Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A Look Inside A Luxury Ski Chalet

Here at Elegant Address Ski, luxurious chalets in the European Alps are where our expertise lies. We aim to bring you five star service and the very best properties to make your snowy retreat unforgettable.


A Look Inside A Luxurious Ski Chalet



Exterior

First impressions are everything and ski chalets are no different. Using traditional Alpine designs, wooden beams and granite stone are a feature and make these gorgeous properties an inviting and welcoming retreat. 



Living Space

Many of the ski chalets available to rent are of open plan design, making the most of the space and giving you the room to live and relax comfortably. Wood burning fireplaces are an absolute must have feature along with the cosy furnishings, fluffy cushions and chunky throw rugs.



Kitchen

Who could resist wanting to cook on something as charming as this? One of the more traditionally designed kitchens, ski chalets also combine modern amenities with the authentic nature of the chalet itself. 


Bedrooms

After a long day on the slopes, you'll be wanting to curl up in the most relaxing of settings. Bedrooms in ski chalets are high on the list of the most comfortable places to sleep, with large windows to see the exceptional views right from your pillow!


Bathrooms

Does a relaxing bubble bath sound like heaven to you? Or maybe an immersive waterfall shower is just what you need after a tiring skiing day? These elegant bathrooms are something that need to be seen to be believed! Just like many of the other parts of the chalet, a mixture of traditional and contemporary designs are included in the interiors of the properties. 


Cinema Room

If you're taking a break from the slopes for the day, there's still plenty of activities to do in the chalet.
Viewing some of the film industry's classics might be on your to-do list and you can do that in style with top of the range technology at your fingertips. 


Spa/Massage

The ideal finale to an idyllic snowy ski day is a session in the spa. Maybe a full body massage will help loosen out those muscles and let you unwind after your energetic day?


Hot Tub

Want to relax but don't want to be stuck inside? An outdoor hot tub sounds the solution to your problem. Sit back in the swirling water, let the bubbles make your aches wash away and have something just as bubbly to sip as you wind down from the day's adventures.


Views!

And last but certainly not least, why go to the Alps if you can't appreciate the spectacular views?
With balconies and private terraces, you can soak in the snow-topped mountains and forests surrounding you in your own space and your own time. 



Have we persuaded you to have a look into our luxurious ski chalets in a bit more detail?
Why not speak to one of our specialist ski chalet consultants today:



enquiries@elegant-address.com
+44 (0) 1244 629 963 



Friday, 7 April 2017

Our Top Reasons to Visit Megeve


The beautiful picture postcard location of Megeve, situated in the south east of France near the Italian & Swiss borders and became more popular in the 1920's as a luxury ski resort.Retaining the old fashioned and traditional charm whilst offering its high end and glamorous position, this stunning village is completely worthy of its hidden gem status. If luxury, sophistication and fantastic food are you idea of paradise then Megeve may be the ultimate ski destination for you!

Here are our Top Reasons to Visit Megeve


It's the 3rd Largest Ski Area in France


Sitting at the heart of the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area, Megeve stretches over 445km and contains 220 slopes, 107 ski lifts and 5 incredible snow parks as well as 5 nursery parks for beginner skiers

The area is a great place for all skiing abilities whether you're brand new to the slopes or an advanced snow sport pro! 




The Magical Village Centre

Unlike other larger ski resorts in the European Alps, Megeve has historically shunned the party scene and keeps to the quiet and peaceful side of life. There is lots of space on the glorious pistes around you and you'll never need to worry about the town being packed to the brim.
The charming atmosphere of the village's centre is something to behold. It's car free and has plenty to see and do. Every year, local artists are commissioned to decorate a gigantic Christmas tree in the centre. Locals also take tourists for scenic rides on horse-drawn carriages. 




Its Natural Beauty

Rather than having completely mapped out slopes, Megeve boasts ski slopes with far more intimidating and challenging experiences. You'll be going past stunning rock formations as well as fairytale like woodlands with trees bending under the weight of freshly fallen snow.



Try the High Altitude Dining

Megeve features some truly amazing high altitude Michelin-star restaurants that not only offer some delicious cuisine but also adds in the experience of 360 degree views of the mountains surrounding you. Some of the highly esteemed restaurants include Le 1920, Flocon de Sel and L'Alpette.



It Offers Incredible Five Star Luxury

Balancing the Alpine charm with contemporary design, Megeve features a range of major French designer shopping including Hermes & Faconnable as well as other retail therapy opportunities to suit every taste.



