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05 Jun 2017Stayed May 2017
17 Sep 2016Stayed Sep 2016
Food was banging, hosts were brilliant, really down to earth and made things fun. They were so accomodating to my annoying foodie needs, and I really appreciated that, didn't feel left out with any meals and they were so tasty. Recommend it to anyone, all 3 chefs were so knowledgable and learnt so many tips and tricks which will hopefully make my season easier. Chalet was beautiful too. Cheers for a brilliant week x
17 Sep 2016Stayed Sep 2016
The course was amazing I learnt so much and there was plenty of food to spare. It was very relaxed but extremely informative and you leave with folder full of recipes and tips for chalet hosting.
17 Sep 2016Stayed Sep 2016
Brilliant week on the course, James Fiona and Barry were excellent teachers. Would recommend doing it if you are thinking of doing a ski season, gives you a great insight into what it entails.
17 Sep 2016Stayed Sep 2016
Really fun week! Great hosts/teachers really friendly and funny.
17 Sep 2016Stayed Sep 2016
Staff were fantastic, it has been a revolutionary, unbelievable experience. Can't wait to start my season!!!!
17 Sep 2016Stayed Sep 2016
Great time, really nice and helpful chefs with a great sense of humour! Would definitely recommend this to a friend.
13 Sep 2016Stayed Jul 2016
We had the most PERFECT action packed week staying at Altitude lodge in Les Gets. Holidays do not get much better than this! The VIP team at Altitude never seemed overwhelmed by our group which including 13 children and 8 adults! The staff went above and beyond our expectations. This always included authentically "happy" yet efficient service. The food was excellent and the 2 amazing birthday cakes that were created for my 2 daughters, were an example of the kind of personalised service we received that week. We used VIP nannies and Lily in particular was outstanding. Lily organised so many fun activities for the children and she was so accommodating and resilient. Remember, she had to look after and co-ordinate 13 children- she needs a medal! Altitude lodge is an amazing Chalet in the most beautiful setting. The rooms are large and so are the bathrooms with most of the rooms having private terraces or balconies- some even hot tubs. We never felt like we were imposing on each others personal space because the lay- out of the rooms have been designed with this in mind. The outdoor spaces at Altitude make the most of the stunning scenery. There is a large deck for outdoor lazing or dining- We did Pilates on it most mornings or HIIT sessions! We would go for morning runs along the various mountain tracks - Our favourite walking/ running track from Altitude leads to the top of the Pleney in Morzine. The scenery is breath taking. Then to return to a continental buffet breakfast followed by a cooked breakfast (mostly the men), mornings don't get much better! We also walked this track with the children, stopping at the restaurant on the Morzine side of the golf course for a delicious lunch and then making our way down to the telecabine at the top of the Pleney which took us down into Morzine. There is a super fun luge there and the children loved it- so did the adults! Morzine is my favourite village in the french alps and has so much to offer- but that's another story altogether! We are all very active families and most mornings were spent taking the children mountain biking, white water rafting, horse riding, exploring the mountains, waterfall walks and the children especially loved the high ropes through the trees in Nyon. The afternoons were spent at Les Get lake or relaxing at the lodge whilst the kids played in the mountain air! One of my favourite days was the day spent on Lake Montriond. It is one of The Most Beautiful places in the World! Our whole group spent the day Paddle boarding, Kayaking, Swimming and the staff at Altitude packed us an amazing luxury picnic, which was way beyond our expectations! There are ponies at the lake too so in between all the water sport fun, the children enjoyed the pony rides around the lake. Altitude Lodge was one of the best family holidays ALL 5 families have ever had! We made memories that will last forever and we all can't wait to go back next year!! Thanks you VIP and special thanks to Rob and the team at Altitude lodge!
02 Sep 2016Stayed Aug 2016
We’re back home now after our trip to France, and I just wanted to say a big thanks to VIP for the excellent week we spent in Morzine. Rob and Hannah were fantastic, helping us settle in and especially advising us on our day trips. They were also very patient with the kids and their various breakfast demands. All in all we were very well looked after. We’ll definitely consider VIP again, next time we head to the Alps, winter or summer.
