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16 Winter Activities In Morzine That You’ll Love

Fri March 10, 2023

Morzine is a winter wonderland tucked away in the French Alps and boasts a variety of activities during the winter months. From tobogganing down the slopes at night to a soothing massage in the comfort of your chalet, this alpine gem offers a smorgasbord of winter adventures for all. We’ve listed details of the most popular winter activities near our chalets in Morzine.

1. Walking & Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great way to see the mountains. You can truly find yourself in another world, with nothing but the sound of a marmot scurrying in the undergrowth and maybe a mountain spring trickling by. It is possible to hire snowshoes and explore the local area, although for safety’s sake, we recommend booking a session with a guide who will take you to their favourite spots.

2. Night Tobogganing

Kids and adults alike will love this 4 km night-time adventure down the steeper slopes in Pleney. Sledges and head-torches are supplied, and a guide will ensure that maximum enjoyment is achieved whilst staying safe. You'll love it! (Children aged 8-11 must go on a sledge with an adult.)

3. Snowmobile/Ski-Doo

Snowmobiling in Morzine is the ultimate thrill for adrenaline seekers. As you rev up your snowmobile's engine and navigate the pristine alpine trails, you'll feel the rush of the cold wind on your face and the freedom of exploring the winter wonderland behind your guide. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a first-time adventurer, snowmobiling in Morzine offers an unforgettable experience, and the opportunity to see the area in a whole new light.

4. Tobogganing

There is a small part of the piste to the left of the Pleney cable car near the winter playground which is reserved for sledging. It is gentle enough to keep young children happy and there is ample room at the bottom for general snow play. Older children (8 years and up) might enjoy the night-time adventure down the steeper Pleney slopes (see Night Tobogganing above).

5. Paragliding

Want to try something different? Soaring high above the winter wonderland of Morzine, tandem paragliding with an experienced instructor is a magical experience where the only sounds are the gentle rustle of your parachute and the whisper of the wind. As you launch from the snowy peaks, you'll be greeted with breath-taking panoramic views of the French Alps.

6. Ice Diving

For a totally different sensation on your Morzine ski holiday, you can experience pure escapism beneath the surface of the ice in the nearby Lac de Montriond. Attached to a rope (so you are safe!) you explore the fantastic ice formations and discover the unique underwater ambience. All equipment (including warm dry suit!) is provided, and full training before your dive and guiding under the ice is included.

7. Ice Skating

Morzine has an open-air ice rink next to the outdoor swimming pool. Skates are available to hire and you can take lessons if you wish. They also have a specific Kidzone for younger children. For those who prefer to spectate, the French national champion figure skaters often train there and on Saturday nights the Premiere Hockey league team the 'Morzine Penguins' play matches.

8. Indoor Climbing Wall

There is an indoor climbing wall in the sports hall, with instructors on hand who can initiate the beginners or offer advice to intermediate/advanced climbers. It is essential to book a session the day before.

9. Ice Climbing

During the colder months of the winter, many of the waterfalls in the surrounding area freeze and provide the perfect opportunity for an extreme workout and adrenaline rush. This is an incomparable experience and something that not everyone in your office can say they’ve ever done. Trips are organised by Cameleon, who know all the best locations, they can supply all the required equipment.

10. Winter Adventure Playground

ESF offers a snow kindergarten for children above 3 years old who can’t yet ski on the pistes. It is a great way to introduce them to playing on the snow, wearing skis and boots, and starting to slide around. When the weather is unsuitable for children to be out all day there are indoor games and activities organised for them. Children can be left in their care for full or half days and food can be supplied or packed lunches taken.

11. Slate Workshop

A local slate miner explains the various techniques and the history of slate mining in Morzine which dates back two centuries.

12. Husky Dog Sleigh Ride

 Dog sledding in Morzine offers a unique way to explore the snowy beauty of the French Alps. Guided by a team of eager huskies, you'll glide through breathtaking landscapes. This adventure is a must-try for families and friends seeking an unforgettable experience in the mountains.

13. Cinema

Morzine's cinema offers a selection of films in both French and English. Look out for "VO," which stands for 'Version Originale,' indicating the film will be in its original language, sometimes with French subtitles. It's not just a cinematic experience; it's a fun way to immerse yourself in the local language.

14. Massage Therapists

Mountain Rehab provides a convenient mobile massage service right in the comfort of your chalet bedroom. Their certified therapists offer a range of massages and treatments designed to rejuvenate you during your stay. You can schedule appointments at your convenience. Whether you need relief for tired muscles or a rejuvenating experience, their expert masseurs have you covered, ensuring you look and feel your best for your holiday. They also offer manicures, facials, body treatments and waxing. For a complete list of treatments and prices, please ask your Chalet Host.

15. The Morzine Cheese Dairy

Nicolas Baud abandoned law for a course in cheese making and returned to Morzine and converted the basement of the family shop into a cheese dairy and maturing cellar. Working with the dairy farmers of the village, he produces the traditional alpine cheeses of the area, Tomme, Reblochon and Abondance. He receives visitors twice a week to participate in the making of cheese (Wednesday and Thursday at 9am, free of charge); otherwise visitors are welcome every afternoon from 3pm to 7pm.

16. Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride

Horse drawn sleigh rides are available around the village of Avoriaz which sits above Morzine. As Avoriaz is a car-free zone, the sleighs operate as taxis. A perfect way to spend an afternoon is to take the children up in the Prodains cable car to meet the rest of your party for lunch at one of the exceptional restaurants, admire the view and relax afterwards in a horse drawn sleigh under the warmth of a thick sheepskin blanket. Then catch the cable car back down and finish the day off waiting for the others at the bottom with a delicious hot chocolate.

Planning Your Activities in Morzine

Please be aware that there are multiple companies offering these activities, so we recommend discussing the specifics with your Chalet Host once you're in the resort. For any extreme sporting activities, we strongly advise verifying your insurance policy to confirm that you are covered to participate.

If you haven’t already booked your ski holiday, our luxury catered chalets in Morzine offer a unique blend of dedicated service and enviable central locations, not to mention private hot tubs, balconies with breath-taking views and roaring log fires.

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