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A Marketing professional with a love of travel and all things ski related. Nici secured her dream job with VIP SKI in 2010 and hasn't looked back since!

Bear Lodge nominated Best New Ski Hotel in the 2022 World Ski Awards™

Thu June 23, 2022

To say we're excited is somewhat of an understatement. After seven years of planning, digging, building, decorating and furnishing; spilling blood, sweat and lots of tears; we were absolutely delighted (and a little relieved it has to be said) to open the doors to Bear Lodge in December of last year. Happy guest feedback pouring onto our website was extremely satisfying.

To now be nominated Best New Ski Hotel in the World Ski Awards™, a global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism, is definitely the cherry on top of the cake.

It's just about perfect (ish...)

OK, let’s be honest, there are plenty of smarter, glitzier, posher hotels out there, but for us this little project has been a seven-year labour of love on behalf of our loyal community of skiers. We consolidated everything that we had learnt over a couple of decades into a thirty-bedroom hotel for everyone: rooms for couples, rooms with bunks for families or interconnecting rooms for mum, dad and kids, plus private suites for groups of every shape and size. We didn't forget the toys; a proper sized pool, a spa with plenty of steam, piste-side kids’ playroom, ski shop, gym, cinema and small conference room. 1950m altitude, on the piste, next to the ski lifts and a short walk across the slope to the centre of the village. There must be better new hotels somewhere in the world, but for our little community of skiers, it’s just about perfect.

Help us realise the dream

There are 6 hotels nominated in the 'Worlds' Best New Ski Hotel 2022' category. Who wins? You decide!  Voting is now open, so please cast your vote for Bear Lodge

The good news doesn't stop there

We also see three of our newly completed Avoriaz chalets; Chalet Sakami, Kipnuk and Ipaka, nominated in the 'France's Best Ski Chalet' category. I guess we are also not entirely surprised to see three of our ski resorts nominated in ‘France's Best Ski Resort’ too. We'll be watching closely to see the results on this one.

We believe Bear Lodge deserves to win the title of Best New Ski Hotel 2022 ... not because it is the best, but because it is just about perfect (!) Help us achieve our dream by casting your vote today.

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