The Penguins

Les Pingouins is the affectionate name that the Morzine-Avoriaz ice hockey team go by. In the less affectionately named Skoda arena, ice hockey matches take place throughout the winter season. The ice hockey rink is impressive for a village of … Read More

Springtime at Hotel du Lac

Springtime at Hotel du Lac Here’s a handy overview of our opening hours, accommodation rates and dining arrangements at Hotel du Lac during spring 2023. We end our winter season and say goodbye to our final guests on Sunday 15th … Read More

A Day for Jake

Next week, 11 March marks the annual “Day for Jake”. Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards and helped to create, foster and develop snowboarding across the world, a sport which so many of us still love today. For many, snowboarding … Read More

The Hotel du Lac Staycation

The Hotel du Lac Staycation Here at Hotel du Lac, when our availability allows, we like to offer up our bedrooms at a discounted rate for those who live and work in our local community. Staycations at Hotel du Lac … Read More

Valentine’s Day for Dummies

Valentine’s Day can be a minefield. Here’s a handy guide with ideas aplenty and links so you can book everything in advance to help make your day play out like a faitytale. You’re welcome. Every day is better with flowers, … Read More

How to Avoid Lift Queues in February in the Portes du Soleil

February brings with it school holidays a plenty. If this is the time that you have to travel then lift queues will be inevitable unfortunately. French schools are split into three groups to avoid having the entire country off at … Read More

Bonjour Little Green

In line with tomorrow’s vegetarian tasting menu event, we chatted with Hotel du lac’s microgreen supplier, Sam Golcher. How did you come up with the name? The products are all small and primarily green so we thought Little Green. However, … Read More

Health is Wealth

Resolutions and regrets We are almost three weeks into 2023 already.  The unseasonably warm days seem a thing of the past now that we have oodles of snow, bluebird days and temperatures are dropping into minus double figures.  We have … Read More

2022 Wrapped Up

A trip down the memory lane that is 2022… Dutch Courage A bizarre switch happened at New Year’s in that the hotel was full of Dutch for the holiday season for a change, due to covid restrictions here and in … Read More

Busses to and from Hotel du Lac in Winter 2023

Busses to and from Hotel du Lac in Winter 2023 Hotel du Lac sits mid-way between the ski resorts of Morzine and Avoriaz, on the outskirts of the traditional Savoyarde village of Montriond. Our location makes it easy to access … Read More