The chalet itself is scenically set in the largely unspoilt and charming Valley de la Manche, 3km from the centre of Morzine. It is far enough from the bustle of town to ensure relaxation, yet ideally located for access to the Nyon ski lift and no more than a few minutes’ drive from either the Avoriaz or Pleney/Les Gets areas. Emma and Olly operate a very handy minibus service to take guests around the local area. Included in the price is chauffeured transfers to and from the slopes and to and from Morzine centre, for nightlife, until 1.30am daily.
Morzine town is stunning when dressed for winter, with a feel of eternal Christmas; it retains its sense of community. Still resembling the original village with wooden facades, carved balconies and slate roofs.
Although Skiing and Snowboarding are the most common reasons for visiting in winter they are far from the only activities available, as parapenting, snow-mobiling, ice-skating or dog sledding are some of many activities available without missing any of your skiing day. However most people come here for the skiing and it is no surprise why. Morzine's Pleney Telecabine accesses the plateau and is the best place for early days and those in lessons, by offering the best range of blues and greens and being accessible on foot. The other side of town is 'Super Morzine' which links directly to Avoriaz, which is also accessible via the Telepherique de Prodain. All are a short hop from the chalet and also easily linked via the free bus service.
For those that are after a challenge in their skiing there are many hidden off-piste gems, including the trees of Lindaret or Combette, the infamous Swiss Wall, Chamossiere and the Col du Fornet, running down the head of the Valley de la Manche, almost to the door of Chalet Chambertin.
Avoriaz was the first resort in Europe to build a snowboard park and has maintained a reputation for being at the forefront of catering for the freestyle generation ever since. These days there are 3 parks in Avoriaz alone, with also a rail run through the trees of Lindaret and for 2008 a Burton sponsored Stash run, another first for Europe. There are also parks in Crozet, Chatel and Mont Cherie, altogether catering for complete first timers to the world’s best, as well as everyone in between. The scope of variety and choice means you can ski a different area each day of the week and almost need not to follow the same piste twice. If you fancy getting away from the crowds and enjoying some of the most beautiful areas, there are numerous ski de fond (cross country) tracks as well. Getting There: The chalet is approx. 80-minutes from Geneva airport. Transfers, including child seats, can be arranged for €60pp where there can be an arranged pick up and drop off service (other transfers can be arranged from else where in the French Alps on request) Nearest Medical Services: The centre of Morzine is 5 minutes drive away in which there are several doctors.