered car park at

Hôtel Les Grands Montets +33 (0)450 540 666

Bottom Of Ski Lifts Indoor Swimming Pool And Gym Spa, Sauna, Hammam, Outdoor Hot Tub Ski Room Quiet Area Cosy Atmosphere

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €130 p/night

info@hotel-grands-montets.com www.hotel-grands-montets.com


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SWI Highest Peak Dom

SWITZERLAND

(4,545m)

Highest Lift Zermatt (3,899m)

Biggest Linked Ski Area 4 Valleys (412km)

Switzerland is where winter sports

neighbours, Saas-Fee and Zermatt.

holidays were invented nearly 150

They do have much in common,

years ago. It remains the destination

including both being so high and

of choice for many, with its reputation

snow-sure they offer near year-round

for excellent service, stunning

skiing with a shared summer ski

mountain scenery, classic resorts,

pass. Both are car-free, spectacularly

high, snow-sure ski slopes, and some

beautiful surrounded by stunning

of the world’s biggest lift-served

scenery. Zermatt has the bigger area

descents. A sizeable chunk of the

and slightly higher lifts, including

world’s best-known resorts are here.

Europe’s highest at 3899m, and the

Winter Olympics

option to ski over to Cervinia in Italy.

St Moritz (1928, 1948)

Currency Swiss Franc (CHF)

Zermatt and Saas-Fee Some say there are plans one day to

Jungfrau

create a ski lift-link between Valais

One of the world’s most scenically


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REASONS TO SKI

SWITZERLAND swiss-image.ch/Valais/Christian Perret

1. Spectacular scenery. 2. Great service. 3. Big verticals served by Europe’s highest lifts. 4. High quality product. spectacular areas, the Jungfrau is

5. Efficient transport links.

revolving restaurant used in the

home to some of the world’s original

James Bond film On Her Majesty’s

ski resorts, as well as the most jaw-

Secret Service, the first Alpine

dropping views of the Eiger, Mönch

Ski World Championships were staged here in 1931. The first

and Jungfrau itself; first climbed 200 good from around the world then

Inferno race, the world’s longest

followed and they’re still arriving.

downhill race, had happened just

Grindelwald has more than 860

Mürren, with which it shares a lift

before and is still staged annually,

years of history. The first person

pass, is a charming little village,

attracting around 1500 skiers.

to ski here was Englishman Gerald

which has managed to escape

This descends to Lauterbrunnen

Fox, who put his skis on in his

over-development despite also

in the valley below, ideally located

hotel bedroom in 1881 and walked

being famous in the history of

between Mürren and Wengen,

out through the bar to the slopes

winter sports since the very start

with Grindelwald and the city of

wearing them; the great and the

of downhill skiing. As well as the

Interlaken all included on the pass.

years ago this year.


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SWI

SWITZERLAND CONTINUED Les 4 Vallées

access to Switzerland’s largest area

June, thanks to the ice flyer chairlift

Verbier is one of the world’s

with 400km of runs. Nendaz has

across its glacier.

greatest ski resorts, and is ranked

a reputation as the more family-

by many experienced skiers in

friendly and affordable option of the

Adelboden is a picturesque traditional

their top five, even number one.

two, with some of the opinion that it

Swiss resort with a global reputation,

The resort has a huge ski area

has faster access each morning to

and an unusually large modern ski

with a vast vertical topped by a

the slopes.

area, while Grimentz is a largely

glacier; and although most of the

untouched village, which meets

development is actually post-war

More Classics

virtually every conceivable criteria

it retains an authentic Swiss village

Engelberg stands alone in central

for an “ideal ski resort” (scenery,

feel, with chalet-style architecture

Switzerland, with high-altitude skiing

ambience, facilities, ski area size,

and an action-packed nightlife.

on the Titlis mountain accessed by

extensiveness and variety of terrain),

It shares the 4 Vallées pass with

its famous rotating cable car; it has a

along with high-altitude skiing

neighbouring Nendaz, giving

ski season that lasts from October to

reached by gondola.


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SWI

THE CAMBRIAN

4

A MEMBER OF DESIGN HOTELS 39 Miles

Adelboden

With stunning mountain views of the Swiss

heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools,

Alps in every direction, The Cambrian offers

a well equipped gym, tranquil treatment

the kind of location that desk huggers the

rooms, a Finnish sauna with steam bath

world over spend their days dreaming about.

and rain shower, and a sleeping area. In

Located in the leading resort of Adelboden

the restaurant the hotel serves “new alpine

in the Bernese Oberland, the hotel provides

cuisine” – a fresh interpretation of mountain

authentic local colour, cosmopolitan comfort

classics, making use of the finest local

and inspiring cuisine backed up by

seasonal ingredients. Later on you can chill

superb service.

with your favourite tipple in Scott’s Bar.

To soak away your aches and pains after

Find the Cambrian at Dorfstrasse 7, 3715

a hard day on the slopes The Cambrian’s

Adelboden, Switzerland

award-winning Just Pure Spa incorporates

5 mins

Half Board

Key Facilities In/Outdoor Pool Free Spa Facilities Child Care Ski Instructors Organised Hotel Pick-Up Service Ski Storage Room Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: 315CHF p/night Single: 290CHF p/night

The Cambrian Hotel & Spa +41 (0)33 673 8383

info@thecambrianadelboden.com www.thecambrianadelboden.com


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SWI 163 Miles

10 Mins

Breakfast Included

Key Facilities

THE OMNIA

Zermatt

There’s an immediate WOW factor

To help you do just that The Omnia

at the Omnia Mountain Lodge which

builds on its great location with

perches on a cliff in the centre of

exquisite interior design, based on

Zermatt. Passing through a tunnel,

a contemporary interpretation of the

you’ll come to an elevator rising up

classic American mountain lodge, fine

through the rock and bringing you

cuisine, a wonderful wellness centre

to the lobby at 1649.4m above sea

and seamless service, to create

level. Here you have effectively passed

a harmonious guest experience.

Swimming Pool & Spa Library With Fireplace Restaurant With Fireplace Bar & Sun Terrace Cavern Club Cinema Boardroom

through a portal into another world,

Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From:

one where you can forget time, where

There are 30 rooms, including 12

you are from, where you are going and

suites all equipped with the latest

just enjoy life.

technology. There is no room

The Omnia

+41 (0)27 966 7171

Call +41 (0)27 966 7171 for the latest prices


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SUPERIOR

design conformity here, in fact the

decks high above the roofs

the space to enjoy. After dinner relax

opposite is the case with each

of Zermatt.

on the sofa by the fireplace to enjoy an espresso and grappa, or whatever else

room varying in layout and décor

you desire.

and none with a room number. In

The Omnia’s intimate restaurant is

addition, most rooms and suites

a place you’ll want to spend the night

have a balcony with breathtaking

in, with residents and their guests

The wellness centre features an

panoramic views of the Matterhorn

equally welcome. Executive Patrick

indoor/outdoor pool, Finnish sauna,

and other surrounding mountains.

Weber creates modern, uncomplicated

Turkish bath, caldarium, flower steam

cuisine providing authentic flavours

room, hi-tech gym, two treatment

The Omnia’s lobby has a library

using seasonal ingredients. His food

rooms, a relaxation room and an

and fireplace, restaurant, bar,

is served to you by staff who are both

outdoor Jacuzzi with, once again,

boardroom, cavern and two sun

efficient and understated, giving you

wonderful views.

info@the-omnia.com

www.the-omnia.com


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SWI 180 Miles

1 Min

B&B

Key Facilities

HOTEL MATTERHORN Zermatt is a very special resort, with

This “Design and Lifestyle Hotel

Europe’s highest lifts, one of the

Garni” was created by Heinz Julen,

world’s biggest lift-served verticals

world famous for his eye-catching

and the iconic backdrop of the

creations. With its distinct lines,

Matterhorn making it hard to beat.

the architectural style follows that

Swimming Pool

of the mountain railways creating

Spa Facilities + Treatments Bar & Lounge Fireplace Outdoor Whirlpool Conference Room  Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From:

The resort is full of top class

a building that is elegant, without

accommodation too, so to stand

being obtrusive, blending perfectly

out is a challenge, and the answer

into the mountain environment.

from the Matterhorn Focus team was to design the hotel like a work

The hotel is not big, with just 30

of art.

spacious double, superior double,

Hotel Matterhorn Focus

+41 (0)27 966 2424

Double: €260 p/night Single: €185 p/night


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FOCUS

Zermatt

family rooms and suites, some with

4

either the Matterhorn or of Zermatt.

