Alternative Holidays in the Alps

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La Source, Green Adventure Retreats runs unique family activity holiday with yoga and family ski and yoga holidays in the French Alps. Founded on principles of community, sustainability, inter-connection,  personal growth, and a Joie de Vivre, La Source’s family activity holidays are designed to enable you to tune into your own beat and ‘be’! All of our trips are catered and great value!

 

La Source (now part of La Source Experience Ltd.) was founded in 2007 by Saskia Anley, an ex-Outward Bound Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Documentary Filmmaker. Saskia, whose philosophy is ‘to provide affordable experiences that promote healthy, conscious living and interconnection’ hosts most of the trips.

Trips Dates at a Glance

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  • Budget New Year Family Ski Yoga and Circus Camp: Dec 27 – Jan 3, 2015 (£655 12+/ £525 6+/ £355 3+) Staying in an Outdoor Centre – each family has there own en suite dormitory. All meals, activities and Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Lift Pass included! 
  • Half Term Family Ski Holiday: 14-21 Feb 2015 (£595 16+ £440 3+) Includes half board at a ski-in/ ski-out quirky hotel in Vallorcine, Chamonix. This trip is not hosted but ski lessons, ski hire, and all the inside knowledge is shared with you before you leave!
  • Summer Family Adventure Holiday with Yoga: 27 July – 3 Aug & 4-11 Aug 2015 (£685 per person 4 years and up). We stay in a stunning luxury Eco Lodge in Samoens, The Alps and have delicious organic healthy home cooked meals.  You have the option to partake in our special group activities such as Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, Overnight Hike to a Mountain Refuge (bring €107 for 12 and overs and €89 for under 12′s to pay our guides) or we will help you to custom design your own family activities for the week. The weeks are hosted by Saskia.

Book ASAP as all of our trips sell out!

Our Alpine Summer Family Activity Holidays staying at the original La Source Eco-Lodge!

La Source Our Summer Family Adventure weeks will be running on the weeks of the 27th July and the 4th August, 2015. We will be staying at the original La Source Eco-Lodge,  ‘The Best Eco-Lodge in the Alps’, The Guardian.

This is where La Source began! Saskia and her family bought this farm in 2006 and renovated it with a crew of wonderful builders from around the world. We started the day with yoga at 7am, worked hard all day, played hard; climbed and biked in the evenings, and we all cooked and ate together. The builders were craftsmen who believed in ecological design and the results were fantastic. We dubbed ourselves ‘The Commune’ and the many of the crew stayed on long after the building was open to the public, as chef, and hosts, and drivers.

We ran our holidays and retreats in the spirit of ‘The Commune’. Our guests became part of our extended family for the week and often came back a couple of times a season! The Guardian and Times ran articles on us, and we were the busiest chalet in the Valley with guests staying on long after the traditional summer and winter seasons had ended.

After 4 fantastic full-on years, the Eco-Lodge was sold to an English family. La Source, Green Adventure Retreats continues to run holidays and retreats from a range of fabulous Alpine venues. We rent the La Source, Eco-Lodge back for our Summer Family Adventures and it is wonderful to be back where it all began!

Our catered  Family Adventure Week with yoga costs £685 per person and is suitable for children from 4 years old and up. Single parent and single children families are very welcome. We include 4-5 group activity days including rock climbing, white water rafting, waterfall swimming and an overnight trek to a mountain refuge for €107 for 12 and ups or €89 for under 12′s! Alternatively, you can just stay and eat with us and we’ll help you custom design your own activities.

Eco Lodge in the Alps

Best Ever Value New Year Family Ski Camp, New Year 2014

half term family ski holiday

I am just giving you you all heads up about the Best Ever Value Family Ski Week that the La Source sourciest crew are hosting NEW YEAR 2014.  This is a very alternative ski trip! Are you ready for it…
Okay imagine…
The middle of no-where (tucked way behind Chamonix in the tiny hamlet of Buet…woodlands, endless powder snowviews of Mont Blanc,  family friendly ski lifts (La Poya) – virtually to ourselves right outside the door and arguably the best skiing in Europe 5 minutes away!
All of your meals; Yes.. No COOKING or SHOPPING needed all week! A bar, an open fire, inspiring daily YOGA and DANCE CLASSESIgloo building, moonlight walks, a kids games room (no x-box’s or DVD’s just plain good old fashioned entertainment)… A New Year Family DISCO!
Are you still with me??
20 AMAZING families from ALL over the WORLD!
 
Your own in-house dirt cheap ski hire (€45 pp), big discounts on lift passes and huge discounts on group ski lessons!
and all for £395 3-12 year olds and only £525 for 12+’s…
How is this possible you may ask??
We are hiring this fabulous and very French Outdoor Centre in Buet, Vallorcine just for us.
and what is the catch?
You have to share a dorm with your children! Dorms are EN SUITE and have 3 to 6 beds.
And you have to be OPEN MINDED and GO FOR IT and try yoga or dance at least once! And you have to want to get to know other people – the loveliest people from all over the world.
If you can bear those things, then book very quickly as places are going fast.  It costs £50 to hold yer place! E-mail us on us@greenadventureretreats.com.
If you have any friends who may want to come, please forward them this link ASAP.
Loads of love,
Saskia, Natalie and the Sourcey Crew  14th March, 2013
00 44 7854 337 416
ps… We have just run our first annual New Year Family Ski Yoga and Dance Camp. 75% of the guests have rebooked for next year so I guess we can say it was a success! Book early and if you don’t get on a 2015 trip, don’t worry as we will be running this trip over New Year and Half Term from 2016.