This holiday season I experienced my third time skiing with the Epic Snowsports crew in Lenzerheide and felt compelled to share this secret.
As I did not learn to ski at a young age, and being a physically tentative person, my skiing experiences before meeting the Epic crew were not too enjoyable and definitely left me with more of a focus on apres-ski than my time on the slopes.
Epic has changed all of that. The owners, Luke and Sarah, believe in a truly tailored approach. They match your person or group with the best instructor and programme for your skill level and absolute enjoyment.
For me, that means a lot of patience, beautiful vistas and stops for naughty hot chocolates – Lumambas. For others in our group it includes challenging to increase confidence and skill level as well amazing off-piste guiding and routes. Between them, Luke and Sarah have taught 40 ski seasons around the world and personally select all of their instructors to make up the Epic family.
Through their tutorage I have seen my skiing abilities and confidence on the slopes grow from strength to strength.
Lenzerheide itself differs from other European ski locations as it is not a resort but rather a beautiful village in the Swiss mountains that has evolved into a magical little ski town over time with cares and luxury shopping (checkout Pesko for current season ski outfits).
The Concierge Experience
One of Epic’s key differentiators is the ability to give your ski holiday, in Lenzerheide, the benefit a full experience including honest and open restaurant and hotel bookings. The delicious food at the restaurants Luke arranged for us in and around Lenzerheide put many top London eateries to shame.
What To Pack
As for your wardrobe: a warm ski, ski trousers, ski socks and merino inner will cover the basics. Epic can help you source your equipment on arrival and make sure your skis/snowboard and boots are perfectly tailored to your body and experience level.
The town itself is very relaxed. Leave your Manolos at home and pack warm boots with lots of grip! Dress in layers for dinner as the restaurants are warm and cosy inside and you’ll find yourself wanting to take off any thick knits.
P.S. As you avid ski bunnies will know the snow in Europe this Decemebr was unusually light (hence the green patches on the mountains in some of my photos) but January and February got white and fluffy.
See you on the slopes!
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