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Top Tips

May 18, 2021 2023-09-13 8:42
A beautiful summer’s day at Lake Montriond

A beautiful summer’s day at Lake Montriond

A day at Lake Montriond.  It’s not long now until we start getting emails from the gym about getting our bodies ready for summer. Yikes! We’re thinking less about beach...

Could you run 170km in one go?

Could you run 170km in one go?

Could you run 170km in one go? Not something many would even contemplate, but can you believe that Thierry is bonkers enough to be taking this on again in 2025?...

Hands up for Fondue Friday!

Hands up for Fondue Friday!

Fancy something a little different on your next ski holiday? Just before the super busy season kicked, we headed off on a Fondue Friday with Viv, our local walking guide....

Ways to save money on your Morzine ski holiday

Ways to save money on your Morzine ski holiday

We have owned and run Chalet Morzine since 2002, so we’ve learned a few different ways to help you save money on your ski holiday. Here’s our top ten. 1....

Hands up if you want free private ski lessons for Christmas 2024!

Hands up if you want free private ski lessons for Christmas 2024!

Book the chalet for the first week of the 24-25 winter ski season, and get private ski lessons with Thierry included! What is the offer? Guests staying at the chalet...

Our top tips for staying safe in the mountains

Our top tips for staying safe in the mountains

Have you ever wondered how you can reduce the risk of an accident while you are on the piste or out and about in the mountains? Often, we arrive on...

Best intermediate skiing in Morzine

Best intermediate skiing in Morzine

Intermediate Circuit to Les Gets Starting point: Top of the Pleney cable car. Approx time: 2-3 hours Difficulty: You can ski, but want an intermediate circuit on day 2. Note:...

Where to go for beauty therapy in Morzine

Where to go for beauty therapy in Morzine

Kerri is a beauty therapist in Morzine. She has a fully equipped salon 5 minutes walk from Chalet Morzine, has been in our valley for eleven years, and is one...

The Tour de France in Morzine

The Tour de France in Morzine

We weren’t all lycra-clad cycling fans last time I checked, and whilst I love the buzz of the world’s toughest road bike race coming to town and catching the freebies...

Perfect family picnic spots in Morzine-Les Gets

Perfect family picnic spots in Morzine-Les Gets

Morzine and Les Gets are awash with options for hiking and taking a picnic. What can be tricky is knowing how to make them work for everyone, which is where...

Is Morzine the perfect summer playground for your cycling stars?

Is Morzine the perfect summer playground for your cycling stars?

Wondering how to motivate your little ones to get on two wheels? Or want to coax your teens off their phones and into the bike parks? Or do you have...

Why is Morzine known as a mountain biking Mecca?

Why is Morzine known as a mountain biking Mecca?

Morzine has had a reputation as a Mountain Biking Mecca for a while. People come from all over the world to test their skills, take part in events, and enjoy...

Polar dipping and wild swimming in Morzine

Polar dipping and wild swimming in Morzine

Step into wild swimming with our guide… A quick surf on social media or a watch of Wim Hof’s Freeze the Fear TV series will lead you quickly to claims...

Top 5 day trips from Morzine

Top 5 day trips from Morzine

Unquestionably, this is a really beautiful area. You don’t need to leave Morzine during your stay, as there is plenty to keep you occupied for a week or two. 1....

Massage Therapy in Morzine

Massage Therapy in Morzine

A great way to feel rejuvenated, re-energised and relaxed on your ski holiday.  We are really lucky to have excellent massage therapy options in Morzine. One of our favourites, Martha,...

When to invest in ski gear instead of renting it, and where you will get the best return.

When to invest in ski gear instead of renting it, and where you will get the best return.

How do you navigate the endless possibilities for skiing essentials? And, when is it wise to invest in ski gear as opposed to choosing the cheapest options?  Here’s our guide....

The best red pistes in Morzine

The best red pistes in Morzine

There’s plenty to go at in our world-class resort when it comes to skiing, but there are some places that keep us coming back year after year as places to...

Which ski lift pass should I buy in Morzine?

Which ski lift pass should I buy in Morzine?

Should you buy a Morzine-Les Gets ski lift pass or Portes du Soleil? And how? Deciding which ski lift pass to buy in Morzine depends on snow conditions, your skiing...

Skiing guide for beginners in Morzine

Skiing guide for beginners in Morzine

Beginners Circuit Lindsey made me put pen to paper and come up with a beginner’s circuit for you all (I much prefer to be on my feet that pen in...

What is there to do if you don’t want to ski in a ski resort?

What is there to do if you don’t want to ski in a ski resort?

Not skiing on your winter mountain holiday in Morzine? No problem. We challenged our good friend and local, Damien, to come up with how to spend 7 days in Morzine without...

Our tips for driving to Morzine

Our tips for driving to Morzine

Power through, or add some new destinations to your summer mountain holiday in Morzine? If you are thinking of driving to Morzine for your summer mountain holiday, take a read...

Quick tips for driving to the Alps with the family

Quick tips for driving to the Alps with the family

So if you have decided to drive to the Alps for the first time for your holiday, you can look forward to no liquid limits, as much sports gear as...

What if it rains on my summer mountain holiday?

What if it rains on my summer mountain holiday?

Our beautiful lush green mountains do need watering occasionally, so it may rain at some point during your stay. But, you can only get so wet, so here is our...

What is the Morzine summer Multi-pass, and what’s included

What is the Morzine summer Multi-pass, and what’s included

The Portes du Soleil multi-pass is a scheme designed to help you save on more than 50 activities across the area. As Chalet Morzine is a host member of the...

The best summer childrens activities in Morzine

The best summer childrens activities in Morzine

Well, we think a summer activity holiday in the mountains is unbeatable for families. There is something for everyone, from 3 months to 103! Morzine works hard to make sure...

How did a girl from Yorkshire end up at Chalet Morzine?

How did a girl from Yorkshire end up at Chalet Morzine?

Well, a few people asked how an English woman from Yorkshire ended up in the Alps, so here’s our story! Whilst I was managing the Northern French Alps for Thomson...

The main reasons that guests choose Chalet Morzine for their ski and summer mountain holiday

The main reasons that guests choose Chalet Morzine for their ski and summer mountain holiday

There’s plenty of reasons that after more than twenty years, we are still here, and why we love welcoming guests back year after year. Here is what our guests tell...

What to pack for your ski holiday

What to pack for your ski holiday

A bit has changed since we last wrote about this for our original Chalet Morzine blog. The weather is more unpredictable, and garment technology has come on leaps and bounds....

Morzine through time

Morzine through time

Whilst being a bustling modern ski resort, with one of the largest international ski domains in the world, the true appeal of Morzine is that it has still kept the...

Women’s mountain biking in Morzine

Women’s mountain biking in Morzine

Hi, I’m Hazel. a 26 year old bike enthusiast from Ireland. I got introduced to mountain biking (MTB) whilst doing my masters in Sports Psychology at Bangor University in Wales....

How waterproof is your ski gear?

How waterproof is your ski gear?

If you’ve ever sat in wet ski gear or gone out on a sunny day only to end up soaked to the skin, then read on, as we talk about...

Avoriaz is officially world class!

Avoriaz is officially world class!

The world’s best ski runs, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Daily Telegraph have graded some of the world’s finest ski runs, ranging from those black runs with amazing technical...

New investment in Morzine Avoriaz ski area

New investment in Morzine Avoriaz ski area

The investment in the Morzine-Avoriaz ski area continues. The biggie….the Prodains cable car is finally being replaced by a state of the art cable car, one of only 6 in...

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