20 Dec Frequently Asked Questions About Ski Trips
Hire a private jet for your next family skiing trip. Whether it’s for a family holiday to Courchevel or you’re flying with friends to Verbier, it’s worth asking some questions before you book your charter flight. With the February half-term coming up, the European ski resorts will be extremely busy with private jet flights to all the best resorts.
Here are some of the questions you should ask and some that we get asked on a regular basis by clients.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRIVATE JET CHARTER FOR MY SKI VACATION?
Flying by private jet means you can get closer to your ski resort. As private jets are smaller than commercial aircraft, they are able to negotiate shorter runways so you can access smaller private airports, which tend to be closer to the ski resorts than the larger airports.
For example, if you are skiing in Verbier you can fly into Sion Airport which is closer than any commercial airport.
The main benefit is time. With a much quicker end-to-end journey than you could ever manage on a scheduled service, you can spend less time travelling and more time on the slopes.
Accessing the smaller airports means you can drastically shorten the transfer time to you resort. Everything will be taken care for you at the private terminal, which means there will be no queuing, waiting around or wasting time at an airport.
CAN I TAKE MY SKI EQUIPMENT WITH ME ON A PRIVATE JET?
Yes. Depending on how much equipment you have, we will advise you on the most suitable aircraft for your journey. Where some private jets have a spacious cabin for their size, others offer much more generous hold space.
Being able to bring your own skiing equipment with you is an important benefit of flying privately – there are no additional charges for larger bags and you know that your ski equipment is safely packed and stored. You also have peace of mind that it won’t get lost or end up at another destination!
CAN I TAKE A LARGE GROUP ON A PRIVATE JET FOR MY SKI TRIP?
Yes – you can generally take up to 16 people on a private jet.
CAN I BRING MY PET ON MY SKI TRIP WITH ME?
Yes, we’re able to search our database of aircraft that are pet friendly for your ski trip.
WHAT PRIVATE JET IS BEST FOR TRAVELLING WITH A LOT OF SKI EQUIPMENT?
For a family travelling with ski equipment we’d recommend the Dassault Falcon 7X – spacious enough for everyone with a great performance to land on shorter more difficult runways.
WHERE SHOULD I FLY TO FOR MY SKI HOLIDAY?
The choice is yours. Wherever you want to go skiing we will find the best aircraft and the closest airport for your journey. A large cabin aircraft such as the Falcon 7x can get you over from west coast USA, to the some of the best skiing destinations around the world – such as Lugano, Gstaad, St Moritz and Sion.
Please note: Prices shown are estimated prices for charter of whole aircraft – alternative routes, aircraft and airports are also available upon request.
Any additional operational charges that we may incur to operate this quoted schedule, ie Out of Hours (OOHs) and airfield Extensions, Fire Cover Upgrade and AIRCRAFT DE-ICING are not included in this quotation price. This estimated price is subject to availability, slots, traffic rights and schedule.