Category - Sustainability

The Chicken Cycle: The benefits of gardening with chooks

May 17th, 2022 Sustainability

Last year we introduced chickens to our garden and they’ve quickly become a fundamental part of our permaculture gardening system. They’re also comical creatures to have around, and the three youngest AliKats (Ivy, Wilf and Albie aged 8, 6 and 4) have loved being involved in taking care of them.

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EcoSki – the sustainable way to find your perfect ski outfit

March 17th, 2022 Sustainability

We’re always interested in supporting other brands and businesses that are shaping the future of skiing and helping skiers tread more lightly on the planet. EcoSki is a business with a clear mission: to give skiers better choices for obtaining their kit, limit unnecessary purchases (and waste) and keep mountain…

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What is zero waste?

October 18th, 2021 Sustainability

Zero waste homes, zero waste offices, zero waste hotels, zero waste communities: the term ‘zero waste’ is being used all the time, but what does it actually mean, and where do we begin?

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How to compost meat without attracting rats!

October 14th, 2021 Sustainability

Composting is a great step towards a greener lifestyle. It, not only, reduces food waste sent to landfill, and therefore cuts down the carbon footprint of your household or business, but it produces a nutritious, chemical-free fertiliser to feed your garden. Today we are going to tell you about Bokashi,…

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Low carbon luxury chalets: how we are reducing our impact

October 7th, 2021 Sustainability

A warm, welcoming chalet is essential on a skiing holiday, but keeping our chalets toasty and running essential appliances, as well as luxury ones, like hot tubs, uses a huge amount of energy, which can come at a cost to the environment. One of the biggest challenges in our Climate…

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How to make wood chip mulch at home

September 2nd, 2021 Sustainability

In our permaculture garden, we are adopting natural, eco-friendly techniques to help our plants thrive. Vegetables and shrubs need well-hydrated, nutrient-rich soil, but bare soil can get damaged by a number of factors, such as persistent weeds, direct sunlight and drying winds. Organic mulch made from wood chips is a…

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Making Organic Plant Feed Out of Nettles

August 17th, 2021 Sustainability

What is it? Weeds are often considered a nuisance, but when prepared properly, stinging nettles have many benefits from a food source to a medicinal treatment to a garden fertilizer. Today we are sharing how to put the nutrients in nettles to good use by creating an organic liquid plant…

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New Eco Package and Environmental Pledges for 2019-20

August 29th, 2019 Sustainability

We’re continuing our mission to be a more environmentally friendly company with new environmental pledges and an eco package to offer skiers the chance to make a few important changes to their holiday for the benefit of the environment. The Eco Package – including a 10% discount on your holiday…

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Our quest to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our chalets

May 29th, 2016 Sustainability

Our 'green CV' reads better than most alpine chalet companies, by our reckoning anyway! (see below) but we know there is a lot more we can do. One area in particular that we would like to improve on is the amount of plastics we use. Plastics rely on oil for…

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New Luxury REN skin care products – great for your skin and good for the environment too!

April 5th, 2016 Sustainability

This season we have upgraded our toiletries to products from the wonderful REN skin care range. Since it’s launch in 2000 REN has become a cult favourite with beauty editors and customers all over the world because of the quality and effectiveness of the products. 

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Why there is nothing cheap about an AliKats Mountain Holiday

March 24th, 2016 Sustainability

We want to share a little insider secret with you… When an offer seems too good to be true. It is.

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