Our story is a simple one. Thierry, born in Morzine, is a ski instructor for the ESF. I grew up in England, arrived as a resort rep for a season, went for a ski lesson with Thierry and before long had become part of the Chalet Morzine family.
“We never stop being amazed by this place, and we want you to enjoy it as much as we do”
Thierry and I, your owner-hosts at Chalet Morzine, are a French and English husband and wife team. In the winter Thierry is a ski instructor for the Ecole de Ski Français in Morzine-Les Gets, and a trail runner in the summer. I am a Menopause Coach for active women year-round, and your expert in living like a local. Together, we have looked after Chalet Morzine and its guests since 2002.
As well as living and working locally, we have raised our two girls, Chloé and Lea, here. Thierry’s family still lives in the town, whilst mine visit us from the UK regularly. Thanks to this, we have a constantly evolving multi-generational view of both the chalet and our valley, As our guests you benefit directly from this extensive local knowledge and network.
Originally Chez Pascal, Chalet Morzine was built in 1967 by Thierry’s Grandfather, Pascal Rodriguez.
Born just outside Madrid, Pascal was one of 15 children. Having fled Spain in 1929 with his family, Pascal moved to Morzine aged 15, where he met and married Marie Rosset. Together they had a son, Jean-Claude, and built the Hotel Les Cimes.
Pascal became well-known as a self-taught chef and hotelier who instigated many events to attract tourists. We still have photos of him doing ski races back down to the hotel, with giant fondues for everyone after!
The success of the hotel led to a need for more space, and so Chez Pascal was born. The chalet retains much of its original charm, and the hotel is still there but was sold and converted to apartments a long time ago.
Pascal passed away in April 2009 at the ripe old age of 90. We hope we are carrying on the family tradition of helping people to discover and enjoy their time in this beautiful part of the world, and doing both him and the chalet justice in the ways that we continue to evolve it.