I don't suppose living in the Alps is that great from an Ecological perspective. Though as time goes on we are learning (actually, being slowly forced) to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. Not many people think about this though, …

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LE GRAND CERF LES CARROZ An authentic alpine village resort, situated under an hour from Geneva airport, Les Carroz forms part of the magnificent Grand Massif ski area with its 265km of slopes. Skiing has been taking place in Les …

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I'd been hearing lots of opinion about the skiing at Avoriaz over the last week. Most people will know that the Northern Alps is really struggling for snow at the moment. So it was a surprise to hear: "Incredible, I could …

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3 years ago I wrote what I had hoped would be the first part of a blog on how to start a chalet business in the Alps. It was in response to an upturn in enquiries for that type of …

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There was an important meeting in Les Carroz last night (24/11/16). We had thought it was about the proposed developments (more on this below) but it was actually about the PLU. The PLU is certainly important but only really to land …

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In fact, Les Carroz is pushing ahead with so many projects I'll have to write two posts on this. L'Oasis - Cool Zone This might be old news for some. In fact many resorts are introducing themed areas like this …

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Or Brexit and buying Property in the Alps. I was asked on most days in the weeks following June/23rd what I thought the effect the Brexit vote would have on the property market in the Alps. Back then, it was …

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Renovation round-up in St Jean d'Aulps & Vallée Renovation projects are increasingly difficult to come by in the Alps. The more “Grand Design” farmhouse restorations that are completed, the fewer there are left for the rest of us to do the …

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Looking for road bike routes around Morzine? Road ride routes from Les Gets? Road riding from St Jean d'Aulps? All the road bike routes in and around Morzine and Les Gets I am going to describe work equally well from …

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Should I ride in the Etape du Tour? A question thousands ask themselves every October. The answer is probably "yes", I'll explain why here. The Etape du Tour and the Tour du France are organised by the same people. ASO (Amaury …

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