Family fun – the alps in the summer

I have just had a great week with a family group whose ages ranged from 5 to 75. Here to celebrate Gramps’ 75th birthday the family arrived from the UK and Dubai to spend the week celebrating and making the most of the activiites available here in the Alps during the summer. Gramps went hiking, white water rafting and swimming in the lake plus a quick demonstation of how to do a handstand in the garden to entertain his two little grand daughters – he really did put most of us to shame.

His 3 grandson’s went moutain biking on most days and covered most of the Portes du Soleil in their week – they had a fantastic time and were all exhausted by the end of the week. Chatel really is a mecca for the moutain biker. Then they all spent a day at Lake Leman (Lake Geneva) jumping off diving boards into the lake and generally messing about in the water.

They have all gone home with great memories of a family week of fun and are threatening to come back next year….. Bring it on!

French Holiday Ideas For family Ski Resorts in the Alps.

Enjoying a winter ski break in France is a rite of passage for many children, but with so many resorts to choose from, where should you go and what should you be looking for to ensure that the kids are safe, well looked after, and entertained? Here we look at the options available and present a great family ski resort in Chatel

There are many things to consider when booking your family skiing break. First there’s the destination – do you want a quiet resort or somewhere livelier with more off-piste activities? If there’s a break in the weather you will need alternative options for keeping them amused!

Then there’s the accommodation. Are the facilities really what you require, do they include child-friendly additions such as high chairs and plenty of games to keep the kids entertained? Will you be self-catering or catered? If so, do you need to have access to specialist foods at the local supermarket?

At we specialise in caring for our guests, from picking you up from the airport to arranging your ski passes and transportation to and from the piste.

Our Chalet accommodation is second to none and we cater for all your needs after a busy day skiing.

Skiing Accommodation in Chatel with Savoie Faire.

January, February and March is the best time to enjoy the fresh air of the Alps and book a Skiing Holiday. At Savoie Faire we can offer you the comforts of our Chalet in Chatel to relax in after your enjoyable day of outdoor fun.

Another important element of your catered chalet holiday with Savoie Faire is the skiing. We are situated in the centre of La Chapelle d’Abondance and just behind us is the local ski area of Cret Beni and the cross country terrain. 2 minutes up the road by minibus and you reach La Pantiaz with direct access to the vast Portes du Soleil or on some days we may choose to start from Linga or Pre la Joux . Wherever we start from you will be driven to the lift system and collected at the end of your ski day, no walking in ski boots carrying skis.

The Best pre Christmas snow in years

Christmas and pre Christmas sking has never been sooooo gooood. Up the mountain in 30 minutes and can’t wait – first ski of the season. Shame to waste it. La Ferme du Chateau open this pre Christmas season from 12th December – availability for New Year pre- Christmas and Christmas.