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A Guide To The Morzine Ski Buses

Morzine is the largest town in the Portes du Soleil, fortunately the Morzine ski buses, or “navettes”, make getting around very easy and they are free, you just hop on and off.  Essentially Morzine separates the huge ski area in two. Morzine and Les Gets on the western side of town and the Avoriaz, Chatel…

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Why Book A Ski Weekend In Morzine?

Morzine is the perfect resort for a ski weekend or short ski break.   Its proximity to Geneva makes it one of the quickest ski resorts to get to and time is of the essence!  You need to get as much skiing as possible for the minimum time off work.  Or maybe you’ve only got a…

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Restaurant Review: Kamado Kitchen Morzine

It’s Saturday evening and you’re looking to devour some delicious Pan Asian cuisine in Morzine. There’s a couple of places that we would recommend to eat at but on this occasion we chose the pleasure of Kamado Kitchen in Morzine. Underneath our Carlina Apartments Located just below the Pleney Telecabine and underneath the Carlina apartments…

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Summer in Morzine with Kids Under 12

Are you coming to Morzine this Summer with kids under 12?  There is loads to do but it can be a little difficult to figure out what is happening where and when.  Plus Morzine is a adrenaline junkies playground so some of the activities like the mountain biking can look a bit daunting, especially for…

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New restaurants in Morzine

Here are 3 new restaurants in Morzine that have opened the last 18 months and which may have escaped your notice. When you stay in self catered chalets in Morzine, you could well be eating out every night.  So why not make a change from your normal haunts and try a couple of new places?…

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Trail Running in Morzine: An Alpine Adventure

With its breathtaking landscapes, well-marked trails, and varying degrees of difficulty, Morzine has become an excellent destination for runners seeking both challenge and beauty. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or a beginner looking to explore the sport, Morzine provides the ultimate trail running playground. Extensive lift system Morzine is part of the Portes du…

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Is A Morzine Summer Holiday Value For Money?

I’ve always felt that a Morzine summer holiday was great value for money.  But is it really true? Morzine is one of the biggest names for summer adventure holidays in the Alps.  The town, along with local accommodation providers like Elevation Alps, have worked hard over the last 10 years to create a destination for…

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5 reasons to book a self catered chalet in Morzine this summer

5 reasons to book a self catered chalet in Morzine this summer Dreaming of the stunning alpine landscapes for your summer break this year? We want to share with you the top 5 reasons to book a self catered chalet in Morzine this summer.  By the end of this blog we think you’ll agree it’s…

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What’s on this March: Snowboxx and Rock the Pistes Festival

What’s on this March: Snowboxx and Rock the Pistes Festival We’ve complied a quick and easy guide to help you navigate what’s on in the PDS area this March and how you can get involved.  Remember to check out our Special Offers to book one of our luxury properties in Morzine, perfect for you and…

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New Balanced Menu Dinner Deliveries – Available Now

If you’ve stayed with us before, there’s a big chance you’re familiar with the delicious Hearty Menu available through our local partner and trusted private chef – Damian, Dining Direct.  We’re excited to have now partnered up with Jo of Wild Beets Kitchen – a beautiful local cafe providing balanced, nutritious alternatives – and now…

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Introducing: Chalet Pavot – Our Newest Luxury Chalet in Morzine

    “The design of Chalet Pavot integrates the practical and the luxurious seamlessly”   We are so excited to introduce you to our newest luxury chalet in Morzine – available now to book from January 2024 onwards.  Chalet Pavot – meaning ‘Poppy’ in French – is a sleek new chalet with modern and chic…

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Contactless Catered Service – A guest experience

The below catering services are available for our Serviced Chalets only; Chalet Kapa, Chalet Pavot, Altaka 4, Le Reve and La Constellation   The Devonish family recently came for a mini-break with Elevation Alps to try out our new Contactless Catered Service; read about their first hand experience below. How does our Contactless Catered Service work?  When staying in one of…

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New Contactless Catered Service

The below catering services are available for our Serviced Chalets only; Chalet Kapa, Chalet Pavot, Altaka 4, Le Reve and La Constellation   We have added a Contactless Catered Service to our concierge options.  The Contactless Catered Service does all the meal planning and shopping for you and offers great value for money. When you add our Contactless Catered Service to…

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What is it really like to work for Elevation Alps?

