Welcome to Snowypockets!
Lakes and Mountains
These alpine locations offer lakes and mountains family-orientated activities, and regular events throughout winter and summer.
Activities include bike-pump tracks, e-biking, nordic walking, snow-shoeing excursions, open air ice rink (Arosa), all-weather ice-rink (Arosa), hiking routes, golf (Arosa), rope parks, swimming, nature strolls, barbeque sites, mountain twister (Les Saisies, France).
Elite sporting Facilities include running trails, mountain-bike downhill, mountain-bike enduro, mountain-bike cross-country, skiing alpine, backed up with additional winter snow-making, and skiing cross-country.
Excellent Snow Records
Arosa, in the Arosa-Lenzerheide linked lift region (Graubünden, Swiss Alps), and Hauteluce, in the Espace Diamant linked lift region (Savoie, French Alps), each have their unique and excellent history of winter snow-sure years since records began.
To quote Fraser Wilkin, 3 June 2013: Switzerland saw only average or even slightly below average snowfall in the east and south-east – 5.06m for Arosa is slightly below par for what is statistically one of the snowiest major resorts in the country. Further west, however, it was a very different story. Zermatt saw 3.9m, not much on the face of it, but above average (approx 3m) for this dry corner of the Alps. In the northern French Alps, the figures become more impressive still. Little Les Saisies broke it’s all time record with a whopping 9.6m of snow (nearly twice its average), and La Clusaz’s 9.36m (at 1800m) can only be beaten by the infamous “avalanche year” of 1998/99.
Why, is no secret..Arosa receives the first falls from the north-east, and Hauteluce/les Contamines/Les Saisies enjoy being in the microclimate of Mont blanc.
Just a few reasons why these resorts have undiminished popularity, and why to choose us!
The dining-out options are alone a reason to come on holiday with us, as are dining-in our kitchens and chalets.
We look forward to your stay.
Helen and Mike Onions - caring for our chalets, and our guests, since 1999.