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.

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on chalets, snow chains, hairdryers, food, wine, transport and everything you need to know about your Morzine holiday

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Seasons

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From booking to your arrival in Morzine Avoriaz

From booking through our online system to the moment you arrive at your chalet in Morzine, we organise everything for you

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Bringing your dog on holiday to Morzine

All our Morzine chalets are dog friendly but you must first make a request to us via email and we will explain security deposits and additional cleaning fees

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Family Ski Holidays

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Childcare options in Morzine

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Beauty Treatments & Spas in Morzine

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Ski schools and Snowboard Schools in Morzine

Here are the best ski schools and snowboard schools in Morzine. Group lessons, private lessons & off-piste guiding can all be offered

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Restaurants & Bar recommendations

There are some amazing restaurants, bars & cafés in Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz. Below are our favourites in the area

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