Every year, I travel to Morzine with my family at Easter, and I always, always have a great week on the pistes.
It's amazing how many people overlook the late season, and especially late season in Morzine, but you really are missing a trick.
You may have heard already that there are 2 new lifts being installed that will greatly improve the link between Morzine and Avoriaz from the SuperMorzine bubble.
The old Proclou and Seraussaix chair lifts could not cope with the volume of traffic, and are being upgraded to high-speed chair lifts which will reduce waiting times. This will be complete in time for the Winter 2014/15 season start.
One of the additional benefits is that the Seraussaix lift has been moved over by around 100m and finished higher up, which means that there will be a new track with more gradient down to join Tetras and Zore for the return to Morzine - a much-needed improvement especially for snowboarders, as it means no scooting/walking along the flat, and no need to use the drag lift either!
The old lifts have been recycled, and will be used at Chatel to link Linga to Super Chatel - no more bus ride needed!
We love mountain food. After a great day out on the slopes or on the bike, nothing beats the taste or the feeling after you've polished off a large plate of French alpine food.
So, we thought - why not compile a list of our favourite recipes, and ask our guests to contribute their favourites too! That way, we all get to find the best recipes to use whilst staying at L'Aiglon. Here's our list, and we look forward to seeing your ideas too.
With limited time off work, we all want our holiday to tick a lot of boxes - especially so with skiing since you will probably go only once a year. We are going to run a series of blogs on how to make the most of your ski holiday, but first and foremost, choose accommodation where the staff have local knowledge and are available to help both pre holiday and during your stay. This can save valuable time and maximise the holiday experience for everyone in your party.
Now that the summer season only has a few weeks left, we wondered if you’d discovered the best Morzine has to offer. Our top indoor and outdoor suggestions can be found on our Pinterest board:
In our 'best trails in the PDS' section, one of the trails mentioned is a nice piece of singletrack down to Samoen. We decided to have a day out reminding ourselves how good this trail was. It was early on in the season before the lifts were officially open, but 'Les Gets' decided to open a few lifts for the weekend, so we used a couple to get us to the top of the Chavanne side and then started our pedal to the top of the Joux Plane. We then made our way up a really muddy/bumpy track to the cross at Le Bourgois.
Another big day out. 8am pick up and off to Chamonix with fellow biker, Willie. There's a few options to chose from as there are many areas of Chamonix that can be ridden, but during the hour journey we decide on 'Le Tour'.
For 3 days this month, the centre of Morzine becomes an imaginary village where children can meet elves, fairies, wizards and witches. So if you are yet to book a family summer holiday for when schools break up, L’Aiglon is offering a special discount for this spectacular event on the 24th / 25th / 26th July. Simply enter the discount code of 18K56 to receive 15% discount on a minimum 3-night stay - valid on stays between July 19th and August 2nd.
After a year off while the lift was being replaced, the 'Pleney' is finally open again for the summer. Over the closed period, the trail maintenance team have been hard at work smoothing away braking bumps and adding new features and trails.
I met with a couple of friends at the new cable car on a sunny morning, really looking forward to a good day on the local trails. The old bubble lift experience was never that pleasant, so the new cable car is a welcome change. It's 2 bikes plus 2 riders per bubble and it moves pretty quick.