Montriond | Sleeps 15 | Catered
Brown Bear Lodge
Price: From €500 pp
Lift Proximity : 5 minutes in dedicated mini bus
Brown Bear Lodge is just minutes from the slopes, has its own outdoor hot tub which sits on a beautiful sun terrace. We had this chalet built ourselves so it is very close to our hearts and has become a favourite amongst a lot of our repeat guests. We have made improvements to modernise it over the years while still retaining the real cosy chalet feel, it really is a very comfortable and spacious chalet, a truly special place for your winter holiday.
The four rooms on the top floor all have balconies and are exceptionally spacious, the rooms can be made up as a triple with 3 single beds or as a king size double plus single. The remaining rooms are twins/doubles; the single beds can be pushed together to make a superking double. Complimentary Myddfai luxury toiletries are provided, as are hairdryers, towels and robes.
Brown Bear Lodge is located in the little hamlet of Montriond which adjoins Morzine and offers easy access to Avoriaz and the rest of the Portes Du Soleil ski area via the Ardent telecabine.
For guests who have booked our airport transfers we also offer a complimentary in resort mini-bus service with morning drop offs and afternoon pick ups at either the Pleney or the Ardent telecabine which means you have complete flexibility on where you want to ski. It also means no more trudging about in ski boots! Montriond has a couple of lovely bars and restaurants and a ski hire shop which are a short walk from the chalet.
Ski Chalet Service
This chalet is run by three full time members of staff, a Chalet Host Couple plus a Driver/Chalet helper.
Your chalet hosts as well as cooking you delicious meals and keeping the chalet clean and tidy will be there to make you feel at home, advise you on the ski area and activities and generally help you get the most out of your holiday. Our service on weekly stays includes:
• Breakfast, cooked special (6 days) plus continental buffet on all days
• Afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes daily
• Pre dinner aperitif and hot and cold canapés (6 nights)
• Delicious three course evening meal with superior complimentary wine, local cheese board, tea and coffee (6 nights)
• Daily hotel clean of rooms ( 6 days)
• Honesty bar with beer and soft drinks
• Mid week towel change
• Luxury Bath Robes
- 4 superior triple ensuite bedrooms with balconies
- 3 twin/double ensuite bedrooms
- Outdoor hot tub on the terrace with mountain views
- British TV, DVD & Ipod docking station
- FREE WiFi internet access
- Large sitting room with log fire
- Heated boot racks
- Games room
- Luxury toiletries
- Four parking spaces
Brown Bear Lodge has 3 levels: a ground level with 2 ensuite bedrooms, a games room, a sauna/shower room, then storage for skis and boards and heated boots warmers. The first floor has one ensuite bedroom, the open plan dining/sitting room which opens onto the terrace/garden with outdoor hot tub. The first floor has 4 spacious ensuite bedrooms, all with balconies.
4 nights €420, 7 nights €630.
Kids under 11 FREE lift pass
4 nights €420, 7 nights €630.
The weekly chalet price is based on 14 guests. Each additional person (after the 14th person) is €450 per additional person. Excluding inclusive lift pass or transfer weeks and not in conjunction with any other special offers.
Discounts and Supplements
Single Adult Occupancy - €500 euros in addition to the full adult price.
There is a supplement of €100 per person if 2 adults choose to take a triple or quad room (applicable for both week & short stays).
Child discounts are available if booking by the room for a week stay for children 12 years and under at time of stay and taking children's dinner. Child discounts are not applicable during weeks when there is a straight forward sole occupancy chalet price.
The child price is the adult price minus 15% when there are 2 children to a room or one child sharing with one adult.
Children sharing a room with 2 full paying adults are 50% of the adult price.
Children under 2 cost €100 in parent's room (travel cots and high chairs are provided)
We accept Visa (credit or debit) and Mastercard and do not charge any credit card commission fees. All monies are debited in euros so check with your bank regarding transaction fee. If you do not wish to pay by credit card we will accept a euro bank transfer to our French account, please note we only accept one bank transfer per booking.
A deposit is required at the time of booking which is €150 per person or 25% for Self Catered properties.
Click the section below named ‘Short Breaks’ to reveal further information on what’s included in our short break packages.
Please see the full list of short breaks available during the winter on our ski weekends page.
Food At Brown Bear Lodge
We at Reach4thealps LOVE our food and every year we work with an amazing chef to design a delicious and balanced menu, keeping some firm Reach4thealps favorites on offer whilst keeping it modern by introducing some new dishes every winter.
Breakfast, usually served between 8am and 9.30am, consists of a daily cooked special (ie. bacon & eggs, pancakes, scrambled eggs, Eggs Benedict ), 6 out of 7 days, complemented by a buffet spread, including fruit juice, a selection of cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, croissants and freshly baked bread. (buffet spread provided on staff day off).
