If you run a chalet in Morzine, snow is the ultimate double-edged sword

April 5th, 2012 News

After a bit of a patchy start to Christmas week, the Weather gods have more than made up for it with an almighty dump of snow in the last 3 days. Our chalet looks like a fairytale snow cabin now. Things are looking good for the end of this week when more snow is due and we absolutely love it. Our guests are happy and that makes us happy!

However…

for those of us who live and work in the Morzine chalet business, snow can be a bit of a double edged sword. It is our lifeblood and we love it when it falls, but it also means we have to move it, by hand! Clearing our driveway often takes an hour in the morning (which means a very early start for our chalet team) and everything just takes longer in the snow. Stranded cars, snow chains and ice all make travel much slower. This can be very frustrating when you have only got 2 hours to go skiing and you spend half of it in the car stuck behind a foreign car without snow tyres!

 

But we can’t complain really, we have got this amazing adventure park on our back doorstep and as I write this, I am looking at a beautiful white mountain vista that makes me giddy with excitement for the day ahead. Right, time to get on with clearing the driveway so I can get my car out….

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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