There's Plenty of Activities for Non-Skiers


There are a wide range of off-hill options for any non-skiers in your party and retain the fun and excitement of the Alps. Ice skating, tennis, climbing and swimming as well as the previously mentioned shopping opportunities can all be on your agenda if skiing isn't your plan for the day.  The casino and the famous Cinq Rues Jazz Bar are popular late night attractions for the area. 




Some Fantastic Events Exclusive to the Area

Megeve have a long standing history with the equestrian industry and hold annual events including the Polo Masters Cup which sees the horses and riders play on snow and ice as well as the International Jumping Competition.
Winter Golf is also a major event in Megeve and is home to the annual Snow Golf Cup.
National and international championships for figure skating and ice hockey at the Palais des Sports Stadium.



Thinking of a snowy trip to the European Alps?
Contact our dedicated luxury chalet and apartment specialists today:


enquiries@elegant-address.com
+44 (0) 1244 629 963 


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Our Recommended Snow Sports Gadgets for 2017



Snow sports have been around for years and luckily, modern technology has advanced enough to allow us to experience the slopes in the best possible way.
Whether you're a pro on the skis or you're more into snowboarding, these handy gadgets are sure to make your time on the powdery white peaks just that extra bit more unforgettable!


Here are Our Recommended Snow Sports Gadgets for 2017

  • Dahu Ski Boots
    Incorporating the tough durability of a traditional ski boot with the comfort and convenience of a pair of walking boots, the Dahu Ski Boots give you the same performance. Equipped with waterproof and insulation, your feet will feel comfortable whether you're on the slopes, walking or driving. They come with men's and women's designs and are one of the lightest designed boots currently available.


  • GoPro Hero 5
    This incredible camera will make sure all of your holidays snaps are picture perfect and action filled! It includes all the usual waterproof and noise reduction features but this model combines these already key benefits with voice control, video stabilisation and touch display meaning you can capture all those exhilarating moments on the slopes to look back on in the future. 

  • Trace Activity Monitor
    The Trace Activity Monitor is the ideal gadget for any budding or professional sports enthusiast. The monitor records all stats from action sports such as skiing, snowboarding, surfing etc. Using advanced GPS tracking and sensors, this device will capture every movement, flip and jump you make whilst recording speed, height, distance and rotation so you can look back on the app on your smartphone.

  • Peepsnake Smartphone Scarf
    Trying to access your phone whilst on the slopes can be a bit of a nightmare. This multi-purpose scarf will not only keep you nice and warm but provides a convenient touch screen window so you don't need to take it out. There's a back camera lens window to allow you to be able to take photos and videos on the slopes.


  • eGlove Heli Snowboard Touchscreen Gloves
    No longer will you have to choose between your smartphone and warm hands. These waterproof gloves feature high-grade leather and are also windproof inside and out. A removable wrist support and easy exits for fingers and thumbs.

  • Smith Optics I/O Goggles 
    Including interchangeable lenses, these amazing googles provide an incredible field of vision, fog-free technology as well as ultimate comfort. Compatible with most helmets and a fully adjustable silicone strap, you are able to customise to suit your size and fit.

  • Dakine Baker Pack
    A very handy and convenient back pack, the Dakine Baker pack includes a hydro sleeve to ensure your water stays drinkable (not frozen!) and a goggle pocket. In case of any emergency, the pack contains an integrated rescue whistle as well as a dedicated snow tool pocket for any tools.


  • Celestron Elements Firecel+
    There's not many things that annoy us more than being out on the slopes for a couple of hours to find our phone battery has died. Keep yours charged up with the Celestron Elements Firecel+. Not only will it charge your phone but it also includes a hand warmer as well as a little torch to help find your way in the dark. The high quality aluminium shell provides the required durability to withstand rough falls and impact.

  • POC Receptor BUG Communication Ski Helmet
    This excellent ski and snowboard helmet provides a solid outer shell, protecting you from sharp objects and falls. With built in Dr. Dre headphones, you can adjust the volumes of music, take phone calls and use your radio all from the one cord. 

  • Suunto Ambit 3 Peak Sports Watch
    This top of the range sports watch has up to 200 hours battery life, something no other GPS watch on the market can compete with. As well as providing you the time, this watch can monitor your heart rate and connects to a host of apps which can map your location, track calories burned and link up to other sports and fitness enthusiasts. 


A Helpful Tip Before Your Trip:
  • Protective Cases: The slopes aren't always the safest place for your gadgets and this can mean that there is always a risk! Most products also do their own range of protective equipment or cases to keep everything safe from moisture and rough landings.


