Comments From Our Guests

Here are just a few of examples of comments and emails we have received from guests over the last few seasons; we think that they give you a flavour of the level – and consistency – of the service that we deliver:

LES BARTAVELLES

2019-20

December – Hannah F – The food was incredible. Robert made sure every meal was suited to us and our group. Even irritating fussy kids!

December – Jamie S – Rob was absolutely fantastic, he was very informative and involved us in the experience.

February – Toby A – Literally could not have been better. Exceptional food and wine.

February – Alexia B – The chalet is amazing, big, spacious while cozy, comfortable, well located. Even the non skiers who are very hard to please enjoyed the location.

2018-19

January – Maya A – A wonderful few days in Meribel, with a fab team looking after us. Couldn't have been better!

February – Laurence B – Could not be nicer or more helpful. Great team.

February – Maiken V – Lucy was extremely accommodating and helpful - we couldn't have asked for a better chalet manager.

February – Stef M – The chalet was just wonderful. We had a great time and would love to come back. It exceeded our expectations.

2017-18

December – Katie K – Just wanted to say what an amazing week we had - the staff were outstanding. Alice is just so gorgeous and so helpful. Becks did everything to accommodate our difficult food requests and the food was amazing. Tom and Ben were lovely too and couldn't do more for us. The chalet was so perfect. Homely and yet luxurious with the added benefit of Neal's Yard products.

January – Caroline H – We have just enjoyed the most spectacular week at Bartavelles. I can honestly say that from the first welcome from the superlative staff it has been pure luxury. They are the most professional yet friendly staff I have come across with no effort spared and all done with gracious ease. Diego's cooking needs a special mention for his outstanding combination of unusual ingredients, his inventiveness and his quiet enthusiasm for his job. It has been pure pleasure staying in this beautiful, luxurious chalet looked after by such an attentive team.

February – Annie S – The chalet itself is beautiful and incredibly comfortable but the real bonus is how well we were looked after by Alice, Tom, Eliza and Diego. They are a fantastic team and I just wanted to let you know how wonderful we all thought they were. The food was absolutely delicious and everything we could have wished for was provided with ease.

March – Holly A – I just wanted to send a note, that I hope you can share with the wider team, to thank you all for the most wonderful couple of weeks in Meribel. The set up for arrival was perfect, particularly for the little ones. Between Alice, Tom, Eliza and Diego we were terrifically well looked after. Nothing was too much trouble and every request was met with a friendly and helpful response. We honestly miss them all now we are back in London.

April – Alice B – We had a faultless holiday. Everything was wonderful - the staff amazing. All the children adored Tom in particular. Diego was a miracle - we wish him the very best of luck.

April – David R – It is a marvellous chalet in every respect that worked so well for all the family and we were looked after wonderfully well throughout. In particular, we cannot commend the staff highly enough - Alice, Tom, Diego and all the team. They were attentive and have a great can do attitude - nothing was too much trouble. Diego's cooking was exceptional and well matched with Mark Savage's delicious wines. We would certainly use Purple Ski again.

FOINSBOIS

2019-20

December – Teresa G – The arrival was like feeling coming back home, smiling staff and excellent arrangements ... Chalet is warm, comfortable, with plenty of facilities and the staff is excellent ... The chef prepared menus worthy of Michelin star, extraordinary quality!

March – Anne B – It is the 9th year we come to the chalet ... Ross is amazing, we were stunned every night! Great team ... discreet and very helpful, we will for sure be there next year!

March – Olivier C – The team looking after us was excellent. Great thanks to Suzie and Lizzie always smiling, efficient and discreet.

2018-19

December – Anon – Thank you so much for the most amazing week. I think my sixth stint in your buff chalet and it keeps getting better every time... I hope its not my last.

January – Irene C – An amazing week, Fantastic staff, an amazing house and location. We have enjoyed our stay, such good memories.

February – Rebecca D – All was wonderful, we were looked after beautifully!

