More awards and nominations
Tue July 25, 2023
2023 TELEGRAPH TRAVEL AWARDS
We were thrilled to climb another place on the podium in the category of Best Ski Holiday Company at the prestigious Telegraph Travel Awards last week. Read here what The Telegraph had to say about our award:
"Almost 30,000 readers voted in the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards, nominating their favourite destinations, hotels and holiday companies – and the results are in.
The future of the traditional chalet
While the appeal of self-catered ski holidays has skyrocketed, the classic chalet holiday looks on shakier ground. Brexit has seen the number of British voices welcoming guests in European ski resorts decimated and rising costs have forced operators to shrink their portfolios, or leave the market entirely. So it is a testament to both the company’s resilience and the enduring appeal of the traditional chalet break that VIP SKI has maintained its spot on the podium, rising one place from third in 2019.
Not that it hasn’t rethought its approach. With founder Andy Sturt at the helm, VIP has remodelled its classic chalet break, to include flexible travel options and complimentary ski guiding, and opened a new flagship property, Bear Lodge, in Arc 1950. The new lodge was seven years in the making as the company has shifted its focus to only the most snow-sure French resorts, above 1,800m. VIP SKI’s continued presence as one of your favourite operators shows the longevity of chalet holidays and their importance to British skiers."
NEW spa facilities in Avoriaz grab attention of the judges (and the locals!)
We’re also honoured to have been nominated again for this year’s WORLD SKI AWARDS. Chalet Ipaka, Kipnuk & Sakami in Avoriaz are all shortlisted for France’s Best Ski Chalet 2023. We certainly grabbed the attention of the locals as well when we had to deliver the larger parts of the new pool installations by helicopter !
Winner or loser, we’ll keep striving to deliver unforgettable holidays
There’s no secret formula to winning any award, just hard work, consistency, and patience. We’re a small team but we strive every day to build and deliver unforgettable holidays and create everlasting memories.
Can we do it again?
With your support last year Bear Lodge was voted “Best New Ski Hotel 2022” at the WORLD SKI AWARDS. It’s nominated again this year for France’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel. We’d love to win another accolade this year so if you believe Bear Lodge or our Avoriaz chalets deserve to be in the final please take a minute to cast your vote.