Skiing & Snowboarding

Our ski and snowboard trips are perfect whether you are a beginner or a pro, on your own, with your other half or with a group of  friends.

Come and join us on one of our small group trips. We get a good mix of guys and gals, skiers
and snowboarders of all abilities.
This will be our tenth season in Morzine in the French Alps and we love the area for its vast range of slopes for all abilities, beautiful scenery and lively après scene.

If you just like to get out and do stuff, you’ll fit right in. It’s a great way to have an awesome holiday, meet likeminded people and come home with some new friends. Come on your own – most of our guests do, so you won’t be the only one! Our friendly groups are small – never more than 14, which is intimate enough to get to know people, but big enough to feel like a good gang!

We know from experience that it doesn’t take long before everyone is getting on as if they’ve known each other forever. Sometimes we ride out together, sometimes we’ll just meet for lunch and a glass of vin chaud in the sunshine.

Everything is laid back and you can do as much or as little as you like.

  • Shared accommodation in Chalet Skade or Chalet Hubert
  • Breakfast every morning (think porridge, cereal, fresh baguettes, toast, fruit, eggs) including a hot option each day and full fry-up on one morning
  • Raid the fridge policy. Feel free to make yourself a packed lunch for the mountain, and there are always snacks, biscuits, crisps and cakes available. Get your energy back up after a hard day on the slopes with fresh waffles.
  • Five evenings each week our chalet team prepare a simple but wholesome and tasty three-course dinner and there will be loads of it!
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, beer, cider and wine (alcohol with meals)
  • Live-in HOFNAR hosts who do everything from cooking breakfast and keeping the chalet clean to preparing dinner and leading the all important aprés ski!
  • Benefit of staying with a small group of likeminded people, in a laid-back chalet where you can raid the fridge, wander around in your pyjamas, make yourself at home – and there are no kids!

  • Flights are not included – just need to get yourself to Geneva airport
  • Transfers from/to the airport. We can easily arrange this for you at a cost of £80pp return
  • Ski/board hire. We have a deal with a local shop for 20% off. There are different grades of kit you can rent but you should expect to pay about £135
  • Lift pass. Most people opt for the all-area pass which gives access to the vast Portes du Soleil region. You can also get local passes and beginner options. Get in touch for more information, or to let us know which you want – we can have them waiting for you in the chalet so you don’t have to queue!
  • Lessons. We can arrange these for you, from around £150 for a week’s worth of group lessons. We can also arrange private lessons and guides.
  • Insurance. Essential! Do make sure it has ‘winter sports’ cover and if you’re hoping for some extreme action, check it covers you for the parks and off-piste
  • Two evening meals per week. Usually we go out as a group to local restaurants on the first and last evenings. Everything is a little flexi, and we’ll find somewhere to suit everyone’s budget.

We have two amazing chalets in Morzine. (And we also have a few weeks at our mates in a third chalet)

Chalet Skade – 13 beds
This has been our home for the last six years and is an awesome chalet, with a slightly younger feel – we try to encourage our twenty and thirtysomething guests to choose this place.

There are two twin/double rooms and three triple rooms. It has a log fire, pool table, sauna and hot tub in the garden. It is about a 7-minute walk away from the Super Morzine lift, 9 minutes from the village centre and 10 minutes from the Pleney lift. There is also a village shuttle bus that stops outside the door. Read more ->

Chalet Hubert – 12 beds
This was our brand new addition for 2018/19, with 6 twin/double bedrooms, all en suite. With underfloor heating throughout, a great sound system, flash internet TV and a slightly superior offering to that in Chalet Skade, this is an epic place to stay. Located above the hire shop we use, and just 30 seconds from the Super Morzine lift and 3 minutes from the Pleney lift, Hubert is fantastically located. Read more ->

Chalet Armaillis – 14 beds

We have a couple of trips lined up here. Bang in the centre of town and kept in great shape by long standing friend of HOFNAR, Maryline… in fact it was here that HOFNAR first started. Newly appointed and with a sauna, this is a great place to stay; there are twin/double rooms and also same sex 4 person rooms.

The beautiful small town of Morzine is located in a valley in the French Alps, at the very heart of one of the largest ski resorts in the world – the Portes du Soleil. (Check out the pistes maps here)

Just 1hr and 20 minutes from Geneva it one of the easiest and quickest ski resorts to get to from the UK.

This historic mining and farming town has avoided the ugly tower blocks that blight many of the French resorts and remains a ‘real’ French town with a market on a Wednesday morning and a year-round population.

There are loads of shops and quite a few bars. It’s not exactly Ibiza but there is definitely a good aprés scene with loads of live music and new for winter 2019 the famous Folie Douce is opening up in neighbouring Avoriaz.

We ask for £100pp non refundable deposit to confirm your place, with the balance due 6 weeks before your trip.

If you are entitled to Mate’sRates then you get £50 off.

