The Summer is all about time in the garden, hiking and enjoying the fresh air. Grab a picnic, hike up to Morzinette and pick wild blueberries and head to the mountain bike and hiking routes of Morzine or Avoriaz. You can get fresh trout from the trout farm at the bottom of the hill and goat’s cheese from the farm you can see from the lounge window. Settle in, earn your dinner with one of Portes de Soleil’s summer activites and settle in at night with a glass of wine and watch the stars in the calm and darkness.


We’re obviously bias, but we think Les Prodain is the best part of Morzine Avoriaz. It’s out of the craziness of Morzine town, but only 8 minutes on the bus (which runs every 15 minutes in the winter). And when Morzine is still begging for snow at the beginning of the season or already thawed at easter, we’re right next to the Prodains Express gondola to take us up to Avoriaz and the higher, more snowsure slopes. If you want crazy, it’s there, of course. Whether it’s all that the Folie Douce has to offer or the ‘locals’ bars in Les Prodains, you can ensure you can apres and walk home/ski* home when you’re ready! 

*we’d love to say we can always do this, but make sure there’s enough snow before you try!


We fell in love with the character of Grasshopper as it was the perfect, simple, wholesome bolthole we were looking for; a great position, a great view and a warm fire with enough space for an extended family to enjoy each other’s company, each rotisserie chicken, play games, drink some wine and laugh in a cosy haven. It’s a bit more slow-living than the excess of huge chalets covered in animal fur with hot and cold running staff serving racks of lamb each night. There are plenty of great options for that in Morzine!