About Us

The Mountain Lodge Company is run by its owners Richard & Karen Lees for over 20 years.

Richard Lees

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 23 years experience in the transfers, catered chalet and winter holiday industry, 22 of which have been in Morzine. His love of people is testament to the high level of repeat guests who came 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.

Karen Griffiths

Incredibly well travelled painter and illustrator Karen has a studio here in Morzine.  This allows her suitable light and inspiration to create, together with collected inspirations, her paintings. For more information.

Besides being a mum, Karen had taken a step back from painting since their 2 daughters came along 13 years ago but now back at the easel and new works are always available.

Les 4 Vents Team

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