Doing a Ski season in Morzine!!!! Well where do we start..
Morzine is located in the Portes Du Soleil in the Northern French Alps and contains 12 resorts across two countries, these resorts include
- Les Gets
- St Jean D'Aualps
- La Chapelle D'Abondance
- Les Crostes
The Portes Du Soleil is one of the largest linked Ski area in the World with over 650km of Pistes, 9 snow parks at strategic points around the ski area and the famous Burton stash park. The free ride potential of this area is also amazing, with limitless lift accessed off piste and more hikes than you could shake a stick at. Film crews from around the world visit the Portes Du Soleil on a regular basis with the pro's to get that epic shot and take advantage of the amazing snow conditions created by the microclimate from Mt Blanc and lake Geneva. Avoriaz had over 13 metres of snowfall this season, more than any other resort in the French Alps.
Morzine it's self!! Doing a ski season in Morzine could be one of the best decisions you ever make, Morzine sits 1000 metres above sea level and is linked directly to the high altitude resort of Avoriaz at 1800 metres. This low altitude of 1000 metres means Morzine usually escapes the worst of the severe winter conditions unlike resorts like Val Thorens but at the same time with the Mt Blanc and lake Geneva micro climate Morzine still boasts some of the best riding conditions in Europe. The town of Morzine it's self is a year round resort with a large peremenant residence, Morzine is also very famous for its Mountain biking, climbing, hiking etc also in the summer.
Facilities that Morzine boasts are as follows
- 3 Large supermarkets
- 5 Banks
- post offices
- DIY stores
- Clothing stores
- 4 car garages/Mechanics
- Electrical stores
- 10+ ski and Snow board rental shops
- 2 specific Snow board retail shops
- bakers/butchers/cheese shops
- 5 estate agents
- Doctors & Dentist
And the list goes on and on, Morzine has everything you would ever need for a ski season, life is made easy by its facilities and it's almost like a home from home, or it will feel that way within a few weeks of being here.
Location is not the most vital aspect of your ski season as you will spend 5 months in resorts unless you are transfer driving to the airport etc. However this is another element that does help and Morzine's location is one of the best you will find. Located within a one hour drive of Geneva international airport and only a 1.5 hour flight from most UK cities getting to Morzine could not be easier. This is also great if you need to return to the UK at any point during your ski season, or if friends and family visit etc. It means transfers are cheap, travel time is low and its very simple.
Morzine is also one of the best located ski resorts in Europe to be based for your ski season due to its surrounding resorts. Situated in the Huge Portes Du Soleil surrounded by other resort like Chamonix, Les Carroz, Flaine, Samoens, Verbier, all easily access able with in an hour or so. The Northern Alps has many resorts in close proximity and just enhances the ability to enjoy your season in Morzine even more.
Finding work during your winter ski season in Morzine can be a hard task, sometimes with out even visiting the resort or meeting potential employers face to face. That's why we have compiled a full list of all the potential employers in Morzine and the types of work that are available, Some are listed below!
- Bar work
- Restaurant waitresses, Dish washing and Chef work
- Transfer driving
- Nanny / baby sitting services
- Massage and physio treatments
- Ski technician
- Chalet host
And that list is only to name a few. If you are considering booking your accommodation for your winter ski season in Morzine we will send you the full list with all the names and contact details of every bar, restaurant etc in Morzine. Some advice or more information from our years of experience regarding ski season work are as follows.
Chalet host work is long hours, bad pay and your accommodation with be very basic. You will work very hard day and night to assist your clients with duties such as cleaning, cooking, driving etc. The pay is bad yes but somethimes your food,accommodation, lift pass and travel paid for if you find the correct company and are lucky but most will only cover a few of those elements. We have a list of the good and bad ones from past experiences and others experiences over many seasons.
Bar/ Transfer driving / waitress etc work is much better paid, you will get good tips and have a lot more freedom, your hours are set so you know where you stand. You have a lot more freedom to get up the Mountain and do what you are really here to do, ski/snow board all winter. Some companies will pay your lift pass and maybe even your accommodation. The pay is much better and we think it leads for a much better experience on your ski season here in Morzine!! Not many return seasonaires work for chalet companies again but sometimes financial reasons dictate.
Check out our new seasonaire jobs page on Facebook for all the latest jobs available in Morzine for the winter 2013/14 ski season - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seasonal-Jobs-Morzine/314617842006683
Now we move to one of the most important elements of your winter ski season experience in Morzine, The PARTY'S. Morzine over the past few years has really developed its apres ski events and larger scale festivals for all the seasonaires and holiday makers to enjoy. The biggest seasonaire/apres ski events are held by the Basscamp DJ's at Le Tremplin bar each Wednesday and Friday from 4-8pm. Music is a mix of electro, drum & bass, hip hop etc. Something for every one with go go dancers, seasonaire drink prices and a good time had by all.
The next best seasonaire party in Morzine is Cafe Chaud, as the name says it is one of the hottest bars in town and does get very crowded but they play some seriously good music including D&B, Electro and hip hop again by some local legends. Then you have your typical seasonaire bars like the Crepu, Cavern, Rhodos, Chez Rogers, The Opear night club and any more. You will always find something somewhere going on and seasonaire drink prices all around!
So with all this information we hope Morzine will be your next stop for your winter ski season, There is a great seasonaire vibe about Morzine and there has been for many years with new facing appearing each December and old ones making it feel like home. Spending a ski season in Morzine will be some of the best 5 months of your life.
Finding the correct seasonaire accommodation is also important and we have spent many months selecting ours for you. We offer large shared seasonal / seasonaire chalets including all bills, wifi, etc. Then there are many apartment from studios to 3/4 beds. Take a look at the site and our accommodation and we are sure there is some accommodation to suit all seasonaires, all budgets and all ages.
We hope to see you for the 2013/14 winter ski season out here in Morzine.