THE CREATORS OF THE YACHT WEEK BRING THE PARTY TO THE SLOPES
The European summer is over for another year.
The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping, and yacht trips around the Mediterranean seem like a distant memory.
But if you think the party is over – think again.
The creators of The Yacht Week have launched their winter counterpart – The Ski Week.
If you’re looking to book a holiday this winter, stop whatever you’re doing right now, put your headphones in and watch this clip immediately:
If that video doesn’t get your blood flowing, we don’t know what will.
The Ski Week launched in 2014 with its first ever event in Obertauern, Austria. The event was exclusive to previous The Yacht Week guests, and all 400 spots sold out in less than an hour.
It was a huge success. It’s back this year, bigger than ever and looks absolutely EPIC.
So how does The Ski Week work?
The Ski Week is a week / long weekend trip that brings an international crowd of 23-35 year-olds together to carve up hand picked mountain resorts in Europe, USA and for the first time this year – Japan. It’s a very similar setup to The Yacht Week – but obviously takes place at a ski resort as opposed to on-board a yacht. The organisers create a programme crammed with outdoor activities, apres-ski, dinners and parties at the best venues the resorts have to offer.
They say The Yacht Week is the best week of your life. We’re pretty sure this will give it a run for its money.
The Ski Week Destinations
The Ski Week in 2016 will be held in four different locations. These are:
Let’s take a closer look at the resorts:
Obertauern is the highest resort in Austria and is known for both its excellent skiing and vibrant apres-ski parties. The capacity for this destination is 400 TSW guests and with night skiing, Oktoberfest and mountain jacuzzis in the mix, it promises to be an absolute blast.
Chamonix is another big hitter on the European ski scene. Only an hour from Geneva airport and with an apex of 3842 meters, you won’t be disappointed if you choose this resort. Capacity is 200 people and the hotel is a short three minute walk to the lift to Aiguille du Midi. We have skied Chamonix before and it’s a huge, impressive resort. Your ski pass even includes access to neighbouring mountains Verbier and Courmayeur.
Aspen needs no introduction. It’s the boss of ski resorts in North America. The Ski Week have taken over a whole property complete with jacuzzis and heated pools and with a capacity of 550 people, this promises to be a huge week of skiing and partying. For those readers based in the USA, this definitely looks like a strong option if you’re looking to ski on home turf this ski season.
Hakuba, Japan is new to The Ski Week this year. With a small invite only group of 50 skiers – it’s already sold out at the time of writing.
There are two full weeks available for Obertauern, and full week or weekend options available for Chamonix and Aspen.
Pricing varies according to the resort you select and whether you choose the week or long weekend option.
For example, a week in Chamonix will cost between Eur 1000-1500. That gets you a hotel with the other ski weekers, a ski pass and wristband. The wristband will get you access to all the exclusive TSW events.
You’ll have to pay extra for food, drinks, ski / board hire, flights and a transfer to the resort.
Get it on your bucket list
In summary, The Ski Week promises to be a huge week of skiing / boarding and partying with other like-minded individuals from around the world.
The Ski Week basically takes care of pretty much all the hassle of organising a ski trip. Furthermore, in similar fashion to The Yacht Week, they keep the boy / girl ratio at 50/50 to ensure the trip does not result in one big bachelor party.
Stay tuned for a full review later this winter. In the mean time we’d recommend signing up ASAP as the limited spots available are likely to sell out before you know it. See theskiweek.com for more details.