Christmas ski chalet holidays in Morzine, France

Exceptional Christmas Chalet Holidays in the French Alps

Luxury ski chalets, decadent food, world-class skiing, a fairytale Alpine town bustling with exciting festivities, family shows and music: join AliKats for a magical Christmas skiing holiday in Morzine, France.

What does your ultimate Christmas look like? Would you wake up in a cosy chalet complete with a beautiful Christmas tree, log fire and views of the snowy mountains? How about hitting the slopes for a few runs before a mulled wine and a stroll around Morzine’s pretty town centre, where you’ll find an ice rink, music and plenty of jovial cheer. Then back to the chalet for a leisurely soak in the hot tub, enjoyed all the more with the knowledge that your Christmas dinner is being expertly cooked without you needing to lift a finger.

AliKats has been creating fairytale Christmas chalet holidays in Morzine for over 11 years. Let us take care of you and your loved ones so you can relax and enjoy time together without worrying about when to put the turkey in the oven.

CHRISTMAS SKIING IN MORZINE

 

The best part of Christmas in the Alps is being able to ski on Christmas day, and yes the ski lifts are open as usual. Whether you want to lazily head to the slopes after opening presents or get out early for first lifts, the whole of the 650 km of pistes of the Portes du Soleil is waiting for you.

The huge variety of terrain, off-piste areas and snow parks makes the resort a great choice for all abilities of skiers and mixed ability groups. In total the Portes du Soleil has 31 green runs, 122 blue runs, 100 red and 32 blacks, as well as over 30 snow parks; it therefore, really does cater extremely well to families and mixed groups. The kids ski areas add another level of excitement to skiing on the mountain for little ones, and should not be missed.

Stopping for a vin chaud, hot chocolate or spot of lunch to soak up the festive ambiance in a cosy mountain restaurant is all part of the fun. Mountain restaurants often serve a special festive lunch menu and a lovely place to stop for lunch is Les Lindarets village, which is accessible via the Ardent bubble. Le Chaudron is great for large groups, serving delicious French and local specialities, burgers and salads, whilst the La Ferme is a cosy little restaurant serving tasty Italian cuisine, including a delicious Parmigiana Di Melanzane and amazing fresh pizza. If skiing from Pleney a cosy Morzine Christmas lunch spot is Le Vaffieu, which non-skiers can also walk to from the Pleney lift. For a ski resort the food in Morzine is both impressive and varies, check out our top 10 recommendations.

 

FESTIVE FAMILY FUN IN MORZINE

The French ski resort of Morzine is an authentic Alpine town, with charming buildings and a bustling town square. With twinkling lights and decorations, a huge Christmas tree, an ice rink and an array of festive activities for all the family, it’s a truly magical place to spend your Christmas chalet holiday in the Alps.

The Morzine festive event calendar runs for two weeks over Christmas and New Year, and includes street entertainment and music, fireworks, special shows for children and plenty of opportunities to see Father Christmas.

For the second half of December the Enchanted Village runs for two weeks and includes the magical arrival of Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. On this special evening the town is bustling with families who come to enjoy the impressive festive show, a huge firework display on the Pleney and to see the man himself.

Festivities continue every day until New Year’s Eve, when around 6pm there is a torchlight descent by ESF ski instructors followed by fireworks on the Pléney, plus music and DJs until 1am.

 

FUN OFF THE SLOPES

Non-ski activities in and around Morzine include ice skating in the outdoor or indoor ice rink, a trip to the stunning Vallee de la Manche for sledging and exploring Morzine’s huge igloo, the highly rated Alta Lumina night walk, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, husky sleigh rides and ski-joering (the Nordic activity of being pulled along on skis behind a horse).

Another special attraction that is new to the area and well worth checking out, is the Aigles du Léman at Restaurant la Pointe de Nyon. At an altitude of 1413m, accessed on skies or by foot via the Nyon telecabine, you can discover several birds of pray including eagles, buzzards and owls, watch falconry displays and even ski with these impressive birds.

