Luxury Chalets in Morzine & Les Gets
About Morzine & Les Gets
With its proximity to Geneva, Morzine is a great destination for those looking for a ski weekend or a family looking to avoid the hassle of long transfers. Part of the huge Porte du Soleil ski region, there is plenty of terrain for all abilities, however due to its altitude early and late season snow coverage can be limited. The town itself is full of beautiful French stoned buildings and a delightful riverside promenade. There is a great selection of bars and restaurants and a great après ski vibe around the resort.
The piste skiing in the area is almost endless, from the nursery areas to the open pistes. There are also fantastic tree runs and the well renowned ‘Swiss Wall’ mogul run which straddles both the French and Swiss border. For the adrenalin junky Morzine has some of the best terrain parks in the Alps. If you are looking for a more Nordic holiday there are 4 cross country areas: Manche Valley (25km), Parc Naturel des Cretes de Zorre (47km), Lake Moriand (10km), Pleney-Chavannes sector (18km) to take on.
The picturesque town is built with local stone and sits on the pretty river-gorge Dranse which runs through the centre. The town itself has something for everyone, from traditional savoyard restaurants offering raclette, fondue and your typical rich alpine cuisine, through to exquisite gourmet dining experiences. There are plenty of luxury, chic designer shops to keep shopaholics at bay, as well as a plethora of private spas and wellness centres to relieve those aches and pains from a hard day on the mountain.
Morzine is one of the most northern French ski resorts, benefitting from Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva’s microclimate, it has consistently good weather all season. In addition, for those off days, and to inject some variety, it boasts a diverse terrain, including plenty of tree-lined pistes and some incredible snow parks. Whilst it caters best to intermediates, beginner and advanced skiers will not leave this resort disappointed. Over 650km of runs are available to be explored here, and hopping between the French and Swiss borders provides some excitement too, heightened by the world-class Swiss chocolate chocolat chauds.
Due to its unique microclimate, Morzine regularly receives some of the best snowfall throughout all the Alps; in 2012 it received a record 11.8m, cementing its place as a sureshot location for guaranteed good conditions all season. For the more daring, head to Avoriaz, the highest point of the ski areas, where the thrill-seekers will find their fair share of untouched off-piste, gravity-defying black runs and some of the best of the 30 snowparks across the whole of the Portes du Soleil ski area. With a permanent halfpipe, Europe’s first Burton Stash and parks in Avoriaz, Les Gets, Crosets, Chatel and Nyon it’s no surprise snowboarders keeping returning to Morzine from around the world.
Well before its sporting fame, the 12th century Morzine was an agricultural hub of its province; the land was farmed for the town’s Monastery to provide their food, clothing and building materials. The resort still maintains this locally sourced tradition throughout, especially as sampled through its exquisite restaurants. Slate mining subsequently overtook agriculture over as the town’s main industry, and the local slate is widespread throughout townhouses in the town to this day. The picturesque and olde-worlde feel of the town is today complemented by state-of-the-art leisure facilities and contemporary architecture. Due to its close proximity to Geneva, there is a constant buzz in Morzine where locals and tourists seamlessly merge with one another. This can be experienced at the local weekly market on Wednesday mornings, where the best regional produce is on offer, don’t miss this culinary and artisanal opportunity to discover some true Haute-Savoie delicacies.
When it comes to chalets, Morzine caters well to all groups, whether you’re looking for an private, luxury chalet to gourmet cater for 18 people, or an exclusive alpine hotel with fine-dining and bars, there is something for everyone. We have carefully selected some of the most impressive and best-catered accommodation the resort has to offer. Browse through our varied selection of world-class luxury chalets and we will help you make the finishing touches to your ski trip of a lifetime.
- Ski area: Portes du Soleil
- Resort: 1000m // Top: 2300m
- Pistes: 650km
- Beginners: 31
- Intermediate: 172
- Advanced: 82
- Ski Lifts: 195
- Snow Park: 9
- Nursery Areas: 2
- Cross Country: 100km