What is ‘La Source’?


La Source is a unique family holiday company that runs alternative outdoor activity, yoga and ski holidays in the French Alps. Founded on principles of community, sustainability, inter-connection,  personal growth, and a Joie de Vivre, La Source’s family yoga and activity holidays and budget family ski holidays are designed to enable you to tune into your own beat and ‘be’!

In the Summer we stay in the La Source Eco Lodge in Samoens, a beautiful renovated old barn where the original Sourcey community began! We run 2 very popular Summer Family Adventure Holidays a year. Perfect for children between 4 and 14, we have delicious chef prepared organic food and go on adventures including an overnight donkey trek to a mountain refuge!

In the Winter, we run 2 Family Ski Holidays in Chamonix; a budget all inclusive New Year Ski, Yoga and Dance/Circus Camp and a Half Term Family Ski Holiday. Both are great fun and extremely good value. They sell out very quickly so book early.

La Source was founded in 2007 by Saskia Anley, an ex-Outward Bound Instructor, Yoga Teacher and filmmaker. Saskia hosts all of the trips. “The La Source philosophy is to run great value, healthy and inspiring family holidays that bring families together!”

Trips Dates at a Glance


  • Budget New Year Family Ski Yoga and Circus Camp: Dec 27 – Jan 3, 2015 (£655 12+/ £525 6+/ £355 3+) All meals and Mont Blanc Unlimited Lift Pass included! (Book Now as this trip sells out very early!!)
  • Half Term Family Ski Holiday: 14-21 Feb 2015 (£740 16+ £540 3+) Includes half board and ski-in/ ski-out beginners area lift pass (Book Now as half booked already!)
  • Adventure Holiday for Families: 26 July – 2 Aug & 3-10 Aug 2014 (£790 16+/ £680 4+) Luxury Eco Lodge, most meals and 4 activity days included (Only space left for one family on each week!)


Our Alpine summer family holidays staying at the original La Source Eco-Lodge!

La Source Our Summer Family Adventure weeks will be running on the weeks of the 26th July and the 3rd August of September, 2014. We will be staying at ‘The Best Eco-Lodge in the Alps’, The Guardian.

This is the original La Source Eco Lodge where it all began! We 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 3 fantastic full-on years, the Eco-Lodge was bought by a private family. La Source, Green Adventure Retreats continued to run holidays and retreats from a range of fabulous Alpine venues. La Source, Eco-Lodge is occasionally open to the public, and we have hired it for 2 weeks this summer… So come and join us

Our Family Adventure Week includes 4 fully hosted and organised activity days including donkey trekking and an overnight in a mountain refuge. It costs £680 for children and £790  for adults.

We all stay and eat together at La Source.

Eco Lodge in the Alps