There are many very special cool features to the hotel, for example the

freestanding bath tubs specially created for the hotel, placed to

Facilities include a sophisticated

lower station of the Klein-Matterhorn

provide a view of the Matterhorn,

wellness oasis complete with a

cable car is accessible in just 2

others looking on to the resort’s car-

wonderful interior pool, outdoor

minutes through an underground

free, but often bustling streets.

whirlpool, heated couches,

passageway from the hotel. But the

saltwater bath, caldarium, Finnish

key element of the success of the

Heinz Julen was responsible for the

sauna and a rest area, which

Matterhorn Focus, behind the great

interior design and all the rooms are

altogether provide complete peace

design and the excellent facilities,

furnished with furniture and works

and relaxation. A wide range of

is he high standard of discreet but

of art created by him. Nearly all the

massage and beauty treatments are

attentive service required by the

rooms have a balcony with a view of

of course also available.

owners, Sonja und Christian Noti.

info@matterhorn-focus.ch

www.matterhorn-focus.ch


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SWI 155 Miles

2 Mins

Half Board

Key Facilities

HOTEL ALEX

Zermatt

The Hotel Alex is perfectly situated

to beat. Described as having an

in the centre of Zermatt just off on

“extravagant mountain style”, each

a hidden back street, giving you the

room has been designed in its own

bustle of beautiful Zermatt right on

eclectic way, with surprises at every

your doorstep, but the peace and

turn. Some of the bedrooms are

quiet you would expect from an

clad with heavily incised original

escape to the mountains.

panelling from old mountain

Swimming Pool Spa & Exercise Facilities Play Room Indoor Tennis And Squash

chalets, others with vibrant ceiling

4 Bars / Restaurants Meeting Facilities WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From:

From the moment you arrive at

and wall murals, inspired by the

Hotel Alex, it’s obvious that nothing

ancients. Every room or suite,

is too much trouble. The warm and

offers its own artistic and individual

friendly welcome is simply hard

design. The overall style of the

Hotel Alex Zermatt

+41 (0)27 966 7070

Half Board: €280 p/room p/night


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4

DELUXE

hotel is actually hard to define,

different themed corners including

And finally you can escape from the

but it certainly works. An eclectic

“The Highlander”, a Scottish corner

hustle and bustle of everyday life

mix of artefacts and objet d’Art

with leather floors, serving a variety

and allow yourself to just drift away

are somewhat randomly but also

of whiskies.

and be pampered. At Hotel Alex wellbeing is a priority and so there

perfectly positioned all around the The Alex has a newly-built wine

are three massage rooms, saunas, a

cellar for up to 22 people called

tepidarium, a sanarium, a massage

The Alex is famous for a wonderful

Bodega Bacchus, serving exquisite

chair and a tropical shower, need we

lounge-cocktail-bar with many

set menus along with wine from all

say more..?

intimate corners forming an alpine

over the world. The wine cellar is

world of art displays and designer

truly something to admire, in fact

fabrics. With three fireplaces and

it’s breathtaking.

hotel, it really is a feast for the eyes.

info@hotelalexzermatt.com

www.hotelalexzermatt.com


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SWI 130 Miles

5 Mins

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities

Hotel Walser

3

Saas-Fee

The Hotel Walser is found right in the heart

The modern lounge bar with fireplace is

of Saas-Fee. It is a modern 3* Hotel with

directly beside the restaurant and has a sun

20 comfortably furnished guest rooms all

terrace also offering excellent views onto

offering a balcony and spectacular views of

the mountain village.

the mountain or glacier village.

Lounge Bar & Restaurant

For added convenience, there is free luggage

Sauna & Solarium Free Ski Locker Free Luggage Transport WIFI (Pay)

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From:

The hotel has a friendly ambience

transport to and from the multi-storey car

throughout, offering a super and relaxing

park and a free ski locker at the mountain

holiday for guests. The restaurant provides

railway, available to all guests at Hotel Walser.

excellent international cuisine as well as a unique picture gallery.

There is also a sauna and solarium to really relax the muscles and feel truly regenerated.

Double: 170CHF B&B Single: 95CHF B&B

Hotel Walser +41 (0)27 957 2914

info@hotelwalser.ch www.hotelwalser.ch


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HOTEL BERNERHOF

2

Jungfrau Region

The Chalet Hotel Bernerhof is conveniently

furnished, with compact shower & all the

located in the heart of Wengen, a beautiful

usual facilities. The attic rooms with bunk

car-free zone reached only by train, offering

beds are excellent for young people or

the purest fresh air to ski in. Overlooking

children & they can use the bathroom

the nursery slopes and also close to the

facilities on the floor below.

40 Miles

2 Mins

B&B / Half Board

Other Facilities Train Station Luggage Pick-Up

train and cable car station, ski rental shops,

(By Arrangement)

restaurants and bars, the Hotel Bernerhof

The hotel has a cosy and rustic dining room

offers everything on the doorstep making

and an Ă  la carte restaurant well known for

â‚Ź

its specialities like cheese fondue, raclette,

Peak Season Prices From:

your holiday easy and relaxing.

meat fondue or fire stones. Rooms have 2-4 beds and are simply

Hotel Bernerhof +41 (0)33 855 2721

mail@behof.ch www.behof.ch

Double: 170CHF p/night Single: 90CHF p/night


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SWI 120 Miles

2 Mins

MIRABEAU HOTEL

4

The Mirabeau is one of the premier addresses

with wood to provide calm comfort.

SUPERIOR

Zermatt

in Zermatt and boasts a quiet, central location B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Swimming Pool Fitness Room

with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

You can choose between the gourmet

With a full-treatment Alpine spa and an

restaurant or the more casual Josef’s Wine

award-winning gourmet restaurant, this is

Lounge to experience culinary highlights day

Alpine design at its best.

after day.

The Mirabeau offers a sophisticated yet

If a true pampering session is the order

luxurious atmosphere, high-end, high-touch

of the day, relax in the spa, where a wide

alpine design, where traditional meets modern.

range of restorative alpine products and

Beautiful fur and sumptuous linens combine

treatments are available.

Mirabeau Hotel & Residence +41 (0)27 966 2660

info@hotel-mirabeau.ch www.hotel-mirabeau.ch

Private Spa Free WIFI Josefs Wine Lounge Gourmet Restaurant “Le Corbeau d’Or”

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €474 p/night


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SWI

Boutique Hotel Belvedere

4

SUPERIOR

Grindelwald

The Swiss Quality Hotel Belvedere is a family

The Belvedere has a great activity program

run and owned hotel situated in an ideal

of curling & tobogganing, free entrance to the

location just 5 minutes walk from the centre

local sports centre as well as a hotel spa with

of Grindelwald, with stunning mountain views

indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Finnish and bio sauna,

of the Eiger.

steam bath, massages and our popular outside saltwater Jacuzzi.

5 Mins

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Indoor / Outdoor Pool Spa Facilities Family Rooms & Suites

Grindelwald is member of “Best of the Alps”

Rooms for Snorers

and just 2 hours from Zürich or Geneva. The

The Belvedere is the right choice if you love

hotel operates a private hotel ski bus, as well

great food, a cosy and familiar atmosphere

as a restaurant with live music & excellent

with a touch of class.

Piano Bar Crèche in Ski Area Kids Games Room Free WIFI

six-course dinners, as well as beautiful buffets and fondue evenings.

100 Miles

No1 with TripAdvisor

Peak Season Prices From: Packages incl. skipass available

Boutique Hotel Belvedere +41 (0)33 888 9999

hotel@belvedere-grindelwald.ch www.belvedere-grindelwald.ch


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SWI 115 Miles

5 Mins

Hotel Eiger MUErren Jungfrau Region

The Hotel Eiger is owned and managed by

exclusive Swiss mountain holiday in car-free

the 4th generation of the Staehli family and is

Muerren.

well located opposite the BLM train station at B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities Ski In Ski Out Family Suites Restaurant & Bar Swimming Pool

1650m making for a ‘snow sure’ ski holiday.

Relax in the indoor swimming pool with

Only 5 minutes from the nearest ski lift and

Jacuzzi and sauna after a day in powder

some slopes ending literally in the locker

snow, and enjoy the sunset on the mountain

room, you couldn’t ask for a better location.

range across the valley. In the popular Eiger

Jacuzzi, Sauna, Solarium

Stuebli restaurant, locals and guests meet to

Cable TV with BBC Free Internet

€ Peak Season Prices From:

Offering bright and cosy rooms and suites

enjoy a meat or cheese fondue and the nights

individually designed and furnished with

can last forever in the Taechi Bar.

wood in an alpine style, Hotel Eiger offers an

Double: €240 p/night Single: €170 p/night

Hotel Eiger +41 (0)33 856 5454

info@hoteleiger.com www.hoteleiger.com


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SWI

Hotel Schützen

3 38 Miles

Lauterbrunnen

The Hotel Schützen is located in the “Valley of

Beautifully comfortable rooms with stunning

Waterfalls” – in Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese

views and a gorgeous relaxed atmosphere

Oberland. A very friendly three-star hotel

really do give you that relaxed holiday feeling

with simply spectacular views of the Bernese

very quickly.

