mountain action, alpine relaxation


Cross country skiing or Nordic skiing as it can also be called is hugely popular in the Savoy region of France and in particular around Fontaines, Nave. World class cross country ski trails are on the doorstep of Chalet Savoie Faire and all runs are well marked. Not for nothing do the Nordic ski trails around this beautiful area have a worldwide reputation amongst those in the know!

The cross country ski trails of Naves are situated on the sunny side of the Beaufortain and offer an amazing 43km of traditional and skating pistes over two plains.There are pistes and trails available for all levels including beginners to this fast growing sport.

Ski and boot hire is available in the village of Grands Naves and Nikki and Hugh can help organise all your equipment hire.

Indeed Naves is home to the Maison de la Montagne, the areas cross country skiing centre. Here you can not only hire all the necessary equipment but also area access badges. Knowledgeable, English speaking, local guides can also be booked with prior notice.

After a good work out on the cross country trails why not enjoy the benefits of the local thermal springs or ask Nikki to arrange a relaxing massage ensuring that you’re in good shape for the following days exertions!

At the end of a day on the Nordic pistes there can be no better way of relaxing than returning to Chalet Savoie Faire and all the warmth, comfort and luxury it offers. Enjoy an aperitif in front of the fire before dining in the stunning vaulted dining room. This former Savoyard barn has been lovingly restored by Hugh into a luxury mountain bed and breakfast.


Carrot, ginger and lime fritters with a tomato salsa.

It's Sunday morning, l opened my fridge with a sigh, l knew l didn't want to go down to the valley floor to shop. So instead I took everything from my vegetable draw and let my creative side take over. I thought about flavour, colour, healthiness and making it super...

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Hazelnut & Orange Roulade

Hazelnut & Orange Roulade   Serves 8    Ingredients 6 egg whites 1 pinch salt 325g caster sugar 30g cornflour 1 tsp white wine vinegar 150g ground hazelnuts Filling 300ml double cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp caster sugar 3 oranges, skinless segments  Garnish 50g...

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Yoga retreats with Maria

Yoga Retreats with Maria Come and join us at Chalet Savoie Faire, where Maria and I will be hosting the first yoga retreats for 2019. Open your mind, recharge the soul and step into the New Year with a renewed zest for life. Maria is a fully qualified yoga instructor,...

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Re-charge with us!

 Recharge with us. The end of summer, the kids go back to school or Univercity and you are dead on your feet after running about with them the last 2 months!   Don't you think it's your turn now to be taken care of, pampered, cooked for? Would you like to read a book...

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Deliciously moist chocolate cake

Deliciously moist chocolate cake Serves 12 Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 2 cups caster sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tbsp instant coffee, mixed with 1 cup boiling water 1 cup butter milk 2 large...

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Organic black beluga lentil salad

Eat lentils because firstly they are tasty and secondly you reap their health benefits, so liven up your menus and surprise your taste buds with these delicious protein packed black beluga lentils.  These little beads resemble caviar, they are rich in protein and...

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