I am a huge ski fan, having worked in the Alps and been on numerous trips with friends and family over the years. I’ve also worked extensively in the travel industry, so am in an ideal position to be running The White Chalet Collection!
Here is a list of all my favourite ski stuff, from top resorts to most memorable ski experiences. This list changes all the time – below are just my very latest favourites.
Toss up between Courchevel and Zermatt
Favourite mountain restaurant:
A tough choice — either Chez Vrony in Zermatt or La Fruitière, Val d’Isère
Favourite après ski bar:
Grizzly’s Bar, Tignes, for stylish cocktails and top people watching; the Nederhutte in Obergurgl for a noisy, pear schnapps-soaked, good old ski-boots-on-tables Austrian knees-up
Favourite mountain hut:
The Orestes Hut, in Gressoney, Italy – delicious home-made pasta, slinky tunes, and designer interiors
Ski wish list:
Japan – sushi and snow; what’s not to like?
Best ever ski experience:
Too many to mention but including – powder in Les Arcs, skiing with my family who are officially now all better than me! great trips with friends, skiing in magical Norway….
Worst ever ski experience:
Worst: Being yanked down the arête at the top of the Vallée Blanche in Chamonix by the fearless guide I was roped to. Second Worst: Getting lost in a whiteout in Val d’Isere