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DREAMY ALPINE CHALET

Green
Footprints

From the start of the renovation to the creation of the final luxury ski chalet, we’ve tried to be as environmentally friendly as possible so if you’re interested, read on.

The renovation

All our timber – from giant roof rafters to structural beams – is either reclaimed or certified from sustainable sources such as FSC or PEFC. The stone walls are pointed and rendered with traditional lime cement and we have used absolute minimal concrete through the build. All windows and doors have extra thick glazing and wooden frames, again from sustainable sources, and the building is well insulated throughout. A real labour of love was collecting unwanted roof tiles from different old building across the valley over two years, in order to re-tile our roof!

In the chalet

All toilets are dual flush, taps and showers are energy efficient, and toilet paper is FSC certified. Our complimentary toiletries are from Voya – an iconic Irish organic beauty range based on hand-harvested seaweed – and our delicious smelling room diffusers are organic, from Neom. We use low energy light bulbs through the chalet, appliances are A+ rated energy efficient, and all cleaning products we use are chemical free.

On the mountain

For your interest, here are two top green tips to minimise your impact on the mountain :

  • Don’t leave litter on the slopes – when the snow melts, the litter will still be there. Orange peel takes up to two years to break down and cigarette butts, up to five years.
  • Respect the natural habitat of mountain animals and plants – if you ski off-piste through the trees you can damage them by knocking off branches and killing young shoots under the snow so do take care. Some areas are marked as off limits in order to protect the natural habitat of animals and plants.

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