  Zara worked as a part time chalet host on a 24hour contract last winter. We asked her what she thought of working for Elevation Alps in Morzine for the ski season and here is what she said: “There are many ways to ‘do’ a winter season, and the amount of fun you have is…

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Portes Du Soleil Winter Opening Dates 2023/24

The Portes Du Soleil Winter Opening Dates 2023/24 have been released for Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. RESORT OPENS CLOSES Morzine Saturday 16th December 2023 Sunday 7th April 2024 Avoriaz Friday 15th December 2023 Sunday 21st April 2024 Les Gets Saturday 16th December 2023 (partial opening for the first week, full opening from 23rd) Sunday…

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What is Morzine Like For Skiing?

When looking at options for a ski resort, you would be wise to do your homework. Ski resorts offer lots of things that appeal to different people. For example, some resorts are regarded as party towns, while others are excellent for families. But the main reason you go to a ski resort is for quality…

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Top 5 Reasons Why Morzine Is Perfect For Group Ski Holidays

We think that Morzine is the pefect resort for group ski holidays and Elevation Alps luxury self catered apartments and chalets are the perfect provider.  If you ski or snowboard then you have probably been on or even organised a ski holiday for a group of mates. Planning a group ski and snowboard holiday can…

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Wild Beets Is Now In Morzine – Ideal For A Healthy Lunch

If you have spent any time in Les Gets, there is a good chance you are familiar with Wild Beets. If not, Wild Beets is a cafe restaurant that specialises in healthy eating. We have always been fans of stopping off at Wild Beets for lunch, whether we are on snow in the winter or…

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Le Colibri, Morzine Reopens After Fire

Le Colibri opened in Morzine in December 2019. It was a brand new building that made the Taille de Mas du Pleney much more attractive. It also gave us a gorgeous new place to eat and drink. On 6th August 2019, I woke up in the middle of the night for a glass of water….

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Private Chef Clare Scott

One of the benefits of booking with Elevation Alps is the ability to add any of our concierge services to your booking to create your perfect holiday.  We handpick the best private chefs to provide catering during your stay.  In this series of blogs we aim to introduce you to some of those culinary magicians….

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New Gym in Morzine – Buzz Performance

In Summer 2021 we saw the opening of a new gym in Morzine.  The Hive is the brainchild of Joe and Amelia Pearson and is set in a brand new building on the road toward the Prodain telecabine.  They have filled it with state of the art equipment that compliments the outstanding expertise of the…

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New Morzine Ski Lift – A Fast and Easy Way To Ski Pleney

Morzine and its surrounding areas are continually making improvements to benefit its guests. This year, we get a new Morzine ski lift, which is exciting news! Morzine has always been a great destination for families and beginner skiers, and snowboarders. Its tree-lined blue pistes have a gentle gradient with minimum exposure. Therefore, these pistes are…

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Le Local, Morzine – Gastropub Food In The Mountains

If you know Morzine well, you may have visited Le Bar Sherpa. This was a friendly little bar located away from the main village famed for its Star Wars-themed toilet. But Le Sherpa has new owners who have refurbished and revamped it into Le Local. Le Local is a little different from the other eateries…

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Chalet Yukinko A Stylish New Ski Chalet In Morzine

Chalet Yukinko is a stunning new ski chalet in Morzine, in the Portes du Soleil, France. The modern characterful decor creates a gorgeous atmosphere. At the same time, you will find that its high-end features provide everything you need for a luxury self-catered chalet holiday in Morzine. Yukinko is a character from Japanese folklore, who’s…

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Work For Us – Meet Lindsay

Meet our longest serving team member.  Lindsay has been with Elevation Alps from its infancy and wouldn’t be the same business without her…..   I am the Booking and Concierge Manager at Elevation Alps. I joined the team in October 2017 when Elevation was in its fairly early stages of business and I have been…

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Work Remotely From A Ski Resort

Work remotely in the French ski resort of Morzine and you could be skiing or snowboarding every day. All you need is your laptop, wifi and an apartment. Our luxury properties in central Morzine have wifi and discounts for long stays. A new way of life? The Coronavirus pandemic is changing and limiting our world,…

