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 21 years experience in the catered chalet and winter holiday industry, 20 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 Karen has a studio within Les 4 Vents.  This allows her suitable light and inspiration to create, together with collected inspirations, her paintings- which are subtly displayed throughout the chalet. For more information.

Besides being a mum, Karen has taken a step back from painting since their 2 daughters came along 9 years ago and she now ensures the smooth running of the chalet and it’s bookings so everything is arranged before you arrive!

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.