The APASSION Blog


Criou Conquered!

After almost 7 years of admiring the Montagne des Criou from the chalet and being asked by numerous guests as to whether we’d ever hiked up we eventually plucked up the courage to scale the 1490m of ascent to the peak … Continue reading

Dent de Verreu – Revisted after 6 years

The hike up to the Dent de Verreu (1901m) was one of the first ‘serious’ walks that we completed following our move to Samoëns in January 2011 (see our previous post) and we’d actually forgotten how stunningly beautiful the walk … Continue reading

Yoga in the French Alps – September 2017

Many thanks to all the ladies that joined our September yoga retreat and made it such a success. In addition to enjoying their 5-yoga sessions out on the terrace with the fantastic Tess, judging by the photos we’ve received of … Continue reading

Development of the Ski Domain

Work is well underway to complete a number of major upgrades to the Grand Massif ski domain in time for this coming winter season.  Considerable expansion of the Massif domain area with the developments of a new bowl between Samoëns … Continue reading

Luxury Cycle and Yoga Retreats Launched!!

Following the success of our recent cycling breaks and our luxury yoga weekends we’ve been inspired to combine the two with the launch of our Luxury Cycling and Yoga Weekends! Aimed at couples who perhaps enjoy spending their down-time in … Continue reading

All new in the Grand Massif!

You may already know that the Grand Massif, with its 265km of piste, is the 9th largest ski area in Europe and the 5th largest in France and that with 80% of the slopes being North facing it has one … Continue reading

Spring Yoga Retreat

In partnership with experienced yoga coach, Tess Klotz, we recently hosted our Spring Yoga Retreat, a long weekend devoted to total relaxation, superb food and plenty of yoga. We were blessed with a fantastic mix of people from the UK, … Continue reading

What a winter season!

From the serenity of empty pistes on blue-sky days, to the mad antics of skiing in fancy dress, from the adrenaline rush of creating fresh tracks in the off-piste, to relaxing in the mountain sunshine with a well deserved drink … Continue reading