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Ski school special

Written on September 23rd, 2017
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Ski School Special

Every ski resort has an exceptional ski school and some are lucky enough to have more than one. While all ski schools offer the ability to learn to ski and snowboard some stand shoulders above the rest.

Below we have detailed our favourite ski schools that go that extra mile to help you achieve.

 

Family All Levels

ESF Val Thorens

Day care from 3 – 17 months

Nursery from 18 – 35 months

Piou-Piou club from 3 years

Kids club 3 – 6 years

Private and group ski and snowboard lessons

Teenage ski, snowboard, freeride and freestyle lessons

Adults group and private ski and snowboard lessons from complete beginners to advanced.

Snowshoeing

Telemark

Heliski

Handiski

 

ESF La Clusaz

Children from 3- 5 years

Children from 5 – 13 years

Private and group ski and snowboard lessons

Freeride and freestyle lessons

Adults group and private ski and snowboard lessons from complete beginners to advanced.

Nordic skiing

Snowshoeing

Handiski

 

Children of all learning abilities.

FISS – Ski School Fiss

Children from 3 months upwards can enjoy Bertas Kinderland.

Children can learn from 3 years old.

Lessons for 4 – 12 year olds

Lessons for teens 12 – 17 years

 

Flachau – Ski School Flachau

Toddlers club from 2 years old

Juniors from 3 years old

First time skiers

Trial lessons

Advanced juniors

Freeskiing Teens Club

 

Children’s lessons take place on ideal terrain using appropriate learning methods, modern teaching aids suitable for ALL children.

 

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Ski School Flachau, Austria and Altitude Verbier, Switzerland

  • Group and private lessons
  • First time skiers to advanced
  • Lessons on suitable terrain
  • Initiative teaching with a calm, patient, encouraging approach.

 

Advanced

Altitude Verbier

  • Ski and snowboarding private and group lessons
  • Off-Piste coaching and guiding
  • Mountain safety courses
  • Lessons offered in 10 different languages.

 

Ski Cool Val Thorens

  • Group and private ski and snowboard lessons
  • Freeride
  • Off piste certified training
  • Avalanche training

 

Please call to discuss your requirements with one of our specialists.

 

Ski resort special – Exclusive to Ski Bespoke

Written on September 9th, 2017
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Special feature resort – Fiss, Austria

 

This is a relatively unknown resort to the British market and really deserves its place in our Shhh don’t tell anybody…. Collection.

Many of our clients have discovered the delights of this charming resort. It truly offers something for everyone – well perhaps not for those miles and miles “under your belt junkies” or for the serious off piste aficionados. All our clients who have visited the resort have all highly rated their experience.

Our reasons to ski in Fiss.

  • Fabulous skiing for all levels.
  • Prefect for families, couples and friends.
  • Fiss-Ladis-Serfaus ski area is the most family friendly ski resort in Europe.
  • Cosy mountain restaurants, down-to-earth mountain huts, nice Après bars and splendid sunny terraces.
  • Non-skiers can enjoy walking, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
  • Marvellous ski school.

Ski School in brief.

  • The ski School Fiss-Ladis is one of the most respected in Europe.
  • They offer tuition for all levels from complete beginners to experts.
  • The ski school has approximately 300 instructors during the peaks periods. Their instructors are from all over the world.
  • Children can learn from 3 years old.
  • Children from 3 months upwards can enjoy Bertas Kinderland.
  • Children’s lessons take place on ideal terrain using appropriate learning methods, modern teaching aids suitable for ALL children.

They also offer.

  • Ski & Snowboard group and private lessons for all levels
  • Cross-Country skiing
  • Ski Tours
  • Freeride Day Tours
  • Snow-shoeing
  • Ski Bike
  • Snow Fox
  • Snow Blades
  • Tele Mark

Ski in the tracks of James Bond

Written on August 24th, 2017
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As Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond how about staying in the Summit Suite at the fabulous Bergland Hotel in Solden, this is where he stayed during the filming of Spectre.

