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New Water Park Activity near Morzine

Here is a new water activity for kids and adults during the summer.  Just another reason why you should book a luxury self catered chalet with Elevation for you family summer holiday. Les Gets Swimming Lake just got even better.  The new Wibit inflatable water park is here and amazing fun. The park is suitable…

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Luxury Ski Chalets – Half Term Availability & Prices

We only have a few chalets left for the February half term.  So if you are thinking of bringing the family skiing in Morzine either w/c 10/11th February or 17/18th February get it touch now! Our Chalets Our handpicked self catering chalets and apartments in Morzine are central or directly on the free bus route….

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Chalet L’Elegante, A New Luxury Self Catered Chalet in Morzine

This week we launch a brand new luxury self catered rental chalet in Morzine; Chalet L’Elegante. This large chalet was completed in 2017.   The layout is  2 floors and has 110m² of living space.  The large private terrace and proximity to the free hop on hop off shuttle set the chalet apart. The chalet…

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New Luxury Self Catered Apartments in Morzine – Construction Update

The most anticipated development of luxury apartments in Morzine is nearing completion.  Les Chalets Joux Plan is in the very best location in central Morzine, directly opposite the Pleney pistes and Piou Piou Kindergarten. The apartments in the development vary in size from huge penthouse apartments sleeping 10 guests to smaller apartments perfect for families of…

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New – “The Famous Col Challenge Short Break”

Test your cycling this summer on “The Famous Col Challenge Short Break” with Elevation luxury self catered apartments in Morzine. After discussing our guided tours with some cycling industry friends we have come up with the perfect cycling tour.  Conquer the big local names; Col du Joux Plane, Col de la Ramaz and the Col…

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A Beginners Guide to Downhill Biking

Les Gets Bike Park opens for weekends from the end of May until Crankworx on 14th June.  My husband has never been downhill biking in the 3 years we have lived in Morzine so we took him along for a go.  If you are here this summer and have never tried downhill here is our…

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Morzine Weekly Market

One of the many joys of a self catering holiday is searching out and enjoying the local food.  Exploring the supermarket is great but nothing beats a local market to really experience the culture and taste local produce. Any self respecting french village has a market and Morzine is no exception.  It runs every Wednesday from 08.30 to 12.30…

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Ice Skating – Summer Opening Times

Morzines ice rink is part of the sports complex in the Dereches area.  It is competition standard, being the home of the Chamonix Morzine Pionneers.  It is also open to the public in the winter and summer seasons. There are huge amounts of activities to choose from in Morzine, but to be honest, there aren’t…

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Warm Goats Cheese Salad

Alpine food is typically of the comfort variety; tartiflette, fondue etc.  But what would be a typical summer dish of the mountains?  With the mountain littered with goats and even a local village where they roam free, would be more local than goats cheese salad?  You’ll find a version of this in pretty much every restaurant…

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Make the Most of Your Multipass

Now we are part of the Multipass scheme, we wondered how much you could get out of it!  Here is our perfect summer week in Morzine using nothing but the €2 per day pass. We’ve based this plan on what would be ideal for families with kids.  You don’t need a car, but if you’ve got one…

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Top 5 Summer Day Trips from Morzine

If you have come to Morzine in the summer with a car you might fancy exploring further afield.  Here are our top 5 day trips from Morzine.  All of them are less than 90 minutes away. Thonon Plage A lakeside beach with beautiful grassed lawns, slides, safe swimming pools, infants play areas and pools, cafes…

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Summer vs Winter

Inspired by this brilliant image by Josh Gilbert I posed locals this question, “Which is best, Morzine in the summer or Morzine in the winter?” “I love walking in the snow with the dog.  It is best when it is dark and the moon and snow light everything up.  Everything is silent except for the scrunch…

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Summer Multipass Offer For €2 Per Day

Morzine is the perfect holiday destination for active families with a vast arrange of outdoor activities from hiking to swimming, rafting to paraglyding. And now Elevation guests can make the most out of all Morzine has to offer with the Portes Du Soleil Multipass offer. The Multipass is normally €9 per day but if you stay…

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Short Break Options for Pass’Portes du Soleil MTB Event

The Pass’Portes du Soleil mountain bike event on 23rd, 24th and 25th June if the official launch of the Portes du Soleil for the summer.  The event is an 80km ride around the whole area which spans France and Switzerland.  The route will take on altitudes from 1000 to 2250m and uses 15 lifts much…

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Summer Lift Opening Times 2017

