3 Great Reasons To Leave Your Chalet In Morzine

Submitted by: Liz Olkowicz

With the charm, luxury and cosiness offered by your catered chalet in Morzine, it wouldn t be surprising if you wanted to stay inside and just enjoy the snowy beauty of this alpine wonder through a picture window with a mug of steaming cup of chocolate.

It would be a shame though. Outside your catered chalet, Morzine has plenty of attractions to offer its guests to make their Alpine holiday a wonderful one – great scenery, delicious food, adrenaline-pumping sports or just interesting attractions.

The minute you arrive at your catered chalet, Morzine greets you with a vast array of possibilities to fill every moment of your holiday; whether you re up for speed and excitement, or intend to focus more on restful recreation. This is why many travellers, whether alone or with friends and family, find it the perfect holiday location.

Skiing And Snowboarding


First and foremost, there s skiing, skiing and skiing. Your catered chalet in Morzine puts you right in the heart of what is known as the largest connected ski area in all of Europe – Portes du Soleil. With 650 kilometres (404 miles) of pistes spanning France and Switzerland, 240 kilometres (148 miles) of cross-country ski trails, 200 kilometres (125 miles) of snowshoe trails, fifty peaks and 208 interconnected ski lifts connecting summit to summit, the choices for skiing and snowboarding alone may make deciding what to do first quite difficult.

For beginners, chances are you will find some of the best trails for new skiers not very far from your catered chalet. Morzine offers some of the best nursery slopes, as well as some of the most conscientious instructors who will ensure a wonderful learning experience so students can acquire the basics thoroughly and safely.

Intermediate and expert skiers will want to go to Avoriaz, the car-free sister resort set in the rocky steep cliffs high above Morzine. Transportation is readily available practically from the doorstep of your catered chalet in Morzine. Once you get there, you will find a variety of ski runs to choose from based on your temperament and skill level; from lovely blue runs perfect for finding your legs, to more demanding reds, and even exciting black runs for the expert who is eager for a steep challenge.

Other Snow Activities

If skiing is not your cup of tea, or for the days you re just not in the mood for it, there are still many options for a great time outside your catered chalet. Morzine and its surroundings, including the wonderful powdery snow, can be enjoyed in other ways. Go night sledding through the forest trails, or rent a snowmobile to explore. You can even take a sleigh ride through the town, and then skate on the outdoor skating rink.

Historical and Cultural Tours

If history and culture are on top of your agenda, a tour through the town s age-old attractions will make for a fun-filled day outside your catered chalet. Morzine, being a 200-year old quaint town that has retained its old-world charm, has no shortage of sights including the Morzine Cheese Dairy, La Falaise de la Vall e des Ardoisi res (a working slate quarry) and more.

Drop by the Office de Tourisme right in the centre of town on Rue de Bourg on the main road and pick up a handy pamphlet for your exploration, or take a tour with official Savoyard guides who can take you through the town s evolution throughout the centuries.

About the Author: Liz Olkowicz is the Business Development Manager for Ski and Summer Morzine, a Morzine Tour Operator, based in Weybridge in Surrey offering tailor-made holidays in a catered chalet, Morzine. (


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