Ultimate Luxury Chalets News

Morzine - The Ultimate Gateway to the Portes du Soleil

Wednesday February 27th, 2019 by Alex Hutchins
SHARE:

Morzine and Portes du Soleil

Nestled in the middle of one of the most extensive ski regions in the Alps, once a rural market town, Morzine has emerged as a real favourite amongst skiers seeking a luxurious yet relaxed ski holiday. This charming Alpine resort has developed into a highly sought after ski resort and provides the perfect base to explore one of the largest ski areas in the Alps.

Portes du Soleil, literally meaning “The Doors of the Sun,” boasts 650km of piste and encompasses 13 different ski resorts in both France and Switzerland. Morzine is an ever-evolving luxury ski resort with new top end ski chalets, lively and diverse bars and excellent restaurants popping up each season, and a growing number of non-skiing activities available in the valley. Family-friendly by day and lively by night, a luxury chalet holiday in Morzine really does offer it all.

 

Morzine Apres Ski and Restaurants

Morzine ski area

It would be wrong to consider Morzine just for its location. With cruisy tree-lined skiing and an abundance of fine dining options, it should definitely not be overlooked. The slopes, predominantly of a blue and red variety, are an intermediates haven.

Head to the bars at the bottom on the Pleney lift for an afternoon of apres. Popular spots include the terrace in Hotel Le Tremplin and the Le Coup de Coeur in the town square for a wide choice of excellent beer and good wine. Try the Bec Jaune micro brewery for some beautiful alpine beers and delicious tapas.

In the evening, delight the taste buds with Asian inspired cuisine in the Hideout Hostel restaurant, sample traditional Savoyarde flavours at La Rotonde or if you are looking for a simple fix, choose from a menu of mouth-watering burgers at O Chalet.

If a late night is what the heart desires, then try The Cavern Bar and l’Opera nightclub which are within stumbling distance of each other! However, for those who like a sense of exploration and adventure, the resort is the key to an area with bags of Savoyarde authenticity and Swiss charm.

 

Access to the Portes du Soleil

Portes du Soleil ski area

The Portes du Soleil’s location between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva means that it benefits from a micro-climate, providing a high amount of precipitation in the powder form. The mountains cause the moist air from the lake to rise, bringing snowfall.

It is possible to complete a whistle-stop tour of the ski area in one day. A good intermediate could expect to finish the loop in approximately 6 hours (not including a lunch break or visiting Les Gets). The Pleney lift from the centre of town whisks you up to the Morzine ski area and then on to the rustic village of Les Gets. This resort, previously a small farming village, is well known for its gentle terrain and family friendly nature. You can also use the Nyon lift at the Southern end of the Morzine valley.

Skiers can head up towards the purpose-built resort of Avoriaz on both the Super Morzine and Prodains lifts. Dance on the tables at the brand new La Folie Douce or sit back in the sun at the excellent nearby Yeti Bar which also offers mouthwatering steaks and burgers to keep you well fuelled. Ski down to Ardent at the end of the day, passing the goat farming village of Les Lindarets and finishing up in the popular apres venue “Happy Hours”. Part of the loop takes you over the border to the small and pretty Swiss resorts of Les Crosets, Champoussin, Champery, Morgins and Torgon. Expect a chocolate-box setting!

For those who like a challenge, take the Chavanette lift from Avoriaz and conquer the infamous Pas de Chavanette (more commonly known as the Swiss Wall). The run begins in France and ends in Switzerland. The gradient is so steep that you cannot see what you are about to take on and the 76% incline with moguls thrown in the mix make this a tricky but rewarding proposition!

