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Christmas in Morzine.

February 13th, 2017 by in News, Special Offers, Winter

skiing, Christmas catered chalet, Christmas in MorzineCome Spend Christmas in Morzine with Riders Refuge.

We are now taking bookings for Christmas 2017.

Why do the dishes? Fancy spending Christmas in Morzine? Come and stay in one of our beautiful catered chalets this Christmas and we’ll take away all the hassle that comes with preparing and cooking and clearing away Christmas dinner.

We have six different chalets available the smallest being Chalet Emile sleeping 8 people to our largest chalet Chalet Carclion that sleeps up to 21 people.
All our chalets will be decorated for Christmas with a real Christmas tree. Christmas dinner is served on Christmas day with all the trimmings.

  • Your day will kick off with bucks fizz, while you open your presents. We will serve breakfast with a festive twist to set you up for a day skiing or snowboarding, then enjoy your day up the mountain.
  • There will be mince pies and Christmas cake waiting back at the chalet on your return later that day.
  • Dinner will start with some festive canapes then full on Christmas dinner with all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding and a cheese board.

While you relax in front of the fire or go out into town to enjoy the many bars and clubs we will do the dishes.

There is also lots going on in Morzine to celebrate Christmas.

Father Christmas is in Morzine every day from 18th December for you to visit outside the tourist office. There are other activities on across the week at the tourist office including welcome drinks and face painting.

They have a big fireworks show and the traditional torch lit descent on Christmas Eve at 18:30. This takes place at the bottom of the Pleney slope. Father Christmas will arrive along with the elves, then off goes Father Christmas to deliver his presents.

You can go and visit Pere Noel in Les Gets where he lives.

So come a treat yourself this Christmas!!

Our Christmas holidays are the same price as an off peak week and start at £449 per person including return transfers from Geneva airport.

Now is the time to book your Christmas getaway, email us – or call +33682635591.

See you soon.


Rock the Pistes 2017

February 6th, 2017 by in News, Winter

rock the pisteRock the Pistes 2017 is back again, the festival returns to the Portes du Soleil for its 7th year 19th – 25th of March! This year there are over 30 concerts taking place over 5 days across the whole resort. Five well known artists will be playing in various locations on the slopes from the 19th to the 25th March with the most glorious backdrops only accessible by ski. With free access with your Portes du Soleil lift-pass, all you need to do to enjoy the festival is to get yourself there!

The festival offers 5 days of free gigs for everyone. Each day a major artist will be on the main stage atop the slopes at 1:30pm, with a DJ playing from 12:30pm. There will be drink stands where you can enjoy a beer or soda whilst boogying out to your favourite artist. Every evening there will be après concerts playing in the resort villages from 6pm so you can continue the festivities off the slopes!

This years performers are a mix of international and French pop-rock artists.
Sunday 19th kicks us off in Morgins with Matmatah and on Monday 20th, Chinese man headlines in Châtel. The gigs continue on Thursday 23rd in Avoriaz with Rag’N Bone Man and on Friday 24th Caravan Palace rocks out in our very own Morzine/Les Gets! Saturday sees the last of the big performers with Julian Peretta playing in Champery/Les Crosets.

Rock the Pistes festival has always been a favorite of ours at Riders Refuge as it brings something different to your average ski holiday. Rocking out to famous artists on top of the mountains in all your ski gear with the most magnificent backdrops is something you don’t want to miss out on. This is such a fun festival that adds something special to your ski holiday.

This year, there is a ski slope treasure hunt with full area ski passes up for grabs! On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd, all you have to do to take part, is to pick up a game card from the ticket window in your resort and find at least 5 hidden markers located all over the resort. The last marker will be located on the Swiss side of the Col de Portes du Soleil. Once the last marker is found, you have until 3pm to validate it for a chance to win your prize. For more details on the rules and regulations and how to enter, head to the main website HERE.

With the main stage starting in the afternoon, it gives you a chance to do some hard skiing in the morning with the option of chilling out with some open-air concerts for the rest of the day. If you are feeling particularly merry by the end of the day or your feet are aching from all the dancing, our shuttle service can pick you up and drop you right back to your chalet with dinner already prepared by our fabulous hosts.

If you haven’t already booked a holiday and are looking for something extra on your ski holiday this year then this is a great week to book in with us!

We can take care of all your bookings and hospitality needs so all you need to do is take care of enjoying yourself!