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Powder skiing in Europe

Austria’s Arlberg

Join us for a mind-blowing week of skiing in the legendary Austrian Arlberg. The region is the birthplace of modern-day alpine skiing and offers 280k of marked runs and 180k for off-piste skiers. With more than a century of tradition, the best skiing, true Austrian alpine hospitality, and fantastic food and drink are a given. Our week begins in lively St. Anton before finishing in authentic Stuben am Arlberg!

SATURDAY, JanUARY 23 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021

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Enjoy a thrilling week of skiing in Austrias’ famed Arlberg region! Will be based out of the magnificent Hotel Mondschein in Stuben am Arlberg and ski in and out of the famous neighbors of Lech and St. Anton and more. Stuben is where it all began as far as the ski industry as we know it but here is a place that has stayed true to its roots. Charming and atmospheric, we absolutely love the authenticity here!

 

Day 1: January 23rd St. Anton Am Arlberg: Meet for drinks and dinner in Pepi’s Ski Hotel in St. Anton Am Arlberg. This is an easy approach from Zurich or Innsbruck by train. Private van transfers are also available from both airports. We gladly help with travel arrangements.

 

Day 2: January 24th Rendl: The Rendl ski station is steps away from our hotel in the center of St. Anton. Rendl makes a great start for the week. Breathtaking scenery and lots of north facing terrain make this a sure fire bet for great skiing. One of our favorite routes here over the Rendlsharte ends up far below St. Anton.

 

Day 3: January 25th St. Christoph: Again skiing out of the village, we will work our way towards St. Christoph, where we are sure to take the perfect Apfel Strudel and coffee break in authentic Hozpizalm. Our afternoon will be spent exploring historic off-piste terrain above St. Anton before delving into the even more legendary apres-ski scene in town.

 

Day 4: January 26th Hokar: No trip to the Arlberg would be complete without an excursion to Lech. We will expedite things with a quick van ride to the village itself and spend the morning making a tour in the vicinity of the Rufikopf and connecting over the Burstegg and the ski lifts in Warth. We then ski back to Lech in time to enjoy the sophisticated side of Apre-ski in that beautiful village.

 

Day 5: January 27th Ski to Stuben am Arlberg: An epic day features the possibility of skiing off the Valluga peak itself. A short hike after the 2 stages of the famous Vallugabahn brings us to the highest summit in the area. Ski more north facing terrain before finally catching the new Flexenbahn gondola and a last run to our new village of Stuben am Arlberg.

 

Day 6: January 28 Lech/Zurs: No trip to the Arlberg would be complete without an excursion to Lech. We will expedite things with a quick van ride to Zurs itself and spend the morning touring in the vicinity of the Madlochbahnn en route to Lech. After another tour from tiny Zug, we then ski to Lech in time to enjoy the sophisticated side of Apres-ski in that beautiful village.

 

Day 7: January 29 Kaltenberg: This is worthy objective to finish out the week. From the lift system in Stuben we head out and up. The Kaltenberg is one of the highest peaks in the area and holds great snow on the remnant of an ancient glacier. We will plan on returning by way of the Kracken ridge with a very long ski to the village of Langen!

 

Day 8: January 30 Departure: Same day flights from Zurich and Innsbruck can be met, we are happy to help with these arrangements. Or even better, continue on with us to Kolsters, Switzerland! Ask us about a significant discount for the two trips combined.

 

TRIP INCLUDES:

 

7 nights hotel, 4 in St. Anton and 3 in Stuben am Arlberg
6 days lift tickets
Dinner and breakfast daily
6 days ski guiding with some of the most capable, thoughtful and caring guides around

 

* Use of backpack, avalanche beacon, probe and shovel, as well as the basics of their use to safely access the boundless ‘off-piste’ ski terrain.
* All of the fun we can possibly pack in to week of skiing. Our goal is to not miss a thing. We ski the best snow while soaking in monstrous views. We stay in excellent hotels, family run for generations with every detail accounted for. We will sip little-known but excellent Austrian wines, perfectly dialed to accompany delicious cuisine. From waking up to the ample ‘continental’ breakfast buffet to celebrating the skiing with a hearty Apres-ski, everything we do is done with authenticity and quality in mind.