 

Luxury Ski Chalets in Morzine

Efforts have been made to retain character in the resort, by keeping construction to a low level and converting old buildings into luxury accommodation. The chalets in our portfolio in Morzine are traditional in style but designed to a high specification with no compromises made on modern comfort. Here are our top Morzine ski chalet picks to ensure your trip to the Portes du Soleil is both luxurious and memorable…

 

LODGE DES NANTS

Morzine and Portes du Soleil

Lodge des Nants is authentic in style, features a large terrace with a hot tub and views over Morzine. Contemporary furniture and lighting have been used to create that ultimate luxury feel. Take advantage of the inviting indoor swimming pool, barrel sauna, cinema room and hammam. Located in a quiet area and just 5-10 minutes by foot from the centre of resort, guests get the best of both worlds.

 

CHALET SAPPHIRE + CHALET SAPPHIRE GEM

Morzine is the ultimate gateway to the Portes du Soleil

After a long day of skiing, you know that your needs will be catered for in this stunning chalet. The impressive spa facilities on offer will ensure that you can unwind and relax in style. The hot tub out on the decking provides stunning views of Morzine at night, perfect for sitting back with a glass of wine from the cellar. Chalet Sapphire (12 guests) can be combined with the neighbouring Chalet Little Gem to create Chalet Sapphire Gem (16 guests).

 

CHALET CHARDON

Morzine and Portes du Soleil

Constructed from reclaimed wooden beams with traditional pegged joints, Chalet Chardon oozes tradition. You can take in the surrounding views on the balconies and terraces or relax in the hot tub. With a surface area of 650m2 and 6 demi-levels, groups of up to 12 people can spread out and enjoy the facilities on offer.

The extensive skiing, rich history and wealth of entertainment on offer makes Morzine and the rest of the Portes du Soleil a perfect choice for your next ultimate luxury ski holiday.

If you would like more information on the ski resort of Morzine or to experience one of these luxury chalets for yourself, then contact one of our Ski Specialists on +44 1202 203653 or send us an email.

