Para­sail­ing off moun­tains, horse sledg­ing and ice climb­ing in Morzine

Friday - - Front Page -

Bathed in the mi­cro cli­mate of mighty Mont Blanc and stud­ded with charm­ing wooden chalets clus­tered along the Dranse river, the Savo­yarde mar­ket town of Morzine, at the heart of the fa­bled Portes du Soleil ski re­gion in east­ern France, is a par­adise for snow-lovers and thrill-seek­ers.

Book­ing a two-cen­tre hol­i­day, split be­tween AliKats plush new River­wood Lodge and Chilly Pow­der’s award-win­ning chalets, I’ve de­cided to spend five days try­ing as many dif­fer­ent snow-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties as pos­si­ble – and I’m hop­ing to sur­vive to tell the tale!

I ar­rive at River­wood Lodge at night­fall and catch a glimpse of carved wooden chalets like gi­ant dolls’ houses and a ghost of a moon gild­ing snowy peaks, be­fore en­ter­ing the spa­cious, pine-pan­elled lounge,

Morzine is a popular ski­ing des­ti­na­tion - but there are loads of other ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer

From cross-coun­try ski­ing to night snow­mo­bil­ing, there’s never a dull mo­ment in Morzine

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