No.1 the world over
News just in! Morzine has just been named the No.1 ski destination in the WORLD by Trivago.
A luxury travel blog reported the result thatMorzine beat off competition from the likes of Whistler, Verbier, Val d’Isere, Zermatt and St Anton to take the top spot.
Rising in popularity from fourth most popular resort last season, Morzine knocked previous winner Chamonix off the top spot to second place.
Most exciting of all is that our very own Chalet Twenty26 was the photo of choice in a lot of the post-result publicity. As compliments go, they don’t get much bigger!
To celebrate we wanted to take a moment to think about some of the reasons Morzine is so god damn great!
1. The Ski Area
The Portes du Soleil is the largest linked international ski area in the world. It spans 2 countries and 14 ski resorts with 650 km of ski runs for every level of skier and snowboarder. Here are some of the vital statistics.
2. The people
Morzine now boasts an eclectic community and is fast becoming a creative and professional hub.
Writers, artists, designers, architects, airline pilots, clothing brands, artisans, micro-breweries, music producers and I.T. hotshots are all choosing to locate themselves in this beautiful French town.
Hot-desking in coffee shops and piste-top power-meetings are becoming the norm in this bustling town.
The energy generated by this bustling local community brings depth and colour to the town for visiting tourists.
3. The location
When the word accessible was invented . They were thinking about Morzine.
From the UK its just over a one-hour flight.
From Geneva airport its just over one hour drive
From Kings Cross, jump on the train to Paris for champagne then jump on the TGV.
Fancy a drive? It takes just over 8 hours.
Or maybe take pop on the ferry.
In short, its just so accessible.
4. The experts
If you are passionate about skiing and passionate about being the best then Morzine is home to almost all of the most highly qualified BASI ski and snowboard trainers in the world. From GS training, to qualifying to be an instructor, to mastering off piste or having intensive free style lessons
Morzine is the only place to go.
5. The authenticity
Morzine was and is a working town. An authentic farming community until the early 1900’s the family lineage of the locals stretches back centuries and this history is visible everywhere, from the picture postcard architecture to the lovingly carved signs on mountain pathways, to the village fetes, the local schools and the weekly farmers markets. This village was alive long before the ski industry took hold and that is what makes it such a delight to be here. There are no purpose built concrete blocks (sorry tignes) or proverbial ghost towns from May to November.
Morzine is truly alive.
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