Skiing is one my country’s national sports, more crosscountry skiing, as there are no proper mountains in Estonia. Hence seeing the Alps reveal themselves around the corner is always such a powerful experience. Our recent trip took us to Morzine, a picturesque village in France, acting as the perfect gateway to the Alps being part of Portes de Soleil. The snow conditions we’re something like below.It snowed for three days out of the three days we were there. We stayed at Les Airelles, which was perfectly located to walk to the gondola, saving us a long awkward walk with ski boots. The hotel also had a Finnish sauna and a hammam. Also some ‘power’ showers for massage, however I didn’t see a person who could figure out how they work. Did I also mention the pool right next to the breakfast area?
The food we had both at the slopes and in the village involved a lot of cheese as expected. However, the quality in general was superb. Above, a Parmentier of duck (to which I added a bit of fondue I have to admit) at La Grange. We were all offered a rum like spirit on the house at the end of the dinner, which was very sweet.
My favourite restaurant at the slopes was Le Vaffieu. I already noticed it on the first day, but as it was super busy, there was no way for us to get a table. However, next day booking it 11am for 2pm lunch, we were fine. Excellent service, duck hotpot, amazingly memorable strawberry cake and some complimentary vin chaud gave us some energy to continue skiing in the thick snow.
For something ‘different’ for the evening, a trip on the luge or sledging downhill with flash lights is both a fun and thrilling experience. Otherwise, just join the many Brits at Coyote Bar for après-ski. Viva Morzine!