Mont-Blanc, quaint villages & the largest ski area in the world

This 19 day luxury ski safari combines the beautiful charming villages of Megève & Val d’Isère with the stunning mountain peaks of Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Europe’s highest ski resort: Val Thorens (2,300m), part of the largest linked ski area in the world: The 3 Valleys.

All our authentic luxury 5 star traditional hotels on this journey have the best location within the centre of the village or directly on the slopes.

All the logistics have been carefully planned & taken care of for you so that you can just relax and look forward to your magical winter holiday to the alps!

Highlights

  • Ski with the iconic Mon-Blanc as a backdrop and stay in the vibrant ski town of Chamonix
  • Explore the car-free medieval farming town of Megève with its cobblestone streets
  • Marvel at the beautiful old and traditional village of Val d’Isère after an epic day on the slopes
  • Ski the largest linked ski area in the world (the 3 Valleys) while staying at Europe’s highest ski resort

5 Star Luxury Lodging

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Day 1 - Helicopter private transfer from Geneva airport to Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Take the scenic (25 min) private helicopter flight from Geneva airport to Chamonix and marvel at the stunning Mont-Blanc, Europe’s highest summit at 4,810m, and other stunning majestic peaks.

Mont-Blanc Helicopters
Mont-Blanc Helicopters

Fly-in Fly-out Helicopter transfer

Take off in style, comfort and convenience in your own private helicopter transfer from Geneva airport to Chamonix while enjoying stunning scenic views of the Alps before being greeted by your Chamonix hotel driver who will be waiting for you.

4 Nights at the 5 star hotel Le Hameau Albert 1er.

Live an unforgettable experience!

5-star, Relais & Chateaux, the Hameau Albert 1er provides a luxurious haven of tranquillity in the very heart of Chamonix, where the Carrier-Maillet family has been dedicated to providing charm, prestige,
gastronomy and warm welcome to the mountain since 1903.

Luxury hotel rooms, chalets & suites, swimming pool & spa, traditional & gastronomic** restaurants.

Room type: Deluxe Double room A la Ferme – with chimney

Includes:

  • Breakfast daily (4)
  • 3 Dinners at La Maison Carrier + 1 Dinner at Albert 1er restaurant (1 Michelin star)
  • Your 8 Day Mont-Blanc Unlimited lift pass will be ready for you to collect upon check-in
Day 2 to 3 - Skiing the Chamonix valley

Today and tomorrow is at leisure. Fill up on the delicious breakfast offered at your hotel before spending the next 2 days skiing and discovering the incredible ski areas in the Chamonix valley.

A must to is to go up to the Brévent summit (gondola acess from Plan Praz) and enjoy the most scenic panoramic views of Mont-Blanc and the Chamonix Valley while having lunch and take it all in.

Your Mont-Blanc Unlimited lift pass gives you unlimited access to:

  • Brevent-Flégère area
  • Grands Montets area
  • Balme Tour Vallorcine area
  • Aiguille du Midi
  • Montenvers Mer de Glace train
  • Tramway du Mont-Blanc
  • Les Houches area

Be sure to contact us early if you would like to add the services of a private local guide for the next 2 days or for part of the duration.

Check out our latest video of Chamonix to learn more about this inredible destination:

Day 4 - Descend on The World longest off-piste ski run - La Vallée Blanche

This morning, you will meet your Private Local Guide from La Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix (200 years of guiding) for an exception experience: skiing down the world famous La Vallée Blanche!

Start your journey by catching the Aiguille du Midi cable car: World’s highest vertical ascent from 1,035m in Chamonix to the top of the Aiguile du Midi at 3,842m.

Make your way down through beautiful powder (weather depending) and finishing off with the iconic red Montenvers Mer de Glace cog wheel train down back to Chamonix.  We highly recommend (must do) have lunch at Refuge du Montenvers, the views are extraordinary!

Lunch is at your own expense (throughout the duration of your luxury ski safari) and we highly recommend booking a table in advance, ask Top Snow Travel if you require assistance with a table reservation for lunch.

