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The Cool Ski Destination That's Also Hot for Summer

Looking for the latest trends and insider tips for your next ski holiday? We have just what you are looking for. From Andermatt to the Zillertal, by train or private transfer, in summer or winter, we can show you the places to be in 2015.

San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, Luxury Ski Chalet, A&K Villas

The Sound of Summer

Has there ever been a more perfect time to escape to the mountains than this summer? With our recently launched summer in the Alps programme we are too excited to be unveiling one of travels best kept secrets - Alpine Adventure. In place of snow covered pistes emerge vibrant, multi-coloured meadows. The shriek of après ski is silenced with the soothing sounds of streaming rivers. And winter's dark days are eclipsed with summer's sun-drenched skies. So, what are you waiting for? With prices a fraction of what they are in the winter months, the Alps this summer are unquestionably the hottest destination to visit this year.

Travelling by train in Switzerland

Cast aside your recent experiences of those sweaty commutes on London's underground. Push to the back of your mind the constant strikes and delays that cloud your judgement of train travel. For it doesn't need to be like this. Train journeys need not conjure up these emotions of dread. Our recommended cure? The Glacier Express in Switzerland. In fact, any train journey in Switzerland. This summer we bring you our top suggested itineraries for making the most of Switzerland and her infamously efficient public transport network. Stunning scenery, record breaking heights and sublime dining all await your discovery this summer.

Top Tips Ski, Luxury Ski Chalets with A&K Villas (Image courtesy of Switzerland Tourism)
(Image courtesy of Switzerland Tourism)
Luxury Ski The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt, Switzerland, A&K Villas

Off-Piste in Andermatt

If you were to ask your grandfather where they skied, we would be fairly confident in guessing he would say Andermatt. Formerly the favoured resort of families of the stationed British &Swiss soldiers during the Great War, Andermatt is a hidden gem in the heart of Switzerland. Today the resort is experiencing that heyday once again. Firstly with the opening of The Chedi, Andermatt last season. Secondly with a staggering amount of private investment being pumped into the infrastructure and lift system, this idyllic, traditional, cobbled lined resort village is the place to go this season. We can't shout loudly enough about the pristine off-piste opportunities atop Gemsstock Mountain a 'mere' 2,961m high. Put simply: it has to be seen to be believed.

Zipping over to the Zillertal

We all know and love Austria. The skiing is legendary and the après even more so. But demand has far outstripped supply in the past. That is, until now. In the well-loved Zillertal region, made famous by the annual raucous DJ driven end of season 'Snowbombing' concert held in the lively resort of Mayrhofen, a comparatively under the radar resort, Zell am Ziller is getting ready to make some noise of their own with the introduction of the first collection of luxury ski chalets. High up the mountain, affording the best views I've ever seen, over this stunning valley, perches Hoch Leger.

Ziller Lodges, Zell am Ziller, Luxury Ski Chalets Austria, A&K Villas

 Products of the love and determination of a well-respected local hotelier family, these four chalets are converted cattle cabins which take their name, 'Hoch Leger' from the literal (and appropriate) translation of high pastures. Each individually designed, they promise to provide timeless memories in quite simply tantalising surroundings. And all within an hours' transfer from Innsbruk Airport. Truly the perfect recipe for ensuring the least stressful ski holiday known to man!

Featured Villas

Featured Villas

Chalet Pierre Avoi

Bedrooms: 8 | Sleeps: 14

La Maison Renoir

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Painswick Court

Bedrooms: 12 | Sleeps: 22

Villa Valomia

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

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