Kick-start your new year in a winter wonderland

by Ian Begley

WHAT better way to kick-start the New Year than to take an unforgettable ski vacation in the winter wonderland of Morzine, France?

Highlife Ski and Snowboard are offering fantastic short ski breaks in the iconic mountain region with scheduled flights and short one-hour transfers from Geneva Airport, Morzine.
Swift transfers will whisk you directly to your very own winter wonderland – a warm and cosy chalet, nestled in the centre of town with excellent facilities amongst the beautiful snowy slopes where you’ll spend a further three nights. With pre-ordered equipment and lift passes, a ski holiday with Highlife means that you can head straight for the slopes.
Each chalet offers your very own host and chalet chef who will be on-hand throughout your stay to serve delicious food and good wine. During your chalet stay you will wake to hearty breakfasts each morning and be sent packing for an exhilarating day on the untouched slopes.
Freshly baked treats will await you on your return as well as an inviting range of post-ski pampering facilities including saunas and hot tubs allowing you to fully relax and unwind.
Savour freshly prepared three-course meals by your chef each evening followed by a cheese board and complimentary bar in your chalet so you can enjoy apres ski evenings chilling out by the log fire at no additional cost.
Take advantage of Highlife Ski Discovery Tours during your stay, the aim of which is to suggest nice looped routes so that guests can enjoy some of the best runs in the area. They also give tips for places to enjoy some nice food or a drink and to meet other Highlife skiers at similar levels.
With prices available at €529 per person for a three-night break and €689 per person for a four-night break, rates also include mini-coach transfers to and from your chalet, great accommodation with facilities including saunas, hot tubs and log fires, delicious food, a complimentary bar and an exceptional level of service.
With three-day ski packs including a lift pass, skis and ski boots for just €153, an all-inclusive package can cost as little as €800 per person for a three-day break. Highlife will also organise your flights from any point of departure to ensure that you enjoy flexibility as well as the lowest possible airfares.
For full details on Highlife’s range of ski chalet holidays in France visit www.highlife.ie.
Powder Byrne Properties is also offering people the chance to own a slice of Alpine heaven with its new and exciting property project.
Chesa Araus will occupy a prime position in the heart of the Swiss alpine village, offering families a unique opportunity to invest in this attractive and exclusive year-round resort.
Situated at 1,800m at the end of the Schanfigg Valley, this stunning resort sits high amongst the impressive Graubunden mountains in one of Switzerland’s most prestigious locations.
A popular ski destination for over 100 years, Arosa continues to be frequented by celebrities and European royals attracted by the traditional Swiss charm along with breathtaking views and fabulous skiing.
As well as excellent skiing, it is truly a year-round destination as the area benefits from prolonged sunshine in the summer months, making it one of the most diverse holiday locations in the Alps and giving holiday makers the chance to invest in an ideal resort suited for both summer and winter breaks. In the summer, visitors can hike in the countryside; participate in sports including golf and tennis, or dive into sparkling blue lakes.
The nine freehold two- and three-bedroom apartments are built to the highest specification standards and offer owners complimentary membership of the Swiss Owners Collection – allowing access to exclusive Powder Byrne resort services.
For further information visit www.pbproperties.ch.

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