5 Mins

B&B / Half & Full Board / Self Catering

Alps, this hotel is just a five-minute walk from Lauterbrunnen railway station. The Hotel’s

Feel like a true film star dining in the

central location makes it really easy to explore

revolving restaurant Piz Gloria, where the

the superb surroundings by bus, train or car.

James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed.

This is a classic Swiss chalet-style building, originally built in 1671, offering

With breathtaking natural surroundings,

a combination of old traditions working

waterfalls, glaciers and unrivalled Alpine views

perfectly with modern-day trends.

– The Hotel Schützen delivers on every level.

Hotel Schützen +41 (0)33 855 3025

info@hotelschuetzen.com www.hotelschuetzen.com

Key Facilities Spectactular Views Ski In Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: 35CHF pp p/night


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SWI 145 Miles

5 Mins

HOTEL ELITE

3

Saas Fee

The charming Hotel Elite, in the heart of

providing real personal service.

Saas-Fee, is well situated in a peaceful & B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities

attractive area with a wonderful view of the

As one of the most child-friendly hotels

mountains only a 5–8 minutes walk to the

in Saas-Fee, Hotel Elite doesn’t just talk

cable cars for skiing, walking or just relaxing.

about family friendliness – they live it! Toys,

Very Central Location, But Quiet All Rooms With Balcony Mountain View

colouring materials and a variety of games Here you are greeted with a warm, friendly,

provide endless fun. Families can also

homely and relaxing environment for a

enjoy special price offers on the Saas-Fee

perfect and relaxing holiday.

cable cars.

With four single rooms and 15 double

Recommended by TripAdvisor.com Hotel

rooms this hotel aims to really spoil

Elite provides excellent meals including

its guests, fulfilling their every wish &

fondue chinoise & raclette.

Hotel Elite +41 (0)27 958 6060

hotel@elite-saas-fee.ch www.elite-saas-fee.ch

Free WIFI

€ Special Offer Package Includes: Ski-Pass Saas-Fee Europe’s most snow-sure winter resort from 630CHF - pp p/week 10-17 December 7-14 January 21-28 January


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SWI

STEINMATTLI HOTEL

4

Adelboden

The Steinmattli Hotel is located just 100m

Hotel Steinmattli has 56 recently renovated

from the village gondola station which links

rooms as well as a totally renovated

up with the popular Silleren gondola (Dorf

restaurant bar, lounge and a wellness area

– OEY – Bergläger – Silleren). This is the

that includes sauna, solarium, Jacuzzi, fitness

gondola to the largest ski area in the region

and massage room.

40 Miles

1 Min

Half Board

Key Facilities Only 100m From The Gondola

around Adelboden.

Quiet Location

As a ski area, you can choose from over 56 Situated in a peaceful, quiet and sunny

different gondola, chair lift and T-bar routes

location, close to the centre of the village of

and discover Adelboden’s interconnected ski

Adelboden with its bustling main street and

area with over 185km of groomed pistes. This

great variety of bars and shops, guests enjoy

area is one of the biggest and most popular

breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and the

for snow sports in Switzerland.

Sauna Steam Bath WIFI (Pay)

€ Peak Season Prices From: 95CHF pp p/night

surrounding mountain peaks.

Hotel Steinmattli +41 (0)33 673 3939

info@hotel-steinmattli.ch www.hotel-steinmattli.ch

(including breakfast)


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SWI 120 Miles

On-Piste

Catered

Chalet Cole Ridge Grimentz

Hot Tub Free WIFI Ski Hosting Discounted Ski Hire

€ Low Season Prices From: £635 pp p/week

UNOFFICIAL

SLEEPS 8-10

Chalet Cole Ridge is a magnificent premium

There is an indoor sauna on the lower floor,

chalet located in a stunning position directly

four double/twin bedrooms, as well as chalet

on the piste and overlooking the historic

hosts and food that rivals the very best.

village of Grimentz in the Val D’Anniviers. Grimentz has been described by Where to

Key Facilities Sauna

4

Sleeping up to 10 people and with a south-

Ski and Snowboard 2011 as “Europe’s best-

facing sunken Jacuzzi with stunning views

kept secret” and an “undiscovered gem”. The

overlooking the mountains, this chalet is

village itself has tiny cobbled streets and the

exceptional. Inside is a large contemporary

ski area covers over 220km across 5 resorts

open-plan living room with double-sided open

with the vast majority of the skiing being

fireplace and massive windows; a gallery area

above 2100m, snow sure for sure!

above floods light across the entire chalet.

Mountain Heaven +44 (0)151 625 1921

info@mountainheaven.co.uk mountainheaven.co.uk


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SWI

Chalet Cygnet

4 7 Miles

Les 4 Vallées

Chalet Cygnet is an owner run luxury ski

of modern and traditional. The two upstairs

chalet offering outstanding personalised

bedrooms both have a private bathroom with

service and is rated the top catered chalet

shower or bath, whilst the two bedrooms

in the area. Situated in a quiet area midway

downstairs share a bathroom with shower. All

between the major lifts allowing the best

are equipped with fluffy bath towels, robes

possible access to Les 4 Vallées.

and a powerful hairdryer.

Chaffeur Service

Half Board

Key Facilities Free Transfer (From Sion Station Or Airport) Chauffeur Service

The interior provides absolute comfort and

Whole chalet or individual bookings are

Excellent Dining Experience Outdoor Hot Tub

serves your needs in all aspects. The pine

available. Friends, families or small groups are

timbered walls of our four comfortable

all welcome, and those not in groups will find

bedrooms, combined with crisp white duvets

Chalet Cygnet the ideal place to make friends

and pillows gives just the right combination

and share their day’s experiences.

Ski Boot Heater Free WIFI Wii Entertainment

€ Prices From: Peak: 1350CHF pp p/week Low: 1200CHF pp p/week

Alpine Comfort Chalet Cygnet +41 (0)27 288 2212

info@alpine-comfort.com www.alpine-comfort.com


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SWI 44 Miles

3 Mins

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities

HOTEL WALDHAUS-hULDI Adelboden

Located three minutes from the centre of the

and advise on activities ranging from finding

resort and the ski lifts, the Hotel Waldhaus-

the best of Adelboden’s skiing, to snow-

Huldi consists of two comfortably linked

shoeing, sledging, curling or other activities.

buildings. The Huldi is the main wing, while the Waldhaus offers rooms ranging from

Guests can choose to opt in to a “club” style

Nearly 100 Year History Of Excellent Service

standard right up luxury level. The hotel is still

atmosphere, combining the best of a chalet

5-Course Dinner (HB)

run by the third and fourth generations of the

type holiday with the individualism of a hotel

Huldi family who established it as a pension

holiday, or have a regular hotel type holiday.

Great Location

Breakfast Buffet With Home Made Bread Vegetarian Meals Spa Services Games Room

nearly a century ago. Whichever they choose they can make use of

€ Peak Season Prices From: Call For Details

The hotel has two experienced British hosts

hotel facilities including “Jungbrunnen” with

resident during some weeks in the ski season

sauna, and Alpine herbal steam bath.

who can be at your service to accompany

Hotel Waldhaus-Huldi +41 (0) 33 673 85 00

info@waldhaushuldi.ch www.waldhaushuldi.ch


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SWI

Hotel Restaurant Bristol

3

PLUS

Saas-Fee

Hotel Bristol is perfectly situated in the

comfortable rooms, all south facing, boast

beautiful Saas-Fee, an idyllic valley village

magnificent views, providing comfortable

surrounded by a majestic ski area of no less

well renovated rooms.

Ski In Ski Out

B&B / Half Board

than thirteen 4000m peaks, the highest in Switzerland dwarfing this village and giving

180 Miles

The hotel has a friendly easy-going

Key Facilities Right On The Slopes

rise to its nickname “The Pearl of the Alps.”

atmosphere & is well known for it’s superb

Ski In Ski Out Views Of Glacier

cuisine and a wine list to compliment.

Free WIFI In All Rooms

Perfectly situated opposite the Ski and Snowboard meeting point, the ice hockey

10% Ski Shop Discount

If you want superb location, great food and

and curling rink and literally just 1 minute

comfortable rooms, Hotel Bristol delivers

to the ski lifts and 2 minutes to the cable

all day long.

