All our guests have use of the fabulous Portes du Soleil multi-pass scheme. For two euros per day per adult you get use of all swimming, lifts, tourist and other facilities around the valley.
The weather in summer is usually quite warm, and there is enormous potential for a full range of outdoor activities.
The local tourist offices (Syndicat d’Initatives) arrange a full programme of walks and interesting events.
Lake or Pool swimming and there is lots of choice.
Winter and summer at Morzine Olympic pool www.parc-dereches.com
Indoor pool and two additional children’s indoor pools. Outdoor Olympic pool 1st July to the beginning of September, with two additional outdoor children pool areas.
Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) at Sciez, Excenevex and Thonon, or in special complexes by the lake at Thonon and Evian – all have water chutes. Lovely pool at Evian overlooking the lake and with a dedicated swimming area in the lake.
Lac de Montriond – on the road to Morzine, has a specially constructed beach area at the end of the lake, as does the lake in Les Gets.
Directly from the chalet, you can walk up the quiet lane and onto the mountain tracks behind. The two hours to the very top reveals magnificent views to Mont Blanc. Special maps locate the many walks in the mountains and several resorts have ski lifts working, such as Mont Chery at Les Gets, and Grande Terche in St Jean d’Aulps to take you up to then walk at high level. The mountain flowers are lovely. For the more experienced walker, there are overnight refuges to allow you to wonder the higher tracks.
Many lifts and telecabines have special holders for bikes which can be hired in all resorts and at the ski shop in St Jean d’Aulps. There are many dedicated mountain biking tracks in Morzine and Les Gets with special maps available.
There is a riding school near the swimming pool in Morzine.
Courts at le Biot and St Jean d’Aulps nearby, are easily booked and there are many courts in Morzine. All have practice walls. These are included in the multi pass offer during the summer.
Canoeing and Rafting:
Special trips can be made down at the gorge and at Thonon.
Golf and Mini golf
The mini golf course at our local village of Seytroux is open during the summer. There are excellent golf courses at Les Gets, Avoriaz (including a driving range) and Evian.
This is an excellent region for touring into Italy or Switzerland with lots to see and enjoy. There are local places of interest at Le Jotty (the gorge), Lindarets (village of goats), Les Gets (music museum and train for the children), Morzine and Evian to name but a few.
Areas such as Samoens (excellent alpine garden and spectacular valley walks), Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva are always well worth a visit. Across the valley is the pass of Col de Corbie, which leads into Abondance, and here there is an interesting monastery and local cheese making farms.
Or simply relaxing:
Our terrace garden has a lovely sunny situation and there is furniture and sun decking on which you can just sit and enjoy the mountain views. There is a small barbeque – just buy some of the local savoyard sausages and wine and enjoy the summer evenings.