Christmas ski holidays in Morzine
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 holidays 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. 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, check out our recommendations and book in advance to avoid disappointment.
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 in the Alps.
The 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 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 outdoor light show in Les Gets, 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. The restaurant is also home to France’s biggest ball pit, where its possible to lose your kids in hours of fun.
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 selection of stunning chalets available for catered for self-catered holidays.
Chalet RiviereSleep 10-13 in 5 bedrooms
Chalet Riviere is as crisp and elegant as it is peaceful. With 5 beautifully curated bedrooms and large, open-plan living spaces, it is the perfect setting for a retreat with friends, a family reunion, or a romantic getaway.
Christmas Catered Chalet 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 AliKat’s menu.
Smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs or pannettone French toast with clementine crème fraiche and red berry compote, served with bucks fizz.
Christmas cake, gingerbread cookies (usually decorated by the children in the chalet) and mulled wine
Festive champagne cocktail and nibbles pre-dinner.
Butternut squash and ginger soup
Local gravadlax with smoked trout rillettes
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.
“Buche de neige” Chocolate Yule log
Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy butter
Local cheese board served with Port
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