Skier looking into the clouds

Davos Klosters (Switzerland)

Swiss ski dreams do come true! Surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain vistas and an idyllic winter landscape resides the quaint mountain village of Klosters. The historic Hotel Chesa Gruschuna makes the perfect base to explore the five ski areas of the Davos/Klosters Mountains. Our week in Klosters is an absolute Alpenglow tradition. A true ski safari in one of the worlds greatest skiing areas!

Saturday January 30-Saturday February 6, 2021

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Itinerary for and unforgettable week-long excursion in the heart of Switzerland.

 

DAY 1 January 30th: Arrive Zurich, train transfer to the village of Klosters. Enjoy a fun, easy and beautiful approach to the Prattigau in the Swiss Canton of Graubunden. It takes around 2 hours from the airport. Our hotel for the week is the incomparable Chesa Grischuna in Klosters Platz.

 

DAY 2 January 31st: The Gotshnabahn is the principle tram rising from the center of the village itself. Today we will explore the legendary terrain of the Parsenn, slopes that put Klosters on the map from the early stages of skiing as we know it today.

 

DAY 3 February 1st: A short train transfer (included with the ski pass) takes us to the Pisha ski area. This special place is well known for open slopes and a wild atmosphere. We will have the opportunity to ski far from the beaten path today.

 

DAY 4 February 2nd: Another quick train transfer takes us finally to Davos and the renown Jacobshorn. Ski up 4000 ft. of vertical from the lift system here and a highlight will be to ski the backside of the resort to the hamlet of Teufi. After a fantastic lunch we return by post bus to Davos and ski all the way back to Klosters.

 

DAY 5 February 3rd: Taking the Klosters lift system to its highest point, the view from the Weissfluhgipfel at 2844 meters, over 9,000 ft. is remarkable. We plan to ski through the Hauptertalli to another unforgettable lunch in the 400 year old ‘Hiemli’. Then continue on skiing past several ancient villages until we reach Langwies, where a train takes us back to Klosters or even on to neighboring Arosa. This is a true ski safari!

 

DAY 6 February 4th: Our goal is to ski the Madrisa today. This is the local friendly area above Klosters Dorf. After exploring all that Madrisa has to offer we cross the Ratschenjoch and ski north to the village of St. Antonien, just shy of the Austrian border.

 

DAY 7 February 5th: No week in Klosters could be complete with out skiing the magnificent “Parsennabfahrt”, this most classic descent counts 6000 ft and well over ten miles! After an afternoon ‘Gluhwein’ in tiny Conters, we finish all the way down valley in the village of Kublis. Return to Klosters by train.

 

DAY 8 February 6th: Depart. Same day flights can be met from Klosters.

 

This itinerary represents just some of many possibilities in the Davos/Klosters region. The lift ticket comprises 5 major areas! Our guides will orchestrate each day based on snow conditions, weather and our guests desires.

 

TRIP INCLUDES:
7 nights in the Chesa Grischuna, Klosters Platz, Switzerland.
6 days lift tickets Davos/Klosters
Dinner and breakfast daily.
6 days ski guiding with some of the most capable, thoughtful and caring guides around.

 

* Use of backpack, avalanche beacon, probe and shovel, as well as the basics of their use to safely access the boundless ‘off-piste’ ski terrain.
* All of the fun we can possibly pack in to week of skiing. Our goal is to not miss a thing. We ski the best snow while soaking in monstrous views. We stay in an excellent hotel, family run for generations with every detail accounted for. We will sip little-known but excellent Swiss wines, perfectly dialed to accompany delicious cuisine. From waking up to the ample ‘continental’ breakfast buffet to celebrating the skiing with a hearty Apres-ski, everything we do is done with authenticity and quality in mind.

Light shining through during ski tour

Val D’Isere

Just to the south of Mount Blanc, Europe’s highest summit, lies the Isere Valley. Here we find a complete skiers paradise. The grand scope of the skiing here is absolutely mind-boggling. During this incredible week we will ski the charming St. Foy Station, Les Arcs, as well as the La Rossiere-La Thuile connection to the Aosta Valley in Italy before for our big finish in Val D’ Isere and Tignes. An action-packed week of sunny spring skiing in France.