Day 5 - Helicopter private transfer from Chamonix to Megève

Take the scenic private helicopter flight from Chamonix Mont-Blanc to Megève and marvel at the stunning Mont-Blanc, Europe’s highest summit at 4,810m, and other stunning majestic peaks.

4 nights at the 5 star hotel Le M de Megève

Your hotel is located in the best part of town in the heart of the old village with cobble stone streets, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars only a few steps away.

Includes:

  • A glass of champagne or a cocktail;
  • Breakfast served in room or buffet with local and home made products;
  • A credit of 170 € per room per day to consume whatever you want in the hotel: in the restaurant, the Bar Lounge, the Cinq Mondes spa or room service
  • A carriage ride

Room type: Deluxe Room

The rest of the day is at leisure, stroll through the cobble stone street of Medieval authentic Megeve, your hotel is located in the heart of it all. Why not use your credit for a tasty dinner or celebrate with drinks at the Bar Lounge.

Discover the beautiful Medieval old town of Megève

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Megève - © Megève Toursime - Simon Garnier
Day 6 - Discover the beautiful ski area of Megève

This morning, you will meet your Private Local Guide for an extraordinary journey through the stunning Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area. Make sure you bring your camera and your ski gear is ready!

The slopes in Megève are perfectly catered for intermediate skiers (blue and red runs mainly) which is ideal even for the more advance skier as it allows you to slowly warm up those leg muscles for the days to come.

Lunch is at your own expense (throughout the duration of your luxury ski safari) but our guide will be able to recommend amazing mountain restaurants for you to try and sample.

Evasion Mont Blanc Trail Map
Day 7 to 8 - Skiing Evasion Mont-Blanc

Today and tomorrow is at leisure. Fill up on the delicious breakfast offered at your hotel before spending the next 2 days skiing and discovering the incredible Megève ski area.

Take some time to eat out at the numerous restaurants located in the old town just steps away from your hotel or up on the mountain and take in the fresh air and mesmerising views of Mont-Blanc and the beautiful village of Megève.

Time for some apès-ski drinks at the local bars or perhaps a nice and relaxing massage at your hotel’s Spa?

Be sure to contact us early if you would like to add the services of a private local guide for the next 3 days or for part of the duration.

Day 9 - Morning skiing / Afternoon Helicopter transfer from Megève to Val d'Isère

Bonjour, last chance for some powder runs in Megève!

A late check-out (2pm) has been booked for you at your hotel so you have the entire morning at leisure to do a bit of shopping in town, or spend the morning and lunch skiing on the mountain.

Helicopter transfer Courchevel
Photo credit: Maria Studio/Shutterstock.com

Fly-in Fly-out Helicopter transfer

Take off in style, comfort and convenience in your own private helicopter transfer from Megève to Val d’Isère while enjoying stunning scenic views of the Alps before being greeted by your Val d’Isère hotel driver who will be waiting for you.

5 Nights at the 5 star Hotel Le Blizzard located in the heart of the village centre.

Le Blizzard has the best location in Val d’Isere right in the centre of Olympique avenue where all the shops, cafes, restaurants are located and only a few steps from the slopes.

This luxury 5 star hotel provides a really traditional savoyard warm and cosy atmosphere within stunning mountain & village view rooms and suites. You will be in the heart of it all.

Room type: Luxe Room Mountain View

Includes:

  • Breakfast daily
  • Your 4 Day Val d’Isère-Tignes lift pass will be ready for you to collect upon check-in

Check out our latest video of Val d’Isere to learn more about this charming village:

Day 10 to 12 - One of the most beautiful ski areas in te world: Val d'Isere-Tignes

The next 3 days are at leisure for you to discover in your own time this world class and stunning ski area.

Go on and explore the charming French village of Val d’Isère, one of Europe’s most popular ski resorts. The historical village is built around stone farmhouses. It has an iconic 11th century church and a bell tower built in the 1600. There are so many amazing spots for beautiful photos!

Val d’Isere is the liveliest ski resort in France with so many amazing restaurants and bars walking distance from where you are located which is why dinners have not been included on your stay in Val d’Isere so that you can try and sample as many of them as possible.

