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Top 5 Royal Resorts

clock 2nd May 2015 | 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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By Krystelle

Top 10 ski resorts of winter 2014-15

clock 29th April 2015 | comment0 Comments

Where did you manage to ski or snowboard this year? Did you go to a French favourite, maybe Tignes, Les Arcs or 3 Valleys? Or did you venture to Austria in search of the best après? Or do you crave powder and ventured off to Canada, Japan or a secret gem? Hundreds of thousands of UK holiday makers head to the slopes each winter, but what resorts are the most popular? We have looked at our customers this season to find out.

Did you know we work with over 50 ski tour operators so we can offer ski deals in over 200 ski resorts in 16 different countries? This huge selection of holidays gives us the top variety of ski deals anywhere so we can find our customers the perfect getaway.

With so many ski holidays to offer we send customers to a tremendous range of ski properties and resorts all over the world. Being able to do this gives us a brilliant insight to the UK market’s favourite ski destinations. We have looked at where you have chosen to ski and snowboard this winter and put together the top 10 ski resorts of this ski season.


Val Thorens, France

10. Courchevel

This exclusive resort in the 3 Valleys is a firm favourite with customers with the 600km of pistes on its doorstep, the beautiful alpine village and the stunning mountain restaurants. There may be seven Michelin-starred restaurants and two 6-star hotels in resort, but there is still accommodation for all budgets, including apartments and chalet hotels.

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9. Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez has so much to offer; 250 km of varied pistes, from the green areas surrounding the resort to the longest black run in Europe; incredible bars to keep you partying from après through to dawn; so many non-ski activities to do, you don’t even have to think about skiing (ermmm...) and super high peaks to give you access to great snow throughout the season.

I visited this brilliant ski resort in March 2015, read my 10 reasons why I love Alpe d’Huez

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The Peak of the longest black run in Europe (La Sarenne)

8. La Plagne

This massive resort is made up of 10 ski villages, all offering a colossal range of accommodations and amenities. From the abundance of apartments in Belle Plagne, to the ski in-ski out hotels across the resort to family ski chalets with onsite crèche facilities, La Plagne has something for everyone.

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7. Les Deux Alpes

A popular option if you are looking to go on a ski holiday at the start or end of the season. With skiing up to 3600km it is a snow sure resort that is even open to skiers and snowboarders in the summer months. Les Deux Alpes has an extensive ski area, vibrant après scene and a range of budget priced properties making it a top option for groups.

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6. Val Thorens

 The village of Val Thorens was purposely built to give guests the best access to the slopes making this an ideal location if you love hitting mountain first thing in the morning. Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe, with the village sitting at 2300m and the pistes peaking at 3200m and is illustrious for its excellent snow conditions.

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5. Les Arcs

The only ’non-mover’ in the top 10. Les Arcs is an all-round resort which is popular year after year with families, groups and couples alike. The variety of the ski areas and the villages appeals to beginners on their first ski holiday, and even offers enough to keep a seasoned skier or snowboarder entertained all week.

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4. Meribel

Positioned perfectly in the heart of the largest ski area in the world, Meribel is in an ideal location to make the most of this renowned region in France. The tree lined runs and chocolate box style village charm make it one of the prettiest ski resorts in France.

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3. St Anton

The legendary après of St Anton draws in the crowds year after year and is consistently our top selling Austrian ski destination. Ski holidays in Austria have been dramatically popular this season; we have seen huge jumps in numbers year on year to some of the popular Austrian resorts, including Mayrhofen, Lech and Ischgl.

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2. Val d’Isere

Last year’s champion has been knocked off the high spot by its ski neighbour. The Espace Killy ski area is a favourite with our customers and ski team every season. The first rate ski area provides a large variety of terrain for all abilities and a snow-sure glacier making it one of the most attractive destinations for a ski holiday.

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1. Tignes

With the largest share of customers choosing Tignes as their ski holiday destination this year, you have made this outstanding resort the top ski resort in winter 2014/15. With the poor start to the ski season, Tignes would have been a safe option because of the high altitude skiing with pistes up to 3400m on the Grande Motte glacier. With its fantastic snow record it is no wonder why thousands flock to Tignes year after year.

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Grande Motte, Tignes


The Best of the Rest

Top 3 France

1. Tignes
2. Val d’Isere
3. Meribel

Top 3 Austria

1. St Anton
2. Mayrhofen
3. Lech

Top 3 Italy

1. Sauze d’Oulx
2. Cervinia
3. Selva

Top 3 Canada

1. Whistler
2. Tremblant
3. Banff

Top 3 USA

1. Breckenridge
2. Jackson Hole
3. Killington

Top 3 Andorra

1. Soldeu
2. Arinsal
3. Pas de la Casa

Top 3 Switzerland

1. Zermatt
2. Verbier
3. Wengen


Want to see who came out on top last season? Take a look at the top resorts from winter 2013/2014

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By Krystelle

Iglu in the snow 2015

clock 24th April 2015 | comment0 Comments

What a season it has been! It may have not been the best start to the season, but the snow at the end certainly made up for it. Staff and customers have relished in the top snow conditions during the past month leaving lots of happy faces at the end of our favourite season.

