The rays of the sun are slowly starting touch your face. Although you are usually asleep at this early hour, as soon as you hear the sound of church bells, you are ready to wake. Upon rising, you look up at the snow-covered giant peaks, which are towering over the sleeping valley. The only thought in your head is to be the first one out riding on the powder covered slopes. Have you ever experienced this, or do you want to experience this? Put on your gloves, goggles, and ski boots, breathe in the frosty mountain air, get ready, steady and go. Alone on an endless highway of snow, with mountain peaks above you, and a picturesque valley below you and unbelievable silence before other skiers arrive. One bend after another, more and more slopes. For a while you will feel like Hermann Maier, Didier Cuche, Lindsay Vonn, Alberto Tomba or Svindal. You will ride the same slopes as these famous skiers. The Alps are so close, just open your eyes, stop dreaming, and go there.
You can go to the Alps any time. Every season has its own magic. Of course if you are an avid skier, you have to come in winter. Masses of snow, groomed slopes, and azure skies await you. In summer, hiking and biking are the best ways to explore the beautiful Alps. And also cooling down in clear mountain lakes is a must.
Switzerland: The Kulm Arosa 5*- Graubünden
In the Kulm Hotel you will find yourself in a winter dream under thousands of stars. This beautiful hotel offers spacious rooms with mountain views, 7 restaurants and an exclusive wellness area "Alpin Spa". The hotel is located in the sunny resort of Arosa close to famous places like Davos or St. Moritz, and also close to the oldest Swiss city of Chur.
In the winter, pull out the skis and snowboards, try paragliding or moonlight snowshoeing. In the summer, you can hike, bike, play golf, or just have a picnic by the lake with a breathtaking view of the majestic mountain peaks. You can also try out the rope park which is free of charge for all hotel guests.
Italy: San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge
Heaven in the sky – this is the way we could describe this former hunting lodge, which is hidden as a gem in the middle of forests in the Dolomites. Owners Giorgia and Stefano have transformed this lodge from the 16th century into an elegant residence with warm home atmosphere high in the mountains where you have the world at your fingertips. All rooms are luxurious and cosy. The lodge offers Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, outdoor pool, whirlpool bath, outdoor lounge and relaxation area. In a unique wine cellar you can taste a selection of wines from South Tyrol. In addition to skiing you can try winter paragliding and in summer you can go to the forest and pick mushrooms, which the chef will cook you for dinner.
Austria: Hotel Hochfirst Obergurgl
Hotel Hochfirst is one of the most exclusive hotels in Ötztal. It is located directly on the ski slope, surrounded by snow-capped peaks of the Alps. The ski area offers 110 kilometers of groomed slopes in the most snow-assured winter sports area in the Alps. 4 * hotel offers accommodation in luxurious rooms and suites. The hotel has an exclusive wellness area "Alpine Spa" where you'll find everything you need to re-energise your body, spirit and soul. You will taste renowned cuisine and a variety of wines from their own wine cellar. And all this with generous Tyrolean hospitality. A mountain herb bath and massage are included in the package in addition to half board and ski pass.
France: Chalet One Oak Megeve
If you want to experience luxury in a space that is breathtaking, try the One Oak Chalet in Megeve. This 3-floor chalet offers accommodation for 12 guests in 6 bedrooms. It has 4 double bedroom suites, bunk bed room and the Master suite on its own floor with breathtaking views of Mt Blanc and the Chamonix valley. All bedrooms have their terraces. Situated on the 1st floor is its lavish luxurious living room with fully wired technology. In the lobby you will be surprised by a Harley Davidson. There is also a Jacuzzi, a large wood burning fireplace and 24 hour concierge service. The chalet is a short 5 minute drive to the famous Princess ski lift and 7 minute drive to Megeve village. The nearest international airport is Geneva (1 hour approximately) and the local airport open to general aviation is a 10 minute drive.
|Area||298 128 km2|
|Highest point||Mont Blanc 4 810 m Chamonix Francie|
|States||France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany|
|Official language||french, german, italian|
|Time zone||Central European time zone|