Ski News Round-up October 2020

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Each month Snowresort will bring you the ski news from around the world of skiing that at might give you an exciting ideas of things to do this season coming.

Novotel opens 4* property in the centre of Megève

Megeve is well known for its excellent hotels and this winter there is a new kid on the block from well known French hotel operator Novotel. With easy access to the centre of the resort and the lift system, the property is expected to be a popular choice with families. There are 92 rooms, a chic bar and a contemporary brassiere called Domaine de Meztiva. Guests will also benefit from complimentary access to Le Palais sports complex which is located next door.

Two new luxury Morzine chalets for Hunter Chalets

Morzine is a long standing favourite for fans of catered chalet holidays. Located close to Geneva Airport and at the heart of the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, it remains an excellent choice for groups of all types. Over the years the quality of accommodation on offer in Morzine has steadily increased and this is exemplified by two new offerings from Hunter Chalets.

Hunter Chalets is run by Morzine based husband and wife team Wendy and Finlay Hunter. They have a carefully curated selection of properties, which this winter sees the addition of Chalet Four Twenty L’Elé and the wonderfully named Chalet Old Macaroni. Chalet Four Twenty L’Elé accommodates up to 10 people in what was an old stable block but is now a stunning contemporary holiday home. Chalet Old Macaroni is suited to larger groups as it can sleep up to 16. Old Macaroni offers luxury interiors and stunning views.

Unique architecture at ZEMS Lodge Morzine

Also in Morzine, ZEMS Lodge is a new property for The Boutique Chalet Company. Sleeping up to 8 adults and 6 children it is in an excellent location close to the centre of the resort. The property is genuinely unique, with a one-of-a-kind design by local Morzine architect Hervé Marullaz. The stylish interiors are by local designers, Shep & Kyles. Guests will enjoy an impressive lounge, bar, billiard room and cinema amongst other facilities. The chalet is available catered or self-catered and is one of 13 properties now offered by The Boutique Chalet Company.

Pierre & Vacances opens The Hôtel Austria in Andorra

The Hotel Austria is located 1km from Grandvalira (the largest ski area in the Pyrenees) in Andorra. Freshly refurbished, this 62 room property is a good value option that offers moden design and comfort in rooms that sleep from two to four people. Breakfast is included and there is a restaurant and bar on site. A seven-night stay, arriving 9 January 2021, is priced from £379 for a double room. 

Savings of up to 20% with Pierre & Vacances

If you book by 4th November you will save up to 20% on a range of Pierre & Vacances properties in the French Alps and Pyrenees. In response to fears around COVID-19 related cancellations, Pierre & Vacances are offering a flexible room rate option that entitles guests to a full refund if they cancel up to 30 days in advance of their stay. The company has a ski portfolio of 88 properties in 31 different resorts. There is a wide choice of hotels and residences available to suit every budget, including a large collection of self-catering options in many of our favourite French resorts.

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