Don’t forget to grab a drink and celebrate your amazing ski holiday up on the mountain at the world famous La Folie Douce with champagne showers, dancing on the table and an unforgettable lively atmosphere (the restaurant La Fruitiere is very nice for lunch too).

We will be more than thrilled to recommend a selection of restaurants for your dinners and assist you with reservations (highly recommended to book in advance).

Be sure to contact us early if you would like to add the services of a private local guide for the next 3 days or for part of the duration.

Day 13 - Ski and visit the most authentic traditional village in the Alps: Bonneval-surArc

This morning, you’re in for a treat!
It is a special day today, you will meet your Private Local Guide for your last day skiing on this journey and we have saved the best for last, discover the wonderful off-piste descent to Bonneval sur Arc.

Starting from the Pisaillas Glacier in Val d’Isère, ski over the other side until you reach the Maurienne valley where sumptuous glaciers, more than 1500 metres of vertical and extraordinary landscapes awaits you. Your final destination is the small traditional resort of Bonneval.

At the end of the day, your return transfer is via helicopter which takes you on a tour of part of the Vanoise National park and Val d’Isère before finally dropping you off. It is an unforgettable day full of diverse and stunning scenery.

Includes:

  • Private Guide for the full day
  • Bonneval-sur-Arc lift pass
  • One way Helicopter transfer from Bonneval back to Val d’Isère

Lunch is at your own expense (throughout the duration of your luxury ski safari) but our guide will be able to recommend somewhere nice to eat in Bonneval.

Evening

After your unforgettable day skiing from to Bonneval and returning by scenic helicopter flight to Val d’Isere, it’s time to wake up your taste buds, finish your holiday in style, comfort and experience a true gastronomic 5 course dinner at the Atelier d’Edmond (2 star Michelin) in the hamlet of Le Fornet in Val d’Isère.

Includes:

  • Menu “Imagination” including 5 courses, selection of wine by the glass (7 glasses) and Desserts.
Day 14 - Morning at leisure / Afternoon private transfer from Val d'Isère to Val Thorens

Bonjour, last chance for some powder runs or souvenir shopping in Val d’Isère!

Check-out is at 12pm at your hotel so you have the entire morning at leisure to do a bit of shopping in town, or spend the morning and lunch skiing on the mountain.

Val D'isere Val Thorens

Private transfer

Be driven in comfort and safety in your own private transfer from your Méribel hotel to your Val d’Isere hotel while enjoying beautiful scenic views of the Alps.

5 Nights at the 5 star ski-in ski-out Hotel Le Pashmina located at the top of the ski resort.

Hotel Pashmina is a real refuge, inspired by passionate and fascinating mountain people, pioneers and adventurers whose realizations are always beyond conventions.

With convenient ski-in ski-out access, 2 high quality restaurants including a 1 Michelin star gastronomic restaurant and a stunning spa facility, Le Pashmina is the best luxurious hotel in Val Thorens.

Room type: Junior Suite

Includes:

  • Breakfast + Dinner daily
  • Your 4 Day 3 Valleys lift pass will be ready for you to collect upon check-in
Day 15 - Explore The World's Largest Ski Area

This morning, you will meet your Private Local Guide for a full day exploring the largest ski area in the world: The 3 Valleys. This ski area is not only gigantic but it offers a stunning varied playground for all abilities.

It would take several weeks to ski every single slopes but with your professional  local guide, you will discover the best bits and get a great overview of the ski area.

Lunch is at your own expense (throughout the duration of your luxury ski safari) but our guide will be able to recommend amazing mountain restaurants for you to try and sample.

The 3 Valleys Trail Map Large 3 1
Day 16 to 18 - Skiing The 3 Valleys

Today and tomorrow is at leisure. Fill up on the delicious breakfast offered at your hotel before spending the next 3 days skiing and discovering the incredible 3 Valleys ski area.

Take some time to eat out on the beautiful slopeside sunny terrace of your hotel Le K2 Altitude or at the numerous restaurants located on the mountain throughout the 3 Valleys.

