Category - Holiday Tips

Chairlift Chats – What you can learn from travelling with kids

January 31st, 2022 Holiday Tips, Wellness

Each episode Al interviews someone with an interesting story to tell. They go skiing, they sit on a chairlift and they chat about mountain life  

Continue reading...

COVID-19: Travel to France to go skiing 2022

January 19th, 2022 Holiday Tips

With the borders between the United Kingdom and France now open again, skiing in Morzine is back on for many British skiers who want to make the most of the epic snow conditions. On January 14th 2022, the French Government relaxed its entry rules at the borders for fully vaccinated…

Continue reading...

Winter 2022: What to see and do in Morzine

January 18th, 2022 Holiday Tips, Morzine

Thrilling heights, galloping horses, soaring eagles, an enchanting night walk and a real igloo: holidays to Morzine are becoming more magical and amazing than ever before! Many of you will have missed at least one skiing holiday in Morzine, and may not have graced our slopes for over a year…

Continue reading...

Don’t let a pandemic put you off going on holiday: 4 things you may need to consider first

April 14th, 2021 Holiday Tips

As our winter season is coming to and end, we are welcoming in the lighter evenings, warmer mornings and the prospect of a summer filled with guests! Although it would be foolish to try and predict exactly when we can welcome back our guests from the UK, we feel it…

Continue reading...

10 new things to do in Morzine for winter 2021

December 18th, 2020 Holiday Tips

The ski season may have gotten off to a slow start across the Alps this winter, but there’s no shortage of innovation and exciting new developments in the Morzine Avoriaz ski area. Make your visit an epic one by being the first in line to discover new places to ski,…

Continue reading...

Ski well, be well: 8 benefits of skiing during a pandemic

November 13th, 2020 Holiday Tips

Packing for extreme weather, sorting out hire equipment, ski passes and transfers: skiing has never been the simplest of holidays. So why then, year after year for decades gone-by, have people flocked to the Alps to strap on two planks and propel themselves down a mountain? The answer is not…

Continue reading...

5 reasons why you should book an AliKats ski holiday in Morzine this winter

October 16th, 2020 Holiday Tips

OK, so we know it seems a bit strange to be thinking about going on holiday when most European governments are in the process of tightening restrictions. BUT, there are two little seeds of hope that we want to plant in your brain. Two seeds that might make you think…

Continue reading...

What will skiing look like in Morzine this winter?

October 7th, 2020 Holiday Tips

From hiring a pair of ski boots to taking a chair lift up the mountain, you might be wondering what skiing in Morzine will look like this winter. Fresh off the back of a great summer – yes the chair lifts operated, the mountain bikers came whizzing down the trails,…

Continue reading...

How to persuade your boss to take you on a ski trip

October 8th, 2019 Holiday Tips

Are you too busy to bond with colleagues, feeling unmotivated with an uninspiring workload or frustrated problems aren’t being solved collectively in your department? Take a moment to imagine your team reflecting from a mountain top with views of Mont Blanc, driving snow mobiles through snowy forests and brainstorming in…

Continue reading...

Pick a spot | Perfect picnics in the Portes du Soleil

August 6th, 2019 Holiday Tips

Throwing a picnic together and stepping out into the great outdoors is a timeless way to enjoy a beautiful sunny day. To help you discover the best places to throw down your rug around the valleys, mountains and lakes of Morzine, we’ve shared a few of our favourite picnic spots.…

Continue reading...

10 Secrets for ordering wine like a pro

May 17th, 2019 Holiday Tips

France is known all over the world for its fine wines, yet how many times have you browsed a French wine menu and been utterly confused? The good news is, a little inside knowledge can make a huge difference in helping you go from a mediocre to a great choice.…

Continue reading...

Nutrition: How to eat smart and ski for longer

March 22nd, 2019 Food, Holiday Tips

If you’re usually behind a desk all week, a full week’s skiing can be quite demanding on your body. One of the best ways to ensure you are fit for the slopes is to pay extra attention to your diet before and during the holiday. This will help you combat…

Continue reading...

Ski Equipment: Is it Time You Bought Your Own Set of Skis?

February 4th, 2019 Holiday Tips

Don’t own your own skies? You’re not alone. Plenty of people prefer to rent over making the big decision to buy. But which is better? Really, it depends on who you are, how you ski and what you want out of your ski trip. We’ve weighed up the pros and…

Continue reading...

Paris for a night: 2 boutique stays for a stopover

November 27th, 2018 Holiday Tips

We might be mountain dwellers for most of the year, but every once in a while we love to hang up our country boots and get lost in the city. This year, as part of our environmental pledge to reduce our combined carbon footprint, we are helping guests reach us…

Continue reading...

All aboard! AliKats helps you ski greener with train travel and more…

November 16th, 2018 Holiday Tips

The headlines about climate change are more than upsetting at the moment. One good thing is, most people who love the mountains are conscientious about the environment and keen to do as much as they can to protect it. This effort is absolutely crucial, now more than ever, in protecting…

Continue reading...

A crash course in driving in snow!

December 11th, 2017 Holiday Tips

While lots of snow is great for skiing, it can make driving a little tricky. Each season we see people getting it very wrong and nothing will ruin a holiday more than an unnecessary accident. So, for those of you planning to drive out, we thought it would be helpful…

Continue reading...

All the gear and no idea? Top tips for looking after your ski kit

September 21st, 2017 Holiday Tips

Let’s be honest – you probably don’t look after your ski kit properly. A couple of days before your next ski holiday you will dig it all out from the shed, garage or loft – where you unceremoniously dumped it straight after last year’s trip – and wonder why it…

Continue reading...

The non-skier’s guide to the perfect ski holiday!

July 22nd, 2017 Holiday Tips

We often hear that guests have non-skiing friends who love the idea of a chalet holiday, but the thought of actually going skiing leaves them cold… Pun intended. The Alps in winter are a veritable playground and it’s a shame to think that some people may never get to experience…

Continue reading...

End of Season Ski Video Round-up

May 5th, 2017 Holiday Tips

The Morzine Avoriaz ski season is over and the AliKats team are gearing up for the summer season. What better time to look back at some of the unexpected/surprising/slightly scary things people have been doing on skis!? We’ve scoured the web and compiled some of our favourites below. It almost…

Continue reading...

Winter Sports Travel Insurance Pitfalls

March 6th, 2017 Holiday Tips

Buying travel insurance has got to be one of the least interesting parts of planning a winter holiday. But let’s face it, we all know someone who’s come a cropper on a ski slope. And if a jobs worth doing, it’s worth doing right, even when it comes to getting…

Continue reading...