Things to do

Things to do


Here are our top places to eat when we’re out for a slide. Most (not all) are ski in ski out and we like all of them for slightly different reasons. Because of this it has been difficult to sort out an order of preference, they’re all lovely and we’ll try and explain why so you can decide for yourselves if it’s worth giving a whirl. So in no particular order……

Le Croix Blanche is just at the top of the Chavannes Gondola, conveniently located for the Les Gets nursery area. So you can get to this one without skiing – a great compromise for lunching with non-skiers in your group!

We always go for one of their salads – doesn’t sound substantial enough to fuel a day on the slopes I know, but believe me, you’d have to be a real Hungry Horace not to be satisfied. Be warned though, the Croix Blanche do not take advance bookings and the French sit down to lunch early, so be prompt to avoid disappointment. On a nice day you can sit inside or out.

Altitude Lodge is run by VIP ski and their email address: just about sums up their philosophy! The Lodge is just along from Croix Blanche at the bottom of the two button lifts that service the Chavannes area. The food is delicious and more sophisticated than most mountain restos, as is the decor! It is worth dropping in on spec but book if you want to be sure to avoid disappointment as this little venue has a great reputation!

Le Rossataz is on the other side of Ranfolly at the top of the La Rosta Chair. Good pizzas to be had here and once again you can sit inside or out. Our main reason for mentioning this fast food stop off is the fantastic view of Mt Blanc on a good day.

Le Vaffieu going in a completely different direction towards Morzine, Le Vaffieu is at the top of the Follietes chair. There’s a good menu inside or a fast food hatch serving burgers and chips outside. Whatever you do don’t leave without sampling their brownies with hot fudge sauce! Girls you’ll work it off on the way home and if the thought of one of these for elevenses doesn’t motivate you to get out and ski nothing will!! Le Vaffieu tel: 0450 790943

Chez Nannon situated on the Nyon Plateau. This rustic little cabin is so tiny it is easy to completely overlook. The food served here is Rustic French at its best (if I had to request a last meal it would probably be their Cote de Beauf) and the cosy atmosphere created by the friendly service and surroundings is second to none. This isn’t just a pit stop though, if you intend to have lunch here do it justice and be prepared to write
off any hard skiing for the afternoon. Chez Nannon tel: 0450 792115


I just wanted to give you feedback following our lessons with Ed. We all came off the slopes wiser than we went on. Ed's ability to deal with our group, which was a combinations of levels, experience and confidence was amazing. He communicated clearly with us all at each age/level and we all felt very safe and confident in his hands. Getting Fran back on the slopes was a huge achievement for us as a family and now means we can go forward putting that one bad experience behind us. I personally, am extremely glad I had the refresher lessons as after 14 years of snowboarding could still ski and within a couple of hours was back where I had left off. As it happened on the last day of lessons, only myself made it to the slopes and Ed pushed me harder to commit more and actually some of the snowboarding tips I had picked up along the way became applicable to a more committed skiing style. We will certainly use Alpine Learning Curves again and recommend you to anyone who should ask! Kind Regards Tim, Fran, Stella & Charlotte Brien.(March 015) </p