Self catered accommodation in Morzine is one of the alternatives to the traditional and generally more popular catered ski holiday. With resort prices on the increase and tougher financial times back in the UK and Europe included, the self catered Ski holiday is making a real come back. Most modern resorts now have decent supermarkets, Ski delivery services, great local restaurants and properties to suit all budgets.
In this Blog article we are going to inform you of some ways to go about your weekly self catered ski holiday in Morzine and how you can eat, drink, arrive, depart, sleep and ski all in the same comfort of the alternative catered ski chalet.
So firstly what accommodations are on offer for the self catered holiday makers coming to Morzine, Well you could be surprised that the level of self catered apartments and chalets ranges from the basic traditional French Savoyard apartments with Carpet on the walls to luxury Chalets with swimming pools and saunas. These can start from around 300 Euro for the week, Then you have the other end of the scale with 5 star luxury chalets with every item you could ever desire including hot tubs, saunas, swimming pools, Apple Mac's and so on. These can range from €4000 to the unthinkable! See some links to potential options below
Budget Accommodation -
Luxury Accommodation -
Once you have decided on what type of accommodation you desire and how much you would like to spend you should look into the location of the Chalet in Morzine. Some chalet companies state on their listings that the apartment/chalet is in Morzine, This so called "Morzine location" can also include the outer areas of Montriond, La Grand Turche, Essert Romand, St Jean D'aulps and so on. These range from 5 - 15 minutes drive out of Morzie it's self so check the location of the property property before you book as there will be no chalet staff to take you in to town. Morzine and it's surrounding areas do however have an excellent bus link that runs from 8am-8pm every day and its FREE with your ski lift pass! So below are a few option for gettting around.
- Free bus service
- Self drive
- Ski in Ski out
- Local taxis (can be expensive)
- Thumb a lift
Now we need to talk about food and drink, two very important elements of your self catered ski holiday. Over the past few years Morzine has grown in size and with that growth new supermarkets, Butchers,Pattisseries, Bakeries and specialist cheese/wine shops have opened up. These new supermarkets now stock a huge assortment of food and drink items and most of them even have English specific section just incase you miss those Heinz baked beans that much. However out side of the supermarkets there are local butchers providiing some amazing meats and cheese that are also worth a try. Cooking for your self can be as cheap or expensive as you like as their are options for all.
- Carrefour in the centre of town by the Marie (town hall)
- Spar, next to the tourist information office
- Ed's just 200 metres from the centre of Morzine on the main road
Next on the list is Ski/Snowboard hire, This can be a mine field walking around the shops, dealing with the queus and the old dodgy rental kit. Well this can all be a thing of the past with a service from Doorstep Skis who deliver your pre ordered equipment directly to you door and fit it within the comfort of your own home. The guy's at Doorstep Skis have been doing this for 8 years now and the service is becoming more and more popular each season. This is due to the high quality of the equipment, the level of service provided by the ski technicians and the owners desire to provide such a great service where the clients will come back again and again. As if having your ski and boots fitted in your chalet whilst you enoy a drink is not good enough Skiseasonbeds have teamed up wih Doorstep skis to offer you a 25% discount on ski hire. A link is sent in your conformation email.
- The latest Ski and Snowboard equipment
- Fitted in your Chalet or Apartment on your arrival
- No Queues
- 25% discount on Ski hire
And there we go, some advice on how self catered ski holidays can work very well and things to look out for whilst booking your accommodation. We have a great range of self catered accommodation on our website and if there is anything you require please send us an email with your requirements and we will endevour to source your perfect ski holiday property!