We booked a 3 night stay through Igoski travelling with Easyjet early Sunday morning to give us a taste of skiing. Alpine Elements could not have been more helpful. We got the first plane out of Gatwick at 5.50am, whilst on the coach from Geneva they organised skis, boots, lift passes, lessons etc, we checked into Chalet Papy where we were greeted with homemade cake then we collected our kit from Skiset just a 10 min walk from the chalet and we were on the mountain ready for our first lesson at 2.30pm. The chalet maid was great, providing us with a 3 course meal and wine in the evenings except for Tuesday night which was her day off.
The chalet is very basic and there is only 1 toilet on each floor.Not something I would normally consider acceptable but bearing in mind everyone wanted to get on the slopes early there really isnt very much time spent in the chalet. The beds were basic and we did say on our feedback form that there was insufficient pillows, towels and no hairdryer. The ceiling in the rooms on the second floor are very low too so not particularly suitable for tall people but otherwise the chalet is quite acceptable and the rooms on the first floor with ensuite showers are probably a better option. The location is very close to the centre of Morzine and is ideal for getting on the slopes, if you hire your equipment from Skiset you can use their cellar for storage overnight. Then you can catch the petite train from outside Skiset to the Pleney lift or walk to the Super Morzine lift. All very convenient.
Overall this was a very enjoyable trip, the chalet was clean and acceptable. Alpine Elements do seem to have a high turn over of staff and whilst everything got done it did seem a little hectic and sometimes staff lacked local knowledge.
but you are really are not in the chalet that oten.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalet Papy is a centrally located 12 bed chalet with the benefit of a sauna, en suite bedrooms and fantastic views of the mountains and Pleney ski slopes in the distance.The chalet is arranged over three floors and has been recently renovated for 2012 to offer a high quality of ski accommodation with a lovely aged wooden interior and modern, sleek fittingsThe Papy is about 350 metres (5 mins walk) from the main Super Morzine cable car, which accesses the Avoriaz and Swiss sectors and so affords skiers the ultimate in convenience, ski variety and choice for all levels. The chalet is only 100 metres from the excellent Brit-run “Sherpa” bar which will always assure you of some lively après ski. Alternative bars and cafés, and the supermarket are very close to the chalet (3-5 mins walk). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Papy Hotel Morzine-Avoriaz