19 Aug 2016Stayed Jul 2016
Morzine is a fantastic place to have a active family holiday. Our 3 boys aged 10, 13 and 16 absolutely loved it. Can thoroughly recommend Chalet Berger as a perfect central base to explore Morzine and the surrounding areas. It had everything we needed for a perfect stay. We particularly loved the hot tub! Rob was absolutely brilliant in advising us on places to go and things to do and we felt really well looked after. Thumbs up to VIP ski for great accommodation and very helpful staff.
08 Aug 2016Stayed Jul 2016
We had a fantastic time staying at the Little Lumi in Morzine at the beginning of August. Morzine is a great place to visit for all of the family, so much to do. The weather was fantastic and there is lots going on in resort unlike some of the other ski resorts we have visited in the summer. The whole place has a really busy vibe and there are cyclists/walkers/families around. We did some hiking, go ape, swimming outdoors, horse riding etc etc. Lots to do for a 2 year old including toddlers 'go ape' at the Indiana adventure park which was brilliant!! We went for the half board option and I'm really glad we did as we had the wonderful Sam cooking for us and she is amazing. Sam is such a great cook and is lovely and friendly and more than accommodated our request for healthy fresh meals. Sam and her husband, VIP resort manager Rob are so knowledgeable about the area as they live there all round and were able to recommend lots of lovely walks to go to and great restaurants for lunch. The chalet is wonderful for a small family with big bedrooms with the second bedroom able to sleep up to 2 children. The chalet was spotlessly clean and is fantastically located on the main high street so you can sit out on the large balconies in the evening enjoying the atmosphere outside. We also booked our fantastic VIP nanny Lily for half days which was great as it allowed us to get out and do some hiking in the mornings. Lily did some fantastic things with our son including taking him on a hike to the waterfall, swimming outdoors in the fabulous children's play area, going up in the bubble to see the mountain, 'fishing' in the river! We also visited Lac Montriond which was very beautiful. All in all we had an amazing time thanks to all of the VIP staff and especially to Sam for cooking such lovely food and Lily for looking after our son so well. We only wish we were still there!
27 Jul 2016Stayed Jul 2016
Beautiful chalet, friendly staff and the sun shined all week, what more could we ask for! Thank you VIP SKI.
27 Jul 2016Stayed Jul 2016
The experience was amazing and I know I can go on writing about the beautiful area, the comfortanle chalet, the amazing scenery, the activities in Morzine and the surrounding areas, but the one thing that stood up above all was the hospitality, the quality of service and support provided the resort manager Rob. Rob was an incredible person, very friendly, supportive, offering advise, full of information of the local areas, places to visit, see, things to do with kids, places to eat etc. He walks around wearing a smile, easy to reach, he was just Rob, the nicest person one could meet. Our experience in Morzine is one that will stay with us forever and the icing on the cake was the Tour de France and the atmosphere in generated. We will certainly be recommending VIP SKI to a lot of people and hope to use VIP SKI in the future still.
24 Jul 2016Stayed Jul 2016
Very well turned out chalet which was very comfortable. Loads to do in resort with some activities pre-booked by our resort host Rob , who was superb, very helpful and always available for questions / help.
14 Jul 2016Stayed Jul 2016
We all had a fantastic time. Rich and Kath were brilliant, couldn't do enough for you and cooked us some amazing meals during our stay. The chalet was also fantastic and the hot tub was just what we needed following a hard days cycling. A brilliant holiday and much recommend.
10 Jul 2016Stayed Jul 2016
Great holiday, lovely accommodation, excellent meals and helpful staff.
10 Jul 2016Stayed Jun 2016
Great holiday, lovely accommodation and very helpful staff.
