The Chilly Powder experience
Chilly Powder have been operating luxury catered and self-catering chalet ski holidays and summer activity holidays since 1996.
In winter, the ski pistes from Morzine Avoriaz descend straight into our back garden and the main cable car, just a very short walk from all 3 chalets takes you to the heart of Morzine Avoriaz skiing with the best access to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. In summer, Morzine transforms into a haven of mountain activities, great views, exhilarating sports and fresh air.
Our childcare and kid's ski club is unrivalled in Morzine, with our team of nannies caring for children of all ages
Why are we different?
Chilly Powder is owned and run by Francesca & Paul and with our 3 children Ben, Eloise and Jamie, and we all love living in Morzine. We have made many friends over the years and for our many returning guests Chilly Powder it is considered a real home from home.
Whether your greatest needs are childcare in our crèche, excellent food or a ski to the door location, we have everything covered and all with a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ approach from all our friendly and professional staff.
There are numerous catered ski chalets in Morzine but just a privileged few can boast a true ski to the door and on piste location. All bedrooms in every catered chalet have en-suite bathrooms, there is an outdoor hot tub and massage room and in-house childcare is provided in our own crèche. Our ski chalets are absolutely unique in Morzine for offering the highest levels of childcare, cuisine, facilities and location.
Chilly Powder and our sustainability initiatives
We have 4 compost bins and all raw vegetables/ fruit/ brown paper, coffee grains, tea bags and garden waste from the hotel, gets taken up each day to our composts. These are turned and moved along to the next bin to decompose, then, eventually used on the summer flower beds, windows boxes etc.
Hotel waste is recycled in different ways
Plastics, metals and cardboard/paper
Wine bottle corks are collected for a cancer charity
Guests waste is collected and recycled
All bathroom taps have water reducers fitted
All toilets have two types of flush - One low and one high
Energy efficient light bulbs
All lights are fitted with energy saving lightbulbs
These are switched off at 23hrs
Car charging facilities
We have a fast charging station available for electric cars
Chilly Powder owns one Hybrid car and plan to replace all remaining diesel staff cars with electric or hybrid
We no longer provide tiny shampoo, conditioners in each bedroom but have large refillable bottles of bathroom products.
We work with ‘Marius Fabre’ who are a family run business, based in Provence since 1900 and only use natural ingredients in their products. Savon de Marseille, Olive oil and natural, locally sourced perfumes like lavender, verveine etc
Left over wine
Our red wine is used to make Red wine Vinegar that is then used all summer by the kitchens
As we are a hotel we are obliged to use certain products but we do try to use bicarbonate of soda and vinegar wherever possible
We change bed linen after a one week stay, unless otherwise requested
Towels are changed once a week unless otherwise requested
We use “who Gives a Crap” a loo roll that is 100% bamboo. They also donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation world wide
Chilly Powder Provence
We do not have any chemicals here. The whole property is based on biodegradable products
Nearly everything is homemade from the soaps, the breakfast jams, to the fruit juices and the cereals etc
Everything is recycled or composted
The things the guests leave behind
We keep everything for 6 months and then the left over clothes/ shoes / bits etc. are then taken to a charity shop where it is either sold for charity or sent to refugee areas
Why is “ski to the door” so important?
You are not tied to leaving a chalet in the morning at a set time to take courtesy transport and when you have finished skiing you do not have to wait for others who are late.
No queuing for a ski bus to get to the slopes in the morning and no long walks. It's skis off and straight to a comfy sofa for afternoon tea or a well-earned drink in the bar or the hot tub!
“Half term family ski holiday”
We had a great time at Chilly Powder. Our children (aged 5 and 7) had a wonderful time and made some great friends so we were all happy. There isn't much I can add to the already glowing reviews other than to say that I had a fantastic massage in the yurt from Natalie (and I am quite fussy). This...
“Fantastic Family Ski break”
My wife and 2 daughters (aged 9-12) stayed in the Chalet Plan de Rocher with friends and their children. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome in this homely and comfortable chalet. Seb the Chalet host couldn't do enough for us all and looked after our every need. Kirsten, the chalet chef, cooked amazing food...
“Just totally brilliant - will definitely come back again and again”
Briefly, this was our first trip abroad with our 1 year old boy and to say we were nervous is an understatement. The service we had from the chalet and crèche staff was nothing short of brilliant. We stayed for 8 days and our son was in the crèche for 6 days and he totally loved it ! The whole...