March – Lindsey T – What can i say... What an amazing stay we have had. Wonderful staff who made us feel so welcome. Fabulous chalet! The food... stunning! And we never ran out of drinks! Thank you so so much.

2017-18

December/January – Danielle A – We had a wonderful time thank you so much. We thought the staff were wonderful especially Yin-Chen (what a jewel) and all the drivers.

January – Bart M – Fifth time in Foinsbois, feels like home! Thanks beautiful staff of Purple Ski; Yin-Chen you were the best cook, Lily and Suzie you made our stay very comfortable, Jack thanks for your happy face while driving us everywhere! You were the best!

February – Ben B – Amongst the various different chalet companies we have visited over the past decade, Purple Ski is at the top of the list as one of my favourites where the teams are happy, the chefs have been great and everything has run smoothly with the team represented. Special thanks to Yin-Chen who rocked it this week, especially Friday night.. There were so many courses and for her to cook her heart out of that kitchen.. definitely impressed.. she was so organised and the quality was top!

IONA

2019-20

January – Adam T – Great from start to finish. Staff were fantastic.

January – Charlotte W – A big thankyou to you and all the team that made our holiday so easy, and enjoyable. Gerda, was very knowledgeable no matter what the question, Jack's food was inspiring ... Can't even pass on any constructive criticism!

2018-19

December – Christine W – Stunning views, couldn't have asked for more.

March – Jean Francois C – Impeccable quality, like a 5-star hotel and more.

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LAPIN BLANC

2019-20

January – Alexandra S – They were very professional and excellent at their different jobs. Adam's cooking was amazing!

February – Rebecca T – It was very good, we were very well looked after and were able to relax despite all the children!

March – Alexandra S – Adam really had a challenge this week with a mix of vegan eaters and lots of different allergies. He cooked amazing five course meals every night. And his vegan gluten free cakes for tea was outstanding! But his special chocolate mousse with only two ingredients is out of this world!!! ... Ami, Katie and Adam are so friendly and professional and made our stay fantastic. Nothing was ever a problem ... Maura is so friendly and warm and we all had really great massages, relaxing or deep tissue.

2018-19

January – Leonie S-L – Wonderful chalet, amazing staff. The food was great and the service excellent.

February – Harriet C – Amazing, staff excellent, friendly, food outstanding.

March – Aart V – Thank you for the wonderful week at Lapin Blanc, the healthy meals and excellent service. Also amazing weather! See you soon Meribel.

2017-18

December – Oksana O – Thank you for the BEST winter holiday. A huge thank you to all the team for attending to all our needs, no matter how big or small. Ross' cooking has never disappointed us, in fact only surprised us every day! There are no words to express how grateful we are. Thank you again and we hope to return to this winter paradise.

January – Michael A – It was excellent. No ideas on how to improve it! Team at Lapin Blanc brilliant.

February – Alex H – We had the most wonderful time and I have to say that the crew in Lapin Blanc are just the sweetest, capable team and a joy to be around. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them and Alice and Ross are simply amazing; one offs. Hannah in your office was so patient and efficient and I really can't thank her enough for dealing with the endless emails, flight admin, restaurant bookings etc etc - what a star and so willing. Thank you so much Karen, your company is faultless.

March – Eric M – Excellent experience and I will most definitely recommend to others.


LA PETITE PIA

2019-20

December – Ashley C – "Indeed we had the most wonderful Christmas week away staying at Petite Pia - our expectations were truly exceeded throughout. Paired with how terrific the Three Valley's resort is, the product and service throughout our stay was exceptional and left feeling truly spoilt all week. Dane's cooking was truly amazing throughout, and really appreciated his efforts to cater to our guests dietary requirements. They were able to accommodate our requests very gracefully, and really enjoyed all the food and drink on offer. The free flow wines, champagnes and bar were a particular highlight for us (given the occasion and especially the Veuve 2012!) and made for a very relaxed arrangement throughout. He's a real asset to the property and service!

