Financial Times

How to Spent It

Financial Times How to Spent It

Sophy Roberts


Australian Danielle Stynes holds the keys to the kingdom in the Alps: her company SwisSkiSafari ( specialises in very high-end ski and snowboard itineraries, using helis where they are allowed, primarily in Switzerland, but also in France and Italy. Highlights include visiting a monastery accessible only on skis, where monks welcome guests for tea, and nights in a private treehouse hanging like a giant icicle in a snow-laden forest. She focuses on accessing virgin territory – the average length of trip is four to 10 days.