Our Eco Credentials

Our Eco Credentials

We are really conscious about being a sustainable and a good value travel company. La Source is run much more like a passion project that a commercial venture. Here are some of the things we do...

-lessen our environmental and social impact-  

 

  • Most of our guests come from the UK, and all of our holidays are accessible by train and/ or shared car from the UK and most of Europe. On more and more trips we are offering free transport for anyone who comes by train (to make up for the extra cost of coming by train vs plane!)

 

  • We encourage our guests to try a vegan or vegetarian diet for the week.

 

  • We outsource everything that we can, to local charities and companies who greatly benefit from our custom. We are also working with local guides to empower them to run their own life enhancing programmes.

 

  • We don't believe that offsetting the impact of all of our travel and emissions is good enough for travel companies. We also need to reduce our impact on the planet through travel, food and sharing our profit. We pay a percentage of our profits to Tree Sisters each year who source the most impactful global tree and indigenous community building projects.

  • We donate up to £600 per annum to charities and individuals making a positive difference in the world 

  • We practice ' Leave no Trace' travelling when we are in the mountains, and take out everything we take in.

  • We have been a member of Responsible Travel since 2008.

-in terms of skiing- 

 

  •  Skiroc (the Outdoor Centre) is one of the last remaining locally run charities to offer children and adults access to the mountains and nature. We pay rates that enable the charity to offer subsided places so that inner city kids and adults can experience the beauty of The Alps.

 

  • For all of our beginners and intermediate skiers we use La Poya, a little privately owned ski station on our doorstep that has no snow cannons.  We make a massive difference to the local community and they are so grateful for our annual visit.

 

  • We encourage the  Outdoor Centre to be as environmental as possible.

 

-and to increase our social reach- 

 

Every year we offer one single parent family who could not otherwise afford to ski, or go on a summer holiday a heavily subsidised trip. If you know a single parent family who really needs a break, put them in touch!