04 Jul 2016Stayed Jun 2016
We stayed in Room 7, in Alaska Lodge from 25th June this year for a week. The weather was amazing and Morzine was an excellent base to explore the PDS in Summer as well as further afield. Rob was our host for the week and he looked after us brilliantly. We were the only two guests in the chalet but breakfast was always beautifully laid out and cooked to perfection. Rob's knowledge of the area was invaluable and he was always really helpful when suggesting walking routes and areas to be aware of regarding mountain bikers. As well as parapenting options and places to visit further afield. I can recommend staying in the Alps in Summer in general and with VIP especially. The booking process was simple and Becky and Jess kept in touch with all the relevant information. Thanks to Rob, Becky & Jess for your help throughout!
29 Jun 2016Stayed Jun 2016
Wanted a bit of training for the Etape and Chalet Alaska was perfect. Dead centre of town with room to store bikes. Rob was very accommodating with our delayed arrival and couldn't have been more helpful as well as cooking a great breakfast. Chalet was lovely, modern, spacious and very well appointed. It would be a lovely base for a Winter ski holiday.
26 Jun 2016Stayed Jun 2016
We had an amazing chalet and were looked after,as usual, by a superb crew! The apartment was immaculate throughout and maintained at that standard every day. We would like to thank Rob and the young ladies in the team for all their hard work. Morzine is great in the summer with lift access to the mountain tops where there are charming cafes and restaurants and loads of scenic routes you can use to explore on foot, bike and even horseback. We ate well and slept the sleep of the just after days in clean mountain air. Thank you VIP for yet another unforgettable experience.
16 Jun 2016Stayed Feb 2016
We spent a superb holiday in Chalet Berger in Morzine. From check-in at the airport to arrival at the chalet, everything ran smoothly. The chalet was lovely, the welcome warm and the food delicious. The little touches, such as fruit & water on the coach and skis/poles being brought to us, were a welcome extra. The thing that stood this trip apart from any other we have taken before was, without doubt, your staff. Sam (who accompanied us on the transfers and waited at the airport until we had all finished at check-in) and Lara & Ally (who looked after our children throughout the week) deserve specific mention as they were so patient, friendly, kind and helpful. Ben & Ali, the chalet staff who looked after us during the week, are an incredible asset to your company. They were warm and friendly from the moment we met them and by the end of the week it felt as if we were leaving old friends, although at no point did they intrude on our privacy or act in any way that was less than professional. Nothing was too much effort and they were constantly offering to help us in this way or that. The food was absolutely delicious and better than many restaurant meals we have eaten elsewhere. The chalet was scrupulously clean, the kitchen in particular, and the whole experience was incredibly relaxed & happy. I would go as far as to say that in future years, if it was possible, I would specifically choose a chalet or resort based on Ben and/or Ali being there rather than anything else!
23 Sep 2015Stayed Sep 2015
We had an absolutely amazing experience with Ant, Katy and Katie on the VIP cookery course in Morzine. They managed to pack a huge amount in to one week and we learnt so much from them! The balance of demos, practical, individual and group work was spot on and they made the entire time there thoroughly enjoyable. I feel SO much more confident about my cooking ability and would recommend the course to anyone!!
20 Sep 2015Stayed Sep 2015
We absolutely loved the cookery course that Katy, Katie and Ant held. We had a lot of fun and enhanced hosting skills and food preparation. Would totally recommend it to those who are looking for a good cooking education (from the very basic skills, to the far more intricate dishes) and to build their cooking confidence for the upcoming season. Everyone was very approachable which meant all participants could ask questions in a relaxed environment, making the entire experience a pleasure.
19 Sep 2015Stayed Sep 2015
Really amazing from start to finish. Learnt absolutely loads everyday. Katy, Katie and Ant were brilliant and really supportive. Crammed so much into a short time. Going home with lots of new found confidence and skills. Thanks guys!!!
09 Sep 2015Stayed Aug 2015
Had a fantastic time on the vip cookery course! Ant, Katie and Katy were amazing and taught us very well. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who lacks confidence in cooking.
Morzine bustles with excitement, activities and weekly markets in the summer months; it’s a magnet for touring cyclists, bikers, classic car enthusiasts, walkers, climbers, adrenalin seekers and scenic tourists. It's such a great place many of our staff have made it their permanent home.
