Winter Holidays

Inspirational Winter Holiday Ideas

Winter Holiday & travel inspiration from Whitby & Kris

It is never too early to start planning that ski holiday. The majestic Alps provide some of the best skiing in the world, along with a variety of aprèsski amenities like Michelinrated restaurants and luxurious spas. To help you decide where to go, here are a few of the top ski resorts in the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps.

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Fermes de Marie - Megeve France

The winter season brings with it the spirit of Christmas. Celebrate this timehonoured tradition with your family at Les Fermes de Marie.

Enjoy a horsedrawn carriage ride that ends at the Christmas Village, where the children can meet Father Christmas, share their wish list, and take part in his workshops. Afterwards, take a seat on a café terrace, bundle up, and sip a hot mug of mulled wine.

Le chalets des Fermes de Marie - Megeve France

Come and explore magnificent chalets in Megève. Whatever the season, spend quality time with loved ones in your own 400 m² chalet. During the summer, the chalet is complete with an exquisite alpine garden.

It‘s like a haven for families, providing a magical atmosphere all year round. Step back in time and experience the traditional Megevan chalets of the 1930‘s. Whether it‘s summer or winter, you and your friends and family are sure to have an unforgettable vacation in the mountains.

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The Lodge - Verbier Switzerland

Sir Richard Branson’s The Lodge is perched high in the Swiss Alps above the town of Verbier, steps away from lifts awaiting guests with a thirst for some of the world’s best skiing. The nine-bedroom chalet is decorated with a mix of modern and rustic alpine décor, clad in a cream and Swiss-chocolate color motif.

The two master suites on the top floor feature open fireplaces and private balconies from which to survey the spectacular views of the Swiss peaks. The staff at the lodge – almost one per guest – do all they can to make it easy to hit the slopes, prepping breakfast and escorting you up the mountain. The lodge has an indoor pool area, a steam room, gym, and spa. 

Le Melezin, Courcheval France

Le Melezin, the only alpine property in the Aman Resorts portfolio, is a minimalist hotel with an added alpine touch. Located on the Bellecôte ski slope, the fourstorey building is covered in a distinctive black slate roof. It provides an inviting haven in a picturesque winter wonderland of groomed slopes, nursery runs and couloirs, surrounded by snowcapped conifer forests and an azure sky.

Just a short stroll from Courchevel 1850, one of the most exclusive ski resorts in Europe, Le Melezin offers guests the unparalleled opportunity to ski directly from their front door and explore some of the best skiing Europe has to offer.

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Hotel Cheval Blanc - Courcheval France

Many see Courchevel 1850 as the highlight of the Alps, and Hotel Cheval Blanc is a paradiselike experience located at 1,850 metres. This luxurious skiin skiout hotel is unique for its Michelinstarred food, Guerlain Spa, and topnotch service.

The most luxurious train rides in the world

British Pullman, England

Whisking guests away on decadent escapes around the UK, British Pullman, a Belmond Train, England, combines sumptuous Art Deco interiors with fine dining and fabulous fun.

From London Victoria station, scenic excursions take in vibrant cities, historic houses and world-class sporting events.

Gourmet round-trips include champagne afternoon teas and celebrity chef-hosted dinners.