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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Mountain Dreams and Chalets

From the age of 5, I used to dream about skiing for 51 weeks of the year.  As a family, we’d look through our printed photos from the previous years, and shout excitedly at Franz Klammer and Pirmin Zurbriggen on Ski Sunday.  We’d even sit in a line on the sofa and make chairlift-bumping-over-a-pylon noises […]