Time for some apès-ski drinks at the local bars or perhaps a nice and relaxing massage at your hotel’s Spa or enjoy the countless winter activities in Courchevel?

Be sure to contact us early if you would like to add the services of a private local guide for the next 3 days or for part of the duration.

Day 19 - Departure private transfer from Val Thorens to Lyon airport

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to this incredible once in a lifetime ski holiday experience. Your private transfer from Val Thorens to Lyon airport for your onward  flight home takes approx 2hrs 15min.

Aurevoir et à bientot!

Val Thorens Lyon Airport

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Inclusions

  • Helicopter private transfer from Geneva airport to Chamonix
  • 4 Nights in Chamonix at Le Hameau Albert 1er in a Deluxe Double room A la Ferme – with chimney including: Breakfast (4) + 3 Dinners at La Maison Carrier + 1 Dinner at Albert 1er restaurant
  • 8 Day Mont-Blanc Unlimited lift pass
  • Private Guide for La Vallée Blanche
  • Private Helicopter transfer from Chamonix to Megève
  • 4 Nights in Megève at Le M de Megève in Deluxe Room including: Breakfast (4) served in room or buffet with local and home made products;
  • A credit of 170 € per room per day to consume whatever you want in the hotel: in the restaurant, the Bar Lounge, the Cinq Mondes spa or room service
  • A carriage ride
  • Late check-out until 2pm
  • Full Day (7 hrs) Private Guide
  • Private Helicopter transfer from Megève to Val d’Isère
  • 5 Nights in Val d’Isère at Le Blizzard in a Luxe Mountain view room
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 Day Val d’Isere – Tignes lift pass
  • Off Piste Bonneval helicopter return to Val d’isere incl Bonneval lift tickets and Full Day Private Guide
  • Dinner at the 2** Michelin restaurant Atelier d’Edmond – Menu “Imagination” including 5 courses, selection of wine by the glass and Desserts
  • Private transfer from Val d’Isere to Val Thorens
  • 5 Nights in Val Thorens at Le Pashmina in a Junior Suite
  • Breakfast (5) + Dinner (5) daily
  • 4 Day 3 Valleys lift pass
  • Full Day (7 hrs) Private Guide
  • Private transfer from Val Thorens to Lyon airport

From €11,247* pp 

*Based on twin share and 10th January 2021 departure. Excludes ski hire, lunches, insurance and anything not mentioned in the inclusions. Subject to accommodation and aircraft availability.

“We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you”

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Is my level good enough?

The ski safari is for people who can ski at an intermediate level. It’s not a physical endurance challenge!

We rack up miles of skiing, but each day will be tailored to the private group. There are lots of alternative routes to take and we are essentially skiing for pleasure!

We stop for coffee breaks and comfortable lunches and the focus is on the experience. If you are unsure about your level, get in touch and talk to us. We can then assess your level together and tailor the safari to your needs and wish-list.

Is there a lot of hiking?

There is NO hiking. None at all! The ski safari is entirely lift-served. At the end of each day you can normally see your transport waiting for you as you ski the last piste/trail.

How are we transported?

Depending on your selected luxury ski safari itinerary, transport will be by scenic helicopter or private minivan transfers.

Where are my bags?

Your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel for you.

You are welcome to ski with a small backpack with water and other essentials should you wish to, but we will also be breaking regularly for refreshments.

Our focus is on your comfort!

Must I know the route?

The luxury ski safari is locally-guided. On guided ski days you will be accompanied by instructors qualified to the highest international standards in your chosen language – English or French. Our carefully-selected local guides know, love and are passionate about the ski areas you will be visiting. They know the best and safest pistes, the best restaurants, the best views and the best coffee stops. Your job is simply to follow and be inspired!

Why choose a luxury ski safari?

One of the unique and beautiful things about our luxury ski safaris is that we explore vast regions of the stunning French Alps in style, with all the logistics, planning and on-tour support taken care of from A-to-Z. All you have to do, is focus on enjoying the experience and the ride!