With their roofs covered in slate and their perforated balconies, the Morzinois chalets are possessed of the typical charm of mountain constructions and form a delightful village under thick layers of snow.
In the centre of the Portes du Soleil, you depart from Morzine’s centre on skis to get to Avoriaz, Les Gets or the rest of the area. Non-skiers can, in turn, discover the surrounding area in snowshoes, fly over the valley paragliding, relax during a week dedicated to one’s wellbeing, or try the new aquatic centre.
Street shows, concerts, shows for kids: after a day on the slopes, the streets of Morzine are stirring, the terraces are full, and restaurants are open for friendly and gourmet evenings. They often end at the Sports Center whose heart beats to the rhythm of the matches of the ‘Penguins’, the local hockey team, which plays in the Magnus league.
With a strong sense of hospitality handed down from generation to generation, Morzine combines the sense of tradition, authenticity and simplicity with the dynamism of a resort that’s bursting with life, day and night.
A river runs through the middle, the Dranse, and all around, on the two sides of the valley, Morzine in the summer looks like a torrent, sporting in places, but calmer when taken at large.
The heart of the skiing area with its 650 km of slopes becomes, once the snow has melted, many mountain bike trails, Morzine is paradise for mountain bikers, with its mountain biking schools, its arranged accommodation, its champions of the discipline who are based at the resort... That being said, non-cyclists aren’t left out, since the village is a departure point for sporting or family hikes, like the tour of the Dents Blanches, and offers all sorts of adrenaline charged activities: canyoning, via ferrata, paragliding...
For fans of the more relaxed rhythm of life, Morzine also offers more relaxing holidays, devoting a week to your well-being ("Morzine likes to take care of you") by learning about yoga, tai chi, or the afghan walking technique.
In the middle of the summer, elves and fairies invade the heart of the village for the World of Morzna, an entirely free festival which captures the imagination of the little ones.