Morzine, France – 10 Best Things To Do At This Fun Resort

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Morzine is relatively unknown, compared to some other French resorts. But its easy access, along with its genuine ambiance make it a fantastic choice for a winter getaway. Feel the connection to 650 km (403.9 miles) of ski runs in the Portes du Soleil ski region, with each run a unique experience in itself.

But wait, you’re not a skier? Fear not, the resort in Morzine and the surrounding area has plenty to offer. In addition to several enticing bars, cafés, and restaurants, there is an aquatic center, night tobogganing, and an ice rink, while the aged streets are lined with fashionable shops.

1. Winter walking

Have fun snowshoeing!
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Winter walking or snowshoeing is usually done according to the fitness level of each individual, but your first winter walk should not be too difficult. Snowshoe excursions will offer spectacular views of the mountains and the surrounding resort area. Night snowshoeing is particularly spectacular, as you wind through this winter wonderland.

Snowshoeing in Morzine, France

Address: Morzine - Avoriaz Resort

Website: List of Snowshoeing services in Morzine

2. Helicopter tours

Exhilaration from above
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Enjoy the mesmerizing sights and panoramic views as you fly over glaciers, alpine forests, mountain tops, and the Morzine resort area. Experience an exhilarating helicopter tour for a different activity that will thrill you and your family.

Helicopter Tour

Address: Morzine Ski Resort

Website: Morzine Helicopter Tour

3. Husky dog sled rides

The exhilarating outdoors
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This is a fantastic family activity or something to do if you want to rest your ski legs. Enjoy the resort area in a completely unconventional way as you ‘mush’ your team of husky dogs along the many miles of groomed trails. You will be in charge of your own sled and tandem of frisky husky dogs as you steer them along woodland pathways, next to the gorgeous mountains. You are now ready to enjoy the mountains with an amazing winter activity, so it’s best to reserve your team and sled as soon as you arrive at the resort.

Husky Dog Sled Rides

Contact: Call +33 (0) 6 80 93 26 20 (Mr. Bechet) or +33 (0) 6 77 82 09 45 (Mr. Gloanec)

Website: Husky Dog Sled Rides

4. Night skiing

Avoriaz by night - panoramio
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After the sun sets and the ski slopes slowly begin to close, it’s usually time to return to the villa for a warming drink and a little comradery with fellow skiers, but now you can experience a completely new environment, for skiing. If you are looking for a unique skiing adventure, you must try night skiing. The floodlit mountain slopes will provide you the opportunity to squeeze in a few more runs but be sure you always ski with a buddy when it gets dark – it’s safer and more fun. The ski resorts in France are becoming more and more equipped for nighttime skiing and Morzine is well ahead of the curve.

Night Skiing

Address: Stade du Pleney, Morzine

Website: Night Skiing in Morzine

5. Segway wheeling

Segway
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The Segway is an electric scooter with two wheels that provides mobility in a new, fun, and unique manner. It is a one-person electric vehicle with two wheels, which will transport you and the family around the resort area, at your own leisurely pace. Now you can enjoy this unusual method of transportation on the mountains, in Morzine. To drive the Segway you use your own body movements: leaning forward will advance and lean back to slow down. And to steer, just turn your body in the direction you want to go.

Segway Wheeling

Contact: Tel: +33 (0) 9 72 45 38 16

Website: Segway Wheeling

6. Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling
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Snowmobiles are an exceptional way to discover Morzine, as you escape into the woods and blast around the empty snow fields. It is a fun and exciting activity to participate in, especially as the sun sets and darkness descends. Darting around on a Skidoo, enjoying the landscape and the empty mountains, gives you a whole new perception of Morzine. Snowmobiles are a great way to explore the area, particularly as you get to drive them when the resort is at its quietest.

Snowmobiling

Address: Route d'Avoriaz | near Morzine | 74110

Website: Snowmobiling in Morzine

7. Swimming

Swimming
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Swimming is always great fun, especially for the entire family. In Morzine, you have several choices of swimming pools to go to. At the Parc des Dereches, you can enjoy the children’s paddling pool and the large indoor pool, open all year. Also accessible during the summer are two outdoor pools, a bouncy castle, a waterslide, and a shallow training pool.

Swimming

Contact: Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 79 01 69

Website: Swimming in Morzine

8. Shopping

Shopping
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Odds are, during your stay, you will have a bad weather day. Take a break from activities and spend a family day shopping in Morzine and the surrounding area. Although many people wouldn’t really think of Morzine as a center for shopping, the town claims some excellent shops. As one would expect from a primarily outdoor activities resort, there are plenty of active-wear stores where you can purchase some of the top snowboard, ski, and mountaineering brands but there are also some other fashionable clothing stores, as well.

Shopping in Morzine

Website: List of shops and services

9. The Morzine Parc des Dérêches Sports Center

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The Morzine Parc des Dérêches sports center offers a wide range of family-friendly activities, for both winter and summer. The loungers and grassy park make for a great spot to work on your tan, read a book, or catch up with friends. Additional facilities include a children’s playground, street hockey rink, tennis courts, walking trails, fitness classes, climbing walls, a horse riding center, basketball courts, a skateboard park, and tree climbing and zip line adventure park.

The Morzine Parc des Dérêches Sports Center

Address: 502 Route du Palais des Sports, 74110 Morzine, France

Website: Parc des Dereches, Morzine

10. Experience Igloo Village

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The Igloo Village in this resort area brings you a fantastic spectacle of ice caves, that could have tumbled directly out of a fairytale. Beautiful and unique, the Igloo Village is an annual event for guests and locals of the Morzine-Avoriaz resort area.

Igloo Village

Address: Place du Téléphérique, 74110 Morzine, France

Website: Igloo Village

Neverending fun and interesting things to do

This concludes ten of the many available activities in the Morzine-Avoriaz Resort area. Although most of these things to do are winter activities, this is only the tip of the “activity iceberg” - there are so many more activities for both winter and summer.

This is a perfect destination for families, the young, and the elderly so book now - this exceptionally fun destination is waiting for you!

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