That being said, as is Althea who was exceptionally hospitable, attentive, professional and always on hand throughout to assist us with whatever we needed. No request was too great, and really helped the week run as smoothly as it did. Having Ryan on hand also to assist with driving us too and from and fixing a few dead muscles along the way was another great addition to the service and certainly one we made full use of. He too was always very kind and happy to help - especially when one of our guests fell ill. All of the above definitely didn't go unnoticed and between the three of them made for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Can't praise them enough!

I would also like to mention how attentive the service was prior to our arrival. India and Hannah were really fantastic in making sure everything was all set and got all the touch points just right. This paired with a call from Althea a few days before arriving made the whole booking process seamless and very enjoyable. We're real seasoned travellers, and can honestly say we've only experienced such a service on a very small handful of occasion, if at all, so please do keep this going as it makes all the difference!

That chalet itself is a beautiful property and maintained very well by the team. The amenities offered throughout were terrific - everything from the slippers, to custom ski goggle clothes, oil burners in the evening, boot room snacks and bits... it was all really wonderful and a great touch ... a fantastic property and the hot tub a real plus!

Thank you to all for making our week so special and cannot wait for our next Purple Ski experience - hopefully in the near future. My partners father turns 70 next December and they all love to ski - so rest assured you will be firmly at the top of the list!" Ashley Cooper / December

January – Tina T – Nothing was too much trouble and they were always happy to accommodate us. Our stay was was so warm and relaxing it was just like we were visiting family; albeit Dane's cooking far exceeds the quality of any of our family members!!! The convenience of the drivers dropping us to the slopes was also fantastic as was all their very friendly manner, they were just so polite and we never waited more than 10 minutes.

February – Jeanne M – The food preparation and the wine selection was excellent and very much appreciated! ... Fiona, Dane and Ryan truly went above and beyond to attend to our needs and comfort. They absolutely made the trip extraordinary - They are fantastic ... The nannies were excellent, they were extremely helpful and wonderful with the children.

February – Eemeli L – The Chef, Dane, really made our holiday with extra good food and special service. This was the definitely one of the highlights for our group!

March – Sarah F – Dane, Fiona and Ryan exceeded my expectations by far. Fiona was extremely professional in managing the chalet while making everyone feel relaxed and at home. Dane was very personable and clearly took great pride in work and showcasing his cooking skills, all meals were thoroughly enjoyed. Ryan could not do enough to assist our group and was always available with a smile and a joke.

We all loved the unlimited champagne and the different wines served at each dinner were fun to try and we enjoyed them all.

The high level of service from Purple Ski drivers (loading and unloading our skis and arriving promptly when called to collect us each time) was very much appreciated and the chalet itself was extremely comfortable ... We cannot wait to book again with Purple Ski and will surely be recommending you to all our friends and family.

2018-19

December – Tagg R – Truly incredible. We have been telling our friends that they need to come experience the Alps and the best way to do that is Purple Ski!

January – Anon – A stunning week of skiing, comfort, delicious food! Quite beautifully looked after by Dane, Althea and Emma.

February – James B – Thank you so much for looking after us like kings! La petit Pia is the most beautiful chalet and this has been the best skiing holiday ever.

March – Alastair G – We have had a truly special week in a delightful chalet. What comforts! Service has been exceptional. Thank you Purple Ski for all you have done for us.

2017-18

December – Mandy B – One of the best holidays we have experienced and we have been to many 5 star hotels and resorts around the world.

January – Yvonne M – Your recruitment strategy is great. All the staff were so efficient, friendly and perfect for their roles. They got on so well as a team. They all spoke so well of the company and we thoroughly enjoyed their company ... You can't improve on perfection.

