This beautiful warm and cosy catered chalet is in the Les Prodains area of Morzine. It has fantastic access for skiers during the winter season with the cable car situated just opposite and the ability to ski back to the doorstep.
'Au Coin du Feu' or 'by the fireside' was named with the 4 sided fireplace in mind which is a central feature of this wonderful chalet. After a day on the slopes the fire will be blazing on your return and you'll be able to relax beside it with a drink before dinner.
The cosy interior includes many traditional features including wooden flooring, fixtures, fittings and exposed beams creating a homely, authentic mountain retreat.
After a day on the mountain you'll have plenty of choice when it comes to relaxation, you can book a massage treatment to sooth tense muscles, chill out in the jacuzzi taking in the stunning mountain views or heat yourself to the bone in the chalet's sauna. Alternatively you can simply unwind in front of the satellite TV keeping up with your favourite programmes or switching off in front of a film. WiFi access is also available so you'll be able to keep up with the world outside of Morzine if you wish too.
The chalet is open all year around so whether you want to visit this versatile Portes du Soleil to ski/snowboard, mountain bike or play golf, then this accommodation is a fantastic option.
For further information or to make a booking please enquire directly or visit their website using the links on their page.
This large chalet sleeps up to 52 in 17 rooms/suites. The luxurious bedrooms include 11 specially designed family rooms. All are en-suite and are themed such as the Wedding Room, which has a four-poster bed and jacuzzi and the Riding Room, complete with old racing memorabilia!
All bedrooms have bath or shower, washbasin and toilet. They also feature hair-driers, cd music player & telephones. With the exception of the Indian Room, every bedroom has either a balcony or access to the garden and terrace. Family rooms or children’s rooms have dvd players and all bedrooms include a selection of Duck Island toiletries.
Who should go...
If your travelling as a large group of families and friends then you'll certainly be able to fit in this ideally located chalet which will provide everything you need for an enjoyable holiday, including childcare. However, if you are just a couple on their own who wants to share a friendly chalet experience with others and enjoy luxury hotel facilities, then this is the perfect option.
Half board is available as standard at this chalet hotel. A typical day starts with a delicious mix of both cooked and continental breakfasts, which change each day. At 20:00 each evening their experienced Chef will serve a hearty 5 course meal for adults along with specially selected fine wines. There is a choice of meat or vegetarian meals each evening and they cater for special dietary requirements. Children's meals are served at 17:30 each evening. Wednesday is typically the chef's night off and their staff will be able to recommend some of the excellent restaurants in Morzine, make reservations on your behalf and arrange your taxi home.
This is a catered chalet with its own private chef. A typical day starts with a delicious mix of both cooked and continental breakfasts, which change each day. At 20:00 each evening their experienced Chef will serve a hearty 5 course meal for adults along with specially selected fine wines. There is a choice of meat or vegetarian meals each evening and they cater for special dietary requirements. Children's meals are served at 17:30 each evening. Wednesday is typically the hosts night off and their staff will be able to recommend some of the excellent restaurants in Morzine, make reservations on your behalf and arrange your taxi home.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Morzine, France
Families & Kids
Uniquely for a chalet, it has an in-house creche run by experienced and fully qualified team of English nannies. The creche has toys and equipment for toddlers and babies, with bottle warming and sterilising facilities in the its own kitchenette.
All the chalet's bedrooms also have a baby listening facility through their telephone system.
Also see: Childcare in Morzine, France
You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Avoriaz, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Morzine, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Morzine, France
Instructors & Lessons
Ski and snowboard lessons can be organised directly through the chalet company. If you choose to book your own lessons, given the location of this property, it is strongly recommended you use ski school based in Avoriaz as you can meet them by the closely located Prodains Express lift
Also see: Ski School in Morzine, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Avoriaz whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Morzine, France
- "I stayed here with family for a wedding and it was an amazing venue. The rooms were beautiful, the staff were extremely helpfully, the location is stunning, the food was delicious and the hot tubs every evening topped it off! I'd highly recommend staying here." - Trip Advisor
- "Fabulous location, friendly hosts and comfortable accommodation. We were blessed with wonderful weather but the real highlight of the week for us was the wonderful food and company each night. What a combination ... Hope to return soon! Hertfordshire, UK." - Trip Advisor
- "We have recently visited Chilli Powder for one week in late December for the second year running. I have twin boys aged 11 and a daughter aged 9 and they absolutely love Chilli powder. Its the perfect family ski venue, especially the Chilli powder ski school and creche facilities. Paul, Francesca & the team are fantastic hosts, the food is excellent, the beer is great and the new years eve fancy dress party is a scream. The skiing in Avoriaz is perfect for the family, the lift is a very short walk from the chalet and easy to access. We can highly recommend this chalet, its a perfect family place to stay." - Trip Advisor
Avoriaz can be accessed by car or by gondola from the town of Morzine (about 15 minutes away). Geneva is the nearest airport and once in Avoriaz itself you will swap wheels for hooves and board horse drawn sleighs to take you to your accommodation.
