A few hours’ flight from the UK and you and yours can be gliding down some of the world’s finest ski slopes; from Verbier to Meribel and Zermatt to Val d’Isère, the winter holiday season in Europe offers superb diversity and a resort to suit every level of experience.
Among these snow-capped mountains the Inspiring Travel Company offer a selection of the very finest chalets; spacious private properties boasting indulgent facilities and personal service, where the experience off the slopes is as exceptional as the experience on them.
Chalets sleep from 8 people up to 26 people, so there’s enough space for families, friends or groups heading to the mountains together, as well as plenty to keep non-skiers entertained while the rest of your party get their skis on. Tailormade itineraries also mean every detail of your snow holiday is taken care of; from lessons for the kids, to private airport transfers and everything in between.
A holiday simply isn’t a holiday if you need to keep up with the chores of home, which is why the Inspiring Travel Company’s collection of luxury chalets all come with their own dedicated staff to ensure you needn’t lift a finger, offering the 5-star level of personal service you’d expect from a top hotel in the comfort of your own private, exclusive-use space. Your dedicated staff include a chef to tailor menus to the preferences of your group, and a chalet host to assist with all the details of your stay, such as making local recommendations.
What lifts a ski holiday from good to exceptional are those extra luxuries that offer relaxation around the snow sports. Many chalets in the collection have a private indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and Hammam, as well as treatment rooms for an après-ski therapy. For children there are playrooms, cinema rooms and bunk beds. And if you’re celebrating a special occasion, ask your Travel Specialist about arranging a bespoke party.
Europe’s best resorts
The Inspiring Travel Company portfolio showcases exclusive-use ski chalets in: France (Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Meribel), Switzerland (Zermatt, Verbier) and Austria (St Anton). This diverse selection features only the best resorts for ski and snowboarding holidays, with many of the chalets featuring ‘ski in ski out’ so you needn’t miss a moment on the powder. What’s more, ski packages can also be created in North America, should a long-haul winter holiday appeal.
Europe has a variety of resorts to suit the ski experience of you and your party. This breakdown shows the percentage of ski runs at each Inspiring Travel Company resort where green is ‘easy’, blue is ‘moderate’, red is ‘intermediate’ and black is ‘difficult’.
Val d’Isere, France
St Anton, Austria
This article first appeared in the ITC Travel Group magazine Other Shores. To order your copy, please click through to our brochure request page.;