How to Maximise a Luxury Ski Holiday

25th April 2016

Luxury Chalet Ski Holiday

Courchevel and Meribel are synonymous with luxury. Not only are the skiing conditions world-class, the hospitality and provisions thereof are some of the finest in any ski resort.

For this reason, billionaires from across the globe come here to unabashedly splash their cash. Roman Abramovich even tried to buy the whole of Courchevel 1850 in 2003! However, if you’re a Russian billionaire or not, here’s how we think you can still maximise your luxury ski holiday in Courchevel or Meribel: by indulging yourself on the snow too.

Private Services

In a luxury ski chalet, you benefit from your private chef, private driver, nannies for your children etc; but hiring a private ski guide as well, is the way to maximise your time on the mountain.

A private guide (or instructor) will ensure you get the most out of the Three Valleys’ skiing.

Acting as an on-the-snow concierge, your guide will be able to find exactly what you want to ski. Whether you’re looking for those secret pistes that the crowds never reach, a hidden couloir that always collects fresh powder, or simply the restaurant with the best sun-bathing terrace – a guide will take you there!

Further perks of a private guide mean you can have as few or many skiers in your group, on any given day, and the itinerary is up to you. Private guides are generally really flexible in terms of meeting points and times, and they’ll usually provide any specialist equipment you may need.

Ski Instructors and Guides

However, the excellent skiing in the Three Valleys has attracted hundreds of professionals working as instructors and guides. Compare local guides, who will have detailed knowledge of the resort and will lead you to wherever the conditions are best.

You should also consider the kind of person your group will enjoy spending time with, a service like Ongosa personally select instructors and guides, suited to your specific requirement: be that an adrenaline junkie, chairlift chatter or perfectly patient! They work predominantly with independent professionals and boutique ski schools, to organise a unique way to maximise your luxury ski holiday.

The absolute, ultimate way a guide can find you the best skiing is Heliskiing! You’ll need to be a confident skier, however Heliski isn’t exclusively for thrill-seekers and cliff-jumpers. Because you’ll have access to so much of the mountain, your guide can find gentle gradients and untouched powder, for silky smooth off-piste skiing.

Luxury Beauty Treatments

And finally, after charging (or cruising!) around the slopes with your private ski guide, soothe your weary muscles with an in-chalet massage or beauty treatments. Ask the staff at your luxury ski chalets in Courchevel and Meribel to recommend and/or book a therapist like Pamper Off Piste who will come to your chalet. Complete recuperation – without stepping beyond your front door!

We find a luxury ski holiday is all about keeping it personal. From discussing your group’s personal tastes with your chalet chef, to asking your ski guide to find you a quiet, smooth piste to practise your carving on – that’s how a ski holiday becomes luxury, when you get exactly what you want! Make sure you book with Alpine Infusion to enjoy the very best luxury catered ski chalets.

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