Morzine Summer Holidays
We open several of our chalets in Morzine during the summer months. All are perfectly located in the centre of the town so you have easy access to everything on offer. We have self-catered, B&B or half board options so whatever your requirement we'll hopefully have something to suit. A summer holiday in the Alps is much more relaxed than our winter ski breaks and our service is tailored to you.
Morzine has many cafés and bars, there are a wide variety of lovely shops, restaurants and boutiques. The sporting facilities are amazing, from world renown mountain biking, incredible road biking, an Olympic outdoor swimming pool, 10 outdoor tennis courts, an ice rink, two golf courses, an adventure park, summer luge, horse riding, parapenting, trampolines, playgrounds and a whole variety of sports and alpine activities. The ski lifts spread to every point of the compass and give effortless access to hundreds of kilometres of high mountain footpaths and mountain bike trails.
The area has something to offer every age and interest, and is the ideal destination for individuals, couples, families and groups. If you choose to stroll further than your front door then the spectacular beaches of Lake Geneva are only 30 minutes away, Annecy and Chamonix a little over an hour, and Italy 20 minutes further.
We will be giving all guests staying with us in Morzine a FREE Multi Pass for the duration of their stay. The multi pass gives unlimited use of 21 chairlifts and cable cars and the inter-resort bus service. It also gives access to the swimming pool and swimming lake, the ice-rink, mini-golf and tennis courts. Plus unlimited access to fabulous heritage sites throughout the Portes du Soleil. In addition a large number of restaurants, bars and shops will offer discount up to 20% on presentation of the Multi Pass card.
During the summer Les Gets abounds with flowers and sunshine and offers a tempting mix of activities. Anyone considering a summer holiday in Les Gets will discover a warm welcome and a wonderful village in a stunning location of the French Alps.
We bought Altitude Lodge back in 2008 and spent three years renovating it to what it is today. The hotel includes a bar, lounge terrace, two small private lounges with flat screen entertainment, and private hot tubs. What's more, it's only 400m from the Les Gets golf course. Many rate this as the most scenic course they have ever played with lush green fairways and the glorious backdrop of a snow clad Mont Blanc.
Les Gets summer holidays
Les Gets and the surrounding area provides a playground for hiking and mountain biking. The ski lifts spread to every point of the compass and give effortless access to hundreds of kilometres of high mountain footpaths and mountain bike trails. For those looking for total relaxation you will not find a better spot. The area has something to offer every age and interest, and is the ideal destination for individuals, couples, families and groups.
If you choose to stroll further than your front door then the spectacular beaches of Lake Geneva are only 30 minutes away, Annecy and Chamonix a little over an hour, and Italy 20 minutes further.
Alpe d'Huez lives up to its nickname ‘The Island in the Sunshine’ enjoying hot summers and spectacular scenery. Perfect for those just looking to relax or the complete adrenaline junkie! It provides an outstanding playground for adults and kids alike - cycling, walking, climbing, swimming, horse riding and ice skating are just a few of the activities available to keep you occupied in the summer.
Alpe d'Huez Summer Holidays
Our exclusive development in Alpe d'Huez should tick every box on your list. Built around an atmospheric cobbled courtyard at a giddying altitude of 2000m, and surrounded on two sides by mountains, this has to be the perfect location for a summer holiday in the Alps.
All our Alpe d'Huez chalets are similar in style, think stone walls, slate roofs, vaulted ceilings, solid timber floors, hi-tech entertainment, wet suites with hot tub and sauna as well as snappy chic en-suite bathrooms.... and every bedroom has a balcony. For guests staying in all chalets we can provide safe and secure bike storage and parking. The 5 chalets have between 5 and 8 bedrooms and sleep 2-15 guests comfortably.
Located only an hour from Grenoble, 2 hours from Geneva and less than 5 hours from Paris, Alpe d'Huez is a magnet for those just looking to relax or the complete adrenaline junkie! It provides an outstanding playground for adults and kids alike - cycling, walking, climbing, swimming, horse riding and ice skating are just a few of the activities available to keep you occupied in the summer.
