Increase your ‘hygge’ and your happiness…

A lot has been written lately about the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoogah).  According to Visit Denmark hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Here at Alpine Ethos we reckon you can’t get much closer to hygge heaven than on one of our ski holidays.

An important element of hygge is being kind to yourself with food, it’s all about eating heartily and happily which is definitely a concept we believe in.  We plan and cook all of our meals from scratch to provide a hearty, varied, tasty menu with something for everyone whether you’re a cheese, meat or chocolate-lover. Aside from that, you can’t get more warming and hearty than a good fondue, raclette or tartiflette – staple dishes of our local mountain restaurants!

Hygge is also all about to making your surroundings more cosy and delightful to spend time in with soft furnishings, candles and more.  Our chalets are both warm and cosy places with comfy sofas, underfloor heating and hot tubs to really indulge yourself in after a day on the slopes. Chalet Les Cabris also has a wood burning stove for that extra heart (and feet) warming sensation.

The final important ingredient in hygge is spending time with friends and family which is apparently key to staying happy and sane. Recent literature on the subject concludes that embracing hygge has led to Denmark being one of the happiest nations on the planet.  Who are we to argue?  So why not get some more hygge in your life, get your diary out and make a date with your gang to visit an Alpine Ethos chalet this winter?

A bientôt!  Heather & Andy