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Things to do around the Morzine area when you have a car

With summer guests often choosing to drive to Morzine, giving total freedom and flexibility, we want to give you the low down on what we recommend you do and see in the surrounding areas. Les Gorges du Pont du Diable Located on the River Dranse the Gorges were born under a glacier and are the…

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Morzine Summer Activity Guide – Fantasticable

The Fantasticable The Fantasticable is a high altitude zip line that soars high above a beautiful Alpine valley. Covering a total distance of 2.5 kilometres the fantasticable reaches speeds of around 100 kilometres per hour.   The Fantasticable starts at an altitude of 1928m above sea level and zips thrill seekers across the Plaine Dranse…

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Best Restaurants For Vegetarians In Morzine

Our Guide To The Best Restaurants For Vegetarians In Morzine   Vegetarian options in restaurants in the French Alps can be few and far between, luckily that’s not the case in Morzine! With a growing foodie culture and a whole host of ambitious restaurateurs keen to cater for the modern palette, Morzine is leading the…

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Proposed Improvements For Morzine To Avoriaz Connection

Proposed Improvements For Morzine To Avoriaz Connection   Avoriaz is technically part of Morzine. However, it sits far higher than the main village at an altitude of 1800m. It is also located at the top of the cliffs at the far end of the Ardoisieres valley. Transitioning between the two ski areas has always been…

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How To Prepare For Your Ski Holiday In Morzine

Top Tips For How To Prepare For Your Ski Holiday In Morzine   Taking steps to help prepare for your ski holiday will make all the difference. Regardless of whether you’re heading to the mountains for the first time or you’re a seasoned skier, you’ll need to do a good amount of strength and fitness…

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10 Top Tips For An Unforgettable Ski Holiday In Morzine

Want To Make Sure you Have an Unforgettable Ski Holiday In Morzine…. Then Follow These Top Tips        1. Stay In A Beautiful Chalet Or Apartment.  At Elevation we’ve got this one covered, if you book your Morzine accommodation with us, luxury comes as standard. We have some of the best luxury self…

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What To Pack For Your Luxury Ski Holiday In Morzine

Packing Advice Your Luxury Ski Holiday In Morzine   At Elevation Alps we pride ourselves on ensuring you have absolutely everything you need for your luxury ski holiday in Morzine. All of our Morzine ski accommodation options have fully stocked kitchens, beautiful warm bedding , designer toiletries and the fluffiest of fluffy towels. There are…

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Morzine Skiing, Mont Chery in Les Gets, home to the quietest ski slopes in the Portes du Soliel

The Quietest Ski Slopes In The Portes du Soleil

Mont Chery – The Quietest Ski Slopes In The Portes du Soleil Mont Chery in Les Gets is the go to spot for locals both on powder days and busy peak weeks. It’s slightly harder to get to and therefore is generally home to the quietest ski slopes in the Portes du Soleil. The Portes…

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Hire Our Raclette Grill During Your Stay In Morzine

Ready For Raclette? Hire Our Raclette Grill During Your Stay In Morzine   Fancy a taste of the alps from the comfort of your own home? Then why not hire our raclette grill for a night during your stay with us in Morzine. Raclette is a traditional alpine dish and was originally invented by the…

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Celebrating A Birthday In Morzine

Our top 10 suggestions for how to party in style whilst Celebrating a birthday in Morzine   Celebrating a birthday in Morzine can be a lot of fun, what could be better than combining a magical day up on the slopes with a fun apres party or evening activity with friends and family? At Elevation…

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The Bec Jaune Morzine – A Great Veggie/Vegan Option

The Bec Jaune –  A Great Option For Vegetarians &Vegans One of the best things about a self catered ski holiday in Morzine is having the flexibility to sample some of the fantastic bars and restaurants in the town. The Bec Jaune is definitely worth a visit especially if you are vegan or vegetarian. The…

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A Taste of The Alps In Your Own Morzine Accommodation

Our Tantalising Tartiflette Recipe One of the great things about self catering in Morzine is having the ability to cook for your friends and family. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the local cuisine. Fortunately a lot of the local Savoyard dishes are relatively straight forward to prepare meaning you can enjoy…

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La Folie Douce In Avoriaz – Morzine Apres Ski Guide

