Wondering what a ski season might entail, and whether it’s right for you? We popped over to Val d’Isere in April to chat with some of our staff who had just completed a 5 month season in Val d’Isere.
With the help from our friends at Stock + Bokeh they have perfectly captured the essence of a season with VIP SKI in this short film.
Think a season could be for you?
So, if you’re considering spending a winter in the mountains, then you’ve come to the right place.
Each year, we recruit more than 300 staff to work in our 10 ski resorts. With over 60 chalets and three hotels, we’re always on the lookout for responsible, hard-working people who will really make a difference to our guests’ holidays.
We pride ourselves on listening to our guests and evolving every day. So, after many requests last winter, we’re thrilled to announce we will be offering a charter flight from Birmingham to Geneva for the coming season.
Provided by Jet2, the flight will serve the resorts of Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, La Plagne and Val d’Isere for just a small supplement of £35pp.
We do only have an allocation of 20 seats each week, so if you’re looking for the convenience of flying from your local airport we advise booking early to secure a seat.
A regional airport near you
We understand that travelling isn’t the most enjoyable part of a holiday, that’s why we also provide charter flights from London Gatwick and Manchester, as well as scheduled flights from London Heathrow on selected dates. If, however, you’d prefer to fly from another regional airport, we’ll endeavour to find a suitable flight for you.
Our charter flights include seats on our coach transfers and where possible, we’ll reserve a seat on our transfer if you’re arriving from a regional airport. We can also pre-book private taxis or smaller shared transfer services on your behalf, just ask our Sales Team for more information.
If you prefer to book your own flights and transfers, we can offer up to £150pp independent travel discount.
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To celebrate the launch of our new Birmingham flight, book before the end of May and we'll waive the £35pp flight supplement. For more information about our travel options, click here or call our team on 0208 875 1957.
Love cooking but lack experience or confidence? Nervous about the up-coming season? Or just interested to improve your cooking skills so you can impress your friends? Read on…
Our Head Chef from Hotel Montjola, Joachim Richards, is excited to share his wealth of knowledge and passion for cooking with those looking to train as a chalet host this summer
Joachim, also known as Joe, started his career as a chef 10 years ago. Since then, he has worked in a range of restaurants, including a prestigious Michelin star establishment. His love of food and determination to provide outstanding hospitality lead him to direct a successful business offering high-end catering for weddings, corporate functions, festivals and events. We were thrilled when he accepted the job with us in St Anton this winter.
Our chalet host cookery course
Joe is delighted to be a part of the training team this summer and will be leading our Chalet Host cookery courses on 23 & 30 June. The course covers all aspects of life as a chalet host, in a real chalet environment.
The course is delivered in the Alpine resort of Morzine. Based in one of our luxury chalets (with a hot tub!) it provides the perfect learning environment; you’ll be cooking in a chalet kitchen, at altitude, and with similar hours to that expected of you in a chalet host role.
All participants of the course will be offered the opportunity to interview for a chalet host role with us for the 2018/19 winter season.
Alongside Joe, the course is delivered by experienced chalet hosts offering you their knowledge and guidance in a relaxed environment and with a maximum of 8 participants in any one session. It is designed to encourage you to interact, ask lots of questions and learn, not just about cooking but also life in general as a chalet host.
£645 per person in a shared twin room
£745 for single occupancy of a double room
Please note that flights are NOT included. We will be providing a return transfer service so do ask about this upon booking.
Places are limited so do get in touch if you have any questions regarding the course. Call our team on 0208 875 1957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read more about what’s included and to read the full course details.
Alpe d’Huez has always been a popular choice amongst VIP SKI guests. With endless sunshine, over 200km of pistes and home to the longest black run in the world, it’s easy to see why people return year after year. We’re thrilled to be opening two brand new chalets in Alpe d’Huez for winter 2018/19.
Boasting an incredible ski-in ski-out location at the top of the village, right beside our other Alpe d’Huez chalets, the Eden Blanc property has been built to replace the previous well known Beau Soleil hotel.
We have snapped up two fabulous chalet apartments in this brand new property, Eden East and Eden West. Our interior designers are yet to complete the fixtures and fittings, so our photos are computer generated but rest assured, our CGI guys know exactly how we build and furnish and everything you see is to exact scale.
Sleeping four guests in two en suite rooms, we’re certain Eden East will be a popular choice for families and couples choosing to ski in Alpe d’Huez. The position is sensational, piste and lifts right outside the building, and only 100m from the shops, bars and restaurants. There are flat screen TVs in each bedroom as well as WiFi and an open fire.
Eden West is the bigger sister of Eden East, sleeping 6-8 guests with three en suite bedrooms, one of which has additional bunk beds, providing an ideal space for two families or a group of friends. There is private lift access and stunning views of piste and mountain from the living room and bedroom balconies. The chalet is comfortably and elegantly furnished with a spacious open plan living area, warm your toes in front of the open fire or curl up on the squashy sofas.
Huge plans for the future of Alpe d’Huez
Let’s not forget that there are huge plans on the horizon for this fabulous resort. 350 million Euros of investment has been confirmed to upgrade Alpe d’Huez in the coming years which includes linking the resort with Les Deux Alpes by 2021.
The gondola ride will take less than 20 minutes, and will open up the ski areas to a total of 475km making it comparable to the well-known Tignes and Val d’Isere or the Paradiski area.
Special launch offer
We’ve already seen significant interest in these fabulous new properties so don’t delay! If you book before the end of May, you can save £50pp.
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