The sun is shining, the summer is finally here and it is hard to think of snow or is it?
Here at Ski Bespoke we are busy preparing for next winter and we are always thinking of snow. We have put together for you the best resorts to spend Christmas & New Year, the ultimate resorts for a short break in January and the top ski & spa destinations.
Magical Christmas winter wonderlands
- La Clusaz
- St Luc
New Year skiing with friends
- Val d Isere
- St Anton
The ultimate ski weekend in January
- La Thuile
- Crans Montana
- St Anton
Our best ski & spa destinations
- W, Verbier
- Crans Ambassador, Crans Montana
- Chedi, Andermatt
- Alpaga, Megeve
- Au Coeur du Village, La Clusaz
- Singer Sporthotel, Berwang
Travel options –Ski Bespoke can arrange all of your travel requirements for your ski holiday, whether that is a private jet from the UK, helicopter transfers to your resort, private taxi transfers, car hire or even self-drive. Your dedicated travel consultant will be happy to arrange this for you.
Changes to car hire – Introduction of Paperless Driving Licences: Did you know that on Monday 8th June this year , UK Driving Licences turned paperless? Don’t be caught as the new law could affect you if you’re planning to hire a car as part of your holiday. The paper counterpart will be replaced by an on-line data base that the government hope will reduce red tape, and drivers will need an on-line code from the DVLA, which the hire companies use to check the data base.
While you may not miss the paper counterpart, which often goes missing and requires a charge for replacing lost ones, motoring organisations are warning that the new rules could cause confusion, resulting in long delays while collecting a hire car.
Teething problems over the new system this summer are a real concern as many hire companies could be unaware of the changes – particularly those abroad. The AA is advising drivers to ignore official instructions to destroy their paper counterparts and instead hang on to them to show a hire company that they can legally drive.
We recommend that you check with your car hire confirmation to see what documents or information they will be asking for. You will need to generate your check code, which is supplied free of charge by the DVLA, up to 72 hours before collection, and gives the company 72 hours access to the driver’s online record of entitlements, offences, endorsements and penalty points.