European skiing as it ought to be!
WINTER 2013-2014

Welcome to our totally redone web site! Yes, it was long overdue and much needed so let me know your thoughts and opinions; they’re always appreciated ~

Last winter I only skied Avoriaz and Morzine in Les Portes de Soleil and Chamonix. But so far this year I’ve been to La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and Val d’Isère.  Zermatt and Kitzbühel are on my March calendar.

Early last summer after a Swiss conference I spent time in Zürich, Zermatt, Verbier, Lausanne, and Geneva. In July I hiked the Dolomites staying in Cortina’s Ancora. After, with my trusty ‘foodie’ assistant Nina Pinsky, it was researching a cooking and culture trip in some secret regions of Italy - yes, they really do exist!

News at Our Hotels:

Austria: The four-star Dr Mürr’s in St Anton finished an extensive renovation and remodeling this fall for the new winter season.

France: Chamonix’s l’Hameau Albert 1er added the swish Chez Martine duplex apartment to its cozy enclave of five-star hotel, farm, indoor outdoor spa, and châlets. This year is your last chance to stay in Val d’Isère’s Châlet Les Sorbiers (a sweet three star) before it’s converted to apartments at season’s end.

Italy: The Londra Palace in Venice is now a Relais & Châteaux member.

Switzerland: St Moritz’s five-star Kulm offers free ski lessons to children under twelve years – what a great idea for families! In Verbier the Châlet d’Adrien is redoing their spa area for December and earlier this year they opened a new four-star in Verbier, the Châlet de Flore.

New this year, Switzerland has rated its top 100 hotels for friendliness. Some in our ski program are among the stars: Kulm (in the luxury class) was 6th, the Storchen 7th (for city hotels), Europe 23rd and Bellerive 35th (for resort hotels).

So life is good keeping an eye on things for all of you! You can e-mail or call at 800-248-2807 with your questions, comments and trip ideas! Many thanks to each of you, ‘talk’ soon, and all the best,