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December 18, 2019

Luxuria Lifestyles Ultimate guide to skiing – part one

The ultimate blissful French resort for your winter sports

Hyatt Centric La Rosière is a sublime ski, snowboard and spa retreat nestled in the breathtakingly beautiful Tarentaise Valley.

Perfectly placed between France and Italy in the charismatic international ski-resort of La Rosière, the hotel provides a blissful mountain base for those seeking exclusivity on the slopes.

Open for only its Third winter season, the Hyatt Centric La Rosière is still somewhat of a ‘secret gem’; a quality that will appeal to those who like to lead the crowd, not follow it.

It’s only a matter of time though before this secret gets out. With slick ski-in, ski-out access to over 160km of scenic slopes, super-chic rooms and suites providing picture-perfect panoramas, and a coveted south-facing position that soaks up the same hours of sunshine as the Cote D’Azur; the Hyatt Centric La Rosière is gaining loyal followers, fast.

At La Rosière, every day is a snow day. Its coveted location, high up on the Petit Saint Bernard Pass, guarantees thick powder coated pistes from early December right through to the end of April and there is a huge choice of runs for skiers and snowboarders of all standards.

K2 for all of your ski hardware

K2 is the original American Ski and Snowboard Brand, founded in 1962 in Washington State. The brand continued to pioneer by expanding into snowboards in 1987 and was the first brand to specifically engineer product for women starting in 1999; our Women’s Alliance™. Today we are resetting the K2 brand for the future, one that builds on this legacy to reposition as the industry leader.

The K2 Sustainability initiative is to develop high-quality products with long useful life to avoid disposal as long as possible, to make smart material choices that don’t sacrifice quality or longevity. to reduce harmful chemicals, increase recycled content, reduce the impact on disposal. And importantly to constantly improve processes whenever possible to reduce waste, use cleaner energy, minimize shipping and otherwise reduce our footprint.

Looking the part with Goldbergh Luxury skiwear

In 2009 Sandra Peet (former owner of Sports Specialty Store Skihut in Scheveningen/The Hague) and Lieke van den Berg (former owner and designer of Aphrodisiac Sport, fashionable skiwear for women) decided to set up a new brand. A fashion label for women, strong and innovative, but still very appealing for fashion- and sports fanatics alike. At ISPO 2010, the highly anticipated first Goldbergh collection was presented to the international sports trade.

Goldbergh offers a luxury sportswear collection for the active, yet fashionable woman. In winter, the collection has an emphasis on trendy skiwear, with matching casual items to complete the essential winter wardrobe. In Summer, the sportive look of the collection is perfect for both active or leisure time. The designer mix of sport and fashion makes it equally interesting for both fashion- and sports retailers.

For those mid-layers Snow Finel is all you need for warmth and style

There are some beautiful jackets for the slopes but as soon as you take off your jacket at lunchtime or in the apres-ski bar the mid-layers just seem a little unattractive. Trying to find the type of ski jumpers that are both attractive and practical were nowhere to be seen, step in Snow Finel, finally beautiful warm and extremely chic mid-layers.

Snow Finel is a British brand with jumpers designed and manufactured in the UK. They combine luxury merino wool and signature zips and embroidery, making apres-ski fun.

SocksFox will keep you toasty at the top of the mountain  

A family-run online independent store based in the flat fens of Lincolnshire. In 2004 it was difficult to buy Falke socks in the UK unless you were living in a major city and this provided the inspiration to create SocksFox. Since then we have continued to add new premium European brands to our range of socks, underwear, sleepwear & more. With styles for business, leisure & sports for men, women and children.

The Brands we offer are chosen as they use only the best quality materials beautifully constructed to create the most comfortable garment possible. Our brands include Falke, Hanro, Zimmerli, Doré Doré, Pantherella, Mey, Bresciani, Marcoliani, Burlington, Scott-Nichol, Rohner & Schiesser. When only the best in comfort, materials and design will do.

Salomon bespoke ski boot fitting for maximum comfort and performance

To take full advantage of customisation, boots need to be professionally fitted at a specialist snowsports store.

Leading UK retailer, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports have Surefit Boot Labs in many of their stores nationwide, offering an online booking facility, state of the art boot fitting devices, free coffee and a heli-skiing VR experience in collaboration with CMH and Pure Powder. The teams are skilled at modifying existing or new boots to achieve that perfect fit, so whether it’s stretching, grinding or softening, they’ll remedy potential problems to give a precise fit, greater comfort which can even lead to improved skiing skills.

Travel in style and ease with SnoKart

Make life easier with SnoKart’s Smart Solutions to the hassles of carrying gear of all kinds. From Skis and Snowboards to family holidays SnoKart bags are designed to make travel easier.

Discover our famous Modular luggage – the Kart System – for luggage that truly adapts to your travel needs all year round.

With a whole new range for the 2019 Winter Season discover what SnoKart offers. Highlights include the new Easy Click fixings on the Kart System, and our new Zoom Rucksack and the New Boot and Helmet pack which can fit 2 pairs of boots in a single bag.

Snokart was founded by a bunch of snow sports enthusiasts who experienced the challenges of getting ski and snowboard kit to and from the slopes every season.

Arc’Teryx technical skiwear for the most stylish of skiers

Located in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness, Arc’teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. Their unique in-house manufacturing and design centres allow them to constantly evolve and build products the right way.

Timeless quality, intuitive design and simplicity result in unrivalled performance at the point of extreme need.

Located in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness, Arc’teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. Their unique in-house manufacturing and design centres allow them to constantly evolve and build products the right way.

Timeless quality, intuitive design and simplicity result in unrivalled performance at the point of extreme need.

A little glamour on the slopes goes a long way

The CP CUMA Ski Helmet is everything and more that those of us who demand a little glamour have come to expect, wherever and whenever!

“ Because it shouldn’t just be snow crystals that glitter on the slopes”, as the clever creators of this stunning helmet say.

Swarovski crystals have been added elements to the CP CUMA to give it its very own charm. This classy helmet – and its wearer – is sure to attract some admiring glances.

And as Marilyn Monroe sang so seductively: “Diamonds are a girl‘s best friends…“

As recommended and personally experienced by Luxuria Lifestyles Global Editor Debbie Stone

 

 

 

 

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