Discover Ultimate Flexibility on a Flexible Ski Break
The era of needing to fit in with an old-fashioned tour operator’s idea of how a ski holiday should work are, thankfully, long gone.
But you may not realise just how far we’ve come, and how incredibly flexible your ski break plans with SkiWeekends can now be.
We feel here at SkiWeekends verterns of the ski trip but now have perfected and fine-tuned our service even further. We are now offering the ultimate flexibility in delivering the break you want by combining all of our expertise and connections with our unmatched experience in knowing exactly what you’re likely to need at every moment of your trip, and ensuring it’s all covered and included.
So pick up by private car from work to get you to the airport is no problem. Nor is an evening flight to the Alps with a transfer waiting for you on arrival, and late-night food when you reach resort too.
Every other aspect of your trip is meticulously planned for an delivered to your chosen timetable, sight through to your trip home.
Here’s how it can work for one weekend warrior travelling solo, but all kinds of variants are possible according to your personal needs, of course.
The Ultimate Flexible Weekend Ski Break
16:30 Got picked up from office
Whilst in my private taxi arranged by SkiWeekends to the airport I managed to finish off a few emails and a call. Arrived at the terminal with ‘Out of Office’ well and truly on and after clearing security enjoyed a few well-earned beers!
21:00 Landed in Geneva
Walked into arrivals and met by my driver for my transfer to Morzine. Was impressed with the short transfer time of around 80 minutes but more impressed with the Telsa that I travelled in! One to look into when my car lease ends.
23:00 Checked into Chalet Ellen
By this time I was very hungry and was pleasantly surprised to find a plate of food left for me by my chalet host. Met my fellow chalet guests and found we all had a common interest in skiing – who’d have thought it! A few were heading into the lively bar scene of Morzine and tried to convince me to join, was tempted, but wanted to be fresh for tomorrow so took advantage of the sauna and headed to bed.
7:30 Up and at’em
Was up bright and early quick shower in my ensuite bathroom followed by an amble continental breakfast and that was me ready to see what the slopes had in store!
09:00 My day of skiing begins
I hopped on the Nyon Cable Car then took the La Pointe lift and spent the morning challenging myself on the plentiful red runs like Arbis and blacks such as Les Creux I didn’t realise the time until my belly started rumbling.
The ski expert at SkiWeekends recommended Chez Nannon, a beautiful modern French restaurant on the slopes, serving local specialities. I advise booking in advance to get the best tables. The food and setting was everything and more than I had expected.
14:30 Back on the slopes
Wanted a change of scene so took the bus to Les Prodaines which was included in my ski pass and headed up the Les Hauts Forts mountain to take a series of red and black runs that included a visit into Switzerland. At the end of the tiring day I skied down the mountain back into Morzine – well worth doing just for the scenery.
20:00 Because I’m worth it!
The chalet hosts are off on a Saturday which gives an ideal excuse (not like I need one!) to dine at the Michelin starred restaurant L’Atelier. I was tempted with the a la carte menu but after advice from the waiter I opted to try one of their famous tasting menus. Was lucky to get a table.
Fed and watered I was pondering what to do now, back home for an early night or meet some of my fellow chalet guests in a bar in Morzine? An hour or two won’t hurt will it?
8:00 Sore head
Maybe that one for the road last night wasn’t the best idea I had but the fry up prepared by my chalet host helped matters enormously. Packed my bags ready to depart later this evening.
10:00 I’m going off piste!
I’ve always wanted to go off piste and my Ski Expert at SkiWeekends put me in touch with a guide. He recommends we head up the Chamossiere Mountain – the highest point in the area and the best for us powder enthusiasts. Highly recommend using a guide not just for safety but to take advantage of their local knowledge. We barely stopped for lunch and managed to ski until the lifts closed at 16:30.
17:00 Goodbye Morzine (for now)
A quick dash back to the chalet for afternoon tea and cake, a change of clothes, pick up my bags and for my transfer to the airport. Chuffed as the Telsa pulls up again. SkiWeekends are really spoiling me with this luxury.
20:45 Land back in London
Feeling a little tired as we land back in London and I’m collected by my private taxi to take me home.
Home sweet home and some sleep. A fabulous two days skiing with no time missed from the office. Pleased I booked with SkiWeekends who catered for my every need. Bravo to them, have to check the diary to see if I can squeeze another trip in with my better half next time!