January – Angela W – As you know it is 15 years since we stayed with Purple Ski, we have no idea why it took us so long to return, but OMG it was soooooo worth it. The chalet was lovely, our room was perfect, the staff were superb and the food was exquisite! Michael, Jodie and Bobby were our main chalet staff and they all could not do more to make us feel welcome and at home in the chalet ... The relief staff were also equally friendly and efficient, we could not fault anything. All in all a wonderful holiday with fabulous weather and improved ski-ing! We hope to see you all again but sooner than 15 years!

February – Angus J – You must be one of the best boutique chalet operators in the alps.

February – Anna H – We had just the loveliest of times ever and I would not like to criticise any of it in any way. Your staff were so kind to us and it was a very special time indeed.

February – Jamie B – I just wanted to write and thank you for an excellent ski holiday last week. It's clear from all the staff how much they enjoy working with Purple Ski and it's reflected in the service they offer. Thrown in at the deep end Ady cooked us some delicious food and I recommend you try his smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs – you won't be disappointed! Bobby has a fantastic attitude towards the guests and nothing was too much trouble for him and Jodie was a fantastic manager, bringing our whole week together. Meanwhile, my wife Charlie was delighted the Champagne was truly unlimited and it's fair to say this was our best stay in Meribel. Unfortunately, I'm now sorely tempted to return on the 18th March although I think my office would go ballistic. We'll definitely be back to stay with Purple Ski again and I have no hesitation recommending you as the best chalet option I've found yet.

March – Greg K – Most charming chalet we have experienced to date. Our chef, Ady Martin, and the rest of the chalet team were truly fantastic!

LA VARAPPE

2019-20

December – Nicky W – Your staff are excellent with special exceptional service from Freya, the chef and Simon.

2018-19

December – Keith B – Fantastic week with Purple Ski, all the chalet staff were fab and nothing was a problem. They were there to help at all times.

January – Paul P – An amazing stay at Chalet la Varappe. We have been skiing since the 1990's and this holiday has been the best so far. The chalet is wonderful and so very cosy. Emily, Toby, Olly and the team were so professional and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for a fab stay!

February – Sophie B – A lovely stay, thank you for the excellent and fabulous dinners, service and driving. We enjoyed it.

March – Greg K – Chalet Crew were fantastic

2017-18

December – Stephen C – My headlines would be: great year; best team ever; Joe was outstanding; Amy, the chalet host, was equally outstanding; and Euan we liked enormously. All in all, we had a good time. See you next year.

January – Marie A – [Translated from French] We are very happy with our stay. The Purple Ski team is perfect, very discreet, efficient and the chef is fantastic. Amy is very professional and efficient. Our driver Euan was exceptionally kind and receptive. Holly was adorable and a very good masseuse! And our chef really spoiled us!

February – Stef M – The staff was really amazing. You have done a superb job in selecting and training the right people. We work in the hospitality industry ourselves and we know how difficult it is to hire and retain the right people. They were just wonderful, all of them; couldn't have been better!

February – Alexandr P – Many thanks for the excellent organization of our winter mountain holiday in your cozy, designed chalet. I want to note also the attentive staff and the delicious cuisine in the performance of your chef. I hope in the future I will definitely visit your beautiful chalets more than once, and I will surely advise my friends to visit you.

March – Michael G – I have been lucky enough to be a guest in your chalets for a number of years now and they spoil one for anything else! Your team in Varappe this year were particularly good - incredibly helpful and really nice. Amy could not do enough to look after us all but all the team were excellent and I am sure you know what a great chef you have there - he is outstanding and will go far.

March – Millie P – We had the best week at Chalet La Varappe. All the team were wonderful. Polite, smiley, cheerful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Joe was the best cook I have ever been lucky enough to come across out skiing. I can't believe he is still so young and produced such fantastic food and all so beautifully presented. The chalet is extremely comfortable and all in all we could not have been more spoilt or had a happier time!

Margaux

2019-20

January – Caroline S – The chalet was the perfect size for our two families with lots of bedrooms and lots of space to just chill out after skiing (the younger ones loved the TV den).

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