But what about the rest of us?
What about those of us used to traveling with somewhat of a smaller entourage? The family with one child. The newlyweds wanting to holiday alone. The romantic anniversary ski break. Or those of us who can count our best friends on one hand and prefer not to ungracefully snow plough with an entourage?
Yes, exclusive-use ski chalets can sometimes feel like the mother of all single travel supplements. At best your limited options are as follows:
- You can enjoy a luxury ski chalet but you’ll have to fork out for the other 5 empty rooms and make pretend friends out of cushions and pillows.
- You round up a pack of estranged family members (all of whom you’d avoid seeing more than twice a decade) and agree to spend 7 intensive days with them adding in the social lubricant that is free-flowing alcohol.
- You start a Facebook group and fill the chalet with a bunch of people you've desperately been trying to de-friend for the last 3 years.
- You book a room in a faceless hotel with impersonal service and a terrifyingly large and poorly air-conditioned breakfast dining hall. Or worse still…
- You go self-catered...
A brave new world
Here at Boutique, we think the luxury ski experience should be accessible to everyone, regardless of group size or family estrangement, so we created Boutique Weeks.
Boutique Weeks lets you experience a luxury ski chalet, in a small group. For a number of key weeks each season The Boutique Chalet Company opens up one of its Exclusive Use luxury ski chalets to us mere mortals, those of us who travel in ordinary group sizes but who have anything but ordinary appetites for experiencing the very best in luxury and service.