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Patrick Thorne

10 Dec 20

The Totally Private Luxury Ski Holiday

Patrick Thorne

10 Dec 20

This winter the concept of a completely private ski holiday has an added dimension as rich skiers look for ways to minimise the danger of their exposure to the Covid-19 virus.

Although we’ve been unable to find much corroborating evidence, there have been media reports of wealthy people booking out chalets for the entire season with the aim of relocating to the mountains for the winter, into a property that no one had stayed in for weeks or months previously. So long as they have high-speed internet connections, it doesn’t matter too much where they are.

“Bookings for the next winter season are already looking healthy – New Year is nearly fully booked – and we see an emerging trend in demand for space and privacy,” said a spokesperson for Severin*s, a 5★ superior hotel with adjacent separate private residence available to rent in Lech, Austria.

The hotel’s statement appears to be in line with reports from other high-end ski holiday providers who are reported to be seeing a growth in the number of people booking properties for the entire season in order to effectively relocate to the mountains rather than making multiple trips through the season.

Severin*s is promoting a “totally private package” that includes a private jet from the UK to Innsbruck, private Mercedes transfers to Lech and self-contained luxury accommodation in their residence.

Severin*s describes itself as an “…ultra-luxurious private residence which sleeps eight in four separate bedrooms, and houses its own large kitchen, dining room, living room with huge open fire place.

“There’s a grand piano, and wrap-around balconies and a spacious, alfresco hot tub that fits up to six people. It has its own entrance and lift and over 400 square metres of stunning living space over two storeys. The Residence offers skiers a glorious level of pampered privacy and space.”

Each bedroom has comfortable box-spring beds by Wittmann, high-quality linens and state-of-theart technology and sound systems. Residents can make use of room service, chef and concierge service from the hotel next door.

The private package, purchased through the Oxford Skiing Company, costs from €59,000 (£54,000) for seven nights (for up to eight people), which includes private return flights from London or Biggin Hill private terminals on a Citation Sovereign jet for eight passengers with club four seats and a large cabin.

Flights connect with transfers from Innsbruck taking approx. 90 minutes in a comfortable 15-seater Mercedes Sprinter equipped with leather seats, flat-screen TV and refrigerator with champagne and snacks provided on both the plane and the transfers, and then exclusive use of The Severin*s Residence for up to eight people for seven nights.