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Marketing Assistant

Rachel rejoined the VIP team after a season as a Chalet Host in Val d'Isere. Look out for plenty of exciting blog posts and lots of useful information!

Introducing Andrew – our new Childcare manager

Mon December 11, 2017

We’re thrilled to introduce our new childcare manager Andrew Richardson. After 3 years of operational experience with us, Andrew has now stepped into a new role based in the Alps.

Andrew has overseen the recruitment of our VIP SKI nannies this year and can ensure your little ones will be well looked after on your family ski holiday.

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Marketing Assistant

Rachel rejoined the VIP team after a season as a Chalet Host in Val d'Isere. Look out for plenty of exciting blog posts and lots of useful information!

Our guide to skiing etiquette

Wed November 08, 2017

Skiing is one of the world’s most popular winter sports. What was once seen as a luxurious pursuit for the elite has been democratised over the years by inexpensive equipment, snow cannon and a proliferation of resorts in countries as diverse as Australia, Japan, Bulgaria and Scotland.

Despite dire predictions of worsening snow records caused by global warming, more people take up skiing every year, which is great news for the sport as a whole, but does carry with it some problems. The most obvious of these is overcrowding.

In-demand resorts can often be swamped, especially during peak season, and busy pistes can be dangerous. This is why encouraging skiers and boarders alike to follow a common code of etiquette while on the slopes has never been more important.

Some of the following rules broadly correspond with those set by the International Federation of Skiing, while others are more informal and relate to simple courtesy. But they’re worth keeping in mind to ensure you have a hassle-free, fun skiing holiday, and that you don’t prove a danger to yourself or others.

Heed the dress code

A big part of being safe on the mountain is bringing the right equipment with you. That doesn’t just concern your skis or board, bindings and boots of course. You need to dress for the weather conditions, with warm, layered clothing.

It makes sense to always have a charged phone in a secure pocket, bottled water, a form of identification and a helmet. 25 years ago, they were a novelty. Today it’s rare to see anyone skiing without one.

More experienced skiers relish the challenge and plush snow that you often find off-piste, but leaving the piste carries its own set of dangers. At the bare minimum you ought to leave room in your backpack for an avalanche transceiver, a shovel and a probe, and if you don’t know the route, you should be skiing as part of a group or with a guide. 

Marketing Assistant

Rachel rejoined the VIP team after a season as a Chalet Host in Val d'Isere. Look out for plenty of exciting blog posts and lots of useful information!

12 amazing facts everyone should know about Lech

Fri August 04, 2017

After a fantastic first year in Lech, we’re thrilled to see so many guests returning. Hotel Theodul is already 50% booked for the coming season and it’s not hard to see why. Arguably one of the most fashionable resorts in Austria, Lech is full of traditional charm, style, and sophistication. 

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Sales Consultant

Nat spent two seasons working in our Hotel Montjola in St Anton. She joined the VIP team in 2015 and enjoys spending her days discussing ski holidays, particulary those to St Anton

Sales Team special - Why ski St Anton?

Fri May 26, 2017

I’m now based in the UK office as a Sales Consultant, but I was previously Hotel Manager for VIP SKI in St Anton. I honestly believe you haven’t really skied until you have been to St Anton.

Here’s why St Anton is my favourite resort…

Best Ski Run

In 22 years of skiing (including those spent on reins in front of my Dad) I really can’t think of a better run than getting THE first lift, after a full VIP breakfast, up to Schindler Spitze, a beautiful peak nestled bang in the middle of the St Anton section of the huge Arlberg Ski area. You can always tell it’s going to be a good run when the lift hasn’t needed to be upgraded since what seems like 1802… The red 14 runs all the way from the top of this peak and winds and rolls perfectly down into Stuben, from here you can now get over into Lech with the new Flexenbahn lift. 

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