FAQs

Who is Alpin Luxe?

Alpin Luxe is an “all-inclusive” luxury travel company focusing on ski, golf, cycling and wellness trips to destinations that are off the beaten path. All you need to do is pack your bags and head to the airport, and we’ll take care of the rest! We focus on the “details” of each trip so that every guest can really relax, have fun and begin a new journey by discovering the Alpine Lifestyle.

How are you dealing with COVID?

Just like any unforeseen event, this too shall pass. When Europe opens up again to Americans, there will be a surge in travel, and we’ve reserved the best spots just for you! CLICK HERE to read how Alpin Luxe and its properties are prepared to handle travel post-COVID.

What does "all-inclusive" mean?

Alpin Luxe includes accommodations, meals, hand-selected spa treatments, transportation during your trip, coaching, guiding, lift passes, greens fees, ski or bike rentals, wine tastings, gratuities, alcoholic beverages (limited) and airport transfers at select locations. We do not arrange commercial flights, however we DO offer flights via private aircraft. Call us to get a quote!

What is the Alpin Luxe difference?

Alpin Luxe focuses on providing lifetime experiences, and an immersive introduction to the Alpine Lifestyle. We carefully select only coaches, guides, resorts, and partners who share our vision and passion for life and the outdoors. We curate the best experience for each one of our clients by providing the highest quality food, service, and amenities in one all-inclusive package. You have fun, we’ll do the rest!

What is the Alpine Lifestyle?

The Alpine Lifestyle is a healthier way of life that will improve not only your health and wellness, but your overall attitude towards living. It’s a way of life that begins with a positive attitude towards changing old (and sometimes) unhealthy habits. Embrace movement through daily exercise, eat healthy and clean foods whenever possible, learn to hydrate properly, become more focused through mindfulness practice and learn to implement better sleep habits. We focus on immersing you in the Alpine Lifestyle during our trips, so that when you return home, you can implement it in your daily life.

Why International?

If you’ve ever been out of the country, you’ll know that the experience is life changing. There are so many positive and enlightening facets of other cultures, and we select our destinations to provide the most authentic local experience possible. From the coffee you’ll enjoy, to the farm-to-table food you’ll savor, to the hospitality you’ll receive… your eyes will be opened to a whole new world! The United States is a huge country and we often believe we’re the only island on earth. We don’t notice what we’re surrounded by every day, and most of us live a relatively unhealthy daily lifestyle. Consuming fast, processed foods and forgoing exercise or being outdoors because we’re too exhausted from work to do anything but flop in front of the television. If you want to change the way you live – look no further than Alpin Luxe, where we’ll help you embrace the joy of the Alpine Lifestyle.

What about the ski resorts – doesn't North America have better snow?

Perhaps that was true 30 years ago when Colorado and Utah could boast the “greatest snow on earth,” but winters have changed significantly over the past few decades. With the exception of northern Japan and most Heli destinations, nearly every ski resort worldwide has to augment Mother Nature with machine made snow. And, contrary to popular belief, nobody does it better than the Europeans.

What is special about the ski resorts you choose?

Over the years, we’ve seen skiing in the United States become a victim of capitalism, a sport driven by profit and controlled by massive conglomerates which own the majority of resorts. The costs are prohibitively high, with the service and amenities mediocre at best. But it’s not like this everywhere!

Scattered across North America, Europe, and South America are a handful of ski resorts which hold true to the spirit and culture of the sport of skiing. Many have gone through a renaissance period of spectacular upgrades: New lifts with heated seats and windscreens, ultra-modern lodges, and incredible local cuisine. Some are small resorts with a proud family history. But among them all, you’ll find affordable prices, amazing hospitality, and fantastic snow!

How do you pick your coaches?

We believe elite level coaching can benefit ANYONE, at any skill level, and everyone deserves the opportunity to spend a week skiing with the most talented athletes in their sport. Imagine hitting the slopes, trails, or links with your sports role models. We’ve partnered with celebrities like Glen Plake, Tyler Hamilton, AJ Kitt, and more! We choose athletes who are not only exceptional at their sport, but who are passionate about the outdoors, and helping others experience everything the destinations of the world have to offer!

