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 ski@elegant-address.com, 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 ski@elegant-address.com.

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.