Is This The World’s Most Luxurious Ski Trip?

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Chalet Elbrus at 7 Heavens, Zermatt, Switzerland

Combining the exclusive ski resorts of Verbier and Zermatt in one utterly chic itinerary, Haute Montagne has surpassed even the most seasoned of luxury-accustomed skiers expectations with the latest tailor-made experience. The new itinerary will see guests stay in two Haute Montagne chalets in both resorts over an eight-day stay, and offers privately guided skiing in Switzerland and Italy, exclusive dinners, butler service and helicopter transfers to and from the airport and between chalets. The trip will begin with a helicoptor transfer from Sion airport to Zermatt heliport where guests will be whisked off to enjoy their first evening at Chalet Elbrus. On arrival to the chalet a ski hire supplier will be on hand with the latest ski equipment and a selection of brand new ski fashion to purchase from guest’s chosen brands. The trip starts by cruising Zermatt’s pistes with a lunch stop at Chez Vrony. The day will come to an end with a private dinner cooked by Michelin star chef Ivo Adam of After Seven fame, hosted in the comfort of Chalet Elbrus. A few days in, guests will cruise into Italy to enjoy king crab ravioli at Chalet Etoile before hopping on the heli to the chic pistes of Verbier, where a chauffeur will transport the group to the stylishly appointed Chalet 1936 (pictured above). Days will be spent skiing 4 Vallees and Verbier, stopping for chocolat chaud at Cabane Mont Fort, followed by a private “accoustic apres ski” experience and husky-drawn sled ride. A dream trip for powder hungry skiers. Hautemontagne.com

The spa at Chalet 1936, Verbier, Switzerland

HAUTE MONTAGNE’S 5-STAR SKI ITINERARY:

Sunday – Arrival day 3pm – A Heli transfer will be waiting at Sion Airport ready to take guest to Zermatt heliport, where a member of the Chalet Elbrus team will welcome and accompany guests on the short e-taxi ride to the chalet.

4pm – Welcome by chalet manager and introduction to the guests’ team of dedicated, hosts, housekeepers and chefs, followed by afternoon tea

6pm – Haute Montagne’s ski hire supplier will arrive with pre-ordered ski equipment for an in-chalet fitting. For any forgotten items, the shop can bring a selection of skiing clothing to the chalet – all guests need to do is highlight their favourite brands

8pm – Haute Montagne’s chef will take you on a gastronomic journey through the winter wonderland of Zermatt, starting in the low alpine forest and weaving the way up to the summit of the Matterhorn.

Monday

9am – Guests’ Twin Peaks private ski instructor, who will ski with them all week, will meet guests at the chalet with their Zermatt lift passes, ready for a morning cruising around the endless pistes in Zermatt.

1pm – It wouldn’t be a trip to Zermatt without lunch at Chez Vrony. This iconic mountain restaurant is famed for incredible food and sun-drenched terrace, it is perfect spot to soak up the mountain sun wrapped in a cosy fur while sipping on Rose.

8pm – Zermatt is world famous for its incredible restaurants, this tiny mountain village sets the scene for a cast of culinary genius’s. None are more renowned than the two Michelin star chef Ivo Adam, a trip to his restaurant After Seven is at the top of many Zermatt visitors list. To experience a truly unique behind the scenes view of how Ivo creates his dishes he will come to the chalet and prepare a tasting menu exclusively for guests.

A bedroom inside Chalet Elbrus in Zermatt

Tuesday

9am – An experienced Zermatt mountain guides will meet guests at the Klein Matterhorn lift. Taking the Matterhorn mountain paradise railway to 3,800 metres the group will then start its ascent to the summit of the Breithorn at 4164 metres.

1pm – The ascent and descent of the Breithorn only take 3 to 4 hours, giving plenty of time to enjoy a long lazy lunch on the mountain.

5pm – Return to the chalet for a relaxing recovery massage.

