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Autumn in the Alps

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Those of us lucky enough to live or have second homes in the Alps are able to enjoy this less celebrated season in a different but no less enjoyable way. In September the tourists disappear and the kids go back to school leaving us to enjoy the remainder […]

Like to know what you are eating?

Like to know what you are eating?

On Bastille Day this year (15 July) a new law came into effect stating that commercial catering establishments had to change the way they were describing the food they were serving. Restaurants are now required to specify on the menu what is ‘homemade’ using the terminology Fait Maison with its accompanying logo. ‘Fait Maison’ is […]

New lifts linking Morzine – Avoriaz

New lifts linking Morzine – Avoriaz

This summer saw the welcome deconstruction and reconstruction of two of our favourite ski-lifts in Morzine, the Proclou and Seraussaix. The Proclou and Seraussaix lifts have been slowly and steadily transporting skiers and snowboarders between Super Morzine and Avoriaz for years – slowly sometimes being the operative word. So it was with delight when an […]

Hidden Assets, Hidden Talents

Hidden Assets, Hidden Talents

 What will the Alps bring out in you? The French Alps are home to all good things. Skiing. Snowboarding. Mulled wine and cheese fondue. But it is also becoming home to creativity, with more and more artists relocating to this fantastic part of the world. From painters, to photographers, to graphic designers, even sculptors are […]

Much to love about Megeve

Much to love about Megeve

The original home of glamour & luxury in the French Alps remains authentic and attractive for the property investor.

Summer holidays in the alps

Summer holidays in the alps

How the summer holiday market should always be a factor in buying your Alpine property

Carry on Glamping

Carry on Glamping

The Collins English Dictionary describes Glamping as a form of camping that involves accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those normally associated with traditional camping. But that doesn’t do justice to a travel experience with no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, hut, […]

Time to get out on your Bike

Time to get out on your Bike

Cycling around Morzine, Les Gets and St Jean d’Aulps The warm weather in June has finally removed any temptation to get out in the snow and road bikes have once again become a familiar sight on the roads in the Alps. Boasting some of the most breathtaking, literally, rides in the world, the routes surrounding […]

Avoriaz Aquariaz

Avoriaz Aquariaz

It has been described as an aquatic paradise in the mountains. It contains lush vegetation and rocks. It houses natural tropical vegetation never before seen in the Alps. It holds one of the oldest mahogany trees in the world (350 years old) and it has lots and lots of water slides. Avoriaz’s Aquariaz opened at […]

Multi Pass offers multitude of ways to enjoy the mountain

Multi Pass offers multitude of ways to enjoy the mountain

Morzine in summer is magnificent, as are all the mountain ranges and valleys of the Portes du Soleil. Which is why the summer equivalent of a ski lift pass – the Multi Pass – offers such great value for money. Not only does it allow you to access the chairlifts and cable cars so you […]

Summer lifts are now open

Summer lifts are now open

One of the joys of summer in the Alps is that the extensive mountain lift network is opened so the Alps can be explored in a variety of different ways from cycling to walking to paragliding for the more adventurous! Most resorts opened their lifts network on 29th June and they will remain open until […]

Pass Porte de Soleil bike fair in Morzine.

Pass Porte de Soleil bike fair in Morzine.

29th June – 1st July According to the Porte de Soleil newsletter issued this week, this year’s Pass’Portes bike fair is in Morzine! This is what they have to say about it: ‘For 3 days, riders and bike fans can have a look and try out new bikes from more than 150 brands coming to […]

Indoor Swimming Pool in Morzine – Now Open

Indoor Swimming Pool in Morzine – Now Open

They say that the best things in life come to those who wait, and the residents of Morzine have been the most patient people on earth. After years of planning, millions of euros of investment, several unconfirmed and constantly changing opening dates, Morzine’s new indoor swimming pool is finally open for business. The new pool […]

Mountain & Road Biking in Portes du Soleil

Mountain & Road Biking in Portes du Soleil

Morzine is pretty much a Mecca for mountain and road biking. With the whole of the Portes du Soleil area to explore, Morzine is definitely a great place for biking as the different and varied terrains suit bikers of all levels. Whether you enjoy a leisurely cycle around some of the lower level trails, or […]

Passporte de Soleil 2012

Passporte de Soleil 2012

Registration for the extremely popular Pass’Portes du Soleil MTB 2012 opened on line on Wednesday morning. The mountain biking trek takes place across the Portes du Soleil domain over 3 days, 29 June – 1 July 2012, and marks the opening of the mountain bike season in the Porte du Soleil area. The 80km circuit […]

Winter Alpine activities for the non-skier !

Winter Alpine activities for the non-skier !

Kate Scott who represents Alpine Angels in St Gervais and Megeve provides a guide on non-skiing activities in the mountains. For many years, for us non-Continentals, the Alps has been the play ground reserved for die hard skiers and snowboarders and those of us who don’t ski at all, have left it too late to […]

Meet the team … Katy Stebbing

Meet the team … Katy Stebbing

Katy Stebbing works with Alpine Angels in the alpine village of Les Gets where she lives with her husband Ben and Roxy the dog. Katy has a dual role within our team taking care of our vendors and also working with our buyers. She has been enjoying the bumper snow conditions this year and has […]

La Grande Odyssée Husky Dog Race – Les Gets

La Grande Odyssée Husky Dog Race  – Les Gets

Dog sledding competition in January This exciting event passes through Les Gets. Over 300 dogs spend over 5 days racing through the snowy landscape in what is considered to be the most challenging race of its kind. The trainers are amongst the best in the world and so big crowds and lots of media attention […]

Christmas & New Year in Morzine

Christmas & New Year in Morzine

Wondering what to do this Christmas and New Year? The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. Christmas is a far less commercial event in France than in the UK and so you won’t find things publicised for […]

Lost your Christmas cheer? Then head to the Alps

Lost your Christmas cheer? Then head to the Alps

Commercial just doesn’t cover it. There are baubles in the shops from September; tinsel in taxis from October and I’ve received extensive Christmas lists from my nieces by early November. If your Christmas has been taken over by the spirit of consumerism then the Alps might be the tonic for you. The French Alps do […]

The eternal ‘Glam of Cham’

The eternal ‘Glam of Cham’

Why Chamonix has been drawing travellers since the 18th century Chamonix – it’s always on someone’s holiday hit list. But what is it about this alpine valley that keeps drawing people back year after year after year? What exactly do people do in the town of Chamonix? Well interest in Chamonix began all the way […]

Meet the Team – Rhiannon

Meet the Team – Rhiannon

Rhiannon Cook has been with Alpine Angels for 2 years. A fully fledged Alpine Angel, Rhiannon has been based in Chamonix for 7 years moving to the resort after she fell in love with the mountains. With Christmas nearly upon us we asked Rhiannon for some Chamonix Christmas Top Tips. What’s your favourite place in […]

Several new eating and drinking venues in Les Gets

Several new eating and drinking venues in Les Gets

JM and Rhona from the very popular fish and chip, wrap, pizza and noodle restaurant Mamma’s in Morzine have taken over the Boomerang in Les Gets. They are going to open a restaurant much like Mammas there as well as a tapas cum wine bar. We have high hopes for the wine bar, as the […]

Father Christmas actually lives in Les Gets!

Father Christmas actually lives in Les Gets!

He and his faithful elves live together in their grotto, a log cabin in the middle of the enchanted forest high above the village……. Don’t miss! Santa’s grotto : On the 10th of December and from the 17th to the 30th of December (except the 24th of December). Father Christmas gazette: Every day the adventures […]