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

Family ski lessons

Are you thinking about skiing in February half term? Great! We are ready to welcome you in Morzine and Les Gets. The resorts are perfect for beginners and families, plus being 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 is prime time for a family ski holiday. So apartments and chalets get booked up fast and are often a higher price because of this demand. It’s generally one of the best times to ski in Morzine and Les Gets due to the higher average snowfall.

Skiing in February half-term at Chalet Griffonner

Ski offers for February half-term 2024

All of our self-catered chalets are sold out for February half-term 2024.  We do still have a few catered chalets available, which include a private chef, hosts and our 24-hour driver service. Our on-call drivers can take you around the resorts of Morzine and Les Gets, to the ski lifts, pick you up from bars and take you to the local day spa, to Alta Lumina lightshow, the mountain rollercoaster or make a stop at the beautiful Lac Montriond. We have reduced the price of our catered chalets for February half-term 2024. Please get in touch with us for the latest availability or join us on a livechat. 

At the time of writing, we have three catered chalets still available. Click on the images for more information.

Chalet Xanadu in Morzine

Chalet Xanadu

  • Morzine
  • Sleeps 14 + 6
  • Catered

The Old Macaroni

  • Morzine
  • Sleeps 12 + 6
  • Catered

Chalet 46˚

  • Morzine
  • Sleeps 10 + 4
  • Catered

When is February half-term 2024?

You can stay in our chalets during February half-term from 11-18 February 2024. If your children’s February half term is outside of these dates, please get in touch and we can tell you which chalets and apartments are still available.

Why is February a popular time for skiing?

February half term is a highly sought-after time for skiing, and for good reason. The combination of school holidays and the peak of winter creates the perfect conditions for an unforgettable ski trip. Families flock to the mountains during this time to enjoy the exhilaration of skiing and the beauty of the mountains in winter.

One of the main reasons why skiing in February half-term is so popular for skiing is it 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 a range of exciting events and activities. Morzine and Les Gets often put on family events during this time, including live music, firework shows and torchlit descents.

Skiing in February half term in Morzine

Planning for a successful ski trip during February half-term

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 preferred dates and avoid disappointment. We recommend booking a year in advance, so our complimentary concierge service can book you ski lessons and ski equipment hire, which can be fitted in your chalet on arrival, saving you the need to queue 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.

Ski lessons in February half-term

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. Our self-catered stays tend to cost between £5500 and £17,250 for exclusive use of the property, with the option to add our 24-hour driver service, bakery deliveries and pre-made meals at extra cost. Catered chalets have a personal chef solely for your group, a friendly team of hosts to look after you and the use of our 24-hour driver service. Catered chalets cost, on average, between £41,000 and £55,000 for exclusive use February half-term week and some chalets sleep up to 20 guests. 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

We are now on sale for February half-term 2025, so take a look at our chalet prices and availability. The dates for our February half-term 2025 stays is arrival on 16 February and departure on 23 February. Talk to us for more information and, if your school half-term falls either side of this week, then feel free to give us a call for availability.

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

Skiing in February half-term - Chalet Tosca

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 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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