La Folie Douce In Avoriaz When La Folie Douce in Avoriaz opened its doors in December 2018 it was a massive upgrade for the apres scene in the Portes du Soleil. If you’re looking for a unique dining or party experience on the slopes then look no further. Literally translated to English the name means…

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The History of Skiing In Morzine

The History of Skiing In Morzine The History of skiing in Morzine dates back to the 1920’s and is an evolutionary tale inspired by two local pioneers. However it took decades of religious rule, farming and mining prior to the 1920’s to get to a point where the development of skiing could be possible In…

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How To Ski Powder

Our Top Tips On How To Ski Powder As skiers we all dream of those perfect days up on the hill, when all the stars align and everything is perfect. Bluebird skies accompanied by a fair few inches of fresh fluffy white snow from an overnight dump.  Skiing through fresh powder can be one of…

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Snowshoeing On Mont Chery

Snowshoeing On Mont Chery in Les Gets Offers One Of The Best Views In The Portes du Soleil Snowshoeing on Mont Chery provides incredible wintry vistas across the alps towards Mont Blanc. This route uses the Mont Chery gondola to gain most of the elevation and is an undulating snowshoe trail which passes through a mix…

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Night Skiing In Morzine

Night Skiing In Morzine Night skiing in Morzine is a great way to get a different perspective of the slopes. Every Thursday evening throughout the winter season the Stade run on the Pleney mountain is lit up for your enjoyment. From 18:30-20:30 every Thursday the main Pleney lift reopens to the public for some extra…

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Snowmobiling In Morzine

Snowmobiling In Morzine – A Unique Winter Wonderland Experience Snowmobiling in Morzine is a unique winter holiday experience, and one we highly recommend. What could be better than effortlessly whizzing through the snowy forests high above the village at sunset. What Is A Snowmobile? A snowmobile is a motorised vehicle designed for winter travel across…

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Ice Skating In Morzine – A Great Activity For Non Skiers

Ice Skating In Morzine Is Fun For The Whole Family Ice Skating in Morzine is a great way to spend an afternoon away from the slopes. Although the skiing in Morzine is fantastic, we know that not everyone that goes on a winter mountain holiday is there for it. Luckily Morzine has an abundance of…

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Snowshoeing On Le Pleney In Morzine

Snowshoeing On Le Pleney In Morzine – Tour du Pleney, 3 Hours, Relatively Easy Snowshoeing on le Pelney in Morzine makes easy work of the elevation gain by jumping on the Pleney lift out of central Morzine you’ll be whisked up to a height of 1500m. From the upper lift station take the trail leading…

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Snowshoeing Along The Dereche In Morzine

Snowshoeing  Along The Dereche In Morzine Easy Flat Snowshoe Walk From The Town Centre Snowshoeing along the Dereche in Morzine is the perfect option if you’re looking for a gentle introduction to Snowshoeing. This is without a doubt the easiest and most accessible route in the area and is completely flat. Starting and finishing on…

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Snowshoeing On Super Morzine

Snowshoeing On Super Morzine, 3 Hour Circuit Of Medium Difficulty Through Peaceful Snowy Forest Snowshoeing on Super Morzine offers wonderful views and is a great intermediate hike through snowy forest and Alpine glades. This snowshoe hike uses the Super Morzine gondola to gain the vast majority of the altitude and effortlessly whisk you up to…

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Snowshoeing In Morzine – The Guide

Snowshoeing In Morzine Snowshoeing in Morzine is a great way to get out and explore the area if you don’t ski or snowboard. One of the best things about visiting Morzine in the winter is that there is something for everyone. Even for those that prefer not to hit the slopes, there are plenty of…

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Summer Morzine Activity Guide – Hiking in Morzine

The Perfect Way To Explore The Alps Hiking in Morzine is simply unbeatable, with limitless options, stunning scenery, varied terrain, there really is something for everyone!! It’s also one of the most accessible and budget friendly activities to do as part of your summer Morzine holiday. With trails starting right from the centre of town…

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Summer Morzine Activity Guide – Hiking Mont Ouzon

Hiking Mont Ouzon Involves A Steep Mountain ascent with a challenging chained section to get you to the stunning views at the summit. If your looking to add a little it of excitement to your summer Morzine holiday then hiking Mont Ouzon could be just the ticket. We absolutely love Morzine but we also like…

