Journal

24 hours in Tignes

02 October 2018

You’ve got just 24hrs to spend in the Espace Killy, home to Val d’Isere and Tignes. But with hundreds of kilometres of incredible skiing, world class dining, and some of the most famous apres in the Alps, is it even possible in 24 hours?

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The Insider’s Guide to Dining in Courchevel

27 August 2018

From secret restaurants to the best place to stop for hot chocolate, Robin Kinnaird of Snow Limits Ski School gives us the Insider’s Guide to dining in Courchevel.

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Boutique Weeks – Luxury stays by the room

15 July 2018

Boutique Weeks allow guests to enjoy a luxury chalet experience, but on a room-by-room basis, much like a Boutique Hotel.

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Chamonix for the family – summer

05 May 2018

Often viewed as ‘big mountain’ or ‘home of the extreme’ Chamonix is sometimes overlooked as a family destination.  In reality there are very few resorts in the world that can compete with what Chamonix offers families, year round. We take a look at just a few of the family treats available right now for visiting families.

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Day tripping: Chamonix Mer de Glace & the little red Montenvers Train

02 May 2018

The Mer de Glace is something I had overlooked for the best part of 10 years. Who’d take a slow train up a mountain when you can high-speed ski down one? But at the end of this winter, when faced with creating an itinerary for visiting family, I had one Chamonix morning left to fill. The Mer de Glace was my only option and thank goodness it was…

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Top 9 health benefits of steam rooms and saunas

02 April 2018

They feel good… That’s all we knew for sure. But it seems that the benefits of steam rooms and saunas are far-reaching and scientifically proven. Here are some of the reasons you need to steam and sauna your way to better health…

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Fancy yourself as a travel writer?

01 April 2018

Fancy yourself as a travel writer? Then why not contribute to the next BC Insider Guide. We are looking for top tips, insider knowledge, and hidden destinations for MERIBEL and the Three Valleys. It’s the most famous ski area in the world with an infinite number of things to do year round. But what are your top tips for a BC Guest?

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a perfectly poached egg

10 February 2018

The perfectly poached egg is hard to master. One moment we are revelling at the sight of our perfectly poached creation, the next we are faced
with a scrambled mess of boiling water and eggy foam. Thankfully Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean is here to help…

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BC Corporate Ski

05 February 2018

The Boutique Chalet Company’s Corporate Ski provides bespoke corporate ski holidays. Enjoy a full five-star service, with itineraries tailored to your unique needs. Whether you are team building and networking, entertaining and rewarding clients and employees, or just want to enjoy some world-class skiing – BC Corporate Ski is your perfect partner.

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5 reasons why short ski breaks should be on your radar

29 January 2018

Short ski breaks should be on your radar. They are not simply ‘squashed up’ versions of a normal weeklong ski holiday. They are an incredible opportunity to maximise your annual ski time, minimise organisational fuss, discover new parts of the Alps, with minimal disruption to your daily life.

Here are 5 reasons you should try a luxury ski break this winter.

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MORZINE & LES GETS EVENTS

25 January 2018
Throughout winter (and summer), Morzine & Les Gets hosts a series of mostly free events. From music and film, cultural festivals and charity events, family activity weeks and celebrations of alpine culture.  Here are a few of our top picks.
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6 Reasons why it is better to Ski Easter

20 January 2018

It’s easy to forget Easter as a ski destination for your holidays. But Easter often knocks the snow-socks off the rest of the ski season. Here are six reasons we think it is always better to Ski Easter.

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7 Top tips for the perfect family ski holiday

18 January 2018

There are some small but essential things to consider that could make or break your family ski holiday. Here are our top 7 tips to ensure the perfect family ski trip.

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The 36-hour luxury ski break

17 January 2018

This is based on a true story… You might have work commitments coming out of your ears. Your work-life balance might have swung heavily in the direction of work, but surely you could give yourself 36-hours off to do a bit of skiing? We arranged it for some of our guests.

