Travelling with Children- our tips

As excited as you may be about your holiday, you’re probably not quite so thrilled about the travel involved in getting there! Long queues, busy airports and enclosed spaces can so easily end up with tears all round. But don’t panic – with careful planning there is plenty that can be done to smooth yourContinue reading “Travelling with Children- our tips”

Chatel- Family Holidays

Family Holidays, Chatel Many people describe Chatel as the Alp’s hidden gem. Here is what makes Chatel ideal for your family ski holiday. Chatel is an award winning resort! Chatel has been given the Famille+ award which means it is committed to providing the very best facilities for families on holiday. To earn and maintainContinue reading “Chatel- Family Holidays”

Focus on Footwear

Over the course of my career I have had many, many parents worrying about the right kit to pack for their children on their family ski holiday. This is the first of a series of blogs setting out products and styles which in my opinion are the most comfortable, and practical. I’ll also touch onContinue reading “Focus on Footwear”

Chatel in the summer

We all love summer in the Alps – long evenings on the balcony, lush green mountain walks, an abundance of wildlife, lazy days by the pool, the list goes on… But what is on offer for children?  The answer is – plenty! During the summer, Lac de Vonnes is a hub of activity with trampolines, pedalos (orContinue reading “Chatel in the summer”

Summer fun and summer sun- Stay safe!

The summer season is just around the corner and we are looking forward to loads of fun enjoying the long warm days.  As with anywhere, sun safety in the mountains is imperative, sometimes the mountain breeze can be deceptive and lull you into a false sense of security in terms of skin safety. Below areContinue reading “Summer fun and summer sun- Stay safe!”

Toys, games, arts & crafts- I bring them with me

It is currently the off season, Chatel has almost emptied and it is time to prepare for summer fun.  I am currently on holiday in the UK, having a wonderful time with my family and stocking up on all things child related.  I had so much fun yesterday hitting the charity shops in search of toysContinue reading “Toys, games, arts & crafts- I bring them with me”

The Beginning

Having spent over 10 years working for Snowfocus it is bittersweet to have parted ways last week. I will without doubt miss all of the families and children who have been coming for many years and with whom I have built strong relationships. It has been hugely satisfying having seen some of the children whoContinue reading “The Beginning”

What to do when it rains?… Have fun!

So you’ve been packing for days, you have all your shiny new ski kit, you survived the travel day with the children only to wake up and find it pouring with rain and much of the resort closed due to a high avalanche risk. It’s pretty disheartening and not what you dreamed of but the familyContinue reading “What to do when it rains?… Have fun!”

A Christmas to remember

I have had the most wonderful Christmas period here in Chatel with my family visiting for a flying trip over the festive period. Isla (4) excelled herself on her skis and we has an incredible time everyday on the slopes learning triangle skiing (snowplough), kit-kat skiing (parallel) and mushroom skiing (schuss.) Isla’s parents are hugelyContinue reading “A Christmas to remember”