Chalet Melise is a spacious 280m2, 6 bedroom chalet, nicely located on Route de la Plagne, close to the centre of Morzine, 800m away with the free bus stopping just 50m away, at the bottom of the cul de sac the chalet is on. The spacious lounge offers a wood burning fireplace, plus a flat screen satellite TV and a well equipped and modern kitchen open onto a dining room. If driving here there is a garage and 5 parking spaces and behind the garage is a ski and boot room with ski boot dryers. If you want to bring less with you there is a washing machine and dryer and the chalet has Wifi. The chalet is offered on a self catered, part catered or on a catered half board basis with bed linen and towels included. Beds are made up for your arrival. Check out those great views from the balconies and the terrace and after skiing enjoy the warming experience of your very own sauna.

Chalet Layout

Level 1 : Entrance hall.
Bedroom 1 : Double bed 160cm with access to the terrace and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC.
Laundry room with washing machine, cupboards, ironing table.
Bedroom 2: Two single beds 90cm, with TV and access to the shower room by the laundry room.
Bedroom 3: Two single beds 90cm with access to the balcony.
Bedroom 4 : Two single beds 90cm with access to the balcony. Separate WC and shower room.
Bedroom 5 : Double bed 160cm, TV and desk. Shower room with WC. Independent entrance. Access to the garage downstairs.

Level 2 :
Bedroom 6 : Spacious bedroom of 25m2 with large dressing area , TV, access to the terrace. En suite bathroom with bathtub and twin vanity sinks.  Separate WC.
Kitchen: Well equipped with double fridge, oven, microwave, induction hotplates, dishwasher, cellar with freezer. Raclette and fondue sets.
Dining room with access to a large terrace.
Lounge area with sofas, TV, fireplace (wood provided), access to both terraces, barbecue and table tennis table.

Garage with ski boot dryers, washer and tumble dryer.

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  • Balcony
  • Catering service
  • Free toiletries
  • Room service
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome and Assistance
  • WiFi

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France is the most popular Alpine country for British skiers and snowboarders and generally offers a more modern aspect of skiing in relation to towns and villages with many villages built around convenience for skiers and boarders alike.

There are of course a number of traditional French ski resorts. Courchevel is a key gateway to the vast area of the ‘Les Trois Vallæcopy;es’ which claims to be the biggest linked ski region in the world. Its rival is the Portes du Soleil network of ski areas (with Avoriaz and Morzine at its heart) which spreads across the French border into Switzerland.Pretty much the same size as the 3 Valleys, but both argue as to which is the largest, but its a close call.

The Three Valleys is dominated by four major resorts: Courchevel, Mæcopy;ribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens – the highest ski resort in the Alps. Each of these four resorts has more than enough terrain to keep a skier or boarder happily and easily occupied for a week or more during a skiing holiday in France, so the opportunity to ski all four, as well as La Tania and St Martin de Belleville, provides innumerable options.

In the Portes du Soleil, neighbouring Avoriaz and Morzine are gateways to a dozen or more family ski resorts in France and Switzerland. Chamonix, dominated by the Mont Blanc Massif, is another major attraction with several resorts scattered along the valley, including Argentière, rated by some keen off-piste skiers and boarders as one of the best ski resorts in France – or the entire Alps for that matter. They will also be keen to try the Vallæcopy;e Blanche – a classic off-piste descent – with a high-mountain guide.

Another resort overlooked by the impressive Mont Blanc is Flaine, linked with a handful of resorts including Les Carroz and Samoens, with some of the most extensive slopes in France. That’s even more true of the Tignes-Val d’Isère Ski Area – the linked areas of Val d’Isère and Tignes – formerly called Espace Killy after the celebrated Olympic triple-gold medallist Jean-Claude Killy. Together these  neighbouring resorts provide some of the most exciting skiing in France, particularly for off-piste enthusiasts. Tignes has the added advantage of regular glacier skiing on the Grande Motte glacier and like Val Thorens is regarded as THE most snow sure French resorts.

Two more giants of the French skiing world which are co joined and undoubtedly among the best family ski resorts in France, are La Plagne and Les Arcs.The area is known as Paradiski, linked by a huge cable car. La Plagne has a dozen or so linked hamlets and villages spread across slopes in all directions, while Les Arcs too, like Courchevel, has a handful of ski villages and satellite resorts at various altitudes.Arc 1950 and Vallandry are favourites.

La Clusaz is a traditional pretty village with some great skiing and ideal for people looking for a short transfer from Geneva.Great for families, short breaks or just for a week its a lovely traditional village we rate highly.Megeve, also offering a short transfer from Geneva, is a larger traditional village with a modern twang and again rates highly on our list for aesthetic beauty and convenience.Definitely another must see and ski resort.

Further south in the French Alps and accessed via flights to Grenoble and Lyon, are two more great resorts: Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez. High and snow sure and in the same part of the world, one the same ski pass, is the fabulous Serre Chevalier ski network, linked with the UNESCO world heritage site of Briançon and enjoying the wonderful Roman baths in Montier.

Montgenèvre also deserves a mention and if flying into Turin, the transfers are short, plus you have the opportunity to ski in both France and Italy during your ski holiday. Montgenèvre also boasts some of the best snow conditions in the French alps. Family friendly and snow sure La Rosiere also shares the same pass with La Thuile also in Italy and comes recommended especially as peak times as its quieter than other French ski resorts.

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