Archive for the ‘Winter’ Category

Still snowing!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

We’ve had over a metre of snow here in Les Alberts and conditions in local ski areas are perfect. Check out Serre Chevalier’s webcam for a taste of the skiing there – just a fifteen-minute drive from Maison Clarée! (

Renovations complete

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

We’ve just come back from a fabulous family skiing holiday at Maison Clarée, which gave us a chance to check out all the work that’s been done and help put the finishing touches to our beautifully renovated house. All six bedrooms are now en-suite and the stunning kitchen diner is a joy to cook, eat and just be in. There’s a newly created bedroom featuring original beams in the centre of the house and a gorgeous new vaulted bathroom at mid level, with the most elegant bathtub we’ve ever seen! Keep an eye out for photos on the main website to see just how tempting the house now looks… Book soon to benefit from our price freeze to celebrate the refurbishment!

First snow of the season!

Monday, November 11th, 2013


Twenty centimetres of snow fell on 10th November, followed by a beautiful sunny day. Here’s to a great start for the ski season in December!


new church tower

Try out a yooner!

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Discover a variety of fun-packed après-ski activities for all the family: sledging, half-pipe, yooner, big air bag… Montgenèvre has a mind-boggling array of snowy adventures on offer.

See for more details.

Fantastic skiing for the start of 2013!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Conditions are amazing in our local ski areas and we’ve been enjoying fabulous fresh powder, blue skies and sunshine.

And more snow…

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

We’ve had lots of snow here in Les Alberts and all along the Clarée Valley over the past few days. The house is looking quite festive!

Time to get the snow shovels out

Snow on the balcony


Let it snow!

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

It’s great to be back on the slopes again, with fantastic snow already – 250cm at the summit in Serre Chevalier! We’re already looking forward to some great skiing over the Christmas holidays…



Back on the slopes!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Plenty of snow has already fallen in the area and local resorts have opened early this year. The higher pistes at Serre Chevalier have 145cm, so it’s looking good for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Take a look at these websites and webcams for the latest info on conditions and the fantastic range of activities available for skiers and non-skiers alike: and

More fabulous autumn colours

Friday, November 16th, 2012

We’ve already had snow this autumn and are looking forward to the start of the ski season next month. But meanwhile, the amazing seasonal colours are still with us…



Winter season 2012-13

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Ski areas at Serre Chevalier open on 15th December this year. Lift passes will be discounted during the first week of skiing. Montgenèvre’s ski area will be open from 10th December – keep an eye on local conditions for more information (


The French school holidays begin on 22nd December for two weeks. Their February holiday in 2013 will be from 16th February to 17th March and the busiest time will be from 23rd February to 10th March. Keep in mind that if you are able to book outside these dates, the pistes and the local roads will be much quieter.