If there’s one man who epitomises the glamorous lifestyle more than all others, it’s Bond. James Bond. From bars to beaches to breakneck chases, he’s forever living the high life, and pulling it all off in style.
The world’s most famous spy loves a good skiing session and if his films are anything to go by, his enemies also love to hang around waiting for the perfect moment to produce an epic downhill chase.
This may not be more action than you’re anticipating but, if you’re looking for a more relaxed trip to the snowy slopes abroad, then we’ve got four of the best. These breaks offer chalet-board stays, including a champagne reception on arrival, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés and pre-dinner drinks as well as a four-course dinner with cheese and port, followed by coffee and chocolates, and carefully selected wines served throughout.
These five-star chalets in Courchevel 1850 and St Anton each come with a personal chef and host, plus important extras such as saunas, log fires, mountain-view terraces and heated boot racks included as standard.
COURCHEVEL 1850, FRANCE
Stay in luxury at La Vieille Forge, a centrally-located chalet with wood-panelled walls, crackling log fire and a pretty timber balcony, just a few minutes’ stroll from the piste and main lifts for exploring the massive Three Valleys ski area.
A four-night stay at Chalet La Vieille Forge (sleeps eight), commencing 10, 17, 24 or 31 January, 7 February or 6, 13 or 20 March, costs from £649 per person including 4×4 chauffeur service to/from the slopes and accommodation on a chalet-board basis*.
Chalet Montana occupies a prime position right by the Bellecôte piste that leads down to the centre of Courchevel 1850 at La Croisette, and the resort’s main lifts. Make the most of the indulgent creature comforts at Supertravel Ski’s flagship chalet – including a games room, a wellness suite, a home cinema and entertainment system, plus access to the vast and varied resort of Les Trois Vallées, with its 600km of runs.
A four-night stay at Chalet Montana (sleeps 12), commencing 10, 17, 24 or 31 January, 7 February or 6, 13 or 20 March, costs from £799 per person including 4×4 chauffeur service to/from the slopes and accommodation on a chalet-board basis*.
ST ANTON, AUSTRIA
For those looking to be in the heart of the action, recently-refurbished Chalet Maroi is a mere five-minute stroll from the bustling centre of St Anton and the nearest ski lift. The apartment combines a homely atmosphere with cutting-edge design and features a sauna and a spectacular dining room with commanding views of the Rendl home run.
A four-night stay at Chalet Maroi (sleeps eight), commencing 10, 17, 24 or 31 January, 7 or 28 February or 6, 13 or 20 March, costs from £649 per person including 4×4 chauffeur service to/from the slopes and accommodation on a chalet-board basis*.
Just a short stroll from St Anton town centre, with fantastic views of the Rendl mountain, Chalet Stratus is both thoroughly modern and full of alpine charm (with a working stone fireplace and hand-selected furniture).
The heated outdoor pool is a great place to relax in the afternoons as the fresh snow falls.
A four-night stay at Chalet Stratus (sleeps six), commencing 10, 17, 24 or 31 January, 7 or 28 February or 6, 13 or 20 March, costs from £749 per person including 4×4 chauffeur service to/from the slopes and accommodation on a chalet-board basis*.
Flights and transfers are not included but can be booked through Supertravel Ski. Flights cost from £100 per person and transfers cost from £50 per person.
For more information visit www.supertravel.co.uk/ski or, to talk to an expert or to book, call 020 7962 9933.