Royals On Ski
Where The Royal Family Hits The Slopes. The Most Iconic Images, From Klosters To Lech.
Klosters is a firm favourite of the Royals, an old money and understated destination in Switzerland. Prince Charles and Diana took their sons on regularly Ski trips to the Swiss town. The local cable car is named after The Prince of Wales.
Where To Stay:
Chalet Bear has been recently refurbished to a luxuriously modern standard, and sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms. It offers cosy sitting rooms, bedrooms with wonderful linen, and 3 fire-places (one of which can be found in the master bedroom). It also features beautiful balconies and a terrace overlooking the stunning vista of the resort, the lifts are 5 min away.
One of the best in Switzerland, connected to famous Davos. Around 300 km of guaranteed snow pistes and 57 transport facilities.
How To Get To Klosters:
Fly into Zurich, 2h drive. You can also take the train from Zurich to Klosters, approx. 2h40.
Lech am Arlberg, Austria
Princess Diana chose the Austrian resort Lech for Prince William and Harry’s first ever ski holiday back in 1991. Lech is also popular with the Dutch royal family, who have reportedly skied here annually since the 1940s.
Where To Stay:
An all-time classic and favourite, recently renovated, offering Ski- in & Ski-out, tasteful interiors, a superb SPA and excellent cuisine.
Perhaps the best in Austria. Snow is virtually guaranteed at the Arlberg. The resort has an average of seven metres of snowfall every winter and snow canons on 68 percent of slopes. Enjoy all the benefits of the 79 state-of-the-art lifts and cable cars that run between 1,300 and 2,800 metres (many of them equipped with under-seat heating), 280 km of slopes to suit all ability levels, 180 km of powder runs, over 1,000 highly trained winter sports instructors at numerous ski schools.
How To Get To Lech:
Innsbruck (1h drive), Zurich is around 2hs away.
Photo cred. Getty images
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