There are an array of restaurants and cafés to choose from in Avoriaz from brasseries to bakeries. Enjoy classic alpine cuisine including freshly cured meats and cheeses with large salads or loaded onto freshly baked breads from one of the local "boulangeries". Most of the restaurants are ski in/ski out in winter meaning you can just about pick up a burger and chips on the move. For a more sophisticated evening, head to one of the many restaurants for a good selection of meat, fish and fine french cooking.
Also see: Restaurants in Morzine, France
At the top of the Fornet bowl, which can be accessed by foot, on a bike or by skis, the views towards the Mont Blanc massif and the aggressive Swiss peaks of Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches are second to none.
Also see: Book My Sightseeing
Things to Do Nearby
Avoriaz is located in the middle of the epic Portes du Soleil and boasts the highest skiable point throughout the entire network of the 12 resorts, meaning great conditions for skiing and snowboarding. The town of Avoriaz is an equally exciting place to be, with winter activities taking place including night sledding, ski joering, sleigh rides and many more. In summer time, there are limitless biking adventures to be had on downhill, cross country and enduro trails, via ferrata to climb and paraglidnig to fly, not to mention the numerous surrounding peaks to summit on foot. Further activities include tennis, archery, Aquariaz waterpark and even caving in the Gouffre d'Avoriaz sinkhole.
Also see: Things To Do in Morzine, France
The Avoriaz golf course spreads out across the plateau with magnificent panoramic views towards Morzine and the surrounding peaks. There are nine holes, sheltered from the elements by tall fir trees and bordered with wild flowers. Lessons are available from the golf academy and clubs are available for hire.
Also see: Golf Courses in Morzine, France
Morzine offers many ski options with access to Avoriaz or into Morzine resort. The modern Pleney lift is located centrally and takes just seven minutes to whisk you away to the Narnia of Morzine and Les Gets. Alternatively you can take the Nyon telecabine, which is a five minute drive from Morzine centre. The Super Morzine gondola takes skiers and snowboarders up the opposite side of the valley and gives you access to Avoriaz, Chatel and beyond with links into Switzerland.
Also see: Ski Areas in Avoriaz, France
Luggage storage is available if you arrive early.
Luggage storage is available if you depart later.
Geneva Airport is the closest airport to Morzine and airport transfers can be arranged for you by this chalet company.
The nearest train station to Morzine is Cluses and transfers can be arranged through the chalet company. The Eurostar also now runs to Geneva which take 6 hours.
By Car: (NB: Dual Carriage way/Motorway signs in France are green. A roads are blue.)
From Calais take the A26 direction Paris/Lille. Stay on A26 following signs for Reims. Continue following signs for Dijon and Lyon, on A26, A5 and then A31. Near Dijon take the A39 direction Geneva. Join the A40 still following signs to Geneva. Stay on A40 by-passing Geneva following signs to Chamonix/Milan. Approx 30 miles after Geneva take turn off for Cluses and signs for Morzine/Les Gets. Once through Cluses keep following signs for Morzine through Taninges and Les Gets. Morzine is about ½ hour from Cluses and the total journey time from Calais is about 8 or 9 hours at the motorway speed limit of 130 kmh and having only short stops. The tolls are approx. 60 euros. If you intend taking the more scenic toll free but slower and there are no 24hr service stations.
When arriving at Geneva Airport, turn out of airport following green motorway sign for France. Go through 3 or 4 traffic lights until you reach a T-junction with traffic lights. Turn left and then right after about 100m following the sign for France. You should now be on the Swiss motorway E25. Stay on for approx. 5 miles and go through border control. When you have passed through the border, stay in the middle lane following signs for Chamonix. Stay on the motorway for about 30 miles passing Annemasse and Bonneville. Turn off at Cluses following signs for Morzine/Les Gets all through the town of Cluses. You will start to climb out of the town towards Taninges on the D902. Go through Taninges and Les gets staying on the D902 until you reach Morzine. It should take 1/2 hour from Cluses to Morzine. Tolls should cost approximately €6.
When approaching Morzine...
Take a right turn on a hairpin bend by the Savoie hotel. Stay on main road into the town centre. When approaching the centre the main road bears to the left. Take the turning to the right, which actually goes straight on following signs for Avoriaz. After 500m go straight on at a roundabout. At the next roundabout turn right still following signs for Avoriaz. Stay on main road around a couple of sharp bends. At the next roundabout go straight on which is the first exit following signs for telepherique and Les Prodains. Follow the road right to the end of the valley and the chalet is on the right just before the cable car.
Also see: Maps of Avoriaz, France
Star Rating: 3 Star
Catering Basis: Catered
Property Style: Chalet | Hotel
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Bookings For: Childcare / Babysitting | Lift Passes | Transfers
Catering: Half-board | Breakfast
Cleaning: Daily housekeeping | Linen Provided
Access: Children welcome | Disabled access | Family rooms | Ski to door
Room: Open fire | Ski / Boot Room
Families & Kids: Childcare | Creche | Kids' Club / Activities
Entertainment: Drinks bar | Pool table | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
Spa & Fitness: Hot-Tub / Jacuzzi | Massage / Relaxation | Sauna
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Winter
Address: 2740 Route des Ardoisieres | Morzine | 74110