Welcome to Chalet Morzine
Chalet Morzine is a private family chalet business, run by Lindsey, who is English, from Yorkshire and Thierry, a French Ski Instructor from Morzine. The chalet is fully owned by us and as such we have created a real Anglo/French, relaxed, home from home atmosphere within our simply beautiful Alpine chalet.
So where did it all begin?
Thierry and LindseyWhilst I was managing the Northern French Alps for Thomson and Crystal holidays in 1998 (based in Morzine-Avoriaz), I decided to take up the free skiing lessons offered by the tour operator. It was a free service for guests at the time, but no-one had turned up. So being very Yorkshire and not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth, I quickly got my kit together and met the instructor... yes, and youâ€™ve guessed it, it was Thierry.
Fresh from his trip around Australia, the English and charm was in full flow, so yes, ladies, I fell for the charm and the ski jacket and after travelling the world together for 18 months, we got married in Morzine in June 2002. Thierry's father, Jean-Claude (a ski instructor as well as being Deputy Mayor of Morzine at the time) was able to marry us at Morzine town hall and the rest as they say, is history...
So, a natural fusion of our experiences ensued and Chalet Morzine was born (along with our daughter ChloÃ©)
We have two daughters, Chloe now 14 and Lea, now 11, who regularly pop in and say hello! We did used to live in the chalet, but we outgrew our little apartment and now have a newly built house a 10 minute walk away from the chalet. So it really is a family team effort to make sure you have a fabulous family friendly stay in Morzine.
About Chalet Morzine
Why choose Chalet Morzine?
You have a choice of catered and self-catered chalets in Morzine. However, there is a subtle difference at Chalet Morzine. Not only is the location of Chalet Morzine, second to none, but as a real Anglo/French couple, who live in Morzine all year round with our children, we feel we offer a unique formula, very different to the rest.
IN THE WINTER
We, the owners, now live in our own newly built house, a 10 minute walk from the chalet and our professional staff live in. This means, that you have help on site and also that we are just a phone call away too, so not miles away in another property or in the UK, but actually on site in Morzine for you 24/7. This is our traditional family home that you are coming to, that has been in the Rodriguez family for years. Not a newly built chalet run by a couple out from the city.. we have real connections and roots to Morzine...
A professional chef and staff are employed to cater for you to the highest standard (I love eating the food but not cooking it). Having a great team like this guarantees a spotless chalet and fantastic food.
So where do we, Lindsey and Thierry, come inâ€¦?
Lindsey, Chalet MorzineLindsey Rodriguez (Yorkshire lass) is the one you deal with from the word go. I deal with your initial chalet accommodation request, right through to your arrival in Morzine, from organizing your holiday airport transfer, ski and board lessons & ski passes to sorting your room configurations and dietary requirements. A very personal touch. We pop in a few times in the week to ensure that everything is running smoothly for you and to help deal with any aspect of your holiday.
Thierry Rodriguez (from Morzine) is your main man for all the skiing advice on the mountain! He is a ski instructor with the ESF, the local French Ski School and has been skiing the Portes du Soleil from the lowly age of 2. In planning your holiday, our â€˜know howâ€™ and very close ties with the ESF and the Snow School, enable us to give you the best information for child and adult ski instruction, what to book, which instructor to book and of course, we can do it all for you.
Expert ski advice
Whilst on holiday at Chalet Morzine, Thierry really can give you all the expert piste advice for the mountain. From the daily snow conditions of the pistes (he is on the mountain instructing every day, so he really does know best!) to the snow forecast for the week. Upon request, he can run through the piste map with you, advising you on which pistes to ski, when and at what time, dependent on your ability and the snow conditions. He will help you to plan your week skiing given the snow forecast and your skiing levels. Guests have found this local knowledge and service invaluable. For anyone booking Thierry as their instructor for the week, he is happy to do a small medal ceremony in the chalet at the end of your stayâ€¦ a great camera moment for both children and adults!!
Chalet Morzine is a private family chalet business, run by Lindsey, who is English, from Yorkshire and Thierry, a French Ski Instructor from Morzine.
The chalet is fully owned by us (well owned by Thierry if we need to be precise!!) and as such we have created a real Anglo/French, relaxed, home from home atmosphere within our simply beautiful Alpine chalet (I dropped on well girls, even if I do say so myself).
Morzine, Portes Du Soleil, France
Thierry, the chalet morzine owner, is a ski instructor & will give you his daily insight and advice to the best runs of the day! True personal touch!