The staff here at Iglu Ski have travelled to some brilliant ski resorts this season and we wanted to share with you our favourite moments from this epic winter.

Highlights of the ski season


Nick, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
Tignes (with a day in Val d'Isere and Val Thorens), Verbier and Mayrhofen. France, Switzerland and Austria in one season, might be a first for me!

What have been your highlights?
Staying in the amazing Chalet Cosy Corner with Ski Armadillo in Verbier, waist deep powder on the Hintertux glacier and the amazing pork knuckle I had for dinner one night at the Hotel Perauer in Mayrhofen.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Next winter I want to head back to Austria and try Ischgl, or perhaps Livignio in Italy.

Nick in Mayrhofen

Jake, Ski Sales Expert

Where have you been this season?
Les Deux Alpes, Verbier and Tignes

What have been your highlights?
Catching a bluebird powder day on a 3 day trip to Verbier, sometimes you just get lucky! Also, soaking up some late season skiing and sunshine in Tignes with good friends on our end of season trip.

Where would you like to go next winter?
I really want to go to Ischgl next year, after doing a season in St Anton I hear that the only après that compares is Ischgl’s. Also I really want to arrange a trip to Japan for some epic powder, in the 2012 season Niseko had 21 meters of snow!

Top - Jake in Les Deux Alpes. Bottom Left - Late season slashes in Tignes. Bottom Right - Fresh snow and blue sky in Verbier


Laura, Digital Marketing Manager

Where have you been this season?
Val d’Isere/Tignes

What have been your highlights?
Returning to skiing after 10 years of snowboarding was immensely rewarding and lots of fun. Hitting small mile stones of progress through the week was terrific with the real highlight coming with an incredible blue bird powder run towards the end of the week. Whilst snowboarding will always have a place in my heart it’s great to know my ski legs are still kicking!

Where would you like to go next winter?
The Dolomites. Great skiing, beautiful scenery and delicious Italian food and wine – ticks all the boxes. I have already booked Club Med Pragelato to take advantage of the early booking discount!

 Laura in Val d'Isere

Scottie, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
Whistler, Peisey Vallandry and Valmorel

What have been your highlights?
In Whistler I stayed at the Pan Pacific Mountainside, my best bits of the holiday was the zip wire trek between Blackcomb and Whistler mountain, and going on the amazing Peak to Peak gondola – it’s so high up! Plus Canadian people are a lot of fun, which made my stay even more enjoyable.
In Peisey Vallandry I stayed at Les Chalet Des Deux Domains which is in an excellent location just a stone throw from the first lift. The chalet staff were brilliant, the child care was fantastic and the quality of the food was way better than I expected. Plus we had loads of snow! It was a great week.
In Valmorel we stayed at the All Inclusive Club Med Hotel. The evening show was the best I’ve seen in a Club Med Village. The location is ski in – ski out, you can almost ski to the bar! The food and drink at Club has to get a mention every time.
The Club Med Valmorel is the best family village; the facilities for the children can’t be beaten. There is access to a soft play room and early dining for children if wanted, plus there is a baby room available in the evenings if you have a baby booked in. Nothing is a problem when you stay here.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Has to be the Dolomites, maybe Selva. I love food, mountain views, great skiing and staying in high end hotels.
Otherwise Ischgl, Obergurgl, Vail and Breckenbridge are on the list next.

Scottie in Peisey Vallandry after fresh snow


Krystelle, Digital Marketing Exec

Where have you been this season?
Mayrhofen, Alpe d’Huez and Tignes / Val d'Isere

What have been your highlights?
Going to Snowboxx festival in Alpe d’Huez was amazing. I love après and watching live music so being able to go to the events after a day on the slopes was so much fun. You can have plenty of late nights in Alpe d’Huez!
When in Mayrhofen I plucked up the courage to snowboard down Harakiri, Austria’s steepest ski slope, plus I conquered Sarenne in Alpe d’Huez, the longest black run in the World.

Where would you like to go next winter?
A large group of friends and I have already booked Chalet Zita in Ischgl for March, and then I’d like to go to somewhere I haven’t been before, maybe Les 2 Alpes, Val Thorens, Livigno or Sauze d’Oulx.

Top - Krystelle on Harakiri. Bottom Left - Apres at Folie Douce in Alpe d'Huez at Snowboxx. Bottom Right - Val d'Isere slopes

Cynthia, Ski Product Manager

Where have you been this season? 
I’ve been to Tignes, Val d’isere, Val Thorens, Hinterglemm and Zell am See

What have been your highlights?
Apres at the Goat Bar in Hinterglemm and the night tobogganing.

