Category - News

Children’s ski wear was boring until now…

November 12th, 2018 News

We love creating partnerships with like minded brands so when we came across Dinoski, a new children’s skiwear brand, it was a no-brainer. Their collection is aimed at children aged 2-7 and features all-in-one, animal themed skiwear, which are waterproof and warm, sprinkled with just the right amount of wild.…

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Inspiring food blogs that will leave you hungry

September 28th, 2017 News

Check out a few of Kat’s favourite blogs that inspire some of her creations. Wild mushrooms, parsnips, pumpkins, plums, apples and nuts: autumn brings an abundance of colourful produce to satisfy our revived appetites and cravings for heartier dishes. It’s the perfect time for me to start cooking and planning…

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Easy plum and red onion chutney

September 21st, 2017 News

As we’re very lucky to have lots of fruit trees on our doorstep, in late September every year I am faced with the delicious problem of what to do with an abundance of fruit. Chutney is always the winning answer! This recipe works for pretty much any type of red…

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Favourite Food Winners: Source Awards for Excellence 2017

April 11th, 2017 News

Food is central and important part of the AliKats story. We spend a lot of time thinking about it, writing about it, and a lot of time planning and preparing it – all to give our guests something a bit special. That’s why we’re exceptionally proud to announce that we’ve…

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Introducing our new chalet for 2017: ‘The View’

March 16th, 2017 News

Built in 2017 exclusively for AliKats with a stunning finish from up and coming interior designer Louise Leighton, The View sleeps up to 14 people in 5 luxury ensuite rooms. The spacious open plan living space features a fire-place and incredible views of Morzine and the surrounding mountains. Soak away…

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It’s going to snow every day for the next week. Get in.

January 10th, 2017 News

We normally write blogs of around 200 words but quite frankly, this picture says it all…. 130cm+ of snow due before Sunday. Wooooooo hooooo!!!!

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Snow Due For The New Year

December 31st, 2016 News

There’s not been much fresh snow in Europe over the last 3 weeks – including in the Alps, and our very own Morzine-Avoriaz. Off-piste skiing options throughout the Portes du Soleil have been limited through December as a result. But the snow machines and piste-bashers have been working hard to…

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Chalet 1788 is one of the 20 coolest chalets in the Alps according to The Times!

November 19th, 2016 News

We are now officially cool, according to The Times. And if The Times don’t have street cred then who does I ask you? This lovely little article was published on Saturday 19th November 2016 and we are duly basking in it’s glory…. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/20-coolest-ski-chalets-in-the-alps-zzc68n0xp

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The best November snow we can remember…

November 15th, 2016 News

So, it has snowed in the last week. A LOT! We have been out here since 2009 and can’t remember a November like the one we are having at the moment. It has stayed cold and the snow has been falling regularly for 10 days now plus, there is more…

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Nothing brings a smile to our faces like the first snow of the season

November 6th, 2016 News

This time of year is always full of high intensity preparation for the start of the ski season and we often end up working 7 days a week this time of year. However, a good snow fall never fails to stop us in our tracks like the first snow fall.…

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Batten down the hatches: It’s going to snow BIGLY!

November 3rd, 2016 News

There may be more than one storm on the horizon but the one we are really interested in is not the guy in the blond wig but the first winter storm of the ski season bringing 40+cm of snow with it!! Thankfully we have got the cars booked in to…

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The Times top 50 ski holidays 2016-17 featuring Chalet 1788!

October 9th, 2016 News

On Saturday 8th October 2016, we were delighted to learn that our new self catered offering, Chalet 1788, had been listed in The Times top 50 ski holidays for 2016-17. In order to see the full article, you have to be a subscriber to The Times so instead, here is…

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Introducing Chalet 1788: Self-catered Chalets, the AliKats Way

September 30th, 2016 News

AliKats has until recently specialised in catered chalets. Naturally, though, we often get requests from prospective guests looking to rent our chalets on a self-catered basis. And we’ve been known to do just that: Chalet de L’ange is available on a self-catered basis during the summer season. But we thought…

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Why we are changing our name to AliKats Hygge Holidays *

September 7th, 2016 News

  You may have seen in the press that Denmark is the world’s happiest country and one of the apparent keys to their happiness is the essential ritual of Hygge. Hygge loosely translates as cosiness and is all about a feeling of wellbeing, about enjoying life, whether through time spent…

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Feeling flush? How about a helicopter transfer?

September 1st, 2016 News

While we’re quite at home with a good old fashioned minivan, we’re all for providing guests with a wide range of travel options. So for those inclined or feeling especially flush, there is always the option to start your holiday with the exhilarating alpine views and heady heights of a…

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3 reasons why Brexit won’t affect your ski holiday in France this winter

June 25th, 2016 News

Regardless of which way you voted, the events of 23rd & 24th June are huge & the resulting uncertainty will be the hardest thing for many people over the coming months. However, the impending political divorce between the UK and Europe won't really affect your ski holiday this winter and…

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Crispy asian pork belly with hoi sin sauce, asian slaw, earl grey infused rice & sesame veg

June 23rd, 2016 News

Guests always ask which of the evenings meals is my favourite and although it is a pretty tough call as I only put things on the menu that I really enjoy, I have to say the crispy pork belly with hoi-sin sauce, asian slaw and earl grey rice was the…

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Crankworx Mountain biking in Les Gets – an epic display of skill

June 19th, 2016 News

Google defines Crankworx as 'the defining celebration of world-class mountain biking' and based on what we saw in Les Gets this week, it would be difficult to challenge that definition. The 'festival' ran from 15-19 June in Les Gets and contained everything from the Slopestyle competition (full of big air…

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What should you expect from a catered chalet ski holiday?

April 5th, 2016 News

Unless you have been on one before, it may not be immediately obvious what staying in a catered ski chalet actually involves. So, I thought it might be useful to explain how it all works…

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Avoriaz to trial a new human-powered chairlift

April 1st, 2016 News

In a bid to reduce the energy usage involved in skiing, Avoriaz is trialling a new human powered chairlift. 100 volunteers will run in 20 giant hamster wheels for 1 hour at a time (followed by a 4-hour break) in an attempt to get fit and also save the planet. 

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