Even though a winter ski holiday in Morzine will predominantly be about hitting the slopes, there is actually a huge variety of thrilling activities and attractions to keep the family entertained and engaged throughout the vacation. |
If there is a time that you or your children do not feel like skiing, try your hand at any of these alternative activities.
Night Sledging - This magical and thrilling activity sees you don a head-torch and hurtle down the Pleney at high speeds under the stars.
Husky Sledging - Huskies are beautiful animals and being whisked through the snow thanks to their hard work is an unforgettable experience (especially for animal lovers). In addition to being close to these huskies, this activity also provides lovely views of the surrounding area.
Igloo Dining - This will be one family meal that the kids will never forget! Embark on an enchanting moonlit snowshoe walk before arriving at a pretty igloo nestled amongst the trees. Step inside, get cosy and enjoy fondue in an incredibly unique and fun setting. In my opinion, no ski holiday in Morzine is complete without this activity.
Parapenting - Soar through the Morzine air in a colourful parachute with a terrific parapenting experience. In addition to the adrenaline-inducing experience of leaping off the side of a mountain with a guide, this also boasts unparalleled views of Portes du Soleil.
Swimming - Swimming can be a great option if you become tired of skiing or any of the other intense activities. There is a children’s splash pool, shallow pool and deep full-length pool to choose from, and the adjacent sauna can be fantastic if you have aching muscles from skiing.
Ice Hockey - Be sure to check out Morzine’s local team play at the Palais des Sport - the kids are sure to love the electric atmosphere and fast-paced action. It is hard not to get caught up in the excitement, plus you can also enjoy a hot dog and beer for an authentic experience.
Snowmobiling - Taking place once the slopes have closed and the sun goes down, guided snowmobiling is a great way to explore Morzine and weave through the woods and snow-covered fields. The kids can either drive themselves (the area is reserved for skidoos and you can go at your own pace), or they can jump on the back of your vehicle.
Snow Biking - Tear down the empty slopes once the pistes have closed and the sun begins to set with a brilliant snow biking experience. These bicycles have much larger wheels to enable you to traverse the snow, so you can either race down the slopes or go at a leisurely pace and take in the views.
Helicopter Ride - I always think that a family holiday should end with a big highlight, and you will be hard pushed to find a better highlight than a helicopter ride over Portes du Soleil. In addition to the excitement of being in a chopper, the entire family is sure to be in awe of the amazing views that you get up in the clouds above the mountains.
How to Get There
The quickest and easiest way to reach Morzine is to fly into Geneva from London. This takes just 90 minutes and there are around 200 flights scheduled each week by six airlines. The resort is roughly an hour away by road, so you will want to book a Shuttle Direct transfer to guarantee a safe and reliable passage. We can even take your gear for no added charge (advise at the time of booking).
A ski holiday in Morzine does not have to revolve entirely around skiing. This excellent family-friendly resort has many other activities and ones that are suitable for all ages and tastes.
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