Friday, 5 December 2014

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa…

What will be on your list this year?

Time with the family…

A Romantic Escape…

A Funtastic Skiing Getaway with Friends and Family…

Whatever your dream Christmas may be Elegant Address Ski has a magical Luxury Catered Chalet for you. With prices from 10,000€ per week our luxury chalets provide phenomenal views from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in Zermatt. Nestled in the Alps surrounded by snow but never too far from designer outlets, Michelin star restaurants, spas and amazing skiing facilities you will be amazed in your Elegant Address Ski Chalet.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

A Truly Enchanting Christmas - Christmas in Megeve

Elegant Address Ski would like to bring your attention to a splendid picturesque village that brings a little of Switzerland to the French Alps. The mountain top village offers breath-taking views of the snow-capped peaks, the relaxing sound of the village stream that runs through the middle of Megeve provides a traditional Christmas feel, and the enchanting log cabin chalets with roaring fires allow for a cosy festive atmosphere.

The petite glistening village of Megeve was made famous in 1910 by the Rothschild family who had traditionally visited the Swiss resort St Moritz. As time went by the Rothschild family began to feel disenchanted by the Swiss resort and taking in to account the passion the Rothschild family felt for France they were inspired to develop a Swiss Ski style resort in the French Alps. In 1921 Bareness Noémie de Rothschild created Hotel du Mont d'Arbois and from then on megeve grew in popularity.

In 2014 Megeve has maintained a traditional atmospheric feel with a Swarvoski dressed Christmas tree and horse drawn carriages providing a beautiful romantic setting.

Families can enjoy adventure together with ample skiing opportunities with plenty of runs from green to black, or a relaxing time strolling through the local markets.

Fancy time for yourself? Then Megeve has something for you take some time to indulge in the relaxing spa, or simply enjoy being in your Luxury Ski Chalet from Elegant Address Ski.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Val d’Isere

This week’s blog is the final of three blog posts that introducing you to three of the very best French Ski resorts. This week’s blog is about the popular, trendy and lively resort of Val d’Isere.

Val d’Isere is perfect for those travelling as part of a group, especially if you are searching for a place with amazing Après ski facilities, luxury accommodation, fantastic restaurants and exclusive shopping experiences. The resort of Val d’Isere has been described as the pedigree of resorts due to the outstanding amenities it provides for its visitors.

Val d’isere is home to one of the greatest ski areas of the world the Escape Killy ski area. Val d’Isere is linked with Tignes, both resorts altitude are some of the highest in Europe and the slopes are brilliant for intermediate and advanced skiers as well as plenty of great runs for beginners. Although this is the resort is known for its incredible, lively après ski and entertainment there are plenty of activities, luxury spas and range of shops and restaurants to ensure all members of a group have an enjoyable and memorable experience.

After a hard days skiing there are plenty of bars, shops and restaurants available to suite all tastes and après ski facilities are amongst the best in Europe. One of the most well-known bar restaurant in the French Alps is La Folie Douche located half way up a mountain atmospheric music is played throughout the day, and as the music develops so does the party. 

Val d’Isere Ski Facts

In Val d’Isere you can expect to find 20 green runs, 60 blue runs, 35 red runs and 16 black runs. The resort’s altitude is 1850m and the Olympic Avenue has over 60 bars and restaurants.


Chalets in Val d’Isere portrait only the highest standard of luxury they are extravagant and glossy with magnificent features and facilities such as hot tubs dug out into the snow, indoor swimming pools, personal, professional spas and incredible private cinemas. We have a large, stunning collection of Val d’Isere properties within our constantly growing, handpicked luxury portfolio. Contact Elegant Address Ski today to receive a tailor made search of perfect properties from your very own personal specialist ski property consultant. +44 (0) 1244 62 99 63 or +44 (0) 2037 57 66 09 or

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


This week’s blog follows on from last week’s post about the luxury French Ski resort of Courchevel. This week we are delighted to inform you about the pretty village of Méribel.


Located in the heart of the three Vallées, in the Les Allues Valley, Méribel offers the world’s largest ski area which is a great base to explore, with access to over 600km of pistes and infinite off-piste, adrenaline buzzing opportunities. Snow fall is usually from December to April and the powder days are incredible on this fantastic resort.  Due to its convenient location you can reach any of the Trios Vallees resorts quickly and easily. 

Meribel has become one of the Alps most outstanding ski areas due to its incredible location, extensive skiing opportunities, challenging runs and attractive village's makes this destination a popular, safe choice for a wonderful, memorable holiday.

