7 great things to do in Morzine away from the slopes
We all know Morzine as one of the top resorts in the French Alps for skiing and snowboarding. A holiday in the Portes du Soleil, however, doesn’t have to be spent on the slopes all day every day. Away from the slopes, there are so many other great things to do in Morzine in winter to keep you and your little ones entertained – in fact, you don’t have to ski at all to have a great holiday here!
Read on to discover OVO Network’s top recommendations of things to do in Morzine for non-skiers.
Skijoëring is a unique sport which you should try at least once in your life! A traditional sport, it combines a love of skiing and horse riding in Morzine, in that it involves being towed on your skis around a snowy track behind a horse. The Skijoëring team guide you and the horses around a mixture of groomed trails of varying levels. With packages for different skiing abilities available, you don’t have to be an expert skier to get out and give it a try!
The swimming facilities in Morzine are second to none. The fabulous Parc des Dérêches in Morzine itself is extensive, with no less than eight pools! And that’s not all. In neighbouring Avoriaz, you will find Aquariaz, a heated aquatic paradise with fun for all the family. Whether you’re looking to let the kids burn off some energy, or want to stretch your muscles out with a few lengths, there’s something for all tastes in Morzine.
Who doesn’t love taking a bit of ‘me time’ on their holiday? With several relaxing spas to choose from you can get a soothing facial or massage, or simply chill out in a sauna or quiet pool. Get our top recommendations for spas in the French Alps in our Spa Guide.
View our beautiful chalets in Morzine
Ice skating in Morzine
Nothing quite says ‘winter wonderland’ like taking a few turns on the ice under the stars. Kids and adults will love the indoor and outdoor rinks at the Parc des Dérêches in Morzine, as well as the quaint open-air rink in nearby Les Gets. Take a look at our Ice Skating post to see our other favourite ice rinks in the French Alps.
You don’t have to be a die-hard fan to have a great night out at a game of ice hockey! Watching The Pingouins, Morzine’s ice hockey team and one of the best in their division, is a must. Wrap up warm, grab an early dinner and head down to the Palais du Sport for an exciting, action-packed evening. Tickets are very reasonably priced and can be bought at the door or from the tourist office.
Scuba diving might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of things to do on your ski holiday, but ice diving in the waters of Lac Montriond is an experience like no other.
Cross country skiing
While this sport is definitely performed on skis, it is a completely different experience to the more common alpine skiing. Whether you are simply looking for another fun way to explore the beautiful surroundings, or want a proper work-out, cross-country skiing in Morzine is definitely something to try.
So there you have it, some great ideas to keep you and your family entertained on a winter holiday in Morzine. But it doesn’t stop there. For those who haven’t experienced the Alps in summer, rest assured that there is at least as much fun to be had over the warmer months. From family friendly hikes or a round of golf at altitude to epic mountain biking and road cycling, Morzine has so much to offer. Check out our Morzine summer page for more ideas of things to do in Morzine in summer.