Morzine

Morzine


Altitude 1000m

Population around 3000

Nearest Airports:

  • Geneva : 75 minutes
  • Chambery : 2 hrs
  • Grenoble : 3 hrs
  • Lyon : 3 hrs

The heart of the Portes du Soleil ski domaine

A busy traditional French Alpine town and an important central hub for the surrounding areas with access to 650km of snow park with 49 ski lifts and 64 slopes for all abilities in the close proximity of the Morzine – Les Gets sector. Excellent Winter and Summer location for skiing, hiking, walking and mountain biking. Geneva airport 75 mins and Lake Geneva 30 mins by car for all summer watersports activities.

Situated in a Valley the Town is surrounded by stunning Alpine scenery of picturesque forests and snow covered mountain summits. The traditional Savoyard way of life in this thriving market town is leisurely and at the same time offers all the unique Alpine cafes, restaurants, bars and shops associated with a winter ski and summer outdoor activity resort.


Winter:

In winter the area is a superb centre for accessing the 650kms of marked out Pistes for all levels of skiers and snowboarders and off-piste powder runs for the more adventurous . There are miles of open spaces and snowy tracks through the forests to be explored on Cross Country Skis or Snowshoes to arrive at one of the many mountain Restaurants for an Alpine feast in the winter sunshine or warming by an open log fire. The town has facilities for all interests.

Winter activities:-

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross country skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Paragliding
  • Snow shoeing
  • Dog Sledding

Winter activities include:-

  • The Morzine – Les Gets sector skiing: 49 ski lifts and 64 slopes (9 black, 27 red, 23 blue, 5 green)
  • Winter Sports: hire outlets for all activities
  • Ski Schools: for all ages and abilities
  • Ice rinks: World Class undercover ice rink and open air rink on the Town Square.
  • Swimming: Olympic size pool and swimming complex
  • Paragliding Centre: Morzine is renowned for paragliding and major events are often held here. Courses are offered at the ‘Parapente’ school in Morzine or take a flight with an instructor.
  • Indiana Aventures: Night time sledging, snow shoe walks & lots more.

Summer:

Morzine nestling between the mountains is perfectly situated for a Summer adventure, once the snow has melted the mountains become an oversized activity centre with activities for the whole family. The runs and paths between the tree lined slopes turn into mountain bike trails and iconic cycling cols. The mountain routes a pleasure to walk and hike. The forests provide tree top adventures, the melting snow perfect water rafting.

Summer activities:

  • Road cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking and hiking
  • Canyoning
  • White Water Rafting
  • Paragliding
  • Swimming
  • Ice Skating
  • Tennis
  • Tree top adventures
  • Paint ball
  • Laser Game

Summer Sports:

  • Hire outlets for all activities including Mountain and Road Bike Hire.
  • Mountain biking: A mecca for the mountain biker the area is famous for the permanent downhill course and the numerous trails suitable for all abilities and accessible from the ski lifts. The Porte du Soleil circuit, has access to 650 km of pistes and mountain bike trails.
  • Walking and hiking: the routes vary from easy to strenuous in the spectacular mountains.
  • Canyoning: A great adventure for all the family.
  • White Water Rafting: The River Dranse offers a truly fabulous white water trip.
  • Paragliding: Morzine is renowned for paragliding and major events are often held here. You can join a course at the ‘parapente’ school in Morzine and learn to fly yourself or take a 25 minute flight with an instructor.
  • Swimming, Skating and Tennis: Olympic sized outside swimming pool, with adjoining children’s pool and a separate play pool for the young ones. There is also a water slide and plunge pool. World class Ice Rink.
  • Parks with Tennis Courts and picnic areas.
  • Indiana Aventures: Tree top adventures, Paint ball, Laser Game, Speleo & lots more.

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