There are two main resorts in Méribel these are Méribel and Méribel-Mottaret. This beautiful valley is made up of a number of stunning traditional villages making Méribel the perfect place to visit. This is a homely resort with an Anglo-French blend providing a friendly and vibrant experience for its guests. This is the perfect resort to spend a guaranteed white Christmas spending quality time with the family whilst feeling festive around large wood burning fires and luxurious warm cosy interiors. 

For those travelling with non-skiers, the Olympic centre offers a range of alternative fitness and leisure with daily a 25m indoor swimming pool, children’s pool, water slide, fitness centre, climbing wall, spa and indoor ice-rink. There is also snow-shoeing, wonderful traditional horse-sleigh tours, snowmobiling and walking routes are also available. Meribel also has fantastic Apres ski with a brilliant selection of restaurants, luxurious shopping opportunities and plenty of lively bars to entertain all its visitors.

Meribel Skiing Facts

Méribel is home to 9 green runs, 28 blue runs, 24 red runs and 7 black runs all of which are serviced by the 15 gondola lifts and 19 chairlifts. Beginners to the slopes or even those who feel a little rusty, will find learn could not be easier with 10 ski schools to suit all levels of ability all will be skiing in no time. 


Elegant Ski are dedicated to finding our clients that extra special luxury accommodation that transforms a ski holiday into an unforgettable luxury ski experience. We have a vast portfolio of beautiful chalets in Méribel, some of which are highly private and not available to view on our website. Elegant Ski will provide your very own Specialist Property Consultant who will perform a tailor made search to find you the ultimate, bespoke property that matches all of your requirements whether are looking for a contemporary apartment or a top end, breathe taking chalet with ski in and ski out facilities; let your personal expert property consultant create your dream ski experience. To contact us directly and we will begin your tailor made search of handpicked properties today +44 (0) 1244 62 99 63

We hope to hear from you soon!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Renowned Skiing Region of Courchevel

It is no secret that the French Alps offers some of the best opportunities to ski in the World. This week’s blog is the first of three installments each presenting our Luxury Ski areas in France.

Courchevelis one of the most famous and popular French ski resorts. Due to its northern facing position, the local slopes of Courchevel offer some of the best snowfall and ski conditions in the entire region with terrain to suit all abilities from beginner to expert making it the perfect destination for a family ski holiday.

Courchevelis not only one resort but 4 separate villages. These are called Courchevel1850, Courchevel 1650 both of which are the most popular as well as Courchevel1550 and Courchevel 1300. This fantastic, huge resort has one of the world’s largest lift links with a staggering 600km of pistes and 170 lifts meaning there is plenty of variety and sights to enjoy!

If you are travelling as part of a group, it can be difficult to cater to individual needs and plans but with over 70 luxury restaurants, 32 spas, bowling alley, skating rink, cinema and world class shopping experiences there are plenty of options for everyone’s tastes. For those who are looking to experience the most beautiful snow and varied terrain there are plenty of exciting, adrenaline pumping activities such as hiking up to Mount Blanc, husky sledging, plane tours through the mountains, hot air ballooning and much more.

CourchevelSkiing Facts

Courchevelis home to 20 green runs, 60 blue runs and 35 red runs with the highest peak being Grande Motte which stands at 3,650m.


Courchevelis renowned for having some of the most luxurious and elite properties and Elegant Address Ski have a vast selection of Luxury Chalets in Courcheveloffering our clients only the very best and most exclusive chalets.

We are luxury property experts, locating and booking prestigious properties for our discerning clients and ensuring all of their exact requirements are met and any services are provided.
For more information about our Alpine properties please contact our Luxury Ski Property Consultant today via +44 (0) 1244 62 99 63

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Hotel Christiana

Elegant Address Ski have been working tremendously hard to provide our discerning clients with a vast selection of Luxury rental properties in the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps. After a successful first year and a high demand for our properties we are delighted to announce the arrival of hotels to our portfolio.

In this week’s blog we are delighted to present to you Hotel Christiana located in Val d’Isere. 

This stunning 5 star hotel offers 69 bedrooms with spacious suites and junior suites to luxury rooms with balcony and terrace. The hotel is beautifully decorated to a high standard providing a charmingly comfortable feel.

After a hard days skiing why not relax in the professional spa offering a large indoor pool, sauna, Hamman and professional, luxurious treatments amidst the tranquil surroundings, helping you to recuperate and rejuvenate ready for another day hitting the slopes. If you still have energy to burn or are just looking to keep in shape, Christiana has a fantastic, state of the art, hotel gym.