The whole Portes du Soleil lift opening dates and times are here in one handy table. Lifts Opening Dates Opening Hours MTB? Walkers? AVORIAZ Prodains Express 23rd June – 25th June 9.30am – 12.30pm Yes Yes 3rd July – 3rd Sept 1.30pm – 6.30pm Super Morzine Telecabine 14th June – 3rd Sept 9.00am – 4.45pm…

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Big Summer Events in Morzine

There is so much to do in Morzine during the summer; road cycling, mountain biking, white water rafting, paragliding, hiking, swimming, the list of out door activities goes on and on. There are also loads of great events and the list grows every year.  Here is this years bursting calendar Two Cycle Races, one weekend…

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Making Bookings And Payments Easier

Here at Elevation we have been working hard to launch our new Online Booking System, making managing bookings and payments easier for our guests. We are proud to be a small independent and local chalet company here in Morzine, but that sometimes means we are not in the office or near the credit card machine.  Our…

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New Guided Cycle Rides & Holidays

Elevation have teamed with Buzz Performance to offer guided cycling as an an additional option to their luxury chalet holidays. We have handpicked the best and most highly qualified local guides and enabled our guests to create completely bespoke packages.   Whether you want an all encompassing cycling holiday or just to add a few…

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In Tartiflette We Trust

If you’re coming on a self catered chalet holiday in Morzine the one and only thing you’ve got to cook is Tartiflette. Tartiflette is a ‘classic’ local recipe, but it may not be truly traditional.  In fact local myth suggests that it was created relatively recently by Reblochon cheese producers. It’s super filling, tasty and great value….

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Harley Days Festival 2017

Harley Days is a festival run every second year. It is returning to Morzine in 2017. The event is organised by HOG France (Harley Owners Group) and features a mix of live music, bike shows and ride outs for the Harley owners. Previous bands to perform at the prestigious event include Toto and Status Quo….

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Summer Private Dining

If you are booking a self catering chalet in Morzine this summer you might want to let someone else do the cooking. We have handpicked two local chefs who can cater for your whole week or just treat you for a special one off dinner. You could have a formal luxurious menu or you could…

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Altaka 2 Winter Prices 17/18

Altaka 2 is our most flexible self catered apartment in Morzine and is perfect for groups.  Perfectly situated just 5 minutes from town it has stunning views from the floor to ceiling living rooms, loads of technology and a sleek modern design.  The apartment is part of an exclusive chalet style property of just 6…

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Altaka 4 Winter Prices 17/18

Winter 17/18 prices are out for one of our most popular luxury self catered apartments, Altaka 4. Altaka 4 is a brand new, fabulous central Morzine apartment with a private hot tub.  At 150m² it has spacious living areas with panoramic views of Morzine.  You can ski in ski out to “Piste B” which takes…

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Roches Noires – Summer & Winter Prices

Probably the best located chalet in Morzine; Les Roches Noires is a luxurious property sleeping up to 12 in 5 ensuite bedrooms.  The chalet has a sauna. This exclusive Morzine ski chalet is just 2 minutes walk from the SuperMorzine lift and the shops and bars of town.  Its huge vaulted living space boasts a state of…

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Winter 2017/18 Prices For Chalet North Star

Chalet North Star is a new large luxury chalet in Morzine, perfect for large groups of family and friends.  Guests absolutely love it and have been bowled away by the light and spacious rooms, beautiful views and quality finishes. The chalet sleeps up to 11 adults in 5 ensuite bedrooms and has a large open…

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Restaurant Review – La Chanterelle

Le Chanterelle is a well known restaurant on Mont Cheri, on the back side of the hill, just to the left of the Cheri Nord lift. Mont Cheri is a small ski area just on the very far right of the Portes Du Soleil area, just to the right of Les Gets.  It is very quiet…

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Summer Prices and Availability Out Now!

Summer is Morzine is amazing; beautiful mountain scenery and loads of outdoor activities.  The town has a beautiful relaxed atmosphere and can be very warm with temperatures in July and August well into the 20s. It is a great place to come if you are into hiking, mountain biking or road cycling.  And if you…

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Restaurant Review – La Cendree

It is one of those places that has always been there but went unnoticed. La Cendree has just had a facelift and is the surprise hit of the 17/18 season. The location is amazing, just opposite the Morzine ESF office on the main drag past the Pleney lift and right next door to the Piou…

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Restaurant Review – La Chamade

If you’ve booked a luxury self catered chalet in Morzine you are likely to want to sample the culinary delights of town.  La Chamade is right in the centre of Morzine, right next door to the Spar.  It is a large fine dining restaurant with a reputation for having an interesting menu.  If you are…

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Easter Skiing and French Courses

