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Family Ski News | May 29, 2024

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Treat yourself to a VIP holiday

Teresa Fisher

Chalet Altitude in Les Gets

Family ski holiday specialists, VIP SKI won the ‘Best Small Ski & Winter Sports Tour Operator’ at the 2012 British Travel Awards last week. Now, to celebrate, VIP is offering a complimentary bottle of champagne for anyone that books one of their holidays in November.  They are also offering some excellent deals for the Christmas holidays, with prices starting from £779pp for the week of 16 December. 

As the name suggests, VIP specialise in luxury skiing and snowboarding holidays.  Their chalets are all built or designed by the company itself and extremely well placed (either in the resort centres or in ski-in-ski-out locations) in nine resorts across the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps. 

Within the portfolio are five dedicated family chalets: Redwood Suite, Aspen Lodge in Val d’Isère; Chalet Mariefleur in Méribel; Chalet Du Pre in Morzine; Chalet Le Manior in Alpe d’Huez; and Altitude Lodge in Les Gets.

Cosy atmosphere in Chalet Mariefleur

These chalets have been selected for their size, providing plenty of play-space and room for cots and extra beds in the bedrooms. They are also all fully equipped with toys, stair gates, changing mats, microwave steriliser, washing machine access, children’s cutlery and crockery; full-fat fresh milk and homemade purees for infants.  Also available on request are bed guards, potties, toilet step and seat and table boosters.    

Some of the other chalets also have family rooms with bunk beds, sofa beds or child single beds which offer great value too as children in these rooms are charged at just half the adult price.  

With 25 years of experience in providing VIP holidays, the company is also known for its outstanding customer service and its exemplary childcare.  They offer a fully-qualified team of private nannies in all their resorts, except in Zermatt and Verbier.    

The British Travel Award was presented to VIP Ski at a glittering ceremony hosted by comedian Hugh Dennis at the Battersea Evolution in BatterseaPark, London.  They are the largest awards voted by the public (via The Times, the Sunday Times, various stations and other media sources) in theUK, and designed to reward the very best companies in the world of travel.    

VIP SKI – proud winners of the the ‘Best Small Ski & Winter Sports Tour Operator’ British Travel Award 2012

Andy Sturt, Founder and MD of VIP SKI said, “I feel completely humbled by the public who have voted for us and the unstinting commitment of our staff over the last two decades who have made this possible. Small private companies aren’t supposed to win national awards at glitzy ceremonies!”

“The secret? I think there is a risk of overcomplicating travel. Certainly it is challenging to deliver a seamless ski holiday but as long as you care desperately about every customer, listen to them in good times and bad, treat them as you would wish to be treated yourself and never stop trying to get better in everything that you do, and then the rest tends to look after itself. I am delighted that the public seem to think so too.”