VIP ski have been operating ski chalets across the Alps since 1989. They are a chalet operator we hold in very high regard. For VIP ski, its all about the service and they take great care when recruiting their chalet staff. They are very picky when it comes to selecting the team that will be looking after you. The average age is higher than many of the British chalet staff working for other chalet operators, last winter the average age was 27.
Great in resort staff and chalet host’s make all the difference
The resort managers are even more carefully selected; many will have worked at VIP in previous seasons and have the knowledge of a local area. The managers ensure that both VIP’s high standards are maintained throughout the ski season and that your expectations of a fine chalet holiday are delivered every time.
The chalet hosts, are key to ensure that a great experience is delivered. They have both a flair for entertaining and a real love of food. You can expect a real treat when it comes to meal times. The hosts are also responsible for ensuring the chalet is spotless throughout your stay.
In Lech and St Anton, ski hosting is available free of charge. VIP use a local ski school to make sure you find the best runs, best mountain restaurants and bar, without the need to read the piste map.
VIP Ski resorts and chalet
VIP are very selective when it comes to picking their ski chalets, location, quality and décor are very important. Chalets are located in Meribel, Val d’Isere, Alpe d’Huez, Courchevel, Les Gets, La Plagne, Avoriaz, Lech and St Anton. Most are ski in ski out or only a short distance to the slopes. Many have hot tubs!
The chalets vary in size between chalets sleeping from 4, up to larger chalets sleeping 29 people. In addition, VIP operate 2 wonderful chalet hotels, one in each of Lech and St Anton. Most of the chalets are sold on a sole use basis but several are available on a shared basis, including the two chalet hotels. You can expect to pay between £900 to £1500 per person, more in the best ski chalets. (see links to all VIP chalets at the bottom of this page).
Platinum service upgrade between £300 to £500 extra per person
If you are looking for the last word in Luxury, consider upgrading to the VIP platinum Service to enjoy an even greater level of Luxury, which includes, Valet parking at the airport, private taxi transfers on the outbound journey, upgraded menu including canapes, fancy wines and port, cooked breakfast and housekeeping, 7 days a week, Fresh flowers and an in resort personal chauffeur service. Please contact us for more details.
Families and Childcare
A luxury family skiing holiday requires a little extra planning and by booking into one of VIP’s dedicated family chalets in Val d’Isere, Alpe d’Huez, Les gets, St Anton or Lech the rooms will take a cot and even an extra bed. You will have everything you need such as Stair gates, bottle sterilisers, baby food, nappies and much more.
Private nannies can be booked to look after your child, the cost varies between weeks but starts at just below £500 for the full week, the nannies are available for any 8 hours between 8:00am and 8:00pm and will look after your child in your chalet. VIP will care for your child over the age of 12 weeks, obviously, the ratio of children to a nanny is age dependent. More details about VIP nannies is available on request.
Flights and packages are ATOL bonded
All packages are ATOL bonded. VIP offer pleasant flight times, late morning and afternoon flights so you can avoid the crowds of the early morning departures. Flights are available from both London Gatwick and Manchester using airlines such as BA, Jet2 and Air Lingus via Geneva, Grenoble and Friedrichshafen. Flights are always on a first come first served basis. Other Regional flights are available on request. Ski carriage is £30 via London or £50 via Manchester and must be booked early.