Where would you like to go next winter? 
I would like to go to Alpe d’Huez next year. I went there over 10 years ago and really enjoyed the resort so would love to go back. Otherwise I’d like to try Canada and combine it with a city break for a few days.

 The Goat Bar, or 'Goaßstall', and ski slopes in Hinterglemm

Linda, Head of Customer Services

Where have you been this season?
Mayrhofen, Valmorel (with a day in Val Thorens/Les Menuires) and Tignes

What have been your highlights?
All three are top notch resorts, so I won’t go on about the skiing too much. I’m lucky to have been able to go for 3 weeks in total this season, all with plenty of good snow.
Mayrhofen: Harakiri, Austrian Après – you can’t beat the Europop, the Iglu White Lounge bar, Bus Warten Schnapps and Bruck’n Stadl.
Valmorel: Club Med are great, every single one of them I’ve been to have been fantastic. The fondue in the specialty restaurant and some Veuve Clicquot was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday in style!
Skiing with 3 of the best skiers in our office made this trip the most challenging skiing-wise. A short drive over on the sunniest day for some great powder skiing in Val Thorens was very much worth it.
Tignes: I’ve been to the Espace Killy loads before, but this time with the best crew! It was the Iglu Ski end of season trip and a large group of us stayed in the brilliantly located Chalet Hotel Curling. The lowlight on this trip was when I managed to pop my knee out on the Piste “A” on our way back to the village, the highlight when I potted 2 balls with a train in pool that NOBODY saw!

Where would you like to go next winter?
Japan in December if I can afford it, Austria in March (maybe Saalbach) and then somewhere high in France in April, I’d love to go back to Val Thorens or Alpe d’Huez as I’ve not been there before.

AJ and Linda in Val Thorens

Phil, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
Tignes, Val d’Isere, Val Thorens, Whistler, Niederau, Kitzbuhel, Park City, Deer Valley and Morzine.

What have been your highlights?
New Year in Val d’Isere was really fun; I had an amazing powder day in Kitzbühel with a local guide and finishing the season in the sun in Morzine was perfect.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Colorado, the snow parks in Breckenridge and Keystone are two of the best in the world.

Phil in Whistler

James, Ski Sales Team Leader

Where have you been this season?
St Anton, Lech, Morzine, Park City, Canyons, Tignes/Val d’Isere and Verbier.

What have been your highlights?
Trying Austria for the first time was a great experience. America was awesome although the snow this year was far inferior to Europe this season. I love Morzine and the Portes du Soleil, so going back is always top of the list for me.

Where would you like to go next winter?
Love to try Japan in December or the Dolomites is high on the list.

Top - Beautiful blue bird day in Verbier. Bottom Left - Fresh tracks in Morzine. Bottom Right - Out of Bounds in Park City


By Krystelle

Iglu in the Mountains | March 2015

clock 9th March 2015 | comment0 Comments

The first week of March is a prime time for many of the Iglu team to head off on their ski holiday's. The half term crowds have disappeared, the chance of fresh snowfall is high and we get to enjoy the start of spring skiing conditions.

This is the time of year where we can go to our favourite resorts. A large group headed to the beautiful Austrian resort of Mayrhofen, while others were in Tignes, Val d’Isere, Zell am See and St Moritz. It was an amazing week for a ski holiday with fresh snow at the stars of the week then sunny skies for the second half. Everyone agreed it was a perfect week in the Alps. There is so much snow in the Alps, it is the perfect time for a last minute getaway!

Take a look at a selection of our favourite photos from the week:

Mayrhofen and Hintertux, Austria

Nick HH, Ned, Linda, Nick J and Krystelle enjoyed a week in Mayrhofen staying at the Chalet Stoanerhof. After a very snowy start to the week with more than a foot of fresh snow, the storms cleared up mid week so the team could enjoy the glorious sunshine and mountain bars.


Snowing down in the Village at the start of the week

Ned, Linda, Krystelle and Nick ready for their first day on the mountain

Ahorn, Mayrhofen

Penken, Mayrhofen

Krystelle and Ned enjoying the powder conditions at the start of the week

Hintertux glacier

Linda loving the views and snow up the glacier

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Tignes and Val d'Isere, France

Laura and Millie from the marketing team had an incrediable week in Espace Killy. It was a rocky start wiith high winds on day one, closing many of the lifts but after a foot of snow fell, the sun shone for the rest of the week.

Fresh snow in Tignes at the start of the week

Powder day for Millie in Tignes

Laura loving the breath taking views in Val d'Isere

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Zell am See & Saalbach, Austria

Sam and Jason from the ski sales team spent a week in their favourite ski resort, Zell am See. As you can see they had an amzing week of powder days and apres sessions in the sun.


Power tree trails in Zell

A day trip out to Saalback

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St Moritz, Switzerland

Chris had a stunning week in the exclusive Swiss resort.

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