Morzine is at the heart of the Portes du Soleil, a vast ski area with statistics to dwarf other resorts. There are 650km of groomed runs – the largest linked ski area in the world – taking in 12 traditional towns and villages across both France and Switzerland. The unique selling point of the Portes du Soleil is the on-snow experience.
Les Gets is one of the prettiest villages in the Alps — chic and stylish — both in the town and on the mountain. This is a fantastic place; not just to ski, but to relax with family and friends. The pistes run right back to the heart of the village where bars and restaurants meet the slopes, making this an ideal location for family ski holidays.
Méribel lies at the heart of The Three Valleys ski resort and is an extremely popular village, not only because of its excellent location and access to snow-sure skiing, but also it’s lively yet laid-back atmosphere. Ideal for families, friends or corporate groups alike, the variety of pistes suits beginners through to experts.
The word concierge is still synonymous with the world of luxury hotels, exclusive locations and decadent requests being met at any costs. But the role of the concierge was not originally from the domain of the luxury hotel…
The word itself is actually French and means ‘keeper of the keys’. During the Middle Ages, concierges did just that. When castles across Europe hosted visiting nobility, the concierge kept the keys to the castle rooms and ensured the guests had everything they needed during their stay.
By the 1800s, a number of buildings in Europe had their own concierge on staff, such as government offices, and even prisons, such as the famous prison in Paris called The Conciergerie whose warden kept the keys and assigned cells to all the inmates, including Marie Antoinette!
In essence, the role of the Concierge has always been to provide access although in more recent times, the Concierge has become the ‘go-to’ person who has the connections, tenacity, calmness to execute any request.