Are you looking for ideas of what to do during the Easter holidays?  Spring skiing is fantastic with warm, long  and sunny days, quiet pistes and low price lift tickets.  It is a great time to bring the kids skiing Maybe you would also like to improve your children’s French before their end of year…

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Short Ski Break – Late March and Easter

Get a goggle tan that everyone in the office will envy! Spring skiing is fantastic with long warm days and sunny skis.  For the last two seasons, the Portes du Soleil has had fantastic snow conditions later in the season, with snow still bucketing it down on the closing day! We can be flexible on…

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Alpage La Fruitiere Morzine

If the weather isn’t so good or you just don’t ski, one excellent activity you can try off the mountain is available at the Alpage La Fruitiere, Morzine. Opened in 1983 on the Route De La Plagne right in the centre of Morzine, L’Alpage was opened in 1983 by Nicolas Baud. On Wednesdays and Thursdays…

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Bar Review – Cafe Chaud

Located centrally in Morzine at 112 Chemin De La Coutettaz, Cafe Chaud is now under new ownership with new plans for winter. There is something going on at Cafe Chaud most nights of the week. The long running Sunday night Drum and Bass night is continuing with local DJs providing the music. On Monday there…

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The Portes Du Soleil Circuit – Hard Ski Route

The Portes Du Soleil is recognised as one of the largest ski areas in the world, if not THE largest, crossing borders between France and Switzerland. This means that there are some incredible routes that can fill up an entire day and cross over the border and back again. One of the most well known…

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February Availability

The snow has arrived and we still have some availability in February.  All these luxury self catered chalets and apartments are within 5 minutes walk of town.  Price are self catered but we can add any level of catering you like to create your perfect holiday.  If you would like any information about a property…

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Hirondelle L'Etoile Living

New Ski Apartments In Central Morzine

Our new properties just keep on coming!  Hirondelle has just been completed and has plenty of availability for the 16/17 season.  These are the newest and best self catered ski apartments in Morzine! Hirondelle is an exclusive development of 3 luxury holiday apartments in the very centre of Morzine.  The apartments are a superb standard with…

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Baked Mont D’or Fondue with Pain Persillade – by Chef Sharif Gergis

We continue our celebration of self catered ski holidays with another recipe from one of recommended chefs.  This is really easy fondue perfectly illustrates the quality of our local mountain cheeses.  Perfect as a sharing starter or to nibble with a vin rouge. Ingredients (feeds 4-6 per whole cheese) 1 whole Vacherin Mont D’or cheese in…

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Last minute short breaks in January

We are offering short breaks during January at two of our luxury self catered apartments.  With Geneva airport just over an hour away, Morzine is the perfect place for a weekend break or a mid week getaway.  All our apartments are very central so you wont need to worry about getting around – the restaurants, bars…

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Roasted Tomato, Basil and Red Pepper Soup

We are celebrating the benefits of booking a self catered ski holiday by creating a list of recipes by Morzine locals.  This one is by Giles Towler – thanks Giles! With the temperatures dropping for winter there’s nothing better after a cold day than a hot home made soup. This is a simple soup that anyone…

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Aquariaz Indoor Water Park

On down days it can be a challenge to find things to do in a town that is geared toward skiing. One possible option is to head up to Avoriaz (Via the Prodains cable car, accessed via the A bus) and visit Aquariaz. Aquariaz is the highest water park in the whole of Europe and…

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Ice Hockey In Morzine

Although Morzine is primarily known as a ski destination there is still plenty on offer off the slopes. Formerly known as the Hockey Club Morzine Avoriaz Les Gets, or The Penguins, the club has now joined forces with the Chamonix club to form the Chamonix-Morzine Pionniers. The two clubs joined together to form the new…

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Restaurant Review – L’Etale

Reviewed for Elevation by Giles Towler Located right in the heart of town near the bottom of the Pleney lift and a stone’s throw from some of the most popular bars in town (and right next door to L’Opera nightclub), L’Etale restaurant is a popular location for both lunch and dinner with locals and tourists…

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Short Skiing Breaks for Christmas or New Year

Elevation have decided to turn the luxury self catered chalet business on its head.   Not only do we offer fully bespoke holidays with services to suit you in the best properties in resort.  Now, we have broken ranks to offer short breaks over the popular festive period. With Morzine just an hour and twenty…

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Chalet L’Albatross – Our New Self Catered Chalet in Central Morzine

Chalet L’Abatross is a fantastic modern chalet with a superb central location and arresting views over Morzine. The chalet comes equipped with a double sized hot tub, sauna and gym in the huge relaxation suite. The chalet has a huge open plan living area with floor to ceilings window making the most of the views.  The…