Going on a trip with a celebrity is intimidating!

For some of you, this might initially seem like more than you can handle, however, we’ve designed trips that are accessible to athletes of any level. Consider this: If you’re a business person, what would you give to spend a week with the most successful CEO on Earth? Would you be intimidated or would you embrace a rare opportunity to learn from the best in the world? Our coaches are regular people, like us! They all have families, hobbies, and jobs, and are eager to pass on the little tips that made them great. More importantly, they are so much fun! So, don’t shy away from them – embrace them and you’ll make a new friend for life.

What’s different about the golf courses in Europe?

In general, European golf courses are tighter and require more emphasis on iron play and the short game. If you’re a “bomber” off the tee box, we guarantee playing in Europe will improve your overall game. In many instances, the courses are not nearly as manicured as in America, but the way they’ve been designed and melded into the countryside is something to behold. Where else can you play next to incredibly dramatic mountains, beautiful meadows and lakes, next to castles from the Middle Ages? Remember, it’s the short game that has kept the European Ryder Cup Teams in front of the Americans.

I want to go on a cycling tour, but I don't think I could keep up!

At Alpin Luxe, we embrace cycling as a lifestyle, and a way to experience the vast beauty that our world has to offer. We’ve made our cycling trips accessible to riders of all skill levels, by incorporating both regular and E-Bike offerings into all our bike trips, both Mountain and Road. At each of our destinations, you’ll experience breathtaking scenery and expert instruction from elite-level athletes and coaches. Immerse yourself in the landscape and culture, while experiencing the joy of getting active in the fresh air. And after a long day in the saddle, relax in our 5-star spa facilities with a glass of wine. What could be better?

Why and how do you choose your 5-Star hotel properties?

First the why: We choose both 4 and 5-Star resort hotels depending upon the location and their amenities. In general, 5-Star resort hotels in Europe are a much better value than in America. Their spas are some of the best in the world and most provide at least half-pension, which means an absolutely incredible breakfast and dinner prepared by either Michelin or Gault et Millau chefs are included with the room rate.

And the how: We visit and carefully evaluate each property before they become an official hotel for Alpin Luxe trips. Photos and websites never do justice, we visit each and every hotel we use, so that we can also approve the staff and atmosphere. We choose only properties who share our passion for quality service and a luxury experience.

What separates Alpin Luxe from the average travel provider?

Our trips are designed to replicate the incredible experiences only world class athletes and coaches have seen throughout their careers. Our founders have been fortunate to have traveled the world and seen some amazing locations. So, we put our heart and soul into providing you, our guest, with the same experiences that only a few people on earth can ever realize. Do you dream of a bucket-list adventure? Something you’d regret not doing before you die? Why wait! With Alpin Luxe, you have the chance of a lifetime to truly experience the BEST that life has to offer.

Why not choose more famous destinations?

Even before COVID, we have selected our resorts to avoid crowds. It’s all part of the unique cultural experience that makes Alpin Luxe so special. We believe that the Alpine Lifestyle is best explored off the beaten path. We also stay clear of holiday weeks and weekends. Most of the ski resorts we select are either large enough to accommodate the number of skiers, or they (intelligently) begin spinning the lifts at 8:00a to gradually feed skiers onto the mountain to avoid overcrowding. And some resorts even limit the number of skiers per day. We choose trail systems which are less crowded, and exclusive golf clubs. Right now, you’ll find there are fewer crowds, as most properties have limited the number of guests that can stay.

How do you determine skill level for your trips?

We’ve developed a set of skill level ratings for each sport: Ski, MTB, Golf, and general Fitness. This system ranks participants into one of 9 different levels based on ability.

These levels are approximate benchmarks to help you decide which trips might be right for you. However, if you have concerns about something being to difficult (or perhaps not challenging enough!) Please reach out, and we’d be happy to provide more details about that particular trip. Our goal is always to create the ultimate tailored Alpine Experience, and we strive to accommodate all skill levels as best we can.

Learn more about each of the rating systems here:

SKIING
MOUNTAIN BIKING
GOLF
FITNESS