For most, Christmas is a time of celebration. Whether it’s the magic of Father Christmas delivering your much anticipated wish list, the ample amounts of delicious food and drink to consume, or the quality time spent with family and friends. Why not do all of this on a Morzine Christmas ski holiday?
How you choose to celebrate is up to you, but I am going to tell you about why I think you should consider a luxury chalet holiday in Morzine at Christmas. Here are my reasons as to why Christmas in Morzine is a magical experience…
A White Christmas
Not much more can get the whole family in the festive spirit than waking up to a snowy picture postcard – and Morzine can certainly offer that! The pretty tree-lined valley and chocolate box chalets make for the perfect Christmas ski resort view from your luxury ski chalet.
What’s more, the children can spend endless hours playing in the snow; whether it be skiing, sledging, making snow angels, or even a competitive snowman building contest. These wholesome winter activities are the perfect for quality time together on a family ski holiday to Morzine at Christmas. Not many can say they have skied on Christmas Day!
Father Christmas in Morzine
Every year, there is a big parade to celebrate the festivities with fireworks and a torchlit descent on the Pleney. You can take the children down to meet Father Christmas in Morzine town square on in the days leading up to Christmas Day – because of course, he gets very busy from Christmas Eve…
Rumour has it, the man in red lives in the neighbouring resort Les Gets, so you may even spot the reindeer tracks as he passes by your chalet! It should be on your list to head over to Les Gets where you will be greeted by the elves and shown to the grotto located in the Enchanted Forest. If you’re lucky, you might even get a chance to help out the elves in their workshop – they often need a few pairs of extra hands in the run up to the big day!
Morzine Christmas Festivities
Continue the Christmas celebrations in Morzine with the annual Tourist Office parade. Prepare yourself for something spectacular! From flame throwers and dancers, to fireworks and light shows, there is plenty to warm up the vocals with “ooo’s” and “aaah’s”! The Enchanted Village Parade offers two full weeks of daily magic and illuminations.
There is also the luminous and sonorised parade which tells a magic story beneath the stars. If you are fighting against the Christmas spirit, you will be sure to overcome this feeling after you have watched this magical performance. There’ll be no ‘Bah Humbugs’ in Morzine at Christmas time!
For more things to do in Morzine at Christmas, head on over to the square with the carousel, choirs and bands, ice sculpturing, ice treasure hunts, street puppet performances and of course endless amounts of vin chaud and hot chocolate to keep you warm!
Christmas Family Skiing
With 266 pistes, covering 12 resorts, the Portes du Soleil ski area accommodates all ski abilities, meaning there is no compromise for any of the group on your Christmas ski holiday. Morzine is the gateway to the Portes du Soleil and is particularly well connected to Les Gets and Avoriaz which means there is endless terrain for your week-long ski holiday. Morzine alone has 5 green runs, 23 blue runs, 27 red runs and 9 black runs, not to mention off piste routes, snow parks and snow-shoe/cross country ski trails.
Beginners can build up their ski ability and practice their turns on the wide, flat pistes which come with some great scenery and pretty tree-lines runs. Intermediates can access a vast range of terrain from whizzing down the cruisy blues to practising their technique on the reds and by the end of the week may even take on the challenge of a black run or two.
For advanced skiers, the Portes du Soleil is a playground. With black runs, mogul ridden runs, off-piste terrain, snow parks and the bucket list Swiss Wall, there is plenty to to keep you entertained. Some great advanced runs to tick off the list must be Pistes A and J under the TS d’Atrayover, Arbis from Chamossiere, and over at the Chavannes bowl in Les Gets for Yeti and Myrtilles, or Hauts Forts in Avoriaz.
And what about the children? There are plenty of dedicated fun parks to keep them entertained on the slopes. For example, the native American Indian themed park in Les Gets with small bumps and raised bends taking you via wigwams, musical games and the hunter’s lodge!
The Grand Cry Territory, Les Gets Tourism Office.
Magical Morzine Christmas Chalets
I am sure there will be many that agree, one of the biggest treats at Christmas is to not have to cook, clear up and entertain, all at the same time! If you choose a luxury catered chalet for your Christmas ski holiday, the chalet staff will be sure to make sure the whole family have their feet up, enjoying the wonderful chalet facilities and indulging in the meals freshly prepared by your experienced chef. The stress of cooking the turkey itself is surely enough to make you tempted?
Your priorities might be finding a chalet with a large dining table to accommodate the biggest feast of the year or with a games room to sustain the festive competitiveness. Perhaps even with wellness facilities for that full unwind, a cinema room to watch your favourite Christmas movie… or even a gym to burn off the copious amounts of chocolate and booze (?!). Whatever features are on your luxury chalet wish list, I am sure there will be a luxury Christmas chalet in Morzine to tick your boxes.
I have selected the best Christmas chalets in Morzine for your luxury ski holiday that are still available at the time of writing this blog.
There is no better place to spend time looking for Santa Claus and his sleigh this Christmas Eve than Chalet Vesper in Morzine. As night falls, the stars appear and the magic of Christmas is in the air. Relax around the log burner, enjoy a hearty festive meal in the open plan living space, or keep an eye out for Père Noël in the outdoor hot tub. This self-catered ski chalet in Morzine is the perfect spot for a family Christmas holiday in the Alps, giving you the freedom to enjoy everything the resort has to offer at your own pace.
This luxury catered ski chalet is the perfect choice for a memorable Christmas ski holiday in Morzine. There’s an array of facilities to keep the whole group entertained, including an alfresco hot tub and sauna, a pool table and bar, and incredible views from the generous balconies. This 5-bedroom chalet is tucked away within the forested hillsides near Morzine, but thanks to the complimentary shuttle service, guests are never far from the myriad of entertainments in the village, and the 650km of pistes in the Portes du Soleil ski area. On Christmas Day, exchange gifts with loved ones around the fire, and enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading to the slopes for a festive ski.
This characterful and contemporary chalet has lots of charm, and is tucked away just 10-minutes’ walk from the heart of Morzine village. Kick back before the panoramic views from the outdoor hot tub, or snuggle together with a glass of crisp champagne in front of the fire. This luxury Christmas ski chalet in Morzine can be taken on either a catered or self-catered basis, and comes with an in-resort driver service for complete convenience. There is so much to add to the festive atmosphere during a stay at this beautiful Morzine ski chalet.
At home, there is a lot of pressure on the big day, so how about spread the celebrations across one whole week, or maybe two? From the moment you enquire with us to the moment you arrive back home safely, you can be sure that you will be looked after the whole way. If you need more persuasion, check out our 5 reasons for a luxury ski break to Morzine.
So if you decide a luxury Christmas ski holiday to Morzine is ticking your boxes, get in touch with our sales team by email or on +44 1202 203 650. We will be happy to help you find the perfect ski chalet to spend Christmas ski holiday in Morzine.❄🎄❄