Journal

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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Project: Express Morzine-Avoriaz

28 July 2017

It was the stuff of urban legends – the mythical gondola that would connect Morzine Village to its high-altitude neighbour, Avoriaz 1800, effectively making these already well-connected ski areas into one gigantic ski hub slap bang in the middle of the Portes du Soleil. This year these plans took on solid form with the release of a proposed budget and works schedule.

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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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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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Why don’t fish from the sea taste salty?

01 May 2017

There are many things you learn working in the luxury travel industry. You meet an eclectic mix of people. You experience once in a lifetime destinations. And you work with some of the most talented individuals on the planet. What you learn from them normally stays with you forever. And this is no exception….

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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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Vintage Ski Posters

22 January 2017

Some of our favourite vintage ski posters from the BC resorts making us think of Easter skiing, sunshine and chocolate chaud.

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Not perfect, but pistes

15 January 2017

We’d all been waiting for it. Praying for it. Dreaming about it. And finally* the snow fell, in bucket loads. Friday night, as I drove from Geneva into Les Gets…

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A luxury bathroom really can change your life…

11 January 2017

It’s science. It’s fact. Some of the greatest ideas ever conceived were done so in the bathroom. Archimedes came up with the principles of density and buoyancy when watching water flow as he drew a bath. Legend has it …

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From conception to creation

15 December 2016

It remains one of the most iconic luxury ski chalets of our time, a chalet that was created before our very eyes, onscreen, as part of the Grand Designs Series…

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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 chalets | stateside

12 November 2016

We all have some stereotypical image in our head of what a traditional American ski lodge looks like. There is normally an abundance of wood, checked-fabric covered soft furnishings, stone accents, big fireplaces and taxidermy galore. But it seems that North America has embraced a modernist revolution over recent years…

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Why no snow is the best thing that ever happened to a ski resort

04 November 2016

This was going to be the best snow year, ever.  We were promised El Nino way back in September, by a bunch of suit wearing experts on TV. They had colourful pie charts, infographics and moving weather maps, none of which really made any sense. In the Alps, snow started dumping down mid-November…

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BC is Supporting Wounded Veterans

17 October 2016

Skiing With Heroes is a charity that helps wounded ex-Iraq and Afghanistan campaign soldiers back into employment through a ski-based support, mentoring, introduction and induction programme. Their work enables veterans to…

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Brexit White Out

08 October 2016

Brexit is a mountain of uncertainty, a complete white out. I recently attended a forum, 90 minutes on ‘post brexit’ which led us pretty much round in circles. It was only this week that Theresa May declared article 50 will be submitted by March 2017 and we should be ‘Britain’ again by 2019.

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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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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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Retrospective: The season in review by Head Chef Nick Lyon Dean

06 May 2016

As the season draws to a close we go under the microscope with Head Chef, Nick Lyon Dean to find out about the highs, the lows and the future plans.

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Snow & Rock at Twenty26

17 April 2016

The name Snow & Rock is synonymous with all things mountain so we were incredibly excited to host them for their most recent photoshoot. They arrived in town with hoards of models, and truckloads of…

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Trivago: Morzine World’s No.1 Ski Resort

20 March 2016

News just in! Morzine has just been named the No.1 ski destination in the WORLD  by Trivago. A luxury travel blog reported the result that Morzine beat off competition from the likes of Whistler, Verbier, Val d’Isere, Zermatt and St Anton to take the top spot.

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