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Ski Weekends and Short Ski Breaks

14 January 2018

Not sure you could fit in a luxury ski break when your schedule is already at breaking point? Here’s how to get more piste time this winter…

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A day on the slopes : Meribel

11 January 2018

Sometimes you can have too much choice. There comes a crippling indecision when the world is quite literally your oyster. Some handy insights never go a miss. Which is why we love The Telegraph’s Ski Itineraries. Here we take a look at their one day guide to skiing Meribel.

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Early resort opening – the update

06 December 2017

It’s fair to say that it has been a truly magnificent start to winter here in the French Alps with 3 out of the 5 Boutique resorts opening early this year, and resorts braced for more snow this weekend. Here we get all the in-resort updates of what is really happening in the Alps, where is open and where you can ski – THIS WEEKEND

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The pre half term weeks

17 November 2017

February half term sells itself. If you are a family who skis there are simply no other options. You must book along with the masses or, sadly, you miss out. With clients spending most of the year scrabbling to secure peak week chalets it’s easy to forget the weeks in between Christmas and February half term. But the pre-half term weeks – The Interim Weeks – offer some of the best ski conditions, considerably quieter pistes, and the most amazing accommodation deals.

 

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5 Reasons to ski New Years

26 September 2017

We think how you start the new year directly impacts the rest of your year. So why wouldn’t you start it on snow? Here are our top 5 reasons why it is imperative to make sure you are skiing New Years.

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5 Snow Sure recommendations in Chamonix

20 September 2017

Booking a ski holiday can sometimes feel like playing a game of roulette. You just don’t know whether you are going to strike it rich. As there is no way to predict snowfall it’s important to research which European ski resorts are snow sure, which is when ski resorts like Chamonix come into their own.

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Bored of the Piste? Try these 5 adrenaline-filled winter sports

12 September 2017

Ski resorts are not just for skiing. In fact most towns have year-round populations with a penchant for all things extreme. So if you want a break from skiing, but still need your adrenaline fix, here’s our top 5 things to try. It’s what the locals do …

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Family Ski Fit

04 September 2017

The words ski fitness always result in a collective groan among my peer group. But winter sports holidays do require a certain level of fitness. But you don’t have to banish your family to the gym to get them ski-fit. Here are a few easy ways to get them mountain-ready…

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Finished on piste? Our Top 5 non-ski related activities (that will still make you p** your pants)

30 August 2017

Finished on piste? Here are our top 5 adrenaline filled non-ski related activities (that will still make you p** your pants)…

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7 reasons to go skiing at Christmas

24 August 2017

There is still a certain stigma that comes from packing your bags over the festive period and fleeing the country.  Envious friends will tell you it’s a time for family. Needy relatives will claim you are robbing your kids of precious Christmas memories. The Daily Mail will cry…

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Your front row seat

05 July 2017

In recent years the French Alps have become a veritable cornucopia of musicians and performers who have relocated themselves away from the hub of London to create music in the beauty of the mountains…

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Insiders Guide with Nick Lyon Dean

04 July 2017

Offering you a sneaky taster of our upcoming Boutique Insider Guides here we have Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean sharing some of his secret spots, favourite places and insider knowledge on Les Gets and Morzine. Get the Insider’s Guide. Live like a local.

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No more unhealthy ski

19 June 2017

Ski holidays used to be synonymous with over-indulgence. They were like a throwback to the early 1980s – everything done to ultimate excess. We would super-size ourselves from the minute we arrived; full English breakfasts followed by mid-morning beers; long lazy lunches…

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Flow State

04 April 2017

Amy Dearlove is successful Singer / Songwriter living in Morzine in the French Alps. With a potential place on the Glastonbury stage this year, everything in her career is moving in the right direction. But her journey wasn’t always so clear cut.