Saturday April 3- Saturday April 10, 2021

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An Epic Week In Val D’ Isere

 

Day 1: April 3 (or 10): Arrive Geneva and transfer to the Isere Valley in the Department of Savioe. The beautiful approach drive is just over two hours and continually intriguing. After a brief stop in Bourg St. Maurice, we arrive in the ancient farming village of St. Foy Tarantaise. Drinks and dinner at our hotel, Le Monal.

 

Day 2: April 4 (or 11) St. Foy Station: A perfect warm up day at the local favorite St. Foy Station. A short ride above the village brings us to this authentic and friendly ski area. After skiing the great terrain on the arae, we head out on our first tour. An introductory climb to the nearby Pointe de Foglietta. Now, depending on the snow conditions, we make a looping ski descent either to the Northwest all the way down to St. Foy village or by a fantastic run to the south passing through our hotels namesake village, Le Monal. Then returning to the St. Foy station and the trips premiere apre-ski! A great start.

 

Day 3: April 5 (or 12) Les Arcs: Famed Les Arcs is easily accessible from our base village of St. Foy. We begin by riding the big tram to the over-arching vista-point of the area, the Aiguille Rouge. From here views across the Italian Aoste Valley and the Monte Rosa itself are possible! Next ski through the Grand Col and climb up toward the glacier and the summit of the tremendously beautiful Mount Pourri before making an absolute classic off-piste descent all the way back to where we started, charming Villaroger.

 

Day 4: April 6 (or 13) La Rossiere/La Thuile, Italy: To ski across the Petite St. Barnard pass into Italy for lunch is an early highlight of our trip! After a stunningly pretty 20 minute drive on back-roads high above the valley we reach La Rossiere, the French side of the interconnect. Our day of skiing takes advantage of much wide open terrain as we ski from basin to basin working our way to the Italian boarder. After a proper lunch in Italy, taking the close in views of Mount Blanc we make the most of the return by exploring the varied and scenically engaging terrain that is just plain fun to ski all the way back to La Rossiere.

 

Day 5: April 7 (or 14) Val d’ Isere: Time to transfer up valley to Val d’ Isere itself! Starting our ski day directly from the center of town and our very conveniently located hotel, we ride the Solaise lift in search of powder. The off-piste run of Le Haute Cugnai never disappoints and leads us to one of our favorite mountain restaurants, catering only to back-country skiers. The Afternoon is spent on the Bellvarde face, well known for its Olympic history.

 

Day 6: April 6 (or 15) Tignes: Today we set out for Tignes and the mighty the Grand Motte. This is a bucket list type of a European ski day. Everything from old school triple lifts, t-bars and even an underground funicular lead to the main tram! The terrain of this lift is spectacular in every way and makes a perfect days outing from our base in Val d’ Isere.

 

Day 7: April 7 (or 16) Le Gran Vale: Always striving to save the best for last we head out above the village of Le Fornet. After a fun loop route through the Grand Pissailles, we sneak through the Col Pers before skiing the big vertical of the legendary ‘Great Vale’. A proper apre-ski in Val d’ Isere center rounds out the day before our final dinner in the Village.

 

Day 8: April 8 (or 17) Depart: Late morning flights out of Geneva can be met but even better to spend a night or two in this wonderful city in what is a lovely and uncrowded time. We are happy to help with any arrangements!

 

TRIP INCLUDES:

Private transfer from Geneva to St. Foy on Saturday April 3 (or 10)
7 nights hotels, 4 in St. Foy and 3 in Val d’ Isere.
6 days lift tickets
Dinner and breakfast daily.
6 days ski guiding with some of the most capable, thoughtful and caring guides around.

 

* Use of backpack, avalanche beacon, probe and shovel, as well as the basics of thier use to safely access the boundless ‘off-piste’ ski terrain.
* All of the fun we can possibly pack in to week of skiing. Our goal is to not miss a thing. We ski the best snow while soaking in monstrous views. We stay in excellent hotels, family run for generations with every detail accounted for. We will sip little-known but excellent Savoie wines, perfectly dialed to accompany delicious cuisine. From waking up to the ample ‘continental’ breakfast buffet to celebrating the skiing with a hearty Apres-ski, everything we do is done with authenticity and quality in mind.