It probably doesn't surprise you too much that one of the desirables (if not essentials!) of our job descriptions here at Ski Collections is to have a love for the mountains and, of course, skiing and/or snowboarding.
The team at Ski Collection have visited all our high-altitude resorts between them, often multiple times, either as part of a work trip or on their own ski holidays with their families and friends. Our team aren’t just travel enthusiasts; they have an eye for the little details too so when picking their own holidays you can be sure that they've made sure it's perfect for their group.
So, we've asked three members of our team who have already booked this season's ski holiday, where they're going and why. Here's what they had to say.
There's some real bucket list skiing in the Grand Domaine, such as the legendary 16km black Sarenne piste which stretches from Pic Blanc (3,330m) to Alpe d'Huez (1,860m). And, of course, there's the lively après ski.
Must do: La Folie Douce!
It was a hard choice where to ski this season, but La Plagne won after much debate! I love a large ski area and Paradiski's 425km of piste can't be ignored; there's a snow-sure glacier at 3,250m and pistes that go all the way down to 1,250m! We are all day skiers - ski school for the little ones in the morning, lunch on a sunny terrace, then a family ski in the afternoon. We're staying in Plagne Soleil. It's a ski-in, ski-out resort and one of the smaller resorts in La Plagne, but brilliantly connected to Plagne Centre. There's 28 of us going together this season of mixed abilities - La Plagne suits all!
Must do: It has to be Olympic bobsleigh experience by Bruno Mingeon and the Colorado toboggan run with the kids.
Where to stay: We are all staying at family-friendly, 4-star Les Granges du Soleil, located on the ski slopes. In Plagne 1800, try the new Residence Le Diamant des Neiges or 4-star Carlina in Belle Plagne.
This year I am taking my four-year-old to La Rosière with a small group of friends. When it comes to selecting a resort, childcare is key and La Rosière has a brilliant set up for young families. I have been skiing since childhood, and have visited La Rosière a few times before, but not since last season's developments - it's opened a new ski area with five new red runs and lots of freeriding opportunities in the new Mont Valaisan sector! This put La Rosière to the top of my list!
Must do: Clients and colleagues tell me I must watch Les Tigres Blancs, the local ice hockey team. It's a brilliant evening out and only three euros per person.
Where to stay: We have opted for 4-star Les Cimes Blanches, a luxury ski residence located in the Quartier des Eucherts area, close to the ski slopes and offering wonderful panoramic views. Other options include award-winning Chalet Matsuzaka hotel and spa which is brilliantly located and 4-star luxury Hameau de Barthélémy offers everything needed for a comfortable and convenient ski holiday.
Feeling inspired and ready to book your next ski holiday? You can book online or call us on 023 8202 4617 to speak to one of our award-winning team. If you're not sure where to go or would like some advice on which resorts would suit your group, give us a call and we will be able to help! Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to get all the latest ski news and deals!