Restaurant Terrace Local Transfer Taxi En-Suite To All Rooms Budda’s Bar

cars, this hotel is a skiers delight, wasting no time in getting on to the slopes. The

Flat Screen TV

Book online at www.hotel-bristol-saas-fee.ch

Peak Season Prices From: 133CHF p/night

Hotel Restaurant Bristol +41 (0)27 958 1212

info@hotel-bristol-saas-fee.ch www.hotel-bristol-saas-fee.ch


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SWI 93 Miles

3 Mins

Hotel Caprice Berner Oberland

This privately owned and intimate hotel

cuisine in our beautiful rustic restaurant or

extends a very warm welcome to you, in

on our terrace with stunning mountain and

summer and winter.

valley vistas. Relax by the open log fire in

Catered

Key Facilities Spacious Rooms Cosy Lobby First Class Cuisine Finnish Sauna Massages Intimate Atmosphere

4

our luxurious lounge bar, or in the wellness Enjoy the natural wood dĂŠcor, spacious light

area with Finnish sauna and treatment room

and airy rooms with incredible views of the

for recovering massages. Experience Hotel

Jungfrau mountain range from your south-

Caprice and the best of Wengen!

facing balcony. Indulge yourself with gourmet

Best Location

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From: 195CHF pp p/night

Hotel Caprice +41 (0)33 856 0606

hotel@caprice-wengen.ch www.caprice-wengen.ch


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SWI

Chalet Altesse

5

Constructed according to Minergie Standards

The modern kitchen is well equipped

(a sustainable geothermal energy system),

with dishwasher, oven, microwave and

including a ventilation system which insures

Nespresso coffee machine. the large living

a supply of fresh air at all times, nowhere will

area with fireplace, large dining table for

you feel better than in Chalet Altesse.

up to 8 guests and open kitchen offers a

142 Miles

Zermatt

lot of space.

Ski In Ski Out

Self Catered/ Catering Option

Key Facilities Views Of The Matterhorn Ski In Ski Out

The first and second floor apartments have three bedrooms and three ensuite bathrooms.

Additionally a sauna and steam bath in

The ground floor and top floor flats both

the basement, as well as a ski room with

feature three double bedrooms and two

convenient ski boot heaters, together create

bathrooms. All are furnished in a modern style

the perfect stay, needless to mention the

with designer furniture and modern art.

unobstructed views of the Matterhorn.

Very Spacious & Modern Apartments Wellness Area Midweek Clean Fireplace Quiet & Relaxing Location

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From: 5250 - 10250 CHF p/week

Chalet Altesse +41 (0)78 666 2383

holidays@altesse.ch www.altesse.ch


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SWI 43 Miles

5 Mins

Self Catering

Zermatt Premium Apartments Zermatt

Zermatt Premium Apartments offers you a

and relaxation area –you will be thrilled by our

choice of exclusive holiday apartments and

houses and chalets. Furthermore we offer

chalets for a perfect stay in the top resort of

other exclusive services.

Zermatt.

Key Facilities

We would be pleased to welcome you as our

Wellness & Spa Facilities Central But Quiet Locations

Whether you are looking for a traditional

guests in Zermatt.

Close To Ski Lifts Emergency Number Free WIFI Discounted Ski And Board Rental

5

luxury chalet with an indoor swimming pool or a modern mountain lodge with a wellness

Your Zermatt Premium Apartments team

Zermatt Premium Apartments +41 (0)27 968 1917

info@zermattpremium.ch www.zermattpremium.ch

Newly Built In The Last 4 Years

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From: 2 Person Studio: 220CHF p/day 6 Person Flat: 500CHF p/day


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Hotel Jungfrau

3 43 Miles

Mürren

The Hotel Jungfrau is perfectly situated in the

the world’s first slalom in 1922. Swiss-

centre of car-free Mürren. Leave your car and

Scottish management provides a warm

your worries in the valley, when you take the

welcome. Facilities include a sunny terrace

cable car up to 1676m above sea level.

with the après-ski Gondel-Bar, a restaurant

 

with delicious creative food and a comfortable

A true ski in ski out hotel, next to the ski-

lounge with open fireplace. Enjoy the

school with direct access to the ski slopes

breathtaking view to the Jungfrau massif from

and guaranteed snow.

your balcony, or marvel at the skiers on the

 

slopes from one of the 29 comfortable rooms

This friendly hotel is one of the oldest in

and 3 apartments.

Mürren, looking onto the slope which held

2 Mins

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities View to Eiger Mönch and Jungfrau Ski In Ski Out Aprés-Ski Gondel Bar Lounge With Open Fire Creative Kitchen, Swiss Specialities Friendly Service Free Use of Pool and Jacuzzi

€ Peak Season Prices From: 110CHF pp

Hotel Jungfrau +41 (0)33 856 6464

mail@hoteljungfrau.ch www.hoteljungfrau.ch


94

SWI 142 Miles

5 Mins

Hotel Garni Testa Grigia

3

Zermatt

Fully renovated in 2010, the Hotel Garni

around it, guarantees a very special holiday

Testa Grigia*** is located right in the heart

and a unique skiing experience.

of Zermatt. Situated on the main street, B&B

Key Facilities Renovated in 2010 Internet Access Best Location Pharmacy 2 Sports Shops Next Door Spa Next Door Restaurants and Bars Nearby

â‚Ź

5 minutes from the train station, the hotel

Most of the 33 rooms of the Hotel Testa Grigia

is close to all the fancy shops, bars,

offer a mountain view. All of the bright and

restaurants and the ski lifts. The Testa Grigia

cosy rooms have a flat screen TV and radio,

is the ideal starting point for anyone looking

Internet connection, safe, and a modern en-

to discover both the traditional charm and

suite bathroom. The well prepared breakfast

the lively atmosphere of the village. The

buffet with it’s fresh regional produce provides

healthy air of the car-free town of Zermatt,

the perfect start to a memorable day. Wireless

as well as the breathtaking mountains

LAN is available in the hotel lounge.

Hotel Garni Testa Grigia +41(0)27 966 7900

info@testa-grigia.com www.testa-grigia.com

Peak Season Prices From: Superior: 350CHF p/day Standard: 330CHF p/day Single: 250CHF p/day


95

SWI

The Angels Lodge

3

Engelberg

The Angels Lodge is located in the village

Jacuzzi, massage and sauna cabins.

50 Miles

5 Mins

of Engelberg in central Switzerland at a 1000m altitude, surrounded by a beautiful

There are 20 rooms on three floors, with

and spectacular mountain landscape.

either wooden or carpet floors.

Half Board

Key Facilities Boutique Hotel

Built in 1987, the hotel could be defined as

Being located in the quiet part of the

a boutique hotel. After major renovations

village, only 5 minutes walk from the train

inside and outside it reopened early June

and the main cable car stations; the Lodge

2011. The entire property was redecorated,

provides a warm and cosy hospitality, at

in addition terraces were built for the bar,

good value-for-money, offering guests a

breakfast and wellness area, along with a

charming and unforgettable experience.

Outdoor Wellness Area Bar and Lounge With Fireplace 2, 3 or 4 Bed Rooms Free WIFI Free Parking Flat Screen TVs In Every Room

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €160 Single: €100

The Angels Lodge +41 (0)41 637 2045

info@theangelslodge.com www.theangelslodge.com


96

SWI 45 Miles

5 Mins

B&B / Half Board / À La Carte / Catering

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

4

Grindelwald

This unique hotel is centrally yet peacefully

energy boost at the end of the day. Here

located with breathtaking views of the Eiger,

you will find a heated indoor pool with views

with easy access to the main ski slopes on

of the Eiger, steam bath, Finnish sauna,

the free ski shuttle.

biosauna, Kneipp-basin and climate shower, as well as a solarium and a large choice of

Key Facilities Swimming Pool & Spa Sauna & Steam Bath Glacier Grotto 3 Restaurants Ski Store Free WIFI

Up to 220 guests are catered for in total across 48 cosy rooms in the Romantik Hotel, and more than 20 luxurious suites and

The Schweizerhof offers a large variety

eight chalets in the Swiss Alp Resort.

of packages including ski passes for the Grindelwald and Jungfrau region, half board,

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €335 p/night Single: €195 p/night

massages.

There are three restaurants, a lobby with

spa and wellness inclusive. There are also

fireplace and hotel bar, as well as a brand

whole chalet rental discounts for ski groups

new, complementary spa for the perfect

or families.

Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof +41 (0)33 854 5858

info@hotel-schweizerhof.com www.hotel-schweizerhof.com


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SWI

Chalet Rotstöcki, Mitteleggi, OSTEGG Grindelwald

4 45 Miles

SLEEPS 2 - 20

Our chalets are beautiful, luxurious Swiss ski

such as the restaurant, the health spa

chalets that form part of the Romantik Hotel

and it’s pool and sauna, but with the

Schweizerhof, Swiss Alp Resort & Spa,

independence of a chalet. B&B / Half Board / À La

offering flexible board and accommodation with all the benefits of a superb spa hotel.

5 Mins

Carte / Catering

The accommodation is luxurious, with beautiful decor and tasteful furnishings,

Perfectly situated looking up at the Eiger

the bathrooms are Italian marble and huge

in Grindelwald, right in the middle of

balconies offer superb views. Each chalet

an exceptional ski area, these are truly

includes four luxurious suites over four

superb Swiss ski chalets offering all the

floors, which can be rented separately or

benefits of being attached to the hotel,

as a whole, sleeping from 2 to 20 people.

