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What is fraiche air?

We are ‘an outdoor club with a difference’ in the Geneva-Lausanne region!

fraiche air fills a gap in the market for global locals who are looking for information about outdoor recreation and tourism in English. Our activity leaders make it easy for you to get out and explore our beautiful surroundings. The outings provide a wonderful opportunity to discover new activities and join an active community of like-minded sporty friends. You don’t have to be a member to participate in any fraiche air activity, so come and give us a try!

Our responsible philosophy lowers costs and impacts on the environment – we promote car-pooling and non-motorised sports, support local businesses and use local guides and instructors.

Yvette Evers Founder / Activity Leader
Yvette grew up camping, hiking and skiing in the Swiss Alps. A Canadian with Dutch roots, her career in international development allowed her to explore mountain areas around the world. Since moving to the Geneva area in 2009 with her husband and two teenage daughters, she works as a sustainability consultant specialising in tourism.

After realising that there was very little hiking information available in English, Yvette started organising a monthly hike for friends to try out hiking trails in the region. There was so much enthusiasm that she decided to make the group official! In September 2012 ‘fraiche air’ was launched with over 180 outdoor enthusiasts on the mailing list. Since then, ‘fraiche air’ has continuously offered an expanding range of activities, events & courses, and family days to meet the growing demands of its participants!

Alison Smith Activity Leader
grew up living by the banks of the River Wear in Durham. Her childhood was spent outdoors, hiking, biking and camping in Scotland and the Lake District. Switzerland became her new home in 1985 when she started her career in the International Organisations. Her free time was spent exploring the Alps, Himalayas and other areas around the world, including a winter season in Aonach Mòr, Scotland as a ski patroller. She met her mountaineering enthusiast husband in 1993 and he soon proposed to her on Kilimanjaro! Their two boys thoroughly enjoy the outdoor life, refuges, hiking, climbing and skiing in and out of Switzerland.

“fraiche air strikes a great balance in choosing hikes that are sufficiently challenging to be interesting without leaving anyone behind. Yvette really knows the region and has introduced me to some great new places and some authentic mountain cuisine too.”
-Kevin
“I take every opportunity to explore the Jura and Alps on foot, bike, skis, skates, snowshoes and sailboat. fraiche air is how I meet new friends and share my local knowledge of fun outdoor activities with you!”
-Yvette

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  fraiche air
  Geneva, Switzerland
  Phone: (+41) 79 904 46 22