For further details on this fabulous hotel or skiing in the wonderful resort of Solden call our specialists today 01243 200 202 / sales@skibespoke.com

 

 

The Powerful force of nature.

Written on August 24th, 2017
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Ski holidays are the best way to get close to nature. The thrill of being up a mountain, the clean pure air, beautiful crisp snow and time to relax and enjoy life.

But skiing, travel and holidays while they are all exhilarating and fun you sometimes need that little extra boast to achieve perfection. While at Ski Bespoke we can arrange fabulous holidays, seamless travel, beautiful accommodation and a full concierge service, but what we can’t arrange and control is your emotions. However we have come up with a perfect solution and we have teamed up with a fabulous local company called Caroline’s Essences.

How it works
Caroline’s Essences use the powerful energy of nature to create a range of unique organic Flower Essence creams to enhance, energise and heal you.

The creams help with the following: calming, cleansing, balancing, courage, grounding, hope, inner strength, joy, meditation, peace, self-esteem and upliftment.

The creams are applied to wrist pulse points twice daily and when required as a support throughout the day.

So whether you are a nervous traveller, overwhelmed by the school holidays, trying skiing for the first time or taking your first heli ski trip there is a perfect cream that can give you the extra strength you need. Whether that is calming, courage, inner strength, Caroline’s Essences will be able to match you with the perfect product. Not to mention the additional skincare benefits from these luxurious creams and they can become part of your daily skincare routine.

The organic flower essence creams are made with wild, organic, and sustainable essential oils.

We will be featuring different creams in each of our newsletters so if you would like to hear the recommendations please sign up to our newsletter via our website.

 

About Caroline

Caroline is a member of BAFEP, the British Association of Flower Essence Producers. BAFEP is an international trade association responsible for all producers of Bach Flower Remedies and other types of Essences.

 

  • Diploma Phytobiophysics®
  • Reiki Master (Usui & Karuna)
  • Diploma Reflexology

 

What Caroline says about the creams –

Flower essences changed my life back in 2003, when they helped my son to start sleeping through the night regularly for the first time at the age of 7. I had said that whatever healed my son Charlie I would learn, so this is what I did and completed my diploma in 2005. While living and creating flower essences in Australia, I decided to make it my mission to increase awareness of flower essences and see my beautiful creams as the best way to reach a greater number of people. I wanted to create a product that stimulates the senses and was a joy to use, so I decided to put my essences into creams – with a rich organic vegan base – no nasty chemicals, and with the beautiful aromas of organic and wild essential oils. The creams are made with organic moisturising ingredients like shea butter, olive oil and flaxseed oil.

I hope they help you to.

Click to see the full range

You are never too young or too old!

Written on August 22nd, 2017
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Here at Ski Bespoke we feel you are never too young or too old to do the things you love and have a passion for and that certainly goes for skiing.

 

So whether you have never skied but have always wanted to learn, do not delay and start your ski journey this winter.

 

Likewise if you have skied for years and are thinking that it may be time to hang up your boots, think again there are plenty of slopes still to ski, gentle or steep, whichever is your preference?

 

Here are our top picks for those of any age wanting to learn to ski or for those who are still keen for adventure.

 

  • Fiss, Austria
  • La Clusaz, France
  • Megeve, France
  • 3 Vallees, France
  • Arlberg Region, Austria
  • Verbier, Switzerland

 

sales@skibespoke.com / 01243 200 202

 

Here is what our director Lesley Benson had to say to The Times & Daily Mail about ‘you are never too old’

 

The Times – (Paywalled) – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/olderpreneurs-insist-retiring-is-for-wimps-as-barclays-hires-liz-earle-to-help-senior-start-ups-w72fj7mh2

 

The Daily Mail – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4811222/Number-firms-run-65-soars-140-decade.html

Luxury Travel

Written on May 8th, 2017
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Luxury Travel Update from one preferred partners

(08 May 2017)

 

  • Discover the new culinary space at The Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort in Tenerife. Alisios Market Food offers an array of local, national and international dishes, carefully crafted using fresh ingredients selected daily from fruit and vegetable markets, local fishmongers and butchers.

