A massively popular holiday in Asia, it is almost impossible to book a hotel unless done way in advance. This is your chance to get organized and book that perfect ski holiday whilst avoiding the inevitable panic of where to go for Chinese New Year! Here are some examples from Niseko, Whistler and all over the European alps of where to go and what type of accommodation they offer.
Availability in Niseko is non-existent unless you can get in there early. Renowned for its powder, Niseko is a skiiers paradise with many ski in – ski out properties around. Some of our favourites include The Vale and Shiki Niseko, both of which have luxuriously modern interiors and ideal central locations.
Val d’Isere – Definitely the glitziest of the French resorts, Val d’isere boasts a thriving apres-ski vibe, internationally renowned ski schools and a large variety of ski runs for all standards.
Courchevel – Made up of four villages, you can choose whether to stay in the boutique-filled, party central or in a more rustic, quieter village further down the road. All are superbly located by the slopes with many ski in – ski out chalets and hotels.
Meribel – A fashionable place to ski, Meribel is linked to both Courchevel and Val Thorens meaning that it offers a large variety of runs and off-piste. With many catered chalets and buzzing apres-ski this is a great destination with teenagers.
Chamonix – Seen by many to be the thriving capital of the alps, Chamonix is classy and full of gorgeous hamlets and chalets making it an incredibly attractive destination.
Megeve – This the Parisien aristocracy’s favourite and is, unsurprisingly, chic, traditional and elegant. Known for its horse-drawn carts, fur coats and rustic boutique hotels, it is also perfect for an intermediate skiier or family.
Zermatt – With horse-drawn carts, no cars and picturesque chalets, Zermatt is a stunning resort. Sheltering beneath the imposing Matterhorn it has excellent skiing and a great vibe at night.
Verbier – Without a doubt the trendiest resort in Switzerland, Verbier pulls in the elite youth of today. It has fantastic bars and nightclubs, good and solid skiing and enough off-piste to keep the professionals occupied.
St. Moritz – One of the most exclusive resorts in the alps and the favourite of the Royal Family, St. Moritz certainly lives up to its Glitzy yet elegant image.
With its solidly consistent snow record and a large array of activities both on and off the piste (husky dog sledding, heliskiing, tubing to name a few) Whistler has something to offer everyone. The perfect family destination, it boasts many internationally renowned ski schools and also has a thriving apres-ski vibe in the town centre. We particularly recommend The Four Seasons and The Fairmont Chateau for their outstanding locations and first class accommodation.