Why this season is going to be BRILLIANT for spring skiing!

April 5th, 2013 News

If you haven’t done it before, spring skiing is something very special and this year, with 270cm of snow still in Avoriaz, is going to be pretty special. Here are some crude maths to prove this:

  • The last 2 weeks have been really warm and we’ve lost about 2cm of snow per day (i.e. Not very much)
  • Assuming it will continue to be that warm for the rest of the season (which is very unlikely) we will lose another 70cm of snow in the remaining 35 days of the season
  • This will still leave us with a whopping 200cm of snow on the last day of the season (Apr 22nd)

And here is what you have to look forward to if you book an AliKats holiday between now and the end of the season:

  • Spring temperatures mean skiing in t-shirts (Ben was skiing with his top off altogether the other day, but then again he is a bit of a poser)
  • Powder like conditions at certain points of the day. Normally between 11-2pm, just when the snow is soft enough and before it gets too slushy, the snow behaves like powder – lots of fun!
  • Long daylight hours. With the clocks going back in 3 weeks, skiing in April is like a summer holiday and a winter holiday in 1!
  • Long boozy lunches. Not sure this point is necessarily any different to a normal day’s skiing but worth adding anyway.
  • Live music on the pistes. There are a number of different festivals scheduled between now and the end of the season in Morzine and Avoriaz so there is always something going on
  • Spring barbeques. If the weather is right, we may even be doing a couple of barbeques for dinner!

We still have various bits of availailability so get in touch if you like the sound of this…

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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