PERFECT FOR EVERYONE
The skiing and snow boarding in and around Morzine really is perfect for everyone whether it’s your first time on the slopes or your 100th (!) There are, literally, hundreds of tree-lined blue runs and mountain top reds to choose from as well as a multitude of testing black runs, snow board parks and off-piste trails not forgetting, of course, the legendary ‘Swiss Wall’ down into Switzerland for those who want to test their skills to the limit.
The beginners slopes in each of the main resorts of Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz are all easy to meet up at after lessons if your party is of mixed abilities and there are so many lovely mountain restaurants and cafés to enjoy a hot chocolate or a vin chaud or linger over a gourmet Savoie lunch.
The chalet is in a wonderful location as it sits at the heart of the vast Portes du Soleil region which is one of the largest ski areas in the World with up to 2460m of ski pistes and an overall 650km of ski terrain. We are just 4 km to the lifts at Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets or Mont Chery just 5 minutes from the chalet at Le Col de l’Encrenaz, so the choice of where you ski each day is yours! We run a private minibus for our guests to and from the ski lifts throughout your holiday and we are always happy to help you select which ski area would be the best each day.
Ski and Snowboard Hire
We work closely with family-run Pleney Sports in Morzine. They offer our guests generous discounts and their equipment is excellent. If you can pre-book online, they will have everything ready and waiting for you to head straight out onto the slopes. They are located opposite the main Pleney ski lift. Alternatively, we can arrange for a mobile ski service to fit your ski and snowboard hire here at the chalet. Whichever you choose it’s hassle free!
We can advise upon which would be the most suitable ski pass for your holiday i.e. Just covering Morzine, Les Gets and Mont Chery or the ultimate Portes de Soleil pass covering Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz which links with the neighbouring resort of Chattel and over into Switzerland. We can send you links to pre-purchase on-line and pick up as soon as you are in resort.
Ski & Snowboard Lessons & Guides
We work with a number of excellent ski and snowboard schools as well as the ESF and are very happy to help you book your lessons in advance. We can send you links to pre-pay direct with the ski school. They tend to get very busy especially during the peak weeks so we would encourage you to get in contact as soon as you have booked your holiday so that you are not disappointed. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice or suggestions.
Ski du Fond and Snow Shoeing
There are hundreds of beautiful mountain and valley trails to discover all around Morzine and Les Gets if you feel like trying cross country skiing or snow shoeing as an alternative to downhill skiing. Equipment is easy to hire in resort and the walks around the Lac de Montriond or the Valley de la Manche are spectacular.
We work closely with two excellent transfer companies and can arrange Private or Shared Airport Transfers from Geneva to Chalet la Cote door to door. The price for a Private Transfer is approx. €190 each way for a maximum of 8 passengers per minibus. Shared transfers can be booked for any number of passengers and are very competitive at approx. €40 per person each way. Alternatively, if you prefer to book your own transfers online, we can provide links to our favourite transfer companies. It is always advisable to get your transfers booked as soon as you know your flight details as they tend to get very busy especially during peak weeks.