Skiing as it ought to be!
Winter 2014-2015

Autumn’s long gone, winter’s upon us and now between the holidays, snows are really falling across the Alps!

So time to plan that trip to ski those magnificent mountains. Snow-covered alpine peaks, ancient storybook villages and culinary mountain delights. Where skiing dreams were born, the European ski adventure ~ So peruse the site, call with those impossible questions and make dreams  a reality!

This winter we added four new hotels, pictures are being gathered and all pricing is up-to-date.

Those new hotels are:

       Kitzbühel, Austria – Hotel Rosengarten (4*) in Kirchberg, a village near Kitzbühel. It’s just four years old, a Relais & Châteaux member and Chef Simon Traxacher already has two Michelin stars! In Kitzbühel’s very epicenter we’ve added the Volkhardt family’s lovely and newly minted four star superior Hotel Zur Tenne (4*Superior), definitely the heart of people-watching in this ever-so-chic ski-town.

       Val d’Isère, France - Here it’s a new seventeen room boutique hotel, Les 5 Frères (3*) so aptly named for the hotel’s original five Mattis brothers born a few generations ago and now so honored.

       Zermatt, Switzerland - The Mont Cervin Palace (5*Superior) tops our list of Zermatt hotels; historically, the third oldest but perhaps today, the most au courant in town.

A couple of ideas, beyond European skiing:

Walk Hadrian’s Wall along Scotland’s border – This past May four of us walked the wall (all 65 miles) in the two thousand year-old footsteps of Roman legions. The museums along the rugged hills and dales are filled with  history and letters from home, Roman-style. One museum has a wall covered with over 100 preserved leather sandals from babies to adults – makes one wonder.

A culinary and cultural adventure to Italy’s unknown Marche and Umbrian regions? In September I hosted a Dartmouth-affiliated group to these secret areas of course tasting their wonderful cuisine, experiencing the good life and absorbing local history.

So my lucky life continues visiting new, and revisiting known, hotels and resorts; seeking bits and pieces of the latest; exploring and finding exciting challenges to offer you!

To find out more, email or call 800-248-2807 – it’s always great to hear from you! Many thanks and all the best,

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