A quick guide to Morzine (winter & summer)

We love Morzine so much we can’t stop talking about the place, plus there’s so much to say!  For those who don’t know, Morzine, nestled in the Portes du Soleil area of the Savoy Alps, is a traditional French alpine village whose friendly locals (Morzinois) have been welcoming visitors, winter and summer, for over a century. And this charming village has served Simply Morzine well for nearly a quarter of that time! Only 75km from Geneva Airport (about an hour and 15 minutes in our minibuses), Morzine is easy to reach from the UK and Ireland. Whether you’re planning a short ski break, a full week or perhaps a longer stay in one of our apartments, Morzine works well.  The Morzinois have invested in world class winter and summer facilities to make our town a great choice for experiencing all that an alpine holiday in France can offer, whatever the season.  With its pretty chalets, independent local shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, Morzine is packed full of authentic Savoyarde atmosphere and offers plenty of things to do in both the winter and summer seasons – making it an extremely popular alpine holiday destination.

Winter ski holidays in Morzine

When most people think Morzine they probably think skiing or snowboarding. That’s because Morzine is a leading resort for just this. During the ski season, Simply Morzine guests can explore the full range of the massive Portes de Soleil ski and snowboard area across France and Switzerland, thanks to excellent links to Avoriaz and beyond via Super Morzine or Les Prodains. For those who rather stay closer to Morzine, you’ll find a great variety of treelined pistes in the popular, scenic Morzine-Les Gets ski area, normally accessed by the Pleney Gondola. Excellent, reliable snow conditions coupled with state of the art snowmaking facilities ensure skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the extensive and varied pistes throughout the whole ski season, from early December until late April.  Morzine-Avoriaz boasts a tremendous snow record and is the ideal ski holiday destination.

Summer family activity holidays in Morzine

Could a trip to Morzine in the summer be the hidden gem of family holidays? If you’re looking for a brilliant summer activity holiday in the French Alps for all ages and interests, Morzine is the perfect base for a variety of family-friendly adventure activities, whilst enjoying our luxury accommodation.  From canyoning to walking, mountain biking to swimming, tennis to paragliding, there’s plenty to choose from with our Simply Morzine activity programme – no matter what your age, interest or adrenaline level.  We think one of the best things about a summer holiday in Morzine is the fantastic Multi Pass, with the list of things to do for all the family near-endless. The Multi Pass is either free or discounted with your Simply Morzine holiday. Prefer simply relaxing and enjoying the alpine scenery?  Morzine offers a wide choice of more restful things to do such as exploring local heritage, sightseeing, walking, or why not just relax under the warm summer sun.

Morzine events and entertainment

Summer or winter, you’ll find a lively and varied programme of events to keep you entertained during your holiday in Morzine.  The ski season begins with the Rock on Snowboard Tour in Avoriaz.  Christmas and the New Year in the Alps are always special, and Morzine puts on Christmas concerts, festive markets and live music, and of course spectacular fireworks to welcome in the New Year.  The famous Rock The Pistes Music Festival takes place throughout the Portes de Soleil in March. Snowboxx is a decent electronic music festival also staged in Avoriaz in the spring. In Morzine, the Basscamp DJs at the bottom of the Pleney never fail to kick of the après ski. Over the summer, the Morzine events programme offers professional cycling races (including the Etape du Tour and Tour de France on some years), jazz, the Mont Blanc Motor Rally, Spartan Race Morzine and, on alternate years, the infamous Morzine Days, when the Harley Davison owners club descend on Morzine. Not to be missed! Morzine is also well known for laying on plenty of creative and magical events for children in the summer months.

We hope this blog gives a quick snapshot of Morzine as a holiday destination in winter and summer. If you want to find out more and discuss anything Morzine holiday related, please get in touch. The Simply Morzine team look forward to welcoming you on your ski or summer activity holiday in Morzine soon, where we’re on hand to offer the best information, including organising activities, help with piste maps, weather reports, snow forecasts – the list goes on!

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