Key Facilities Swimming Pool & Spa Sauna & Steam Bath Glacier Grotto 3 Restaurants Ski Store Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €750 p/night Single: €375 p/night

Chalet Rotstöcki, Mitteleggi, Ostegg +41 (0)33 854 5858

info@hotel-schweizerhof.com www.hotel-schweizerhof.com


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SWI 41 Miles

5 Mins

Half Board

Kirchbühl hotel & chalet apartments

4

Grindelwald

“An alpine holiday idyll at Kirchbühl, free from

attention. Famous for its food you can find

hustle and bustle yet close to the village

sophisticated delicacies in the gourmet

I take my rest ...”. These are the words from

restaurant making it a gastronomic holiday as

the original hotel brochure in 1946.

much as a ski holiday.

Today this hotel offers first-class holidays

For active nature lovers, this is an idyllic,

situated right at the foot of the north face of

peaceful location above the village church,

the Eiger.

with wonderful views of the surrounding

Key Facilities 42 Individual Rooms 25 Chalet Apartments 3 Á La Carte Restaurants Spa: Jacuzzi, Finnish Sauna, Turkish Bath and Massage Free Hotel Shuttle Bus Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: 300CHF

mountains and glaciers of the Bernese Alps. This chalet-style Hotel Kirchbühl has been run

The Hotel Kirchbühl is the ideal starting point

by the Brawand family for four generations

for visitors who want to really actively enjoy

and resulting in real personal care and

this UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Kirchbühl Hotel (Family Brawand) +41 (0)33 854 4080

hotel@kirchbuehl.ch www.kirchbuehl.ch

Junior Suite: 460CHF


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Hotel Gletschertal

3

Grindelwald

This cosy chalet hotel with its alpine charm

TV, radio, safe, telephone and balcony/terrace

is situated on a quiet sunny slope above the

with mountain views.

41 Miles

5 Mins

church of Grindelwald, offering magnificent Half Board

views of the mountains and glaciers. The

From the restaurant you have a glorious

tranquil rooms all have balconies and

view of the north face of the Eiger and the

Key Facilities

magnificent mountain views. It is the perfect

surrounding mountains. The rustic design

Free Hotel Shuttle Bus

base for active nature trips. The ski school

gives the “Buurestuba” a cosy atmosphere.

facilities are also in close proximity.

The bar, tables and the chairs are made of dark, old, sunburned wood from a barn. Have

The rooms are decorated in the typical Swiss

a drink by the big stone fireplace at the end of

chalet style, and have a bath or shower, toilet,

a great day in the mountains.

Free WIFI View Of Eiger & Glaciers Pizzeria Family Suite With Open Fire Pool Table Guided Ski Trip to Schilthorn

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: 230CHF Junior Suite: 280CHF

Hotel Gletschertal +41 (0)33 854 3300

info@hotel-gletschertal.ch www.hotel-gletschertal.ch


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SWI 62 Miles

10 Mins

B&B

HOTEL ALPENCLUB Engelberg

Love the mountains, powder snow, superb

The uniquely engaging village of Engelberg is

food and stylish accommodation? Then you’ll

noted for the beauty of its natural environment

feel right at home at the Hotel-Restaurant

and the variety of its sporting and cultural life.

Alpenclub in Engelberg.

Key Facilities

Benefiting from up-to-the-minute amenities

4 À La Carte Restaurants Typical Swiss Hotel Charming Alpine Rooms Personal Ambience Mountain Inn Atmosphere Central Location Free WIFI

The Alpenclub is an authentic slice of

and a truly alpine ambience, the Alpenclub in

Engelberg tourism and gastronomic history.

Engelberg is a haven of cosiness and warmth.

Like the rustic-style hotel attached to it, the

Our service staff in the comfortable restaurant

restaurant is open all year round.

and bar are both attentive and courteous. For a taste of true relaxation, come to the Hotel-

€ Peak Season Prices From:

After a day of breathtaking off-piste skiing, it’s

Restaurant Alpenclub – your Alpine getaway.

a joy to return to your hotel room and relax.

Standard: 220CHF per room p/night

Hotel Alpenclub +41 (0)41 637 1243

info@alpenclub.ch www.alpenclub.ch


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Secret alps

5 8 Miles

Nendaz

Escape in Secret for a dream ski holiday.

can offer a range of extra Secret services

Secret Alps is a 5* penthouse offering over

from a daily maid to bespoke ski lessons or

200m2 of chic accommodation and access to

beauty therapy at home.

10 Mins

Self Catered / Half Board

Switzerland’s celebrated 4 Vallées. Fully and fashionably appointed, guests

Key Facilities Luxury Penthouse

For the self-sufficient family or group

can relax in privacy and enjoy a stunning

Central But Quiet Minutes From Ski Lift

of up to 8 guests looking for style and convenience, this property has it all

panorama. There is the option to self-cater during your stay; alternatively our chef is

including a steam room, two vast sitting

available either to prepare dinner at home

rooms and balconies galore. For those who

or deliver ready-made meals straight to

want help with other aspects necessary

the dining room. All you have to do is keep

to complete the perfect snow holiday, we

it Secret.

Private Parking Panoramic View Steam Room State-Of-The-Art Sound System (Every Room)

€ Peak Season Prices From: 5000CHF p/week

Secret Alps +44 (0)20 7148 3669

info@secretalps.com www.secretalps.com


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SWI 7 Miles

Ski In Ski Out

Half Board

Key Facilities

Hameau mountain Lodge Les 4 Vallées

Hameau Mountain Lodge is an exclusive

to share the day’s experiences on the slopes

private lodge nestled in a quiet idyllic location

with others. And not to forget after a hard day

above the village of Haute Nendaz. Designed

on the slopes there is a Jacuzzi ready for you

for skiers who like the atmosphere of a larger

to soothe those aching muscles.

lodge and the option to meet other guests,

Ski In Ski Out Panoramic View

yet still have the possibility to retreat back to

Our service includes a healthy mountain

their own chosen accommodation.

breakfast, afternoon tea with home-baked

Ski Lodge Concept Good Dining Outdoor Hot Tub

cakes, canapés on the first and last evenings

Ski Boot Heater Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From:

The Lodge offers Nendaz’s only true Ski In

and a three-course gastro meal served with

Ski Out accommodation. A spacious lounge

wine. On request we prepare a children’s

with open fire & the Hameau Bar invite you

meal served at an earlier hour.

Hameau Mountain Lodge +41 (0)79 294 6152

info@hameaulescleves.ch www.hameaulescleves.ch

980CHF pp p/week


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Österreich Werbung / J. Mallaun

AUS Highest Peak Grossglockner

AUSTRIA

(3,798m)

Highest Lift Pitztal (3,440m)

Biggest Linked Ski Area SkiWelt (279km)

Winter Olympics Innsbruck (1964, 1976)

Currency Euro (€)

Austria is where the type of Alpine

rather than artificially-created,

downhill skiing we enjoy today

seasonal centres.

began, just over a century ago, and for many Brits it has been a

Also in Austria’s favour is the

favourite destination ever since.

usually short airport transfer, with most of the country’s major

One of the most accessible

resorts within a short drive of

ski nations, with the most

Salzburg or Innsbruck. Visitors

picturesque resorts – strict

also find that Austrian cuisine is

planning laws have ensured

usually healthy, wholesome and

traditional wooden chalet-style

supplied in copious quantities,

buildings are the norm across

and that lift ticket prices

the country’s ski areas, which

generally cost a little less than in

rise above centuries-old villages

France or Switzerland.


Österreich Werbung / Joe Wörgötter

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REASONS TO SKI

AUSTRIA

1. Picturesque traditional chaletstyle villages. 2. Tree-lined ski slopes. 3. Modern lift networks. 4. Extensive snow-making systems. Kitzbühel is Austria’s most famous

5. Big beers in cosy stubls.

that’s the first non-glacier resort to

resort; a lively town with chic

open each winter in early November

overtones, which most skiers

and extends through to May.

agree has some of Austria’s best The Arlberg region, home to the

intermediate/expert skiing in the mountains above it – now extending

ski circuit served by one of the

world-class resorts of Lech and

for hundreds of kilometres thanks to

world’s best lift systems, a network

St Anton, is where it all began.

recently added lift-linked connections.

of high-speed gondolas.

Marketed as “the cradle of Alpine skiing”, one of the first ski clubs in

Saalbach and Hinterglemm together

Obergurgl is a small, but well-

the Alps, the Arlberg Ski Club, was

make up Austria’s second most

equipped, traditional and

established here in 1901. Especially

popular tourist destination after

picturesque Tyrolean village – the

popular with expert and advanced

Vienna. There’s excellent skiing for

highest in Austria – with a long

skiers, it quotes 180km of additional

all standards here too, on a huge

skiing tradition, and a long season

off-piste terrain.