Even more tempted to visit the slopes over the Easter break?
Have a look at our exclusive portfolio of luxury chalets and villas in this truly beautiful part of the world. 

www.elegant-ski.com









Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Courchevel's Latest Addition!


Aquamotion – the latest string to Courchevel’s bow – is an extensive and exciting new leisure centre and spa. Featuring 7 different pools, water slides, a spa area and even an indoor surf zone, where you can take surf lessons in the mountains, it is a great addition to this world-famous resort.



The main pool area has both indoor and outdoor heated pools, and huge windows with beautiful mountain views. Diving boards and water slides complete the main area.


Upstairs is a large spa area, with a balneo indoor/outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub, all heated to a bath-like 34 degrees – perfect for a peaceful afternoon! A saltwater grotto is softly lit and plays soothing music with beautiful nature photography projected on to the wall.

If saunas are more your preference, there are 3 different saunas, including a Finnish sauna complete with icy plunge pool, a hammam and also a caldarium – the shower area has a bucket of ice and icy water for once you get out!


Downstairs a whole corridor of treatment rooms and hairdressers offer a vast array of treatments, to complete your relaxation session.
If you are lost for something to do on a bad weather day, or with children, or even if you just fancy something a little different in a ski resort, we would definitely recommend a visit!


Monday, 23 January 2017

Next Stop, Courchevel 1650!

It’s like coming home – that is the feeling you get on arriving at the beautiful Portetta Mountain Lodges. After winding your way up the mountain to the exclusive Belvedere area of Courchevel 1650, you are greeted with a warm welcome into these fantastic chalets.





 Set along the piste – all are either ski in/ski out or piste facing and just a couple of steps from the slopes – the quiet enclave is just one row of chalets nestled onto the slope. The sense of space and privacy is peaceful and unusual in chalets of this calibre, with space at such a premium in the best resorts. 



The Lodges are 4 chalets, each named after a local animal – Chamois, Blanchot and Marmotte, and not forgetting the delightful PetiteMarmotte. With a range of sizes from the 7 en suite bedrooms in Chamois to the romantic one bedroom Petite Marmotte, there is a chalet for every party! The chalets’ decor has an emphasis on local woods and stone, with the theme of the chalet name running throughout – chamois print cushions on the sofa in Chalet Chamois and rabbit carved legs on the dining table in Chalet Blanchot – and showcases the owner's love of taxidermy; artworks in themselves.


Everything has been thought of here; each chalet has its own outdoor hot tub, and with the exception of Petite Marmotte all have a sauna, massage bed and cinema room. The mezzanine of each chalet is a dedicated children’s area, with two single beds for the little ones and a selection of toys and books, all themed with the chalet. On each child’s bed is a handmade toy in the shape of the chalets namesake – a wonderful touch.



What really stands out at these chalets though is the service; nothing is too big or small a request. The staff are fantastic, anticipating your needs and going above and beyond to make your stay outstanding. With chefs trained in some of the best restaurants in the world, the food is exceptional as well!




To top this all off, when we arrived the snow finally started falling – and it didn’t stop! It was a shame not to be able to enjoy the beautiful views, but it’s a small sacrifice to make for the powdery ski days!



To book one of these fantastic chalets contact our experienced team at Elegant Address Ski today:

ski@elegant-address.com 

+44 (0) 1244 629 963 


Thursday, 12 January 2017

MOUNTAIN LOVERS - Elegant Address Ski want you!


We have an exciting opportunity for you ski lovers out there to become a part of Elegant Address Ski! 

We have a position available for a Ski Consultant where you can combine your love and passion for the mountains & an exciting career within an award winning company.....


Elegant Address Ski is part of the Elegant Address Luxury Property Group - A property consultancy specializing in luxury chalet rentals across the European Alps. Our team of expert consultants is expanding, and you could be a part of it!  

Chalet Grace - Zermatt 


 Chalet Grande Corniche - Les Gets 

Chalet Mon Izba - Verbier 

Place Blanche 2 - Verbier 

We offer fantastic opportunities and incentives (as we speak one of our employees is currently on her way to Courchevel to view some of the world's most luxurious chalets, not bad hey?) 


We are delighted to offer these incredible trips for our team, as it enables them to have an up to date knowledge of the market, ensuring we are offering our clients unsurpassed levels of service. 


Combining your passion with our training, you'll be a valuable member of the team! 
We are excited to be expanding and can't wait to have some new additions!  

To be a part of our lively & friendly office, contact us today and it could be the start of an exciting new adventure! 

Email: lucy@elegant-address.com 

We look forward to hearing from you!