It is not just the warm, elegant interiors and facilities that make this hotel five star but the efficient 24 hour, professional concierge service that is available. Whether you need a ski pass, restaurant reservation, special activity booking or professional childcare, a member of the concierge is at hand to personally assist you.

The main and most important questions is... Is it a good spot for skiing? Hotel Christiana is conveniently close to the slopes and in the centre of Val d’Isere making it an ideal place for skiing all day long and enjoying the incredible après ski and fantastic, world class shops on offer. This is a perfect location for groups, families, individual skiers or couples.

For more information regarding Hotel Christiana or any of our other luxury properties contact us today via 01244 62 99 63 or send an enquiry to, we look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Elegant Address Ski are proud to present Austria

Austria is an extremely popular and pictureque skiing destination with the Arlberg region having some of the most prestigious areas in the Austrian Alps; this is where the Elegant Address Ski’s Austrian portfolio will begin with St Anton and Lech

This beautiful area is well known for attracting European Royal Families, who are often found in Austria to enjoy the fabulous snowfall and challenging slopes.

One of the most important customs of Austria is the Gemütlichkeit culture which ensures the possible hospitality is received by all visitors and guests from the resort staff and even the local pubs. Austria is also known for its great choice après skiing facilities, with bars located throughout the slopes partying can begin even before ski lifts close. 

The snowfall in Austria is excellent with some areas such as Lech providing a more reliable and heavy possibility of snow than in France or Switzerland. The village of Lech received approximately 320cm of snowfall during the early winter of 2014.

As part of the Elegant Address Luxury Property Group a key importance of any region we present to our clients are the properties with a high level of luxury; we are very happy to announce that the properties in Austria are among some of the best the Alps has to offer. Austrian Ski Chalets are truly beautiful from the traditional Austrian oak log cabin with beautiful cultural influences to break taking, world class contemporary chalets with top of the range facilities and incredible facilities. We also proudly offer our clients luxury hotels which are extremely well presented, offering incredible personal service, fantastic restaurants and world class spa’s and accommodation.

We would be delighted to discuss any of the properties or hotels in this region if you are interested in booking a luxury ski holiday in this area. Talk to one of our specialist consultants today on +44 (0) 1244 629963 or email us at

Monday, 15 September 2014

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Elegant Address™ Ski!

Waking up in a traditional Alpine Chalet surrounded by a blanket of pristine white snow that rests on Alpine peaks is what you can expect to see on Christmas morning in the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps.

What better way is there to begin this magical day? 

Renting a catered chalet for the holiday season takes all of the stress out of Christmas, with superbly prepared cuisine and plenty of entertainment for all ages everyone can relax.

With Elegant Address Ski all that you have to decide is your preferred destination and our specialist Luxury property consultants will take care of the rest.

Val d’Isere is the perfect place for families and groups of all skiing abilities, or for those who do not fancy skiing there is plenty to do such as helicopter tours and traditional husky rides. If you are travelling without children one of the most famous places to be is Val d’Isere and the famous bar La Folie Douce, adults of all ages rave about the amazing atmosphere that can be experienced at this fantastic Ski bar.

With four satellite villages Courchevel has something for everyone, each village differs slightly in image and feel with the most popular being Courchevel Moriond (Courchevel 1850). As the sixth most expensive place in the world Chalets and amenities are some of the best in the French Alps and have attracted celebrities such as Kate Middleton, the Beckhams and George Clooney.

The Swiss Alps provide the iconic mountain resort of Zermattwhere no cars can be seen and where one of the most breath taking sceneries the Alps have to offer can be found. Zermatt provides ski experiences for all abilities with 5 nursery areas, 29 green runs, 72 blue/red runs and 27 advanced ski runs available.

Here at Elegant Address Ski we are continually expanding our property portfolio so as to provide all of our clients with the best selection possible. Therefore in 2014 Elegant Address Ski are delighted to present one of our newest Luxury regions Lech in the Austrian Alps. Lech was an obvious choice for expansion due to the snowfall and predictability of the resort.

Elegant Address Ski work within many regions throughout the Alps presenting some of the most luxurious chalets and hotels within the most prestigious areas. Not all of our properties are displayed via our website, to view our exclusive properties please contact us directly for your personal portfolio of properties. 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Why now is the best time to book your Ski Holiday

Summer is drawing to a close and temperatures are set to soar again for the next few weeks so it’s strange to have to start thinking about snow filled slopes and log fires even if you are a dedicated skier.

