Scale new heights this summer with some of the best alpine retreats

June 24, 2015

Say ‘goodbye’ to the snow and ‘hello’ to some awesome alpine activities up in the mountains.

The Oxford Ski Company has opened its portfolio of perfect properties to make the most of summer on the slopes (and without the snow).

From walking and cycling, to kayaking, mountain climbing and white water rafting, what could be better than one of these alpine retreats to really make the most of the stunning landscape in some stunning locations.


Mountain bike, hike or golf in Zermatt’s stunning Matterhorn resort – picture perfect and home to the largest lake in the Nikolai valley, summer rates for the luxurious Chalet Grace with floor to ceiling windows and scenic view start from £10,718 per week, sleep up to 10 and come with cinema, game room and wellness centre.


With the iconic Mount Blanc as a backdrop, this cosmopolitan and buzzing city is just an hour away from Geneva aiport. Stay at the Chalet des Drus from £7198 for one week, situated in the exclusive Chamonix Valley with 4000m² of private park in Les Bois. Features include a glass stairway, indoor swimming pool, cinema and games room and can sleep up to 14.

The Dolomites

Serving up fabulous views of the famous Dolmiti, you can indulge in a full range of cycling and hiking activities at this UNESCO world heritage site. Stay at the luxurious San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge from £1736 per day, based on two people sharing, (although it sleeps 6), you can soak up the ecological charm of this refuge where every effort has been made through generations to protect its heritage.

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