10 things I learnt from doing a season

I won’t wax lyrical about how incredible doing a season is. There are many who would take one look at the lifestyle and run a mile – and rightly so. Living with 34 boys under one dilapidated chalet roof? Waking up to thudding bass at 3am? Pulling collarbone clavicles from too much snowboarding? No thanks, […]

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The Jungle Jam

Last Sunday, hundreds of Morzine residents poured into the Aubergade Hotel to support refugees in Calais at the second Jungle Jam event. With more of a festival-feel than a fundraiser, the Jungle Jam was buzzing from morning til’ night. Families enjoyed treasure hunts and bouncy castles, a BBQ smoked under garden tents, there was even […]

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The stories are true

“So he just stood there on the mountain, dripping wet, naked but for a brown fur coat that reached his shins. I think it was worth him jumping into the hot tub with his clothes on, I mean, we nearly won. I’ll ask him.” It was when I was halfway through describing one of the season’s […]

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Guests: the good, the bad and the ugly

I took this job because people fascinate me. And whilst we say to most guests that we get a diverse range of people coming to stay, it’s a lie. It’s 99% white middle class British. But it would be an insult to say they’re similar. Every guest we’ve hosted has their little idiosyncrasies, the good, […]

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The film festival

For one feverous week, film-makers of Morzine have been drawing up story boards, writing scripts and hitting the slopes with go-pros and costumes in the hope of winning this years’ 24/7 Cavern Film Festival. Open to anyone with a camera and a sense of humour, the competition is in its ninth year and has since […]

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Bringing Ibiza to the mountains

In the shadow of the Avoriaz mountains, world-famous Electro and Dance DJ Chicane swaps sand for snow at his second ever On the Slopes Sun:Sets gig in Les Prodains. Hosted by La Kinkerne, the spot is perfect for a party, with its just-off-the-piste beer garden, BBQ and outside bar. Crowds of skiers and boarders fresh […]

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Morzine’s first Gin Festival

Down the steps and through the doors of Tibetan Café, a botanical paradise has been unleashed at Morzine’s first ever Gin Festival. There are an impressive 30 different types of gin from all over the world available behind Tibetan’s bar, famous for its live music and Buddha-inspired deco. “I had the idea for a gin […]

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