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AUS 63 Miles

1 Min

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities

HoTEL RIML

4

Hochgurgl, Ötztal The Hotel Riml offers views of 21, 3000m

With superb ski in and ski out facilities

peaks in the Ötztal making every moment

and 110km of pistes around Obergurgl

spent there a sheer pleasure. Offering 17

& Hochgurgl, the mix of trend & tradition

different room types, as well as apartments

combined with guaranteed snow, transform

and suites for families, the Riml also offers

your skiing holiday in the Riml into an

private ski instructors at the ski school in

unforgettable experience.

Swimming Pool & Spa Child Care Facilities Ski In Ski Out Indoor Golf Area

the hotel.

Free WIFI

This unique hotel in the Tyrol provides plenty

Sportshop Panorama Bar

Lying at an altitude of 2200m, the Hotel Riml

of space for activities – even a round of golf on

has something for everyone, be it skiing, golf,

the 697m2 course. Enjoy the silence of nature,

Peak Season Prices From:

wellness or beauty – everyone can make their

a tremendous view to the mountains around

own dream come true. 

and much more besides.

Ski and Golf Resort Riml +43 (0)52 566 261

info@hotel-riml.com www.hotel-riml.com

Single / Double: €180 pp p/night


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The Crystal Hotel

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SUPERIOR

Obergurgl, Ötztal

59 Miles

Situated 1930m above sea level, The Crystal

and spa facilities that includes three heated

is located in Obergurgl, passionately referred

swimming pools, a fabulous huge sauna and

to along with Hochgurgl as the Diamond

a gymnasium, as well as a private wellness

in the Alps – snow guaranteed! Beautifully

area designed for two to enjoy

situated with skiing on the doorstep, and

body and beauty treatments helping to

Key Facilities

surrounded by the magnificent mountain

revitalize those aching muscles.

In/Outdoor Pool

Half Board + Snacks

Spa (2000m2) Massage & Beauty Treatments

range of the Ötztaler Alpen, The Crystal was renovated in 2008.

1 Min

With a reputation for culinary delights, and firstclass wines from around the world, you can

Now, this superb hotel, distinguished by its

enjoy a stylish and delightful holiday with The

modern architecture and exclusive rooms

Crystal in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

& suites, offers a unique choice of sports

Bar & Wine Lounge Modern Architecture Fireplace Sports Rental Shop Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: €291 p/night Single: €194 p/night

The Crystal Hotel Obergurgl +43 (0)52 566 454

info@thecrystal.at www.thecrystal.at


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AUS 60 Miles

1 Min

B&B / Half Board

Key Facilities

Pension Penhab Hinterglemm

The Pension Penhab is one of the most

The hotel is just 1 minute away from the night

traditional buildings in Saalbach-Hinterglemm,

skiing area with the fun park and tubing all

perfectly situated for great skiing in probably

available until 9.30pm.

one of the most up & coming ski areas in the world. It is a warm, cosy & friendly hotel with

Hinterglemm is a lively village with true

English-speaking staff & based in the beautiful

Austrian charm, a wealth of bars and shops

Glemm valley, just seconds from the slopes.

and most importantly, great slopes for all

Discount Ski Hire English Speaking Self-Service Bar With Sky Sports TV Near 5 Spa Facilities, Tobogganing, Tubing, Night Skiing and Fun Park Free WIFI

€ Peak Season Prices From: 7 Nights: €350 - 575 B&B And Six 3 Course Dinners

your winter or summer needs. SaalbachOffering comfortable accommodation,

Hinterglemm also boasts one of the best ski

continental breakfast, a freshly home cooked 3

lift systems in the world, offering 93% artificial

course dinner by a qualified chef, cosy “Stubel”

snow coverage.

bar area with Sky Sports TV and an après-ski sun terrace, this is comfort home from home.

Recommended by TripAdvisor 2011.

Pension Penhab +43 (0)66 4458 1309

info@penhab.com www.penhab.com


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Ski & Spa Hotel Maiensee

4

DELUXE

Arlberg Ski Area, Tirol Charming, friendly & incredibly convenient,

The oval shaped bar offers a relaxed & informal

the 4* Hotel Maiensee is the perfect choice for

place for après-ski & the restaurant serves a

hassle-free skiing. A chairlift, just a few steps

high standard of cuisine. There is also a small

from the hotel door, links you straight into the

games room & Astrumontis Wellness Spa

huge Arlberg ski area while the nursery slopes

offering a range of aromatherapy treatments,

& ski school are located directly opposite.

massages, sunbeds, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna & a relaxation room.

74 Miles

Ski In Ski Out

B&B / Half Board / Full Board

Key Facilities Gym & Spa Atmospheric Restaurant Contemporary Cuisine Sun Terrace

The Maiensee is a family-run hotel with friendly,

Childrens Playroom

relaxed & attentive staff. Built in a traditional

Hotel Maiensee’s proximity to the lifts &

style, the hotel has a wonderful cosy alpine

relative quietness compared with the busier

atmosphere with carved wood-panelling

hotels of nearby St. Anton has proved an

& open fires. All 40 rooms are spacious,

attractive combination.

attractively decorated & well-equipped.

Free WLAN Personalised and Attentive Service

€ (Half Board) Peak Season Prices From: €179 pp p/night

Ski & Spa Hotel Maiensee +43 (0)54 462 804

info@maiensee.com www.maiensee.com


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AUS 57 Miles

2 Mins

Bike Hotel Conrad

3

Hinterglemm

“Best European Resort Development 2009”

The first-class children’s ski school make

Where to Ski & Snowboard

learning very easy for children, and the après-ski and nightlife are excellent.

Half Board

Key Facilities Body & Soul Spa Bar

Spend your holidays in a central location and comfortable atmosphere at Bike Hotel Conrad

All rooms are en-suite, most have a

in the heart of Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

balcony, and all are equipped with a safe

Massage

and free WIFI.

Free WIFI

In Saalbach there are about 200km of € Peak Season Prices From: Double: €92 pp p/night Single: €101 pp p/night

groomed slopes, 60 gondolas and ski lifts

The nearest airports are Salzburg W.A.

and snow cannons on all main slopes plus

Mozart and Munich. Holiday Shuttle can

fun-parks, half-pipes and a floodlit slope at

provide comfortable transfers from Salzburg

night, plenty to keep you entertained for a

or Munich Airport to this hotel and back.

great ski holiday.

Bike Hotel Conrad +43 (0)65 416 351

info@hotel-conrad.at www.hotel-conrad.at


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SONNBICHL

3 62 Miles

Alberg

The Kometer family-run Hotel Sonnbichl is

of the overnight ski & boot depot at the base of

located in a quiet, sunny location by the village

the slopes.

5 Mins

of St Jakob, in the world famous Arlberg Half Board

region, but also just a few minutes from St

This family hotel has a particularly strong

Anton on the ski bus which stops outside.

reputation for the high standard of their old

Key Facilities

Alternatively the local ski area is just a few

farmhouse-style “Sonnbichl Restorantli”

Gourmet Food

minutes walk away.

with traditional Alpine-tiled stove. Here Frau Kometer personally creates traditional

The Sonnbichl successfully blends both

and international delicacies, accompanied

tasteful modern décor & the traditional wood-

by an extensive wine list. After a busy

lined Tyrolean feel in its the cosy rooms & fine

day on the slopes relax in the Sonnbichl’s

dining room. There’s also a relaxation area &

intimate spa area with Finnish sauna,

hotel guests benefit from free WIFI & free use

infrared cabin & solarium.

Sonnbichl +43 (0)54 462 243

hotel@sonnbichl.cc www. sonnbichl.cc

Free Ski Store Quiet, Sunny Location Choice Of Saunas Free WIFI Bus Stop to St Anton Outside Family Owned and Run

€ Peak Season Prices From: €150 p/night


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AUS 63 Miles

2 Mins

VITALHOTEL & MOUNTAIN RESIDENCE Obergurgl

4

The 4* Vitalhotel and adjacent 3* Mountain

course evening meal in the nearby Bürgerstube

Residence provide a great holiday base near

restaurant while hotel guests eat their four-five

Obergurgl.

course dinner in the hotel’s own restaurant.

The two different types of accommodation –

A free ski-shuttle every 10 minutes takes

one hotel style with junior suites and family

guests to the lifts stations centre in just

rooms, the other self catering apartments,

2-3 minutes. For arrivals taxi-transfers can

with single, double and triple rooms - are

be organised by the hotel from Innsbruck,

fully flexible so you can choose your dining

Salzburg or Munich.

