Monday, 28 July 2014

Summer Snow Park - Tignes

During the winter months Tignes shares its skiing area with Val d’Isere collectively these areas offer phenomenal experiences in the night and day… but for those eager skiers who cannot wait for the winter, one of the few places to offer summer skiing is Tignes. With the Grand Motte glacier placed high over the resort it is the perfect area for summer skiing.

The amazing glacier offers 12 ski lifts, a Snow Park of 3,456m, and module lines to suite all levels with approximately 10 kickers and 15 rails.

There is also the rare opportunity to learn some new skills from watching Championship skiers such as the Canadian slope style team who trained at Tignes summer resort.

Throughout the summer the snow park will be shaped to provide a different experience every time.

To ensure the summer skiing experience is nothing but fantastic Elegant Ski Property Search Consultants can locate for you the most luxurious properties in Tignes and Val d’Isere as well as many other renowned skiing regions in the French and Swiss Alps. We aim to provide our clients with the ultimate ski holiday experience.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Top Prestigious Alpine Ski Chalets

Elegant Ski have a vast selection of skiing properties located throughout the French and Swiss Alps, within our selection are some of the world’s most Luxurious Skiing Chalets, below are just a few of the amazing chalets we offer.

Falcun, Klosters – Swiss Alps

This magnificent chalet located in Klosters comprises 6 bedrooms, built in 2008 the property offers spectacular views of Gostchna and Kublis peaks. Falcun provides the best in comfort with several amenities creating a relaxing ambiance. 

Chalet Brames, Meribel –France

Les Brames encompasses 6 bedrooms, an outdoor Jacuzzi, ice bath, rain forest shower and much more ensuring the ultimate luxury is delivered. Located in Meribel one can be sure that the facilities surrounding the chalet also exceed expectation in this fantastic resort.

Chalet Marco Polo, Val d’Iseres – France

This spacious and open chalet comes complete with spa facilities, A la Carte Services, a dedicated professional team and is located within short proximity of skiing tracks. This truly is a spectacular property situated in the vibrant and active village of Val d’Isere.

Ormello, Courchevel - France

Chalet Ormello is luxuriously elegant with 9 bedrooms, a gym and several more amenities amidst a traditional atmosphere it is the perfect place for a fabulous skiing getaway. The skiing opportunities surrounding the chalet are world class with a variety of coloured runs.

Edelweiss, Courchevel - France 

This is a Ski in and Ski out chalet equipped with a variety of facilities it is one of the largest and most luxurious Alpine properties. Edelweiss is a newly renovated chalet with ensuite bedrooms furnished to the highest standards.

Here at Elegant Ski many of our properties are not publicised on our website as the owners are very private. For a tailored property search please contact one of our Elegant Ski experts today with your requirements for a bespoke property selection.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Tour de France

At Elegant Ski we are passionate about the skiing market and the beautiful Alps that stretch across three countries, although we specialise in the skiing market we also have many properties available for summer rentals and there is plenty of activity in the French and Swiss Alps all year round. One such event that inspires and encourages summer holidays to the French Alps is that of the Tour de France.
The tour de France is perhaps one of the most renowned cycling events to take place annually in Europe. The race sees professional sports men travel across the French Alpine mountain range and neighbouring countries to win the honour of wearing the iconic yellow jersey.

The Tour de France began in 1903 in Montgeron and had 6 stages with 60 cyclists, only 21 of which completed the whole tour ending in Paris. Cycling this distance in 1903 presented more difficulties than today with the basic bicycles tackling the terrain was an epic battle. Some people found the idea of cycling this distance to be idiotic but soon found that they had great respect for the men who managed to triumph. The first winner of the Tour de France earning himself 6,075 francs was Maurice Garin.

In 1906 the Tour de France came to the French Alps, and in 1919 the yellow jersey was created and was worn by Eugene Christophe. The move to the Alps began to attract spectators from across the world due to the extravagant challenge and spectacular place offering the most incredible views.

Eventually, records were being created and the competition really began with Jacques Anquetil becoming the first rider to win Le Tour de France five times. Shortly after Eddy Merckx became the only rider to win all separate classifications of the tour. Many other records have been broken and the race continues to test even the most physical of men.

In the twenty first century the Alpine mountains are filled with budding cyclists eager to attempt such a challenge, others may travel to the French Alps to cycle and take in the phenomenal scenery along some of the well preserved cycle paths. There is always activity in the Alps and what better way is there than to end a day’s action than returning to one of Elegant Ski’s Luxury Chalets.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Summer Activities

Summer in the Alps is just as exciting for thrill seekers as the winter with hiking, cycling and grass skiing being just a few of the fantastic sporting activities one can endure. Cycling is exceptionally popular in the French Alps due to the famous Tour de France which in 2104 sees cyclists travel from Harrogate in the UK to Oyonnax. Elegant Ski are especially excited to see the race start in York this year as we are based within the UK, it is nice to see both the UK and the French Alps working together.

The stunning Alpine fresh water lakes also provide amazing water sporting locations. One can enjoy a relaxing lunch on the lake and an afternoon of water skiing. Lake Leisee in Switzerland is situated below the Sunnega it really is the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and cool down in the heat.

If you are searching for adventure travel to the highest peak of the Alps ‘Mont Blanc’, from here you feel on top of the world as if you are stuck in the clouds. Close to the peak is Chamonix home to the phenomenal glaziers.

The Alps provide phenomenal views making them an amazing place for hiking, people of all ages travel from all around the world to partake in the adventurous walking routes of the Alps. Many choose to walk so as to experience the Alpine wildlife with rare beautiful flowers and many birds the area is full of life but extremely peaceful all at once.

The Alps offer some of the most picturesque views in the world providing the perfect scenery for an active vacation. Elegant Ski offer clients the most luxurious in Alpine living having hand-picked our portfolio of properties to ensure they meet the highest of standards. For more information regarding our skiing locations and properties please do not hesitate to contact us