More businesses were nominated and more votes were cast than ever before. Our annual Source Awards for Excellence seek to recognise and reward the local businesses who go the extra mile. Those who work tirelessly to promote our destination and support the local community.
Our judges really did have their work cut out this year!
19 local businesses were nominated and 5849 votes were cast to choose our three finalists in this category. They were…
- AliKats Mountain Holidays
- Mountain Utopia
- Treeline Chalets
Our winners in this category were nominated a staggering 35 times and comments from the nomination forms highlighted by the judges included
It has been great to watch this company evolve and grow. The service, the staff, the facilities, everything is fantastic!
Their service is impeccable yet relaxed and friendly, which is why we always stay with them
I continue to return as they consistently go above and beyond. They’re an excellent company.
Our 2019 Winner – Treeline Chalets
13 local bars were nominated and 3676 votes cast in this category. Our judges commented on the variety of bars nominated this year, which speaks volumes about the choice available for boozing in our valley right now. There literally is something for everyone! Our three finalists in this category were…
- Laury’s Bar
- Bec Jaune Brewery
- Bar Le National
A special note from the judges in this category! This was an incredibly hard decision as all three bars are worthy winners. Comments highlighted on nomination forms for this bar included…
Shaking up the local bar scene with the best live acts, the best drinks and the best atmosphere for everyone
A slice of the very best bars in the world come to Morzine. True original cocktails made with passion and skill for tourists and locals alike
Such a great place to start a night, hidden away, it feels like a secret spot
Our 2019 winner – Laury’s Bar
Favourite Customer Service
A staggering 20 local businesses were nominated in this category, more than ever before! 5234 votes were cast over a two week period to choose our three finalists. They were…
- Mountain Utopia
- AliKats Mountain Holidays
Never before has one business been nominated so many times in one category, giving our judges so many comments to read through. They included:
Our greying-haired group has a huge amount of ski chalet experience between them and therefore feel qualified to call this exceptionally good service
The owners care deeply about their business. It’s impossible to fabricate real passion and you can see this in the way they care for their guests and staff
There are too many examples of excellent customer service for me to list, but I’ll try. Seamless booking processes, always smiling, prompt lifts to and from the slopes, excellent food explanations, a lift to the pub to watch the football. Excellent in every way.
Our 2019 winners – AliKats Mountain Holidays
This was a new category in the 2019 Source Awards for Excellence, suggested by our readers. They wanted to recognise locals who work tirelessly to promote our valley to tourists, but also continuously support our community with new events and activities. Community is at the very core of this award.
8 local people were nominated for this award and our 3 finalists were…
- Alice Gregr
- Tony Soutter
- Freddo Smith
If this person leaves Morzine, I leave with them. That’s how you judge someone’s impact on a community.
Our 2019 winner – Alice Gregr
In this category local chefs nominated themselves, completing a pretty thorough application form along the way. 7 local chefs entered this category and our judges selected three finalists to take part in a cook off at the 2019 Source Suppliers Show. Our the finalists were…
- Sharif – Guerrilla Dining at Hideout Hostel
- Toby and Tamara – Mountain Utopia
- Michelle and Tamsin – Bon App
During the cook-off our judges tasted some phenomenal dishes – it was a truly awesome range of food.
Our winners showed the judges a clear passion for food with skilful technique and inventiveness. They also showed a strong awareness of new trends and food styles and we saw excellent, consistent feedback from diners.
Our 2019 winner – Sharif at Guerrilla Dining at Hideout Hostel
A special mention…
Mountain Utopia were finalists in three different categories in the 2019 Source Awards for Excellence and that’s never happened before! The judges loved your commitment to your guests and these awards and they really want to see you as finalists again next year.
The Source Special Recognition Award
At the very last minute we put together this award to recognise the incredible efforts of three locals, who used their very specialist mountain skills to save two lost dogs on Sunday 7th April.
Mika and Mungo had been lost for over two weeks when their faint barks and howls were heard on a ridge line high above Graydon. The whole community waited anxiously as news came in that George and Mark Walton of Peak Snowsports and Cameron Skinner of PDS Academy were making their way up the Roc d’Enfer towards the dogs in terrible conditions. They all descended safely, in the darkness, and the dogs were reunited with their owners, the Beaumont family.
Mum Abigail presented the 2019 Source Special Recognition Award to George, Mark and Cameron, and also Leanne, who’d heard the dogs barking and raised the alarm!
That’s it for another year of nominating, voting, judging and presenting. As always, we need to thank Sign Forte for producing our beautiful awards! And our judges for meticulously looking at the nomination comments of all our finalists to choose their winners.
Also a huge final thank you to Reuben Shaul of Eight Bells Wedding Imagery for all the photos!