Although it seems early in the year, by this time some of the most popular properties for Christmas, New year and February half term, even in some cases for Easter, are becoming booked up.
These bookings are from eager skiers who missed out last year due to booking too late or from those who fell in love with their luxurychalet rental on their visit last season and booked straight after to secure it for this year.

With the economy starting to recover and the pound becoming stronger, this coming ski season is already selling well with Elegant Address™ Skiseeing a 15% increase in early enquiries. It has been reported by Thomson holidays that there has been a 25% increase in bookings for the school holidays compared to last year and many of our partner agencies commenting that the peak holiday periods are busier than previous seasons.

Now is the best time of year to be booking a luxury ski chalet before the booking panic sets in nearer the peak weeks. Elegant Address™ Ski still has a great selection of incredible, exclusive chalets, with the option of professional concierge, which we can offer our clients at a price guarantee.

We know it can be difficult to organise a group to travel but that is where we come in. We are here to make your luxury ski chalet rental and holiday experience as stress free and smooth running as possible. We are able to organise all details of your holiday from resort drivers, ski lessons and professional chefs cooking amazing 5 course meals for the week. There are no requests too big or detail too small that we cannot provide our clients with to make sure they have a spectacular, memorable, luxury ski holiday experience. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Top 3 resorts for advances skiers!


One of Europe’s most popular ski resorts in stunning snow filled Switzerland; Zermatt is a brilliant choice for skiers seeking a challenge. There are plenty of off piste to explore, the very best of which is only known by a select number of people. Ask around and you will discover some thrill seeking runs but the best known is the Trifti which is one of Europe’s longest and most challenging mogul slopes. Get an adrenaline rush all year round as this is Europe’s highest tree line on the largest glacier on the continent.

St Anton

In the top 10 ski resorts of the World and ranking high in the top 5 ski resorts of the Alps St Anton will not disappoint. One of the snowiest areas in Austria, St Anton is the perfect place for advanced skiers to test their skills with 340km of pistes and 180km of off piste on the scenic valley runs and most importantly 55sq km of challenging off piste terrain. The fantastic Arlberg lift pass also gives visitors access to the exclusive resorts of Lech, Zurs, Stuben and St.Christoph.


The original’s sometimes be the best. Chamonix is one of Europe’s oldest and understandably most popular ski resorts as it is filled with culture, history and tradition. Proven to be a resort for the advanced, even back in the day, Chamonix was where the first Winter Olympics was held in 1924.

Mount Blanc and Les Grand- Monents are some of the one of the most beautiful sights in the ski world but they are also notoriously challenging. With only 163km of pistes this resort is small and mighty, take a day to go on the Vallee Blanche tour to experience incredible views and ask the locals about the quieter, off piste thrill rides.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Alpine Snowfall

Elegant Ski have been working hard over the summer months to display to our clients some of the most prestigious Alpine properties, this has meant we have expanded our portfolio into Austria.

Austria is known for its reliable snow fall which is often greater than the four alpine countries. In the 2013-2014 ski season a town near Lech received the largest amount of snowfall at 10.6m. Lech is a new resort for Elegant Ski set in a high valley that for a long time was cut off from the rest of the world this resort offers some brilliant pistes and regular transportation to surrounding towns such as Oberlech and Zurs. 

Zermatt in the Swiss Alps received a large amount of snow compare to previous years offering around 5.1m. This is perfect for skiing and in this car free resort there are several areas of untouched snow. January and February are historically the best times to visit Zermatt although during 2014 March performed the best. 

Val d’Isere in the Northern Alps situated in France gains a good snowfall for this region. Val d’Isere popular with the young and wealthy offers a fun and exciting ski resort with several slopes and hospitality experiences. 

Elegant Ski have a large portfolio of Luxury Chalets only a small amount of which are displayed on our website, for information regarding our private portfolio please contact our specialist ski consultants via +44 (0) 1244 62 99 63 or +44 (0) 2037 57 66 09

Monday, 18 August 2014

Summertime Sporting Activities in the Alps

There are several sporting activities in the French and Swiss Alps with skiing and snowboarding being a preferred choice in the winter and the summer being jam packed with events such as watersports, cycling and much more.

One such event is the International Jumping of Verbier where both professional and amateur horse riders come together to compete in the impressive arena which has been built to a world class standard. The show features some of Europe’s top riders displaying equestrian skills in the forefront of an incredible backdrop and with the beautifully presented horses it is a shoe not to be missed.

