After a long tradition of catered ski chalet holidays, why are more and more skiers and snowboarders changing to self-catering holidays? Here are a few reasons why you should take a self-catering holiday at the Aiglon Morzine.
While I’m no expert, I do ski and snowboard in Morzine. It’s great to be able to wake up in the morning and think what shall I do today. For me, it depends on the snow conditions, who I will be going with and what we are planning on doing. Thankfully, Morzine has great terrain for both disciplines.
We wanted to share an email we received from the Waldron family after a recent stay at L'Aiglon. More specifically, a review from Lucy, their 15-year old daughter. Thanks Lucy for sharing your opinion with us!
"The weather was warm and sunny when we first arrived at L'aiglon de Morzine. Our apartment has three comfortable bedrooms, each with their own en suite. There was also a large living area and a kitchen. Thankfully, the apartment had wifi as well as balconies overlooking the large garden and patio that we had access to and where many barbecues took place. From our balconies we also had a stunning view of the French Alps and the town of Morzine.
The supermarket right beside the apartment supplied us with most of our necessities for the days spent in Morzine. The apartment was only a short walk from the bustling town centre where we would get our freshly baked croissants for breakfast. The town was packed full of restaurants that provided delicious meals in the evening.
The general atmosphere in Morzine was happy and friendly, each day spent there was thoroughly enjoyable. Throughout the day we did many activities such as troboggoning, mountain biking, walking up the mountains and water rafting. There was also a large leisure centre where you could go to either an outdoor or indoor swimming pool and even an ice skating rink. One of the most memorable activities from the holiday was paragliding. The view was outstanding and the feeling of being up high in the air flying is one I'll never forget. We even went paddle boarding and swimming in a nearby lake at Les Gets.
A holiday to Morzine is perfect for the whole family, there is something for everyone to do and it's a holiday I will never forget. However, the holiday wouldn't have been such a success if we didn't have a quiet, comfortable and peaceful apartment to go back to in the evenings at L'aiglon de Morzine which thankfully provided us with a warm bed to have a good nights sleep in. "
If you’re looking for a bit of assistance with your French speaking this coming ski season, we have just the thing for you.
Beginners are obviously the main group of people who truly require lessons. This is paramount both for their safety and the safety of those around them. It may sound a bit boring and earnest but the basis of any good lesson is the old instructors’ saying: 'SAFETY/ENJOYMENT/LEARNING'.
If you feel safe and comfortable in your environment and are having fun you will be much more inclined to relax and try new things, which in turn results in a positive learning experience.
A great instructor involves you in the progress and helps you make the most of your practise time between lessons, allowing you to take charge of your own learning.
It’s long been believed that children shouldn’t learn to snowboard until they're at least eight years old.
As to why such a specific age limit was adhered to is really an old wives’ tale. Some believed it was because of children’s bone and muscle structure. Others thought it was because the runs and snow parks were populated by teenagers and young adults and no place for children.
L’Aiglon de Morzine is a luxury residence in the heart of the French Alps. Surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Portes du Soleil area, this traditional year-round resort offers breathtaking scenery and a host of activities, providing for those that like to relax and unwind as much as it does adrenaline junkies.
Morzine is one of the few European resorts that has managed to truly maintain its small town charm and traditional character, despite the fact it’s located right in the middle of one of the most popular ski destinations on the planet. The resort comprises of 12 individually designed 4-star luxury self-catered apartments and duplexes with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, thanks to large balconies or decked patios that provide a lovely place to enjoy the panoramic views from dawn til dusk. These spacious apartments are beautifully decorated, featuring high vaulted ceilings and excellent use of light and space, typical of the local architecture.
With this level of opulence, it would be understandable if you were to spend your entire break within the accommodation. However with so many local restaurants, bars and amazing activities it would be a shame to miss out.
Why go? Beginner and intermediate slopes with family friendly off-piste activities
Resort altitude: 1000 - 2466m
Ski runs: 283
Six-day lift pass: adult (euros) - 172.00/child (euros) - 130.00
Kids under 5 ski for free