What to expect from a luxury ski holidayEverybody has their own idea of the perfect luxury ski vacation. From staying in a cosy, snow-topped chalet, surrounded by majestic peaks and alpine trees, to luxury, modern condos equipped with all the latest amenities and boasting impressive mountainous vistas, wherever you choose to stay, you can be sure to take advantage of stunning accommodation, superior service, ski-to-door facilities and a wide range of activities both on the slopes and in the evenings. Here are just a few things you might expect when choosing a luxury ski vacation. Service Luxury ski vacations are all about ensuring that you have the dream ski holiday. From the moment you arrive at your destination you’ll be welcomed by warm and friendly staff dedicated to making sure that all your requirements and specific needs are met. You’ll be provided with a smorgasbord of delectable delights, take advantage of your resort’s excellent facilities and wallow in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Should you have any queries, then resort managers and reps will know the area intimately and will be happy to provide any assistance should you request it. In addition, if you are travelling with small children, then the majority of luxury ski resorts offer fully qualified nannies and babysitting services for when you head out to the slopes. Catering If you want a little bit more from your average chalet holiday, there are numerous packages offered by luxury ski resorts that include meals and drinks over and above the standard resort fanfare, such as champagne breakfast buffets, international cuisine and four-course evening meals. In addition, most resorts also boast a dizzying collection of fine wines, alcoholic drinks and beverages for relaxed evenings by the fire. Accommodation Luxury ski holidays are perfect for those who want to enjoy lavish accommodation in truly spectacular surroundings. From resorts’ standard but spacious apartments, to individually designed chalets boasting the very best of modern living, guests can expect superior accommodation like they have never experienced before. The majority of luxury apartments and chalets are fitted with modern kitchens, relaxing living quarters and comfortable and lavish bedrooms and bathrooms. And because everything is literally on your doorstep, you can head off to the slopes whenever you’re ready to go skiing. Equipment Unlike some ski holidays, when you choose a luxury ski holiday you can expect to have all your skiing equipment brought to you in your chalet. Additionally, should you need to hire any equipment, the resort will be able to provide you with a range of the latest equipment, including boots, helmets, skis, snowboards and more. As well as offering a range of shops and boutiques for buying the latest accessories, from designer sunglasses and cosy hats and scarves to specialist thermal clothes, goggles, gloves and socks. Equipment is a huge factor and is fundamental to your comfort and enjoyment and, therefore, the majority of luxury resorts will always be checking to ensure that you have the best. What to Do? Obviously you are here to ski on the best slopes. Each guest should therefore try to assign their own ambition. This could be as simple as trying to improve their skiing ability or trying their hand at off-piste skiing or snowboarding. For less experienced skiers, you might just want to be comfortable skiing away from your friends or family. However, even the most enthusiastic of skiers will need some time away from the slopes and what better way to unwind than enjoying a range of spa treatments, which can be found in many luxury ski resorts. Depending on your specific destination – and how close you are to the nearest town – why not go for a walk in your local area, do some shopping and sample some of the region’s local culinary delights. One of the main appeals of skiing holidays is the views and so you’ll be able to watch the world go by as you enjoy some downtime from the slopes. And, if this all sounds a little too strenuous, why not just relax with a good book by a warm fire, hot drink in hand, and thinking about the new adventures to be experienced the following days. This article is brought to you by VIP SKI, the specialists in luxury ski holidays in the Alps.