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Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

Welcome to our new Chalet Specialists

Fri October 05, 2018

After bidding farewell to Georgia, our Meribel resort specialist, in July, we knew we had big boots to fill. Luckily we’ve welcomed Katie Durack and Libby Hunting to the team just in time to gear up for winter 2018/19.

We chatted with both of them to find out what they love about skiing and managed to get some insider tips on their favourite spots in Meribel and Val d’Isere.

What Katie did next....

Katie worked for us in winter 2016/17 as a chalet host in Indiana Lodge, Meribel. In between whipping up mouth-watering afternoon teas and keeping the chalet spik-and-span she could be found on the slopes, skiing every day no matter the weather.


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

10 Years of Altitude Lodge

Tue September 25, 2018

This winter marks a very special anniversary for VIP SKI. Ten years ago we collected the keys to ‘Le Griffin’ and embarked on a mammoth renovation project to build and create the now hugely popular Altitude Lodge.

We’ve delved into the archives and dug out some remarkable photos of the renovation process.

From this...to this!


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

Call your friends, we’re going to St Anton

Wed September 05, 2018

You asked for more chalets in Avoriaz and we delivered. You let us know how important hot tubs, pools and saunas are and we listened. You made it clear that modern, sleek design elevates a great holiday to an unforgettable one and we hired the best interior designers in the Alps. As far as we’re concerned, if we’re not moving forwards then we might as well be going backwards.

So when it was time to look for a new property in St Anton to sit alongside the established Haus Hockhar and Haus Gamskar we didn’t take the challenge lightly. The location, décor and special extras all had to be spot on and we’re confident that we’ve delivered with Chalet Cristal, new to our portfolio this season. 


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

Back to Ski School

Fri August 31, 2018

We say ski school, you think groups of French children swarming around the lifts, falling over and generally causing havoc. Think again because ski schools have branched out massively and now offer a huge variety of classes to suit all levels of skiers. Even advanced skiers can benefit hugely from a pair of eyes on the ground to point out bad habits which you might have picked up over the years.

Here’s our run down of the most exciting classes to discover this season from our ski school partners in France and Austria.

Avoriaz Alpine Ski School – Ladies’ Backcountry Clinic

No boys allowed in this exclusive group, led by British Freeride coach Amy Marwick with the aim to introduce backcountry skiing (off-piste to you and I) in a friendly and welcoming environment. Amy will cover the basic backcountry skillset including choosing an appropriate line, lining up natural features and, of course, using avalanche safety kit effectively and efficiently.

The course is scheduled to run from 28 – 30 January. Look at Chalet Ossetra and Penthouse 1 for luxury accommodation.


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