At The Tasty Ski Company we have luxury catered ski chalets in both Samoens and Morillon. They are towns in Le Grand Massif ski area and are located just 3km apart from each other. Both are located in the Giffre Valley in the northern French Alps, situated between Morzine and Chamonix, and just a 60 minute drive from Geneva airport.
Morillon town has it’s roots in medieval times. The old quarter of town has some beautiful 15th century buildings, not least the wonderful catholic church in the centre of town. Morillon is the home town of the 2006 Olympic downhill gold medallist Antoine Deneriaz. The Morillon tourist office are certainly keen for you to not miss out on this fact, and have put his name on every single cable car heading up to Morillon 1100 from Morillon Village. Indeed, despite only having a couple of thousand inhabitants, Morillon has an incredible knack of producing world class skiers. At The Tasty Ski Company our guests receive a 20% discount from Verneret Sports in Morillon. Verneret Sports is owned by Philippe Verneret, himself a 3-time french ski champion, representing France at two separate Winter Olympics.
Morillon Village in Winter – Le Grand Massif skiing is up to the left.
Morillon is part of Le Grand Massif Ski Area. With over 265km of pisted slopes Le Grand Massif is one of the biggest ski areas in Europe. Le Grand Massif ski area includes the ski resorts of Samoens, Morillon, Sixt, Les Carroz, and Flaine. To access Le Grand Massif ski area from Morillon, you must take the Morillon Telecabine from Morillon Village up to Morillon 1100. It is then possible to ski the whole Grand Massif ski area from here. It is also possible to ski town back to Morillon Village from Morillon 1100 on either a blue or red run. Unlike a number of other large french ski resorts, Le Grand Massif is extremely well connected with a large network of cable cars and chair lifts enabling you to easily visit Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz and Flaine in one day.
At The Tasty Ski Company we offer catered ski chalet holidays. Your private chalet chef has one day off a week which gives you the opportunity to try a local Morillon restaurant on the Wednesday. There are a number of great restaurants in Morillon, ranging from the cheap and cheerful to french rustic to Michelin Guide rated restaurants. There are also a couple of great spots for an apres ski vin chaud. For more information on Morillon restaurants click here and for more information on Morillon bars and apres ski click here.
Explore Grand Massif
At The Tasty Ski Company we have luxury catered ski chalets in both Samoens and Morillon. They are towns in Le Grand Massif ski area and are located just 3km apart from each other.
Le Grand Massif’s proximity to Mont Blanc assures that it has an outstanding snow record. Ski passes can be purchased for the ‘Vill4ge’ ski area (Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt) or the ‘Grand Massif’ ski area (Samoens, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt, and Flaine).
We recommend that ski hire be organised in advance before you arrive in Le Grand Massif. This is particularly important during the school holidays when the best ski hire companies in Le Grand Massif book out all of their equipment before the week has started.
It is possible to purchase a ‘Vill4ge’ ski pass (beginners and beginner / intermediates) or a full ‘Grand Massif’ ski pass (intermediates and above). You are able to organise ski passes in advance and have them delivered to your home address.
We highly recommend taking lessons during your ski holiday in Le Grand Massif. Ski lessons are a great option for beginners to gain confidence, or for anyone else looking to brush up on their technique.
Having attained the national tourist label ‘family plus,’ Le Grand Massif is very much a family friendly resort and really does meet all the criteria to ensure a really easy family ski holiday.
Whether a skier or non-skier, your ski chalet holiday in Le Grand Massif would not be complete with a bit of pampering and a massage.
During your stay at one of our catered ski chalets in Le Grand Massif your chef has one day off a week on a Wednesday. This means that you will eat out one day of the week during your ski chalet holiday with us.
A ski chalet holiday would not be complete with the obligatory vin chaud at the bottom of the mountain. Morillon and Samoens are still much quieter ski resorts compared to other big French ski area such as Morzine, Val d’Isere and Meribel.
Le Grand Massif is one of the most accessible ski resorts in the Alps. Situated in the Northern Alps, Le Grand Massif is just a 70 minute flight from southern UK airports, and the airport transfer from Geneva is just 50 minutes.