THE PORTES DU SOLEIL MULTIPASS
If only everything in life were as simple and as cheap as the Portes du Soleil MultiPass. When you’re staying with an accredited MultiPass accommodation provider, €2 per person per day gives you access to 21 mountain lifts, swimming pools and bathing lakes, cultural centres, ice rinks, tennis centres, mini-golf, resort transport and much more between 11th June and 4th September. The pass also offers free or discounted entry to over 50 different action-packed activities across the area. If you’re not staying in accredited accommodation, then the pass is just €8 per day, giving you the full range of benefits. And those of you sticking around for the whole season pay just €65 for the entire summer! Find out more at portesdusoleil.com
Imagine saying ‘I do!’ under a beautiful blue sky as the fresh mountain breeze flitters past and the sound of champagne corks popping rumbles around the mountain. It’s a dream that several couples make a reality here in Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz every summer. From the shores of Lake Montriond to the heights of Restaurant La Pointe de Nyon, the charm and character of The Farmhouse to the stunning views of Mont Blanc from Le Vaffieu, there are many perfect wedding venues to choose from. Couples with their hearts set on a mountain wedding will find loads of experienced local photographers, caterers, videographers, cake makers, hairdressers and anything else you might need to make your big day go with a bang.
Whilst the concept of dining half way between breakfast and lunch isn’t new, the brunch craze sweeping across Morzine and Les Gets certainly is and we’re holding the team at Montriond’s La Marmotte d’Or entirely responsible. Where else in the local area can you feast on a monster Club Sandwich in the blissful sunshine overlooking the whole valley? Served only at weekends and packed from start to finish (that’s 10am – 2pm), you’ll find classics including Eggs Benedict and that all-important Full English on the menu. Other very fine brunch hot spots include Satellite Coffee on the Rue du Bourg in Morzine where the menu is fresh, locally sourced and delicious, and Alba in Les Gets where a pot of Yorkshire Tea is a welcome addition to any weekend.
You’d struggle to count the number of different road ride permutations in the local area, but the sheer volume of available kilometers hasn’t stopped the growth of spin classes in Morzine. Spinning inside the relatively warm, controlled environment of a fitness studio is far preferable to lugging your road bike through the variable conditions of a Morzine winter, and perhaps because of this, Buzz Performance Spinning classes have been packed to the brim since they launched in January. The summer timetable includes classes to suit all schedules and whether you’re new to a saddle or you’re an experienced roadie, you’re sure to find the sessions both challenging and rewarding. Visit buzzperformance.com for more details.
Nothing says you’re on holiday like a selfie. And now that mobile roaming rates across Europe have been capped ahead of their abolition in June 2017, it has never been easier to spread #HolidayEnvy across your social network. When you tag your Instagram pics with #LoveMorzine, #LoveLesGets and #LoveAvoriaz, they automatically appear on our website homepage. Each day we share our favourite picture on our Facebook page too so make sure you’re following us!