Catered / Self Catered

Key Facilities Rustic Setting Modern Facilities Swimming Pool 800m2 Spa (VitalHotel) 300m2 Saunaworld (Mountain Residence) Restaurant Weekly Farmer’s Buffet Free Ski-Shuttle

€ Prices From: VitalHotel: €87 - €168

package and enjoy all the facilities. There’s a new 4km long toboggan and ski These include a new 800m spa at the hotel.

show included in the ski pass you receive at

Mountain Residence guests can enjoy a four

the hotel-reception.

Vitalhotel & Mountain Residence +43 (0)52 566 767

info@hotel-muehle.at www.hotel-muehle.at

2

Mountain Residence: €65 - €105


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VILLA LICHT

46 Miles

Kitzbüehel

Villa Licht is a charming Kitzbüeheler villa,

and many more have been writing about

dating back to 1892 which has been in the

Villa Licht and highly recommend it as the

family for 60 years. With just 14 rooms/

insider’s tip in Kitzbüehel. Buffet Breakfast

suites and apartments you will experience a very homely and cosy atmosphere.

Well-known publications such as Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail, Michelin Guide

3 Mins

You will find a stylish cocktail bar, a beautifully

Key Facilities

decorated breakfast room and a lovely lounge

Quiet, Sunny Location

with open fireplace. For sauna lovers we offer a typical Tyrolean sauna hut in the garden.

Free Ski Store Tyrolean Sauna Hut Free WIFI Family Owned and Run

€ Peak Season Prices From: €170 p/night For 2 People Sharing

Villa Licht +43 (0)53 566 2293

hotel-licht@tirol.com www.villa-licht.at


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AUS 55 Miles

2 Mins

Hotel Saalbacher Hof

4

Saalbach-Hinterglemm The Hotel Saalbacher Hof is the perfect

with water fall, massage bench, Jacuzzi, three

holiday destination in the centre of

different saunas, solarium and much more.

Saalbach, with guests returning year after Half Board

Key Facilities Central Location Newly Refurbished Hot / Cold Breakfast 5 Course Gourmet Dinner Open Fire in Lobby Free WIFI in Library

year from all over the world to enjoy the

The ski slopes are right in front of the hotel

perfect combination of traditional values,

and you can reach the cable cars within

and a modern attitude towards life, from the

2 minutes – and of course the best après-ski

history of the house and the valley, to the

is directly in the cellar!

superb hospitality. 

 

Conservatory Bar

All 90 newly-built deluxe rooms have balcony,

Indoor Pool & Sauna Aprés Ski / Night Club

€ Peak Season Prices From:

Here you will enjoy food prepared from local

rain shower, walk-in closet, iPod docking

produce accompanied by an extensive wine

station and flat screen TV.

list, as well as a spa with an indoor rocky pool

€109 - €227 pp p/night

Hotel Saalbacher Hof +43 (0)65 417 111

hotel@saalbacherhof.at www.saalbacherhof.at


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Alpenhotel Laurin

3

Obergurgl, Hochgurgl The 3* Alpenhotel Laurin, with its warm,

exterior ice-igloo, guarantees a relaxing

personal touch, is a place of tranquillity in

holiday.

62 Miles

3 Mins

a distinctive, colourful landscape encircled by imposing glaciers.

Whether you are enjoying a summer or winter vacation, each season has its particular

On a small mountain plateau, lodged among

appeal. Whether for the opening of the ski

the hotel enclave of Hochgurgl, the hotel

season in autumn, for a wintry Christmas or

appears to hover high above the picturesque

New Year, for the powder snow season in

town of Obergurgl, 5km below.

January and February, for spring in March, for

Half Board Lunch a La Carte

Key Facilities 42 Rooms Including Suites Schalfblick Rooms With Balconies Wellness Area Ice Igloo Panoramic Terrace View

the firm snow time in April and May, for the alpine rose blossom in June, or the summer

area “Tiroler Badestube” with sauna, steam

heat of July and August – holiday time at the

Peak Season Prices From:

bath, whirlpool, relaxation areas and an

Laurin is always in season.

Alpenhotel Laurin +43 (0)52 566 227

hotel@laurin.at www.laurin.at

The refurnished and expanded wellness

£542 p/adult (7 Days) Double Room/ Half Board


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Alto Adige Marketing/Alessandro Trovati

ITA Highest Peak Monte Bianco

ITALY

(4810m)

Highest Lift Breuil Cervinia (3480m)

Biggest Linked Ski Area Milky Way

Italy has a remarkable range

more than a century ago. Over the

of more than 300 ski centres,

years the country’s ski areas have

providing a rich diversity of

played a major part in world skiing,

experiences, from skiing on Mount

most recently staging the last

Etna in Sicily, to the Italian side of

Winter Olympics in Europe in 2006.

the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc in the north.

(400km)

Winter Olympics Cortina (1956) Torinio (2006)

Currency Euro (€)

Madonna di Campiglio is one of Italy’s most famous resorts,

It also has a long skiing history.

with a surprisingly low number of

Resorts such as Cortina d’Ampezzo

foreign visitors. This “very Italian”

and Selva in Val Gardena were

reputation is set to be opened

famous in the 1930s, after the first

up slightly (but not too much!)

resorts had been established there

due to investments in new lifts


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Merano Marketing/Frieder Blickle

Alto Adige Marketing/Frieder Blickle

REASONS TO SKI

ITALY

Alto Adige Marketing/Helmuth Rier

1. Generally the lowest prices of the big four Alpine nations. 2. Good sunshine record, being more southerly in latitude. 3. Deserved reputation for being both friendly & relaxed. over the past two seasons, which have created a long-planned ski connection to neighbouring Pinzolo and one of Italy’s biggest ski areas.

4. Spectacular scenery of the Alps and Dolomites.

valleys radiate off from this route to

5. Best pizza, pasta, coffee and ice cream in the world.

lift-linked circuit, with an estimated

create the world’s second-largest

500km of piste.

It is a very pleasant town with In addition Alta Badia has a

excellent shopping and après-ski, and the slopes above are varied,

World Natural Heritage Site – with

reputation beyond its great skiing

extensive and mostly tree-lined.

its towering precipices of pink

and stunning scenery too, as a

rock. There’s doorstep skiing from

mecca for mountain cuisine, with

Comprising six villages, lift-linked

most of the area, which is a good

several Michelin-starred chefs

together, Alta Badia is a key part

base for the unique Sella Ronda,

working in the resort.

of the Sella Ronda circuit in the

a 26km circuit of lifts and pistes

spectacular Dolomites – a UNESCO

around the giant Sella Massif. Ski


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SWI ITA 74 Miles

3 Mins

Half Board

Key Facilities

Hotel diana

3

Dolomites

Located within one of the world’s great ski

after a day on the slopes. The lifts are a three

areas, Dolomiti Superski, on the vast Sella

minute, 200m walk or you can use the hotel’s

Ronda circuit & within the gourmet food mecca

private ski bus service. All rooms have a bath

of Alta Badia, the active & gourmet Hotel

or shower, toilet, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV,

Diana is the perfect choice for foodie skiers &

telephone, WIFI & balcony with mountain

boarders!

view. Comfort rooms sleeping up to four are

Free Wellness Area Free WIFI Private Ski Instructor

available and there are child discounts to age

Wine Tasting Active Program Free Ski Bus Service

Located 200m from the centre of La Villa,

12 years.

the typically South-Tyrolean-style hotel has € Peak Season Prices From: €68 - €117

stunning views of the spectacular Dolomites.

Evening meals are gourmet five course affairs,

The hotel has recently been completely

with a great wine cellar, and there’s a weekly

refurbished & boasts a free wellness area with

South-Tyrolean-themed evening. Breakfast

sauna, steam & relaxation rooms to enjoy

includes a bio-food corner.

Hotel Diana +39 (0)471 847 029

info@hoteldiana.info www.hoteldiana.info


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ITA

Hotel Col Alto

4 83 Miles

Dolomites

The Hotel Col Alto is a great combination of

gourmet restaurant offers quality Italian

Alpine-style warmth and the most modern of

cuisine, and regional gastronomic specialties

amenities. The hotel has a perfect location in

made with local produce. Half Board

the centre of Corvara, one of the Dolomites’ top ski destinations, but at the same time

5 Mins / Bus Service

Hotel guests can relax in the large indoor

Key Facilities Gourmet Restaurant

it is also surrounded by nature and can be

swimming pool or in a saltwater Jacuzzi

reached directly with skis in the winter.

within the large Wellness Centre & Spa, which also includes among others: Turkish bath,

The Hotel Col Alto has always paid close

tepidarium, hydro-massage footbath , ice

attention to the quality of its rooms and

fountain, Finnish sauna, aromatic herb bath,

most of them have breathtaking views of

sea salt steam grotto, water beds, fitness

the mountains that surround Corvara. The

centre/gym, solarium and massages.

