Why Choose Morzine?
The Largest Linked Ski Area in Europe
Morzine is the capital of the vast 650km Portes du Soleil ski area. A mammoth region that spans the Franco-Swiss border and 12 ski villages to offer one of the most diverse (and largest) skiing and boarding areas in the World.
- UK to your chalet in 3-4 hours!
- 50 miles from the airport
- 650 km of skiing and boarding
- Connected to Avoriaz: the Snowboard capital of Europe
Little Britain: 3-4 hours from the UK
We love it because it’s a little Britain in the Alps and everyone makes you feel so at home, so welcome and there’s every conceivable apres-ski activity you can think of. It attracts the rich (and not so rich) and the ski pass is one of the best-value around (about €90 cheaper than the 3 Valleys!)
We also love it because it’s very accepting to snowboarding and the two sports (skiing) harmonise well in the area. Also, it’s only fifty miles from Geneva (which is a 1.25hr flight from the UK) so it feels pretty connected, too. You can fly there easily from most UK airports; and from taking off in Gatwick to arriving at the door of your chalet - it will take between 3 and 4 hours in normal conditions.
Oh, and it’s a lovely place to stay...
And did I not mention that Morzine is a very pretty village? And it has oodles of nightlife, thrumming bars, cafes and restaurants. There’s boutique shops and activities like husky sledding, snow walking and cross country skiing or parapenting to keep the non-alpine skiers entertained. All in all the right amount of non snow entertainment to offer a truly all-round (and relaxing) alpine break.
Where to stay
We love the Hotel Philibert above the centre of Morzine. It’s well connected to the best shops and bars in town and (like all of Morzine) you can jump on a free shuttle bus to get to the slopes. The great thing about the ‘Phili is that you can get the bus either to Pleney and Morzine ski area or to Avoriaz on the other side of the road. It’s a great hotel - crafted from local wood and stone n(as the website depicts) and has rave reviews about its service and catering..
About the Hotel Philibert
What you absolutely need to know about the Philibert:
- Great food, great staff.
- Pool, hot tub, sauna
- 70 minutes from the airport
- 650 km of skiing
- 5 minutes’ walk to the centre of town
To be in shape, eating in the morning is important. So, expect a full-on breakfast each morning in our restaurant with hot / cooked options most days. A day on your skis certainly builds up your appetite, and that’s why the Philibert offers you afternoon tea and cakes before a delicious, 5 course dinner for 6 nights a week. The food is great, the chef is fantastic!
The Philibert’s bedrooms are presented in a cosy Alpine Style with beautiful wood finishing, views of Morzine and suites for families and cosy rooms for couples.
Concerning the transport, it’s easy and practical. Take the free resort shuttle, which stops very regularly by the chalet (about 50m away). The ski bus will whisk you down to the Pleney ski slopes for ski school or the Super Morzine gondola within 5 minutes.Or you can walk there in 10-15 mins if you don’t like buses...or a similar hotel and the same service, try the Hermine Blanche (also in Morzine)
About the Summer activities
The thing about Morzine (and this is what the local ex-pats say) is that they all moved here for the winter, but what made them stay was the summer! Indeed, the most beautiful mountains and scenery adornes the area and this is why Morzine is THE premier summer alpine resort for activity holidays and family activities of all the resorts in Europe
You can try over 80 different activities, here are some of our favourites:
- Mountain biking
- Via Ferrata / Climbing
- Horse riding
- Guided walking
If you stay with Alpine Elements, you will get a free Active Pack with many of these great activities included for free!
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