Luxury chalet company, VIP SKI, is offering catered accommodation, flights and transfers for less than £850 pp in the world-class resort of Val d’Isère, France this spring. In Val d’Isère, the lifts remain open until 1 May, and those visiting in the final weeks of the season can make the most out of high-altitude skiing in warmer weather and excellent end-of-season prices.
Thanks to an incredible foundation of early-season snow in the Alps this year, skiers and snowboarders are likely to see much better snow coverage this spring than in previous years. Val d’Isère has seen a particularly strong start to the season: at the moment it has 400 cm on its upper slopes and 240 cm on its lower pistes; this contrasts greatly with last season, when the average base depth was 73 cm.
Consequently, beginner skiers should be able to enjoy a gentler introduction to the sport this year thanks to the abundance of fresh, soft snow, and those who have made their annual pilgrimage to the pistes already, might be enticed to go again when they find they can receive the luxury treatment without the price tag.
VIP SKI has two incredible accommodation options for spring skiing in Val d’Isère. Guests can choose between a beautiful stone-and-timber piste-side chalet or a sleek-and-stylish high-street lodge. For each location, visitors can take over an entire accommodation with family and friends or book a room with the VIP CLUB option and socialise with other guests. Those opting for a CLUB chalet will share an enormous open-plan living room and dining room; the ideal stage for sharing ski stories with like-minded skiers and snowboarders over a delicious evening meal.
The collection of Bellevarde Lodge chalets, and the VIP CLUB Bellevarde, are located on the edge of the Santons piste with ski-in, ski-out accessibility. Guests can step into their ski and snowboard bindings just outside the front door or saunter down to the village centre a 10-minute walk away. Bellevade Lodge is a spacious, contemporary chalet with high-timbered ceilings characteristic of ultra-chic alpine architecture. Outside, the warming hot tub on the balcony offers an expansive view over the magnificent pistes and peaks. Guests at CLUB Bellevarde also have access to the indoor pool and spa complex.
A seven-night stay at Bellevarde Lodge Merlot (sleeping up to 12) is priced from £809 pp, arriving 22 April. Price is based on two sharing and includes return flights (from London Gatwick), airport transfers and VIP chalet catering.
A seven-night stay at VIP CLUB Bellevarde is priced from £859 pp, arriving 22 April. Price is based on two sharing and includes return flights (from London Gatwick), airport transfers and VIP chalet catering.
The Aspen Lodge, which houses the Aspen Suites and VIP CLUB Aspen, is situated on Val d’Isère’s glamorous and vibrant high street. The slopes are just 250 metres from the accommodation, and guests can make the most of the village’s lively après ski scene, boutique shops and high-end restaurants from this enviable spot.
Guests staying in their own suite at the Aspen Lodge not only have their own private lounge but can make use of the communal guest lounge comprising a flat-screen television, computers, an open fire, a pool table and a Nintendo Wii. VIP CLUB Aspen also has two separate shared living rooms with sumptuous sofas and selection of games; providing a genial atmosphere for meeting the other guests.
A seven-night stay at Aspen Lodge Suite 6 (sleeping six) is priced from £849 pp, arriving 22 April. Price is based on two sharing and includes return flights (from Gatwick) and transfers and VIP chalet catering.
A seven-night stay at VIP CLUB Aspen is priced from £879 pp, arriving 22 April. Price is based on two sharing and includes return flights (from Gatwick) and transfers and VIP chalet catering.
For more information visit www.vip-chalets.com or call 0208 875 1957.