Fri February 08, 2019
Where’s the best tree run on a snowy day? What mountain restaurant should we try for the ultimate panoramic view in the sunshine? Which bar should we head to for a cheeky après ski session? Get chatting to your chalet hosts and you’ll soon discover that they’re walking, talking ski holiday guide books, with the kind of insider knowledge which only comes from living in their chosen resort for five months over the winter season.
Each month we challenge the team to submit their favourite ski holiday photo from the past 30 days. The submissions vary from stunning views over the Alps to dramatic wipe outs (which we often suspect might be sent in without the subject’s permission). Here is the shortlist from January…
Chalet Host Eddie took this photo in Avoriaz, managing to escape Morzine’s low-lying cloud to find some perfectly crisp conditions. Being at 1800m definitely has its advantages.
Ed, who is our go-to man for all maintenance issues in the Three Valleys, captured this view in Meribel. Although we’re sure there were plenty of other skiers all around, it feels like he’s the only person in the whole mountain range.
Clouds and views were flavor of the month, it seems. Will, Resort Manager in Alpe D’Huez, managed to slip the VIP SKI logo into his submission, which almost looks photoshopped. If we didn’t have assurances from the rest of the team that it’s real we might have disqualified him.
After lots of deliberation from the office team we chose Olly’s photo as this month’s winner. Taken in Lech, it invokes quiet January days on empty slopes after the monster snowstorms in Austria over the past month.
Next month’s theme is photos taken on, from, under and around lifts. Watch this space for submissions from hosts, drivers, managers and maintenance across our 10 resorts.