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31 Oct

Why You Should Head to Morzine This Winter

The picturesque Alpine town of Morzine, nestled in a gorge within the Portes du Soleil ski area, is home to one of the world’s leading ski resorts.

From the pick of the slopes, all the way through to apres-ski, we have put together some of the best bits the town has to offer to get you ready for a fantastic winter break.

These are some of the reasons why you should head to Morzine this winter

Enjoy Easy Access to the Slopes

Morzine is located just an hour and 15-minute drive from Geneva airport, which means you can be navigating the slopes by lunchtime!

Quick and easy transfer links can be arranged from various locations, making Morzine ski resort the perfect short-term escape.

Discover Invigorating Pistes for all Abilities

Whether you are a hardened seasonaire or an intrepid beginner, Morzine has it covered.

Learners can find their feet on the gentler green and blue slopes and a covered ‘magic carpet’ takes skiers back to the top without having to deal with tricky ski lifts.

Avoriaz offers tougher territory for intermediate skiers.  For the thrill-seekers, the Swiss Wall is one of the steepest black runs in the Alps!

Stay in Some of the Finest Accomodation

When it comes to booking accommodation in Morzine, there is certainly no shortage of choice.

One Snow Candy chalet offers the opportunity to ski back to the chalet.  The other chalets are located just 5 minutes from Morzine centre, making them perfect place if you want to be first on the ski lifts in the morning.

Sip champagne in your very own hot tub and take in the picturesque views.

Morzine ski lift with blue sky and scattered clouds

Explore Morzine’s Rich History

Morzine has over 1000 years of history and has been visited by skiers since the Edwardian times.

In 1181, Morzine was a Monastic grange of the Cistercian Monastery of Saint-Jean-d’Aulps. Despite developing into a thriving ski resort, Morzine has kept a lot of its historical charm and makes a scenic setting to go for a stroll to take in the picturesque architecture.

Dance the Night Away at Morzine’s Eclectic Apres-Ski Scene

The weekend is the perfect time to let your hair down and enjoy a drink or three.

If a decent happy hour, fancy dress and endless shots are your idea of a good time, then The Cavern Apres-Ski bar is the place for you. Open till 2am, this late-night spot is a hedonist’s heaven.

For those looking for a quieter, more sophisticated evening,The Wine Bar offers luxurious dining and drinking under a vaulted stone ceiling.

Take Part in Activities Away from the Slopes

Even if skiing’s not your thing, Morzine won’t disappoint.

Morzine boasts an extensive swimming complex with a 25 meter pool, a plunge pool and a kids area. Perfect for when the weather’s not on your side.

For those in need of some pampering after hitting the slopes, there are plenty of spas around Morzine, such as the Dahu Hotel, famous for luxurious massages and healthy treats.

If you still fancy a burst of adrenaline, sledging is a fun, family friendly and free alternative to skiing.

For the dare-devils out there, night sledging sessions are available from the top of the Pleney. Imagine zooming down the mountain with nothing but a head torch!

With a wealth of activities on offer, quick and easy transfer links and pistes for all, Morzine makes an enticing winter destination.

So, you’ve decided on the resort, now it’s time to book your transfer and your accommodation!

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