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The Best Ski Resorts in the French, Austrian and Swiss Alps

The Best Ski Resorts in the French, Austrian and Swiss Alps

Powder your Face with Sunshine.

pop quiz: way back to 1948 for a number one hit for Ms Knight

If you are looking for a specific type of ski resort to meet your skiing ‘needs’, then read on; co-founder of Powder White and ski industry veteran, Fraser Ewart-White, gives us the inside scoop on his view of the best ski resorts for...

Best Ski Resort for the Weekend: Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier Town; Powder White's choice of one of the best ski resorts

For those who can’t commit to a whole week of skiing then Verbier is the perfect solution. With easy airport transfers, a weekend break in Verbier offers a speedy and economical option for skiers looking to hit the pistes within a few hours of leaving their desks. Look out for ski-in/ski-out accommodation around the main Medran lift which leads to the Four Valleys ski circuit meaning not a second of precious ski time is wasted.

Best Ski Resort for Luxury Lovers: Val d’Isere, France

Val dIsere; Powder White's choice of one of the best ski resorts

For superb skiing, lively après-ski spots and chic shopping, Val d’Isere is fast becoming the destination for luxury ski breaks. Perfect for those who want to spend a week in the lap of luxury, look out for chalets set back from the main road yet just a short walk to the bustling high street with its mix of restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Expect a combination of cosy tradition with modern design – think balconies overlooking the resort, a wellness centre complete with Jacuzzi and Sauna and a roaring fireplace, all to be enjoyed with champagne and canapés after a hard days skiing, or after a strenuous days shopping at Val d’Isere’s chic boutiques.

Best Ski Resort for Party Pals: St Anton, Austria

For those keen to experience the après-ski more than the actual skiing, you can’t beat Austria and St Anton who leads the way in the party department. Find a chalet just a stone’s throw away from the legendary Krazy Kanguruh and Mooserwirt bars. Party-goers can then dance to the sound of Euro beats from mid afternoon until the late hours of the night. Still up for more? Post Keller offers live music from 9pm every day or try the exclusive Kandahar for all-night dancing and DJs.  

Powder White Ski Chalets

The choice of ski resort can seem endless, but do not fear, the expert team at Powder White has the answers to all ski dilemmas and more. With over twelve years in the business Powder White know what they’re talking about, no matter what type of skier or boarder you are, they have the answer. All Powder White ski chalets include daily hot cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, Champagne and canapés, three-course dinner with dinner wines and unlimited house wine. All chalets come complete with free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, laptops and flat screen TV and DVD libraries. Specialising in the French, Austrian and Swiss Alps, the Powder White team pride themselves on offering unparalleled expertise and local knowledge. Since 2003 they have been a ski company with a mission – to un-package the package and bring the fun and flexibility back to the booking experience.

pop trivia: “Powder your face with sunshine” is indeed from ‘Powder your face with Sunshine’, covered by many, including Dean Martin, in the late 40s, early 50s, but became a number one hit for Evelyn Knight in 1948.

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