Positive travel updates means ski holidays are back on the cards…
With just a few months until the long-awaited winter 2021/2022 ski season begins, the UK’s latest travel announcement has put snow firmly back on the horizon. While skiing hasn’t been an option for many and travel restrictions have made any travel limited, the top ski destinations, resorts and hotels have been busy creating a plethora of new experiences to enjoy this winter.
Skiers and snowboarders can experience the new Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve ski-in hotel in Japan, restaurants, accommodation, and ski areas in Val d’Ise?re, properties from Bramble Ski, mountain night experiences in Courmayeur Mont Blanc and igloo building and ski touring at Le Hotel Coucou. For the best way to get there, travel privately via Farnborough Airport where passengers can forget restrictive commercial airlines and enjoy a seamless airport experience.
With incredible outdoor activities, stunning natural landscape and an extensive collection of world class restaurants, shops, hotels and chalets, Val d’Isère is a top choice for year-round mountain adventures. From three new gourmet Italian restaurants, Gigi in the Refuge de Solaise, LOULOU at Airelles Val d’Isère and Cucùcina at La Folie Douce, exciting accommodation openings like the 5* K2 Chogori, a special ski area created for teenagers, ski touring areas, ice floating, co-working spaces for workations, to mountain yeti classes for kids, it has been well worth the wait for the upcoming season at Val d’Isère.
YTL Hotels’ Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Japan- Opened December 2020
The first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan and only the 5th worldwide, the 50-room Higashiyama Niseko Village is at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri: with world-class access to the destination’s mountains. The stunning ski-in/ski-out property boasts panoramic views of Mount Yotei and interweaves the highest level of personalised service with the charm of Japan’s local history, culture & cuisine. Direct access to 2,191 acres of skiable on-and-off piste terrain plus authentic year-round experiences from Starlight Sushi On The Slopes to personalised wellness.
Apartment Chartreuse in Val d’Isère, from Bramble Ski
Bramble Ski, the Alps’ largest ultra-luxury chalet operator, launches a brand new property in Val d’Isère for 2021, Apartment Chartreuse, a faultlessly luxurious ski-in ski-out penthouse apartment perfectly located with easy access to the pistes as well as the village centre. Spread across two floors and with four spacious double bedrooms, hosting up to eight guests, Apartment Chartreuse is the ideal option for large groups and families seeking the ultimate winter escape.
Bramble Ski Launches Four New Properties in Lech, Austria, for Winter 2021/2022
Bramble Ski, the largest ultra-luxury chalet operator, unveils 4 brand new luxury chalet & apartments in Lech, Austria for Winter 2021/22. Chalech 4 is a stunning new home in the impressive Chalech development, hosting up to 14 people including an impressive master bedroom with an opulent free-standing bath tub and incredible mountain views. The new penthouse apartment, Brunnenhof 14, boasts an impressive renovation and is now home to 14 ultra-modern alpine apartments, enjoying a shared swimming pool & spa and hosting 10 guests. Brennenhof 12 also enjoys a fresh renovation and three bedrooms. Brunnenhof 10 is an idyllic alpine apartment offering easy access to the slopes.
Courmayeur Mont Blanc, situated on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, is delighted to launch a brand-new smart working initiative designed to offer the ultimate balance of work, life and ski. New for this year, visitors are being invited to ‘live-like-a-local’ and experience their very own alpine office, with carefully tailored ‘workation stations’ now available – including at the top of Skwyay Monte Bianco. Boasting a lifestyle which invites people to connect with nature and live well, Courmayeur is leading the way in raising awareness on the importance of looking after your mental and physical health whilst working remotely. From Courmayeur’s HQ, digital nomads can enjoy the serenity of the majestic Mont Blanc, hit the slopes for some fresh mountain air and exercise, and ultimately experience a more motivated working relationship and healthier lifestyle – all year round.
Courmayeur Mont Blanc Launches New Mountain Night Experiences, Italian Alps
Courmayeur Mont Blanc is delighted to announce brand new mountain night experiences unique to The Aosta Valley, curated to showcase visitors best the region during the scenic summer season. Those seeking adventure and a chance to reconnect with nature will revel in exploring one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. Visitors to the area can opt to trek to one of the resort’s traditional Rifugio mountain huts, learn about the history and stories of the region from knowledgeable guides, and enjoy a new take on local gastronomy.
Learn A New Skill at Hotel Le Coucou
Maisons Pariente’s Hotel Le Coucou in Méribel offers an incredible selection of experiences offering families and friends the chance to learn a new skill. What better time to try something new, create memories to last a lifetime and enjoy a more rewarding holiday. From igloo building and ski touring to snow yoga and boxing, Le Coucou can arrange a varied selection of experiences which can be enjoyed by both ski enthusiasts and non-skiers looking to try something new. Méribel caters for all ages and ski abilities and has so much more than just skiing and snowboarding to offer its visitors.
Return to the slopes in style via a private jet from Farnborough Airport
Farnborough Airport offers the ultimate way to travel this winter. Passengers can forget restrictive commercial airline baggage allowances, airport queues and lengthy transfers. Instead, they can pack all their skis, snowboards and après outfits and enjoy a seamless airport experience from start to finish, with the added advantage of being able to land at airports closer to the slopes at some ski resorts. This year, those in the know will be flying from Farnborough to France’s Chambéry Airport to the snow-covered slopes of Courchevel and Méribel, or to Berne Airport, an easy drive to the soaring Swiss mountains of Gstaad. Other popular routes where private jets can get passengers closer to the slopes are Switzerland’s Samedan Airport, where you practically land on the pistes of St. Moritz just ten minutes away and Sion Airport, easily accessible for the popular snow destinations of Verbier and Zermatt.