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Chalet L'Anton Collage

Announcing A Brand New Self Catered Chalet, Morzine

We’ve just got the images of our brand new Chalet L’Anton, just as Morzine gets its first snowfall of the season! Winter is coming!!! Chalet L’Anton is a state of the art chalet in Morzine with a superb central location and hot tub. It sleeps up to 10 in 5 ensuite bedrooms, has a large…

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Goats Cheese & Thyme Pannacotta Starter by Damian McArthur

Most of our guests will cook for themselves at least a few nights of their week.  So we thought we’d start a little spin off blog with some recipes that we and our chefs like to cook after a days skiing.  This recipe, by superb chef Damian McArthur is really worth the effort.  But don’t worry…

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La Flamme – Restaurant review

La Flamme is a little restaurant next to the Super Morzine telecabin The menu is pretty standard with Savoyard classics and meat dishes, burgers and pizza.   We stopped for a quick mid week evening meal and had the Chevre Tartiflette and Royale Burger for our main course.  The tartiflette was tasty, just a normal…

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Get 15% off Ski Hire, Delivery & Fitting

Take the pain out of ski hire by having your equipment fitted in the comfort of you chalet.  Together with our new partner Alpine Sports, we are offering a personal delivery and fitting service at a time to suit you. Plus Elevation guests get 15% off  You can hire everything you need from skis to snowboards, from beginners…

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February Half Term Skiing Availability

If you are thinking of taking the family away skiing at February half term, but thought you were too late to get a good chalet, you’re in luck! We are growing fast with new chalets joining us all the time, so we still have some availability during the key weeks of February. Chalet X is…

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A Superb Contemporary Ski Apartment in Morzine

We launch our second new ski apartment in a week with this funky modern property.  Chalet Des Nants 2 has just been completed for the Winter 16/17 season.  A perfect holiday apartment for up to 8 guests in a quiet, exclusive chalet development. You can ski in ski out from the end of the road just…

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Altaka 1 Living Luxury Self Catered Morzine

The Best Small Apartment In Morzine

Today we launch what we think is the best 6 guest apartment in Morzine.  Available from December for the 16/17 Winter season,  Altaka 1 is a superb central Morzine apartment with a hot tub. It benefits panoramic views from every bedroom and more importantly the external hot tub.  The apartment has been designed to be light…

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Circular Hike around the Tete de Bostan – Hard Rating

This is a full days hike for the fit and able.  The views are awe inspiring and includes some easy scrambling for a bit of a challenge.   You can either drive to the start or get the E bus to the end of the Vallee de la Manche. Please make sure you take plenty of…

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Rotonde Restaurant Review

The Rotonde is of he most popular restaurants in Morzine.  It a large place but they have zoned it so it feel homely rather than cavernous.  It is in a great location, just down the road from the Pleney but also just off the town square.  Its large sunny terrace makes it very welcoming especially…

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Elevation Launch A New Luxury Ski Chalet

Elevation have added a new luxury ski chalet to their portfolio.  Chalet Igloo is one of the most impressive properties in Morzine.  It has everything; location, facilities and bags of style.  This property is now available as a holiday rental for up to 11 guests.  Guests can book Chalet Igloo as self catering or you can…

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Morzine Takeaways

If you have chosen to to come on a self catered holiday to Morzine, at some point you will probably want a takeaway.  So here is the lowdown on what’s on offer. Mammas Where the Seasonnaires are fed.  It is very Brits orientated with a wide variety of Burgers, pizza, wraps and noodles and even fish and chips. It…

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Top 5 things to do with little kids in Morzine

My 4 year old niece came to stay this week and we had a fantastic time.  Not having children myself, we did some activities I had never done before.  Here is the top 5 countdown of our favourites 5.  Lac Montriond The lake at Montriond is 10 minutes drive from Morzine.  The main lake is…

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Skiing Short Break at Chalet North Star, Morzine

It is unusual to find self catered short breaks during key weeks of the ski season, so we had to blog about a couple we have been able to create in February and March this year. Chalet North Star sleeps up to 11 adults in 5 ensuite bedrooms.  The chalet has a hot tub, a…

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La Granges Restaurant Review

La Granges is a traditional local restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and a reasonably priced menu.  So it is always popular and gets great tripadvisor reviews.  Right in the heart of Morzine, it is tucked away behind the toy shop at the cross roads. The menu includes lots of traditional Savoyard specialties like fondue and…

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We Launch our Wine Delivery Service

We have been working on services that really make our luxury self catered chalets in Morzine, really luxury.  Our Wine Delivery Service means our guests can pre-order their holiday wine to have it ready at their chalet on arrival.   And in the winter season, we can take orders and deliver during the week too, so our…