Wednesday

10am – Ski into Italy and enjoy King Crab Ravioli at Chalet Etoile

3pm – Helicopter transfer from Testa Grigia for transfer flight to Verbier. Meanwhile, Haute Montagne’s team will pack all luggage “butler style”, wrapping everything in acid free gold tissue paper, and transport it from Zermatt to Verbier.

3.30pm – Land at Croix du Coeur where guests’ Twin Peaks ski instructor will guide them to the centre of Verbier, where Haute Montagne’s chauffeur will be waiting to whisk them to Chalet 1936.

4pm – Greeting by Haute Montagne’s team of high trained and experienced chalet staff who will show guests to their rooms where their bags will be neatly unpacked for them.

4.30pm – Afternoon tea

Thursday

9am – The morning is spent exploring the piste of Verbier and the 4 Vallees, stopping off at the iconic Cabane Mont Fort for hot chocolate and one of their famous homemade blueberry tarts.

2pm – Private “Acoustic Apres Ski” Experience. Guests will enjoy a private mountain picnic with tables and seating carved from the snow. Furs and blankets will keep guests cosy while you enjoy oysters from the seafood bar and sip on Haute Montagne’s signature spiced pear and gin cocktail ‘La Source’ from the ice bar while you listen to a private après ski acoustic set, performed by Verbier young up and coming talented musicians, with a set list you have pre-requested, as the sun dips below the incredible mountain back drop.

5pm – As the sun drops behind the horizon your husky drawn sled will arrive to bring you back to Ruinette.

7pm – Cocktails and canapes

8pm – After a long day on the slopes hunker down in front of Chalet 1936’s roaring fire for classic Haute Montagne fireside supper.

A bedroom at Chalet 1936 in Verbier

Friday

10am – This morning sees guests taken on an incredible off-piste itinerary of Vallon d’Arbi, reached by the narrow James Bond style path carved from the snow and ice, before opening out into a powder filled bowl.

1pm – Ski the off-piste run to Haute Montagne’s favourite hidden mountain restaurant, Marlénaz, tucked away in the trees, where guests can rub shoulders with in-the-know locals.

7pm – The views from Chalet 1936 are to die for and the next activity will enable guests to capture them forever. To capture the beauty and majesty of the mountain Verbier hottest young artist will come to the chalet, using the dining table as her easel she will create a one of kind/unique pen and ink drawing of the surrounding landscape. The table is then set by the staff and a meal to complement the colourways of the artwork is served. The one-off artwork can be shipped, complete with red wine ring marks, to the guests’ home.

Saturday : Last day detox

Detox from your week of excess and set yourself up to return home feeling refreshed.

7am – Today the Twin Peaks instructor will take guests ski touring on a sunrise ski tour. Weaving through the tree lined path the group will work their way up the mountain to catch those first rays of sunlight. A stop at Marmotte for a morning coffee will refresh the skiiers and those feeling strong enough to continue to the summit at Croix de Coeur will be rewarded with the untracked fresh corduroy piste all to themselves

3pm – Return to the chalet early from skiing for a private yoga class to stretch out aching muscles from the sunrise ski tour

4pm – A consultation with a Holistic Health and Nutrition coach

5pm – Enjoy a choice of massages, facials, manicures and body treatments in the comfort of Chalet 1936’s spa.

7pm – Upon return to their room guests will find freshly pressed juices and raw food delights, as well as their outfit for the evening freshly pressed and laid out ready to wear.

8pm – A fine dining raw food tasting menu using locally sourced produce.

Sunday – Departure day

9am – As guests enjoy their breakfast Haute Montage’s team of hosts will pack their luggage, and check that they have all the travel documents and details they need.

10am – A luxury Tesla transfer will be ready to drive guests to their waiting jet.

The Haute Montagne chef will prepare a healthy raw food picnic lunch and snacks to enjoy on the journey home.

All itineraries can be personalised. Prices upon application. To book visit www.hautemontagne.com or call +41 445 864 994

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