Morzine is the perfect location for a fantastic skiing holiday. It combines the aesthetics of a traditional and pretty Savoyarde market town with that of a first class ski resort and it is suitable for families, large groups and couples alike. Moreover it is situated in the heart of the Portes du Soleil,one of the largest linked ski areas in the world. Morzine is dominated by attractive chalet-style buildings, spread across a river gorge, bordered by partially wooded slopes allowing skiing and boarding even in poor weather conditions.
Morzine enjoys the advantage of a micro-climate created by its proximity to Mont Blanc and is also directly linked to the snow-sure resort of Avoriaz. There are plenty of shops with souvenirs, skis and boards to hire or buy, supermarkets, delicatessens, ski clothes, quality brand name shops, pottery, arts and crafts. Morzine can be as busy or sedate as you would wish – pavement cafes serve café au lait and light snacks, restaurants serve traditional savoyarde and contemporary dishes and nightclubs stay open until 5am. In addition there is an ice skating rink with a top class ice hockey team for you to watch. There’s even an Indian restaurant for those who can’t miss their weekly curry!
There are activities in Morzine other than skiing and snowboarding. Tandem paragliding with a trained instructor will give you a better view of the mountains than any skier or boarder – and, arguably, a better rush of adrenalin. Should you wish to keep your feet on the ground however, a snow shoe excursion will again take you to places that skiers and boarders have never been. Other available activities include:- tobogganing, dog sled rides, hot air ballooning, helicopter rides, ice diving, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing or just simply long walks in the Pont d’Areche.