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5 après-ski experiences worth flying for

Written for Air Partner. Live link here.


For fabulous après-ski, look no further. Hire a private jet and set off for stunning vistas, crisp air, crunchy snow and some of the finest hospitality in the world. You’ll barely find time to ski.


The Lodge, Verbier

Richard Branson’s mountain hideaway, tucked up in the Swiss Alps, is a perfect year-round destination. Whether you go for the world-class skiing or a summer escape, you’ll be rejuvenated by a stay in the luxurious 9-bedroom chalet. Go snowshoeing or paragliding and take in spectacular views of The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Bask in the indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, steam room and spa, and enjoy the party room with plasma-screen TV and games console. The Lodge is only a ten-minute walk from the town of Verbier, which offers a plethora of shops, boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from, and if you’re weary from a day of skiing, the Lodge provides a 24-hour driver service within Verbier.


Quintessentially Travel benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily full breakfast for up to two in room guests served in the Dining Room

  • 100 CHF gift shop or spa credit to be utilised during stay, per room (not valid on room rate or charity contributions, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Nearest private jet airport to Verbier Sion Airport

Transfer time to The Lodge 45 minutes

Flight time from London 1 hour 30 mins

Recommended private jet Phenom 300


Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt

Jet to Zermatt in Switzerland for action-packed Alpine skiing and the very best of Swiss hospitality. Nestled in the heart of Zermatt, Mont Cervin Palace has been giving its guests a warm welcome since 1852. Today it maintains its charm and elegance and you’ll receive impeccable service and a memorable stay. Whether you choose a comfortable chalet or elegant Alpine styled room, you can relax after a day on the slopes and take in views of the majestic Matterhorn. Get your adrenaline pumping with tobogganing, ice climbing, winter hiking, snow shoeing and ice-skating. Or indulge in a steam bath and herbal massage, followed by Michelin-star Mediterranean fare at Ristorante Capri.


Quintessentially Travel benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in room guests or continental via room service

  • $100 USD equivalent resort or hotel credit, to be utilised during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Nearest private jet airport to Zermatt Sion Airport

Closest helipad to Zermatt Zermatt Heliport

Flight time from London 1 hour 30 mins

Recommended private jet Cessna Citation Sovereign


L’Apogée, Courchevel

Take a private helicopter to Courchevel Altiport in the French Alps and head to L’Apogée. This luxurious 53-room hotel is located above a former Olympic ski jump and has fabulous views of a picturesque valley. If you want to spa and party as well as ski, this is the place for you. Take a snowshoe expedition, relax over an Alpine lunch, or indulge in Spa L’Apogée by La Prairie for aprés-ski therapy. Take to the skies on a hang glider; enjoy an evening snowmobile ride and savour cocktails and dinner at the top of Jardin Alpin. Chic yet cosy, L’Apogée has spacious rooms while its penthouse and some chalets have rooftop Jacuzzis and private spas. It has ski in, ski out facilities with a 40 metre private conveyor belt to carry guests directly into the ski room.


Quintessentially Travel benefits:

  • Daily buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests served in restaurant

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • $100 USD equivalent food and beverage credit, to be utilised during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Nearest private jet airport Chambery

Closest helipad to Courchevel Courchevel Alitport

Flight time from London 1 hour 30 mins

Recommended private jet Lear Jet 75


Chevel Blanc, Courchevel

Chevel Blanc is a haven in the French Alps. An elegant, luxury ski hotel it has the only restaurant in Courchevel with three Michelin stars. Le 1947 welcomes a limited number of guests each night to enjoy its creative menu. Take a hot air balloon ride, sip an aperitif under the stars, or push yourself physically in ‘operation cheval blanc’ – an intensive training session in a stunning mountain location. Enjoy a ski skin excursion, visit the aperigloo – a traditional igloo in which you can enjoy pre-dinner Moët & Chandon, have an aprés ski beauty regime, watch a private James Bond screening... the list goes on. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll want to extend your stay.


Quintessentially Travel benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily buffet breakfast for 2 at Le Tryptique or in-room dining

  • Welcome amenities and note from GM

  • 150€ euros food and beverage credit to be used during stay at Le Tryptique (credit is not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Nearest private jet airport Chambery

Closest helipad to Courchevel Courchevel Alitport

Flight time from London 1 hour 30 mins

Recommended private jet Embraer Legacy 650


Carlton Hotel, St Moritz

For sheer opulence and impressive architecture, hire a private jet or helicopter to St Moritz and stay at the Carlton Hotel. This historic Swiss hotel has 60 suites and you can enjoy a stunning view of the lake from any of them. The two fine-dining restaurants and a spa are just the start of your winter wonderland fun. Enjoy the casino, ice skating, their famous gourmet festival, an Olympic bob run, horse-drawn sleigh rides, the Polo World Cup on snow, sledging and winter hiking. Or watch the thoroughbreds and international jockeys who take part in White Turf – a unique winter racing event on the frozen lake of St Moritz.


Quintessentially Travel benefits:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests, in restaurant or room service

  • $100 USD equivalent spa services credit to be utilised during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Nearest private jet airport Engadin / Zurich Airport

Closest helipad to St Moritz St Moritz Helipad

Flight time from London 1 hour 35 mins

Recommended private jet Cessna Citation XLS

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