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Exceptional Ski Chalet For Sale in Morzine

It seems we are not alone in thinking the Portes du Soleil ski resort of Morzine is a great place to invest in a property. In a recent article in “A Place in The Sun” magazine, not one BUT two TV presenters of “A Place in the Sun” namechecked the year-round French ski resort as […]

Longboarding anyone?

Longboarding anyone?

Somehow when I spotted news of an unlikely event at Les Lindarets this weekend it caught my attention more than the serious looking printed banners that I am used to seeing. Hanging loosely on the roadside so that the letters were almost concealed in the creases of what appeared to be an old sheet was spray […]

Morzine’s gone Polka-Dotty!

Morzine’s gone Polka-Dotty!

With the arrival of the Tour de France in Morzine just 10 days away, the whole village has gone polka dotty, with the red dots of the King of the Mountains jersey decorating the buildings, the ground, the sky – everything! Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France is on Saturday, July 23, 2016. It […]

Tour de France 2016

Tour de France 2016

Certainly the best news of the summer! The Tour de France 2016 will spend three days in the stomping ground of the France Property Angels alpine team.  Stage 18 is an uphill time trial 17km long taking the riders from Sallanches to Megève, with stage 19 the next day starting in nearby Albertville, the city […]

Evergreen Endurance

Evergreen Endurance

Looking at this weekend’s stats from the Evergreen 228 ultra triathlon has left Dave Thompson breathless!  I asked myself could I swim the two loops of Lac Montriond that comprise the 4km first leg of this monstrous race? Well I swim in the lake fairly often and I completed the Dart 10k last weekend so […]

MTB season

MTB season

MTB season – Starting this weekend! It really does come around quickly! No sooner have we shelved our ski kit at the end of the winter than the lifts are set to open again for summer mountain biking. As ever, Les Gets is the first resort to open in the Portes du Soleil and the […]

Rock the Pistes

Rock the Pistes

The Rock the Pistes festival, held across the resorts of the Portes du Soleil is back, this year taking place from 14th to 21st March. With the concerts staged right on the piste in the heart of the ski area, accessible by ski or snowboard they are free to everyone – you just need your […]

Ski Tour Race

Ski Tour Race

Dave Thompson tests his endurance at this year’s La Meurianne ski tour race and narrowly missed a podium place! La Meurianne is the first of the local ski touring races. As always it was organised brilliantly and with much enthusiasm. First and foremost these races are a test of endurance and speed and are frequented […]

Backcountry Skiing – Col du Fornet

The view from the top

Hugo Hunt explores one of the best and most accessible back-country valleys the Portes du Soleil has to offer – the Fornet.

Learning French in real life situations…with shop keepers committed to your development!

Learning French in real life situations…with shop keepers committed to your development!

This winter the Alpine French School launched an amazing new way to practice your French language skills in a way that doesn’t leave you red faced and running for the shop door. Their ‘Friendly French’ scheme gives language students in Morzine the chance to practice French in a real life situations where everyone wants you to do […]

New Beer in Ski Resort

New Beer in Ski Resort

  Piste Basher – a new beer from Skiers’ Beers  –  Ski holidays, for many people, are all about the Après! But for many of our British visitors there is one thing missing from the alpine selection, and that is a ‘proper’ beer. New for this season, and filling that gap deliciously, is the new […]

Alpine Bird-Migrations

Alpine Bird-Migrations

Autumn is a great time to enjoy the natural beauty of the Alps. Before the snow sets in there is a period of calm and quiet, with cool mountain air perfectly suited to walking the mountains cols. One such col on the French-Swiss border is the Col de Bretolet, a quiet and secluded pass along […]

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn in the Alps

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Those of us lucky enough to live or have second homes in the Alps are able to enjoy this less celebrated season in a different but no less enjoyable way. In September the tourists disappear and the kids go back to school leaving us to enjoy the remainder […]

New lifts linking Morzine – Avoriaz

New lifts linking Morzine – Avoriaz

This summer saw the welcome deconstruction and reconstruction of two of our favourite ski-lifts in Morzine, the Proclou and Seraussaix. The Proclou and Seraussaix lifts have been slowly and steadily transporting skiers and snowboarders between Super Morzine and Avoriaz for years – slowly sometimes being the operative word. So it was with delight when an […]

Hidden Assets, Hidden Talents

Hidden Assets, Hidden Talents

 What will the Alps bring out in you? The French Alps are home to all good things. Skiing. Snowboarding. Mulled wine and cheese fondue. But it is also becoming home to creativity, with more and more artists relocating to this fantastic part of the world. From painters, to photographers, to graphic designers, even sculptors are […]

It’s all going on in Morzine

It’s all going on in Morzine

A mountain town with so much going on in all seasons & a thriving British ex-pat community.

Time to get out on your Bike

Time to get out on your Bike

Cycling around Morzine, Les Gets and St Jean d’Aulps The warm weather in June has finally removed any temptation to get out in the snow and road bikes have once again become a familiar sight on the roads in the Alps. Boasting some of the most breathtaking, literally, rides in the world, the routes surrounding […]

Pass Porte de Soleil bike fair in Morzine.

Pass Porte de Soleil bike fair in Morzine.

29th June – 1st July According to the Porte de Soleil newsletter issued this week, this year’s Pass’Portes bike fair is in Morzine! This is what they have to say about it: ‘For 3 days, riders and bike fans can have a look and try out new bikes from more than 150 brands coming to […]

Indoor Swimming Pool in Morzine – Now Open

Indoor Swimming Pool in Morzine – Now Open

They say that the best things in life come to those who wait, and the residents of Morzine have been the most patient people on earth. After years of planning, millions of euros of investment, several unconfirmed and constantly changing opening dates, Morzine’s new indoor swimming pool is finally open for business. The new pool […]

Mountain & Road Biking in Portes du Soleil

Mountain & Road Biking in Portes du Soleil

Morzine is pretty much a Mecca for mountain and road biking. With the whole of the Portes du Soleil area to explore, Morzine is definitely a great place for biking as the different and varied terrains suit bikers of all levels. Whether you enjoy a leisurely cycle around some of the lower level trails, or […]

Christmas & New Year in Morzine

Christmas & New Year in Morzine

Wondering what to do this Christmas and New Year? The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. Christmas is a far less commercial event in France than in the UK and so you won’t find things publicised for […]

New indoor swimming pool in Morzine

New indoor swimming pool in Morzine

Positioned alongside the existing 50 m outdoor Morzine swimming pool, this new covered pool is a fantastic addition to Morzine especially during the winter months. The new indoor morzine swimming pool is 25m long and 15m wide. Facilities also include, a well-being centre with 3 saunas and 2 hammans (Turkish baths) as well as a […]

Creative Kids Morzine

Creative Kids Morzine

One of our clients, Philippa Langrish, who bought through Alpine Angels several years ago, has recently launched a great new venture in Morzine called Creative Kids Morzine If your little ones are too small for adult mountain activities, they want a break from the cold or you want a break from them then Creative Kids […]

Basscamp Festival!!!

Basscamp Festival!!!

Basscamp Festival will be taking over Morzine on 2nd – 6th April. By combining international DJs and one of the Greatest Alpine Ski Areas in the World, Basscamp Festival is not to be missed! Ski and snowboard the amazing Portes du Soleil ski area by day and bounce around to the awesome alpine apres parties […]