Luxury European ski holidays by private jet
As Europe’s winter ski season approaches, we’re being asked to help travellers plan their luxury ski and snowboarding holidays for the 2020-21 season. Many of Europe’s ski resorts are best accessed by private jet. With mountain landing strips right in the heart of resorts it means that skiers can avoid busy commercial flights and resort transfers and get straight out on the slopes.
At Air Charter Service, we can arrange private flights to the top ski holiday destinations in Europe. If you want to stay in your ‘ski bubble’, you can take a private jet to your resort, followed by a private transfer to your chalet. Here’s our pick of the top European winter ski destinations that are best reached by private jet:
ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
With world-class resorts, five-star restaurants and perfect powder, St Moritz is one of our favourite luxurious mountain getaways. Due to its remote location, commercial airlines cannot use the short runway at Samedan St Moritz Airport, so a private jet is the quickest and most convenient way to get directly to the best snow in Switzerland.
We can arrange flights from London to St Moritz from £9,000 on a light jet seating 6-7 people, or from £13,000 on a mid-size jet seating 8 people.
Located in the famous 3 Valleys ski area (the world’s largest ski area), Courchevel is great if you’re looking for world-class skiing and lots of pistes to explore. Courchevel Altiport is nestled within the mountains at 2,008m altitude and is one of the most dramatic landing strips in the world – it even featured as a backdrop for James Bond movies. With a private jet charter, skiers can touch down in the mountains and get straight out on the slopes.
We can arrange flights from London to Courchevel Altiport from £10,000 on a turbo-prop aircraft seating 8 people (the flight is subject to weather and requires a fuel stop). Alternatively, passengers can fly to Chambéry from £9,000 for a light jet seating 6-7 people or a mid-size jet seating 8 people from £11,000, followed by a helicopter transfer to Courchevel from £2,500.
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY
Cortina is a top destination for a ski weekend. Located in the Dolomiti Superski area, this beautiful resort has long been a favourite with the jet set and Italian aristocracy, and literary lovers can head to Ernest Hemingway’s regular haunt, De La Poste, for civilised après ski cocktails. Skiers can take a private jet to Venice Marco Polo Airport, followed by a 25-minute helicopter trip to the resort.
We can arrange flights from London to Venice Marco Polo from £10,000 on a light jet seating 6-7 people, or mid-size jet seating 8 people from £13,000, before taking a helicopter transfer to Cortina from £5,000.
Flims Laax Falera has pistes of all levels, so it’s an ideal choice for families, friends and couples of different skiing abilities. With 235km of pistes stretching across more than 100km2 of snowy slopes, this area is one of Switzerland's largest connected winter-sports regions. It’s also the best resort in Europe for freeride snowsports – adventurous skiers wanting to push themselves can learn tips and tricks from the experts at Freestyle Academy LAAX, while intermediate skiers have plenty of blue and red pistes to choose from. Travellers can take a private jet to Zurich, followed by a private helicopter flight to the resort.
We can arrange flights from London to Zurich from £8,000 on a light jet seating 6-7 people, or from £10,000 for a mid-size jet seating 8 people, before taking a helicopter transfer to Laax from £5,000.