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Summer Morzine Activity Guide – Hiking Col du Cou

Hiking Col du Cou (3.5-4 hours, beautiful but arduous mountain hike) Sometimes there is nothing better than soothing tired legs in a hot tub at the end of a big day in the great outdoors (did we mention all of our luxury chalets and apartments have hot tubs??). By hiking Col du Cou, you’ll certainly earn…

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Summer Morzine Activity Guide – Hiking Mont Chery

Hiking Mont Chery Offers  One Of The Best Views In The Portes du Soleil Les Gets is a short 7 minute drive from Morzine and also offers a wide range of summer alpine activities. The Mont Chery side of the valley has fantastic views so make sure if you choose to do this route to…

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Summer Morzine Activity Guide – Hike Around Lac Montriond

Hike Around Lac Montriond  If you’re looking for a relatively easy, flat walk in Morzine  with a stunning backdrop then a hike around Lac Montriond comes highly recommended.   Lac Montriond is a stunning alpine lake set in a stunning steep sided valley and is also the perfect spot for a summer swim. There is parking…

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Summer Morzine Activity Guide – Paragliding in Morzine

A High Flying Reason To Book Your Summer Morzine Accommodation Now Paragliding in Morzine is the perfect activity for those looking to get a different perspective of our beautiful mountain town. Paragliding, or parapente as its known in France is often considered the purest form of flight and if you’ve never experienced the sensation of…

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Canyoning in Morzine – Summer Morzine Activity Guide

Canyoning In Morzine – The Perfect Rainy Day Activity Morzine and the wider Portes du Soleil area has so much to offer those looking for an adventurous summer holiday in the Alps. Canyoning in Morzine is the focus of this edition of our Summer Activity Guide. For those not in the know, Wikipedia defines Canyoning…

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Morzine Summer Self Catered Holidays Homes To Enjoy The Sun

Summer in Morzine in the French Alps is beautiful with hot sunny weather, green valleys and cool lakes.  Morzine is the perfect destination for your summer holiday with so much do to; hiking, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, rafting, climbing and much much more.  if you, your friends or your family love the outdoors and active…

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The Best Road Cycling Routes Around Morzine 

Morzine has been well-known for its world class mountain biking terrain for many years and attracts riders from all over the world, but more and more it’s becoming a destination for road cyclists looking for a true Alpine style challenge. With the 2016 penultimate stage of the Tour de France finishing in Morzine, with the…

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Aquariaz is an aquatic paradise located in Avoriaz featuring natural tropical vegetation in mountain surrounding. With easy access from Morzine this indoor water park has something for all ages and features a river with a variable gentle current, a slidewinder (a kind of aquatic halfpipe), a water playhouse, a paddling pool, a large pool with…

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Morzine summer activities – Hydrospeeding

Also know as ‘white water sledges’, hydrospeeds are chunky floating foams that your hands and arms fit into helping you to navigate yourself down the river.                         Frogs Rafting will either meet you at their base or a designated car park where you will…

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Activities to do in Morzine this summer – Canyoning

A fantastic alternative to White Water Rafting, Canyoning is an exciting mixture of sliding down natural shutes, jumping into ravines and abseiling down waterfalls. A definite activity to try in Morzine this summer.     Following the rivers natural course, you will be guided by an English-speaking instructor who, after giving you a safety talk…

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White Water Rafting in Morzine this Summer

  For those of you who love water based summer activities and enjoy adrenaline filled water sports white water rafting is something you must try this summer in Morzine. Which level of White Water Rafting is right for you? There are 3 different levels of rafting you can do: The Classic 8 yrs +, The…

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Top 5 Morzine Water Adventure Activities

Morzine in the French Alps has a huge array of adventure activities to try and many of them are based in the water. We have a fantastic swimming pool with indoor and outdoor pools, slides and toddler play pools.  Montriond lake is in the most fantastic setting and is set up just like a beach,…

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Getting Around Morzine

Morzine is right at the heart of the biggest ski area in the Alps – the Portes du Soleil.  With 650km of pistes spanning across France and Switzerland the area is vast.   Elevation luxury chalets include a detailed meet and greet.  Not only will we tell you about your chalet and how everything works but…

