Two for the slopes - looking for luxury couples ski holidays?
You’re in the right place. We have a number of chalets and hotels, in all of our 10 ski resorts, which we sell on a room by room basis. Perfect for any couple wanting to go on an amazing ski holiday and looking to meet other like-minded skiers in the sociable atmosphere of a larger shared chalet. We’ve built our couples skiing packages with you in mind. We can organise ski hire, lift passes and lessons tailored to your ability. Everything is taken care of, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy the mountains. We hope this information will help you plan the perfect luxury ski holiday. If you have any further questions or queries regarding your couples skiing holiday please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0208 875 1957.
The best place to head off on one of our ski holidays for couples depends mostly on what kind of skiing experience you’re hoping for. See below for our run-down on skiing from in each of our 10 resorts;
Our original resort is still the largest in our portfolio and holds a special place in our hearts. Renowned for serious skiing and a wicked après ski scene, Val d’Isere suits those seeking to ski hard and party hard. That’s not to say that the town attracts a solely young crowd – the bars are concentrated around the centre, leaving plenty of quieter squares and streets with a world-class restaurant scene.
Renowned for attracting a record number of blue-sky days every year, Alpe D’Huez is the place to work on your goggle tan and enjoy long alfresco lunches. The short transfer from Grenoble airport means that you can be in resort by early afternoon, giving you an extra few hours to unwind and enjoy the holiday feeling. All our chalets boast an incredible ski in/ski out location for minimal hassle in the morning, a luxury which is becoming increasingly rare.
The gateway to the huge Paradiski area, La Plagne consists of a series of satellite villages which you can skip amongst between hot chocolate stops. Our Summit View chalets sit in Plagne Centre, slap bang on the edge of the piste. La Plagne has something for everyone in terms of skiing and is a great resort for beginners and experts alike. At 2000m altitude it’s a pretty safe bet for snow all season, with skiing continuing through to late April.
Sitting right at the centre of the Three Valleys ski area, Meribel suits intermediate - advanced skiers who can really enjoy the scope of the ski area. A pretty and picturesque resort Meribel offers the perfect base from which to explore the miles of piste on offer. The après scene starts at the Folie Douce on the mountain and winds its way down into the resort centre all winter.
One of the most popular resorts in the Three Valleys, our chalets are the perfect spot to access this vast ski area, and then curl up and enjoy the vast mountain panoramas. Courchevel not only offers fantastic skiing but plenty to do off the slopes too with great shopping, cinema, dog sledding, ice driving, cosy cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants and a vibrant night-life.
Lech’s combination of charm, varied slopes and good snow is difficult to beat. We have just one property in Lech, Hotel Theodul. From the flight into uncrowded Friedrischafen airport to the pool and relaxation area, everything about this resort is designed to ease stress and leave you fully rejuvenated.
A hop, skip and a jump over the Valley from Lech is St Anton, renowned for its après ski scene. The two resorts form part of the Arlberg ski area which vies with Val d’Isere as one of the world’s best resorts. Intermediate and experienced skiers will get the most out of this magnificent part of the Austria Tyrol.
The Portes du Soleil ski area links Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets, three resorts which are as different as chalk and cheese. Avoriaz is a fabulously unique resort, completely car free with snowy pedestrianized streets. Sitting at 1800m altitude, Avoriaz is the highest resort in this massive ski area and gives the perfect base from which to explore the 650km of piste.
A perfect resort for those looking for a traditional French Alpine experience. With a short transfer from Geneva, oodles of charm and access to the whole Portes do Soleil ski area you will not be disappointed if you choose Les Gets. Our property, Altitude Lodge, is part hotel, part chalet and part home-away-from-home. Bookable by the room on all dates, three of the rooms benefit from their own hot tub overlooking the slopes.
A hugely popular resort with returning VIP SKI Clients, Morzine is a proper town which operates 365 days of the year. In winter it’s a hub for those who enjoy its lack of pretension and easy-going atmosphere. With access to the Portes du Soleil ski area this resort suits complete beginners and powder hungry experts alike.
The best time to ski depends mostly on what kind of skiing experience you’re hoping for. See below for our run-down on skiing from December through to April;
- Early season: We always open our Val d’Isere chalets the first week of December. Prices are lower at this time of year and the slopes tend to be quiet.
- Christmas and New Year: Fulfil the dream of a white Christmas! The festive period is one of the most exciting times to ski, with all our resorts putting on a real show with decorations, fireworks and festivities. Escape the stress and let our hosts take care of Christmas dinner, or enjoy a three-course gala dinner on New Year’s Eve with champagne and canapes. There is something truly magical about a ski holiday over the festive period.
- January: By January the season is getting into full swing and cold temperatures ensure a great snow cover. The best date for a special offer is likely to be January and you can almost guarantee a good snow coverage and quieter pistes, but days are shorter and temperatures usually colder (don’t worry; it will be cosy in the chalet with the log fire lit). If you are not beholden to school holiday dates, January is a fantastic month to hit the slopes.
- February: February is one of the most popular months in which to go skiing with usually fantastic snow conditions. Valentine’s day is the next red-letter day in our calendar. Sipping champagne in a hot tub under the stars is a remarkable way to celebrate with someone special. UK school holidays are usually mid-February, so be warned, the pistes will be busier, lift queues longer and we’ll have little guests in almost every chalet in our portfolio.
- March: Typically March is one of the snowiest months in the French Alps, so you're pretty much guaranteed great skiing conditions and milder temperatures. The days begin to lengthen as we move past the mid-way point of the season, leaving more time for long lunches and sunny afternoons of après ski. Late March and early April dates are ideal for catching some rays in a slope-side deckchair, and for a late-season special offer.
- April: Easter school holidays often fall in the month of April so some weeks will be busy on the slopes. Choose April for usually warmer weather and sunshine on the slopes. Some of our resorts will be closing the doors just after the middle of April, but we’ll be skiing in Val d’Isere until early May most years.
- CLUB chalets: if you’re looking to socialize and meet other like-minded skiers then our CLUB chalets have been designed with you in mind. A canape reception before dinner each night gives you the perfect setting to discuss the day’s escapades, while beer and wine on tap flow long into the night. We employ dedicated chefs as well as hosts to add an extra touch of luxury to the week.
- Hotel: Hotel Theodul and Altitude Lodge are small, friendly hotels which seek to make you feel at home from the offset. Our kitchens cater on a half-board basis on all seven nights. We find that many guests make friends and end the week with large communal tables for their evening meal.
- Shared chalet: we assemble groups in our shared chalets carefully, ensuring that the mix of ages and relationships is conducive to a memorable week. Outside school holiday dates, we would avoid placing children in shared chalets and you can travel secure in the knowledge that you’ll enjoy spending the week with like-minded people.
- Small chalet: our smallest chalets - Little Lumi, Darkoum Makan, Penthouse No 2, Eden East, Chalet Yukon and Petite Ferme - sleep 4 people and are perfect for a pair of couples or group of friends seeking a quiet week with no distractions. Catering is flexible with smaller groups and your chalet host will discuss each day’s menu to ensure it is tailored to your likes.
We have been providing catered couples ski chalet holidays for over 30 years. Our sales team know all of our resorts inside out and can steer you towards the chalet which will suit you best. Get in touch on 0208 875 1957 to discuss any aspect of our service.