How rich people enjoy their skiing holidays

Want to bring your personal chef? Of course, will you be traveling on your own plane? Welcome to the world of the rich and their ski holidays.

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In response to the marked increase in requests for private jet and helicopter transport to ensure safe and smooth door-to-door travel, European chalet operator Oxford Ski has launched a series of enticing collaborations.

One of them will take you and seven of your friends on a private jet to the exclusive four-bedroom Severin*s Residence chalet in the Austrian resort of Lech for a week. The chalet has its own professional kitchen, cinema and gym, and the package costs around A$100,000.

Ultra-luxurious new chalets are rare, but you can always count on Courchevel in the French Alps. The seven-bedroom Bacchus Chalet managed by Consensio Chalets (from around A$65,000) is the perfect spot for stranding with family or friends, with a prime ski in and out location at Courchevel Moriond Resort, spa, private cinema, fully stocked bar and tub Large size hot tub and luxurious penthouse master suite.

Then there are special instructions for skiing. Bramble Ski, the tour operator that has become the definition of ultra-luxury ski service, was founded by ski instructors who created the concept of “mountain concierge.” Our multilingual instructors are just as good at perfecting your sculpting and sniffing untraceable bowls of powder as they are at securing the most sought-after tables on the mountain for your fondue.

Michelin to go

Well versed in ‘invisible’ service etiquette, where staff are not seen or heard, upscale operating Consensio Chalets have faced such increased demand from guests wanting to bring their own chef that they ditch their usual staunch chef service this winter. . But if you still want to give your family’s chef a break, you’ll be glad to hear the hottest new trend in luxury French Alpine resorts is gourmet takeaway.

Forget chicken in a box, we’re talking about the Michelin-starred tasting menus from Chef Antoine Gras available to eat at Val d’Isère’s legendary La Table de l’Ours, escargots filled with garlic and Cote de buff For two, delivered to your chalet by another team of culinary fanatics in Val d’Isère, Avancher.

Meanwhile, in Courchevel, you can pick up A$1,500 sushi and caviar plates from the legendary family-run Le Tremplin, or get great tuna sashimi and roast duck breast straight from Michelin-rated Le Bistrot du Praz, which is located in the woods of Courchevel. Le Praz below Courchevel Moriond. You can now sample the innovative Savoyard cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Julien Machet in the comfort of your own chalet.

The culinary genius behind intimate restaurant Le Farçon in La Tania, a quiet little village below Courchevel, Macet not only serves his signature dishes on the takeaway menu, but will come to the chalet in person for dinner in your kitchen.

The best of both worlds

It’s a perpetual dilemma: do you go for the intimacy and solitude of a chalet or the noise and facilities of the hotel? Fortunately for the indecisive, you can now enjoy the best of both worlds. The family-owned Sibuet hotel brand, the leading breeder of elegant cows, has launched Le Chalets de Fermes, a collection of 10 luscious chalets, from A$13,500 a week for the youngest, spread around Megeve near Mont Blanc in France.

From the ski-in/ski-out area Chalet du Darbelet at the top of Mont d’Arbois to the historic Chalet des Fermes de Marie, which is underground connected to Sibuet’s legendary Les Fermes de Marie hotel, the elegant property can be enjoyed on a self-catering basis or Supply. There is also an optional ‘chalet service’, where dishes such as veal blanquette are delivered straight to your door.

Building on the success of its properties in Gstaad, Crans-Montana and Megève, Swiss brand Ultima Collection Ultima Courchevel Belvédère opened in February. Little
13 luxury four- and five-bedroom chalets (from about AU$40,000 a week) on the slopes of Courchevel Moriond, the small village offers guests access to two spas and a restaurant, plus use of its own ski school.

Alternatively, to get the best of both worlds, you can purchase compensation for hotels. In Lech, in Austria’s Arlberg ski region, the eclectic Hotel Kristiania (from around A$30,000 per night on a full board basis) and the upscale Tannenhof nearby offers. After a recent renovation, Hotel Kristiania is now 15 beauty suites, blending casual luxury with a striking contemporary art collection, perfect for an acquisition.

A special mountain experience

Finally, for after skiing With a difference, the Kulm Hotel St Moritz elevates the legendary Corvatsch Night event.

An annual opportunity to take advantage of exclusive evening access to an entire mountain for your private group, the Kulm has added a dazzling dinner at Alpetta’s mountain rustic hut and bar to the show, with a private DJ, from 7pm until 2am.

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