Catherine, August 2023

As we approach another ski season, here’s a round-up of some of the most exciting new developments across the Alps for Winter 2023/24.

Spotlight on Tignes

We’ve always been huge fans of this amazing resort thanks to its high altitude location, easy access to the world class Tignes-Val d’Isère ski area and lively atmosphere. Considered by some to be the poor relation of Val d’Isère, recent developments mean that this friendly destination is giving its glitzier neighbour a run for its money in the luxury stakes.

Hotel VoulezVous restaurant Il Savoia / What's New This Winter

Hotel VoulzVous - Restaurant Il Savoia

We now feature three 5-star hotels in Tignes, all of which offer top quality accommodation and excellent facilities. Built in 2021, Hotel VoulezVous offers contemporary, understated elegance with a sense of fun in the heart of Tignes Le Lac. Also in Tignes Le Lac and with amazing ski-in/ski-out access, Hotel Diamond Rock offers a truly 5-star experience with luxury touches and great facilities including a bowling alley. Over in Tignes Val Claret, Hotel Les Suites Maison Bouvier completes the trio with a refined atmosphere and Michelin-starred restaurant.

What's New This Winter

Hotel Diamond Rock, Tignes

For unrivalled access to the slopes, the recently renovated 4-star Hotel Le Levanna is literally on the snowfront in Tignes Le Lac and offers excellent, flexible accommodation, perfect for individuals, couples and families.

Hotel Le Levanna Tignes Le lac

Tignes Le Lac from Hotel Le Levanna

With a great choice of high-end accommodation coupled with some excellent bars and restaurants, maybe it’s time to give Tignes a second look?

Brand new properties for the 23/24 season

The trend for upscale, modern and spacious self-catering apartments with on-site pools and wellness facilities continues in the Alps. We already feature a number of fantastic MGM properties in Chamonix, Samoëns and La Rosière and we’re delighted to be featuring some of their brand new properties this winter. Residence Manaka in La Plagne will offer ski-in/ski-out accommodation in La Plagne centre while the Hotel and Residence Alhena will occupy a superb location in the heart of Flaine Forum. Both will offer a swimming pool, wellness facilities and an on-site bar and restaurant for your convenience.

New resorts in our programme

As the biggest ski area in the world, it’s no wonder that the Three Valleys is a popular choice with British skiers. We already feature Val Thorens, Méribel and Courchevel in our programme and now we’re pleased to announce that we can provide excellent holiday options in Les Menuires and St Martin de Belleville as well, both of which offer easy access to the Three Valleys ski area.

What's New This Winter / Hotel Higalik

Hotel Higalik

Set just below Val Thorens, Les Menuires is a purpose-built resort offering excellent ski-in/ski-out access to this vast ski area as well as some excellent new accommodation options. Hotel Higalik provides modern, flexible accommodation with great on-site facilities, Chalet Hotel Kaya offers a cosy home away from home with superb amenities and the Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa offers great accommodation in an amazing elevated location with stunning views.

What's New This Winter

M Lodge & Spa, St Martin de Belleville

St Martin de Belleville is a charming Alpine village with traditional chalet style architecture and a lovely little selection of shops and restaurants. This is the perfect choice for anyone looking for village charm combined with access to a huge ski area. The M Lodge & Spa is a beautiful new 5-star property offering luxury accommodation close to the main lift and village centre. With all the extra touches you’d expect from a 5-star property, why not make the M Lodge & Spa the location for your next luxury holiday?

New properties in our programme

Hotel Le Val d'Isère andyparantcom

Hotel Le Val d'Isère,

We’re always on the lookout for the best accommodation across the Alps and we’re pleased to be featuring some additional properties in our programme for the 23/24 season. Recently renovated, the Hotel Le Val d’Isère offers amazing hotel accommodation right in the heart of Val d’Isère. Facilities include an impressive swimming pool under the eaves on the top floor as well as a charming bar and breakfast room. Offering both hotel rooms and apartments, this is a great choice for anyone looking for a new accommodation option in this ever popular resort.

Restaurant at Experimental Chalet, What's New This Winter

Restaurant at Experimental Chalet, Verbier

The Experimental Chalet in Verbier is a fantastic addition to our programme with a central location and contemporary rooms and suites. The facilities at this property include a wellness area, restaurant and bar as well as an on-site nightclub, the ‘Farm Club’. A veritable Verbier institution, previous visitors include David Bowie, Roger Federer and Ed Sheeran, so you’re ideally placed to make the most of Verbier’s legendary nightlife.

Hotel Alpina Klosters

Hotel Alpina Klosters

The charming Hotel Alpina in Klosters has long been a favourite here at Ski Independence thanks to its excellent central location in this picturesque resort. The hotel is set to be completely refurbished in a contemporary Alpine style in time for the 23/24 season. If you want to be among the first guests to see the hotel after its transformation, why not get in touch to book your stay for the coming winter?

Matterhorn Alpine Crossing

Travel from Zermatt to Italy as a non-skier

We’ve always been huge fans of the linked Zermatt – Cervinia ski area: extensive and challenging skiing, excellent hospitality, plenty of charm, and unrivalled views of the Matterhorn. It’s been possible to ski from Switzerland to Italy for a while now but thanks to the construction of a new cable car linking the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise in Switzerland to the Testa Grigia in Italy, this is now an option for non-skiers too. Opened in July 2023, this will be the first winter that the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is in operation. So if you’re travelling with a non-skier this winter, why not meet up for an Italian lunch?

Contact us on 0131 243 8097 and our Ski Specialists will provide a tailor-made itinerary just for you.