The ski lifts spread upwards giving effortless access to endless footpaths and mountain bike trails. The town, originally a 14th century mining town, bustles with excitement and in addition to the many cafes and bars, there are a wide variety or shops, restaurants and boutiques.
Getting to the Alps in summer - Most people choose to drive out to the Alps. Morzine/ Les Gets and Alpe d’Huez are approximately 570 miles from Calais and all but the last half an hour is on the finest French motorways. It is usually nine hours once you have filled up with petrol and had a few snack/loo stops for the kids. The tolls cost about 40€ each way.
A quicker option if you don’t mind the grief of contemporary air travel, would be to fly and hire a car. We can organise flights and car hire for you, or can provide information to help you if you wish to book this yourselves.
Approximate drive times from each airport would be:
Drive to Alpe d’Huez – 2hrs 30 mins
Drive to Morzine – 1 hr 10 mins
Drive to Les Gets – 1 hr
Drive to Alpe d’Huez – 2hrs
Drive to Morzine – 2 hrs 30 mins
Drive to Les Gets – 2 hrs 15 mins
Drive to Alpe d’Huez – 1.5hrs
Drive to Morzine – 1 hr 45 mins
Drive to Les Gets – 1 hr 35 mins
Drive to Alpe d’Huez – 1hr
Drive to Morzine – 2 hrs 15 mins
Drive to Les Gets – 2 hrs
For enquiries please call us on 0208 875 1957
In the summer the Alps are a magnet for touring cyclists, bikers, classic car enthusiasts, walkers, climbers, adrenalin seekers and scenic tourists.
The ski lifts spread to every point of the compass and give effortless access to hundreds of kilometres of high mountain footpaths and mountain bike trails. The towns bustle with excitement, activities, weekly markets, festivals and celebrations. In addition to the many cafés and bars, shops, restaurants and boutiques.
The sporting facilities are impressive, from world renowned mountain biking, incredible road biking, swimming, tennis, golf, summer luge, horse riding, parapenting.... need we say more.
The Alps has something to offer every age and interest, and is the ideal destination for individuals, couples, families and groups. To name just a few of the activities on offer;
The interlinked lift systems in the Alps allows mountain bikers to cover an unimaginable variety of trails across all levels of riding, from steep and technical World-Cup level downhills to more gentle cross-country journeys.
The road biking in the French Alps will undoubtedly give you a holiday to remember and lungs and thighs of the highest order. Whether you're a recreational cyclist looking for some breath-taking scenery or a racer looking to test your performance envelope at altitude, there are loads of fabulous routes to choose from.
The mountain ranges in our resorts offer infinite possibilities from easy walks around the resort itself, to more testing walks up at altitude. Many of the lifts operate during the summer months to give you easy rapid access into the heart of the mountains.
Les Gets has a magnificent par 70, 18-hole course set at 1,500m of altitude. Many rate this as the most scenic course they have ever played with lush green fairways and the glorious backdrop of a snow clad Mont Blanc. There are several other golf courses in the area including Annecy, Megève, Chamonix, Flaine and of course, the Royal Club at Evian, renown venue on the European Ladies Tour, overlooking Lake Geneva and one of the finest courses in France. Green fees vary from £20-£50, clubs can be hired and pros are available for coaching.
Morzine boasts its own fabulous water park with open air Olympic-sized swimming pool, children's pool, flume, volleyball court, lawns, children's games area, and restaurant with terrace. Alpe d'Huez also has a heated outdoor swimming pool open every day. But for the more adventurous looking to embrace mountain life there are some spectacular mountain lakes ideal for swimming, as well as plunge pools and waterfalls to swim in and explore.
To read more details of the activities available in the summer in Morzine, Les Gets and Alpe d’Huez please click here
All our chalets have fully equipped kitchens but for those who prefer to eat out there are many restaurants open in the summer months, some of our favourites include;
La Flambe - everything from pizzas to moules frite - just a minutes walk from Alaska Lodge.