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Morzine Ski Route

Ski Route from Morzine to Linga – Intermediate

Here is a classic route that is good for both skiers and snowboarders of an intermediate level.  It takes in some popular restaurants and stopping spots. Take SuperMorzine bubble then straight on to the Zore chairlift Follow signs to Proclou chairlift along an easy green and take that chair Go straight ahead following signs to…

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Ski Route from Morzine to Linderettes – Easy

The Portes du Soleil is huge and if you’re new to it, can be a little daunting.  Here is an idea just using easy blue runs with lunch and drink suggestions thrown in.   This is a route good for an easy first day confidence builder. Take SuperMorzine bubble then straight on to the Zore chairlift Follow signs…

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We Launch the Elevation Welcome Pack

Obviously we think booking a luxury self catered chalet is the best way to go, but as with anything, there is always room for improvement. One of the major bug bears of self catering is that moment of arrival after a long journey, gasping for a cuppa and finding the cupboards bare.  So we’ve been working on…

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Morzine Dining Experiences

One of the best things about going self catered in Morzine is being able to please yourself in the evening.  If you have enough energy left after a hard days skiing why not try one of these more adventurous dinner options. Morzine Dining Experiences The Crapahute – run by a local personality, Mark Dalton, the…

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How to book the right skiing lessons in Morzine

If you are coming to ski or snowboard in Morzine and whether you have booked self catered or catered, booking skiing lessons can feel bewildering.  With a myriad of choices here, where do you start?  Here is our guide to finding the right sking lessons in Morzine. Things to ask yourself Be honest about what level…

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Extreme litter picking

Have you ever dropped a cigarette butt off a lift?  Well shame on you!  Today was Morzine’s big mountain clean up, tidying up after the snow melts to get the mountain summer ready.  Armed with bin bags and latex gloves we set out to clear up under the lifts. Our organiser challenged us to be…

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Bike Hire In Morzine

Morzine offers a huge amount for cyclists of any discipline or level.  If you are coming on a self catered holiday in Morzine you might want to hire a bike, just for the day or for the whole of your stay.  So here is a summary of what is available where and some idea of…

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Summer Lift Pass Prices & the Multipass

Here is our summary of the summer lift pass prices.  You can buy any of these passes at any of the lift station offices.  There are rarely queues in the summer, so most guests buy passes as they want them.  Please note you will be asked to pay 3 euros for the pass itself.  …

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Morzine Restaurant Review – Les Vents d’Anges

Les Vents d’Anges is a unassuming little place in a corner of the Mairie square.  Inside it is slightly bigger than it looks, but you would still call it cosy and intimate. It classes it self as french cuisine but you won’t find just the standard Savoyard fare as there are plenty of more worldly flavours…

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Tour de France 2016 Morzine

Morzine is getting ready to host the final mountain stage of the Tour de France on Saturday 23rd July.   This stage is often where the Tour is won or lost, with plenty of exhausting climbs and nail biting descents.  The Tour comes to Morzine around once every three years and it is always a huge…

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Hiking around Morzine

Hiking Around Morzine

There is a huge amount of really good hiking around Morzine. The trails are very well signed and thanks to the large lift system the high valleys and meadows are easy to access for everyone. Trails are organised so they link between the lifts  and there are plenty of restaurants open along the way. The…

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Mountain Biking in Morzine

The quality of mountain biking in Morzine is one of the reasons why the town is nearly as popular with adrenaline seekers in the summer as it is in the winter. The Portes du Soleil is probably the second best downhill mountain biking area in the world after Whistler, Canada. The lift system takes you…

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Morzine Skiing, Mont Chery

Morzine Skiing – Getting away from the February crowds

The Portes Du Soleil is such a big ski area that most weeks its easy to find quieter pistes and lifts.  But in February, Morzine skiing can feel busy pretty much every where you go.  But there are a couple of places the locals head to when the going gets tough…. Mont Chery is a…

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Morzine Restaurant Review – Le Clin d’Oeil

Le Clin d’Oeil means The Wink, an odd name for this excellent Morzine restaurant. The menu is based on dishes from the South West of France so there is lots of duck plus a wide selection of steaks, Savoyard classics, a few interesting meat dishes and a good specials board. Its famous cassoulet is a real treat, they even…

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Bec Jaune Micro Brewery Morzine

The Bec Jaune is a trendy micro brewery, lovingly producing 3 or 4 different ales per week. Much the same as you’ll find in any up and coming city, the Bec has been done out in a rough industrial shabby chic style. 80s snowboards are scattered around and classic LPs are tacked up on the walls. The…

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