I’ve just returned from another amazing week on the slopes in Morzine. It’s become a routine family trip and I’m already looking forward to next year! It is however undeniably one of the more unhealthy holidays you can go on, full of raclettes, french bread and 3 course meals every night to fill your boots! It’s easy to feel like the cat who got the cream, and had too much of it. There is of course the energy and calories burnt when you’re skiing which helps overcome the lavish lunch time meals, accompanied by vino. I strongly believe in having a bit more freedom during holidays whilst still keeping up healthy habits, but skiing is the most challenging of all!
The good news is, it takes all of 2 weeks to get back into fighting fit shape and a healthy routine, so all is not lost! We revisited the same chalet we went to last year, which is operated by Morgan Jupe; the food is second to none and it’s just a lovely spot right on the slopes with everything you would want; an open fire, outdoor hot tub, personal driver, afternoon teas and wonderful people! See here for Chalet details and read on to get your guide to skiing in Morzine, what restaurants to try and much more!
We arrived late afternoon on the first day, greeted with afternoon tea and cake, followed by champagne, canopes and the first of many stunning 3 course meals.
The boys got straight into the hot tub post dinner and warmed up by the fire.
We’ve also discovered a ground breaking table game called “Just Say It” which will keep everyone entertained for hours! It’s basically a trickier version of Articulate, so if you’re used to the screams and shouting across tables then you’ll love this!
Breakfast is a feast of buttery croissants, granolas and a home-cooked breakfast which changes every day.
By the time we were picked up by the driver, we were already feeling pretty snug in the ski gear!
Meet the fam. From the left.
Me (The bug eyed fly in the shiny goggles), Ieuan, sisters boyfriend (Don’t worry none of us can pronounce his name), my handsome Brother, Charlie his gorgeous girlfriend, Father and model sister.
FiancÃ© is hiding behind the camera.
We stopped every morning around 11am for a Chocolat Chaud avec Rum for the girls and a few freezing beers for the boys. Crazy men. Not to mention crepes filled with everything from jam to lemon, and even nutella on a really cold day!
The following restaurants we visited throughout the week. Some were new ventures – some we had been to last year. All excellent in their own right for different reasons.
Have a scroll through and make your choices!
My favourite food with the most ‘homely’ atmosphere, I think this is best when it’s really coming down hard outside. They have heaters and blankets on the chairs and you’ll get warm in no time! Try the Baked Camembert, Tart de Vaffieu and the Tartiflette which is by far the best Tartiflette from all the restaurants. It REALLY shines with dessert – the apple and blackberry crumble is to die for! Stay clear of the brownie unless you like cold chocolate, not particularly gooey or worthwhile! The male owner is a bit of a dragon so make sure you turn up in time for your reservation otherwise you won’t be eating!
Incase you were wondering, that’s mum who joined us for the latter part of the week.
At the bottom of the slopes, this is a great restaurant for when the sun is shining and you fancy a bit of people watching. Ski jumps are just infront which can prove quite entertaining and there’s an extensive menu of everything from classic french to salads and burgers. The lasagna here is pretty exceptional.
The ultimate sunshine spot! Not the easiest to find but well worth the extra minutes spent! This restaurant has the best service I have ever had with waiters smiling from ear to ear. It’s bang in the middle of a village in Avoriaz and offers buffet as well as a la carte.
Food is a touch hit and miss – I would recommend sticking to good old favourites here like Calzones. My steak tartar was exceptional but the beef carpaccio it came with was extremely chewy so choose only the former if you’re a meat eater. The Escargot are also a winning dish here, full of herbs and garlic and definitely worth a try!
For every catered Chalet you stay in, you have 1 night ‘off’ where there’s no meal in the Chalet and hence gives you a chance to explore the town a little! We were recommended this wonderful little spot in Morzine Village with restaurant upstairs and a wine cellar downstairs.
I would recommend going first for a drink in the wine bar, fantastic design and atmosphere. There’s a wine called “Domaine De Joy” which is a very sweet, almost dessert wine but perfect for a little aperitif.
Upstairs gets a little hectic but it’s a buzzing atmosphere and great food. We went for the hot plate accompanied by salad and chips.
Another great outdoor spot when the sun is somewhat shining and also probably the most reasonably priced out of all the restaurants we visited. Super easy to find at the bottom of Les Gets with a small and simple menu but offers everything you need. It’s renowned for it’s burgers which I must say were exceptional as was the beef carpaccio.
That’s it for restaurants and here’s a few more snaps of the week to tantalise your taste buds!
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Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!