Indoor Swimming Pool Large Wellness Centre & Spa Massage & Beauty Centre Gym Children’s Playrooms Private Ski Bus Service

€ Peak Season Prices From: €168 pp p/day

Hotel Col Alto +39 (0)471 831 100

info@colalto.it www.colalto.it


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Grandvalira

SPA Highest Peak Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada (3,478m)

Highest Lift Sierra Nevada (3,305m)

SPAIN Spain may not leap to many

mountain range in Andalusia.

people’s minds when it comes to

Once known as ”sol-y-nieve”

European ski destinations, but it’s

or “sun and snow”, the resort

home to more than 30 resorts.

endeavours to offer the best of both worlds – the combination

Biggest Linked Ski Area Formigal (137km)

Sierra Nevada, right down on the

of latitude, altitude and a state-

Mediterranean coast not far from

of-the-art snow-making system

Malaga, and a former host of the

allows it to pull off this seemingly

Alpine Skiing World Championships

impossible trick successfully.

is probably the most notable, and is World Alpine Skiing Championship Sierra Nevada (1996)

also one of the continent’s highest

Sierra Nevada also boasts an

resorts at 2100m.

excellent indoor sports facility, as well as plenty of good restaurants,

It stands alone in the Penibetic Currency Euro (€)

nightclubs, pubs and bars.


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SPA

SKI AND SEA, VILLA SANTO tomas Costa del Sol & Sierra Nevada Ski and Sea’s unique combined winter

We include your accommodation, transfers,

sun & ski holidays can keep both the

skis, boots, clothes, ski lessons and ski

skiers & non-skiers in your life happy.

guide. Our breaks are perfect if your family or

Our Villa is by Burriana Beach in the

friends don’t ski, you want to try skiing without

sunny Spanish resort of Nerja on the

committing to a week, or if you just don’t want

Costa del Sol, and yet the Sierra Nevada

to ski all day every day. Ski and Sea breaks

with over 100km of pistes, a peak height

run for 6 nights, starting on Sundays and

of 3400m and total snow machine

ending on Saturdays, for a maximum of eight

coverage, is only an hour away.

people. Contact us for custom packages.

50 Miles

1 Hour (Minibus)

Self Catered

Key Facilities All Transfers 4 Bed Villa With Pool Free Internet Free Edge & Wax For Skis On Site Ski & Boot Technician Free Beginners Lesson Alpine Ski Leader Guiding

€ Prices From: Low: £1000 (for 5) £1600 (for 8) High: £1250 (for 5) £2000 (for 8)

Ski and Sea +44 (0)7980 973 448

JSemple@skiandsea.co.uk www.SkiandSea.co.uk


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Canadian Tourism Commission

CAN Highest Peak Mount Logan

CANADA

(5,956m)

Highest Lift Sunshine Village, Banff (2,730m)

Biggest Linked Ski Area Whistler Blackcomb, BC (8,200 acres)

Some of Canada’s best known ski

services to Calgary and Vancouver.

areas, including Banff, have been

This has lead to the slower

offering skiing for 80 years now,

evolution of destination resorts in

but it’s really only in the past few

this region than in more populated

decades that most of the now-

parts of the continent.

famous resorts of Alberta and British Columbia, in the west of the

These days, however, there are

country, have risen to world fame.

few ski holidays on earth more exciting than those that begin with

Winter Olympics Calgrary (1988) Vancouver (2010)

Currency Canadian Dollar (CAN$)

There are practical reasons for this.

a transatlantic flight to Eastern

The area is one of the world’s great

Canada, after which you pick-up

wildernesses, and one of the last

your hire car and head out on the

parts of North America to become

empty modern highways to the

more easily accessible by air

spectacular Western Canadian


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RED Mountain/Erik Kalacis

RED Mountain/Francois Marseille

REASONS TO SKI

CANADA

TOurism BC/Randy Lincks

1. Snow-sure November-May. 2. Better value than the US. 3. Glorious scenery buried in powder snow.

mountains, with its modern, wellequipped resorts, friendly locals,

4. Modern lift networks serving empty slopes. 5. Lowest children’s lift pass prices in the world.

expanded dramatically, now covering three mountains and around 16km2.

and famed deep powder snow all there waiting for you.

Further east in Alberta, Banff is one of Canada’s, and the world’s, best-

Whilst many of the great European

system above, as well as a vast array

known ski areas. The charismatic

ski resorts tend to rest on their laurels,

of facilities in the resort itself.

ski town is packed full of great

2010 Winter Olympic host Whistler

shopping, restaurants and activities,

Blackcomb has shot up through the

The province’s second biggest resort,

and offers three great ski areas on

ranks to become one of the strongest

Sun Peaks, is also one of the newest,

a single lift pass to its guests – Mt

contenders for the much-disputed title

having grown rapidly to become

Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise

of “world’s greatest ski resort”. The

Canada’s third largest ski area. With

– with a bus service to each of them

twin-pronged assault involves a huge

an investment in excess of $500m, the

included in the pass, if you don’t

ski area and an efficient high-speed lift

pedestrianised upmarket resort has

have a hire car.


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CAN 70 Miles

2 Mins

Catered /Self Catered

Key Facilities Wide Selection Of Ski In Ski Out Properties Personal & Friendly Service Flexible Dates Heli-Skiing Private Hot Tubs In-Chalet Massage Summer Holidays

€ Peak Season Prices From: Self Catered: CAN$99 pp

holiday whistler accommodations

3

4

Whistler

Holiday Whistler, skiing holidays à la carte,

would like a limo to pick you up or have your

offers an extended range of chalets,

own car. We can book your restaurants, have

apartments and condos in Whistler to suit

your groceries delivered or have a chef cook all

every taste and budget. Beautiful log homes

of your meals. At Holiday Whistler we believe

just feet from the piste, spacious and luxurious

in service; you will always be met by a friendly

chalets on the golf course, sumptuous

member of staff at your Whistler home.

apartments right in the village, expansive views of the mountains, private hot tubs on

Prices in the winter start from as little as

your deck or nestled in the trees, we have

CAN$99 per person p/night, so we can

them all. We can also take care of every

accommodate any budget. You can find us

aspect of your holiday once you have landed

at www.holidaywhistler.com, email us or we

at Vancouver airport, a short (2-hour) and

would be delighted to discuss your needs on

spectacular drive from Whistler, whether you

+1 604 732 7477.

Holiday Whistler +1 604 732 7477

info@holidaywhistler.com www.holidaywhistler.com

5


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CAN

High Country Inn

3 94 Miles

Banff

Found within the wonderful mountain town

to dining at Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant,

of Banff, sitting alongside the majestic

staying at the High Country Inn, you will find an

Rocky Mountains is the High Country Inn,

array of luxurious and family-friendly lodging

where leisure and comfort is of the utmost

and amenities designed to help make your

importance. Boasting very spacious and

stay exceptional.

7 Mins

B&B

Key Facilities Swimming Pool

comfortable rooms, a deluxe complimentary

Sauna Restaurant

continental breakfast, free parking, free

Attentive staff can advise you on tours and

wireless internet and ski bus pick-up in front

local attractions. Located two blocks from

of the hotel, there is little more you could want

downtown Banff, the High Country Inn offers

from your ski hotel in Banff.

easy access to shopping, restaurants and a unique collection of sights and attractions.

From relaxing in a traditional dry cedar sauna

Free Parking Free Local Calls Free WIFI

â‚Ź Peak Season Prices From: Double: $100 to $165 p/night

High Country Inn +1 403 762 2236

info@banffhighcountryinn.com www.banffhighcountryinn.com


Photo: Paul Morrison

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CAN 38 Miles

Ski In Ski Out

Restaurant On Site

Key Facilities 3 Personal Infrared Saunas Indoor & Outdoor Hot Tubs

Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge

3

British Columbia

Whether it’s mountain biking, hiking or

All have TV, DVD player, coffee maker, kettle,

skiing on one of Sun Peaks’ breathtaking

complimentary coffee & tea, alarm clock, full

mountain trails, Nancy Greene’s Cahilty

bathroom with heated tile floor, hairdryer and

Lodge has what you need to make your

daily housekeeping. Kitchens are available in

stay in the mountains as comfortable and

most of our lodge rooms and there is secure

memorable as possible.

storage for your sports equipment.

Cahilty Lodge is a family-friendly

We clearly understand what it takes to make

condominium-style hotel with 186 newly-

your vacations pleasurable – and it helps

renovated rooms ranging from cosy

to be surrounded by spectacular mountain

traditional lodge rooms, studio kitchenettes

views, while being only steps away from all

and family suites to spacious three

the delightful ambience of Sun Peaks Village

bedroom accommodations.

with its shops and restaurants.

Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge +1 800 244 8424

info@cahiltylodge.com www.cahiltylodge.com

Fitness Centre Secure Ski Storage WIFI Laundry Facilities Underground Parking

€ Peak Season Prices From: Double: CAN$129


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