Tantalising ski deals around the world (including for a resort that will be displaying a £5million Aston Martin that featured in a Bond movie)
- James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 will be exhibited in the Swiss resort of Villars
- Ski Safari is offering an ‘idyllic’ ski break near Lake Tahoe in California
- MORE: Airport hotels where you can watch planes taking off as you lie in bed
Pose alongside James Bond’s car before cruising the Swiss slopes, head to California to schuss above Lake Tahoe, or grab a bargain at an intermediates’ paradise in France.
‘Do you expect me to talk?’ ‘No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die.’
If these iconic lines fail to spark memories of the 007 blockbuster Goldfinger, then the sight of the ‘world’s most famous car’ at the Swiss resort of Villars certainly will.
Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, bought at auction in 2019 for a cool £5 million and equipped with front machine guns and an ejector seat, will be on display during a charity fundraising event, staged by acvillars.com, from April 4 to 6 at the five-star hotel Chalet RoyAlp.
The spa hotel can be accessed on skis from the 80 miles of groomed slopes in the Vaud Alps, and guests will be able to enjoy getting up close to the DB5 as well as other Aston Martins on show.
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, pictured above in the 007 blockbuster Goldfinger, will be exhibited at the Swiss resort of Villars
B&B at RoyAlp from April 4 to 7 costs from £354 per night, excluding travel, based on two sharing (en.royalp.ch).
Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake, and views over its cobalt waters from the slopes of the Palisades ski area are inspirational.
This idyllic setting, host to the 1960 Winter Olympics, is just a few miles from Nevada, where visitors can indulge in a flutter at multiple casinos.
Seven nights’ room-only in Resort At Squaw Creek, with a sumptuous spa, from March 20 costs £2,229pp based on two sharing.
Schuss above Lake Tahoe (pictured) on a break in California’s Palisades ski area
Steep thrills: Ski Safari is offering a seven-night ski break in the ski area around Lake Tahoe, pictured, for £2,229 per person
Price includes flights to Reno and hire car (skisafari.com).
With more than 65 of the 80 pistes in Les Deux Alpes graded green, blue or red, this vast area above the beautiful Ecrins National Park in south-east France is a top choice for intermediate skiers and snowboarders.
Test your vertigo immunity on Belvedere des Ecrins – a gangway over a void.
Seven nights’ self-catering at Goleon Val Ecrins from March 25 in a two-bedroom apartment with an alcove with bunk beds costs £260pp (down from £344pp), based on five sharing and including Eurotunnel crossing with Flexiplus upgrade and parking (peakretreats.co.uk).
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