Winter berries

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.

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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.

THE BERRIES ARE HERE AND WE ARE GOING TO BUY A NEW PAIR OF FAT BOY POWDER SKIS! WOO HOOOOOO!

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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