Il Buco hosts dining and skiing vacations in Courchevel.
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File this one in the random but amazing drawer: The good people of Il Buco, the perennially hot downtown Italian restaurant, have outdone themselves by adding a jet-setting food-and-wine winter skiing getaway to their menu. The location: Courchevel 1850, the famous French Alps ski resort.
From January through March, Il Buco owner Donna Lennard and her husband, Luca Boniciolli, who is a private ski guide, will host groups of eight to 12 people in private chalets for one-week vacations that will combine skiing, food, wine, and adventure.
Boniciolli will lead ski excursions through the Trois Vallées of Courchevel or accompany guests on a helicopter ride to Chamonix to ski the Vallée Blanche. Back at the resort, Il Buco’s head chefs and wine directors will prepare made-to-order meals, teach private cooking classes, and lead wine tastings in guests’ chalets.
The Il Buco team can also arrange other optional activities, such as private yoga classes and spa treatments. Guests will stay in five- or six-bedroom chalets, each of which has a fireplace, a kitchen, and balconies overlooking the Bellecôte glacier and Dent du Villard. Select accommodations may also include a swimming pool, a steam room, a fitness room, a media room, and more. Prices start at about $5,100, depending on accommodations and activities.
Il Buco: 47 Bond Street #1, 212.533.1932; ask for Donna or Anne to learn more about the vacations.