Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2016

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 1

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2016 After the early snowfalls that swept across the Alps during November, we were delighted to share that the Verbier ski area officially opened on 11th November 2016: Weekends in November During December’s pre-season weekends, La Tzoumaz is connected to Verbier by high-speed telecabin (see here to read about how the connections were improved […]

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10 family insights for a great summer chalet holiday

We often wonder what it’s like for our clients to have a summer chalet holiday in La Tzoumaz, so we decided to find out for ourselves.  Most of our visitors are not single families or groups of friends, but are three-generational families or two-family groups.  To simulate these conditions, we recruited some friends whose children […]

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C is for Chalet – Top 7 gorgeous & affordable chalets

“C” is for “Chalet” Top 7 gorgeous and affordable chalets for your next self-catered ski holiday … all starting with the letter “C” More photos, descriptions, prices and reservations here: #1              Chalet Champagne http://4vallees4saisons.com/chalet/chalet-champagne/ Admire the stunning mountain views from the huge feature windows with a glass of bubbles, or relax in the sauna area. Sleeps […]

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Off-Piste skiing before and after FATMAP

FATMAP is our favourite app for detailed off-piste / backcountry skiing data and informed decision-making.  It is only useful if you know how to read and interpret the avalanche bulletin (see here and here), can work with slope angles and exposition to minimise the risk of provoking avalanches, are familiar with avoiding terrain traps and equipped […]

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Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2015

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 1

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2015 After the huge snowfalls that swept across the Alps from the 21st November 2015, we were hungry for some on-piste carving and a spot of mogul-hopping so we spent the weekends pre-season skiing in Verbier. Weekends from the end of November During the season, La Tzoumaz is connected to Verbier by high-speed […]

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Godille International Ski Week 2015

Inaugural Godille International Ski Week La Tzoumaz, Verbier’s 4-Valleys, Switzerland 16-20 March 2015 Day 1 Blog Entry My wife and I had ski lessons in our early days, but none in the 21st century so, we decided to sign up for the inaugural Godille International Ski Week in La Tzoumaz to gain some new experiences.  […]

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Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2014

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 1

Weekend pre-season skiing in Verbier 2014 After ski-touring on the autumn snow above La Tzoumaz, we were hungry for some on-piste carving and a spot of mogul-hopping so we spent the weekends pre-season skiing in Verbier. Early in December During the season, La Tzoumaz is connected to Verbier by high-speed telecabin (see here to read about how the […]

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Hunting for Edelweiss in La Tzoumaz

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We went hunting for Edelweiss one late summer’s day on the mountainside above La Tzoumaz.  See if you can read the whole story without bursting into song! A few weeks ago we bumped into a local couple out hiking up the Col des Mines.  Leaning on their hiking poles, they were delighted to stop and share their […]

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Update on the loi Lex Weber

La Tzoumaz Chalet For Sale Evening

Good news for owners of second homes in Switzerland.  As the Lex Weber project progresses through the two houses of parliament, it seems existing owners of second homes will benefit most from the law. Until 2012, there was a building boom in swiss mountain resorts.  High quality construction, good prices available compared to top French resorts […]

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Good news for link to Verbier’s 4-Vallees

Link to Verbier 4 Vallees

For those of you familiar with the best routes to escape La Tzoumaz excellent snow and family-friendly pistes, you will be delighted to hear that the link to Verbier’s 4-Vallees will be improved for 2014/2015.  For those of you unsure of how to access the legendary Mont Fort and other world-class areas of Verbier’s 4-Valleys, the following […]

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4-Vallees reunited for another 18 years!

4 Vallees Verbier La Tzoumaz

We’re expecting a big rush on holiday reservations in our La Tzoumaz chalets as news breaks that the 4 Vallees ski domain has been reunited after tense negotiations between lift operators TeleVerbier, TeleNendaz, TeleVeysonnaz and TeleThyon.  The news emerged today that an agreement had finally been signed that would extend the agreement to provide 4-Vallees lift passes for […]

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Trottinette descent into La Tzoumaz

Descent into La Tzoumaz on an off-road "trottinette" scooter

There is a pleasing variety of options to get down (and up) the mountainside in La Tzoumaz.  In summer, by far the most hilarious has to be the trottinette scooter.  We climbed out of the telecabin at the top of the Savoleyres and were shown to our trottinettes by the lift operator. “It’ll be a bit steep […]

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The hills are ALIVE… with the sight of flowers!

Here are just a few of the millions and millions of flowers I have seen whilst out and about on the mountainside this week.  It’s true that some are to be found in people’s gardens, but many are just growing wild and free! People tend to mow their lawns and strim their steeply-banked gardens around the […]

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La Tzoumaz safe during 4-Valleys spat over income split

Phew!  With Monday’s shocking news that Televerbier and Telenendaz/Televeysonnaz had failed to reach agreement over how to split the income from the 4th Valley of Thyon 2000 and that they have no agreement to offer a combined 4-Valleys lift-pass for the winter, you might be wondering how this could affect life in La Tzoumaz.  The good news […]

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To master the wild

I’ve always loved the mountains for their raw, wild beauty.  They are huge and untamed.  Majestic and un-mastered.  They seem so massive and unmoveable, but were somehow thrown up by the shifting of the Earth’s tectonic plates millions of years ago.  Now that I live in the mountains, I feel the need to step closer, […]

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