A freshly baked cake along with bread and jam, tea and coffee will be laid out for you every day to help yourselves on your return from the ski slopes. Before dinner we serve a selection of canapés accompanied by an aperitif around the fire. Dinner is then served at about 8 pm, we offer three courses accompanied by complimentary good quality wines, we offer a choice of 3 white and 3 red wines. After dinner, if you still have room, we offer a selection of local cheeses with a choice of tea or coffee.
We are experienced at dealing with dietary requirements and allergies please let us know at time of booking.
For children 12 years and under we have a children’s menu, we tend to serve kids meals at about 6pm. Typical meals include spaghetti bolognaise, followed by fruit salad and ice-cream. Plain chicken with baked potato and sweetcorn followed by apple crumble and custard. Roast pork with apple sauce, roast potatoes and carrots, followed by chocolate mousse. All children’s meals (as the adults’ meals) are homemade.
Ski Hire At Brown Bear Lodge
We recommend Ardent Sports whose main shop is situated in Montriond village, just around the corner from the Chalet. They offer a great choice of quality ski rental equipment at competitive prices and you will receive a discount as a Reach4thealps guest whether you order on line before your come or on arrival in resort, staff are helpful. Pre-ordering is recommended for peak weeks such as New Year and February half term.
Book With Ardent Sports
For guests with Morzine-Les Gets only ski passes we recommend Francois Baud Freeride situated at the bottom of Pleney telecabine. They offer a great choice of quality ski rental equipment at competitive prices and you will receive a discount as a Reach4thealps guest whether you pre book online or book in resort on arrival, staff are helpful & there is overnight heated storage for boots & skis so you don’t have to take them back to the Chalet. Pre-ordering is advised during peak weeks, Christmas, New Year and Half terms weeks.
If you would like your equipment delivered to the chalet when you arrive we recommend Doorstep Skis. They offer a great choice of quality ski & board rental equipment at competitive prices and you will receive a 25% discount as a Reach4thealps guest.
Ski Lessons At Brown Bear Lodge
The Portes du Soleil has an excellent selection of ski schools offering a variety of ski lessons including group classes or private lessons for the beginner through to the expert skier or snow boarder. From Brown Bear Lodge you should book beginner lessons either in Morzine from the top of Pleney (Morzine-Les Gets only ski pass required) or with the ESF Montriond at Lindarets (Portes Du Soleil pass required). Intermediate or advanced skiers and boarders fancying some improver lessons can book them in either Morzine or Avoriaz but for Avoriaz you will require a full Portes Du Soleil ski pass.
Les Gets and Morzine Lift Pass Prices Winter 2017/2018
Reach4thealps offer 10% off Morzine-Les Gets & Portes Du Soleil (13th Dec 2019 til 3rd April 2020) & then 25% off Portes Du Soleil prices from 4th April 2020 onwards (discounts are based on these prices below). Prices include a hands-free magnetic pass card and are the official lift pass prices as published by the lift pass office.
|Portes Du Soleil Lift Passes||Les Gets/Morzine Lift Passes|
64 & over
64 & over
|5 hours||€ 54||€ 41||€ 49||€ 49||€ 41||€ 32||€ 37|
|1 day||€ 60||€ 47||€ 54||€ 54||€ 46||€ 36||€ 42|
|2 days||€ 112||€ 85||€ 101||€ 101||€ 83||€ 65||€ 73|
|3 days||€ 158||€ 119||€ 143||€ 143||€ 123||€ 96||€ 108|
|4 days||€ 203||€ 153||€ 183||€ 183||€ 163||€ 127||€ 143|
|5 days||€ 247||€ 185||€ 222||€ 222||€ 203||€ 158||€ 178|
|6 days||€ 288||€ 217||€ 260||€ 260||€ 231||€ 177||€ 207|
|7 days||€ 324||€ 244||€ 292||€ 292||€ 269||€ 203||€ 241|
Transfers: Brown Bear Lodge
We have our own fleet of 8 seat 4 wheel drive VW mini-buses so can offer you return airport transfers from Geneva at €80 per person (pick ups and drop offs between 9 am and 9pm), we are just an hour and a half drive door to door. We can provide free baby and booster seats and ski/snowboard carriage. Our drivers all have at least 2 years professional driving experience and are licensed to pick up and drop off at Geneva airport.
For guests taking our transfer service we also offer a complimentary in resort mini-bus service, providing lifts to the slopes between 8-10am and pick ups from 3.30pm onwards. No more trudging about in ski boots or carrying skis or boards!
Click here for our transfer terms and conditions
Childcare At Brown Bear Lodge
There is a good selection of childcare options in Morzine ranging from creche facilities to private nannies who come to the chalet.