In 2014 the show will run from August 20-24th entrance is free and visitors can enjoy the exhibitor’s village, splendid cuisine, amazing presentations and finally the highlight of the Grand Prix on August 24th.

In 2014 the show will run from August 20-24th entrance is free and visitors can enjoy the exhibitor’s village, splendid cuisine, amazing presentations and finally the highlight of the Grand Prix on August 24th.

At the end of August the North Face Ultra trail du Mont Blanc takes place, this is another example of the sporting excitement carried out within the Alps. Beginning in Chamonix this running race sees participants cross three countries; France, Italy and Switzerland. Covering a total distance of 166km in 3 days runners’ race both up and down 7 valleys, tackling 71 glaciers and 400 summits. This race is tough for even the fittest of people, but for those who complete this challenge they will truly feel ‘on top of the world’.

The Mont Blanc Motor Rally is another event held in the French Alps, rally driving is a popular sport throughout the mountain range due to the risk of the sport and the unique track the Alps provide. Driver’s must take considerable care when taking each corner and be extremely cautious when approaching a blind spot due to the unpredictability of the road, one wrong turn and it is a long way down.

 There are several phenomenal sporting events held throughout the Alps all year round, it really is a spectacular place to visit, and with Elegant Ski you can visit in style in one of our Luxury Ski Chalets you will feel as though you never want to leave.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Top Ski resorts with the best runs

The Alpine Mountain Range provide a variety of ski slopes to suite all levels of skier, therefore choosing the best runs can be difficult and is generally dependent on what each individual is searching for. 

Many would suggest that the high altitude resorts such as Val Thorens - which sits at 2,300m altitude, offer the best skiing opportunities due to the length of the seasons and variety of slopes. ValThorens provides one terrain with 39% of its runs being for advanced skiers.

Beginners may choose to visit the resort of Megeve which is a fantastic place during the Christmas period with its many resort features it is perfect for groups travelling with first time skiers. There are three main skiing areas with an offering of a regional lift pass, with approximately 450km of runs there is something for everyone. For regular skiers the blue and red ski runs are perfect with the closet runs to the resort being on Rochebure. Most of the terrain is located below tree line allowing for several cruising ski areas.

Meribel is a popular ski resort with skiers from the UK returning annually to experience the ski area of the 3 Valleys and its variety of terrain. 44% of the 150km runs are for intermediate level and only a small percentage are suitable for beginners. This is a brilliant resort for regular recreational skiers which is the reason for Meribel’s high return rate.

One of the best ski resorts for non-skiers is Gstaad with its luxury chalets and fabulous retail therapy opportunities everyone will be satisfied. For those who love to ski there are 220km of runs and a guaranteed skiing season from October to the beginning of May lasting 7 months.

Off-piste skiing is rapidly growing in popularity and Vald’Isere and Chamonix offer some great opportunities working on client’s technical abilities and awareness of off-piste runs to ensure they experience off-piste skiing at its best. There are plenty of off-piste ski schools throughout alpine resorts which teach and help to develop off-piste ability before you venture by yourself.

Elegant Ski take all of our client’s requirements into consideration so if are you searching for that magical Christmas atmosphere or that group adventure we can help you find it! Just contact our Luxury Ski Property Consultant whose passion for skiing and adventure will ensure your perfect skiing vacation. Not all of our properties are displayed on our website, for a truly tailor-made service please contact us directly via 
+44 (0) 1244 62 99 63 or +44 (0) 2037 57 66 09

Monday, 4 August 2014

The outstanding service of the ski sector

Known for adventure and sport, skiing holidays have always appealed to the most adventurous of people, and this is exactly what the French and Swiss skiing resorts are renowned for. Although there is a much more relaxing side to a skiing vacation.

Planning your perfect skiing experience can appear very overwhelming and this is where Elegant Ski come in we can assist you with the finer details to make your skiing holiday perfect. Our concierge service ensures your requirements are met from the very beginning when you will be appointed your very own expert ski specialist. Your appointed specialist will take care of your every need from private heli sightseeing trips to luxurious in-house beauty treatments, anything our client’s desire we aim to provide giving you more time to anticipate the incredible adventure you are going to pursue. 

Many of our outstanding properties offer a fabulous selection of services of which are included within the price of your stay in our luxury chalets. We can cater for the highest level of 5* service our clients require, or arrange simply chef and maid service, the package is bespoke to suit our client’s exact requirements.  The finer details can also be arranged such as peak side picnics in the snow and dog sleigh rides helping to create those extra special memories.