Stay cool this winter with a green ski trip where you get to languish in luxury and ride awesome slopes – all with a clear conscience!
Head for the white stuff with Green Rides who operate Chalet Montperron, the first green chalet set in the Alps. The chalet has all the trappings of luxury with five large bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and all but one with a balcony. Facilities include a boot warmer, ski rack and work shop for all your equipment, as well as a sauna and spa area, large log fire, full savoir bar and an outside mountain champagne terrace, with stunning views.
Green Rides are big on adventure and offer an excellent ski safari trip, taking in three of the best mountains in the French Alps. On a seven night stay you will start in La Rosiere spending the first two days skiing between France and Italy in the stunning scenery of the St Bernard pass. Next is Les Arc, for two days, where you will take in the massive para de ski area with fabulous sheltered high altitude action. The final two days are spent at St Foye Tarantaise, where some of the best off piste in the world can be found. And after energetic days on the slopes you can come back to gourmet meals (cooked with local produce) and full on après ski fun!
As well as being big on adventure and totally luxurious Green Rides promote holidays where being environmentally aware is not simply something cool to tag on to what they offer but rather is integral to the way their holiday operate. The company offers guests a ‘green tourism’ experience with first class services, set amidst stunning surroundings. The chalet’s energy intake has been modified to be as efficient as possible., with electricity bought from wind and solar farms while all waste is composted or recycled. The furniture is made with FSC timber and all light bulbs are energy efficient. Meanwhile the company donates to offset and social charities on a monthly basis. To top it off they offer reductions for clients who take the snow train rather than fly, it doesn’t get much better than that – especially when the train journey is so damn gorgeous!