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Christmas in Morzine – Events and Food

We’re all dreaming of a white Christmas in Morzine this year. If you’ve booked to stay in one of our self catered or serviced chalets this Christmas and New Year, we’ve no doubt that the majority of your Morzine ski holiday will be spent enjoying the snowy mountains. However whether it be your first Christmas…

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Open Air Ice Rink – Non Skiing Activities in Morzine

There could be nothing more quintessential on your Morzine ski holiday than Ice Skating around the town square in the midst of a snowy ski resort.  Every year when Winter settles in, Morzine opens up its Outdoor Ice Rink situated right in front of the Office de Tourisme. Open to the public, the 30m by…

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Morzine ‘No Snow’ Myth Dispelled

Rob Stewart argues that Morzine is just as ‘snow sure’ as its Alpine rivals….   Morzine is linked to one of the World’s biggest ski areas – the Portes du Soleil, ‘Gateway to the sun’ and is one of the most popular resorts for British skiers, mainly due to the choice of accommodation, proximity to…

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Morzine Ski Routes – The Swiss Wall – Tough

Elevation Luxury Self Catered Ski Chalets’ guest blogger Robyn Dobson gives us some great advice on conquering of the toughest pistes in the Alps….. It holds a serious reputation in the Portes du Soleil.  And with moguls the size of a small car, the Swiss Wall is a force not to be reckoned with! Le…

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Morzine Restaurant Review – Advice for Coeliacs

Staying in a self catered chalet or apartment in Morzine allows you to choose when and what you want to eat. Whether it is a long lunch on the mountain or an evening meal at one of the many restaurants in town.  Or perhaps you want to cook for your self. For people with allergies and dietary…

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Things to do in Morzine if you don’t ski or snowboard

Non-skiing activities are now an important part of ski resort offerings and there’s now so much choice for anyone who doesn’t wish to take to the slopes during the winter. Morzine, located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski region in the French Alps, has an abundance of choices of non-skiing activities –…

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Summer Activities in Morzine – Via Ferrata

Our luxury self catered chalets and apartments in Morzine are the perfect base for your adventure holiday.  There are a number of Via Ferrata climbing routes near Morzine.  You’ll need a good level of fitness but no climbing experience. Here is a great ‘how to’ guide from our new blogger Robyn Dobson Via Ferrata is…

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Self Catered Chalets with Hot Tubs in Morzine

Hot tubs are important when it comes to booking a ski chalet.  Call them what you want; hot tub, spa, Jacuzzi, sinking tired limbs into hot, bubbling pool after you’ve been on the slopes all day is pretty appealing. But there are not many self catered ski chalets in the Alps with private hot tubs….

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Summer Days Out From Morzine – Mont Caly

Our self catered chalet holidays in Morzine are perfectly situated to take advantage of the beautiful towns and villages tucked away in the Northern Alps.  Our new blogger Robyn Dobson, has picked one of her favourite places to get off the beaten track. Mont Caly It is a tiny, quaint hamlet with fantastic views over…

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5 Reasons To Book Your Ski Holiday In Morzine

Yes we run a self catered chalet business here, so of course we think Morzine is the best ski resort in the world.  But let us bend your ear on this…. other resorts may be better at a couple of things, but Morzine is good at so many of the important things there is no…

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Driving To Your Chalet In Morzine – Best Places To Stop

Many of our guests drive to our luxury self catered chalets and apartments in Morzine from Calais.  Here are some ideas of where to stop en route. Reims Distance from Calais 2h 40mins Distance to Morzine 6h Dominated by its cathedral, Reims is a beautiful city set alongside the river Vesle.  It is the unofficial…

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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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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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summermorzine, summer lift pass prices

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 morzine

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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Morzine Multipass

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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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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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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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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pristine snow on new piste in the portes du soleil

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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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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L'Etale Restaurant

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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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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Dining area and kitchen

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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hike around tete de bostan

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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la rotonde morzine

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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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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Lac Montriond

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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La Granges Morzine

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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Elevation Luxury self catering Wine delivery service

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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morzine ski route

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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Skiing lessons in Morzine

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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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 in Les Gets, home to the quietest ski slopes in the Portes du Soliel

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 traditional restaurants

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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