How to make the most of skiing in February half-term

Are you ready to hit the slopes in France this February half term? Here are our valuable tips and insight about skiing in February half term…


How to make the most of skiing in February half-term

Are you thinking about skiing in February half term? Great! We are ready to welcome you in Morzine and Les Gets. These resorts are often voted the best ski resorts for families in France, so you can expect great skiing for beginners, playparks in the snow and lots of activities to keep kids entertained.

Many of our team live in resort with their own children, so chat to us and we’ll be happy to share our advice on things to do and see during your stay in one of our chalets or apartments.

Morzine and Les Gets are part of the wider Portes du Soleil ski area means expert skiers can explore both Switzerland and France during their ski holiday. Here are our valuable tips and insight about skiing in February half term…

Skiing in February half-term

Book early

The February half-term is one of the busiest weeks in the ski season, as the kids are off school and it’s generally one of the best times to ski in Morzine and Les Gets due to the higher average snowfall. This combination means our apartments and chalets get booked up months in advance, so we recommend booking as early as possible.

Take a look at our catered chalets in Morzine with a private chef and friendly hosts who are happy to cater for your family. Our catered stays also include our on-call 24-hour driver service, perfect to pick tired little ones up from the lifts and ensure getting around town is fuss-free. Alternatively, we also have a collection of luxurious self-catered ski chalets and apartments to choose from.

When is February half-term 2025?

You can stay in our chalets during February half-term from 16-23 February 2025. If your children’s February half term is outside of these dates, we can also help arrange your ski holiday. Take a look at our prices and availability calendar or, if you’d like help choosing a chalet that suits you and your family, get in touch via our contact us page.

Why is February a popular time for skiing?

It is generally one of the best times of year for fresh powder. The snowfall during this time of year is often at its peak, ensuring excellent skiing conditions. The slopes are usually well-groomed, and there are plenty of pistes for skiers of all levels to enjoy. February half term also offers exciting events and activities. Morzine and Les Gets often put on family events during this time, including live music, firework shows and torchlit descents.

Get your ski lessons booked via our concierge team

Planning is key to ensuring a successful ski trip during February half-term. With the high demand for accommodation and ski lessons during this time, it’s important to book early to secure your lessons and equipment hire. We recommend booking a year in advance if you can. Once you’ve booked a ski chalet or apartment with us, our complimentary concierge service will be available to book you ski lessons and ski equipment hire, which can be fitted in your chalet on arrival. This saves you queuing up in one of the shops in town with the kids! The later you leave it, the harder those ski lessons (and childcare) are to find.

How much does a ski holiday in February half-term cost?

Hunter Chalets has a choice of chalets and apartments in Morzine and Les Gets. During February half term, our self-catered stays tend to cost between £5750 and £16,500 for exclusive use of the property. There’s also the option to add our on-call 24-hour driver service, bakery deliveries and pre-made meals at extra cost. Catered chalets cost, on average, between £41,750 and £55,000 for exclusive use February half-term week and some chalets sleep up to 20 guests. Our catered chalets include a professional chef, a friendly team of hosts to look after you and our on-call 24-hour on-call driver service. These prices do not include flights, which you can book independently. If you need airport transfers from Geneva Airport, our concierge team can arrange these for you at extra cost.

Booking February half-term 2025

Start by deciding on your budget and how many people will be in your group. It’s always useful to work out what you are happy to pay per person and times this by the number of people you are travelling with. It’s also helpful for us to know if you are travelling with infants or children who are happy to share a bunk room. This helps us narrow down the options and find the right ski chalet for you. 

We are happy to answer your questions over the phone or via livechat and email, so don’t hesitate to contact us

What is there to do during a ski holiday in February half-term?

It’s peak time in both Morzine and Les Gets, so the resorts will be buzzing and the tourist boards go all-out to make families happy with firework displays and events. You can take the kids on the all-season mountain rollercoaster in Les Gets, book them ski school, take them to an ice-hockey game in Morzine, go ice-skating (indoors or outdoors) and book tickets to see the Alta Lumina lightshow in Les Gets, a magical walk through the woods where you follow the story of the Music Maker. 

For more inspiration, check out our things to do in Morzine during winter and things to do in Les Gets during winter features.

Alta Lumina lightshow in Les Gets

Choosing the right resort for February half-term

While some ski resorts in France opt for all-out glitz and glamour, you’ll find a far more down-to-earth and friendly vibe in Morzine and Les Gets. Both resorts have picked up awards for being family friendly and both resorts are fantastic if kids are learning to ski. There are Magic Carpets and easy greens in Morzine and Les Gets to make learning as fuss-free as possible, with restaurants (and toilets) close-by so you can break up the day into easy chunks and restful moments on sunny terraces dipping into cheesy fondue. 

Many of our year-round team have chosen to bring up their own children in Morzine and Les Gets, so if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to ask. 

While family-friendly, there is still a buzz if you are looking for apres. Morzine in particular has a great choice of restaurants, bars and restaurants, while Les Gets has a slightly quieter and smaller village vibe with a good choice of bars and stylish restaurants. 

Both resorts are an excellent choice for skiing in February half-term, so we hope to see you soon!

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