SHARE:
Tags
  • Alpine Estate
  • Arctic Treehouse
  • Arlberg
  • Arula Chalets
  • Austria
  • Avoriaz
  • Backstage Chalet
  • Backstage Loft
  • Canada Goose
  • Carlton Hotel
  • Carlton Penthouse
  • Chalet 1551
  • Chalet 1597
  • Chalet Abbruzes
  • Chalet Abruzzes
  • Chalet Aconcagua
  • Chalet Alpaca
  • Chalet Ambre
  • Chalet Ariane
  • Chalet Aurora
  • Chalet Baltoro
  • Chalet Black Pearl
  • Chalet Blanchot
  • Chalet Blossom Hill
  • Chalet Brames
  • Chalet Chamois
  • Chalet Chardon
  • Chalet Chesa Falcun
  • Chalet Chesetta
  • Chalet Chouqui
  • Chalet Couttet
  • Chalet Cragganmore
  • Chalet Dalmore
  • Chalet Dalmore summer
  • Chalet De La Cloche
  • Chalet Deer
  • Chalet Dent Blanche
  • Chalet Des Drus
  • Chalet Des Sens
  • Chalet Dolce Vita
  • Chalet Du Renne
  • Chalet Edelweiss
  • Chalet Eden Rock
  • Chalet Elbrus
  • Chalet Elephant Blanc
  • Chalet Elixir
  • Chalet Ferme de Moudon
  • Chalet Foinsbois
  • Chalet Gentianes
  • Chalet Grace
  • Chalet Grande Corniche
  • Chalet Hidden Peak
  • Chalet Himalaya
  • Chalet Husky
  • Chalet Inoko
  • Chalet Jasmine
  • Chalet Jejalp
  • Chalet Joux Plane
  • Chalet Kanzi
  • Chalet Karakoram
  • Chalet L'Impasse
  • Chalet La Datcha
  • Chalet La Datcha VT
  • Chalet La Grande Roche
  • Chalet La Tene
  • Chalet La Vigne
  • Chalet Lampas
  • Chalet Le Blanchot
  • Chalet Le Chardon
  • Chalet Le Grand Joux
  • Chalet Le Kilimanjaro
  • Chalet Le Petit Chateau
  • Chalet Le Petit Palais
  • Chalet Le Rocher
  • Chalet Le Ti
  • Chalet Les Anges
  • Chalet Les Brames
  • Chalet Lhotse
  • Chalet Lottie
  • Chalet M
  • Chalet Ma Datcha
  • Chalet Makini
  • Chalet Marco Polo
  • Chalet Marmotte
  • Chalet Massis
  • Chalet Maurice
  • Chalet Mckinley
  • Chalet Mont Blanc
  • Chalet Mont Tremblant
  • Chalet Montana
  • Chalet Muztagh
  • chalet my world
  • Chalet N
  • Chalet No 14
  • Chalet Norte
  • Chalet Nyumba
  • Chalet O Valala
  • Chalet Opale
  • Chalet Opulence
  • Chalet Ormello
  • Chalet Owens
  • Chalet Panmah
  • Chalet Petit Palais
  • Chalet Pierre Avoi
  • Chalet Pont du Cam
  • Chalet Quezac
  • Chalet Riedsunne
  • Chalet Rock n Love
  • Chalet Sapphire
  • Chalet Sapphire Gem
  • Chalet Sirocco
  • Chalet Spa
  • Chalet Sun Arbois
  • Chalet Tahoe
  • Chalet Toit du Monde
  • Chalet Trois Ours
  • Chalet Truffe Blanche
  • Chalet Tschoder
  • Chalet Twenty26
  • Chalet Uberhaus
  • Chalet Valentine
  • Chalet White Dream
  • Chalet White Pearl
  • Chalet Zari
  • Chalet Zermatt Peak
  • Chambre Neuf
  • Chamonix
  • Corporate Ski
  • Courchevel
  • Courchevel 1300
  • Courchevel 1550
  • Courchevel 1650
  • Courchevel 1850
  • Courchevel Le Praz
  • Courchevel Moriond
  • Courchevel Moriond 1650
  • Courchevel Village
  • Davos
  • Domaine Toit du Monde
  • Elevation 1904
  • Europe
  • Ferme de la Corderie
  • Ferme de Moudon
  • France
  • Gstaad
  • Hahnenkamm Lodge
  • Heinz Julen Loft
  • Heli UK expo
  • Hotel Cheval Blanc
  • Hotel Grandes Alpes
  • Hotel L'Apogee
  • Hotel Le K2
  • Hotel Le Lana
  • Hotel Le Saint Roch
  • Hotel Les Airelles
  • Italy
  • Kitzbuhel
  • Klosters
  • l'Espace Killy
  • La Bergerie
  • La Datcha VT
  • La Table Du Kilimandjaro
  • La Tania
  • La Terrasse
  • Le 1947
  • Le Chabichou
  • Le K2 Chalets
  • Le Petit Palais
  • Le Strato
  • Lech
  • Les Gets
  • Les Houches
  • les k2 chalets
  • Lodge des Nants
  • Luxury Chalets
  • Luxury Ski Chalets
  • Megeve
  • Meribel
  • Mon Izba
  • Mont Blanc Region
  • Mont Cervin Palace Hotel
  • Morzine
  • Oberlech
  • Pierre Gagnaire pour Les Airelles
  • Portes du Soleil
  • Shemshak Lodge
  • SHL Lodge
  • Ski Gear
  • Ski In Luxury
  • ski in ski out
  • Ski Interviews
  • Ski Lodge Lafitenia
  • Ski Lodge Mistral
  • Skiing
  • St Anton
  • St Martin de Belleville
  • St Moritz
  • Summer
  • Switzerland
  • The Alpine Estate
  • The Ecurie
  • The Elite London
  • The Lodge
  • The Three Valleys
  • Three Valleys
  • Tignes
  • Tignes Les Brevieres
  • Tivoli Lodge
  • Travel
  • Ullak
  • Ultimate Luxury Chalets
  • Val d'Isere
  • Val Thorens
  • Verbier
  • Villas in Luxury
  • Vuarnet
  • Zermatt
  • BACK TO LATEST NEWS