Now You Can Plant Trees While You Ski

If you’re anything like me, you love tree skiing. Finding a quiet spot away from the busy slopes. A personal space on the mountain surrounded by the silence of evergreen trees. Each fresh turn you take feels like a secret between you, the onlooking trees and the mountain. Trees are much more than my self-indulgent sanctuary though, they are a root to a better life for every one of us. (Pun intended)…. Read More

The Lure Of Magic Bullets

Last night my wife and I sat down to watch Artifishal, Patagonia’s latest film about “people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.” It was a fascinating and to my eyes, well balanced account of the danger wild salmon and… Read More

An update for the One Tree cabin

Gav and I went for a meeting a few nights ago. Well I say meeting, it was more of a jog in the dark. Anyone lurking in the bushes would have seen two guys, jogging along, head torches bobbing, One Tree dog Alfie in tow, discussing what has been happening in the six weeks or so. Assuming there was anyone lurking in the bushes they’d be able to tell you that a… Read More

So sustainability. Can it really be black or white?

Many of us face a daily internal battle as we consider our own personal consumption habits, purchasing decisions and individual waste. With online searches for phrases such as “sustainable fashion” tripling between 2016 and 2019 according to McKinsey’s Apparel CPO Survey 2019. As the importance we place on the sustainability of our purchases increases we are repeatedly being let down by many businesses we trust with confusing communication around the actual impact… Read More

How damaging is ski wax to the environment?

Have you ever skied on unwaxed kit? You’d know it if you had. It’s like trying to run without lifting your feet off the ground. Try it, you don’t go anywhere fast. If you’re like me you’ve ironed more skis than dress shirts, or any clothes for that matter. Ski wax is the essential, invisible, piece to any ski or snowboard but at what cost to the environment? There are over 3500… Read More

Steps to make your website greener.

Your site should be hosted on a server running on renewable energy. We moved to an eco friendly web host and you should to.

3 Steps to Reducing your Ski Holiday’s Carbon Footprint

Can you guess how most people reduce their carbon footprint? Well, they either walk more often than drive, they use public transport more readily, or they turn off their lights before going out. But when it comes to holidays, especially ski holidays, carbon footprint is quickly ignored. After all, you’ve worked all year in prospect of this trip. It’s finally your week to relax in luxury, lose yourself with adventure and create… Read More

Why We’re Joining the Global Climate Strike

Our website will be on strike all day tomorrow as part of the Global #ClimateStrike on the 20th and 27th September. Young people across the world have sparked global debate with their Fridays for Future school strikes, and ahead of the UN Emergency Climate Summit they’re asking for us to help them turn passion into action. We are all aware of the effects that burning fossil fuels is having on our planet,… Read More

The Chalet Company Pledge

Our pledge system has been created to help businesses identify the areas of their operation that would benefit from systemic change with sustainable objectives in mind.  This isn’t greenwashing, this is a commitment to better practice and accountability in business. It’s important that every member of the collective is truly dedicated to bringing about change; successful delivery relies on engagement in a number of categories and we are asking each business to… Read More

For the love of zero waste

Today, plastic is a part of our day-to-day lives whether we like it or not. In many forms it fulfils a deserving purpose, yet all too often, it’s life expectancy is far too short. According to the BBC, every minute of every day, a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the same time frame, a truck load of plastics is dumped in a developing country that simply doesn’t have the capacity… Read More