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Hunting for Edelweiss in La Tzoumaz

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.

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.  

10 ways to get young children into hiking

Switzerland has amazing mountains.  We love hiking the mountains, especially with my older children (who were aged 5 & 7 at the time of writing this piece).  The question:  How to transfer a love of hiking to children?  Here are 10 ideas and 10 tips to get children hiking.  

Harley Davidson tours from La Tzoumaz

Switzerland has amazing mountains.  We love hiking the mountains, especially with my older children (who were aged 5 & 7 at the time of writing this piece).  The question:  How to transfer a love of hiking to children?  Here are 10 ideas and 10 tips to get children hiking.  

Trottinette descent into La Tzoumaz

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...

Full moon ski touring in November

Full moon ski touring in November??  Are we crazy??  Yes a little!! So as most of the skiing world is aware, we had a nice dump of snow across the alps yesterday and today.  Here in La Tzoumaz, the snowline was around the village centre, a little lower than our chalet.  It was getting towards […]

Walking to Iserables

“What’s that over there daddy?” asks John. The closest view from our window is of the golden larch forests above Iserables. Each evening we see the lights of the small town, with buildings scattered in the forest. So we decide the next day we’ll go there. Leaving La Tzoumaz, Andrew admires the lawns of the […]

The Bird Whisperer

My brother and his wife came to visit this week so I took them out to the Maison de la Foret to show off the beauty of our forested mountainside and explore the birds and the flowers.  I had declared we would be going for a “nice easy walk on the flat”, yet I had forgotten that the […]