 

SNOW CONDITIONS

One of the great things about Christmas skiing in Morzine is that you can enjoy all the fun of staying in a pretty Alpine town, whilst skiing in one of the biggest ski resorts in Europe, with the advantage of high altitude skiing. As part of the epic Portes du Soleil ski area, Morzine is well connected to Avoriaz, Chatel and Switzerland, which all sit at around 2,000m so are the first to see the snow during those early season dumps.

 

CHRISTMAS SKI CHALETS IN MORZINE

Whether you are looking for a cosy family Christmas for four or a spacious chalet for a large reunion of family and friends, we have a wide selection of luxury catered chalets and self-catered chalets. Our high-end properties offer gorgeous interiors, hot tubs, breathtaking views and incredible locations. Your alpine home from home, will be decorated with pretty lights and a Christmas tree.

CATERED CHALETS – A LUXURIOUS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

A Christmas skiing holiday should be a relaxed affair, and we have everything in order for a truly laid back Christmas in the Alps. From the warmest of welcomes to your chalet, with a glass of Vin Mousseux and canapés on arrival, throughout your entire holiday, you will be carefully looked after by our attentive chalet team. Our chauffeur service is on-hand to get you to the slopes or wherever you wish to go to make the most of the events and apres ski on offer at Christmas time.

Our award-winning food is served on 5 evenings a week, with a generous cheeseboard from local farms on several nights, and high quality wine chosen to compliment every meal. A cooked or continental breakfast with croissants, baguettes fruit and cereal is served every day to set you up for the slopes. Then, over Christmas we pull out all the stops for an extra special celebration of food and drink…

 

CHRISTMAS MENU

The festive fun starts on Christmas Eve with mulled wine and mince pies for afternoon tea, plus Champagne and canapés served before dinner. Then Christmas day we stay mostly within tradition with a few special twists, as you would expect from an AliKats menu.

 

Christmas Day

Breakfast

Smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs or pannettone French toast with clementine crème fraiche and red berry compote, served with bucks fizz.

Afternoon tea

Christmas cake, gingerbread cookies (usually decorated by the children in the chalet) and mulled wine

Pre-dinner

Festive champagne cocktail and nibbles pre-dinner.

Christmas Dinner

Butternut squash and ginger soup

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Local gravadlax with smoked trout rillettes

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Roast free range turkey with the following trimmings: sage and onion stuffing, gingerbread and bacon stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, roast brussel sprouts with chestnuts and bacon, glazed carrots and rich giblet gravy.

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“Buche de neige” Chocolate Yule log

Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy butter

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Local cheese board served with Port

SELF CATERED CHALETS – FANTASTIC EXTRAS FOR A CAREFREE CHRISTMAS

 

Self catering doesn’t have to mean carrying awkward ski gear around the resort or someone getting lumbered with the shopping and cooking. For a truly relaxing self catered holiday, take advantage of AliKats wide range of extras to make arranging lift passes, airport transfers, lifts to the slopes and meal delivery super easy. You’ll also have AliKats committed concierge team on-hand throughout your stay. So go on, take it easy – it is Christmas after all!

If you are looking for a self catered chalet in the heart of the festive village, we have several stylish chalets located just a short Christmassy stroll to all the amenities: shops, swimming pool, village square and ski lifts. Discover chalet Melodie, with its Scandinavian feel, high ceilings and huge windows. If Christmas isn’t Christmas without all of your crowd, you can rent with the adjoining Chalet Harmonie, for buckets of luxurious living space and a total of 11 stunning bedrooms, sleeping a total of 25. We also have 6 bedroom, 5 bedroom, 4 bedroom and 2 bedroom chalets, as well as more adjoining chalets that can be booked together.

If you are looking for more info, then check out our catered chalets Morzine or if you want to organise your own catering, then have a look at our self catered chalets Morzine 

 

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