Le Grillon - over the road from Alaska Lodge, great takeaway pizza if you fancy a night in
Le Tyrolein - huge salads and a range of Savoyard food
Le C'lin doye - a ten minute walk from our chalets, the restaurant is next to Carrefour without a view but luckily the food is very nice to look at and eat!
Dotty's and Beanies - two very nice day time cafes - Dotty's does a fabulous milkshake.
Mama's - eat in or take away offers excellent fish and chips, perfect for when you've overdosed on all the French cheese! Supermarkets in Morzine
On the high street you will find a small Spar shop and just opposite one of the best bakeries in town. Both can provide sandwiches for day time hikes and bike rides. Carrefour is a large supermarket, a five minute walk from our chalets where you can stock up on essentials more cheaply. There is a larger supermarket in St Jean d'alps a ten minute drive from our chalets.
Easy walking around the Morzine area
With the 2 euro a day lift pass you can get around the whole of the Morzine area and into Switzerland. But if you just want to walk to a nice picnic stop our favourite walks include...
Activities to keep the children happy...
There are a number of activities to keep children occupied during their summer holiday in Morzine, below are just a few activities on option;
Activities in Morzine for adults...
Summer in Alpe d’Huez provides a lot more than most people are aware of. There is more than enough to keep you busy on a week’s holiday, and there's is something for everyone. Below covers a snapshot of what the resort has to offer for an Alpine summer holiday in Alpe d'Huez....
For the summer season the resort offers an all inclusive pass that entitles the holder to use the Palais de Sports (everything from the gym, classes, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, archery, jorky ball, table tennis, tennis, badminton, squash – just to name a few) and all of the lift systems (Nearly all of the gondolas are open providing access to the far sides of resort) allowing access to kilometres of mountain bike trails and lots of mountain walking without the uphill climb!
This is a really good option and most definitely the cheapest (a 6 day premium pass including lift access costs around €79) There is also the option to buy day passes that can include everything the premium pass offers, and also day passes for just the lifts.
Activities in Alpe d'Huez
Activities further afield...
Summer Alpine Guiding
There are both hiking and mountain bike guides available in Alpe d'Huez, most are individual guides with licences. Mountain bike lessons are also available through the Alpe d’Huez bike school.
Shopping in Alpe d'Huez
Most of the shops in Alpe d'Huez are open year-round, although the opening hours in the summer months do vary and they don't always seem to follow regular hours. It's the charm of an Alpine resort to guess when the shops will be open!
The bakery is open regularly but for any self catering guests we advise shopping down in Bourg before heading up to resort. This option is much more cost effective but also gives a greater choice of produce too.
There is a weekly market on a Thursday which is a lovely way to spend a morning.
Restaurants and bars
The bars and restaurants in Alpe d'Huez in the summer months seem to have similar rules as the shops ... everything is open every now and then. During the popular events weeks there is more guarantee of all the bars and restaurants being open, but you will always find somewhere to grab a coffee, a beer or some food. Zoo Bar was a popular bar last summer. The two night clubs take turns in opening so there is always somewhere for the night owls to dance the night away!
Rental shops in Alpe d'Huez
Sarenne Sports is a shop very close to our chalets. It is owned by Francois and Brigitte who will look after you very well if you are looking to hire bikes (both road and mountain) or climbing harnesses. Last summer it was approximately €70 for a hardtail bike for the day including helmet and puncture kit. There was also the option to hire body armour for those who chose to hire the more expert double suspension bikes. We can also recommend Rocky Sports (mountain bikes) and Cycle Huez (road bikes) down in the old town.
If you're looking for a little pamper session we can recommend Chamois d’Or for beauty treatments etc. Located right next to the chalets so very convenient.
In summer we open 8 chalets in Morzine, one in Les Gets and 5 chalets in Alpe d’Huez. We have selected these three resorts as they offer the perfect location for a summer holiday in the mountains, and the chalets will provide a perfect retreat for families, groups or couples looking for a short break or a week away.
With prices from just £35 per person per night we hope there's something to suit your requirements. Please call us on 0208 875 1957 if you’re considering a summer holiday in the Alps. Click here to see a full list of our summer chalets.
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