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Does a bumper crop of berries means we’re in for a great winter’s skiing?

October 5th, 2014 News

Ancient folklore says that when the fruit on the trees and plants are plentiful in summer and autumn, it is nature’s way of providing a good stash of fuel for it’s animals ahead of a cold, hard winter. And of course a cold, hard winter is a good thing for skiiers and snowboarders.


Last year, we noticed less fruit than usual in the gardens around Morzine and this was followed by a pretty mild winter, although it did snow regularly throughout which meant people’s ski holidays were not affected by the warm temperatures. So, the question is… should we be getting excited about the fact that the gardens around the AliKats chalets are all currently laden with plums, apples and blackberries?

Well, we’ll take any chance to get excited about skiing the slopes of the Portes du Soleil in huge quantities of powder! So the answer to that particular question is ‘hells yeah, why not!”

However, we should be compelled to listen to the rational, empirical evidence-seeking voices in our heads and sadly, as far as we are aware there is no proven link between the berry crop and hardness of the winter.

We should be. But we’re not.


AliKats takes gold in global sustainability award

July 13th, 2023 News, Sustainability

Yesterday (12th July) saw AliKats Mountain Holidays announced as winners in the virtual awards ceremony for the 2023 Global Good Awards. The awards recognise organisations and leaders who are achieving practical, real-world impact for people and planet that is both scalable and replicable – and who have inspiring stories to tell. We are delighted…

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The Fun Guide: Where to Ski with Kids in Morzine

January 30th, 2023 Holiday Tips, Morzine, News

There are lots of factors involved in taking kids on a skiing holiday, but if you’ve ever done it before, you’ll know that when it comes to success on the slopes, it’s all about having fun! For mum and dad, that means keeping things simple and being well prepared. If…

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Noël Guide 2022: Morzine has Christmas all wrapped up for families

December 6th, 2022 Holiday Tips, Morzine, News

All the information you need for a fairytale Christmas in Morzine The snow is already here and Santa is on his way, along with an amazing line up of entertainment, music and interactive activities for big and little kids alike! Once off slopes, find out where to sip vin chaud,…

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Winter 2023: What’s new and not to miss in Morzine

November 15th, 2022 Holiday Tips, Morzine, News

The mountain tops have received their first dusting of snow across the Alps, and excitement is budding for an uninterrupted ski season with a buzzing resort and plenty of action up on the hill. Our forward thinking town just gets better and better, and we’re brimming with ideas of what…

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