About Us

Established in 1998, The Great Escape offers a choice of catered ski chalets and self catered ski apartments in Morzine, the French Alps. Our excellent reputation has been built through over 15 years experience, hard work and a mission to deliver a service that is above and beyond your expectations ensuring that your tailor made holiday is one to remember.
We pride ourselves on helping our clients make the right choices for a care free, fun and well organized holiday. We understand how much a holiday means to all of our guests and know how important it is to make the right choices for you, your family and your friends.
Our reputation is important to us thus we choose to only offer accommodation which reflects the quality that we stand for. Our beautiful catered chalets and self catered apartments have been hand picked to ensure that your holiday is a truly great escape.


The Great Escape Morzine is run by Darren and Sam Woodley. Anyone who has met Darren will know that he is a whirlwind of energy! This energy and his passion for the mountains lead us to this wonderful area of the world and the start of our business and our adventures in the Alps. Sam is the friendly welcome from when you enquire and throughout your stay and will go that extra mile to ensure you get the most out of your holiday.

We aim to create a smooth running operation so that your holiday experience with The Great Escape is one that you will enjoy and return to again and again.

When you contact us, feel assured that you are speaking directly to Sam or Darren, the owners of the company, who live in the Alps all year round. Before your arrival we can offer advice with regards airport transfers, ski passes, equipment hire, child care and on which lessons for ski and snowboard tuition to book. We are here on hand to give advice on anything regarding your holiday with us to ensure your holiday is not just good but outstanding.


Your bookings helping others….

When you book with The Great Escape you are not just booking a holiday but you are investing in our chosen Charity within the UK.

LinkAble are a charity who support children & adults with a learning disability to build an enhanced quality of life through sport and social activities in the community

Each year The Great Escape Morzine give a free winter ski holiday to LinkAble. Groups of young adults come out to stay with us along with their carers and/or group leaders.

We would not be able to offer these holidays without your support. So this is a big thank you to those of you who have booked with us!

We are also proud to be able to make donations to UNICEF from The Great Escape. By booking accommodation and transfers with us you are contributing to this amazing charity which helps so many people all over the world in difficult and desperate times. 

Guest Book

Many of our guests return to us year after year, so who better to tell you about The Great Escape than those who came to stay…

"I am a fanatical skier and have been on many chalet holidays; and I want to talk about the best chalet operator I have come across.

My family and I have been clients of The Great Escape in Morzine for many years – I have been a guest of theirs on nearly 20 holidays. The owners of the company are Sam and Darren Woodley, whom we first discovered way back. They have gradually upgraded their offering over the seasons and now have a range of high-end accommodation in Morzine. Most recently, we have stayed several times in the “Alpine Refuge”, a chalet on the road from Morzine to Montriond, one of the main access points to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area.  The Great Escape’s forte is catered chalets, offering rather more than the usual chalet experience. Sam and Darren have the knack of finding the best staff who always try just that little bit harder to make your stay something special. The chalet food is exceptional and from the moment the guests step in through the door they are made to feel as though they are home-from-home.” Alan Price

“As ever – indebted to our hosts for providing perfect accommodation, weather and bonhomie! We will return!” The Long Family, Tatsfield, Surrey.

“Thanks for an excellent holiday – no one could have done more to ensure we had a great time – food, service and ambience unbeatable. Thank you.” Les Watson, Kent

“Another fab time!! Great food, hospitality and snow, snow, snow! See you all soon.” Dan and Tel, Reindeer Inn, Newark, Notts

“The best in the business! Great food and a wonderful experience.” The Hester Family, Surrey.

“Another great year. I just wish it was longer than one week. Thanks once again for everything.” – Tony Hadley, London – ex lead singer of Spandau Ballet!

“Treated as family again. What a week!! Thanks a million.” Riske Group, Long Bennington, Notts.


Welcome to our Blog! This area will discuss all things white and wonderful. By looking at our blog you will see any special offers available in our catered chalets in Morzine and in our self catered apartments all located in the centre of Morzine. We will also keep you up to date with the all important weather, what is going on in Morzine, what we and our staff have been getting up to, new additions to our team and new scrummy menus!