About Us

The Mountain Lodge Company is run by it’s owners Richard & Karen Lees for the last 19 years.

A Yorkshire man of two passions, in the winter it is Skiing, in the summer road cycling and golf (because you can’t play cricket in the mountains!).  He now has over 24 years experience in the catered chalet and winter holiday industry, 21 of which have been in Morzine. His love of people is testament to the high level of repeat guests who come back to stay at the chalet time and time again. The chat, jokes and singing don’t seem to put anyone off -from a full ‘Wham Rap’ on the way to the slopes to his chat over dinner- Rich’s saying ‘come as guests leave as friends’ holds true.

Rich’s extensive local knowledge of the entire domain ensures he is able to provide reliable advice on where is best to ski that day if you are overwhelmed by the size of the Portes Du Soleil, or in need of inspiration for returning visitors to this vast area….even down to where you stop for fondue, which cafe has the warmest toilets or where to get THE best hot chocolate.

“But the icing on the cake are the people who run it and work there…I’ve never experienced such a warm welcome, nothing is too much trouble and they are so much fun. We felt like we were staying with long lost friends and family. And there is nothing quite like the Wham Rap experience in the van!! “

Karen Griffiths -Incredibly well travelled painter and illustrator who has a studio within Les 4 Vents.  This allows her suitable light and energy to create, together with collected inspirations for her paintings -which are subtly displayed throughout the chalet.

Looking after their 2 daughters Norah and Ida keeps Karen busy, along with the organisation of The Mountain Lodge company- her painting has taken a back seat but she continues to create and sells her originals and prints from the chalet. For more information.

Our Team -Each season we carefully select our sociable and interactive staff that leave a lasting impression with you and of  The Mountain Lodge Company.

What our customers are saying:

"....But the icing on the cake are the people who run it and work there...I’ve never experienced such a warm welcome, nothing is too much trouble and they are so much fun. We felt like we were staying with long lost friends and family. And there is nothing quite like the Wham Rap experience in the van!! "
- Katie C
"Richard and Karen treat you like extended family members, very warm and welcoming. Great facilities and space with stunning views of the mountains and Morzine. Nothing has been too much trouble when requested not that we have needed to ask, it's all catered for"
- Barrie M
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