We are using the same Covid policy as last year: Read it here before booking

Chalet Hubert current availability 2021/22

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This chalet has no age restrictions
DateNotesAvailabilityBook Now?Twin / Double (£pp)Room to yourself (£)
Weds 15 - Weds 22 Dec3BOOK NOW!460768
Weds 22 - Weds 29 DecXmas Special!5BOOK NOW!8101353
Weds 29 Dec - Weds 5 JanNew Years!FULLFULL9851645
Weds 5 - Sat 8 Jan (extend your trip)On RequestFor extra nights, email us110 per night184 per night
Sat 8 - Sat 15 Jan6BOOK NOW!7451244
Sat 15 - Sat 22 Jan4BOOK NOW!7701286
Sat 22 - Sat 29 JanFULLFULL7701286
Sat 29 Jan - Sat 5 Feb5BOOK NOW!8351394
Sat 5 - Sat 12 FebFULLFULL8751461
Sat 12 - Sat 19 Feb12BOOK NOW!8751461
Sat 19 - Sat 26 Feb8BOOK NOW!8751461
Sat 26 Feb - Sat 5 Mar4BOOK NOW!8201369
Sat 5 - Sat 12 Mar8BOOK NOW!8201369
Sat 12 - Sat 19 MarRock the Pistes festival2BOOK NOW!8201369
Sat 19 - Sat 26 MarFULLFULL8201369
Sat 26 Mar - Sat 2 April12BOOK NOW!7601269
Sat 2 - Sat 9 April11BOOK NOW!7101186
Sat 9 - Sat 16 April12BOOK NOW!460768
Sat 16 - Sat 23 AprilClosing Parties!11BOOK NOW!460768

Chalet Skade current availability 2021 / 22

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This chalet is for guests in their 20s & 30s
DateNotesAvailabilityBook Now?Twin / Double (£pp)Same sex Triple (£pp)
Weds 15 - Weds 22 Dec1 female tripleBOOK NOW!435365
Weds 22 - Weds 29 DecXmas Special!6BOOK NOW!785715
Weds 29 Dec - Weds 5 JanNew Years' Special!1 female twin, 1 female tripleBOOK NOW!960890
Weds 5 - Sat 8 Jan (trip extend)On requestFor the extra nights, email us105 per night90 per night
Sat 8 - Sat 15 Jan6BOOK NOW!720650
Sat 15 - Sat 22 Jan1 female twin, 4 tripleBOOK NOW!745675
Sat 22 - Sat 29 JanGirl Gang Week10BOOK NOW!950890
Sat 29 Jan - Sat 5 FebFULLFULL810740
Sat 5 - Sat 12 FebFULLFULL850780
Sat 12 - Sat 19 FebFULLFULL850780
Sat 19 - Sat 26 Feb12BOOK NOW!850780
Sat 26 Feb - Sat 5 MarSkiing & Well-being week (women only)13BOOK NOW!995925
Sat 5 - Sat 12 Mar1 female twin, 2 male tripleBOOK NOW!795725
Sat 12 - Sat 19 MarGirl Gang Week13BOOK NOW!--
Sat 19 - Sat 26 Mar8BOOK NOW!795725
Sat 26 Mar - Sat 2 AprilOLD SKOOL SNOWBOARD CREW6 places in triple roomsBOOK NOW!735665
Sat 2 - Sat 9 April13BOOK NOW!685615
Sat 9 - Sat 16 April12BOOK NOW!435365
Sat 16 - Sat 22 AprilClosing Parties!12BOOK NOW!435365

Chalet Armaillis current availability 2021 / 22

DateNotesAvailabilityBook Now?Twin / Double (£pp)Same sex Quad (£pp)
Sat 15 - Sat 22 JanBeginners & Improvers week11BOOK NOW!12251100
Sat 22 - Sat 29 JanIntroduction to Off Piste7 spaces in quad roomsBOOK NOW!11801055
Sat 29 Jan - Sat 6 FebOff Piste in the Portes du SoleilFULLFULL11801055
Sat 26 Feb - Sat 5 MarchOLD SKOOL SNOWBOARD CREW13BOOK NOW!725600
Sat 5 - Sat 12 MarchBeginners & Improvers week14BOOK NOW!13001175
Sat 12 - Sat 19 MarchBeginners & Improvers week14BOOK NOW!13001175

Booking Terms & Conditions

The prices include:

– Shared accommodation in twin or double rooms (Don’t worry if you are travelling solo, we’ll match you with someone the same sex)

– 5 evening meals on evenings of your choice. [Normally we eat out nicely first / last evenings, but it’s all pretty flexi] – unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee & hot chocolate (alcohol with meals)

– breakfast each morning of porridge, cereal, baguettes, jams, toast, fruit, eggs…we have a cooked option available each day and on one morning we will have a full English fried breakfast

– you are welcome to make sandwiches and take packed lunches out of the chalet supplies

– ‘raid the fridge’ policy, with snacks, biscuits, cakes, waffles etc available in the afternoons

– HOFNAR hosts who do everything from cooking breakfast and hanging out on the slopes with you to preparing dinner and leading the all important aprés ski!

Stuff extra you need to pay for:

– Flights are not included – you just need to get yourself to Geneva airport (look on kayak.co.uk for some of the best prices) [Anytimes are fine and everyone can arrive/leave at different times. No probs]

– Transfers from/to the airport. We can easily arrange this for you but it costs £80pp return

– Ski / Board hire – we have a deal with a local shop and we get 20% off. There are different grades of kit you can rent but you should expect to pay about £145

– Lift pass – most people opt for the all area pass which is £288. We can have them waiting for you in the chalet. None of this queuing nonsense! You can also get local passes and ‘beginner’ options. If you would like to know about that just let us know. [After the 3rd April the lift pass prices get reduced!]

– Clothing – you need your own ski/snowboard gear – beg, borrow, steal off friends otherwise use ebay, TK Maxx. For help just give us a shout!

– Lessons – we can arrange these for you, from £155 for a week. Exact prices and options can be seen on the website. Click here

– Insurance – please have comprehensive travel insurance including winter sports cover in place asap.

– Two nights we normally go out for dinner as a group and at your own expense. Typically we’ll go for a fairly informal pizza on the first night and something more ‘Francais’ on the last…