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Top 5 Festive Ski Holidays

clock 9th August 2013 | comment3 Comments

Experience the Ultimate White Christmas!

What better way to ensure a white Christmas than in a ski resort? Christmas ski holidays give you traditional setting for enjoying the festivities; chalets and hotels are decorated and Father Christmas may even come for a visit! Skiing at Christmas, also means that you enjoy guilt free overindulgence after a morning on the slopes!

1. Zermatt

For the perfect Christmas Ski Holiday this season head to the winter fairytale village of Zermatt for a truly festive atmosphere. With fantastic ski slopes and the beautiful picturesque alpine setting, you are guaranteed a Christmas that won’t be forgotten.

2. Mayrhofen

Discover the true spirit of Christmas in Mayrhofen this winter. If you’re arriving Christmas week you can catch the last weekend of Advent at the Forest Festival to experience the wonderful customs and enjoy the special anticipation of Christmas Eve.

3. Les Gets

Tucked away in the French Alps the small, charming village of Les Gets gets our vote for the Christmas postcard resort. From 22nd to the 28th Father Christmas actually lives in Les Gets and you can find him and his faithful elves together in the grotto!

4. Pragelato

This cluster of small authentic style chalets is perfect if you are looking for an intimate Christmas with your family or group. The rustic alpine setting makes an enchanting retreat for festive period.

5. St Anton

If you want to celebrate the festive season to the max then St Anton is your place. If you are looking for a party rather than Father Christmas, this is the resort to go to!



Top 5 Après Activities

clock 2nd August 2013 | comment1 Comments

There is still so much more fun to be had once the ski lifts have closed… There are numerous activities to explore in resort after a day’s skiing and here at Iglu we have tried and tested plenty of winter attractions and events to recommend only the best for you.

 

1. Tobogganing in Val Thorens

Probably the most fun on snow you can have without skis! Toboggan down the longest track in France and revel in the spectacular views, hilarious moments and adrenaline rushes down the 6km run. From an altitude of 3000m at the Péclet glacier, it’s a 45 minute decent of sliding entertainment through varied slopes and raised bends. A fun filled family activity suitable for everyone from 5 years old.

 

 

2. Skidooing in Whistler

Enjoy an unforgettable winter activity through pristine Canadian backcounty. See the slopes from a different angle & ride your very own skidoo through fresh powder or head into the remote wilderness with a professional guide. Scenic tours are a great introduction to the backcountry through tree-lined tracks and extraordinary landscapes.

 

 

3. Polo in St. Moritz

The St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow is the world’s most prestigious winter polo tournament. Nearly 15,000 spectators from every corner of the world make the pilgrimage to Lake St Moritz every year. It is the social highlight in St. Moritz where the World Cup has been held every year since 1985. Don’t miss the next tournament 29 Jan – 01 Feb 2015!!

 

 

4. Bobsleigh in Innsbruck

Experience high speeds up to 115km/h in a professional Olympic bobsleigh. This once in a life time activity will leave your adrenaline pumping for days after. Choose from the Guest bobsled where you can reach speeds of up to 90 km/h through the 800m long ice track, or unleash your inner dare devil and take the driven taxi bob and hit 115km/h over the 1270m ice track. Just don’t forget your lucky egg!

 

 

5. Ski Joering in Les Arcs

Les Arcs has reinvented this traditional activity of being pulled along on your skis by a horse across all types of terrain. Originating in Scandinavia, competitive ski Joering is practiced all over the world. A series of forest trails in Les Arcs have been transformed into over 20km of Ski Joering routes in a natural environment of rare beauty.

 



By Krystelle



Top 5 Royal Resorts

clock 26th July 2013 | comment0 Comments

With the exciting news of the Royal baby being born, we couldn’t help feeling patriotic here at Iglu. With this in mind it gave us an excellent idea for this week’s top 5… Top 5 Royal Resorts. The British Royal family are famous for heading to the slopes each winter and their holidays are often heavily publicised in the press.

A ski holiday is the perfect time to feel like royalty.  Here are our top 5 resorts that are fit for a king

5. Klosters


Klosters has acquired international status from the presence of Royals. This picturesque luxury Swiss resort is said to be Prince Charles’ resort of choice and Kate’s relationship with William was first publicised when she was invited to Klosters with the royals in 2005. The Royal Family have a long history at Klosters and would be the most likely destination to bump into them on a chairlift. If you want to stay where the Royal Family have stayed, Charles favours the 5* Walserhof hotel.

 

 

4. Meribel


Situated at the heart of one of the world’s premier ski areas it is no surprise that the Royal Family love it in the Three Valleys. With the fantastic ski schools in resort, will this be where Kate and Will will bring George on his first ski holiday!

 

 

3. Verbier


This year Verbier was the chosen resort for Prince Harry and Prince Andrew’s ski trip where they stayed in a luxurious chalet. The resort isn’t as romantic as Klosters but has world class skiing and world class private chalets to match that cater for the super-rich.

 

 

2. Lech


Lech is a popular holiday destination for both Royals and celebrities. The resort is renowned for its 5* hotels, exclusive bars and fancy restaurants and is often seen as the Courchevel of Austria. Being linked to neighbouring resorts Zürs , St Chrisoph, St Anton and Stuben it is becoming one of the world’s greatest ski destinations.

 

 

1. Zermatt


Zermatt is one of Switzerland’s top ski areas and is often counted in the world’s top 5. WWith guaranteed snow, sun drenched slopes, skiing up to 3500m and beautiful views of the Matterhorn, it is no wonder that this resort in a firm favourite with the Royals. The wintery fairy tale wonderland offers so much more than just a prime ski location. How about visiting the Igloo village, relax on a sunny terrace of a gourmet mountain restaurant or après in a boutique lounge or champagne bar? This traditional resort is one of the most stunning resorts you will ever visit and is definitely a resort fit for Royalty.

 

By Krystelle



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