 

  • Looking to book your next cruise holiday? Crystal has unveiled multi-million-dollar investment plans that will see Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity undergo extensive redesigns in 2017 and 2018. Both ships will gain new penthouses, refreshed dining options, unlimited complimentary wi-fi and re-imagined decks.

 

  • Famed for its barefoot luxury, Maldivian hideaway Amilla Fushi is teaming up with renowned Chef, Gordon Ramsay. The hotel will be hosting a series of foodie events at the Barolo Grill at Baazaar in the upcoming 12 months. Expect signature dishes from Bread Street Kitchen London with subtle Maldivian twists.

 

  • EasyJet has released flights with availability up to 24 March 2018, so book now to guarantee the best ski flights.

 

  • Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is embarking on an extensive renovation program later this year. During this time the legendary property will be closed as extensive improvements are made by famous French Interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.

 

 

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New for 17/18

Written on May 3rd, 2017
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New for 2017/2018

France

  • Pashmina 5*, Val Thorens
  • Fahrenheit 7    4*, Val Thorens
  • Zannier 5*, Megeve
  • Hotel Le Savoy 4*, Meribel
  • La Moura 5*, Val d Isere
  • Chalet Skadi 5*, Val d Isere

 

Austria

  • Solaria 4*, Ischgl
  • Schlosshotel Fiss 5*, Fiss

 

Corvara Balta Badia

  • Sassongher 4*

 

Exclusive to Ski Bespoke – The only UK tour operator working with this hotel

La Bouitte, Saint Martine delle Belleville, France

 

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Gourmet trips to the mountains

Written on May 3rd, 2017
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Gourmet trips to the mountains

 

There are some fabulous restaurants in the mountains that you can take advantage of all year round and these resorts are fabulous summer or winter.

 

Here are our top picks

 

France

La Bouitte, Saint Martine delle Belleville, France

3 Michelin stars

Exclusive to Ski Bespoke – The only UK tour operator working with this hotel

 

Cheval Blanc, Courchevel 1850, France

3 Michelin stars

 

Alpaga, Megeve, France

1 Michelin star

 

Austria

Jagdhof, Neustift, Austria

Award winning by Gault Millau

 

Rosengarten, Kirchberg, Austria

Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux

 

Switzerland

The CHEDI, Andermatt, Switzerland

Award winning by Gault Millau

 

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Skiing in October and November

Written on May 3rd, 2017
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Ski in October & November.

 

If waiting until the official 2017/2018 season starts there are a selection of resorts you can ski in October and November.

 

Here are top picks

 

Switzerland

  • Zermatt
  • Saas Fee
  • St Moritz
  • Engelberg
  • Laax

Austria

  • Solden
  • Hintertux
  • Obergurgl
  • Stubai Glacier

France

  • Val Thorens

 

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Summer skiing?

Written on April 18th, 2017
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Summer Skiing?

 

For those real keenie beanies that cannot wait until next winter to ski do not fear there are a selection of resorts that offer summer skiing.

 

Here are our top choices

  • Saas Fee
  • Hintertux
  • Kaprun
  • Tignes
  • Les Deux alpes
  • Stubai Glacier
  • Cervinia

 

Call for details 01243 200 202 / sales@skibespoke.com

 

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For those who wish to stay closer to home the UK offer a selection of good snow domes

  • Snow Factor, PA4 8XQ
  • Snozone Castleford, WF10 4TA
  • Chill Factor, M41 7JA
  • Tamworth Snow dome, B79 7ND
  • Snozone Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS
  • Snowcentre Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9NH

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Email: sales@skibespoke.com

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