Chamonix has plenty of atmosphere and nightlife, with challenging pistes, but skiing for all abilities. Since its four separate ski areas are spread out along the valley, transport is required to and from the slopes; however, the furthest is only 15 minutes away by road and we provide private transport. The short airport transfer makes it a very popular corporate destination.
Val d’Isère combines some of France’s best skiing conditions with high quality, snow-sure slopes with an exciting hard to beat après scene and the home of the original La Folie Douce. The ski in-ski out resort links to neighbouring Tignes to form Espace Killy, a ski area with 300km of pistes and 99 lifts. It’s one of the most varied ski areas in Europe and offers something for every ability level, from absolute beginner up to advanced skiers.
Les Arcs is a modern, all-round resort with wide, long, tree-lined descents and a vast ski area for all abilities, although lacks many green runs for beginners. Intermediates will love the sheer size of the Paradiski ski area that Les Arcs and La Plagne share. For advanced skiers, there are steep ungroomed black runs (especially above Arc 2000) and plenty of off-piste. Nightlife is fun and the pedestrianised village has good middle-of-the-range accommodation on the slopes, so ski in-ski out is possible and popular for larger corporate groups, which compensates for the longer transfer time.
A purpose-built, ski in-ski out, modern, quirky resort with alpine character, fantastic snow and excellent access to an enormous 650km of superbly varied skiing. The stand-out slope is probably La Stash – a natural snow park which creates jumps and rails out of the trees. Being pedestrianised, a horse-drawn sleigh can transport groups from A to B and is a pleasant place to walk around in the evenings, with good bars and a brand new La Folie Douce. Great for large groups and one of the best snow records in the Alps!
The attractive, cosmopolitan town of St Anton is rated among the top five resorts in the Alps, bursting with stylish hotels, chalets and restaurants. It is well known as the spiritual home of après, thanks to the likes of the infamous Krazy Kangaruh and Mooserwirt, so an ideal choice for the party-hard, keen-for-action groups who can stand the pace of late nights and being up for the first lift. Recently connected by cable car to Zurs, St. Anton offers a massive array of skiing including the well-known Weisser Ring ski challenge. The fast and modern lift system, along with a very impressive snow record explains St Anton’s popularity. Located within one hour from of Innsbruck, the resort is easy to reach and small enough to walk around.
Courmayeur is a traditional Italian resort, at the foot of Mont Blanc, full of character, surrounded by magnificent scenery. The lovely old village is car-free with boutique shops, cobbled streets and fabulous après-ski. The ski area is accessible, but relatively small and the slopes are best for intermediate skiers, although experts will love the challenging off-piste opportunities. The mountain restaurants are superb! The proximity to both Geneva and Turin airports makes Courmayeur a popular destination for corporate events.
Kitzbühel is a beautiful, chic medieval town in the heart of the Austrian Tirol with an extensive ski area – 170km of slopes covering all levels of difficulty, but best suits intermediates and experts. Snowboard funparks, excellent off-piste, spectacular lifts, cosy mountain eateries and excellent après-ski combine to make Kitzbühel a top winter destination. The annual Hahnenkamm downhill race is without a doubt the most famous ski race in the world! This resort is within easy reach of three airports: Munich, Salzburg, and Innsbruck, so takes a maximum of one and a half hours from any of these. Kitzbühel has it all, except altitude at 760m, which could become problematic for the lower slopes.
Verbier is Switzerland’s number one resort and part of the largest ski area, the 4 Vallées. An expensive, glamorous winter playground, with high quality accommodation, combined with superb bars and restaurants, makes it popular with Brits, Dutch, Scandinavians and Swiss. The views are magnificent, terrain exciting, snow reliable and nightlife lively. Verbier suits both the keen skier, with easily accessible off-piste and the more leisurely skier.
A traditional, quaint unspoilt mountain village, with a beautiful square, Savoyard church, tasteful shops and hotels. The ski scene has grown up around the petty village, with five mountain slopes boasting over 84 slopes, 125km of descent and a first-class ski lift. The area peaks at 2,600m altitude and has one of the biggest vertical drops of over 1,500m, so the views are spectacular. Half of the slopes are dedicated to beginners so advanced skiers are recommended to explore off-piste along the Col des Aravis range. A good selection of restaurants, bars and two clubs provide the nightlife.
Courchevel is a world class ski in-ski out resort, made up of five villages and part of the famous Trois Vallées ski domain, with 600km of pistes and a fast lift system. Our favourite village is the chic and glamorous Courchevel 1850, which has quickest access to the best slopes and the rest of the Trois Vallées, with luxury ski chalets, Michelin starred restaurants and a lift linking system to Meribel and Val Thorens. The ski area is popular for its wide and perfectly groomed pistes and wonderful mountain restaurants. The downsides could be the longer airport transfers and expensive prices in-resort.