Skiing as it ought to be!
Winter 2014-2015

Summer’s gone, autumn’s chill is upon us, snow is falling in the Alps, and St Moritz, Verbier and Zermatt opened their resorts November 8th!

So what better time to contemplate a trip across the pond to ski those magnificent mountains? Snow- covered peaks, ancient storybook villages and unique culinary mountain delights. Where dreams are born ~ yes, time to plan your European ski adventure! Go peruse the sight, call for answers to those impossible questions and make your dreams become a reality!

You’ll find at the moment, the site’s a work in progess because four new hotels are being added. However all pricing is up-to-date, with the new hotels, even though their descriptions and pictures aren’t posted.

The new hotels:

       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… quite a gem! In Kitzbühel’s very epicenter we’ve added the Volkhardt family’s lovely and newly minted four star superior Hotel Zur Tenne, 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, also the most au courant in town.

       A couple of ideas, beyond European skiing:

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

Perhaps a culinary and cultural adventure to Italy’s unknown Marche and Umbrian regions? In September I hosted a small Dartmouth-affiliated group to these secret areas of course tasting their wonderful cuisine, experiencing their 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,