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Road Biking in the French Alps

29 March 2017

They say road biking offers something for everyone; a sport that allows you to discover the Alps in a truly unique way. But if ascending a mountain currently seems out of your comfort and fitness zone, Mark from Velovation is here to tell you why you are most definitely wrong…

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Summer in the alps: White water rafting

14 March 2017

Not everyone is sad when the spring snow starts to melt. For Frogs Rafting it signals the beginning of their white-water rafting season that can span May to October. White-water rafting is the flip-side to the alpine winter season and the Alps offers some of the best rafting, canoeing and kayaking…

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8 reasons to love spring skiing

12 February 2017

Eight reasons why Spring skiing should be top of your holiday to do list. You can enjoy warm temperatures, longer days and extended  lift opening hours. Pack your bikini and your ski boots. You are going to need it all.

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Too few of you to rent a whole chalet?

05 February 2017

With Boutique Weeks you can book a room, yes, that’s just one room, in some of the most exclusive and prestigious ski chalets in the French Alps. Keep your circle deliciously small and enjoy every single aspect of the luxury ski chalet experience.

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SnowBox

08 January 2017

Heralded as one of the ‘must-do’ festivals of the year by The Metro, London, Snowbox secures incredible headline acts, organises events across the entire Portes du Soleil and transforms one of our favourite resorts…

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Under the Microscope, Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean

16 December 2016

With critical acclaim from the likes of The Telegraph he is the string to our BC bow. This week we are speaking to Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean for Boutique Chalet’s  Under The Microscope…

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Events this winter in Morzine, Les Gets and Les Portes du Soleil

12 December 2016

There are always a multitude of events running throughout the ski season in all the ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil. Here are our Boutique Top Picks for your ski season calendar. Rock on Snowboard …

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The BC Concierge

23 November 2016

There are some things you just don’t need to do alone.
Organising your luxury ski holiday is one of them.
You already  have your own personal concierge with the BC Concierge.

Let us do the hard work for you.

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Ski with a GB Olympic skier

11 November 2016

This year, our in-house ski instructor team has gone Olympic-standard with the addition of GB Olympic skier, Andy Freshwater. Andy spent 8 years on the British Alpine Ski Team and 6 years racing on the World Cup Circuit alongside the Bell brothers…

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A Boutique Christmas

25 September 2016

I can’t imagine spending Christmas anywhere other than the mountains.Ever since I was little, I dreamed of a white Christmas. Even now, even though we live in the mountains and even though a white Christmas here is there is still a spark of excitement on Christmas morning when I look out at the blanket of soft white snow.

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City Ski-Fit – get piste ready, the easy way

05 September 2016

The words ski fitness always result in a collective groan among my peer group. They all love to ski. But they don’t want to hit the gym months in advance of their ski holiday…

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5 years young

25 August 2016

The Boutique Chalet Company is 5 years young this year and we want to celebrate with you in London. Join us for an evening of bubbles and canapés at the flagship London store of our newest partner, Bamford…

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Fun facts about the Tour De France

08 June 2016

As the Tour de France 2016 fast approaches here are some fun facts about the 2015 Tour de France. Want to watch this years Tour De France? Still not sorted your Morzine Tour De France accommodation? Come and join the fun!

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The foodies guide to Morzine in Winter

09 May 2016

In winter, Morzine is a veritable cornucopia of eating establishments. Last winter we took on the unfortunate task of trying out most of them to bring you a shortlist.  Here’s what Team Boutique think of them, and why…

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The Twenty26 Spa

12 April 2016

The Boutique Chalet Company prides itself on creating perfect ski holidays, perfect summer breaks, perfect moments, perfect experiences. The Spa at Twenty26 is the newest offering and…

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Ultimate 2016 Spa Guide

22 February 2016

In honour of the opening of Twenty26’s luxury spa we decided to take a look at the best of the rest around the globe bringing you the ultimate 2016 spa guide. Here are our hand-picked top 7.

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Terence Conran Timeline

04 May 2014
1931 - Born in Kingston upon Thames 1948 - Enrolled in Central School of...
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Things to do in a ski resort if you don’t want to ski

05 January 2011

Next time you have a down day in a ski resort we recommend trying out ALL of the following. Here are our top recommendations of things do in a ski resort if you don’t want to ski…

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