Having friends over, learning to board again and partying hard another blog from Heidi in Morzine

By adamrowden, 12 Mar '13 at 14:13

So, Heidi is back with yet another seasonaire blog from Morzine. Without further adieu...

Hi Guys, a little bit later than usual in the month, but as you all know having friends over can be great fun, but pretty hectic and wreaks havoc with your liver! I had 11 over to stay with me in the chalet, so you can imagine, it does give you the chance to see Morzine from a guest’s point of view!

Skiing at the moment has been mainly on piste (boo), however, when the sun’s shining and the pistes are busy it’s a good time to get yourself in the park. For those of you, like me that aren’t so gnarly, but would like to give it a go, the Green jumps in the avoriaz park are pretty good to learn on, and not too intimidating as usually people are watching the Blues and Reds! It’s also a great time to do something different; I myself have got back on a board, and forgotten how much learning hurts!! But I’m determined to master it.


I’ve been especially social in the last 2 weeks, so a rundown of some of my fav times, Après has been all about the Dixie Bar and in particular the Dixie Micks, if you missed them, they will be back next year, a great Irish trio that does all your expected Irish songs along with some old and new classics, with their own Irish spin on them, if you don’t get up and dance to these guys, there is something very wrong!

Late Nights

I’ve had a few, but I just happened to be in the cavern bar on Thursday night, and we were thinking about heading home when a guy got up with his saxophone, and started belting out some rocking tunes, along with the pumping music played by the DJ! Needless to say we stayed for the rest of the night, ended up in the Opera night club, where again some more impromptu entertainment was to be found in the shape of an acrobatic/dance crew! And finally a big shout out to the group of Dutch guys we met last week, who my friends and I thought were “amazing” not only amusing us in the Opera they then provided a very cool after party for us later, much dancing and drinking was to be had. See you next year guys!


A tough one this time, as I’ve been eating out a lot! I really enjoyed Le Grange, tucked away on one of the back streets of morzine on the way to café chaud, this quaint French eatery has some great food on the menu, I had the fish pie, with an abundance of scallops, trout and salmon, accompanied by rice and veg, washed down with a reasonable and good bottle of Gamay, although the service was slow (it was a busy Friday night), the ambience and food, more than made up for it, topping it off with a coup colonel (Lemon Sorbet and Vodka) thanks to a special friend of mine for introducing them to me! A lovely night was had.


Lavey Les Bains was high on my list of enjoyment this month, an open spa, set in the middle of the Swiss Mountains, just over an hour away from Morzine is the perfect setting for a spot of relaxing, with its thermal spas, whirlpools, jet pools, saunas, steam rooms and dip pools, at an affordable price of €21 for 3 hrs and an option to have a massage and other treatments, it’s a stunning day out, that will have you feeling energised and as chilled as you can imagine!

Things to look out for in the coming weeks:

We have a treat in store for those of you that are into your live music, a week of the Funking Idiots! If you have been in Morzine for more than a season most of you will know the stunning voice of our very own Jolly Cleave, but bringing with her, all the way from Sunny Scotland, the rest of the band. Classic funk with a great groove, they are playing on the Mon 25th at etale, 4pm – Tues 26th Rhodos 5pm - Wed 27th Boomerang, 9pm –Thurs 28th Coup De Coeur, get yourself along!

Also on the 26th we see the third session of basscamp at the Opera, tickets from attack attack beforehand.

And not forgetting The Cavern's 24/7 film festival, on this year at the Palais du sport, This Thursday the 14th from 8pm

So Just in the middle of detoxing my liver for a few days, before hitting it hard tomorrow at the Etale Restaurant, for Kyle and Georges Birthday Badass, see you there!

I may have face planted.

Cavern just before the saxophonist.

The Sax man that saved our night!

Lavey Les Bains

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