VIP SKI introduces four Development Chalets for 18/19

VIP SKI is launching a new concept for the forthcoming winter 2018/2019: Development Chalets. VIP SKI is always looking for ways to improve delivery and has decided to try out innovations and test aspirations in a small group of chalets that each winter will host prototype ideas for the future.

Andy Sturt, Managing Director of VIP SKI; said, “Food and drink is  fundamental to what we do and probably our greatest challenge. For the past 25 years we have listened to our ski customers and we know that they they crave innovation. I am keen to improve the quality, consistency, variety and healthiness of our food whilst also concentrating on provenance, waste and animal welfare. This has proved a challenge in the Alps and so for this winter we are moving our development chalet kitchen to Kent (!) ”.

Food at VIP SKI will be powered by COOK in the four development chalets. Ed Perry & Dale Penfold’s founding principal when they created COOK in 1997 was to use the same ingredients and techniques that a good cook would use at home. Today the COOK brand is a household name and their remarkable Kent kitchen provides nutritious food cooked by hand and using only natural ingredients. Best of all, by using innovative blast freezing techniques they have found a way of delivering this to kitchen tables all over the country.

VIP SKI is delighted to be working with Ed, Dale and COOK’s Development Chef, Sarah Jane, who have designed a bespoke VIP SKI chalet menu that will be freshly cooked in Kent, blast frozen and presented by VIP SKI’s hosts at the chalet table in the Alps. VIP SKI is the only catered ski company with the full backing and support of Ed, Dale and the COOK team and this joint venture is a perfect meeting of minds and values.

Chalet hosts will continue to prepare breakfast and afternoon tea but will have more time to concentrate on the important stuff, like chatting to guests, and finding the time to introduce a few new twists like crafting delicious homemade chocolates and blending fresh smoothies for breakfast.

To enhance the experience further, VIP SKI will offer additional treats such as carafe wine direct from the vineyard, Netflix on tap, improved minibars renamed TUCK SHOP with specialist beers and cider, old fashioned coke bottles and Green & Black’s chocs (all at a sensible price) and a few other small but significant embellishments

Development Chalet Nevada – Morzine  

In the heart of Morzine, Development Chalet Nevada is a contemporary three-bedroom chalet that offers six guests the ultimate relaxation experience. The fresh contemporary decor is accompanied by an open fire, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and a heated south-facing terrace with cracking views of the resort and piste.

A seven-night stay arriving 16 December 2018 is priced from £939 pp (based on two sharing) and includes chalet-board accommodation, flights from London Gatwickand VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service.

Development Chalet La Ferme – Alpe d’Huez  

Chalet La Ferme sits within VIP SKI’s exclusive development of five chalets, a snowball’s throw from the pistes in Alpe d’Huez. Built around an atmospheric cobbled courtyard at a giddying altitude of 2000m, it offers ski-in ski-out convenience. Stone walls, slate roofs, vaulted ceilings, solid timber floors, snappy chic en-suite bathrooms, hot tub, sauna… all the toys that have become the company’s trademark can be found at Chalet La Ferme which sleeps 10.

A seven-night stay arriving 16 December 2018 is priced from £1059 pp (based on two sharing) and includes chalet-board accommodation, flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers, and VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service.

Development Bellevarde Lodge Muscat

Bellevarde Lodge Muscat is a stone-and-timber chalet found on the edge of the Santons piste. Built using genuine old timbers from a local dismantled farmhouse, it oozes charm and character. The vaulted sitting room has an open fireplace, floor-to-ceiling glass and plump and inviting sofas from which to enjoy the breath-taking view. After a hard day on the slopes, the terrace hot tub is the perfect venue for beer and bubbles.

A seven-night stay in Muscat Bellevarde arriving 9 December 2018 is priced from £719 pp. Price includes seven nights’ chalet-board accommodation (price based on two sharing), return flights from Gatwickand VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service.

Development Chalet Darkoum Lama 

This chalet accommodates six to seven guests in four bedrooms and is entirely independent with a spacious, open-plan living area with balcony, log fire and dual aspect windows, where guests can continue to admire the impressive mountain backdrop from the comfort of the satisfyingly snug sofas.

A seven-night stay arriving 6 January  2019 is priced from £1,349 pp (based on two sharing) and includes chalet board accommodation, return flights from London Gatwick, coach transfers to/from the resort and VIP SKI’s dedicated chalet service.

For more information about VIP SKI  please visit or call 0208 875 1957